Yes, it’s February and, yes, we are celebrating the start of a new season, but it’s not necessarily Spring (although this month does, typically, bring us a major change in the weather).
No, we refer to the fact that it’s the start of what locals refer to as the beginning of ‘Seasons’ season. It’s when each of our major theme parks has a different festival or other that effectively creates a notable extra period of seasonality.
February Events in Orlando
Consider Walt Disney World to start with. Here in February, we are already well into Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts, which lasts through Feb. 21, and that will quickly be followed by the Flower & Garden Festival, all the way from March 2 to July 4.
Disney aficionados will also know that Flower & Garden gives way to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, from later in July right through to the middle of November. When, of course, the Holiday Season kicks in!
Over at Universal Orlando, it is Mardi Gras Season, as the Universal Studios park celebrates the annual New Orleans festival from February 5 to April 24, providing all the sights, sounds and tastes of The Big Easy with their terrific array of foods, music and the signature daily bead-throwing Parade.
SeaWorld joins in with the start of its extensive Seven Seas Food Festival, which kicks off on February 4 and lasts until May 8, featuring a superb selection of live concerts and 200-plus global flavors, including fully 75 craft beers.
No sooner does that ‘season’ subside than it is time for the summer’s Electric Ocean program of extra fun and live entertainment (May 27 to September 5).
An Annual Event: Halloween Season!
And, as everyone knows, the yearly highlight of the Halloween Season is pretty much a feature of ALL the parks from September, as each one offers a terrific array of spooky spectaculars, from Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.
So, if you ask us what season it actually is, there’s a good chance we’ll answer Flower & Garden Season, or Food Festival Season, or something similar. It’s just one of the unique quirks Orlando has to offer in its dazzling year-round appeal.
Our Favourite Season in Florida
We are also very keen on Manatee Season, which officially runs from late November to the end of March.
This is the time of the year when the majority of Florida manatees head for the inland waterways to keep warm, and it makes for magnificent viewing on our Manatee Adventure tour!
Why visit Orlando this year?
Of course, what our ‘seasons’ create is actually more reason to visit our destination and its ever-widening line-up of attractions. Things like the towering new Orlando FreeFall and Orlando Slingshot over at ICON Park on International Drive, which we can see from the windows of our office (and which never fail to elicit comments of “they must be mad!”).
Many of the theme parks will open major new rides this year in another bid to put Orlando back in the vacation shop window, and it’s extremely gratifying to see our tourist visitation hitting new highs in recent months.
While 2021 showed a BIG improvement on 2020 (perhaps not surprisingly), the month of December saw record levels of activity, with Orange County’s tourism tax receipts hitting an all-time high of $28.24million – a pretty staggering sum after all the ravages of the pandemic.
It does serve to underline our destination’s enduring charm and allure, though. There are few guarantees in life these days, but one thing you CAN be sure of is that an Orlando vacation will deliver surefire fun, entertainment, great memories and, yes, adventure for all the family.
It is the bedrock upon which this part of Florida was built back in 1966, when Walt Disney announced he was creating a whole new resort experience here.
And it is also the foundation of what we do here at Real Florida Adventures, with a genuine sense of assuring our guests of the very best experience we can generate on any of our tours (which goes hand-in-hand with our Price Match Guarantee).
You don’t just have to take our word for it, either. According to the fine folks of Trip Advisor, we offer the No.1 Outdoor Activities attraction in Orlando with our Florida Manatee Adventure, while we also receive a 5-star rating for all our tours.
So be sure to take a look at all of our excursion options, safe in the knowledge you can’t go wrong with any of them. Yes, we do get a special excitement from the Manatee tours, but the Kennedy Space Center and Clearwater Beach make for equally compelling day-trips, and, if you haven’t tried it before, there is a unique thrill to taking an airboat ride.
In fact, we’d go as far as to say that we offer the best value for money on any of our adventures in the Sunshine State. And there’s always a season for that!
Be sure to ask about our Price Match Guarantee. We do our best to always offer the lowest price, but, if you find a lower qualified price for an identical tour on another site, we will be more than happy to match it.
And remember, Real Florida Adventures is here for YOU, our loyal customers, and we’re always ready to go that extra mile to ensure we’re providing the personal, professional service that is the basis of every great vacation. Check out our range of Private Tours for a more individual touch, or call us on 407-573-2535 to discuss how we can create the ideal tour for YOU.