Florida Resident Deals: Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

Florida Resident Deals: Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

Updated March 2018

Living in Central Florida has so many perks. We have desired tourist attractions like Universal and Disney literally in our backyard, an endless list of palate-pleasing restaurants for foodies, remarkable beaches within a short drive, and beautiful weather throughout most of the year. We live where others vacation after all! To help locals take advantage of these benefits, we have gathered a list of venues offering Florida resident deals; just one more perk to add to the list.

We’ve organized the best Florida resident deals into the following categories:

  • Attractions
  • Staycations
  • Getaways

Visit our deals page for additional offers to enjoy on date night.

ATTRACTIONS

Walt Disney World Resort
Why limit date night to just a few hours? With the Discover Disney Ticket for Florida residents, you can enjoy 3 days of Disney fun (ticket can be used on nonconsecutive days). This offer is $159 plus tax per ticket and is valid until June 24, 2018. You can add a fourth day for just $20 more. Proof of residency is required and only one theme park per day is valid.

You can purchase this deal online or by calling 407-939-7860.

Universal Orlando Resort
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando

Jump into the action of the movies at Universal Orlando with one of the Florida Resident ticket deals. For a limited time, Florida residents can save $50 off the gate price on a 4-day Park-to-Park ticket when purchased online. This ticket gets you 4 calendar days with no blackout dates for admission into Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure through June 3, 2018. This ticket starts at $204.99 plus tax, and proof of residency is required. Only want to visit one park? The 4-day One Park ticket is $164.99 for Florida residents.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa at Orlando, Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando

Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and luxury by spending the day at the Ritz-Carlton Spa at Grande Lakes. Florida residents save 15% on spa services Monday-Thursday. Call 407-393-4200 to book your appointment. Valid Florida ID required – some restrictions may apply.

Ritz Carlton Orlando Spa - Over the Top Experiences for a Special Occasion

Waldorf Astoria Spa
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando
407-597-5500

Unwind with your heartthrob on a relaxing date at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Florida residents can enjoy a 20% discount on spa services Monday-Thursday. Be sure to mention the promotion when reserving. Proof of residency is required at time of check-in. Blackout dates may apply.

 

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Drive, Orlando
866-228-6438

If you haven’t taken a scenic flight on the Orlando Eye, what are you waiting for? Florida residents can absorb skyline views of the surrounding area with a special 25% discount on tickets now through May 24, 2018. Proof of residency is required and the ticket includes free parking in the onsite parking garage. The resident discount is only applicable when purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Madame Tussauds
8401 International Drive, Suite 100, Orlando
866-630-8315

Make your next date outing famous! You and your love can get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in tv, movies, and sports. Madame Tussauds is offering a Florida resident ticket starting at $22.50 plus tax. You can even add the experience of immortalizing your own hand in wax for $10 extra. Proof of residency is required. Free parking is offered in the onsite parking garage. To receive the discount, tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
8449 International Drive, Orlando
866-622-0607

There is something mystifying and fascinating about the sea and the creatures that inhabit it. Sea Life Aquarium is offering Florida residents discounted tickets starting at $22.50 plus tax (kiddos are just $17.50 plus tax). During your visit, you can explore the oceans of the world and walk through a 360-degree ocean tunnel. Proof of residency is required and tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

SeaLife Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

Blue Man Group
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando

See life through the eyes of three bald and blue men during the unique and entertaining Blue Man Group performance, which mixes music, art, humor, and dance for an unforgettable show. For a limited time, Florida Residents can take advantage of special pricing on Blue Man Group shows. Save on Tier 1 seating (with rollover to Tier 2 based on availability) for performances taking place February 9 – April 8, 2018. Tickets begin at $49 with a valid Florida ID and must be purchased before April 8, 2018.

Wild Florida
3301 Lake Cypress Road, Kenansville
407-957-7167

For those that enjoy the outdoors with a side of adventure, check out Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park. All year long, Wild Florida offers Florida residents 50% off park admission (normally $10/adult) and 15% off one-hour airboat tours. Aside from the wildlife park and airboat tours, there is a ranch buggy tour and grub to enjoy at the Chomp House Grill. Proof of residency is required.

 

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
7625 Sinclair Rd., Kissimmee

Climb, balance, zip line, and leap through the aerial obstacle courses at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park with your date. Florida residents save 15% off at the park. Please make reservations by phone at 407-390-9999 or use discout code FLRES when booking online. Proof of residency is required.

Orlando’s Tree Trek Adventure Park

Jungle Adventures
26205 East Colonial Drive, Christmas
407-568-2885

Experience old Florida with all five senses at Jungle Adventures with seasonal discounted savings for Florida Residents. During the months of January, May, and September, Florida residents get adult tickets (regularly $23.95) slashed by $4 for full day passes. Seniors 60 and older (regularly $20.95) and children 3-11 (regularly $16.95) get $3 off. Proof of residency is required at time of purchase.

Legoland
1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven

There’s an inner child in us all and Legoland is sure to bring it out in you and your partner. There are more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions within the park not including the water park. The Awesome Pass for Florida residents is $119.99 plus tax when purchased online. It allows you unlimited visits to both Legoland and Legoland Water Park with no blackout dates! Proof of residency is required. 

Gatorland
14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

Enjoy live gator shows, exhibits, zip lining, and a walk through the gator marsh all in an afternoon. Florida residents get 50% off the price of regular admission now through March 31, 2018. Residents can also apply the cost of admission towards an annual pass. Proof of residency is required.

Gatorlando

Gatorland Orlando

STAYCATIONS

The Alfond Inn
300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park

This pet-friendly boutique hotel sits among beautiful scenery and is rich in history and art. The lavish accommodations and first-class fare are sure to help you unwind. The Florida Resident Special includes a classic room starting at $189 per night (plus tax) for stays on Sundays and Mondays. A valid Florida ID is required upon check-in. Book online or call 407-456-7598 for reservations.

The Alfond Inn

B Resort & Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista

B Resort & Spa is all about being you. No matter your tastes or preferences, the warm and friendly staff at this modern hotel will assist in creating a tailored experience as unique as you. Amenities include; designer furnishings, signature bedding, free WiFi throughout the hotel, Aveda bath products, gaming consoles upon request, and electrical power hubs. Florida residents receive a discounted rate off the best available rate. Proof of residency is required at time of check-in. Call 407-828-2828 for details.

Reunion Resort
7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee

With its 5-acre water park, 10 community pools, tennis courts, boutique spa, 3 signature golf courses, bike rentals, and many dining options, Reunion Resort is a perfect place to get away without traveling far from home. Florida residents receive up to a 10% discount on Villa reservations. Rates start at $176 per night plus taxes and fees. A deposit is required and some blackout dates may apply. Book online or call 877-557-4203 for reservations.

Reunion Resort

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando

“Getaway” in the middle of Orlando at Waldorf Astoria. You can expect elegant accommodations, savory dining options, and endless activities while staying close to everything you love about Orlando. Florida residents receive:

  • 5% off the Bed & Breakfast rate
  • Daily breakfast for two adults at Oscar’s Brasserie
  • Premium WiFi access throughout the resort and public areas (excluding meeting space)
  • Deluxe guest room featuring luxurious bedding and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation to/from Disney Theme Parks

Residents can also take advantage of the FL/GA Resident offer for stays through December 31, 2018 which includes:

  • 10-12% off the best available rate
  • Complimentary luxury motor coach transportation to Disney Parks
  • Luxury accommodations

Advance purchase and valid Florida ID required. Book online or call 407-597-5500 for reservations.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch

Just down the road lies Westgate River Ranch, a Florida Dude Ranch ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. With its Luxe Teepees, Glamping, Cottages, Rail Cars, Cabins, RV camping, and tent camping, the accommodation choices are almost as endless as the activities offered each day. Florida residents receive up to 20% off the best nightly rates through December 31, 2018.

For travel through April 8, 2018 Florida & Georgia Residents receive :

  • 10% off nightly rates

For travel after April 8 through December 31, 2018 Florida & Georgia Residents receive:

  • 20% off nightly rates Sunday – Thursday
  • 15% off nightly rates Friday – Saturday

Travel must be booked prior to March 8, 2018 for discount. To make a reservation, call 863-692-1321 or book online.
Glamp overnight in a Luxe Teepee at Westgate River Ranch

Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter Vacation Package
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando

Exclusively for Florida residents, Universal has created the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Vacation Package. This package includes:

  • 3-night hotel accommodations
  • 3-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Florida Resident Ticket to Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • Breakfast at Leaky Cauldron in Universal Studios (one per person)
  • Early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • One Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio session in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk

Tickets start at $195 per person per night. Purchase now through December 12, 2018, for use through December 20, 2018.

Royale Parc Suites
5876 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee

Looking to score affordable accommodations while enjoying the resident discounts at one of the local attractions? Royale Parc Suites is a resort-style property that offers one and two bedroom suites. Amenities include full access to swimming pools, fitness center, playground, game room, and a nightly happy hour. Florida residents receive a 15% savings on the best available rate which includes a complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet. Florida residents can also take advantage of Disney ticket packages such as:

  • Florida Resident Magic Your Way tickets
  • Florida Resident 3-Day and 4-Day Play Pass
  • Florida Resident Seasonal Pass
  • Weekday Select Pass
  • Annual Pass
  • Premium Annual Pass

Call 407-396-8040 or book online.

GETAWAYS

TAMPA/CLEARWATER

Epicurean Hotel
1207 South Howard Ave, Tampa

You may recall reading about the Epicurean Hotel a time or two in a few of our previous posts. With a tailored comfort food restaurant, wine shop, rooftop lounge, a full-service spa, and vintage patisserie, it’s no wonder we are fans! This foodie-driven hotel is located in Tampa’s South Howard (SoHo) District and is offering Florida residents an additonal discount off the best available rate. Available through December 16, 2018, rates begin at $160 per night. When booking online, be sure the promotional code FR6 displays in the Corporate/Promotional code box. Ask for promotional code FR6 if booking by phone at 800-228-9290.

Epicurean Hotel

Opal Sands Resort
430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

If stunning, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico are what you’re looking for on your next getaway, Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach can deliver. This modern-inspired resort is offering Florida residents up to 30% off weekday stays and up to 25% off weekend stays. Use code “1RESIDENT” for a weekend stay or “1RESID-WD” for a weekday stay. A valid Florida ID will be required at time of check-in. Book this deal online or by calling 855-335-1087.

Opal Sands Resort Clearwater, FL

Opal Sands Resort Clearwater

Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

Named the fifth Best Resort Hotel in Florida by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016, the Sandpearl Resort is a short drive away in Clearwater Beach. Florida residents can enjoy 20% savings on weekend stays and 25% savings on weekday stays. To book a weekend stay, use code “1RESIDENT” and “1RESID-WD” for weekday stays.

Sandpearl Resort

ANNA MARIA ISLAND

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club
5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is the sister property to Mainsail Beach Inn. This 37 suite resort has a 50-slip marina, signature restaurant and bar, resort-style swimming pool and oversized sundeck that extends into the marina. Florida residents are offered 15% off room rates. Call 844-863-9443 to make reservations or book online.

AMELIA ISLAND

Who doesn’t like tranquil beaches, beautiful nature scenes, and rich history mixed with charming bed-and-breakfast inns and upscale resorts? You will find all of this and more at Amelia Island, situated off of Florida’s northeastern coast. Several island accommodators have teamed up to offer guests a free night when booking a qualifying stay. The “Free Night, Any Night” deal allows guests to use the extra night with the current stay or during a return visit. Check out all of the participating accommodations here.

MIAMI

Circa 39
3900 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Situated across the street from Miami Beach’s “Wundermile” is a boutique hotel welcoming guests to relax amidst the cultural diversity of Miami. Circa 39 is your home away from home. For stays in 2018, Florida Residents will receive:

  • 20% off nightly rates
  • 20% off Dinner at Jules Kitchen
  • 20% off at The Palms AVEDA Spa

Book online and present valid Florida ID at the time of check-in.

Circa39

Winter Haven Hotel
1400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

This historic, boutique hotel sits on the streets of the sexy South Beach Art Deco District and offers a piece of 1930’s glam. Winter Haven Hotel is inviting Florida residents to escape with a 20% discount off their best available rate, complimentary WiFi, and daily rental of two beach chairs on South Beach.

Guests will need to present proof of a valid Florida ID upon check-in. Be sure to use promotional code “FR6” when booking online or by phone at 302-531-5571.

OTHER GETAWAYS

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
You can’t beat vacationing on a cruise with the endless food, drinks, and activities. It really gives you bang for your buck. Royal Caribbean is offering Florida residents a slew of deals to embark on.

Bilmar Beach Resort
10650 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island

Bilmar Beach Resort is located in picturesque Treasure Beach Island, which is in close proximity to attractions in Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater. Florida residents are being offered 15% in savings on the best available rate. Book online or call 877-834-0441 to speak with a friendly staff member. Present a valid Florida ID at the time of check-in.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Miramar

There are plenty of activities for couples to enjoy at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Beaches, golf, tennis, water activities, dining, shopping, and local attractions are all yours to enjoy. Book a package at the Serenity by the Sea Spa which was voted one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Spas in the U.S.” Valid through December 31, 2018, Florida residents will receive up to 12% off the best available rate. Use promotional code RPFLR4.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort

 

Plantation on Crystal River
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River

Surrounded by natural springs, untouched lakes and rivers, and bountiful wildlife, Plantation on Crystal River is waiting to charm you with their Southern hospitality. The property has a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, and dining. Florida residents receive a 15% discount on best available room rates. To make reservations, call 800-632-6262.

Plantation on Crystal River

The Shores Resort & Spa
2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach

The Shores Resort & Spa is the only Daytona Beach resort that has earned the AAA Four Diamond award. The ambiance may be relaxed but you won’t have to give up service and luxury. Florida residents can receive 25% off room rates starting at $119 per night through September 2018. This offer also includes a free signature s’mores kit. Book online or call 866-934-7467 for reservations. Be sure to mention promo code “FLARES.”

The Shores Resort & Spa

2 comments

  1. Unfortunately, Reunion is not offer that rate any where close to what you guys are stating in this article. which is a bummer( I called to confirm) the cheapest Florida resident is $225 before tax.

    • Hi Elizabeth! We’ve listed the starting rate that is published on Reunion’s website. Those rates will go up and down throughout the year depending on the season. We apologize for any confusion! It may be worth checking back into later this year. There’s also a bigger FL resident discount for stays falling on Sunday-Thursday. You get 25% off instead of the 15% off offered on weekends. Hope this helps!

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