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Orlando and Central Florida
Spring is a great season to find deals in Orlando, but it's also an ideal time to set your sights a bit wider and embrace all the savings—and fun—that Central Florida offers. With the recent opening of Legoland and the yearly return of spring training, there's plenty of entertainment beyond the mouse and the boy wizard. And when low-cost carrier Spirit kicks off new service between Dallas and Orlando on March 22, it will enrich an already competitive low-cost landscape that includes JetBlue and Southwest.
Spring savings in Orlando include 30 percent off rooms booked by February 28 for stays from April 13 through June 14 at Disney Resort Hotels. You'll be able to take advantage of rates such as $86 per weeknight at Disney's All Star Sports Resort. Universal Orlando, meanwhile, is offering online ticket savings that shave $20 off the price of admission. Beyond the parks, the Orlando Magicard delivers discounts on attractions, dining, transportation, and accommodations. Deals include discounted tickets to Blue Man Group and three-for-two airboat rides.
Venturing into the surrounding region yields more attractions and savings. The Passport to Adventure and Savings bundles 140 special offers on accommodations, attractions, shopping, and dining in Polk County. At the new Legoland Florida, which opened in October, online tickets are currently cheaper than tickets at the door. The region is also the spring-training home of the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros. Tigers tickets for spring training games start at just $9.