Orlando is the number one tourist destination in the USA, and rightfully so, it has some pretty fun things to do (cough cough *disney* *universal* *seaworld*)
We all know that first responders don’t make nearly enough for what they do… I mean, who becomes a firefighter for the pay? But if your like my husband, then you don’t like asking for a discount.
I totally understand that too! Taking the kids to Disney World is no walk in the park when it comes to your checking account though, so hopefully you find something to ease the financial burden.
If you are going to Disney World, check out this beginners guide and money saving tips for Disney on a Budget.
Here’s a compilation of some first responder discounts for Orlando and the neighboring areas. I will update as I find more (and I live in Orlando so I will keep my eyes pealed). Please note: Discounts and benefits are subject to change without notice. I am not affiliated with any of these discount programs.
Hotels and Lodging
Through September 15, 2018- Special room rates starting from $82/night at the Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels
get 10% off rooms
Sheraton Orlando Airport-
20% off standard rate rooms and other discounts
Marriot Orlando World Center-
From now through December 30, 2018, Florida first responders are invited to escape to the amenity-laden Orlando World Center Marriott® for just $99 per night
VRBO part of Homeaway-
Offers rentals with no deposit for first responders
Orlando Theme Parks
Seaworld- normally they do a special every September where first responders either get in free or at a discount
Disney- GovX (unless you are a Florida resident, then the tickets are pretty comparable)
Universal- GovX – save up to 95 dollars on two day tickets (sometimes with extra discounts)
First Responders (and teachers) are free with ID
Orlando Science Center
10% discount for first responders while valid ID
up to 35 % off on govx.com (They should also have a discount for first responders in September)
Govx adult tickers are 41 dollars and children are 31 dollars.
Blue Man group
check govx.com for current discounts
generally offers free admission in September
Golden Corral- most locations offer 10% off
Firehouse Subs- free drinks and other discounts
4 Rivers Smokehouse http://www.orlandosentinel.com/food-restaurants/os-et-4-rivers-smokehouse-july-4-story.html