Orlando Travel Guide

Orlando offers something for every schedule and every interest. With so much to do in Orlando and the surrounding area, it is important to do a little research and and planning prior to your arrival. VisitOrlando can help you make the most of your visit.


  • Book restaurant reservations early. The more popular restaurants can book months out.
  • Crowd Calculator - Some parks have busier days than others. We find this crowd calculator be to be a helpful tool. It suggests which parks may be the better choice on specific days.
  • Special Tickets - Take advantage of the "After 1:00 pm" and "Twilight Hours" theme park tickets. Crowds also seem to thin out later in the evening, especially after the last fireworks, parade or light show of the day.
  • Not interested in Disney? Be sure to check out International Drive. There are plenty of restaurants and shops to explore.
  • Heading home after Thursday's session? The bell staff will have luggage storage available from 7-11:30 a.m. at the Lobby Level of the Dolphin - across the hall from Europe 2-3.

Disney Theme Park Tickets

Special Offer: Conference attendees may purchase discounted theme park tickets. These tickets are only available to conference attendees. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or you may visit the Disney ticket sales desk in the hotel lobby and show your NASFAA conference badge to purchase. Discounted tickets must be purchased by June 19 and cannot be purchased at theme park gates.

You will have two options for Disney theme parks which will allow you to take advantage of conference content, while still enjoying the theme park of your choice that afternoon or evening:

  • After 1:00 pm Park Ticket - Admission to one Walt Disney World Theme Park after 1:00 pm for one day.
  • Twilight Hours Park Ticket - Admission to Walt Disney World Theme Park after 5:00 pm for one day.

You may also utilize the Disney Tickets desks in the hotel lobbies to purchase other theme park tickets and make restaurant reservations.

If you're interested in setting up your Disney FastPass+ prior to the conference, please contact our housing partner Orchid to send your reservation information over to the hotel and you can then link your hotel reservation to your MyDisneyExperience account.

Getting Around Orlando

Below are some tips to help make your travel to and from Orlando, and your travel around the city, as seamless as possible.

To/From Orlando International Airport

From airport to hotel


Sedan (up to 4 people)


SUV (up to 5 people) or van (up to 8 people)


Taxi Service


From hotel to airport


Sedan (up to 4 people)


SUV (up to 5 people) or van (up to 8 people)


Taxi Service


Mears Transportation - Shuttle Services to/from Orlando International Airport


Round Trip*

Per Adult



Per Child (ages 4-11)



*All prices are approximate and subject to change.

Mears is the preferred service provider for transportation for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Make your transportation reservations online.

Getting to the Theme Parks

Complimentary buses depart from the hotels to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and all other venues, including Disney Springs, approximately every 20-25 minutes.

Water taxis at the Swan and Dolphin take guests to Disney's BoardWalk, the Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Epcot® approximately every 20-25 minutes, starting 1 hour before the parks open*. You will be able to board the water taxi from the boat dock located by the covered walkway between the Swan and Dolphin wings.

*Park hours do change. Please check with one of the Disney Desks (located in the lobbies of both the Swan and Dolphin wings) for the operating hours of the park you are visiting.

Getting Back to the Hotel from the Theme Parks

The same schedule applies to the return routes from the parks to the hotels. You should inquire inside the park you are visiting where the transportation you will be using is located.

Buses continue to run one hour after parks close.

Getting Around International Drive

Use the convenient trolley to get you where you want to go along the strip.

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