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What to See & Do in Orlando - Undercover Tourist Blog

by Mommy Frog on June 12, 2014

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If you're visiting this page, you probably already know that Orlando is home to three of the biggest theme parks in the entire world, the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort and the SeaWorld Orlando Resort. There is so much to experience that planning what to do in Orlando can be overwhelming! We're here to help you determine the best attractions, rides and shows, and when to go, so that you maximize your time in the theme parks .

We've got plenty of tips to make the most of your vacation so that you can ride, see and experience everything you want to do in Orlando. If you're looking to Skip the Lines, we recommend you follow our three simple steps to ensure you make the most of your Orlando vacation. The resources below will help you to familiarize yourself with all there is to do and see in Orlando's theme parks.

What to do in Orlando at the Theme Parks

We hope you’ve found this guide on where to stay in Orlando helpful as you plan your trip. You’ll find more planning information in our Orlando Planning Guide.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog


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Kendra Jan 7, 2015 at 4:26 p.m.

My husband, 17 yr old daughter and I will be visiting Jan 15-18. Plan to go to MK two days, AK one day and HStudios one day. Staying at a disney property so trying to decide if it would be best to take advantage of the early entry hrs or to go to the parks that are opened the latest each day since we don't have park hoppers. What is your advise?

FrogBlog Jan 7, 2015 at 1:59 p.m.

Hi Kendra,

We generally don't advise people to visit the park with EMH unless you are actually planning to attend during EMH because crowd levels for that park will rise with the extra resort guests in relation to the parks that do not have EMH that day. That said, based on our Crowd Calendar, Jan. 15 is predicted to be be significantly less crowded than Jan. 18. For that reason, I would visit Magic Kingdom on the 15th. You could visit MK again on the 18th, and then plan on visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios on the other days.


Mommy Frog

nicole Jan 25, 2015 at 8:42 p.m.

we are planning on visting all the park from 17 oct for the following 8 days. do you know when we should visit each one to avoid the crowds? also if we do 2 days at one parks should we do them one after the other or does it not matter to split them? which parks are open late for night life options?


FrogBlog Jan 26, 2015 at 6:38 a.m.

Hi Nicole,

Your answer to each of these questions is available on our Crowd Calendar. A few months before your trip, you will also see the park hours added to it, but as a general rule Disney's Animal Kingdom closes the earliest, and Magic Kingdom closes the latest.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Samantha Benoit Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 p.m.

I wish I could go back to Disney world with my family

Jamie Feb 1, 2015 at 6:56 p.m.

Hi, we are going to be doing Disney World for our first time ever, but unfortunately we have to go during Spring break week (March 21-26). What are some tips for survival with 4 kids ages 5-12. We will be staying off-site because my hubby has tons of hotel points racked up! Please help!

FrogBlog Feb 2, 2015 at 6:58 a.m.

Hi Jamie,

You're in luck because we have put together spring break survival tips! The single best thing you can do is get to the parks ahead of opening hours and hit the most popular rides with the shortest durations first.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jacqueline Feb 22, 2015 at 2:40 a.m.

Hi I'm heading out to DW May 21-25th

Not really sure what to do MK n Epcot are def but tickets are way confusing I got a 5 & 6 YO three adults help meeeeee! Need some expert direction!

FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.

Hi Jacqueline,

All of the Disney parks are geared toward children such as yours. For a first visit, I would also visit Disney's other parks, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. SeaWorld Orlando would also be a terrific park for the whole family.

You will find more ticket information here. If you have specific ticket questions, you can reach out to our customer service team directly at 1-800-846-1302 or

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Kristin Feb 24, 2015 at 4:10 a.m.

Hi - I've heard of fun extras like bippity boppity boutique, but I'm looking for something all my kids can enjoy (including boys). I'm thinking of something along the lines of AK. Do you know if they offer any 'extras'? Or have any other suggestions? Or know of an exhaustive list of extras DW offers?

FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.

Hi Kristin,

There are packages for boys at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but there are also some other fun extras for boys (and girls) at The Pirates League. Pirates in training will receive makeovers, plus training in sword fighting and more fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Michelle currier Feb 26, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.

My husband and I are visiting Disney for a long weekend ( Memorial Day weekend- may) it is our first visit and we only have 2 days. Any suggestions on where to spend our time?

FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 9:35 a.m.

Hi Michelle,

If you don't plan on park hopping, we'd suggest you spend your days at Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

Mommy Frog

Arlo Apr 20, 2015 at 11:55 p.m.

My family (wife and 2 kids ages 5 & 7) and I will be traveling to Disney for the first -time for 6 days. We are trying to figure out should we purchase base tickets or hopper passes. I wish universal was included in the ticket prices as well. What option should we chose.

FrogBlog Apr 21, 2015 at 7:17 a.m.

Hi Arlo,

We offer some guidance on Park Hoppers vs. Magic Your Way here. I think that's ultimately your call. Given your kids' ages, your length of stay and it being your first visit, you might not need hoppers.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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