Ten tips to save money in Orlando, Florida this summer

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 3:04 PM

Everyone knows that family summer holidays can be expensive, so here are some top tips on how to save money in one of the most popular family summer holiday destinations - Orlando in Florida.

1. Use a price comparison site such as Complete Orlando to compare flights, star ratings and look for special deals throughout the year. At the moment, they are offering a dine for free at Disney offer, (saving up to £2,264 per family) plus the option to buy a Disney 14-day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 7 days. For October half term there are currently accommodation deals for a family of 4 from as little as £48 per person.

2. Attraction Tickets Direct has a good offers at the moment – spend over £450 on your Orlando tickets and you’ll receive a free Kids Eat Free Card for each child aged 3-9 yrs in your party. This card can be used at over 130 locations in and around Orlando – just present your card when purchasing an adult meal and enjoy .

3. Take some snacks with you to the park – they’ll keep the kids going when they get hungry and means you don’t have to take time out from your day to find treats that might add unnecessary costs to your budget within the theme parks themselves.

4. If you are not hiring a car, always check for free shuttle services from your hotel, saving you money in taxi fares. Some attraction deals also include free shuttle service too – for example book your LEGOLAND Florida ticket with Attraction Tickets Direct and receive one free round trip transfer aboard the LEGOLAND Florida Shuttle for each member of your party.

5. Shop around for a ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ option – If you book by phone with Attraction Tickets Direct you can pay just £10 as a deposit for your tickets and lock in prices - even if the conversion rate goes up. Pay your balance in instalments up until the date you travel.

6. If you are flying from Manchester Airport, take advantage of a ‘Kids Eat Free’ deal running from 12-3pm every day until September 30. With every adult purchase, kids can enjoy a lunch for free. Participating restaurants include The Real Food Company, The Food Villlage and The Grain Loft. Download your vouchers in advance from www.manchesterairport.co.uk.

7. Check in regularly on the offers tab on holiday websites – you’ll find activities that you might not necessarily have considered at reasonable prices.. For example, Attraction Tickets Direct is currently offering Rat Pack and Friends Dinner and Show tickets at just £1 for kids.

8. There are plenty of ‘all you can eat’ restaurants around the parks to suit a variety of tastes, and that are incredible value for money.

9. If you book with Attraction Tickets Direct you can also receive a free VIP Discount Coupon Book worth up to $350 to spend at the outlet Florida Mall. Plus you will also receive a Florida Mall tote bag to carry your purchases in.

10. Take a bottle of water with you to the parks – refill at the many water fountains dotted around and save time for the rides, and money, instead of queuing to buy drinks.

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