WDW Hotel Expansion, Tricks To Saving Money While Shopping, New Way Of TSA Pre-Check Enrollment & More…

Happy Sunday, travel friends! Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Where To Get The Best Price On Universal Orlando Tickets

If you live in the U.S., admission tickets to Universal Orlando Resort theme parks are expensive. You can save money, a lot of money in fact, if you do some work ahead of time to find whatever discounts you can. Since you’re reading this article, you’re already on your way to finding cheaper tickets. Congratulations!

I checked out prices from websites offering discounts to see where the cheapest tickets were hiding. Turns out, the prices at one website were consistently lower than everywhere else.

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20% Universal Theme Park Discount, British Airways’ Info Hack, How To Buy Into Fast Track Security Lanes & More…

Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Universal Orlando’s Exclusive Passholder After-Hours Party: 2018 vs. 2017 vs. WDW’s AP Events

For the past couple of years, Universal Orlando has hosted Passholder Appreciation Days, which they call “a seven-week love letter” to their annual and seasonal passholders with exclusive offers, special events, discounts, opportunities, etc. Some of these passholder opportunities include discounts on food, Blue Man Group, Express Passes, hotels and special events, early park admission, a free passholder exclusive gift, etc. The event that always excited me the most was their exclusive passholder after-hours party. I had gone to last year’s event at Islands of Adventure and was interested in seeing how this year’s event, held at Universal Studios Florida, would compare.

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Our Favorite Restaurants In Central Florida That Are Off Disney/Universal Property

We know that lots of theme park fans don’t like to go off theme park property when they vacation in Central Florida. We used to be like that, too. Eating at a theme park is usually faster than traveling off property to dine, it keeps you immersed in the theme park experience, etc. And we get it – there are indeed some really nice places “on property” that give you awesome food and/or theming, and you get to maximize your time in the parks. But if you limit yourself to just eating on property, you are denying yourself some incredibly good eats that usually cost a fraction of Disney’s and Universal’s prices and often taste even better than anything you can get in the parks or on property.

These are some of our most favorite “off property” restaurants. We’ve listed them in alphabetical order, since it would be almost impossible to put them in order of which is
best, second best, etc., and they run the gamut in terms of price point, food type, dress requirements and distance from the parks. Many offer meals throughout the day (i.e. breakfast, lunch, brunch, high tea), although we’re specifying our experiences with them for dinner. Most are places you can’t find anywhere else (or at least have only limited locations), they’re all “not to be missed” and some, we admit, are really just for adults (we’ve included level of “kid friendliness,” based on our observations, in each of the narratives). Continue reading “Our Favorite Restaurants In Central Florida That Are Off Disney/Universal Property”