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Disney Condos – A Great Vacation Choice

Friday, September 4th, 2009

If you have ever stayed in a hotel with your kids, then, you will certainly appreciate this article. The average Orlando hotel size is only 400 square feet. I bet you didn’t realize that. But if you have a couple of kids like us, it feels more like 200 square feet or more like an overgrown closet.

Early this Summer we went to a hotel owned by Disney and I was disappointed in not only the size but the hotel itself. I didn’t realize Disney owned 2 star hotels. I guess that you are supposed to just be happy that you are staying on Disney property. The hotel walls seemed paper thin. It was certainly a shotgun style hotel room. We could hardly get around the room without running into each other.

Well, we certainly learned form that experience. Just last weekend we decided to try something different and we chose a Disney condo. Now this Disney condo was not owned by Disney but was very close to all the Disney parks. The experience was night and day when compared staying at a Disney hotel.

For starters, everyone had their own room. Now, there’s a great idea, and the place had to be about 3 times larger than the hotel and I just couldn’t believe the prices. It cost less than the hotel at Disney. We paid just $89 a night for the Disney condo rather then $99 for the undersized hotel.

It was a great experience for sure. Everyone loved it. If you are considering renting a Disney condo, don’t think twice. They are a hidden jem in the Orlando vacation market.


Save on your Disney Vacation

Friday, July 31st, 2009

If you are thinking about going to Disney anytime soon, then, you should book your vacation sooner rather than later because Walt Disney World is set to raise their prices once again to all of their theme parks. If you book before the next price hike, you can lock in the lesser ticket prices and save yourself some money. Disney has raised prices regularly for the past couple of years on the first Sunday in August, and this year will be no exception. It’s not a matter of if they will raise their prices, it’s more of a question of how much. Disney does not disclose the amount of the increase in advance. It more or less just happens.

If you are looking to go to the Disney Parks, then you should certainly look into staying at a Disney vacation home that is close to all of Disney parks. A vacation home can also help you save money a few ways. One is that the home comes with a full kitchen. If a family will take the time to eat just breakfast in the home rather than the local diners, a family of four could easily save $40 a day on food alone.

Another great amenity of a vacation home is that it offers a private pool. So, rather than going to a packed hotel pool, your family can spend some quality time relaxing and playing as a family in the pool and while you’re at it, have a nice barbecued lunch. You could truly make a day of this rather than hitting another them park. theme park tickets for one day for a family of four at the major theme parks could easily run you another $300 or $100-$150 to the less popular parks.

These are just a few ways that you can save on your Disney Vacation. If you would like to learn more, give one of our reservation specialists a call at 1-888-269-0276 and they will be glad to hep you.


Receive Discounts on an Orlando Vacation Home

Friday, July 24th, 2009

One great thing about so many theme parks being in the Orlando area is that the parks have to continually try to out do each other when it comes to the newest attraction. Universal Studios in Orlando is very close to finishing their newest attraction called the “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.” This new roller coaster should be launching in the next couple of months. Originally, Universal thought that the ride would be finished before the big 4th of July Holiday, but the ride was not completed. They are now running the final tests before releasing the ride to the public. Advertising has popped up all around the city announcing Universal’s latest thrill ride.

Universal is just one of the great parks in the Orlando area. As we all know, Disney World is king of the Orlando theme parks and because of their location, they offer park visitors a lodging option that is not offered near the other major theme parks. When the land surrounding Disney World was originally zoned, it was zoned to accommodate building vacation homes and not just hotels. An Orlando Vacation Home provides a much better vacation experience for the traveler. Not only is an Orlando vacation Home much larger than a hotel but they are very close to Disney World which makes for a super quick ride to and from the Disney Parks.

Our Orlando Vacation Homes are all offered at a discount because we prenegotiate the rates to save you the most money on your vacation. Once you stay at one of our beautiful vacation homes, you will never want to stay in a hotel again.