How to save money in Orlando this fall
Summer tourists season is finally over! The weather is showing signs of cooling down.
If you live in Orlando or are planning a trip to Orlando, there are plenty of bargains that come around this time of year that may be too good to pass up. Anyone looking for a spot to stay and play needs to check out these deals.
Let's take a look:
Orlando’s Magical Dining Month has been extended to October 12, with over 100 Orlando area restaurants offering prix fixe (fixed price) dinners for just $35 per person (taxes and gratuity not included). The foodie in you can indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees, and desserts at this exceptional price (for the quality of restaurants that are included). Through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Those looking for some Orlando area fun stuff to do without breaking the bank I’ve got a few ideas for you to consider:
Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this holiday season as theme parks and resort hotels sparkle with jolly decorations that bring the spirit of the season to life. Entertainment abounds, including carolers performing on select nights at select resorts. For those looking to stay in the middle of the magic with a great deal, this is the last chance to save 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights October 8 through December 24, 2017. The last day to book with this amazing offer is October 7, 2017 via DisneyWorld.com.
Universal Orlando has a special 3-park offer for Florida residents. Florida residents who buy a 3-park, 2-day pass now through Dec. 17, 2017, will receive two free days. That’s four days you can use through Jan. 31, 2018. Blockout dates and restrictions apply. You can find more information at UniversalOrlando.com.
Regular prices for a 3-park ticket for 4 days is $82 per day, this special offer reduces the price for Florida residents to $61.25 per day for 4 days. That's a 25% savings!
Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this Saturday, earlier than ever before for six weekends of family fun. Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.” Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park.
The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 23 through October 29, 2017, and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close.
Plus you can also enjoy two visits at any combination of our great Florida theme parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay for $59 per day (normally $80).
Or you can enjoy three visits at any combination of our great Florida theme parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay for $49/day.
Offer valid for a total of three (3) visits at any of the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Valid 365 days from the date of purchase during regularly scheduled operating hours. Second visit must be redeemed within six (6) months of the first visit.
Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park is offering FREE gator park admission for everyone thru the end of 2017.
Revolution Off Road is offering a Family Fun Deal with buy one Driver and one passenger on Mucky Duck ticket and get up to an additional 2 further passengers for free. Valued at $85.60. Reservations are always required so you may not be able to decide to do this at the last minute. If you’ve never tried the Mucky Duck, just as its name implies, you can expect to get dirty! Check out more on the Mucky Duck experience.
Track Shack Events has a new pricing for families and friends to register for upcoming 5ks and road races. Get 15% OFF when registering 3 or more people in one transaction with Friends and Family Pricing at select Track Shack events by going to www.TrackShack.com/events For example, the NONA 5k event taking place later in September drops the price from $33 for an adult down to $28 by taking advantage of this deal.
Walt Disney World Golf offers special golf play during their Sunset 9 promotional hours for a quick nine holes before dusk, and it includes a light snack! For ONLY $29 plus tax, you can enjoy 9 holes of golf, use of a golf cart (pull cart on Disney’s Oak Trailgolf course), a warm freshly-prepared Hot Dog, and a pre-round beverage (domestic beer or soft drink).
Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen College Park is offering 15% off for all service men and women (military, police, fire, etc.) as well as for all educators. Picture ids are necessary for the discount to be applied. The Outpost offers a core menu of family recipes, twisted classics, made-from-scratch food, and seasonal menus that feature the abundance of farm-to-table ingredients Florida has to offer.
Medieval Times is always a fun time for an evening full of entertainment and includes a unique dining experience! With their back-to-school discount, you can save up to $20 per person. This makes adult tickets $42.95 and kids $29.95 with the savings code SMR17. The offer is valid for shows through 11/30/17 at the Orlando location only.
Florida residents can save even a bit more with savings code FLR17. This brings the resident price down to $39.95 for adults and kids $29.95 (Save up to $23 per person). Valid for shows through 9/30/17. Not valid Saturdays. Note: The kid prices are listed as being the same with both codes.
Gatorland Extends Half Off Florida Resident Discount Through Sept. 30
Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has extended its Florida Resident Special rates for adults and children through Sept. 30, to continue extending special hospitality to tourists throughout the state who experienced stress and inconvenience from Hurricane Irma. That means adults pay $13.50 rather than $27; Children ages 3-12 pay $9.50 rather than $19 and Seniors 55+ pay $10.80 rather than $21.59. Children under age 3 are free of charge. Proof of Florida residency for adults required. Prices are plus tax. Tickets must be purchased at Gatorland admissions.
I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing is offering discounts on all its racing prices!
When you have a need for speed! From one single race to membership packages, now is the time to get in on the discount prices at the I-Drive. Savings range from $4 on a Race Play Eat package all the way up to $39 depending on the package you choose. The Florida resident special is $2.00 off per race for both adults and children.
Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando is one of the largest bowling centers in the Southeast with 80 lanes and tons of fun for families. They have deals every day: http://www. alomabowlingcenters.com/ boardwalk/wp-content/uploads/ sites/4/2016/12/Boardwalk- Bowling-price-Fall-2017-5.5×8. 5-r31.pdf. Some that are excellent is $1 games on Thursday, Pins & Pizza on Monday and 75-cent wings on Wednesday.
Orlando Tree Trek is an aerial obstacle course in the trees! The park has several awesome deals. First, Florida residents save 15% with a valid Florida ID. Second, Florida college students get $25 admission (half off!) with a valid student ID. Finally, anyone is welcome to purchase an annual pass for only $199–a great deal for residents who want to come back again and again. The park is also doing a special in September. When you buy one admission, you get another 1/2 off—but this is only for the month of September. See more here: http://www. orlandotreetrek.com/specials/
NOW is the time of year to make accommodations for the holidays. Less competition keeps prices more reasonable. The closer you get, the higher the prices and the fewer options. You don't have as much availability so the ability to price-compare and price-shop becomes very hard. (We just booked our accommodations for the week between Christmas and New Year’s at a condo resort for close to 50% off!!)
Less competition keeps prices more reasonable. The closer you get, the higher the prices and the fewer options. You don't have as much availability so the ability to price-compare and price-shop becomes very hard. (We just booked our accommodations for the week between Christmas and New Year’s at a condo resort for close to 50% off!!)
BTW – The 2017 CheapAir Holiday Flights Report tells us that fares for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s flights are expected to increase the longer you wait. If you can book soon, do it.
Radisson Lake Buena Vista offers a Florida and Georgia Resident discount of 15% off their best available rates throughout the fall months. With rates from $89.00 plus tax, guests can enjoy spacious accommodations and an ideal location, just ¼ mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World.
There are no resort fees, no parking fees, and complimentary Wi-Fi is included in all guest rooms. This special can be booked by entering the promotional code “FLRES” in the promotional code section on their website: www.radissonlbv.com. Guests must show proof of residency at check-in.
Magic Village Luxury Condominiums has their Fall Sale going on from now through December 21st, 2017 with a 45% savings. You can check availability and book now or call +1 407-507-5900 and ask for the Fall Sale savings to take advantage of this special promotion.
All Florida residents can save 20% on Wyndham Vacation Rentals from now through December 24, 2017. For example, family and/or friends can stay for a week in one of their resort villas and save approximately $100 including taxes with this discount.
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive has a special American Adventure Package geared toward staycationers. It includes three nights in a Family Fun Suite (with fun bunk beds!), as well as 2 adult tickets to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, 2 adult tickets to Gatorland, and 2 adult tickets to Fun Spot America. The package starts at only $475–saving guests over $200. It's great for you because it involves several local attractions as well as a local resort. More here: http://www. wyndhamorlandoresort.com/ special-pkg/american- adventure-package.aspx
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort. Use PROMO CODE: FOX35
Booking Window: Now – Nov 15th Travel Window: Now – Dec 20th
25% OFF BEST AVAILABLE and REDUCED DAILY RESORT CHARGE $10
- Daily Access to the Water Park Attraction for up to 4 people
- Fun, kid-friendly daily planned activities, 6,500 sq ft Video Gaming Arcade
- Meet and Greet opportunities with our Red Parrot Mascot, “CoCo”
- Includes Transportation to Seaworld and Universal
- Parking, Poolside Towel Service, Business Center, WIFI
- Special On-Site events like wine tasting, Dance Yo Tail Feather Party Nightly
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. Celebrated as an experience in art and music, the AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando takes center stage as downtown Orlando's landmark luxury icon. With 247 guest rooms and suites, an inviting rooftop pool, spa, restaurant, lounge and more, the property has earned its reputation as a captivating haven for Orlando residents.
- One-night luxury accommodations starting at $609
- 50-minute massage for two
- $50 dining credit in The Boheme restaurant
- Complimentary valet parking