Best deals for Orlando trip?

Monday, December 29, 2003 10:56 AM
My grandparents bought a winter home in Winterhaven Florida, they said they were about 45 minutes from Disney. My children have never seen the ocean or been to Disney. I would prefer Universal, but anyway, where can I get the best deals for tickets to these places? Just about everything I've seen includes lodging or flights and we don't need either one of those. Also can they get them cheaper in Florida since they have a permanant address there now? Any help is appreciated! We may travel sometime in March/April
Monday, December 29, 2003 11:22 AM
Florida residents receive pretty substantial discounts on various sorts of Disney admission media when they're offere. is probably your best bet for finding out how to save the most money on a trip to Walt Disney World.

I have an annual pass to Universal Studios Florida, so I am not too sure what other sorts of admission media is typically discounted.

Monday, December 29, 2003 12:03 PM
You can get WDW and Universal tickets through Wal*Mart. Right now they have 5-day park hopper plus tickets for $264 (per adult) and Universal 2 days (with one day free) for $96 (per adult).

To save you the trouble of looking up the number --> 1-800-669-0913

Also if you need a room, which I doubt considering you have family there, I got a room at the La Quinta Lakeside on priceline for $20 a night (regular price per night is near $80).

Hope that helps. -Dho

Monday, December 29, 2003 12:04 PM
Since it sounds like you're fairly likely to visit more frequently....for Universal at least, Maddie's got the right idea....the annual pass includes parking, admission, and discounts on food and merchandise....get it thru AAA for $99/each (price last time I checked). :) There may or may not still be the same deal with ACE, not sure if Universal re-upped on that or not...

Disney has gotten into the discounting game lately due to low attendance, so there's usually something going on....last one I knew of was a four day park-hopper for $99 (FL residents only, of course, but I believe you qualify)....:)

edit: Swoosh, when are you headed my way? *** Edited 12/29/2003 5:05:34 PM UTC by rollergator***

Monday, December 29, 2003 12:13 PM
We will be there March 5th - 13th.
Tentative Schedule:
(5) - Arriving/Pleasure Island
(6) - EPCOT
(7) - Animal Kingdom/City Walk
(8) - Universal Studios
(9) - Blizzard Beach/Park Hopping
(10) - Disney MGM-Studios
(11) - Islands of Adventure
(12) - Magic Kingdom/EPCOT (for Illuminations)
(13) - Heading Home

Subject to change though :)

Monday, December 29, 2003 12:32 PM
Y not do universal and citywalk or Islands of Adventure and citywalk together? your just going to be wasting travel time by driving from animal kingdom to citywalk (around 20-25 minutes), and if you want you can leave the park, go to citywalk, then just head back to the park, and back again. seems more logical.
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:40 PM
...because Animal Kingdom typically closes by 6 pm, whereas Islands of Adventure is open later?
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:45 PM
Yep, Chenabog hit the nail on the head - that's the exact reason we are doing it that way. We love to eat/drink/be merry at Pat O'Brien's (the fuzzy leprachauns are wonderful there). Besides this is our "down time" during the week as it is a "bang-bang-bang" schedule otherwise.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 11:30 AM
I am going in feb, and I just got a 4 day park hopper pass for $99 + I am staying at the pop century hotel for only 477 a night.............not bad.

And I did it all thrue my travel agent.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 9:33 AM
The thing is Crazy Horse, if you had of done it by yourself, then you would have saved yourself about $100 or more, because you wouldn't be charging yourself a convenience fee -- however have a great time!
Thursday, January 1, 2004 10:31 PM
Oops....not $477 a night, I ment $77 a night.

And thank you, I will have a great time. We are really looking forword to going.


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