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23-07-2008, 09:26 PM
for those of you that have stayed off site near SeaWorld and Universal . As time gets closer to the wedding and our trip I'm beginning to get cold feet on staying with our friend for five nights . :eek: Even though, we were planning SW , Cocoa Beach and the casino ship , there are still two days we were just hanging at our friends house . I asked Rob about doing other things and I got nah, I have the pool . Jim doesn't really swim . Rob has been on vacation to Utah & Arizona . Jim is on vacation and does not want to sit idle and I agree .
Jim and I were discussing our plans . We have now decided to get a cheap maingate hotel for the first couple of nights . . Anyone have any suggestions ? How is Rodeway Inn ? It looks nice on the internet $35.00 a night . We need something nice , but inexpensive .
We are going to rent a compact car .
Our first day go to the Disney outlets and Davenport to have a look around .
We are going to buy a one day hopper for US and IOA . I should just buy a two day pass since its only a ten dollars difference for both . Not sure yet, but super :excited: to be going to Universal . We are going to go on the 1st and possibly the 2nd . Meeting our friend on the 2nd or 3rd for Sea World , and returning the car .
Afterwards, go to Robs for two nights and then on to WDW .
I'm Going to Universal !!! WooHoo

23-07-2008, 09:29 PM
What area are you planning to stay in? I'm not a big fan of Rodeway Inn or the like. It depends on the area though.

Give me your dates and what your willing to spend and I will see what I can find.

23-07-2008, 09:34 PM
Found this on Travelzoo. it's close to Disney and that is a good deal!

Here's a hot deal for Orlando: stay close to the parks and save
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This package includes:

FREE continental breakfast
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Country Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista
12191 South Apopka Vineland Road
phone: (407) 239-1115

23-07-2008, 09:53 PM
that sounds good Johnie, looking for something between $40.00 - $50.00 a night . or less is good too . LOL
our dates would be August 31st to September 2nd , checkout probably 3rd, could be 2nd . Not Sure .
Why do you not like Rodeway ? Its the one in the main gate area , again unsure . This is all new to me . It is going to be fun trying to find our way around . LOL

23-07-2008, 10:04 PM
Well we've stayed at the Econo Lodge one night on 192, it considers itself a maingate place as well and it was scary. Most of the places in the Lake Buena Vista area are good.

23-07-2008, 10:34 PM
Rodeway is a PIT, Sister Tinker. Don't stay there even for free! :eek:

Go with Johnie's deal. That's an incredible price for any location, but especially Lake Buena Vista.

23-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Well we've stayed at the Econo Lodge one night on 192, it considers itself a maingate place as well and it was scary. :lol: I stayed at a place like that in Phillie off Hotels . com . Thanks for the advice Johnie
I'm going to take your pick . Thanks Sister Tink . I was looking forward to your input as well .

24-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Country Inn is booked August 31st to September 3rd . I booked the extra day, I can always take one off . Rooms were filling up fast at that special . Thanks Again :hug:

24-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Glad you were able to get it. That's a very good deal for the location and it has a free breakfast.