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Ten Tips for Getting the Most Bang for your Buck in Orlando

With a widerange of activities and attractions, Orlando has something for every budget. Infact, Forbes Magazine named Orlandothe most affordable destination in the US in 2016. Stretch the dollar even furtherwith these tips designed for travelers looking to get the most out their vacationwithout breaking the bank:

  • Book Early - It's wise to book earlyfor the best choice of flights and accommodation; traveling in May andSeptember offer best value formoney.
  • Buy Early - Purchase theme park and attraction ticketsbefore leaving home, as the theme park websites, travel agencies or Visit Orlando offerthe best deals in advance.
  • Enjoy Extra Perks -Staying at one of the theme park's on-site properties has major advantages, such as early admission and extended hours; complimentary breakfast and transportation; convenient child care services such as in-room babysitting and children's activity centers; front-of-the-line access and special discounts.
  • Free and Inexpensive Attractions - There are a plethora of activities inOrlando that guests can enjoy in the attractions area or off-the-beaten paththat range from free to under $25 including: The Charles HosmerMorse Museum of American Art, Kings Bowl Orlando, SAK Comedy Lab, Ripley'sBelieve It or Not! Orlando Odditorium, MadameTussauds and The Coca-ColaOrlando Eye. More info can be found on the Visit Orlando blog.
  • Save on Attractions -Take advantage of destination-wide savings by visiting fordiscounts on everything from attractions, shops and restaurants to spas, golfcourses and cultural arts venues. For those that don't purchase ahead of time,stop by one of Visit Orlando's ticket sales locations, including the OfficialVisitor Center, Mall at Millenia, United States Tennis Association NationalCampus or on Florida Turnpike Plazas.
  • Utilize In-Market Resources - Downloadthe free Visit Orlando App, featuring augmentedreality experiences for visitors to explore, have fun and earn savingsthroughout the destination. Available in Apple App and Google Play stores.

  • Getting Around- Orlando is much easier to navigate with a car, although many of the hotels offer complimentaryshuttle service to the theme parks. Ride sharing services are avilable.

  • Plan a Pool Day- Orlando's resorts offer everything from water slides and lazy rivers to whitesandy beaches, so be sure to set aside time to enjoy your onsite amenities,which come at no additional cost and offer some much needed downtime.
    Eating Out- Pay attention to three magic words: "Kids Eat Free." Many restaurantshave special offers where children dine free with a paying adult, like The COOPin Winter Park, Monday through Wednesday, or Kobe Japanese Steakhouse onTuesdays. The theme parks also offer special dining packages, with meals andsnacks included in one deal. During the month of September, Visit Orlando'sMagical Dining Month offers three-course meals at someof the area's finest restaurants for a discounted price.
  • Shop Smart - Orlando's diverse shopping selections range fromhigh fashion well-known brands to smaller eclectic shops. Each of the majormalls and discount outlet centers offer coupon booklets worth hundreds ofdollars in savings. Shoppers shouldvisit the Simon Guest Services Booth at The Florida Mall to receive the Style Savings Booklet containing over$900 in savings at many of their retailers and restaurants.