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Things to see and do on International Drive

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9 interesting facts about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™

Here's the top things you should know about Universal's latest attraction.

An expert's guide to Universal's Volcano Bay™

We caught up with Neil after his trip to Florida, who had a bit to share about Universal’s Volcano Bay™.

An expert's guide to Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

Mike thought the Magic Kingdom Park was the fairest of them all. Here’s his take on this fairy-tale land.

An expert's guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

We caught up with Mel and asked her to tell us about her walk on the wild side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

5 day trips to take when in Orlando

It's easy to forget that Florida is more than just attractions. Here's our picks for some days out beyond the parks.

The new Orlando adventure

14 days in Florida? Thanks to the latest flexible theme park tickets tickets that let you pop in and out of your favourites throughout your stay, and smart, pre-bookable queue-jumping, you can have your Key lime pie and eat it!

7 Secrets at Universal Orlando Resort™ you might not know

Keep an eye out for these little secrets at Universal Orlando Resort™...

How to holiday at Universal Orlando Resort™

Get the most out of your Universal Orlando Resort™ holiday with advice from our local expert — Jay Goodrow.

Details revealed: Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World

We've got the scoop on Toy Story Land — opening this summer at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

19 awesome things to do when visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Take a look at our cheat to make sure you have a truly magical time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Why a Disney Cruise is perfect for a world-class family holiday

A Disney Cruise gives you a fairytale experience from start to finish.

See what’s coming next at Walt Disney World Resort

Here's what we found out at Disney's D23 Expo in Los Angeles this year.

Destination Gurus - Florida

Georgia Jameson, who works in the Virgin Holidays store in Southampton, knows her Walt Disney from her Walmart.

Plan your perfect Disney holiday

Our Disney expert, Paris Stanley, reveals that with a little planning, you’ll enjoy the Disney magic even more.

Florida for Adventurers

When it comes to a holiday, the bigger, the wilder and the scarier the better as far as you’re concerned. Try these Florida ideas on for size.

More about International Drive

Ahoy! For a unique dining experience, head to Pirates Dinner Adventure. Be greeted by an 18th Century Spanish galleon ship on an indoor lagoon complete with night sky lighting. Enjoy a meal while cheering on your pirate mascot while watching the evil Captain Sebastian the Black lead his crews of renegades on a swashbuckling adventure.

Orlando is famous for its shopping, and International Drive is a hub of retail choice with over 480 shops. The Florida Mall and the Mall at Millenia both offer a selection of favourite high street brands, with Mall of Millenia also hosting a range of designer shops and boutiques.

Mall shopping in Orlando

International Drive has a variety of entertainment, with Pointe Orlando offering several clubs, bars, fairgrounds and an IMAX® cinema. You’ll be spoilt for choice with your pick of alfresco dining, British pubs, funky cocktail bars and swanky nightclubs.

Nightlife in Orlando

Virgin Holidays is the #1 UK tour operator to Florida. We’ve been making magic happen here for over 30 years. And now we’ve put our heads together to bring you this Florida guide with ideas for cheap days out, insider tips, and smart ways to save on those all-important theme park visits. 

Florida Travel Guide