When planning a vacation, doing your research before coming on your trip is just as important as what you do while on vacation. The best way to get started on your journey is to book all of your tickets right here through Orlando Fun Tickets. We offer the best deals in town on discounted Central Florida attractions, including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World Orlando, and more. And not only can you purchase all of your theme park tickets here at OrlandoFunTickets.com, but you can also buy discounted tickets to area dinners shows and other attractions, such as the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Blue Man Group and Wet ‘n Wild. Getting these tickets in advance will not only save you money, but you can also plan ahead to exactly what attractions you will do on each day of your vacation. Below are more tips and ways to do research to make your next vacation to Central Florida your best one yet!
As mentioned above, purchase all of your tickets before coming down to Central Florida through Orlando Fun Tickets. With all of your tickets in hand before your vacation, you can plan a day-by-day itinerary to make sure that you hit up every theme park and local attraction that you want to see. This will also save you time when you get to the parks in the morning by allowing you to bypass the long ticket lines at the parks.
Make reservations for any and everything that you can! Whether it is dinner shows or just regular meals, plan out your meals as much as possible in advance. For example, if you know you will be at a certain theme park on a specific day, you can make reservations for full-service meals in those parks in advance. Also, specifically at the Walt Disney World® Resort, all sit-down meals and dinner shows have to be made in advance, as availability fills up quickly. This will save you time in the parks trying to find a place to eat!
Plan a budget out ahead of time. Make yourself – and your kids – a budget of what you would like to spend on food, souvenirs and other extras every day. By giving yourself this daily “allowance,” you will know exactly what you have every day to spend and you will be less likely to overspend. Also, beware of room cards that you can charge things in the park to. Instead of just always giving your room card as a charge, bring cash into the park to spend so that your room bill will not get out of hand during your vacation.
Confirm all of your reservations once right before you leave the house. Also, keep a folder with you at all times with confirmation numbers for everything, as well as print-out confirmations if available. These last-second confirmations can clear up any problems you might have and could save you time later. Also, keep phone numbers on hand in case you need to cancel anything at the last minute.
Be sure to have a back-up plan available at all times. The weather in Central Florida may deter some plans, so if it is calling for rain all day, decide before this happens whether you want to move forward with your plans for the day or if you want to use your Plan B for that day. This can save arguments and will cut down on stress if you have talked about this prior to arriving.
Read books and research online the places that you will be visiting. Many websites are devoted to time-saving tips, and if you have a good grasp of the attractions ahead of time, it will save you time there – as well as giving you more time to enjoy the things you want to see more of!
If you are driving, or are getting a rental car, print out directions to any place you might want to visit before you leave (theme parks, local restaurants, malls, etc.). You will probably not have access to a computer and printer on your vacation, so if you have directions on hand when you get there, it will save you time asking questions – and getting lost.
Fill the family in, and plan together! If everyone in the family is actively involved in the planning stages of your vacation before you leave, everyone will have accurate expectations of what to expect every day. It will also get everyone – including you – more excited about everything that you have to look forward to on your vacation!