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Spring Break in Orlando: Exclusive Events, New Attractions, Vacation Savings

Orlando, the Theme Park Capital of the World, is ranked among the 18 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2023, according to Kayak. Visit Orlando highlighted unique experiences to create lasting memories this spring break, and also options to help save money and bring more value to an Orlando vacation.

With nine thrilling theme parks, Orlando promises immersive experiences this spring, whether it’s savoring international eats at exclusive festivals or taking off on new attractions:

  • EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (through July 5th) boasts impressive Disney-inspired topiaries, colorful gardens and delicious fresh flavors around the World Showcase.
  • Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnival (through April 16th) features Cajun and Creole dishes, and performances by some of the biggest names in music.
  • SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival (through May 7th) features exquisite global cuisine, local craft beers and diverse live entertainment.
  • Much-anticipated attractions are set to open this spring:
    • TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park, opening April 4th, will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park.
    • Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks spectacular “Happily Ever After” will light up the skies once again beginning April 3rd.
    • Pipeline: The Surf Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando will be the world’s first “Surf Coaster,” debuting this spring.
    • The recently opened Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida takes guests through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens.
    • Universal’s Great Movie Escape – recently opened at Universal CityWalk – is an escape room experience featuring interactive state-of-the-art missions inspired by blockbuster films.


Visitors can admire Orlando’s local art scene at various annual spring festivals.

  • The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (through March 19th) is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals, drawing over 300,000 visitors annually. Hosted in historic Winter Park, the juried art show features sculptures, paintings, digital art and more from hundreds of artists.
  • Orlando’s largest arts and crafts festival series, Spring Fiesta In The Park (April 1st-2nd) in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, features distinctive art from over 300 artists and crafters, live entertainment and local food vendors.
  • Celebrate Central Florida’s diverse culture with a tapestry of artwork from 25 folk and urban artists and live entertainment at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival (April 22nd).


Orlando-area attractions and resorts will offer exclusive deals and discounts for spring:

  • Caribe Royale Orlando: Enjoy 15% off the best available rate on stays of two or more nights, plus a $25 daily dining credit when booking direct through April 21st, for stays through May 31st.
  • Floridays Resort Orlando: Get a sixth night free when booking five nights by May 31st for stays through May 31st.
  • Avanti International Resort: Save 20% on the best available rate when booked by May 31st for stays through May 31st.
  • Avanti Palms Resort: Save 25% on the standard rate when booked by May 31st for stays through May 31st.
  • The Point Hotel & Suites: Save 25% when booking a minimum of two nights before May 31st for stays through May 31st.

Travelers can maximize their Orlando spring break budget by using these helpful tips:

  • Schedule a complimentary vacation planning session: With Visit Orlando’s exclusive vacation planning tools – like the immersive Orlando Virtual Tour feature and free one-on-one vacation planning services.
  • Enjoy extra perks: Staying at a theme park’s on-site properties has major advantages, such as early admission and extended hours, in-room babysitting and children’s activity centers.
  • Purchase tickets in advance: Buying tickets online ahead of time can be a big-time money saver. Many of Orlando’s popular attractions and theme parks offer authorized discount tickets through Visit Orlando.
  • Experience unique attractions under $30: From brain-bending experiences to outdoor adventures, Orlando offers one-of-a-kind experiences that are as memorable as they are value-packed. A full list is available here.
  • Enjoy free fun: In addition to the low-cost attractions and experiences, Orlando offers even more fun, no-cost activities for all ages, like Disney SpringsLake Nona Sculpture Garden and a wealth of museums and galleries. A full list of free activities can be found here.

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, the organization represents more than 1,300 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.

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