A free-on-your-birthday deal, plus competitive pricing at both Disney World and Disneyland, could have also done the trick.
But families shouldn’t assume that hotels are the only options for aggressive rates, and owners of Disney Area rentals should be keen on marketing strategies that will distinguish their properties in an already crowded field.
Perhaps you snag them with …
1. free tickets to an amusement park
2. an extra night for the price of three
3. midweek pricing for weekend stays
4. a “swag bag” stuffed with Mickey Mouse loot for the kids, whether that’s “The Princess and the Frog” sippy cups or “Up” coloring books
5. any extras that would make renters want to stay there, including family needs like cribs or swing sets or adult toys such as jet skis or boats
Next spring, Orlando regulars will have one more reason to visit: the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
And you think Twi-hards are fanatics. Just you wait.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.