Recently launched, there’s a new, free Orlando trip planning service from Visit Orlando. not only does it really help you narrow down choices, it’s free. Did I mention free? Here’s everything you need to know.
As a constant road tripper that visits Central Florida several times a year to cover both the theme parks and what’s around, when I learned about this service from Visit Orlando I had to share my thoughts with you.
So here’s the rub: even if you’re just browsing around and thinking about a vacation, it’s free. There’s no obligation, either. And it’s not a high pressure type of planning. All they want to do is make your next vacation to Orlando as seamless and easy as possible.
And lastly, I’m not being paid a cent to write this nor am I making commission off the links included. They’re there so you don’t have to search to find.
Okay, so now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the good stuff.
Free Orlando Trip Planning
In a nutshell, Visit Orlando offers travelers and visitors to its city complimentary assistance with their next vacation. If you like speaking to someone live, it offers a phone-in option. and if you’d rather just type, you can receive it via email or live chat.
And if you just kind of want to dig around on your own, there’s a Visit Orlando mobile app with the scoop on everything from dining to what’s near you for both iOS and Android.
So, you can be as chatty as you want or stay right where your planning comfort zone allows.
Visit Orlando Insider Advice
As a true visitor’s bureau, Visit Orlando’s knowledge of the area gives some really good insider tips into what you should do when you’re in town. For example, say you’re the outdoorsy type and want to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. All you have to do is mention that and you’ll be given options.
Or say you want to spend your time in the Orlando theme parks. Again, let them know your preference and they’ll give sound advice on where to stay, tickets, budget, etc.
Safe Discounted Orlando Theme Park Tickets
I remember when I planned my first Orlando theme park vacation. I started searching for the best place to buy them that offered savings and were 100% secure. Yes, you can purchases tickets directly from Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, but sometimes it makes better financial sense to but them off property. You can also get tickets for SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, and other attractions in the area.
Here’s where the planning service helps out. With BestofOrlando.com, you can purchase tickets through them and save some serious cash from the gate prices. Again, there’s zero pressure to buy. Just giving you the option.
Plan Your Vacation Facebook Group
If you’re still looking for more ways to help plan your Orlando trip, there’s an official Plan Your Vacation Facebook Group via Visit Orlando. With 9,000 members right now, you can ask questions or even offer advice if you like.
Referring back to my first trip, I was in a much smaller planning group and we bounced ideas off each other. To this day, we’re still friends and have celebrated milestones, new family members, and have been there for each other through losses. I truly treasure that I made a choice to join.
Would I Use the Service?
I had to ask myself this question. The answer is an easy one: if it was one of my first trips to Orlando, absolutely. It can be scary planning massive vacations and I could have used all of the help I could get.