Is Orlando expensive?

Is Orlando expensive?

Some attractions in Orlando can be expensive to visit, but with a bit of planning ahead, an Orlando vacation doesn’t have to be expensive. 

There are many factors that will determine the cost of your trip to Orlando, including the time of year, the type of accommodation you choose to stay in, and the things you want to do while you are there.

If you avoid visiting Orlando in peak season, you will be able to make the most of fewer queues at the theme parks, and cheaper traveling and accommodation costs.

Check out our crowd calendars if you want to know then best times to visit Universal Studios and Disney World.

Other factors that can affect the cost of your trip include whether or not you want to hire a car. If you stay in one of our fantastic resorts in Orlando, you’ll be just a few miles from Disney World, so you won’t need to hire a car to get around. If you do want a vehicle, our concierge team can arrange great-value car hire for your trip.

Tips for saving money

One of the best ways to get great-value accommodation is to rent a private villa for your vacation. A vacation home is a great option for a family trip or a group gathering, and it usually works out better value for money than multiple hotel rooms. Private villas usually offer plenty of space and privacy, there is also the option of spreading the cost with one another if you are a larger group.

Our Orlando vacation homes are available in a range of styles and sizes to suit every king of budget, and they come complete with fantastic features like private swimming pools, game rooms and movie theaters. There are plenty of resort amenities on-site too, many of which are free to use.

If you’re heading out and about, and you don’t want to spend much cash, there are plenty of cheap and free things to do in Orlando. There are also budget-friendly options for spending a weekend in Orlando, as well things for couples to do in Orlando, which tend to be cheaper than family activities.

A guide to prices in Orlando:

Disney 1-day pass (adult) $116.83
Disney water park pass (adult) $58
A McDonalds Big Mac meal $6.50
A 3-course meal for 2 (mid-range restaurant) $60
A 3 course meal for 2 (upscale restaurant) $150
A pint of beer in a bar $6
A beer at Disney World $10
A glass of wine (upscale restaurant) $10 to $20
A mid-range bottle of wine from Publix $7
A litre of milk $1
12 eggs $2.30
Loaf of bread $2.30
Toilet roll (5 pack) $3
A regular takeaway cappucino $4
A bottle of sun screen $7
Gasoline for 1 week (moderate car use) $40
Parking at the parks (one day) $15
A 5-mile taxi ride $15
A 5-mile Uber ride $6
An average day’s expenses for 2 adults and 2 kids (exc. park tickets) $150–200
The cost of taking a small cooler bag into Disney World Free
A locker at Disney World (per day) $9
A 7-night stay in a mid-range 3-bedroom villa $1,500
7-day car hire (small family car) $185


If you’re thinking of visiting Orlando and you need advice on the local area and the best places to stay then contact the Top Villas travel team today. Additionally, the Top Villas concierge service can arrange any added extras you need such as great value car hire and attraction tickets.

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