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Orlando, Florida, is one of the most popular family vacation spots in North America. The home of Walt Disney World attracts millions of tourists each year, many of whom are from Canada. Located in central Florida, the city is known as the theme park capital of the world, drawing well over 50 million tourists each year. Whether you plan on driving down the east coast of the United States or booking a short flight, family travel insurance is an essential part of your trip planning.

Top tourist attractions in Orlando

While Walt Disney World is undoubtedly at the top of the list of attractions to visit while in Orlando, there are many other great places to see. They include SeaWorld, Universal Studios and the Universal CityWalk, Discovery Cove, Typhoon Lagoon, Islands of Adventure, Orlando Science Center and Gatorland.

There are also great beaches and attractions a short drive away, making renting a car a good idea. Consider driving to the Kennedy Space Center, Everglades National Park or even Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.

Travel tips

To save money, many travellers stay at resorts or hotels outside Orlando, in places like Kissimmee. Renting a condo for the week is also a great option, especially if you have a large family. If you want to limit waiting time at amusement parks, considering purchasing a FastPass.

If you want to beat the crowds, do not book a trip during school holiday times, such as Christmas or March break. These are peak travel times, so there is more demand and there are more travellers, and prices tend to be more expensive. September is the slowest month of the year, and although it falls within hurricane season (June to November), you can get good travel deals during this time.

Orlando travel insurance with Blue Cross

Whether you are going to Orlando for business, spring break or on a family vacation, we have a travel insurance solution for you. We have family travel insurance, spring break travel insurance and business travel insurance coverage that can be catered to meet the needs of your trip. We also offer snowbird travel insurance for Canadians who make Orlando their home during the winter months. Ready to book a trip? Contact us today to get a free travel insurance quote and travel worry-free.