Friday, 31 January 2014

Orlando Florida Holidays - Fun and Joy with kids


The reason most children come to Orlando is for the theme parks. However, some rides may be unsuitable for smaller children. Ask the park attendant for a description of the ride. Many so-called “thrill rides” are extremely scary for children, even ones that look safe at first view. New, technologically advanced rides that include 3-D, fog, and motion simulation, such as Men in Black – Alien Attack and the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, can be a little frightening for young kids.  Never put a crying child on a ride; every attraction has a rest area off to one side of the doors, and if the child gets too distressed there are medical stations nearby. Also scout out the “lost child” area, and rely on park personnel if your child wanders off.

The glare of Florida’s sun can be damaging to young eyes, so remember to take sunglasses as well as sunblock and hats. Small wagons and strollers, even multiple seat strollers, can be rented from Visitor Services just inside the gates at the Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld parks. It’s worth remembering that Walt Disney World Resort guests are offered an “Extra Magic Hour” entry into the parks, one hour prior to the regularly scheduled park opening hours on specific dates. This helps families with small children avoid the massive early morning crowds.

Because of Orlando’s dependence on tourists, most restaurants and hotels are child-friendly with special seats and menus as well as fun activities. Don’t forget what may sound like a joke these days: the “early bird specials.” Yes, they do exist. Some family-friendly restaurants in and around Orlando offer the punctual guest heavy discounts for arriving for breakfast before 8am or between 4 and 6pm for dinner.

Theme parks, museums, and other attractions generally have special rates for children between the ages of three and 18, while some allow free admission for those under three. One of the best child friendly attractions is Kennedy Space Center, open every day of the year except December 25. If you’re driving, remember that Florida law requires all occupants of vehicles who are six years of age or older to wear seat belts, and you can receive a ticket for seat belt violations alone. Children up to six years old must be secured in a crash-tested child restraint seat. Car rental agencies will have the right seats available.visit : lastminute Holidays site Lowcost cheap holidays