Orlando Bound–> Tips?

August 16, 2006 at 8:52 am 2 comments


We feel the need to be a bit goofy!   

For fun, hubby has been looking at taking our kids to Disney, Orlando for the first time as our next big family vacation. 

We’re scoping out possibilities for hotels, travel, etc.  we don’t want to miss anything “big”, but don’t want to break the bank necessarily either (as if anything BUT is possible as Disney!)

Any tips on

  1. Lodging?
  2. Don’t miss…
  3. Skip….
  4. Save on… 

 Email or comment!  Thanks!  😀


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  • 1. rob  |  August 16, 2006 at 9:52 am

    You know we’re in Orlando!

    Lodging, just find what you like in your range. Once my wife and I found a nice 4 star resort beside Downtown Disney for about $75/night through, uh, shoot, what’s that site you find that stuff? I can’t remember. Hotwire or soemthing like that.

    If you want a fun and cheaper time than Disney, check out GatorLand! Or SeaWorld. But if you go to the Disney parks, you don’t have to pay for parking. Go earlier to a hotel and take the monerail or other places to take boats, etc to the park.

    If you want to take a tour of Wycliffe Bible Translators and/or Campus Crusade for Christ, we’re next door to each other near the airport.

  • 2. CJ  |  August 16, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    The last time we did Disney with kids, we stayed outside the park and drove. We’ve had to go to Orlando twice in recent years for business conferences which were inside the park. I would definitely stay inside the park if I ever went again. We were at the Comtemporary—an older hotel, but I still enjoyed it. The monorail runs through the middle.

    If you’re doing Orlando—Sea World is also a plus. Are you thinking fall break? Prices should be a little better and so should crowds. We were there in October twice and the crowds were way lower than July.

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