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What to do in Orlando when Christmas is over

What to do in Orlando now that Christmas is over? All the decorations have come down the Christmas trees are all gone the home owners have all taken down their amazing array of lights and the shops and stores have all gone back to normal. Quite a dull prospect you would think?...But no, this is Orlando, home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and all the wonderful water theme parks. “Normal” in Orlando is like Christmas all year round anywhere else in the world.

Where else can you look for Christmas decorations in January? – Down Town Disney Market Place. Their all year round Christmas Emporium is still packed with goodies ranging from 18th century decorations to 21st century all singing all dancing decorations.

when Uk Department stores are now full of summer clothes getting you right in the mood for the summer to come its already Summer in Orlando). The general toy stores and Disney toy stores are still packed with toys for children to drool over and try to remember to put on their list to Father Christmas/Santa Claus next year or ask for their birthday soon coming up.

All the clubs and watering holes still have the same New Years Eve atmosphere for the adults to get in the holiday spirit (in the American and English sense of the word).
And then there is the Disney World: still every night there are fireworks at Epcot, Tinkerbell’s ride and fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, the night time Electric Parade at the Magic Kingdom, the laser show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and all the night life at Universal Studios and Island of Adventures.

Plus when that the vacation high season is approaching the parks will be staying open longer to allow for even more hours of fun and there are more afternoon parades in all the parks which are often limited during the winter season. Not that you would notice it was winter in Florida, a great many people take their annual holiday or vacation in the early months of the year as the sun is not quite so strong and the weather is much more temperate and less humid.

In America, the main vacation period is the spring break in March, which is perfect weather in Florida, and is why it is classed as high season for bookings. For the Europeans, apart from their summer holiday, Easter is one of the main holiday times and in Florida is classed as peak season. The weather is about as good as it gets: no rain, no humidity and no chance of hurricanes.

All in all, it is not so bad when Christmas ends in Orlando.

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