Column by Derek Burgan
Not looking forward to the days of having to wake up early to warm up the car or shovel the driveway before work? How about booking a getaway to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld with rates starting at just $109 a night?
Located directly across from the entrance to SeaWorld, Renaissance Orlando guarantees its guests a festive time this holiday season with several exclusive events guaranteed to get a smile even out of the biggest grinch. This includes a Santa Social on Christmas Eve where visitors of all ages can gather around the Christmas tree while the jolly old man himself reads the classic story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Those on the nice list will receive a special stocking filled with holiday goodies delivered by Father Christmas (while we’re also hearing rumors about those on the naughty list being subjected to 24 hours of Ernest Saves Christmas on BluRay.)
Being across from SeaWorld also offers the ability to enjoy some theme park fun. With Manta, Kraken, and Journey to Atlantis, SeaWorld has some of the best thrill rides in Orlando. Shows such as “Believe,” “Pets Ahoy,” and “Blue Horizons” give guests of all ages an incredible look at the wide variety of animals at SeaWorld including killer whales, dolphins, sea lions and otters. For the holiday season, SeaWorld plusses up the park with its Christmas Celebration festivities such as Shamu Christmas Miracles, The Polar Express Experience and a Sesame Street Christmas.
For a real holiday treat, Renaissance Orlando’s nèu louts spa is offering seasonal treatments throughout November and December, such as the pumpkin spice facial ($110), which includes a $5 Starbucks gift card, or a warm chocolate aromatherapy massage with a complimentary peppermint feet treatment ($110). Since no holiday is complete without all the fixings, guests will feel right at home with Thanksgiving and Christmas menus at the on-property restaurants featuring classics like roasted turkey, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce.
The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld offers oversized guest rooms, five contemporary dining outlets and a bevy of family-friendly amenities including a resort-style pool, children’s pool and playground, game room and more. The property’s on-site theme park desk can help arrange tickets to nearby parks as well as complimentary scheduled transportation to Orlando attractions such as Universal Studios, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and SeaWorld.
For resort information or to book a holiday reservation call 1-800-228-9290 or visit RenaissanceSeaWorld.com.
PARKsaver columnist Derek Burgan is a long time fanatic of Orlando theme parks and attractions. He spends most of days waiting hand and foot on two demanding yorkshire terriers, but in his spare time he also enjoys Star Wars, comic books, Harry Potter, pro wrestling, and many other things that would make you assume he is about 15 years old. He’s currently reading Harry Potter: Film Wizardry.