Every Disney fan has asked themselves the question: “What would it be like to live here”? Well, as Disney fans who have ‘moved to the magic’, we can help. Moving to Orlando is a real estate team led by Realtor® Sean Faulk. Our site (and it’s associated Facebook group) is dedicated to helping you answer the questions about life in Orlando. Here are just five reasons (there are many more) why Disney fans love moving to Orlando!
No more making ADR’s 6 months in advance
Don’t lie. You’ve done it more times than you can count. You were up first thing in the morning, exactly six months to the day to book that coveted reservation at (fill in the current ‘must-do-or-my-vacation-is-ruined’ restaurant here). Instead, you open up your MDE app in the morning and start perusing which restaurants are available that night. You’ll get to experience (and discover) restaurants you may have previously passed on because that vacation time only allows for so much dining. For me personally, this has been one of the greatest perks of living in Orlando.
Disney Cruise Line is an hour away and FLORIDA RESIDENT RATES
Disney Cruise Line LOVES Florida residents, and they show their love with some great Florida resident rates. It’s not unusual to find 4-night cruises for $700 per person in a balcony stateroom. If you want a nice long-weekend getaway, a 3-night sailing can be had for as low as $600 a person. I understand that most people, regardless of where they live, can’t just up and go on a cruise – but it’s always nice to have options.
Living in Orlando brings a whole new level to the concept of ‘stay-cations’. Just because I have a house that’s about 40 minutes away from the parks, doesn’t mean I don’t like to go and ‘have the experience’. Again – think of that long weekend in the fall. A room at the Boardwalk, some time at Food and Wine. Oh, forgot your phone charger at home? I’ll be right back.
No more waiting to experience the newest ride, show, attraction or restaurant
The most torturous time for a Disney fan is when a major new ride, show, attraction or restaurant opens – and you have to wait a year. Living in Orlando removes the need for that. Living here provides a level of instant gratification. With the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World commencing next October – there are a lot of ‘Disney transplants’ who will be very glad they moved here!
Epcot becomes your “Central Park”
My good friend and colleague, Kevin Klose, pointed this out years ago. For Orlando locals / Disney fans, Epcot becomes your “Central Park”. I know this is true for me, and countless others I’ve spoken to – sometimes we go to Epcot to just hang out. Grab some quick-serve food, walk around World Showcase – maybe stay for the fireworks, then head home. No ADR’s, No FastPasses, no flights or hotel rooms – just a nice relaxing evening in the most magical place on earth. As you leave the park, you think to yourself “This is my life now”. It’s a moment you don’t forget.