Money-Saving Strategies While Visiting Orlando
How to Travel to Orlando without Straining your Savings Account
Orlando is a city that serves as haven for kids. With its more than 50 theme parks, fun seems to be never ending. However, Mickey may not be able to explain to the kids well that fun may also be synonymous to expenses. Would you spoil all of it and just let your children frown? You would not need to do so with the money-saving strategies written here just for you. Your Orlando visit does not have to be expensive if you will know how to save on dining out, your accommodations and even on your shopping. Learn here how to keep not just your kids happy but your pocket as well.
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Even if the prices of everything appear to go up, you can still have an Orlando trip on a budget. All you need is a little planning and some tips to help you up. Below are some words of advice you can heed.
• Opt for vacation homes. If your family is quite big, say about 5 or more members, you can save more if you will pay for vacation homes. The rates are definitely cheaper than the price of a couple of hotel rooms. This way, you can have more space and you can look after your kids all the time. In addition, it has full kitchens so you can cook your own food; hence, saving more money.
• Plan your itinerary. There are so many theme parks in the city and you can’t possibly visit them all in a matter of a few days. Also, there are rides that are intended for kids, which teenagers might not appreciate. After deciding which attractions you want to see, you can start hunting for discounted tickets. Tickets at the gate cost 20% more than the ones sold off the gate. Some theme parks also offer online purchases of tickets at a lower price.
• Take up your hotel’s offer to a free ride to theme parks. The average daily expense of going to and fro is about $14. That amount can be spent into other things such as your kid’s shopping allowance.
• The Universal Studios offer a special package of dining at one of the bistros within City Walk and a movie at Loews Theater for an affordable price. This is one of the best deals you can find in Orlando. Also, do not forget your water bottles. You can have them refilled at water fountains. You might be surprised on how much you can save.
• A smart tourist buys souvenirs at the last day of the trip. This way, you will not only save money as your kids will already have an idea on what they want but time as well as you will do the shopping only once.
With these Orlando trip savings tips, your kids can treasure the memories while you keep your “little treasures” intact.
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If you visit any of the Disney parks more than once a year you should definitely get the season passes. They are well worth!
Amanda, Terri, Melvin and Phil
Thanks for these helpful tips. We recently took our daughter to Magic Kingdom, it was a memorable trip, my advice to fellow parents is avoid buying whatever you can from inside the park. Everything is at least 2 times more expensive. We had to buy a hat for our daughter for $21 and another souvenir for $18. You can easily buy almost similar stuff from any convenient store outside the park for a fraction of the price.
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