Orlando Tips

Orlando Tips

Are you going to travel to Orlando?

We have prepared this session for you to enjoy the best in Orlando and in the best possible way.

Try not to fill your suitcase with clothes, enjoy the trip to renew your wardrobe, since in Orlando you will find a wide variety of stores of the most varied brands.

Try to bring clothes that you are comfortable with, otherwise your experience in the parks will become very unpleasant, as you can not rest for a minute, given the number of attractions and queues.

Tip: In some parks it is interesting that you have a backpack with some clothes on hand, as some attractions will get wet for real.

It is also important that you do not forget to observe Orlando’s temperature during the period of your stay so that you can better plan your suitcase.

In my view the quietest months – when it comes to queues in the parks – are as follows: January, February, September, October and November. Already the most frequent months in the parks I believe are the following: April, June, July, August and December.
Also regarding the frequency in the parks be sure to consult also our section American Holidays.

Tip: Theme parks are usually fuller on weekends, notably Magic Kingdom. So, enjoy the weekend shopping.

The temperature in the city of Orlando is warm and pleasant most of the year. From January to May, the temperature remains quite high, ranging from 21 ° C to 28 ° C, cooling slightly at night. From June to September the average temperature in Orlando is 30 ° C, which is very hot. However, it is at this time of year that rainfall also increases in the region. During the period from August to December, the temperature drops considerably and may fall below 10 ° C.
Always observe the time of year you want to travel, in summer be sure to include shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen, sunglasses and so on.
Now if you want to travel there in winter, trousers and jackets are essential.

Tip: In summer in Orlando sunscreen becomes a staple item.
Be careful, especially if you are traveling with children.

Another important factor to decide as it influences a huge range of factors is to choose between the “low” and “high” season. Most operators consider the “low season” to be the period from March to May, as well as from August to November. And consequently as “high season” the months of January, February, June, July and December.
Not only that, before planning your trip be aware also of the American holidays, as the parks are crowded.

Try to take the amount you understand necessary to fund your food, transportation, tickets and some money to make your purchases.

Tip: In Florida, any merchandise you purchase in addition to the price of the label also includes six percent (6%) tax. In fact, within the Orlando area so-called sales tax ranges from 6% (six percent) to 7% (seven percent).

However, if you are interested in buying electronic gadgets and other high-value parts, try to provide an international credit card, as the ease of use in Orlando is great, not to mention that in parks you can pay from your food to shopping. using the card.
Travelers’ check are also very well accepted in Orlando. Another option is Visa TravelMoney, which is nothing more than a prepaid, rechargeable, password-protected card that you charge in Brazil (paying the charge day exchange) that can be used on the Visa accredited network and also allows you to withdraw at ATMs (Visa / Plus network), for more information visit: Visa do Brasil.

Tip: Do not carry all your money in your pocket, for your safety use the hotel safe.

Americans – unlike Brazilians – use coins a lot. Therefore, if you have difficulty identifying them do not hesitate to ask for help. The names given for the various currencies are as follows: penny – 1 cent; nickel – 5 cents; dime – 10 cents; quarter – 25 cents; and half dollar – 50 cents.

Tip: The most common notes are: $ 1, $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50, and $ 100 dollars. When you use notes over $ 50, sellers often use

Remember that you can only carry 02 (two) bags (checked), with a maximum of 32 (thirty-two) pounds each and a maximum size of 157cm (length + width + height) and a third handbag with a maximum of 18 (eighteen) pounds that fits under or in the compartment above the airplane seat, with a maximum size of 114cm (length + width + height).

These values ​​may vary depending on the hired airline.
Be sure to label your name and address on each bag to avoid problems, and if possible some tape that makes it easy to visually distinguish your bag from other passengers. Don’t worry, besides your third handbag you are also allowed to carry your favorite Disney character without any problems.
Take as carry-on luggage all valuables (electronic equipment, cash, jewelry, camera, etc.) as well as those of great need (medicines, keys, etc.). The electronics, for example: notebook, should be left on display (out of the bag) to facilitate the magazine.

Some items are prohibited from being carried in carry-on luggage and others cannot even be carried by air, among them are knives, pocketknives, non-plastic cutlery, scissors, ice punches, razors, corkscrews, needles, syringes (exception: in cases where the passenger has a pharmaceutical professional authorization on their behalf), toy guns, pool or polo cue sticks, sporting instruments (such as rackets and golf clubs), slingshots, slingshots, lighters (and lighter charge) , matches, fireworks, light signals, explosives, fuels, paint, bleach, aerosol starch, insecticides, cleaners and solvents, aerosols, butane tanks, fuel or diving, propane tanks, CO2 cartridges, self-inflating ferries , firearms, ammunition, gunpowder, self-defense gas, tear gas, pepper spray, Dry ice, tools that use gasoline for their operation, wet batteries, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances, among others. Therefore, if in doubt, consult the airline which will take you to the airport in advance.

If your payment is lost, you should complain to your airline and make the record of the occurrence at the time of disembarkation, as well as contact the customs office for such registration to ensure the right to your quota exemption.

Statement of Temporary Goods Exit (DST) – Extinguished
There is no need to fill in the STD – Declaration of Temporary Exit of Goods – as can be seen from RFB Normative Instruction No. 1.059, of August 2, 2010 – link.
Due to the new rules, DST was extinguished, so that you can travel with imported products in your luggage (notebooks, camcorders, among others) and you must also carry your purchase invoice to avoid the risk of being again taxed.

When you are in the United States and would like to call Brazil you may use the BrasilDireto service provided by Embratel, where you call collect from any telephone, including public phones, and pay for the call in Brazil. The call can be made automatically or with the help of an Embratel operator, where you have access to exclusive services.
To use BrasilDireto, just dial the service access number, depending on the country you are calling from (United States – AT&T 18003441055, MCI 18002831055, Worldcom 18008092292 or Sprint 18007455521), after calling BrasilDireto and choosing the language Embratel offers a number of options: Automatic Calls, simply by dialing the Brazilian city code and telephone number; Calling by calling card, in which you can use Embratel Prepaid Card or Embratel AcessFácil Postpaid Card, and also Call with operator assistance.

When in the United States note that places where service is included in the bill are rare.
So when it comes time to take a look at the usual values:

Bag Carriers = $ 0.50 to $ 1.00 per volume.
Taxi drivers = 15% of the value of the race.
Waiters = 15 to 20% of account value.

In Orlando the voltage is 110 volts. The sockets have 02 (two) parallel flat pins, one on one side larger than the other.

Remember also that in the United States the clothing sizes are different, and it should be noted that most of them use the name: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge.

S (Small) >> P (Small)
M (Medium) >> M (Medium)
L (Large) >> G (Large)
XL (Extra Large) >> GG (Extra Large)

Children’s Clothing: Women’s blouses and knitwear:
Men’s Shirts:
Women’s Shoes:
Brazil / USABrazil / USABrazil / USABrazil / USA
2 / 2-338/635/1433 / 4½
4 / 4-540/837/1534 / 5½
6 / 6-6x42/1039 / 15½35 / 6½
8 / 7-844/1240/1636 / 7½
10/1046/1441 / 16½37 / 8½
14/1450/1843 / 17½39/10
16+ / 16+ 44/18 
Dresses, Skirts & Coats
Men’s Suits: Children’s Shoes: Men’s Shoes:
Brazil / USABrazil / USABrazil / USABrazil / USA
38/446/3624-25 / 7½39 / 7½
40/648/4026-27 / 8½40 / 8½
42/850/4428 / 9½41 / 9½
44/1052/4629 / 10½42/10
46/1254/4830 / 11½43/11
48/14 31 / 12½44/12
50/16  45 / 12½
   46 / 13½

To send letters or postcards to Brazil, use the mailboxes around the city, especially near the supermarkets, they are blue boxes, where you will read US MAIL.
To send a normal letter to Brazil you will spend around US $ 0.90. A postcard is a little cheaper, $ 0.50. To buy stamps, you can use small machines that exist in almost every hotel. On these machines, you will always pay a little more for the stamps, but it’s worth for the convenience.

On the date of your departure, make sure you arrive at the airport at least three (3) hours prior to your departure time. This way you do not risk losing your plane and you will have time, if you are traveling with a tour company, to meet with your guide or travel group.

Tip: Be very careful at the airport with your bags, bags and especially your documents.

Look for the ticket office of the airline chosen to take you to Orlando, already in possession of your ticket and other identification documents, so that you can check your luggage.
Please note: Make sure that you have the relevant documents delivered to your luggage.
If you are carrying, in cash or travelers checks, an amount greater than R $ 10,000.00 (ten thousand reais) or the equivalent in another currency, you must declare such amounts using the Declaration of Postage – DPV.

Tip: If you wear contact lenses, it is recommended that you do not wear them while in the airplane cabin, as the air is very dry and will eventually remove moisture from the lens and may create a vacuum. However, if this is not possible, be sure to constantly use your eye drops to keep the lens moist.

Here are some tips if you are traveling with your younger children.
  • Dress your children with clothes that allow them to quickly view in crowded places.
  • Always mark a little in the park in case you accidentally split up. For example, the entrance to parks or places with little movement.
  • Carry your little ones on your lap when you leave the park, or hold them firmly by the hand.
  • Have your children carry an identification tag that looks good on them.
It should also be noted that most Orlando park attractions have height restrictions. Thus, if your children are very young, under the age of 06 (six), they may not be able to enjoy much of what parks have to offer, and parents will necessarily have to take turns, ie as a child. If you have fun in the attraction, the other will have to look after the children and vice versa.

When you land in the United States, you will go through the immigration sector, do not be scared by the lines, after all you are on tour.
In addition to the passport with the US visa, employees often check certain other documents, such as the form called I-94.
In this form, provided most of the time still in flight, you will have to fill it out informing not only your personal data, but also the time of your stay in US territory.
Immigration officials will probably still ask you the reason for your trip, inquire about your hotel reservations, your return ticket, and any other questions they deem appropriate.
The important thing is not to worry, if the employee after checking all of your documentation starts to fill you with questions, rest assured if you get tangled up with the language ask for help.

Also be sure to stop by the Duty Free Shop to buy some more, as purchases up to the $ 500 limit are not tied to the exemption quota for the products you brought with you from overseas. , that is, you are entitled to another $ 500 (five hundred dollars) per person when shopping at Duty Free Shop.
In addition to the quota, you must also observe the following limit set by the IRS, let’s see:

24 units of alcoholic beverages, with a maximum of 12 of each type;
400 units of cigarettes;
25 units of cigarillos or cigars;
250g of pipe smoke;
10 units of perfumes and cosmetics; and,
03 units of each kind of electronic products, watches, toys or games.

Children under 18, even if accompanied, cannot purchase alcohol and tobacco products.
Goods purchased at duty free shops in Brazil, at the time of travel abroad, at duty free stores abroad, and goods purchased at duty free shops, catalogs and exhibitions inside buses, aircraft or travel vessels are treated in the same way as other goods. goods purchased abroad, becoming part of the traveler’s luggage. In short, these goods do not benefit from the exemption benefit granted to purchases at duty free stores in Brazil, made upon arrival of the traveler.
Source: IRS.

But keep in mind that you can bring goods up to US $ 500.00 (five hundred dollars) per person from overseas purchases under the so-called “exemption quota”, above this limit, 50% (fifty percent) tax is charged. If you do not declare the excess and the inspection catches you, you will pay more than fifty percent of the excess amount plus a fine.

Tip: The exemption quota also applies to minors.

For further information, go to the IRS website. In addition, you can also bring from Orlando without tax: clothing and other clothing, toiletries, beauty or makeup and footwear, for your own use, in a quantity and quality that is compatible with the duration and purpose of your stay abroad, as well as books, leaflets and periodicals on paper.
Note: Baggage checked in the mail or as cargo, even in the same vehicle in which you traveled, is subject to tax and is not entitled to the exemption quota. It is exempt from tax only when it is composed exclusively of clothing, used personal effects, books, leaflets and periodicals.

By law you may not bring from abroad:

  • objects intended for resale or industrial use;
  • automobiles, motorcycles, scooters, motor bikes, traillers and other land motor vehicles;
  • aircraft; and
  • boats of all kinds, watercraft and similar and boat engines.

The traveler cannot bring to Brazil either:

  • cigarettes and beverages made in Brazil, intended for sale exclusively abroad;
  • branded cigarettes not marketed in the country of origin;
  • Firearm toys, replicas, and simulations that may be confused with them, except to integrate an authorized user collection, under the conditions set by the Brazilian Army Command;
  • wildlife animal species without a technical opinion and license issued by the Ministry of the Environment;
  • any aquatic species, at any stage of evolution, without authorization from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama);
  • products marked with falsified, altered or imitated trademarks or falsely indicating their origin;
  • goods whose production has infringed copyright (‘pirated’);
  • products containing genetically modified organisms;
  • pesticides, their components and the like;
  • commodity that harms morality, morality, health, or public order; and
  • numbing substances or drugs.
If you are bringing to Brazil:
  • goods purchased abroad the total value of which exceeds the exemption quota for the purposes of calculating the tax due;
  • goods that cannot be brought as baggage, for which proper release rules apply;
  • Amounts, in cash or in travelers checks, in an amount greater than R $ 10,000.00 (ten thousand reais) or the equivalent in another currency, to fill in the proper form;
  • animals, plants, seeds, food, medicines, weapons and ammunition, which will be retained and released only after the competent organ has given its opinion;
  • goods that must temporarily remain in Brazil, whose unit value exceeds R $ 3,000.00 (three thousand reais) or the equivalent in another currency, in the case of foreigners; and
  • goods, whose regular entry into Brazil the traveler wishes to prove.
You should go to the place indicated for “GOODS TO DECLARE”.
Tip: If you are bringing in a foreign mobile device from abroad, you must also appear at the place indicated for “Goods to declare”, as proof of use is required for regular entry. Thus, even if they are included in the exemption quota, the identification of these devices must be stated in the declaration and be verified by the inspection.

If you have exceeded the exemption quota and you have not stated, if you go through customs to verify this irregularity, a penalty of 50% (fifty percent) will be imposed on the excess amount.
Note: Choosing the “Nothing to Declare” sector when the traveler is carrying taxable goods will be equivalent to filing a false DBA for the purpose of imposing the fine.

To pay the tax you must do so through the Federal Revenue Collection Document (DARF) at any bank branch, including an ATM, when this service is available.
Please note that without the tax payment your goods will not be released.
Where the banking network does not offer payment conditions at the time of disembarkation, goods subject to taxation will be withheld by Customs upon completion and delivery to the traveler of the Retention and Guard of Goods, with information regarding the traveler and to retained assets.
The goods will be released upon presentation by the traveler of the Withholding Term and proof of payment of taxes.