Give the Gift of Travel to the Theme Park Capital of the World This Holiday Season


Orlando is an ideal winter destination; there’s sun, fun and something for everyone. Escape to the Sunshine State this holiday season and get ready to make some long-lasting memories. Whether you’re searching for a great present for the kids or flying solo to give yourself the gift of some “me time” during a hectic season, you’ll have no shortage of entertainment options available in the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Thanksgiving in Orlando

Deciding whose house to meet at for Thanksgiving and other winter holidays can be a fraught issue, especially for families who’ve scattered to different parts of the country. Rather than drawing straws with your sister in Albany and your cousin in Seattle, consider proposing a different solution: a full family getaway to Orlando. You can all decide to stay in the same theme park hotel or rent a series of condos in the city and travel as a group to a different park each day.

Depending on your budget and the size of your group, affordable flights could mean that you spring for everyone’s plane ticket and leave other details to each individual group. If you want to plan a trip for your immediate family, consider getting tickets for your parents to join you and the kids on your Disney, Harry Potter or other theme park adventure. Grandparents love getting to share these kinds of adventures with their favorite little ones. Make sure your phone or camera is all charged up with ample storage space available — you’re going to be taking a lot of pictures and videos of smiling faces across the generations.

Enjoying December Theme Park Magic

December holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, also make for fun reasons to visit the theme parks in Orlando. If you visit during the holiday season, be prepared for a heavy focus on Christmas, from red-and-green decor to carols and everything in between. This makes the parks an ideal escape if you love the festive feeling of the season, but just might not be feeling up to decorating your own home.

Being in Orlando for the holidays, no matter which ones your family celebrates, allows you to immerse yourselves in a magical world that transforms the already wonderful setting of your favorite parks into a winter wonderland. At Disney World, all the usual celebrations like fireworks and parades are in effect, but they take on a holiday flair in their design and decor.

Similarly, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter gets all decked out for the season, with Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade featuring gorgeous holiday lights and faux snow that won’t melt in the Florida sun. Giving the gift of travel during the holiday season, not just for the holidays, allows you and the people you love to get away your way and experience these fantastical settings in some of their most spectacular forms.

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