Orlando, in Florida, is the ultimate family destination. Theme-parks like the Walt
Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and the Universal Orlando have entertained children
and parents alike. The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios of the Walt
Disney World, draw huge numbers, mostly families. These mega-amusement parks have
rides and roller-coaster experiences suited to all age groups. The World of Harry
Potter in Universal’s Island of Adventures will transport you to Diagon Alley.
Souvenir shops sell magic wands here! Visit the SeaWorld to learn about the resident
dolphins and whales. Wet N Wild is Orlando’s premier water park with thrilling rides
and slides, like ‘The Surge’ and ‘Bomb Bay.’
The Lake Louisa State Park should feature on your itinerary, if you are looking for
more than just amusement parks at Orlando. It is just 15 minutes away from Disney
World. Opportunities for kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking present themselves
here. Set in the corner of Florida’s vast wetland, it is a great destination for
How to reach Orlando from Melbourne
Several international airlines like Etihad Airways, United Airlines and Qantas Airways
fly to Orlando from Melbourne. Domestic flights
connect the city to other American cities. Two airports service the city. The
Orlando International Airport is about 10 km outside the city. The Orlando Sanford
International Airport is about 30 km from Downtown. It is easy to travel to the city
as buses ply on the route. Rental cars and taxis can also be hired.
Best time to visit Orlando
Orlando greets guests round the year. The best time to visit would have to be the
winter months. The scorching sun does not beat down then, leaving you dehydrated
from the long days at the theme parks. The day temperature grazes the low twenties,
hovering around 22 degree Celsius. Humidity levels drop during this time of the
year. It is the peak tourist season and most venues are crowded by noon.
If you are travelling with infants, choose Etihad Airways
. The Flying Nannies onboard will look after
your baby while you relax a bit. On Qantas Airways, your duty-free shopping is
delivered directly to the seat. Emirates
offers four course meals in Economy Class. Inflight
entertainment options on Cathay Pacific are exciting. It has a vast library of
movies, music and TV shows for you to choose from. Most international airlines offer
lounge access to First Class and Business Class passengers. You can also web check-
in. Unaccompanied minors receive all the assistance they need to feel comfortable on
their journey. They are looked after, both on ground and onboard.
• Which airlines offer cheap air-
tickets to Orlando?
China Southern Airlines
and Air New Zealand offer cheap air-tickets from Melbourne
• What is the time taken to reach Orlando from Melbourne?
The average time taken to reach Orlando from Melbourne is about 23 hours 30
• What is the time difference between Orlando and Melbourne?
Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of Orlando.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from
Melbourne to Orlando?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Melbourne to Orlando are Los
Angeles and Sydney.
• When is the first flight from Melbourne to Orlando?
The first flight from Melbourne to the Orlando International Airport departs at
05:00 AM, on Emirates.
• When is the last flight from Melbourne to Orlando?
The last departure for Orlando International Airport is at 11:40 PM, on Cathay
• What are the airport codes for Melbourne and Orlando?
The airport codes of the Orlando Sanford International Airport and the Orlando
International Airport are SFB and MCO, respectively. The airport code of the
Tullamarine Melbourne Airport is MEL.
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