Pointe Orlando is Orlando’s little secret fun and entertainment spot and is a perfect place to take Dad on Father’s Day. Treat Dad to all the things he wants such as enjoying a live band, playing soldier at the new indoor combat sports facility, laughing at the next hot local comedian, watching the new movie he’s been dying to see, or even enjoying the art of fine shopping. The new Main Event Entertainment spot is a great place to enjoy quality time with Dad. Challenge Dad to a game of bowling. Then let him devour delicious food or enjoy a drink at the full-service bar. Pointe Orlando truly offers everything Dads could want. Best part? It’s all in one place.
Most visitors to Orlando spend long days at the theme parks or traveling to coastal destinations. Regardless where you visit, buying meals and snacks on the road can take a bite out of vacation funds. Meal plans at the theme parks help cut costs, but if you are traveling with a family, the cost can still be a bit too much.
In an effort to help get the creative juices flowing, here are a few tips to help cut dining costs:
Eat breakfast. We’re not talking just a bagel and coffee, no. We’re talking a full meal—load up on carbs. Our breakfast buffet with a healthy variety of food will satisfy you for a long time. You should easily make it until noon before you’re hungry again.
Pack your own lunch. There are plenty of stores within walking distance where guests can pick up items to pack sandwiches or other lunch items. Theme parks won’t allow coolers, but you can certainly pack your meals and stow them in your backpacks. Our own Lite Bite Mini-Market offers cold sandwiches perfect for lunch.
Know your thirst. Our bodies usually can’t tell the difference between dehydration and hunger. It is very easy to mistake the two, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It’s great that water fountains are everywhere! Another tip for quenching thirst is to purchase a souvenir cup. Some parks offer discounts on refills for those reusing a souvenir cup. Depending on how many refills you get, each drink could end up costing around $1—big savings!
Budget for snacks. It’s great to pack a snack, but honestly you’re going to want to buy something while you’re out. Consider limiting yourself to maybe one treat per person, per day, at the theme parks. Snacks can cost anywhere from $2 to $9 depending on what you select and where you are. Limiting your intake to one snack will both satisfy your craving and keep money in your pocket.
Be sure to check theme park websites for more dining information before your visit because one vacation expense you can’t always escape is food. At least you can plan appropriately and save some money.
2nd visit, 3rd planned!!!
Well, where do I start…. I can not fault this hotel in the slightest…. perfect location, great rooms, staff so friendly and helpful. The little shop with the seating area is great and zebra bar is fun and welcoming. The pizza from zebras is so nice so be sure to try one. There is a free shuttle that takes you to Universal at different time slots, just need to book it at reception. The I-trolley is right outside and can take you to both shopping outlets and up and down international drive. Also the normal buses can take you to SeaWorld and Discovery Cove and it is so cheap.
We have stayed twice at this hotel and I would never stay anywhere else. You feel so safe and welcomed.
Roll on September for when we visit again.
Thank you Rosen Inn@ Pointe Orlando for always making our holiday unforgettable.
I just keep coming back to Rosen!
My last review of the Rosen was posted in February 2018 and I have not long returned from another stay at this hotel with a need to post a further review. Once again I have had a very comfortable and extended stay at Pointe Orlando this time being resident for over 3 weeks. I had requested the same room as last time I stayed and was granted it so enjoyed a view of the pool and was away from any passing traffic on the I-4. You simply cannot get better value for money if you stay here. Not only is it in an excellent location on International Drive but it has all that you need with free shuttle service to Universal and a 24-hour delicatessen. As a senior I was able to enjoy a reduced rate in the dining room and a friend and I felt the food of such good quality and so well prepared that we ate there on several occasions. If you do not want the buffet breakfast then a short walk up the street gets you to Denny’s which seems to work better for some families. The rooms are still completed with microwave fridge and coffee maker and of course have air conditioning. You could do a lot worse than stay at Rosen and I am definitely a strong advocate for this particular hotel. My thanks to the staff who helped to make my stay exceptional.