Orlando has become a hot spot for tourism with its popular attractions like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. While some things in Orlando are free, other attractions cost big money and can punch a hole in your vacation budget. With attraction options like dinner shows, helicopter rides, museums and theme parks, the competition for your tourism dollar is stiff. If you know where to look, however, you can save bundles of money on your next Orlando getaway.
Order a planning kit from the Orlando Visitors Bureau online by filling out and submitting a short form. The Orlando Vacation Planning Kit includes attraction brochures, a calendar of events, accommodation recommendations and a Magicard that can save you up to $500 on Orlando area attractions.
Purchase an Orlando Entertainment Book. Although you have to pay for it, the Entertainment Book offers special deals like buy-one-get-one-free offers that are well worth the cost if you plan to take your family to several Orlando attractions.
Check online websites of the Orlando attractions you plan to visit during your stay. Many attractions offer specials when booking in advance or online. Not only can you print your tickets conveniently from your printer, you can also skip the ticket lines when you arrive.
Check the tourist brochure racks of your hotel lobby. These racks are loaded with attraction ideas and discounts to Orlando's popular and local "hole-in-the-wall" attractions like jazz and comedy clubs.
Plan your vacation during off-peak times. Orlando attractions such as Disney and Universal Studios offer significant discounts on admission during slow vacation periods like May and September. Check attraction websites for promotions and specials.