A Better Orlando!

One very quiet corner of Orlando, just minutes from the entrance to Disney World.

A Royal Holiday Orlando Vacation Lets You Take More Back With You.

You think you know what you’re getting into with Orlando and Disney World and all the excitement and noise surrounding the resorts and the tourist attractions. While there is more than enough to do, more than most families can reasonably be expected to do, there is a better way to do it.

One very quiet corner of Orlando, just minutes from the entrance to Disney World.

One very quiet corner of Orlando, just minutes from the entrance to Disney World.

With no less than 3 separate hotels in the greater Orlando area, Holiday-ers get their choice. From the International Drive Rosen Centre Hotel to the budget comforting Best Western, there’s a room perfect for everyone and plenty to do. Most Royal Holiday travelers still opt for the High Point World Resort (where Holiday Credits are going twice as far through October 31st of this year.) One big reason is that it’s simply the quietest, most Not-Orlando, natural corner of the otherwise teeming metropolis. When we say teeming, of course, we’re talking about all of the attractions that people normally associate with Orlando.

  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales
  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba, in Downtown Disney West Side
  • WonderWorks
  • Discovery Cove, part of the SeaWorld Adventure Park complex.
  • Gatorland!
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, in Kissimmee.
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Wet ‘n Wild Orlando

Perhaps not surprisingly, we’re increasingly answering questions about the quieter side of Orlando. Afterall, 7 days is a lot of roller coasters, but even more important, Orlando can get expensive. Even the art museums end up hitting you in the wallet. So, if you’re spending 7 days, take a couple of them for the free live alligator and bird exhibits at Black Hammock Adventures on beautiful Lake Jesup. Sunday afternoons, trainers feed a 12-foot long (3.6-meter), 650-pound (295-kilogram) resident alligator named Hammy. A World of Orchids, close by in Kissimmee, boasts a 22,500-square-foot (2,090-square-meter) working greenhouse and boardwalk with some of the world’s most stunning orchids and other species of flowers, plants and trees from Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and Central and South America. Closed Sundays, admission is free and they’ll ship any plants you want to take with you. A relaxing walk at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park is free year round and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, also in Winter Park has everything fromTiffany lamps and pottery to jewelry and art glass. Admission from 4 to 8 p.m. is totally free on Fridays, November through April.  Likewise free, Big Tree Park is home to Florida’s oldest resident, “the Senator,” is said to be 3,500 years old. There’s also a boardwalk and plenty of picnicking space. Downtown Orlando is home to the CityArts Factory with five separate art galleries in the Dr. Phillips building  but don’t forget, the biggest flea market in the country, Fleaworld and Funworld includes circus and acrobat shows all weekend, every weekend along with 1700 vendors. Funworld is open Saturday and Sunday only. If you want more information or ideas for your own trip to Orlando, or on the High Point World Resort half-price special through October, or on any of Royal Holiday’s locations in Orlando, just give us a call. We’re always happy to hear from you.

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