Now I had the opportunity to go back to Florida with my family, at this time in February 2016 during Chinese New Year break. The weather is about the same (cold!!!) and now the journey started from HKG (Hong Kong) with stops in SFO (San Francisco) in the outward journey, and ORD (Chicago) when returning.
I've decided to go to Orlando after searching for last minute deals during CNY (about 4-3 weeks before the holiday). The usual cheap trips to Japan or Taiwan were very expensive (e.g. Japan around HKD 20k flying budget airline). Then I found that United was charging HKD 29k to LAX (Los Angeles), and a even cheaper HKD 27k all the way to MCO. Immediately I thought that it was a perfect opportunity to take my wife and daughter to know the United States and of course have some fun visiting the famous Parks in Orlando.
After purchasing the air tickets, I've bought all hotel and park packages by phone. The Disney package included hotel (Art of Animation) for 4 nights, 5-day tickets and meal plan with one snack, one quick meal and one table service per night. The Universal package included hotel (Cabana Bay Beach) for 2 nights, 2-day tickets and meal plan with one snack, one quick meal and one beverage per night. I believe it paid a fair price for those packages, and the meal plan was a very good idea because I did not have to carry a lot of dollars in my pocket.
I've also rented a car on Hertz, after find an offer for the CNY holiday through their Hong Kong website giving 20% off. Awesome! Afterwards, when picking up the car, I also got their GPS which was very helpful.
And last, but not least, I also purchased in advance some tickets for NBA game Magic vs Spurs
All in all, I would say that it was a pretty good holiday in Orlando. Both wife and daughter enjoyed a lot! For myself, I also enjoyed revisiting those parks again after 17 years, the NBA night (including some hot dogs) and the experience of first time driving in the USA.
|UA 862 to SFO|
|Somewhere over Pacific|
|One step outside San Francisco airport|
|B737-900ER to Orlando|
|UA 292 to MCO|
|Amway Center - Magic vs. Spurs|
|UA 725 to Chicago|
|B777-200 to HKG|