Happy end of May!
As the country continues to reopen, travel is on the rise.
Theme parks like Disney World are increasing capacity as demand soars to pre-pandemic levels. And as a result, we’re already expecting BIG summer crowds. But if you’re planning a trip in the next few months, you’ll want to be aware that you may find that travel is actually more expensive now than it was last year. Here’s why.
Looking for a hotel near Disney World?
While on-property hotels offer plenty of perks, there are lots of advantages to staying off-property, too! And if you opt for off-property, you may want to look into the Flamingo Crossings Town Center area, where plenty of new options are popping up. In fact, a brand-new hotel is opening there SOON!
Sometimes that means telling you about how to save money on souvenirs. Or maybe we’ll keep you updated on all the latest deals and discounts. And we love sharing all the freebies you can get at Disney World. Whatever it is, if it can save you money, we will share it with you!
We’ve seen a LOT of new things coming to Orlando recently, specifically in the realm of food.
We’re gearing up for the opening of the world’s largest White Castle, along with the appearance of Portillo’s near the parks. On top of that, Gordon Ramsey announced that he will soon be opening a restaurant in Icon Park. Then today, we learned that a new bowling and restaurant chain is coming to the area, all the way from Chicago!
Disney World has some amazing food, but there are great places to eat off-property, too!
One of the spots we’re most excited about is White Castle! This burger joint announced its Florida location (the first in 50 years!) in 2019, and we’ve been dreaming about its square burgers ever since. And now, we’ve got a SUPER exciting update!
Back in 2019, we learned that Chicago hot dog chain Portillo’s was going to open a new location near Disney World! And then we got an opening date for March of this year!
That opening date, though, got delayed — and then got delayed again, and now we have no set date on when it might open to the public. But that hasn’t stopped the chain from considering how it might expand in the area!
We have long sung the praises of Wine Bar George‘s fantastic food offerings, including those incredible crispy mac & cheese bites. We’ve even called it the one restaurant in Disney World that is practically perfect according to just about everyone!
But, in the future, it looks like you won’t even have to head to Disney Springs to enjoy delicious items from this special spot.
If you’re looking to dine at a restaurant owned by or run by a celebrity chef, you’ve got quite a few options in Orlando!
In Disney Springs alone, we’ve got Homecomin’ by Chef Art Smith, Morimoto Asia from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill from Chef Wolfgang Puck. But, over at Orlando’s ICON Park a new restaurant from another celebrity chef will soon be moving in!
If you’ve paid attention to travel news recently, you may have noticed that demand for travel is on the rise. And if you’ve traveled at all recently and needed a rental car, you may have run into an eye-popping realization: rental cars have gotten REALLY expensive. In fact, News 6 Orlando has reported that your rental car could actually wind up costing MORE than your airline ticket.
Bringing a car to Disney World is already a pricey decision, with hidden costs like those pesky overnight hotel fees adding up over the length of your stay. And with Disney World expected to be a bit crowded this summer, upping demand for rental cars in the Orlando area even more, renting a car could only cost you MORE than you’re anticipating.