Chapter 1, Travel Guide
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Why visit Orlando?

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Once upon a time, Orlando tourism officials worried about competition from Las Vegas. Both cities have a reputation for top-notch, can’t-get-it-anywhere-else entertainment, and Las Vegas had just rolled out a family-friendly marketing campaign. Orlando officials figured that vacationers would consider both spots. That Vegas-versus-Orlando competition remains today as groups book conventions, since most industries know […] Read more...

Chapter 1, Planning an Orlando trip, Travel Guide
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When to visit Orlando

March 2012: Pity the poor parents with kids. To avoid the thickest crowds, look at a school calendar. If the kids are in school, it’s a good time to visit. If they’re out of school, it’s not. In the busiest of busy times, the top parks – generally Disney’s Magic Kingdom – shut their doors […] Read more...

Chapter 1, Planning an Orlando trip, Travel Guide
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Orlando guidelines

You want a great vacation. While most advice on this site focuses on saving money or time, this section goes a step beyond and suggests things to make it happy too. Consider the following: Top tip: Visit in the slow season. You’ll ride more and wait less. While other considerations count to most people, such […] Read more...