You could hold your family reunion anywhere in the country but you’ve decided to hold it in Orlando. This is a great choice considering all the things there are to do in this fine city. There’s an option for everyone and something within any budget. As you consider your options, check out these top choices for the best entertainment value on your Orlando vacation – family reunion.
Stick with one theme park
There are many theme parks in Orlando. From Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, to SeaWorld and Legoland, it can be hard to make a decision. We see plenty of people want to do it all. While we understand why this is tempting, we must point out that this is not the best way to get the best value.
At most theme parks, the longer your ticket is, the less it costs per day. For example, if you visit Disney World for one day it would cost around $85 to add a second day. On the other hand, the price difference to go from a four day ticket to a five day ticket is only about $10 per day. As a result, the best option is to stick with a single park to keep your costs as low as possible.
Cut your accommodation costs significantly
If you’ve been shopping for rentals near Disney World then you have likely come across some expensive options. In fact, a quick search often dissuades people from a visit to Orlando because they see the prices and assume it’s out of their price range. The good news is that a hotel near Disney World isn’t the only option.
A better option for larger groups are vacation homes in Orlando. They can have up to eight rooms, many of which sleep more than one. As a result, your entire family reunion could stay in one or two houses. Each one has its own private pool, full kitchen, and a host of other amenities. The best part? These homes start at just $99. Choose one that’s within 15 miles of the theme parks and you’ll have the best of all sides: A great price, a great location, and plenty of room.
Take advantage of free adventures in Orlando
You will likely want to spend a significant amount of your time at the Orlando theme parks. That said, a great way to cut costs is to spend some time on free activities. This could be taking a day off to relax by your private pool, or it could be spending an afternoon and evening enjoying the ambiance and outside entertainment at Disney Springs. Your family reunion may even want to take a trip to one of the nearby beaches for the day. Any way you slice it, there are free options in and near Orlando.
Try a few delicious Orlando restaurants but keep your general food budget down
There are some truly delicious and special restaurants in Orlando. What’s more, because this town is city is so accustomed to tourists, many restaurants regularly handle large groups. Be sure to call ahead and get a reservation in but rest assured it won’t be an issue.
While we do recommend that you check out a few options Orlando has to offer, one of the reasons we recommend vacation villas is because they have full kitchens. This allows you to eat plenty of meals in your vacation home. The Disney and Universal parks also allow you to bring in food. Many family reunions will cook up breakfast, bring lunch to the parks, and then enjoy a dinner out on the town. This is a great way to get the most value from your entertainment budget without giving up some of the unique Orlando flavors.
Choose Orlando vacation packages
Finally, if you really want to get the best bang for your buck, don’t buy each piece of your trip separately. For example, if you rent your vacation home, then buy your theme park tickets directly from the parks, etc., then you’re going to spend more than you have to – it’s just that simple.
Instead, choose one package that works for everything you need. At Orlandovacation.com, we offer special group travel planners. You simply tell them what you want, what your priorities are, and what your budget is. They can go over each option and let you know what’s likely to work best for you. It’s completely free to work with them and in some cases they can save your group hundreds and hundreds of dollars.