What’s The Best & Cheapest Way To Go From Point A To Point B In Orlando? It’s Complicated

I see it ALL the time on Facebook groups:

  • “What’s the best and cheapest way to get from WDW to Universal?”
  • “We want to go from the Rosen Inn to Clearwater Beach – what’s the cheapest and best way to do that?”
  • “Best/cheapest way to get from the 192 in Kissimmee to the Vineland Outlet Mall? TIA! x” (the TIA is “Thanks In Advance.” The x at the end is a U.K. thing that I still don’t really understand LOLOL)
  • “We’re going shopping at Disney Springs but have reservations for the 5:15pm Spirit of Aloha Diner Show at the Polynesian Resort Hotel. What’s the best/fastest/cheapest way to get there?”
  • “We’re staying at the Avanti on I-Drive and want to go to Dave & Buster’s. What’s the cheapest and best way to get there?”

Of course, I totally understand what and why people are asking. But the thing is, the proper reply for each of those all depends on where you are and where you’re going. On top of that, cheapest is not always best. And “best,” to be honest, is subjective and will be different for every person – does “best” mean cheapest? Most luxurious? Fastest? Most private?

So let’s go over the different options…

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Breathing New Life Into An Historic Central Florida Landmark Attraction

When people think of what to do in Central Florida, the big, modern theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal usually come to mind first. After that might be the smaller parks like Sea World and Gatorland. And after that? Well, some people might consider the outlets. Or maybe a dinner show. Or the touristy goodness of International Drive or Route 192.

But there’s also an attraction that’s one of the the granddaddies of them all. It’s been in Central Florida for close to 65 years and thanks to new ownership, it’s about to become better than ever!

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Visiting Orlando & Have A Dental Emergency? There’s A Mobile Dentist That Can Come To You!

When you’re visiting Central Florida from out of town, the last thing you want to deal with is a dental emergency. Whether it’s a filling that fell out, an abcessed tooth, issues with a crown, bridge, veneer or space maintainer, or just about anything else, the pain and inconvenience could really put a damper on your visit.

But did you know there’s a mobile dentist in the Orlando area who can come to you to help you with your dental problem? Neither did I! (and I live here!) Unfortunately, a friend of ours, Cathy, got to learn all about this mobile dental office first hand, when she would up with a very painful dental emergency.

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What’s Up With All The Road Construction Around Walt Disney World?

If you normally drive to Walt Disney World or rent a car while you’re in Central Florida, you may notice there’s been a LOT of construction going on the roads, not only on Disney property but particularly the public highways in the surrounding area. Here’s what’s been happening.

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We Were Going To Travel Less This Year & Stay More Local, But…

It’s almost the end of the year and for Sharon and I, that usually means we’ve planned out our travels for the following year. I already would have asked for the vacation time and would be well into the logistics of the trip (flights, hotels, etc). This year, well, this year will be different. A number of factors have made advance plans like that impossible to schedule. I locked in a couple of weeks off from work but we have no idea if we’re actually going to go anywhere for those dates. We’re not going to stop traveling; we’re just not going to go on a 2 week road trip in 2018.

It made me think about what options were available that we could go last minute and maybe not even have to worry about airfare or rental cars. It came to me rather quickly – look local! Think about all the places that you’ve told yourself, “That’d be a neat place to visit, we should go there.” Well this is the year we’ve decided to do just that.

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