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Ideas in this Issue:
- Attractions under $20
- Resort “Day Passes”
- Outdoor Adventures
- Magical Dining Month
- Florida Resident Deals
Attractions Under $20
Budget-conscious travelers may be surprised to learn that Orlando was named the most affordable travel destination in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row by financial technology company SmartAsset. Fun attractions under $20 for a budget-friendly Orlando getaway include:
- Crayola Experience’s two-story family attraction is a colorful, socially distanced creativity excursion with 26 hands-on activities ($19.99 through Visit Orlando).
- The tallest swing ride in North America - Orlando StarFlyer at ICON Park - is just $10 online.
- Cruise the scenic waterways on the narrated Winter Park Boat Tour, which meanders along three lakes and two scenic canals of the tranquil Winter Park chain ($13.15 for adults.)
“Stay for a Day” Resort Passes
Plunge into the new waterfalls and lagoons of a different pool paradise each day as several world class resorts now offer single day passes. Enjoy access to pool features, private cabanas, resort spas, and even a day pass to a hotel room - all with social distancing guidelines in place.
- The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has a half-acre pool with 12 waterfalls, waterslide tower, water jet splash zone and white sandy beaches, with day passes starting at just $20 per adult and $10 per child. Hotel amenities such as pitch ‘n ‘putt golf and a rock-climbing wall are also included. In addition, day rooms can be reserved starting at $109.
- Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s amenities include a 3-acre lazy river, waterslide, hot tubs and cabanas. Day passes start at $20 per adult and $10 per child; cabanas start at $175.
- A 53,000-square-foot, canopy-covered water park with 14 slides and rides, CoCo Key Resort & Spa is a hit with kids of all ages. Passes start at $25 for adults and $15 for kids.
In addition to theme parks being largely outdoors – with their immersive lands, roller coasters and outdoor shows – Orlando’s natural side has fun open air and outdoor activities from “wild to mild”:
- Fulfill the need for speed at Revolution Off Road, home to 200 acres of tracks and trails for off-road experiences including ATVs and Argo amphibious Mucky Ducks.
- Soar above the ground at Orlando Tree Trek, an outdoor adventure and workout all in one, with an aerial adventure course offering six courses and two giant zip lines.
- Kayak down crystal-clear natural springs with Get Up and Go Kayaking.
An Overnight Escape with Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining – the popular, three-course $35 dining program, runs now through Oct. 4, allowing diners to experience fine dining in Orlando at a great value. Foodie fans can take advantage of this additional incentive to plan a weekend getaway to The Theme Park Capital of the World, where they can not only experience Magical Dining but also food-focused events at the theme parks, while taking advantage of special Florida Resident deals - including hotel savings up to 30%.
Orlando’s Florida Resident Deals Offer Savings up to 50%
With car trips the favored mode of transportation accounting for 97% of travel this summer (according to AAA), Florida residents ready for a getaway can take advantage of special Orlando deals up to 50% off:
- Purchase a single day ticket to Universal Orlando Resort and visit every day through Dec. 24 for free
- 50% off Gatorland tickets
- $20 adult tickets and 15% off airboat rides at Wild Florida’s Drive Thru Safari
- 30% off the newly opened Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort