Enjoy smaller crowds, usually pleasant weather and the best offers of the year!

Major attractions offer their best offers of the year from Labor Day through mid December with some blackout dates. Thinking about staying at the Walt Disney World Resort? They are offering free meal plans now as an incentive to book. Interested in Sea World? Buy tickets and stay in a partner hotel and get one night free.  If you cannot find discounts on the web sites call or email attractions asking about discounts offered such as Florida resident’s specials, AAA offers, senior discount or fall specials.

Look for great Fall deals on www.VisitOrlando.com and www.VisitKissimmee.com you will find loads of discounts on either of these two sites. The key is to look for deals because they are plentiful. Stay at a very nice hotel for what a moderate hotel/motel charges during high season or save more money at moderate hotels/motels; they also lower rates during the slow season.

If you are flying to Orlando you will also find great bargains on flights during this period. Airlines have a lot of flights to Orlando. If you find a fare on one of the travel web sites that looks good, check the airline’s web site; they may offer the same or lower rate. In my opinion it is better to book with the airline directly. You can earn miles and sometimes have better options should something go wrong on your trip.

I once booked a hotel in New York on a travel web site. There were problems with the hotel which had signs up offering a free night if you were not satisfied. On two days of our stay the maid did not knock – she just came in and it was early in the morning. When we arrived at the hotel the lobby was very nice. The next day it was a maze, because they were remodeling the lobby and had most of it closed. It made for fun times (not) trying to get in and out of the massive hotel. The hotel would not guarantee anything, because they said the site I booked on was responsible. Another reason to book direct! Find an offer and call the hotel or chain reservation center and they may match or beat the rate. Then the hotel has no one to defer responsibility to, and they are happy that they are not getting a lower wholesale rate from the travel web site. Often the cancellation policies, when you book direct, are much better, and you most likely will not have to pre pay your stay. Ask the desk clerk when you check in if they can upgrade you to a better room, however, if you booked on a travel web site your chance of an upgrade is slim.

I hope if you visit the Orlando/Disney/Kissimmee area that you save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show and save 50% on tickets this fall.


Last Updated on May 13, 2024