Orlando Florida has become one of the top travel destinations in the world. Wait a minute you say. How can a town in central Florida be a destination for travelers all over the world? The answer is simple and I'm sure know what it is....its Disney World!

Over the next several posts we are going to look at several aspects of Orlando Florida and all the things you can do while vacationing in the Orlando area. I have been to Orlando several times and stayed at various places, including the Disney hotels, and went to all of the major attractions.

To start with, unless you live within a 6 or 8 hour drive I highly recommend you fly into Orlando International Airport. The airport code for Orlando International Airport is MCO. Of course prices will vary depending upon your departure location, but I will tell you now that the airlines prices have come down and if you do your homework you can get a good deal on your tickets. Check out this early post on how to save money on your airfare. Even flying into MCO is nice. It's a clean airport that has well manicured and attractive grounds. You will take a tram once you deplane to the main terminal to pick up your luggage. This tram will remind you of the mono-rail at Disney World. I suggest you click the OneTravel.com box on the right hand side of this blog to get your ticket pricing. Just click the Flights Tab or the Flights Button once you are on their site and enter your home airport code and MCO as your destination airport. There is a promotion on that site now to save $10 per airline ticket (this should be automatic when you book through the banner; if not the coupon code is ORLANDO10).

Rent your car in advance so that you can arrange to pick it up at the airport. You can rent all types of vehicles from compact cars to mini-vans to SUV's. Unless you absolutely have to have the more expensive vehicle I would go for a full size sedan. You can usually Find Cheap Rental Cars at OneTravel.com. Book a Car Today! I have always found Orlando pretty easy to navigate, and I'm not the best navigator just ask my wife, but you will encounter some toll roads so be prepared for that.

Ok, so next up we will look at lodging in the Orlando area, including some options on Disney property and Universal Studios property. You will find with lodging that you can spend as much or as little as you like it's just going to be a matter of what type of arrangements are going to meet your needs.

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