Orlando attractions, resorts offering big deals to Florida residents

Walt Disney World Resort, other Orlando attractions, and hotels are trying to attract locals for spring break with never-before-seen deals.

Disney is offering Florida residents a four-day ticket for about $50 a day.  The regular price is more than $120.

"Disney traditionally do things like bundle free dining in with a hotel but they don’t usually discount tickets as deeply as they are right now," said Seth Kubersky, Co-author of Unofficial Guides book series.

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Universal is selling four-day tickets for the price of one and at SeaWorld, it’s a BOGO, a one-day ticket, gets you another day, at another park.

The deals, don’t stop there, as resorts have also dropped prices, as listed  below:

  • Hilton Grand Vacations SeaWorld: $100.
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista: $89.
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista: $76.
  • Doubletree SeaWorld: $66.
  • Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista: $63.
  • Select Rosen Hotels & Resorts, starting rates vary  (details below)

"Seeing hotel nightly rates under 100 bucks, especially with that proximity to Disney, is also a big shift," said Kubersky.

"Our rates are probably the lowest you’ll ever have in your lifetime," said Jay Leonard, General Manager, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista.

Leonard says the resort area is relying on local business.

"It’s really about trying to get the occupancy back and the Florida resident is the one that’s going to really drive that home," said Leonard. "We’re not going to have international tourism but all signs are pointing to domestic tourism really picking up the slack this spring break."

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Rosen Hotels & Resorts is also offering two local resident deals: the Rosen Fun-Cation and the I Love Rosen Card.

The Rosen Fun-Cation offers BOGOs including free golf at Shingle Creek Golf Club and discounts at places like Fun Spot, Gatorland, Pirate's Cove Golf, and Starflyer at ICON Park. The Fun-Cation package also includes BOGOS for breakfast at the hotels and for finer dining at Jack's Place at Rosen Plaza. The Rosen Fun-Cation is offered at Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Plaza, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, and Rosen Inn.  Each hotel offers different starting at rates which are listed on the website. 

The I Love Rosen card entitles holders to 25% off the best available rates at Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre, and Rosen Plaza.  In addition, cardholders receive a 25% discount on spa, golf, and a select group of restaurants at each hotel. The card is free and is to obtain by stopping by one of the three hotels. The card is also good year-round and with no expiration date.

If you are looking to book a staycation, act quick because resorts and parks are operating with capacity limits due to the ongoing pandemic.

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