I'm considering a flying visit to Orlando in November to take in a few parks and IAAPA. What I'm hoping to do is arrive on the 14th, and fly home on the 22nd. Am I being unrealistic to try to get in Universal IOA, Disney, Busch Tampa, Seaworld, and IAAPA in that time period?
More to the point, can I do this without a rental car? Someone I know is doing Busch Tampa on the 17th and the hotel I'm looking at has a shuttle service to Seaworld and the Universal Parks.
Flight arrives late on the 14th, so that day is a write off. I was thinking of doing Seaworld 15th, IOA 16th, Busch Tampa 17th, Disney 18th, and IAAPA 19th-21st.
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Because everything is so spread out down there Id suggest staying away from Taxi's unless absolutely necessary.
FWIW, I'm trying to avoid car rental, as the supplement for under 25s is horrendous.
Recently returned form a holiday in Orlando without using a rental car, without any transportation headaches. As other contributors have indicated, the key is to find accomodation with a good shuttle service to all the major atractions. I recommend the Best Western Plazza on International Drive.
Also, FYI the I Drive trolley runs a very frequent and inexpensive service to all attractions along the I-drive and you can also get the shuttle to Busch Gardens from the Macado shopping centre, which is opposite the Best Western Plazza.
You can certainly visit all the parks you've mentioned in the time-frame you've identified, but you might not get as long as you'd like. Ideally, you'd need 2 days for Busch Gardens, ditto for the Magic Kingdom and IOA. Seaworld can be done in 1 day. Given that time is tight, I'd recommend giving the other Disney parks a miss this time around, but you should briefly visit MGM for a go on the Tower of Terror (worth the trip to Orlando alone!) and Rock and Roll Rollercoaster. Moving from one Disney park to another is very easy thanks to the extensive free transportation system.
Have a great time.
Richard Bannister said:
and IAAPA 19th-21st.
Three days on the show floor at IAAPA is a waste, unless you're looking to buy, and even then it's a stretch. There's really not that much to see and do. If you spend more than a day, you're going to be bored out of your mind.
14th: Wild Adventures (someone I know is doing this)
15th: Seaworld Orlando
16th: IOA ACE Event
17th: Busch Tampa (someone I know is doing this)
18th: Disney (EPCOT/Animal Kingdom)
21st: Disney (Magic Kingdom/MGM)
If I end up bored at IAAPA after one day I can always do another day at Disney. I'm told I'll be hard pressed to see all I want to at Disney in two days anyway.
Now, to see if the flights I want are still available...
Thanks for all the helpful feedback everyone, and if anyone has any more advice I'd be grateful for it.
anyway, if you want to get both universal and ioa done in one day, maybe 2, stay at a universal resort hotel. I work at hard rock, and every guest who stays at the hotel can use their room key fo rexpress passes all day (not like disney's waitin fast pass) show your roomkey, and your on every ride in like 5 minutes. it is great. great time saver.
I wouldn't recommend animal kingdom. except for the reverchon spinning, it is lamer than that ride.
Mission space definetely ride. waited 20 minutes for single rider, 1/2 hour for partners.
hope this helped!
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Top Thrill in the front row... anything else is lame
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