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When visiting Orlando more than likely you are going to visit the theme parks. With so many parks to visit there can often be confusion on what park tickets you are going to need.

You can purchase park tickets from many places, the Internet, park entrance gates and many shops in the Orlando area. Generally speaking the prices you will pay to book your tickets in advance are always lower than on the park gate. My advice would be to book your tickets before you travel on the Internet and then have them delivered prior to your trip. There can be a temptation to buy cheap tickets from the roadside booths, I would avoid these at all costs as there is always a catch to why they are half price.

If you purchase your tickets on the Internet and have them delivered you won’t have to queue at the park entrance. As the tickets are the same as the ones you buy at the park ticketing booths, you can go straight to the entrance, not having to wait in line for anything up to 40 minutes to get them. This is a great way of saving time and avoiding the large queues.

With there being so many types of ticket out there it is really important to get a rough idea of what parks the family want to visit. This is best done at home before you travel. Having a rough plan will enable you to make the most of your time when there.

The main tickets most people go for are the Disney park hopper. These tickets allow you to go to as many of the Disney parks as you want to in a set number of days (normally 3, 5, 7 and 10). As these tickets allow you flexibility they are a really good option. A use for these is when you might want to go to Hollywood Studios and then go across to EPCOT to see the fireworks display. You can also buy individual park tickets, but these don’t give you the flexibility of leaving the park.

Other popular tickets are the Universal and Busch Gardens combi tickets. These are a great way of adding days to you Disney tickets. The Universal Combi tickets will normally have Universal, Universal Islands of Adventure and either Seaworld or Busch Gardens on them. Again these are normally either (1, 2 or 4 day).

When visiting Orlando I would definitely go for the Combi and park hopper tickets. These will save you money and time at the parks. It also gives you a clear agenda of what parks you will be visiting when you arrive, and the beauty of them is that you can use them on any day you like as they are not fixed.

What ever ones you choose you will have a great time!

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