Ready for a summer getaway, but looking to keep costs down? There are plenty of ways to save money when you travel to Orlando this summer.
By avoiding travel during holidays, such as July 4th, you will not only avoid the holiday crowds, but could also save a little money. If you can hold off your travel until the end of the season, many travel discounts can be found during the last two weeks of August. If traveling mid-week is an option, you may find savings on everything from gas to entertainment.
If you are flying, choose the day you purchase your airline tickets carefully. According to travelzoo.com
, many airlines post their airfare rates on Tuesdays. By keeping an eye on these rates, you may be able to grab the deals before they are sold out.
Feeding your family can add up to a big portion of your vacation budget. Many family restaurants offer "kids eat free" promotions on weekends or specific days of the week. mykidseatfree.com
is a valuable resource for finding these money saving deals. The site even has a Family Vacation section with deals at featured destinations. Oak Plantation Resort
also offers a Rise and Shine Breakfast Buffet everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for only $6.95 and $4.50 for children ages 4 to 9 to save you time and money before hitting the parks.
If theme parks are part of your Orlando vacation plans, purchasing in advance or from the Oak Plantation Resort Concierge
are great ways to save money and maximize your time in the theme parks. Purchasing multi-day passes usually results in a discount.
A great way to save gas, parking fees and stress is to use Oak Plantation Resort's complimentary
scheduled shuttle to the Disney®Theme Parks, Universal® and SeaWorld®. Parking rates at theme parks can range from $12 - $20. Making use of the complimentary shuttle is a smart way to save.
Being a smart packer can also save you money. Make a list and pack carefully. Be sure to include first aid items, preparations for rain, such as easy to pack ponchos, and reusable water bottles. Pre-purchasing souvenirs can also save you big bucks at the theme parks. Many local stores such as Target
carry Disney items, which can be purchased and given to children during your trip. Discount souvenirs can also be purchased outside of the parks in Orlando. For Disney souvenirs check out the Disney Character Warehouse store just minutes from Downtown Disney at the Orlando Premium Outlets on I-Drive.
For more money saving ideas visit the concierge in our newly renovated lobby.