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For tourists hitting the road this summer to visit Orlando, the travel agent organization Travel Leaders Network is offering tips and advice to get the most out of your vacation.
After Orlando welcomed an astounding 72 million visitors in 2017, Travel Leaders wants to ensure those who stop at the popular destination this year maximize their time.
Travel Leaders travel agent Leilani Adams of Tacoma, Washington, suggests taking the family to the Universal Orlando Resort where they will be able to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Adams advises people to try the unique food and snacks themed after the movie franchise.
At Walt Disney World, guests will be able to experience the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Animal Kingdom theme park, which features themed events and parties. In addition, there are discounts and special offers for those who visit more than one Disney park.
"We have nearly 1,000 travel agents who specialize in Orlando as a destination," Travel Leaders president John Lovell said in a statement. "In a survey of agents across Travel Leaders Group earlier this year, Orlando took the second spot as the most-booked domestic vacation destination behind an Alaskan cruise and just ahead of Las Vegas. Our specialists have visited the region many times and can advise clients based on their own extensive professional experience."
Less than an hour away from Orlando is the Kennedy Space Center, which is the permanent home to the Space Shuttle Atlantis and other space-age attractions. As for those passing International Drive, the area offers 14 miles of hotels, shopping, dining and exciting attractions.
For those who prefer a wilder vacation, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures takes travelers deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades. At Gatorland, guests will be able to enjoy a free-flight aviary, petting zoo and various animal shows.
In addition, tourists can stop at Legoland to experience the Lego Master Builder's Workshop, couples can enjoy a fairy-tale destination wedding in Orlando or families can visit the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios when it opens on June 30.
Donald Wood is TravelPulse’s senior writer in the breaking news department, bringing nearly 15 years of experience to the desk....
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