Orlando really is a year-round destination, in a way few other places can claim to be. However, it is certainly true that each time of year has something different to offer.
Here, we talk you through what to expect from Orlando month by month, to help you plan your perfect Orlando vacation with confidence.
As a winter sun destination, Orlando is hard to beat. Plus, there’s the added bonus of the theme parks being much quieter and the possibility of getting great deals on accommodation, especially on long stays.
We get a lot of short stays in February, largely because Disney World is a great place for valentines day surprises! But taking a stroll on a deserted Atlantic or Gulf coast beach together is also a hard-to-beat Valentines plan…
With Mardi Gras at Universal and Disney’s Epcot preparing for its Flower and Garden show, the theme parks are beginning to get a little busier again by March. The weather is warming up nicely too…
Easter is peak time for us, second only to the Christmas holidays. You need to book at least a year in advance to get your pick of the properties but there may be some bargains to be had…
After the Easter rush, the theme parks will get a little less busy in early May, only to peak again around the Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures are warmer too; temperatures in the low 90s are not uncommon…
We’re entering the summer season now. All our properties have their own private pool and diving into it at the end of the day becomes a very welcome ritual around this time of year!
The theme parks are busy in July, and you’ll need to pack plenty of sun cream and water. A lightweight raincoat and some bug spray can also be welcome additions to your July day pack.
August is hot, hot, hot! Expect long lines but, while you may have to queue, you get more bang for your buck because the parks are open longer to make the most of the long days.
As the crowds of summer gradually return to work, the sun is still shining in Orlando. If you can get away at this time of year you can get the best of both worlds: short lines and sunny days… and some great shopping too.
I love October in Orlando. Halloween has a special magic at Disney World. But for a more hair-raising Halloween celebration, Universal’s Horror Nights are not to be missed!
Depending which end of November you visit you could see Halloween or Christmas festivities. Either way, temperatures in the 70s and the chance to do some Christmas shopping in Orlando’s malls make November a great month to visit.
The holidays start early in Orlando and run for the whole month of December. In the theme parks and across town the atmosphere is truly magical. The temperatures might still be in the 70s some days but in some parts of Orlando it will be snowing!
Whenever you visit, Ellis Exclusive Villas can help with your vacation planning.