It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Orlando. With so many holiday events, the city is downright magical. It can also be pretty expensive to take in all the holiday charm. Not to worry, Best of Orlando has a few tips to keep you merry and bright and with money left in your wallet

Shop Our Sale
Best of Orlando has some incredible deals on Orlando theme parks, dinner shows, holiday experiences and more. For example right now when you buy 2 days you’ll get 2 days free at Universal Orlando or enjoy tickets to Walt Disney World starting at just $42. You can also get into the holiday spirit with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with savings over 20%.

Create a Budget
Once you’ve chosen which deal you want to take advantage of, make a budget. Figure out what you are going to spend money on during your trip. Planning a theme park visit? How much will you spend on souvenirs and food? Knowing exactly where your money will go will help you stay on track.

Bring In Your Own Food
Another sure fire way to save money while enjoying the holidays in Orlando is to bring in your own food! Walt Disney World allows you to bring in snacks and any food that does not require heating. While you can’t bring in your own food at SeaWorld Orlando you can purchase the All-Day Dining Deal, which allows you to eat and drink all day as often as once every hour. When you think about just how much you can rack up in snacks, drinks and meals, this is a great way to save money.

Stay in a resort That Offers a Free Shuttle
Parking at an Orlando theme park can be upwards of $20 a day. You can save that cash for other things just by staying at a hotel that offers free shuttles to and from the parks. Make sure you find an option that runs every hour or half hour, so you don’t get stuck at the parks.

Don’t Plan on Going to a Theme Park
It’s the most magical time of year at Orlando theme parks. It can also be pretty expensive, even with all of the planning mentioned above. If you find that you still can’t swing a theme park during the holidays even with Best of Orlando’s holiday savings, there are still plenty of fun things to do in the city for less like Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Kennedy Space Center and ZooTampa.