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7 days in Orlando - what to do
When staying in Orlando for less than 14 days most people will have to be very smart as to what they try and pack into their stay. With so much to do and so many places to visit, sometimes choosing what to do and where to go can be a real headache for families. One of the most popular stay durations is other than 14 nights is 7 nights.
Because of the amount of days you will be staying , trying to have too many days off will obviously have a knock on effect on what parks you will be able to visit, so being well planned is even more important to enable you to make the most of your time there. 7 nights in my view is the shortest period you can really stay in Florida and visit most of the main parks.
The following is a guide is only ‘my opinion’ having been to Orlando for many years and what I would look to do if I was visiting for the first time and staying for 7 nights. What I have tried to do is select the best parks to visit during your stay and the ones I would choose if I was staying for 7 nights. Here is my daily guide for a 7 night stay:
Day 1 – Arrive and at property.
Day 2 – Disney Magic Kingdom
Day 3 – Disney Hollywood Studios
Day 4 – Clearwater Beach
Day 5 – Disney EPCOT
Day 6 – Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Day 7 – Universal Studios
Day 8 – Depart property
Other options on the above plan could be to add maybe Daytona Beach instead of Clearwater Beach, Disney Typhoon Lagoon instead of Disney EPCOT (if you are looking to spend a day at a water park) or maybe add and option of doing a day at one of the Disney parks and maybe go a park hopper ticket to allow you to go to another park later in the day to see the fireworks or shows.
If you have younger children and the above seems to busy, there is always the option to drop the schedule to include a few extra days off either at the pool or maybe visiting the Florida Mall.
One thing is for sure, if you plan your days before you arrive you will not only be saving time, but also stress when you arrive. By planning before you arrive will also get every member of your party involved in the stay and allow everyone a chance to give their opinions on where they would like to visit before they arrive.
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Page added on: 23 December 2015
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