Three Ways To Save Money On Your Orlando Vacation

Three Ways To Save Money On Your Orlando Vacation

Orlando is a primary tourist destination in the Sunshine State, but challenging costs can often derail your vacation plans. If you are organizing your vacation on your own, however, there are many tricks to help you limit your expenses on accommodation, food, and activities.
A classy and budget roof over your head
Don’t fret about accommodation costs. Orlando hotels are both grandiose and budget-friendly; perfect if you’re looking for an exceptional place to stay without breaking the bank. Make sure you pick accommodation close to the main attractions you are after.
Find a hotel which offers a free airport shuttle service – many do, and it’s a considerable money saver! You can also look past traditional hotels and go for a vacation villa. Most such accommodations are favorably located close to attractions and theme parks, and extended rentals (i.e. a week or two) bring major savings. Whichever way you go, Orlando offers a top-notch roof over your head which does not burn a whole in your pocket.
Eat smart and save

Take at least one of your daily meals at an all-you-can-eat establishment. Use that meal to fill up and then save on food during the rest of the day. Avoid food at theme parks: it’s plain and ordinary for twice the money. If you don’t want to deprive yourself of a pleasant restaurant experience, check out the Internet for a great guide to local restaurants which offer vouchers and certificates which can get huge discounts percent on fine dining.
Attractions at attractive prices
Orlando has a lot of sights and activities to offer, and most of them will cost you – but there are ways around that, too! Instead of buying two-day passes to your favorite theme parks, buy annual ones: you will get a lot of additional privileges, complimentary free parking, and snack discounts (but stay away from park food in general, as advised above).
You can still experience Orlando’s glamorous side without going into your piggy bank. Comfort, good food, and fun are all available at a bargain. With these smart and easy tips, you are in for a wonderful Florida vacation!

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  1. massholemommy says

    We go to Orlando every year, but we stay right in Disney and eat there as part of their dining plan.

  2. My family and I are seriously trying to visit Orlando this summer. This post is very informative. Just what we need!
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  3. Those are great trips! I hope to one day visit Orlando! I think it is a great vacation destination.

  4. I may be in Florida all next winter, I sure don't want to go through another winter like we had this year. Not sure if we will be in the Orlando area, but it is a huge possibility. Thanks for the great food tip!!
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  5. becca112971 says

    We love Orlando and usually go once a month to Disney. I've found that taking snacks into the park saves ton of money.

  6. I love Orlando and would love to go. Thanks for the food tip-love any savings!
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  7. I live in Orlando. Another tip would be to seek out all the free activities that are offerred at Disney hotels, Universal Citywalk, festivals, farmers markets, etc
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    • what do you think the best hotel is that is close and maybe has continential breakfast also do you know anything in cocoa beach area too by the water with breakfast too

  8. One of these days my family and I will make it to Orlando! Your tips are super helpful- thank you!
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  9. I completely agree on the meals thing. We eat a late breakfast and pack a snack, and avoid eating in the park whenever possible.
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  10. Jennifer Williams says

    Those are great tips, we used to live near Orlando until recently so it was just a few hours to drive. We have stayed there a few times and if you plan right it does not have to cost a lot. We are now so far away that it will be a while before we go back though.
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  11. ladymarielle says

    Great tips! My son recently found out about Disnery world and has been on my case about going. Now is not the time budget wise but in the near future we plan on going. Packing lunches might be a good idea too to save of money.
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  12. I have friends that stayed in a rental house. it cost them 600 for the week. The rental was as large as a mansion. great tips- Amanda Ripsam
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  13. kristentoneycampbell says

    We live about 30 minutes from Orlando, so we've been known to do lots of weekend trips over there, or even day trips. There is SO much to do, no matter your budget! Great post!
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  14. Aisha Kristine Chong says

    I should probably tell this to my mom so we can spend some time in orlando in the future. 🙂
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  15. ericabuteau says

    These area really helpful tips. I'm planning a trip there in two years.
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  16. Thanks for sharing great tips! I hope that one day I can visit Orlando too!

  17. These are great tips. Vacations can get costly. It's nice to save money without ruining the trip.
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  18. kristenione says

    Love these tips. We've been thinking about a trip to Orlando for my mom's retirement so it's nice to kind of know where to start now!

  19. casavilorainteriors says

    I need to return to Disney sometime soon before my oldest goes off to college. It has been so long

  20. I do always try to find some sort of discount or package deal. They're out there!
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  21. Annual passes can be a big way to save, especially if you're going to one place more than once during the visit.. Thank you for the tips. I love visiting Orlando.

  22. toughcookiemommy says

    These are some great tips because I keep hearing how expensive it is to take the family to Disney.
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  23. Great tips. I agree eating smart can save so much money. There are so many affordable places for families to eat if you look around.

  24. Ashley Gill says

    It has been 15 years since I was in Orlando but my family is about to move to that area! I can't wait! I'm hoping to take the kids to Disney right away!

  25. Really great tips. We were actually supposed to go there this summer but had a change of plans. These would definitely come in handy for when we do go.
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