When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Orlando?
September through to March is a great time to find a cheap flight to Orlando, with April to August being the most expensive. By booking far enough in advance, however, you may be able to break the mould and get a great deal – even during the most expensive months.
With its main attractions including Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios, the city is a magnet for tourists who take flights to Orlando more than any other place in Florida.
Walt Disney’s vision turned Orlando, and the adjacent Lake Buena Vista and Kissimee areas, into the world’s busiest, biggest, and best-known theme park, Disney World. The park opened in 1971 and has been making childhood fantasies come true ever since. Today, Disney World includes Epcot, a futuristic showcase of the world’s different cultures; Disney's Hollywood Studios, a working animation and television studio; and Animal Kingdom, where you see animals in themed habitats. Universal Studios is a movie-themed park with thrilling rides, production studios and film sets, and onsite luxury hotels.
When is the best time to visit Orlando?
Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando, is the perfect holiday destination for families looking for an action-packed trip, while benefiting from gloriously warm weather. Of course, there is the world-famous Walt Disney World Resort, but it has so much more than that to offer.
The month you choose to take a flight to Orlando can make a huge difference to the cost of your holiday, so it’s certainly worth carefully planning your sunny escape to Florida. There are also times of the year when the subtropical climate can rain on your dreams of beautiful weather and outdoor adventures. The number of visitors can affect how much you enjoy your holiday, so take into account school holidays, local events, and business travellers.
Like most destinations, Orlando has its low and high seasons. The high season is usually around March to April, mid-June to mid-August, and early December to January. This is the worst time to take a flight to Orlando if you’re looking for a cheap holiday. Temperature-wise, you can expect lows of 8°C in January and highs of 33°C in July/August. There will be rain showers all year round, but these are fortunately brief in duration, so you’ll just need some light waterproofs.
When booking flights to Orlando be aware that in late summer or early autumn, you may find yourself facing a tropical storm or even a hurricane. Officially, hurricane season runs between 1st June and 30th November, but September is usually the month for the worst weather. Parks are likely to be closed if the climate becomes erratic.
The peak season is during school holidays, and Spring Break in March and April. Christmas and New Year also tend to be heaving. Weekends and holidays will naturally have an influx of visitors, so avoid these times if you are hoping to avoid the crowds.
Low season and shoulder season include the months of May, September, November, early December, February, mid-June, late August, and October. During these times, you’ll get cheap flights to Orlando, which may be important if you’re travelling as a family. Bear in mind that September to November mark the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Taking place over 2 months, with over 300 national and international wines and over 1.5 million delicious samples, the festival is the place to go to get your taste buds tingling. There are also a variety of culinary and beverage programmes, including cheese seminar, food and wine pairings and Disney’s’ Desert Discovery.
Unless the weather becomes threatening, parks and attractions are open year-round, so you won’t miss anything by flying out when there are fewer tourists.