Orlando is a hotspot for family vacations. As the theme park capital of the world, this destination has endless options for entertainment. It’s easy to see why you’d want to visit, but the planning process can sometimes not be a simple. Fear not—Reserve Orlando is here to help. Orlando vacation packages streamline what to do with where to stay, making it easier for you to discover more all while saving money.


Orlando vacation packages are easy to customize with Reserve Orlando. It’s your vacation—you should do it your way. Maybe you’re a fan of princesses and Mickey Mouse, so you can’t miss Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. However, you also wish you could’ve went to Hogwarts instead if State College, which makes Universal Orlando Resort a must. Combine the best of both worlds with the Orlando Theme Park Combo Package. It includes tickets to both amazing theme parks, and your choice of Orlando hotels. Want to stay at a Disney Resort? We’ve got ‘em. Looking to stay close to Universal on International Drive? There are plenty of those available too.


That’s just the start of the options for Orlando vacation packages. Also featured are LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Tampa, and more. Additional Orlando attractions and shows can always be added to any package you pick, too. The simple process means your personalized vacation package can be purchased in minutes. Hassle-free. Just the way vacation should be.

Now you know how easy booking an Orlando vacation can be. With Reserve Orlando, you get a great deal and the vacation you want. Every time. Guaranteed. It’s that simple.

Before you go, be in the know with our Reserve Orlando Travel Guide. Get the latest visitor tips as well as first-hand insight and information on everything Orlando.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

SeaWorld has officially kicked off the summer season with the opening of their all-new coaster—Mako! The thrilling, shark-themed coaster is the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando. At 200 feet high, a high-speed of 73mph and an almost mile-long track, SeaWorld Mako makes for a super-fast, super fun addition to this already awesome theme park.

Take a look at this point-of-view video to see the action for yourself:

Just wait until you ride Mako! The high-speeds gain so much momentum you feel weightless at the top of each hill. I caught air several times as I looped around the track; the first was a total surprise and each consecutive leap had me screaming with glee. Families will really like Mako too, as the minimum height is only 42 inches. So, if you’ve got a young daredevil with you all of you ride together.
After riding SeaWorld Mako, be sure to explore the surrounding two-acre realm. This area, as well as the coaster itself, is inspired by the mako shark—one of the ocean’s fastest shark species. See these amazing creatures up-close, meet with animal experts and learn more about SeaWorld’s conservation efforts. Oh, and did I mention you can touch shark? Only at SeaWorld!

In conjunction with the all-new coaster, SeaWorld is hosting Summer of Mako, an event that encourages families to explore, be inspired and take action to protect our one ocean. Whether you want to meet animal experts, dive deeper into an ocean of interactive games or experience Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Mako, Summer of Mako has something for everyone.

Purchase discount SeaWorld tickets to experience all this aquatic attraction has to offer. Currently, 1-day tickets are on sale for only $79—that’s a savings of $20. Need even more SeaWorld in your life? Opt for the Choose Your Adventure pass. Choose from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Tampa Bay (pick three) and pay only $109. That’s a total steal of a deal.

See you at SeaWorld!

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

What’s happening at 4th of July in Orlando? Orlando theme parks are hosting a variety of festive celebrations in honor of Independence Day. Find out what Orlando Theme Parks 4th of July plans are below.

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Magic Kingdom – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is presented on July 3 and July 4 at 9pm. The fireworks are set to traditional American songs, with the finale set to the national anthem.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – A “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration” is presented at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where musical group Mulch, Sweat and Shears take guests on a journey through America, performing each region’s contribution to rock ‘n roll. The show starts at 6:00pm and includes fireworks, lighting and special effects. A Rock ‘n Glow Dance Party will also take place in front of the Chinese Grauman’s Theater from 7:30pm-10:30pm and special showings of Fantasmic! are schedule for 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

Epcot – Epcot hosts a special performance of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at 10:00pm. The theme will be “The Heartbeat of Freedom” and will feature an overture of traditional American themes displayed through pyrotechnics and laser lights.

All of the Disney World 4th of July events are included with the purchase of Disney World tickets.

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SeaWorld Orlando has an all-new 4th of July experience planned for 2016. On July 2 and 3, guests can enjoy performances from Country music icon Lee Greenwood at Bayside Stadium. Concerts begin at 6pm and are included with park admission. The show is followed by Shamu’s Celebration: Light up the night at 9pm.

This 4th of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the Florida National Guard’s 13th Army Band. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium, show begins at 10pm

In addition, on July 1, SeaWorld Orlando will be opening the park gates one hour early for U.S. active duty military, veterans and up to five guests. This extra time will guarantee first-ride access to the all-new Mako coaster.

universal_fireworksUniversal Orlando Resort 4th of July

Universal Orlando presents Universal Cinematic Spectacular on July 4th, scheduled for 9:00pm. The show features movie highlights and music from some of Universal’s most popular films, and will have a special patriotic finale on Independence Day. The show is included with Universal Studio tickets.

LEGOLAND Florida 4th of July

On the 4th of July families are treated to a special edition of LEGOLAND Night Lights. During the event, there is a new LEGOLAND Friends show, LEGO scavenger hunt, LEGO NINJAGO fireworks and more. Get your LEGOLAND Florida tickets now to enjoy 4th of July in Florida.

These are the latest details on 4th of July in Orlando plans. Stay connected with us to stay up-to-date on all of Orlando’s 4th of July activities.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Researching Disney World vacation packages? If so, you’ve probably realized staying on-property at a Disney World Resort hotel is the best way to fully experience all that Disney World has to offer. There are a range of resorts to choose from, including Disney World value resorts, moderate resorts and even deluxe places to stay. Which hotel is perfect for you and your family? Follow my guide to the best Disney World resorts. You’re sure to find a favorite!


Best Disney World Value Resorts

If budget is key to your vacation planning, Disney World value resorts are an easy choice. They offer a lower price point, yet still boast the Disney resort benefits guests love. The best two value resorts are:

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation
Price: Starting at $115/night
Be surrounded in the artistry, enchantment and magic of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney’s Art of Animation “draws” you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites.

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Price: Starting at $102/night
Experience the unforgettable fads of the 1950s through the 1990s all over again. From yo-yos and Play-Doh® to Rubik’s Cube® and rollerblades, this Resort hotel salutes the timeless fashions, catch phrases, toys and dances that captivated the world through the decades.

Best Disney World Moderate Resorts

Moderate resorts expand guest amenities, offer larger rooms and have more elaborate theming than value resorts. Some of the best moderate resorts include:

Disney's Port Orleans Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
Price: Starting at $170/night
Discover a place where simple pleasures flourish and Southern hospitality abounds. From the stately white-column mansions of Magnolia Bend to the quaint backwoods cottages of Alligator Bayou, delight in this picturesque Resort hotel that evokes the romance and tranquility of the rural Louisiana Bayou. Located near Epcot and Typhoon Lagoon, Port Orleans not only immerses guests in a the antebellum south but provides easy access to Disney theme parks.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs
Price: Starting at $175/night
Relive the romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico as you follow in the footsteps of explorer Don Francisco de Coronado at this Resort hotel. Find your own mythical city of gold in a Southwestern-themed haven of brightly colored Casitas, rustic Ranchos and beachfront Cabanas encircling a glimmering 22-acre lake. Each accommodation provides a unique escape and a welcoming home away from home. On-site restaurants like the Mayan Grill have a flavorful menu, while libations at Rix Lounge and the Dockside Bar melt the day away.  A quiet pool is an ideal spot for adults to relax, but if you want a bigger thrill head to the Mayan temple themed pool.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Price: Starting at $170/night
A tropical paradise built around 45-acre Barefoot Bay, this Resort hotel brings the Islands to you with swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and colonial architecture. Six villages—Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica—host colorful Guest rooms, some pirate-themed! “Island-hop” as you explore 200 lushly landscaped acres, or simply enjoy lazy days soaking up the sun in a hammock.

Best Disney World Deluxe Resorts

Unique theming, stunning décor, imaginative dining and superior service are highlights of Disney World deluxe resorts. When you stay at one the deluxe options, you can rest easy knowing every last detail is covered. Top deluxe resorts offerings are:

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Price: Starting at $420/night
Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation, koi ponds and white-sand beaches. From moonlit nights on our torch-lined waterfront to the exotic tastes of world-class restaurants, discover the signature tropical ambience that’s made Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort a favorite Disney destination since 1971.

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Price: Starting at $284/night
Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.

Disney World's Grand Floridian

Disney World’s Grand Floridian

Disney World’s Grand Floridian
Price: Starting at $517/night
Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish bayside Resort hotel. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz and popular Disney tunes. Bask on the white-sand beach, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch the fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.

Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Price: Starting at $356/night
Discover the casual elegance of this charming, New England-style Resort hotel. Savor exquisite dining, and explore the pools, lagoons and spas of Stormalong Bay. Sail around Crescent Lake on a rented mini-powerboat, and experience the luxurious comfort of a Club Level Suite. Sharing many amenities with its more formal sister, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Price: Starting at $381/night
Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Join Mickey and friends for the Disney World 4th of July celebrations in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate America’s Independence Day! The Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot will all be presenting fireworks displays, parades and festive fun in honor of our nation’s birthday.  Plus, all of the events and displays are included with your Disney World tickets.

Disney World July 4Here’s a detailed look at the Disney World 4th of July schedule:

Magic Kingdom

July 3rd, 2016
9:00pm: Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks

10:00pm: Main Street Electrical Parade

July 4th, 2016
9:00pm: Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks
10:00pm: Main Street Electrical Parade
“Disney’s Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular  that is one of the best firework displays in the nation.  During the day you can catch Goofy, Donald and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA.  This will occur right before the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade.  The pre-parade will feature the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope.

fireworksDisney’s Hollywood Studios

July 4th, 2016
7:30pm: Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration! Be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as a DJ gets the party started! Listen to the rock ‘n roll tunes of Mulch, Sweat and Shears before watching the spectacular fireworks finale. 
9:00pm: Fantasmic!
10:15pm: Fireworks with a rock n’ roll soundtrack
11:00pm: Fantasmic!

For the best views of Disney’s Hollywood Studios fireworks, find a spot on Hollywood Boulevard facing Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.


July 4th, 2016
Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin and Disney characters in the patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure throughout the afternoon. 

Epcot features the “Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert,” with an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute including the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney Characters, on the American Gardens Theatre stage. Performances are available throughout the afternoon at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm and 5:00pm.

Spirit of America Fife and Drums Corp performs at 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm and 4:45pm

Don’t Look Back – a Boston tribute band – will perform as part of the Sounds Like Summer concert series at 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9:00pm. 
llumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature The Heartbeat of Freedom, a 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale. Fireworks begin at 10:00pm.A few of the best viewing spots at Epcot include the entrance of World Plaza Showcase, the bridge between Face and the United Kingdom and the waterside dock across from the Italy pavilion.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.