Low Cost Things to Do in Orlando

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by carebee21, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. carebee21

    carebee21 DIS Veteran

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    We're going to Disney World in January for 14 days. It's 2 adults and an 8 year old. Right now, we plan on doing 7 days in the Disney parks, trying out an airboat ride and checking out the outlets.

    I'm looking for 1 or 2 other activities to round out our trip. I'd like to keep them fairly low cost (maybe no more than $20ish/person.) We're pretty open to all experiences as we always like new things and we'll have a rental car, so please help me with suggestions.
     
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  3. KayR

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  4. Orlando Vic

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    Good idea. To that, I would add:

    Wekiwa Springs State park
    http://www.floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings/default.cfm
    http://www.canoewekiva.com/
    http://wekivaisland.com/

    Blue Spring State Park
    http://www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring/default.cfm

    Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
    http://www.scenicboattours.com/

    The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Of American Art
    http://www.morsemuseum.org/home.html

    Leu Gardens in Orlando
    http//:www.leugardens.org

    The Orange County Regional History Center
    http://www.thehistorycenter.org/

    Gatorland
    http://www.gatorland.com/
     
  5. carebee21

    carebee21 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you both so much! This is exactly what I was looking for! I kept googling and all I would come up with were the same big attractions.
     
  6. carlbarry

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  7. TheWog

    TheWog <font color=indigo>The Curse has been Reversed<br>

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    Your congressman can arrange free passes to the Kennedy Space Center if you like. It is a bit of a drive, 45-60 mins, but will only cost you fuel and a bit of time.
     
  8. canadianjovigirl

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    We took our kids to a citrus groove to pick oranges etc and also to a candy factory........they loved it!!

    I could look up the info from my old itinerary book if your interested in something like that.
     
  9. lvdis

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    I'd love to know more about the candy factory tour if you don't mind. Thanks!
     
  10. mnorton

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    Could you help with how or what the process is to do this
     
  11. swilshire

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    Email, call or write your Congressman and ask nicely. They'll take it from there.

    Sheila
     
  12. TheWog

    TheWog <font color=indigo>The Curse has been Reversed<br>

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    Agree with Swilshire. Find out who your congressman is and contact the office and let them know what you are planning. They can then help you from there.
     
  13. RumpleMom

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    If you are a member of your local museum or science center, you might be able to get free admission to the Orlando Science Center. We did.

    Bring coupons for national food chains.
     
  14. Jason71

    Jason71 Brother to pirates and corsairs...

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    If you go to Showcase of Citrus on state road 27, a bit north of 192, you can pick your own oranges, $10 per bag. It has a kitschy little gift shop as well. Fun for an afternoon.
     
  15. hotmom

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    I took my sons to new ICE last week at Gaylord palms - they loved the new Shrek theme! There's much more to do this year, we made a gingerbread house and played in the snow - my kid's first snowballs! They have a movie theater too. My friend sent me a disount code: CCACM, but you have to go to: christmasatgaylordpalms.com/chillout. The discount is only good until mid Dec but it was the best discount I found. During the week is even cheaper.
     
  16. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina DIS Veteran

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    We have found some great deals for family activities on Groupon

    http://www.groupon.com/orlando/

    and Livingsocial

    http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/75/deals/151157-local-coupon-book

    You can sign up for their daily emails so you will know about their newest offers. We have seen deeply discounted costs on such things as mini golf, family fun centers, air boat rides, family photo sessions, amusement parks, bowling, swimming with manatees, and more. Most offers are at least 50% off the regular price and some up to 90% off. It might be worth signing up!
     
  17. Michael623

    Michael623 WDW 40 trips, DL 10 trips, DLP 2 trips, Currently

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    I second Gatorland If you've never been. There are coupons on the website.
     

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