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United flies daily from Syd­ney and Mel­bourne to Or­lando via San Fran­cisco and Los An­ge­les. See united.com. Qan­tas, Hawai­ian Air­lines and Delta also of­fer daily ser­vices to the US from Aus­tralia. Or­lando’s theme parks and at­trac­tions are spread out, so vis­it­ing the area re­quires some plan­ning. Sev­eral car rental com­pa­nies op­er­ate from Or­lando In­ter­na­tional Air­port (MCO). Start by com­par­ing prices at ex­pe­dia.com.au Most car rental op­er­a­tors ac­cept Aus­tralian driver’s li­cences as valid ID. Uber car ser­vice is pop­u­lar, fast and af­ford­able through­out Or­lando. uber.com Visi­tors trav­el­ling around the hub of In­ter­na­tional Drive can make use of the I-Ride Trol­ley, a hop-on, hop-off ser­vice. The Walt Dis­ney World Mono­rail cov­ers a 22km track and car­ries pas­sen­gers from the Magic King­dom to Ep­cot parks and back. There’s re­ally no off-sea­son in sunny Or­lando, though the sum­mer months (June to Au­gust) can be un­com­fort­ably steamy. The parks are busy year-round, with even big­ger than usual crowds dur­ing spring break (usu­ally two weeks around Easter; dates change each year) and Christ­mas hol­i­days.


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