There’s a tradition in Brazil: When a kid turns fifteen years old, they either get a big party or a group trip to Orlando away from their parents.
Usually, the latter option wins.
“Everybody wants to come to Orlando. Disney is the best thing ever. It’s when you are 15, everybody dreams to see Mickey, Minnie,” Victor Costa said, who works for Pegasus Transportation. The travel company is one of more than a dozen in the city that cater to Brazilians. With more than 700,000 of them coming each year, they are Orlando’s most coveted group of Latin American tourists.