Living in Florida makes it easy to enjoy a huge selection of family-friendly attractions, and for so many people Disney ranks at the top of the list. The number of Disney theme parks, water parks, resorts, and unique attractions near Orlando homes for sale provides endless entertainment for Florida residents. Our real estate agents have some tips to help you make the most of your Disney experience, including some advice on special deals available only to Florida residents.
2021 Disney Planning Tips for Florida Residents
- Be Sure to Check for Florida Resident Discounts
One of the many perks of living in Florida is that Disney often offers special discounts, available only to Florida residents. These discounted tickets and other perks are most frequently available to residents during off-peak times. So if you're planning a visit during the winter, early spring, late summer, or even just on a less busy day of the week, it's definitely worth checking to see if you're eligible for any special deals that will help you make the most of your budget.
- Deciding on Your Best Time to Visit the Parks
The Disney Parks are open all year long, but some times of the year are better to visit than others if you're hoping to avoid the biggest crowds. Planning a trip during the most common school holidays may lead to higher prices and bigger crowds, but there may also be special events to enjoy during these times. Since Disney uses smart, data-based pricing for tickets, off-peak times may also allow you to find cheaper tickets and enjoy the parks with smaller crowds. Even the time of day that you visit can make a difference in your park experience, and the evening is often a great time to visit if you like smaller crowds.
- Choosing Whether to Stay in a Disney Resort or Off-Site
If you don't live close enough to the parks to plan a day trip or you're planning to enjoy a staycation even if you live close to Orange County homes for sale, then one of your biggest choices will be where you stay. Disney resort hotels offer a variety of perks for guests, including free transportation to the parks and sometimes special park experiences. Staying at a hotel off-site can be a great way to save money on lodging, but will also require more driving along with parking fees.
- Picking How Long to Stay
When it comes to visiting the parks, Disney often makes it cheaper to visit for multiple days. Single-day park passes often carry the highest prices, while multi-day passes get cheaper depending on how many days that you purchase. If you're planning repeat visits throughout the year, various season pass packages offer discounts and perks that aren't available any other way.
- Special Considerations for 2021 Disney Trips
Just as with the rest of the world, many things at Disney have (temporarily) changed for 2021. Be prepared to take COVID-19 precautions, including wearing a mask and physical distancing. If you're hoping for more events and attractions to be available, then a visit later in the year may be ideal.
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