Tips for International Holiday Travellers Coming to Orlando
I know you’ll be as keen as a festive Kevin McCallister to get to the parks as soon as possible, but nobody wants to run through Orlando International Airport to John William’s famous soundtrack playing through their head on repeat. Hopefully with some insider tips and tricks, you’ll be able to glide through immigration, bag collect and the train – which is technically not a ride, but fun all the same.
- Always prep on the plane. Every visitor will need to fill in a customs declaration form to be handed in on arrival. Don’t be a jonny-come-lately and decide to fill in just as you get to the front of the queue on arrivals – you will be sent to the back to complete. Read thoroughly and ensure all parts are filled in.
- Electronics are not allowed in the immigration hall (so no checking-in and selfie snapping just yet), so if you are travelling with little ones, a good puzzle book, card game or a Universal Orlando park map will help pass the time.
- One of my favourite tips is to keep your luggage with you once you have collected. You don’t need to drop off to have delivered to your terminal – you can keep it with you and take on the train. Believe me, from many past experiences, this will save you time and get you to your final destination so much quicker.
- And speaking of luggage – be sure to bring a spare suitcase for gifts galore. You’ll be able to pick up everything from wands and extremely fluffy unicorns to Minion slippers and donut cushions. Don’t worry about that naughty and nice shopping list. With the strength of the £ against the $, you can still bag a bargain for everyone – even those who may have a bah humbug spirit.
Think of me when you’re travelling to the sunnier climes of Orlando – I’m in grey, picturesque London – think Victorian carollers and streets lined with turkey sellers and oil lamps! At Universal Orlando Resort you’ll be able to enjoy holiday characters, floats and a tree lighting ceremony with a certain Mr. Claus making this experience more festive than your best Christmas jumper… with built in Rudolph LED nose light, tinsel cuffs and a bauble trim!