- October 16th 2008
I have to admit that I’m an Orlando fan. Sure, millions of people flock to the city, which can make its world famous attractions rather overcrowded in the height of summer, but it’s still one of the best places I know to have fun. Flying into Orlando Airport, parking my bags in a hotel and heading out to the streets is my idea of a good time. Even if you’re on a business trip, there’s no reason that your layover in Orlando International Airport (MCO) has to be dull. There’s plenty to do within easy reach of the airport and, yes, that does include Disney.
Admittedly, you will need a long layover if you plan to immerse yourself in the Disney experience. It’s not so much getting there (all the Disney attractions are within 20 miles of the airport), but you may not want to leave once you finally get inside. With four theme parks and two water parks, Disney World offers a lot of choice. When I visited last year, I had to take my four year old for protective cover, but the truth was that I was just as excited to see the characters in the Magic Kingdom, to go on safari in the Animal Kingdom and to enjoy the water slides at Blizzard Beach. Next trip, I plan to visit Epcot, Disney MGM Studios and Typhoon Lagoon. Read more »