Visit Orlando Roadshow

Su Dillon on 07 March 2017
The Visit Orlando Roadshow came to Leeds so a group of Travel Counsellors went along to find out all about what's new in Orlando and their amazing Theme parks

Each presenter only had 20 minutes, but first up Visit Orlando gave us an overview of all that's new there - and not just the Theme parks, all the stunning new hotels/ villas - fabulous shopping malls and simply stunning world renowned golf courses

SeaWorld Parks, includes not only Sea World, but Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens.

SeaWorld this year released the FASTEST/TALLEST/LONGEST rollercoaster -called Mako, named after one of the Oceans' fastest sharks as well as a penguin show coming soon where you'll get a COOL experience

Discovery cove is where you can swim with Dolphins if you're over 6 years old and Busch gardens out at Tampa home Cobras curse which has a 70' vertical lift!

New to Universal this year is their stunning waterpark - Volcano Bay, where you have an interactive wristband which allocates you times for the rides and no need for queuing. They have lots of multiple rider experiences the whole family can enjoy together including their water coaster - Krakatau

Universal and Islands of Adventure re-invents itself every 2/3 years so repeat guests can always see something new - possibly the popular being the famous Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express Universal has 5 on-site hotels for all budgets with different inclusions, but all allowing prior access to the parks

Last but not least Disneyworld Orlando. A whole new experience now in the parks with their Magic Bands, which you can pre-book before your go with all the rides and experiences you want to do during your stay ensuring you don't miss a thing

Disney also has over 30 places to stay onsite and offer a dining package too which can help with budgeting for such a trip

They too have lots new attractions including Star Wars Launch Bay for all Star wars fans a must. Meet the characters, and battle the villains Disney Springs is the new name for Downtown Disney, filled with unique boutiques and places to eat as well as live entertainment and after 20+ years the nightly show is getting a completely new look

I've not been to Orlando since 2004, so an awful lot is new since then, and made me so tempted that we're long overdue a visit