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Holy Land Experience Free Day

This year’s Holy Land Experience free day is scheduled for February 24, 2016. For one day out of the year, this Orlando theme park offers free admission into the park. They do this in order to qualify for property-tax exemption status as a religious entity under state law.

This attraction is usually less crowded than other Orlando attractions, however, on this date it will be bustling with guests. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Plan to arrive when the park opens at 10:00 a.m. due to possible park closures once capacity of about 2,000 has been reached (and it usually does reach capacity on Holy Land Experience free day).

Attending this park is such a unique way to experience the Bible. Not only the sights will take you over 7,000 miles away and over 2,000 years back in time, but the sounds and tastes will as well. There are shows, shopping and dining all within the theme park.

Holy Land Experience Free Day

The Holy Land Experience is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., but is closed on Sunday and Monday. Holy Land Experience is also closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If you’d like to attend a Sunday church service, a non-denominational Christian service is offered (Trinity Christian Center) at the Theater of Life (inside the Temple building) in the center of the park. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: All ages are welcome, however, they do not offer a nursery or teen/youth group.

Holy Land Experience Free Day – Save Money

If you will not be attending Holy Land Experience free day, ticket prices are $50 per adult, $35 per child (6-12) and $20 per pre-k child (3-5). If you want to see all of the shows and go through each experience thoroughly, you may want to consider a 2-day ticket ($75/$50/$35). This will allow you to see more of the theatrical presentations. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: While all of the live entertainment is inspiring, be sure to catch “Passion of the Christ Live Drama.” It is a little lengthly, but very inspirational.

While adults may enjoy this Orlando attraction the most, there are plenty of fun things to do for kids. An entire section of the park is dedicated to youngsters called the Smile of a Child Adventure Land. In the future, a nine-hole miniature golf course will also be featured (completion date T.B.D.). Teenagers have their fun too at the JUCE Explodes Youth Center where at certain times throughout the day they can sing karaoke, participate in a praise dance-off and more.

Enjoy the Holy Land Experience free day, located just off Interstate-4 at 4655 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32811. For more information call 407-872-2272, or go to  holylandexperience.com. Since the day is free, why not consider a small donation while you are there? I’m sure you will feel blessed!

Warm Winter Welcome for Tourists that Migrate South

Shhh…don’t let anyone know how cold it is here in Florida! In fact, an entire marketing campaign depends upon us keeping this hush, hush. Visit Florida’s newest television commercial “The Warmer Side of Winter,” is targeting cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. It features visitors flying (migrating) over a variety of Florida locations including theme parks, beaches and golf courses. Dressed, of course in shorts, colorful shirts and beach wear.

Last year the Florida agency paid to have Chicago train cars wrapped with ads promoting Florida. It proved to be successful, so legislators increased funding this year to more than $63 million. This allows the organization to advertise promoting Florida year-round. Easy to do in the cold of winter! In addition, last week, Gov. Rick Scott proposed increasing the agency’s budget even further, to $100 million next fiscal year. A smart move, because we all know that more tourist leads to more jobs. If it works, a goal of 100 million tourists will come to Florida in just one year!

During the Winter, two of Florida’s greatest assets are the warmth and sunshine. Pair them with the fact that traveling here is relatively inexpensive, and you’ve got a cheap vacation. It is very easy to pack a lot into a 3- or 4-day trip. With so many fun things to within a few miles of each other, Orlando is a great choice for tourists. Cheap hotel rooms and discounted theme park tickets are relatively easy to find. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Visit Florida, Visit Orlando and Experience Kissimmee websites are just a few online places to start looking for great deals. With a little research, families can find a “warmer side of winter” with just a few clicks.

It may not matter if we are bottoming out at near-freezing temperatures. The folks that are viewing this commercial and other digital, print and radio ads promoting Florida have had a very cold winter with a lot more on the way. I encounter visitors nearly every day when I walk my dogs near the beach. I’m glad they have come here to visit. I issue a warm welcome despite the odd looks I get from them. I’m all bundled up, clad in a winter coat, gloves, scarf, etc. It is cold to me! However, these tourists just smile, push up their sunglasses and grab their beach towels as they head down to the water in their flip flops. To them, this is warm! I love living in Florida!

On A Budget? Try These Money Saving Tips for Your Orlando Vacation

Disney World guestsAlmost everyone is affected by global economic crisis and your dream Orlando vacation will surely be put on hold because of the lack of funds to spend.  However, life can really be stressful and everyone needs to take a breather to de-stress. Even with a limited budget, you can still make your dream Orlando vacation come true with these money saving tips:

In booking your vacation, doing it ahead of time will always be the best practice to follow. You get better prices on Orlando vacation packages when you book at least four to six months in advance. Best prices are guaranteed when you do this with many travel services.

In terms of accommodations, large families should stay in vacation homes or a suite hotel. It is way cheaper than renting two rooms, and you will also have enough space for everyone. Most vacation homes, and many suites, include a kitchen in which some of your meals can be prepared, saving you money.

If you definitely want to stay in a hotel, it is a wise move to consider looking for the extras, especially when booking a hotel. Some examples include free shuttle service to Disney World and the airport, free breakfast, free meals for children and more. If the hotel web site does not list any extras, be sure to call and ask. If they don’t offer any of these free services, it would be wise to check the next hotel of your choice.

If you wish to save on attractions, make sure that you do your research first.  It would be good to remember that children get tired easily.  Be sure to space your trips to the park and activities to allow for some rest in between.  The activities will have to be fun and entertaining for kids to keep them from becoming restless.  Multi-day tickets are a better deal if you want to spread out your vacation several days at one theme park. It will take the stress off of having to see everything in one day (which is nearly impossible at most Orlando theme parks).

An Orlando vacation is not just about visiting Disney World and Universal Studios. You can still choose from over 50 other attractions that are educational and fun at the same time. If you are worried about spending a lot going to Disney World and other famous Orlando attractions, you should also consider other theme parks, water parks, animal attractions, museums or natural attractions. Take advantage of free shuttle service if your hotel offers one as this can save you money when going to the parks. If you plan ahead, you may not even have to rent a car, or drive you own car much once you arrive in Orlando.

Do you know that food is more expensive at many theme parks? Try eating breakfast before arriving at the theme park. Eat a light lunch, then look for values outside of the park for your dinner. Coupons are going to save you chunks of money and will make your dining experience enjoyable. Due to the fact that Orlando is a tourist destination, you will never run out of great deals that are easy on the pocket. Many tourist publications can save you money on restaurant coupons. If you insist on staying at the theme park all day and evening, look into a meal program. Most of the large Orlando theme parks offer them.

If you intend to purchase souvenirs to take home to your loved ones, Orlando is also famed for its great shopping malls. Why not visit a flea market while you are here? You can purchase theme park souvenirs outside of the park and save a lot of money. There are stores that offer discounted items and you can get as much as 65% discounted on selected items.

For a fun Orlando vacation without breaking the bank, use these money saving tips.

Orlando Vacation Deals And Steals

Transformers come to Universal

Are you saving your money for booking your Orlando vacation package? There is no doubt that Orlando is an ideal destination for people who want to rest and relax. It offers plenty of fascinating attractions that leave both locals and tourists in awe. However, your dream Orlando vacation becomes elusive when you think of the cost of the entire vacation package. Instead of grabbing the opportunity to have a relaxing break, you would rather let pleasure take a backseat as your budget is only limited. These days, tour operators understand the sentiments of vacationers. This is why it is not hard to find great deals that can save you money without compromising quality.

Any Orlando vacation will not be complete without a visit to at least one theme park. However, you may be taken aback by the cost of going to theme parks. If you want to save on tickets, you can take advantage of discounts and you can get constant updates once you visit online booking sites. Disney and Universal Studios also offer resident discount if you are residing in Florida. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Make sure that you are one of the first people to grab deals by signing up for a newsletter. This way, you will get regular updates straight to your inbox. Another affordable option for you to try is going to more affordable attractions such as the Holy Land Experience, Gatorland and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium.

Do you wish to stay at a hotel close to Orlando’s famous attractions? You can opt for hotels in Davenport and Kissimmee. If you want to enjoy more space, you may also consider vacation rentals. Make sure to choose vacation rentals that are kid-friendly.

Food is also an important aspect of your Orlando vacation. There are numerous restaurants in Orlando that are affordable and they serve both local and international dishes. You can also save money when you combine dining with an attraction. Just imagine how much you can save when you combine both instead of paying for each of them separately. Dinner shows are really popular and a sure-fire way to save money. This lets you experience dining while enjoying a show.

If you want to temporarily forget about your worries you should consider a vacation in Orlando. It will surely be filled with fun and unforgettable moments that you and your family will treasure. Orlando vacations are really ideal for those who want to spend a vacation worth remembering.