Orlando Car Rentals and Disney World
At Disney World, you'll feel like a kid again. Orlando car rental suggests some handy tips on how to ge the most value for your vacation.
Whether you choose to explore Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios or Animal Kingdom, let Orlando car rental take a load off your feet.
How to Save Money and Have Fun
You don't have to break your bank to have a memorable and enjoyable vacation experience. Orlando car rental has some budget tips:
- Travel during low season. Accommodations are most costly and line-ups for major attractions, long. The first week in December and the first week of January are the least crowded weeks of the year at Walt Disney World. These times are also the least expensive. Take advantage of low season rates.
- Stay on site. You'll save time and energy. Disney offers accommodations in all price ranges. Some of the less-expensive resorts offer limited food service, such as a food court, rather than full-service restaurants.
- Pack your own meals. If you book one of the larger accommodations that are designed for families, you can use the kitchenettes in studio units or full kitchens in the larger one and two-bedroom units. While these accommodations are, generally, more expensive, you can save considerably by preparing your own meals.
- Plan a family reunion. Often there are group rates for booking airline tickets and accommodations.
- Purchase multi-day passes. Passes save up to 20 per cent over single day admission tickets. Walt Disney World offers three and four-day Park Hopper passes as well as five, six, and seven-day Park Hopper Plus passes. The Park Hopper pass gives you unlimited admission to The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom on the days indicated on the pass. Check to see if you qualify for special discounts.
A little planning can go a long way. Take the time to plan and you'll have a more enjoyable and affordable holiday.
Walt Disney's vision for Disney World was of a larger, more expansive version of Disneyland.
Walt Disney World was projected to be a futuristic exposition that showcased scientific and technological breakthroughs alongside with the original Disney vision of themed entertainment.
Walt Disney wanted to build a working community where his ideas about urban planning could be tested. He called this concept the "Experimental Prototype Community (or City) of Tomorrow," or EPCOT. Epcot, however, has little resemblance to this original vision.
In 1966, Walt Disney died. He never got to see the realization of his vision. Walt's brother Roy named the resort after his brother instead of the original name of "Disney World."
Most of the Walt Disney Company's Central Florida land, and all of the public areas, are located in the Cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. These properties are located southwest of Orlando and a few miles northwest of Kissimmee. Drive an Orlando car rental to visit all the sites Disney World has to offer.
The next largest theme park resort in the world will be Dubai Land, which is set to open in 2006.
Walt Disney World Resort has four major theme parks, each with a main attraction that serves as its symbol:
- The Magic Kingdom (Cinderella Castle)
- Epcot (Spaceship Earth, the giant golf ball-looking geodesic sphere)
- Disney-MGM Studios (the giant Mickey sorcerer's cap, though formerly the 'Earful Tower' water tower represented it)
- Disney's Animal Kingdom (the Tree of Life)
There are also two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Orlando car rental assures you there is no shortage of things to do in the Downtown Disney. You can go venture into the shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, including DisneyQuest (a "virtual theme park" inside a building), and watch the Cirque du Soleil show (La Nouba).