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Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels

Submitted by on November 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm

Orlando getaways are viewed by many as the ultimate family getaway. Regardless of any low- cost holiday packages you may find on the internet, the cost of your Florida family escape can soon amount to a hefty sum.

If you’re flying in from London, England, consider booking lodging in advance; one option for large groups is Gatwick hotels budget-priced family rooms. The flight to Orlando will take approximately ten hours—this can be a very long time for families with young children and restless teens. On all long-haul journeys every member of your family will be given a hand luggage allowance, and it is essential to make the most of the space in everyone’s cabin bag.

Continuing on the theme of stress busting, pack young children’s bags with sticker books, magazines, favorite books, coloring packs, and travel toys. Hand-held games consoles are a bonus and can keep older children or tech-savvy tweens entertained for the majority of the flight. Many aircrafts built for long haul journeys have seat-back screens for films and TV programs. Check online directly to verify this, and pack a portable DVD player and media if needed.

Regardless of how long you are staying in Orlando, it is helpful to create a planner for your entire stay. Once you have selected which tickets to attractions you would like to purchase, spread the theme park visits out over your entire break.

Typically, families from afar visit Orlando for two weeks or more, and there are some ticket packages particularly designed to assist this popular length of stay.  The Orlando FlexTicket Plus grants 14-day consecutive entry into a number of the top visitor attractions in the resort. This includes both Universal Parks (including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) the City Walk, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Aquatica, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens in Tampa.

Individuals not renting a car in Orlando will be able to make the most of the free shuttle service to Tampa from the gates of Universal Studios. In this case, it may also be a cost-efficient option to stay at a hotel that provides a free bus service to and from the parks in and around the main resort areas. The Walt Disney World Resort has been offering the two week pass, for the price of a seven day ticket, for a number of seasons now. While there is no sign of this discount going anywhere soon, if you are planning to travel in the next 18 months, you may want to consider buying tickets on this offer before your flight. Ticket prices can send the cost of your holiday through the roof, and when it comes to Orlando spends, every little does help. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Secure you 2013 Florida holiday today and browse Gatwick hotels online for that stress free start to your family getaway.