Tuesday 10 December 2019

Ask the Expert: Any new tips for our family trip to Orlando?

Fun in Florida

Fun spot orlando
Fun spot orlando

Mark Evans

Orlando is the entertainment capital of the world, so choice won't be a problem - it's all about cramming in as much fun as possible into a week or two.

If you're booking your theme park tickets in advance (and it pays to), and spending €575 or over, Attraction Tickets Direct has an offer for readers of up to $100 per family ($25pp) of gift vouchers for one of Orlando's nicest family hangouts, Fun Spot, pictured above (see www.fun-spot.com/orlando).

Fun Spot has a wooden rollercoaster, go karts, bumper boats and, having been there in the past, I can vouch that big queues aren't a problem, maximising the fun.

See attractionticketsdirect.ie for more.

For something different, why not try indoor skydiving?

It's conveniently located near Universal Studios, and again I loved it - it's suitable for kids too. it costs from $99.95pp for four flights (iflyworld.com/orlando).

If you'd prefer to let someone else do the flying, then soar into the skies in a vintage biplane (open cockpit and all) over Florida.

And prices aren't steep - from $69 plus tax per person for a 15-minute trip - and on the ground, there's a fantastic museum (fantasyofflight.com).

Finally, there's nothing like an airboat ride to see alligators up close. Check out evergladestours.com for a visit to the friendly centre at Sawgrass Recreation Park.

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