I was wanting to visit all the parks there in Orlando & Tampa but figure since Disney was so expansive and would take a lot of time, I thought we'd just visit IoA, BG, & SW.
My question is, is there a specific order we should visit them in or does it matter? Also, was wondering about Hollywood Studios FL...do they have separate tix just for that park or do we have to purchase a Disney parks pass for just that park? Also, we were thinking about visiting more towards the fall for our visit but worried about hurricane season. Is it better to go in the spring time instead? (not during spring break of course). If so, since it's Florida & generally always warm year around, are all the parks & rides/attractions usually open in early spring? Thanks!
First, all Florida theme parks are open every day. Only very catastrophic weather causes closures. Parking per day is about $15 unless you purchase an annual pass that includes parking.
Walt Disney World has 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. Each park has its own admission gate. Various annual passes exist that allow entry to - only 4 theme parks, or theme parks and water parks, or theme & water & other paid entry attractions.
Universal (UOR) has 2 theme parks, separate admission. They have 3 levels of annual passes that allows entry to both. You can buy both 1-park and 2-park day tickets.
Seaworld Orlando is 1 park. Busch Gardens in Tampa is 1 park. These parks and other water parks are owned by 1 company and you can buy 1-park or multi-park annual passes.
For all parks, Florida residents can buy annual passes that cost less than non-Florida residents. They also have multi-day tickets that are less for Florida residents. You must prove you are a FL resident at the ticket gate to use a FL discounted ticket.
Dont worry about hurricanes they dont usually affect Disney to much. Fall has 2 great events in Mickeys not so Scary Halloween Party and EPCOTs Food and Wine Festival so dont miss out because of possible hurricanes!
First I will say your relative’s picked a great place and you should visit often. Like every 3 months…
I would say there are many Orlando area parks to explore. Universal - IOA and BGT are my favorites…
Remember these parks all take a full day to enjoy and you will do a lot of walking. So remember to take a day off and rest once in a while… Feet get tired….
Plus is you want you can also go to Orlando Informer web site. He is a huge universal fan and also updated Twitter daily about Universal….
I visited in October and May and both months are awesome.
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood