Orlando is a city in the state of Florida and the county seat of Orange
Count, US. The anchor of the Orlando metropolitan area, it is nicknamed the
‘Theme Park Capital of the World’ because of several theme parks located in
or near the city. Two major theme parks here are Walt Disney World and the
Universal Orlando Resort. For those interested in knowing more about the
colonial past of the country or wishing to spend the rest of one’s holidays
while enjoying only the best of local delicacies, the nearby town of St.
Augustine is an absolute must for its many historic forts and economical
Walt Disney World Resort (or Walt Disney World or Disney World)
Opened in 1971 and formerly operated by Walt Disney World Company., the
Walt Disney World Resort is a world-famous entertainment complex located
near Orlando. It is spread across 27258 acres and is home to 4 theme parks,
2 water parks, nearly 30 themed resort hotels, 9 non-Disney hotels, many
golf courses, a camping resort, and scores of other entertainment hotspots.
Kennedy Space Centre
The Kennedy Space Centre is where all astronauts and scientists go to pay a
visit, regardless of their age. Located about an hour's drive away from
Orlando, this state-of-the-art NASA astronomical facility is home to many
rockets, simulated astronaut experiences, 3-D IMAX films and a
heart-wrenching account of NASA’s failed missions and lost heroes.
The Universal Studios is a brainchild of noted Hollywood director, Steven
Spielberg, who wanted to put up a combination of movie studio and theme
park to the visitors. It features two different theme parks called
Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The former
is where you get to see the insides of movie studios while the latter
offers a more adrenaline-pumping approach with its thrill rides.
Best Time to Visit Orlando
Winter season (the months from December to February) are the best to book
your flights from New Orleans to Orlando. Booking flights from MSY to ORL
during this season will help you to enjoy Seven Seas Food Festival at
SeaWorld Orlando, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and Downtown Food &
Wine Fest. It is advised to book Orlando flights in advance to avoid paying
more at the last minute.