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WEATHER IN FLORIDA: Orlando experiences sunny weather all year round, typically
between 55-90*F, in its humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures can be
very hot and thunderstorms are common between May and September, they tend to
be short but heavy. Hurricane watch is between June and November.
SHOPPING IN FLORIDA: Orlando has some amazing shopping malls! Our favourites are Premium
Outlets on International Drive and Mall @ Millenia. Don’t forget to add on 6 ½%
sales tax onto the price of your items and don’t forget your coupon book if
shopping at Premium Outlets! You can find these at the Customer Service desk! Also, a big shopping HOT TIP……if you travel
a little further North from Orlando to Altamonte Springs you will find
Altamonte Mall where you will find cheaper prices on your goods as it is out of
the Orlando “Tourist Trap”! You will
also find International Plaza in Tampa Bay where the prices are a little
DISNEY…. DRIVING TO AND PARKING: Driving to Disney can be an issue as the traffic tends to be
so busy, especially in peak season! Our HOT TIP to avoid this is to drive along
the 429, which intersects the 192 and then follow the signs to Apopka. This
road is a toll road and is not signposted to Disney, but if you take the 1st
exit off the 429 you will arrive at Disney quicker than the usual route! Parking at Disney can be expensive, depending on how many
days you are planning to spend there! Our top tip to avoid paying the $15.00 a
day parking fee is to park at Downtown Disney (which is free!) and use the
courtesy shuttle service to the parks!
VIRGIN CHECK IN: If you are flying with Virgin Atlantic our HOT TIP is to
check in at Downtown Disney for your return flight home! On the morning of your
departure go to the Westside area of Downtown Disney (in the valet area for
Cirque Du Soleil) between 08.15 – 13.00, you must bring your E Ticket,
passports and all checked in luggage. This service cost $12.00 per person and
it is well worth the cost as you can get rid of your luggage and make the most
of your last day!