• WPC IN ORLANDO
  • GETTING THERE
  • FOOD AND FUN
 
 
WPC IN ORLANDO
Why Orlando?
The combination of Orlando’s tropical climate, world-renowned entertainment, and exquisite accommodations makes it the most visited tourist destination in the United States—over 57 million people visited this Central Florida city in 2012. With 176 golf courses, seven of the world’s top theme parks, more than 5,000 restaurants, and lush national parks nearby, Orlando has something to offer everyone.
The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
WPC 2015 will take place in the Orange County Convention Center, the second-ranked convention center in the United States in terms of exhibition space. Hosting more than 5 million visitors each year, this spacious meeting location boasts LEED Gold EBOM certification for environmental friendliness, more than 17,000 hotel rooms within walking distance, and easy access to hundreds of options for additional meeting space.
 
 
 
 
GETTING THERE
 
 
Airport Information
Orlando is served by two major airports, providing you with the flexibility to determine the best flight for your location and schedule.

1. Orlando International Airport
(MCO): Just under 16 miles (25km) away from the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International Airport offers nonstop service to dozens of locations.

2. Sanford International Airport
(SFB): Located 18 miles (29km) northeast of Orlando and approximately 40 miles (64km) from the Orange County Convention Center, the Sanford International Airport is the more distant of the two airport options.
 
 
Transportation
We want getting around Orlando to be as smooth and seamless as possible for you. Choose what transportation options suit you best from taxis or shuttles to buses or trains.

Getting around Orlando
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Need a map of the city? Bing has you covered.

To help you get from home to here, we’ve negotiated discounts with the following transportation companies.


Special Offer: Discounted travel with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is pleased to offer percentage discounts for attendees from the US and Canada, to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Florida.

- Discounts apply for passengers originating in the US and Canada only.
- Discounts apply for travel from July 9th to July 19th, 2015.
- Departures allowed from any Alaska Air/Horizon Air U.S or Canadian city to Orlando, Florida.
- You may book online at www.alaskaair.com. From the Home page, select “Advanced Search” to reach the booking page. From there input Discount Code ECMV937 in the “Discount Code” box.
- The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the "?" next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules.


Delta Airlines is offering percentage discounts off many published fare levels. Discounts apply to travel from July 9th through the 19th, 2015 for U.S. and Canada originations and July 5th through the 23rd, 2015 for international origination.

Reservations and ticketing are available immediately via www.delta.com. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800 328 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

When booking online at www.delta.com, from the Book A Trip section, select “Advanced Search,” and then enter your “Meeting Event Code” in the box provided.

Passengers originating in the US and Canada:
- Please specify Meeting Event Code: NML2U
- Travel is valid from July 09th to July 19th, 2015.
- Fares are valid on Delta and Delta Connection flights only.

International passengers originating outside of the US/Canada:

- Please specify Meeting Event Code: NML2V
- Travel is valid from July 5th to July 23rd, 2015.
- Fares are valid via Delta, Delta Connection and Delta codeshare flights operated by Alitalia, KLM and Air France.


Special offer: Discounted travel with United Airlines

United airlines is pleased to offer special discounts for attendees to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Passengers originating worldwide (excluding Japan):

- Travel is valid from July 09th to July 19th, 2015.
- You may book online at www.united.com. From the Home page, select “Advanced Search” to reach the booking page. Enter ZUFP845378 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
- Discounts are valid on United operated and marketed flights and United codeshare flights operated by Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, and All Nippon.

 
 
FOOD AND FUN
Orlando is brimming with excellent options for evening exploration, refreshments and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or thrilling nightlife, you can find it here.

Attractions
Art, history & culture
Dining
Golf
Nightlife
Shopping
Sports & outdoor recreation

Theme parks and resorts

Home to some of the top theme park entertainment in the world, Orlando is the ideal destination for families. Find out how you can visit these magical and imaginative parks—and save big on your tickets with special discounts for conference attendees:

Disney offers WPC attendees access to exclusive afternoon tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets that are not available at their ticket windows. The multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary admission to one of the following Disney experiences:
  • One (1) day at a Water Park: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • One (1) Round of Golf: Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4pm), or a round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course.
To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting and Convention Theme Park tickets, please call (407) 566-5600 or click here. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is July 11, 2015.

At Universal Orlando® Resort you’ll find two spectacular theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and more, all in one convenient location. Experience the pulse-pounding thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Take a starring role in some of the biggest movies and TV shows ever created at Universal Studios®. And enjoy the best in restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, movies and more at Universal CityWalk®. It’s an entire universe of action, fun, and excitement that takes you where you never thought you’d go.

Universal Orlando is proud to offer special tickets to both Universal Orlando theme parks for convention attendees, their guests and family members.

Need additional information about theme parks and tickets? Check out the links below for more.

Theme park information
Discount attraction tickets
Orlando Magicard