By Christopher Ollendorf
Hey Savers! Everyone here in the Orlando area is patiently waiting for the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure theme park over at Universal. I feel lucky since I live here I don’t need to get a place to stay, but many of you will need to travel and find a place to call home for your visit.
We recently came across a special package being offered by the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. It’s the Wizard Wanderlust package and is specifically aimed at all us Harry Potter fans. The package includes a deluxe oversized guest room with a king or two queen beds, a complimentary glass of champagne or cider upon arrival, a wizard hat for the kids so they can get in the mood, a 10 percent discount on services at Neu Lotus spa, two wizard brews at any resort restaurant by using a special password provided at check-in, and up to four kids 12 and under can eat a free breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the kids menu at the resort restaurant. This package starts at $149 per room and is available through Sept. 27, 2010.
Follow this link to the Family Escape Package or use rate code P50 at 1-800-380-7917 to make a reservation.
Start practicing your spells and start waving those wands. I want to see some wizards in training soon. Enjoy!
Editor’s Note: After posting this article, we were contacted by a representative from the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, who let us know the Wizard Wanderlust package is no longer available. They are offering the Family Escape package as a replacement. This package includes:
• Deluxe guest rooms with two queen beds or king bed
• Complimentary glass of champagne or sparking cider upon arrival
• Up to four children eat free breakfast, lunch and dinner from the kids’ menu*
• 1 large pizza and soft drinks per night
• Complimentary family-friendly in-room movie per night
• 10% discount on spa services at nèu lotus spa
It’s available through Sept. 30, 2010 with rates starting at $129 per night.
Editor’s Note: This is Christopher’s last PARKsaver column. Life has become too busy for him to continue. I’d like to thank Christopher for the columns he’s written and wish him luck in his future endeavors.
So we’re now on the hunt for someone to take over the PARKsaver column. You don’t need to be someone in the industry, just someone who writes well and enjoys researching all the latest Orlando-area deals. If you’re interested, e-mail [email protected]