Flying to Orlando for your Disney vacation

Flying to Orlando for a Disney vacation

Millions of people every year fly to Orlando, Florida for a Disney or other type of vacation. Most of them come to see Disney, but there are many other things to do and see in Orlando. The two main airports that serve the Orlando area are the Orlando International airport and the Sanford International airport.

Both are popular airports for both domestic and International flights. You will find that all the major airlines service both airports. So if your looking for popular flights to Orlando chances are good it will include one of these two airports. Here is some information about each one to help you out.

The Orlando International airport is the biggest one, busier and a bit closer to most of the theme parks, including Disney. A unique feature of this airport is that all airline gates are at satellite terminals separate from the main airport terminal.
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Car driving tips and advice for Orlando, Florida

Car driving tips in the Orlando, Florida area

Visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a popular vacation for many. However driving in a strange city and even a different country if your from outside the USA can present challenges. Here’s some driving advice for the Orlando, Florida area.

If you decide to get a USA car hire and do your own driving on your Disney vacation there are some things you should know. First of course is that everyone drives on the right hand side of the road. If your from a place where you drive on the left it will take a little getting use to, however you quickly learn it.

Remember that you will be in a tourist area, which means many other people are driving around on vacation and don’t know where they are going. Watch for other cars making sudden lane changes and turns as they come up to exits too fast. Or cars braking suddenly as they see their exit and they are in the wrong lane.
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Compare top Orlando travel deals with Trip Mama!

Orlando vacation travel deals
Compare Orbitz, Priceline, Cheapo air and dozen more with one click here!

It’s no secret that everyone wants to save money when they take an Orlando or Disney vacation. Often the best way to save the most is to get a package deal. That includes your airfare, hotel, rental car and even theme park tickets and more.

Every travel agent and company says they can get you the best deals. Well, if they all claim that then someone is not telling the truth! Actually each one has it’s own deals that they can get better prices with different airlines, hotels and so on.

So getting the very lowest deal depends on where your going and what your doing. It’s very time consuming to go to each travel site and find out their best deals. That’s where Trip Mama comes in!
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Enterprise Car Rental Orlando Airport

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

There are numerous car-rental agencies in America, so how do you know which one to choose? Selecting the right company can be pretty tough, but renting a car shouldn’t have to be.

Thanks to Enterprise, it’s not. It’s the largest car rental company in North America, and it didn’t get that way without providing great value and impeccable service to its customers.

If your going to rent a car on your Disney or Orlando area vacation, there is an Enterprise rent a car booth right inside the main terminal at the Orlando International airport.
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Orlando’s Finest Broadway Limousine Transportation

Orlando Broadway limo services

Broadway Limousine is a transportation company in the Orlando area which provides limousine services such as local town cart charters, wedding limousine charters, airport transportation, Disney world transfer, corporate events and other deluxe facilities. The company offers complete luxury and the best services, in order to ensure a perfect event.

With over 10 years of services, Broadway Limousine is one of the most popular Limousine providers Company. They  feature a fleet of luxury vehicles including Lincoln Town Car, Mercedes Benz S550, Luxury Coach, H2 – Hummer Limo, Navigator Stretch Limo, 300 Chrysler Stretch Limo, Cadillac SUV, Lamborghini Gallardo, Phantom Rolls Royce, 14 Pass Luxury Van and Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Start your Orlando experience the way you really deserve with Broadway Limousine!
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Soon all rental cars will be available at the Orlando airport

Orlando airport rental car companies will soon all be at the airport

Most people think that they can hop into any type of rental car right at the Orlando airport. For most of the rental car companies that is true. Almost all the rental car booths are on the first floor of the main Orlando airport terminal. BUT, for some like Hertz, you then need to take the rental car shuttle van or bus to their rental car lot located a mile or two from the airport.

The reason for this is that up until now there just was not enough room at the airport to hold all the rental cars. With around 6 major rental car companies operating out of the Orlando airport, each one with hundreds of cars, they take up lots of space! So large ones like Hertz had to get car lots just outside of the airport.

But now the Orlando airport is making some big construction jobs, one of which is to make more room for rental cars. So by next spring of 2010 all the major rental car agencies will have their cars ready to pick up right inside the airport terminal garages. That also means you can drop off your rental car right at the airport and be on your way to catch your flight.

More than 2 million rental cars are used a year by Orlando airport guest. So now it will be that much easier to grab your car and take off as soon as your plane lands. If you like Hertz rental cars, look for them to be operating out of the Orlando airport by spring of 2010, like all the other major rental car agencies!

Watch your car top carriers in parking garages & Universal Studios!

Careful of the height of your car top carriers in parking garages

Nothing ruins your Orlando vacation faster, or makes you more embarrassed, than pulling into a parking garage at the Orlando airport, downtown or the one in Universal Studios and hearing your new car top luggage carrier getting ripped apart because it’s too high! I’ve seen that happen; I’ve been right behind someone who was having that type of bad day.

So let me tell you where you will run into these parking garages and the height requirements. Luckily there are only 3 places you might park inside a parking garage in Orlando. One is right at the airport. They have two main sections, part A and part B on each side of the main terminal. The rental cars are in these also.

The next place you might decide to park inside a parking garage is downtown Orlando. They have several right in the heart of downtown. It’s hard to find a parking spot downtown, so you might very well have to use one if your going to see what the main city is like. It can be very confusing for visitors trying to find the damn things however!
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Orlando airport rental car information

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Rental cars, how we love them and hate them! I could make 50 post about rental cars in Orlando, and I’m sure I will. So I’m going to just talk a little bit about them in each post. Today I’ll just give you some basics about getting a rental car at or near the Orlando International airport. Orlando is one of the biggest rental car cities in the world.

As you would expect, there are many rental car companies that have an office and cars right there at the airport. There also are many others very close to the airport, around 1 to 5 miles. Almost all of them have regular bus and van services to and from the Orlando airport many times a day. So lets say you decide your going to get a rental car, truck or van for your Orlando vacation.

The biggest thing you can do for yourself is MAKE A RESERVATION FOR A RENTAL! Please don’t wait until you get there and figure you’ll just pick out whatever is cheapest. Your going to be tired from the trip and if you have kids they will be hungry and tired also. You want to grab your car and get the heck out of there, not wait in another long line! [Read more…]