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Old 01-02-2019, 04:55 AM
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Hello folks. Happy New Year. I will be taking the Family down to Orlando in April to do the Disney/Universal Studios vacation for a few days. I was wondering if you happen to have any links which sell discounted tickets for these Parks. Also was thinking about spending a few more days at a Eastern Beach close to Orlando, I was wondering which areas would be recommended Cocoa or Daytona areas? Thanks in advance.
Old 01-02-2019, 08:03 AM
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Undercover tourist

disneys discounts are minimal but the best you'll get
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If you are willing to spend a half a day listening to a timeshare pitch, I’m sure you could score a few free or discounted tickets. AAA offers a discount of a few dollars I believe. You’re best bet is to choose one park, Disney or Univeral and buy a multi park multi day pass. That would be the cheapest option.

For the beach, of the two you mentioned I would pick cocoa beach over Daytona beach. Just my preference. Both are pretty kitschy. But Cocoa Beach has some unique restaurants, nice beach parks, close to Kennedy Space Center.

Ormond Beach is another option if you’re looking for a quieter experience. If going to Cocoa Beach, Playa Linda to the north and Sebastian Inlet State Park to the south are two of the prettiest beaches on the east coast. Both are pretty remote.
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I would recommend New Smyrna beach over Cocoa or Daytona.
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I'd go to the beach in the Sarasota area. Visit Mote and the Tampa Aquarium.

But for east coast, New Smyrna, Ormond, Flagler, Crescent.
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x2 for New Smyrna! Have drinks at the pink house "Breakers" and their fried foods are good also.
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Originally Posted by krocks View Post
I would recommend New Smyrna beach over Cocoa or Daytona.
This x100
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Undercover tourist is the best you are going to get and thats a very reliable site. Calling and working directly with each parks vacation planners will be your best price (usually) directly from company, and if you have to make any changes to your stay they are very accommodating. As for the beach, West Coast is much better unless you drive down around the West Palm area.
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St. Augustine has reinvented itself. Floridas original tourist destination before the mouse.
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Stay away from Daytona and Cocoa beaches or areas where there is a sh--ton of hotels on the beach itself. New Smyrna Beach all the way to the National Seashore a lot of really nice walking areas. You can also see me cruising the beach for cobia. Area north of Ormond Beach is nice.

Deals on tickets no such thing.
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New Smyrna or Ormand.

Someone mentioned visit St. Augustine.... Yes I 2nd that.
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Thank you for all of the above recommendations. Cocoa and Daytona are off the list and New Smyrna and St. Augustine are on the list.
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Default New Smyrna for sure!!

Like everyone is saying it is much easier to get around. Also driving all the way out to the very end of intercoastal is a lot of fun! Beach fishing on one side lots of small cut outs on the other side for fishing the banks. Either way it's less stress and more time to enjoy true Florida! Also you can still drive on the beach with less traffic and annoyances than the other more notorious beaches. Good luck with your decision, enjoy!
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Canaveral National Seashore... if the government shutdown is over.
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DO NOT buy any souvenirs, luggage, cameras, etc. from the off property stores. They prey on out of state/country tourists. I was a LEO in that area for about 10 years. They're terrible.
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You can get almost all your Disney souvenirs at the several nearby Walmarts.
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It’s illegal in Florida to resell theme park tickets so use caution if you are buying tickets from anyone other than the parks or an authorized seller. The parks can detect resold tickets and you won’t get in but you’ll be out the money.

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