Known as a popular destination in its own right, the jewel in Orlando’s crown, and its most famous attraction, is the original Disneyland Theme Park. Disneyland Orlando is one of the best known amusement parks in the world, starting out as the home to Mickey Mouse and his pals; Disneyland has grown to incorporate all of Disney’s modern international blockbusting franchises.
The wider Orlando has also made a name for itself as a tourist centre, with access to the mysterious Florida everglades lurking with crocodiles, and numerous other theme parks and attractions. Wherever you go in Orlando however the single certainty will be the weather. The state of Florida enjoys a very warm climate; it is in fact on the same latitude as the hot, dry deserts of Mexico.
Choosing the right time to visit is therefore essential. The overall benefit of Orlando is that the temperatures only range from pleasantly warm, to very hot. You can’t choose a bad time to go; you only have to choose how much heat will suit you.
The coolest time of year in Orlando still averages around 20˚C. Winter in Orlando is usually very pleasant if you don’t like it too hot. Although a couple of weeks a year can reach lows of 2 ˚C, which still isn’t as gloomy as Britain.
Spring has highs of around 27˚C and heats up towards summer. If you don’t like rain, spring in Orlando is the driest time of year.
For real heat lovers, Florida summer will often reach 32˚C by 10am. Florida’s summer temperatures are seriously high and visitors during summer are advised to take suitable precautions against the effects of the sun. Summer visitors should also be aware of Orlando’s summer storms, heavy rain and wind are common, as well as the occasional hurricane.
Autumns vary in Orlando, although they stay within 20-30˚C averages. Autumn can often be the most comfortable time of the year for visitors.
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