Walt Disney World, Florida, USA

Highlights
  • Disney Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom
  • Disney Water Parks: Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach
  • Disney Springs shopping & dining district
  • Over 20 themed Disney Resort Hotels.
Key Information
Timezone: -5 Hours
Currency: US Dollar
Language: English
Flight Time: 9 Hours
Airport(s)/transport

UK Departures: Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX), Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

Orlando Airports: Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 45 min transfer, Melbourne Orlando Airport (MLB) – 90 min transfer

 

Travel Advice

Visa & Entry Requirements
Most UK passport holders do not need a full U.S, VISA to visit on holiday. The USA operates a VISA waiver programme (ESTA). You will need to apply for an ESTA before travel. This costs $21 USD per person. Visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ to apply.
General Travel Advice
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office have advice for staying safe and well abroad. To find out more about your holiday destination, including entry requirements visit the Travel Aware website.
LGBTQ+ Traveller Safety
U.S.A. has a LGBTQ+ safety index score of 292 and graded as B+. (A - F scale, A grades being ranked as most safe and F grades being least safe. Read more about LGBTQ+ travellers safety index by Asher & Lyric).

Enjoy the magic, adventure and entertainment of the 4 theme parks, two water parks, over 20 on-site resort hotels, and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district.

For the most immersive Walt Disney World experience stay in one of the themed hotel resorts where you can enjoy great Disney hospitality, wonderful pools, unique dining and free unlimited transportation to the parks and around the whole of the Walt Disney World Resort. Travel easily by monorail, boat, skyline or bus anywhere around the resort, so no need for a car!

There are also plenty of off-site options including hotels, villas, motels and apartments. Some hotels will offer shuttles to the parks and you can also easily utilise rideshare services like Lyft and Uber if you are staying close by. Otherwise car rental can be included into your holiday package, great if you want to explore more of central Florida.

As a Disney Holiday Expert, we can help you plan your Walt Disney World holiday. If you need advice on park reservations, dining options, Lighting Lane or special events, we have it covered.

When to Visit

Mid-March – Early July

Weather: Warm/hot & mainly dry. 26-33℃ with occasional storms. Expect storms and rain showers with increasing humidity in June & July.

Crowds: Watch out for Spring Break (mid-late March) and Easter holidays are always popular and the parks will be busy. July especially around July 4th is also a peak time for US holidaymakers. May and early June can be less crowded.

Events

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (mid-March to late June).

Late July – Late October

Weather: Generally hot (30℃+) and very humid. Take advantage of slightly cooler mornings and evenings in the parks. Higher chances of storms and occasional hurricanes (late July – early September). Cooler temperatures in late September & October.

Crowds: Generally September is less crowded but Disney does try to counter this with good offers. Otherwise expect crowds to increase towards Halloween.

Events

Mickey’s not so scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park (Aug – Oct). Ticketed evening event on selected dates.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (mid-July to early November).

November & December

Weather: Daytime temperatures are generally in the mid 20’s with cool mornings and evenings.

Crowds: Expect crowds to increase through November and December with Christmas week being the busiest time of the year at the parks. Thanksgiving week at the end of November can also be busy.

Events

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (mid-November – early January)

Mickeys very merry Christmas party at Magic Kingdom Park (mid-Nov to late-Dec). Ticketed evening event on selected dates.

January – Mid-March

Weather: Daytime Occasional cool days but temperatures are generally in the mid 20’s.

Crowds: Generally average crowd levels which do increase around US public holidays. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the third Monday in January and Presidents’ Day is the third Monday in February which normally co-insides with UK half-term holidays.

Events

Epcot International Festival of the Arts (mid-January to the end of February).

Walt Disney World Offers

Onsite Deluxe Resort near Magic Kingdom - Includes 14 day Park Tickets, including Water parks & Photo pass Memory Maker & FREE Disney Transportation
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida – Incl. 4 FREE nights! Deluxe Resort & Park Tickets – 14nts
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

Travel Dates: 12th September 2024 from Birmingham Airport (BHX) for 14 nights.
Board: Room only - 2 adults
Features: Buffet Restaurant(s), Day time activities, Entertainment, Fitness Centre, Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool(s), Theme Park Tickets Included, and Waterpark Tickets Included
Package Includes: Hold Luggage, Hotel Accommodation, Private Transfers, Return Flights, Theme Park Tickets, and Water park access

Total Cost: £7,198
Prices check on 2024-03-17 05:34 and are subject to change.

On-site Hotel, 14 Day Park Tickets, FREE Disney Transportation, FREE Photo-pass Memory Maker (worth $199) - Offer ends 09/11/2023!!
14nt Walt Disney World, £1450pp – FREE $700 Dining Credit + $100 Gift Card – Last Chance to Book!
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Travel Dates: 22nd August 2024 from London Gatwick (LGW) for 14 nights.
Board: Room only - 2 adults and 2 children.
Features: Cafeteria Restaurant, Day time activities, Entertainment, Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool(s), Theme Park Tickets Included, and Waterpark Tickets Included
Package Includes: Dining Credit, Hold Luggage, Hotel Accommodation, Return Flights, and Theme Park Tickets

Total Cost: £5,799
Prices check on 2023-10-28 08:32 and are subject to change.

$500 Dining Credit + $200 Gift Card + Photo Memory Maker + FREE Disney Transportation
Walt Disney World, Florida, 14nts Onsite Hotel & Park Tickets Incl.

Travel Dates: 27th June 2024 from Birmingham Airport (BHX) for 14 nights.
Board: Room only - 4 adults
Features: Cafeteria Restaurant, Entertainment, Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool(s), and Theme Park Tickets Included
Package Includes: Coach Transfers, Dining Credit, Hold Luggage, Hotel Accommodation, Return Flights, and Theme Park Tickets

Total Cost: £7,152
Prices check on 2023-09-28 10:10 and are subject to change.

Average Weather in Walt Disney World

Jan
22℃
Av. Rain 57mm
(UK: 7℃ | 90mm)

Feb
23℃
Av. Rain 82mm
(UK: 7℃ | 70mm)

Mar
26℃
Av. Rain 92mm
(UK: 10℃ | 90mm)

Apr
29℃
Av. Rain 61mm
(UK: 13℃ | 40mm)

May
31℃
Av. Rain 84mm
(UK: 16℃ | 70mm)

Jun
33℃
Av. Rain 170mm
(UK: 19℃ | 50mm)

Jul
33℃
Av. Rain 196mm
(UK: 22℃ | 40mm)

Aug
33℃
Av. Rain 171mm
(UK: 21℃ | 70mm)

Sep
32℃
Av. Rain 160mm
(UK: 18℃ | 80mm)

Oct
29℃
Av. Rain 86mm
(UK: 15℃ | 90mm)

Nov
26℃
Av. Rain 48mm
(UK: 10℃ | 100mm)

Dec
23℃
Av. Rain 52mm
(UK: 8℃ | 80mm)

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