Disney World (Orlando, FL) Compliment - An experience Disney Traveler - Theme parks and Resorts
Theme parks and Resorts - Compliment
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- No fair attacking Disney here (Disney Newbie).
Instead of posting a comment to Disney Complaints, I will post a review.
I just got back on Saturday from Universal Studios and stay on Disney Resorts.
I had been going to Orlando for vacation for years.
I offer the following tips for your future trip to Orlando.
Universal studio is pack too. Summer season is where all the kiddies are not in school.
I waited 60min. for Jurassic park / Spiderman ride (normally 15 min. during pre-Christmas time).
We still have fun even with the long lines; you meet some many interesting people from all around the country/world in Disney and Universal Theme parks.
If you do not like crowds, go down there during off-season, you will have better time.
You also get better room rates during off-season.
Disney post this information on their website about park attendances and room rates.
It is August in Orlando. What do you expect the temperature to be?
It is always hot and very humid this time of year. It was triple digit the entire week.
The theme parks (Disney, Seaworld, Universal) have AC and/or fan with water-spray to cool you off while you wait in most lines, restrooms, and restaurants.
You pay way too much; you may want to check out Mouse Saver, there was room/package deal for August and September.
I stay at Port Orlean (normally $195) for $105 (AAA and discount codes). The Disney Deluxe resorts (Poly & Animal Kingdom Lodge) had even bigger discounts.
Universal Studios is currently offering 7 days pass for less than $90. That’s cost less than single day Disney park-hopper pass. I saved hundreds on theme parks tickets this time.
Universal Studios offer 10% discount for most merchandise and restaurant if you have AAA membership and/or Universal Master Card. More saving here…
The Disney transportation (buses) normally has pickup every 15-20min. There is a number/phone near most bus stops that you can call and they immediately dispatch a bus to your stop. I used this service before and it works great. The bus arrived 5 min. after the call.
As for the pool, they tend to be less busy during normal parks hours. We decided to leave little early from the theme park and go back to the resort and hardly anyone was using the pool.
I cannot comment about internet service because I tend to avoid checking my work email while I am on vacation.
If you have Disney Package and have access to Disney Quest (Downtown Disney), they have free internet at the Chocolate Factory café. I think it is on the 4th floor.
Disney offer fast pass, it allows you to avoid the long stand-by lines. We normally use the fast pass on the popular rides (e.g. Tower-Of- Terror, Exp. Everest, fast track, etc).
The bottom line is that you have to plan and research before any trip. You will save cash and headaches.