If you are taking the family to Orlando this year then you are in for one of the most memorable vacations you will have taken. This is a vacation which will be packed with fun, excitement and experiences which you won’t forget in a hurry, so you need to make sure that you have prepared in the right way before you leave home, in order to make the most out of the trip. To help you get set for this once in a lifetime vacation, here are some things you have to arrange before you fly.
The most important thing to sort out is your ESTA, the visa which allows you to enter the USA. This is a very simple process which can be completed online, and in most cases you will be given instant approval, or an instant response at least. All members of the family need to have an ESTA regardless of age, each application costs $14 and the ESTA will be valid for 2 years. If you are refused for whatever reason you will need to go to the embassy to fix this, which is why you must apply for your ESTA at least a month prior to your trip.
Meticulously planning a trip isn’t always recommended as it take the spontaneity away from the vacation, on a trip to Orlando however it is absolutely necessary. These days will be jam-packed and to make the most out of it you need to have a strict schedule, even when you plan to do some relaxing. Work out where you want to go first, which parks you plan to visit, which beaches you want to see and even where you want to do some shopping, and then map out your schedule from there, this is the most efficient way to do a trip such as this one.
Parks and Tickets
Once you know which parks you want to visit and on which days, I would recommend that you get online and buy your park tickets before leaving home. Buying online can save you big bucks as many third party companies offer heavy discounts on entrance tickets. For example you can buy Universal Orlando tickets for less online than if you pay on the door, which not only saves money but also ensures availability in the park.
Renting a car for the duration of your trip makes the most sense as you will be covering a lot of ground during your time in Orlando. It is not recommended at all that you wait until you arrive to rent a vehicle as the availability could be limited and the costs will almost always be higher. Before you leave home get online and price up your options, then book in the car of your choice as soon as possible. Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists descended on Orlando, most of whom will be looking to rent a vehicle. Make sure that you beat the crowds by pre-booking your vehicle before you leave you home.
Plan well and this vacation will be everything that you dreamed it would be.