Heading to Orlando For Discount Christmas Vacations

Oma H. Barnett

As the spring, summer and fall months are all peak season in various vacation destinations, finding a discount Christmas vacation is often less difficult than it would seem. You may have to forsake a scorching hot sun and tolerate a few cloudy days, but there are many destinations that offer great discount deals during the holiday period.

Orlando is just one such destination, with plenty of holiday themed and non-holiday themed events to pack into your vacation. Take a look at some of your options for discount Christmas vacations in Orlando.

Holiday Themed Events in Orlando for Discount Christmas Vacations

Orlando organizes several holiday-themed events over the holidays. If you are planning to visit make sure you check out details of events and dates either over the internet or with your travel agent so you can make your plans around these events. It would be a shame to miss out an something only because you did not know it was on.

Arabian Nights is one of the most popular dinner shows in Orlando, with a Christmas themed show that typically runs from mid November through to the 1st week of January. Its tremendous popularity makes it essential that you make your bookings in advance.

Universal Studios has a Macy’s Holiday Parade is performed for park guests at Universal Studios and hosts some of the best floats from the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It also features a fabulous lighting show where Father Christmas makes an appearance. The good news is, you can get discounted tickets for this show so make sure you check it out.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure also has a “Grinchmas” based on the lovable Seuss character. Universal’s Islands of Adventure usually features other Seuss characters at other times of the year, but at Christmas time, it’s the Grinch that makes his presence felt. There’s even a “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” show.

Hand-carved ice attractions are not something you’d expect to see on a discount Christmas vacation to Orlando but Gaylord Palms Resort, a five star resort presents a set of amazing ice sculptures created from almost two million pounds of ice and kept chilly at nine degrees. Featuring a castle and slides, as well as Santa’s Christmas Eve flight, it always features a touching Nativity scene.

Non-Holiday Themed Events in Orlando for Discount Christmas Vacations

SeaWorld Orlando has an Aquatica Water Park mixing an animal viewing experience with impressive water-themed rides and sandy beaches. On a 60 acre site, there are grottos, rivers and waterfalls. It also features an amazing clear tube which riders shoot through and are able to observe black and white Commerson’s dolphins.

If you are looking for a meal for the family, you should check out T-Rex at Downtown Disney. The dinosaur-themed restaurant has more than a few life-size dinosaurs that move thanks to robotic technology and real fossils encased in the bathroom walls. There’s also some dirt for the kids to play in – but it’s all perfectly hygienic.

The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios is yet another attraction that the kids will enjoy. Your own brood can join America’s favorite dysfunctional family for a thrilling adventure.

So if you are looking for discount Christmas vacations, why not check out Orlando? You are sure to find plenty of options at prices that are surprisingly affordable.

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