Orlando on a Budget: How to Save BIG With a Go City Pass

December 6, 2021

Sunny skies, stunning natural beauty, and an abundance of exhilarating theme parks make Orlando an ideal vacation destination year-round.

Ready to visit Orlando but need to stick to a budget?

It's no wonder over 70 million visitors a year flock to the 'City Beautiful' to live out their Floridian fantasies.

This land of citrus, gators, and lakes provides everything from unforgettable space encounters to under the sea aquarium adventures. Travelers from all over the world will be mesmerized by the endless amount of attractions, entertainment, and tours to cover in the central Florida region.

Whether you are looking to go 'brick' crazy at LEGOLAND® or rub elbows with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds, the Go City® Pass can help you make the most of your Orlando getaway. 

Read on to discover the ins and outs of Go City®, and choose the perfect pass for you!

Orlando Hotels

If you are seeking to hit the major Orlando attractions and sights, chances are you're going to need more than just one day in this theme park capital. Embrace the beautiful weather and abundant activities in O-town by spending a week or two at any of our Orlando Hotels and Resorts

From beachside bungalows to European-inspired timeshares, we have a wide variety of lodging accommodations to please even the pickiest traveler. Best of all, you can book guilt-free knowing you have our lowest rate guarantee.

The Passes

Different strokes, for different folks! Everyone has their own unique travel style, and that's what makes exploring a new city so fun. 

Depending on factors such as vacation time limits, attraction preferences, travel pace, and the need for flexibility, you may prefer to purchase one Go Pass over another.

Let us outline the main differences between our different Go Orlando Pass offerings so that you can select the perfect pass for your custom vacation needs.

Orlando All-Inclusive Pass

Calling all thrifty spenders! Do you want to save up to 55% off top Orlando attractions and cram in as many stellar sights and parks as possible throughout your Orlando trip? 

For those who want to hit the ground running, the Go Orlando All-Inclusive Pass is your new best friend.

You can choose from a number of ticket options, including:

Whatever number of day passes you select, you can visit an unlimited number of Orlando attractions during that time period. Let your imagination and sense of adventure run wild as you discover iconic attractions such as Gatorland, WonderWorks, and the Wheel.

Other important Orlando Explorer Pass Facts

  • The pass includes admission to over 25 attractions for one low price.
  • Once you visit your first attraction, your pass will be activated.
  • Use your pass over a two-week period until it expires.
  • You can enter as many attractions as you like each day.
  • Certain attractions may allow Go Pass holders to skip lines.

Orlando Explorer Pass

Need a little more flexibility built into your travel itinerary? Keep things loose with the Orlando Explorer Pass. This nifty pass allows you to select between three to five attractions you wish to visit over the course of 30 days. 

Go with the flow travelers will love having the freedom to not pre-plan their activities and will welcome saving up to 35% off retail price on admission. 

Choose from an astounding array of world-class attractions, from the nature-filled Boggy Creek Airboat Tour to the thrilling Fun Spot America Theme Park.

Other Important Orlando Explorer Pass facts:

  • Choose from over 15 beloved Orlando attractions and sights.
  • Your pass is valid 30 days from its first use.
  • Every pass includes a free 3-day I-Ride Trolley ticket.
  • You can see as much as you want each day or use 30 days to complete your pass.
  • Certain attractions may allow Go Pass holders to skip the line.

The App

Getting some one-on-one time with Mickey = not so easy. But, activating your Orlando Multi-Attraction or Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass via the Go City® App = easy as can be!

Simply:

  • Download the App to your mobile device (Apple | Google Play)
  • Use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone.
  • Double-check if any of your desired attractions need a reservation and book.
  • Show your pass at each attraction for easy entry.

Top Tier Attractions

LEGOLAND®*

Everything is awesome at this 150-acre family theme park designed to inspire wonder and delight in LEGO lovers, young and old. Prime yourself for an action-packed day of family-friendly rides, shows, and entertainment, featuring your favorite lego characters. 

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Travel back to the prehistoric age as you mount the Coastersaurus wooden coaster, or get ready for an all-new splashtastic experience when you soak in the Brickbeard Watersport Stunt show.

Pro Tip: Visiting during the warmer summer months? Be sure to cool off at the adjacent water park or refresh with a tasty ice cream at the charming Firehouse Ice Cream Parlour.

kids with astronaut in front of kennedy space center

Kennedy Space Center*

Mission control, prepare for landing! Conquer the final frontier when you make contact with the incredible Kennedy Space Center. One of the most dynamic and exciting destinations in all of Florida, the Kennedy Space Center gives you a first-hand look at the past, present, and future of the space program. 

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Absorb the incredible history of moments like the infamous moon landing and traverse mission zones as you learn about NASA's journey to the red planet.

Pro Tip: Don't forget to pay your respects to the space heroes who put everything on the line at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing.

A large building that appears to be upside down serving as the entrance to WonderWorks in Orlando, Florida

WonderWorks All-Access Pass***

Feel the mighty winds of a hurricane, step inside an astronaut's spacesuit, and complete an epic laser tag battle, all at WonderWorks, Orlando. 

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This ingenious 'amusement park for the mind' is crammed full of one-of-a-kind experiences that will leave you wanting more. Meander through 35,000 sq feet of pure entertainment as you participate in six incredible wonder zones, arcade games, a glow in the dark indoor ropes course, a 4D X.D. motion theater, and laser tag.

Pro Tip: Before you call it quits on your WonderWorks day of fun, be sure to take a gander at their eye-catching exterior, which features a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have landed upside down atop a 1930s era brick warehouse.

ground view of The Wheel at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, USA

The Wheel at ICON Park***

Take your Orlando vacation to new heights when you visit the Wheel at ICON Park. Standing tall, at a staggering 400 ft above the ground, the Wheel provides breathtaking views of Big Sandlake, Little Sandlake, downtown Orlando, Disneyworld, and Universal. 

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Far from your average carnival Ferris ride, the Wheel at ICON is the tallest observation wheel in North America. This spellbinding attraction offers air-conditioning and stability control in every capsule and is equipped with 64,000 color-changing LED lights for illuminating light shows. 

After you complete your 18-minute panoramic ride, try exploring various dining and retail options, including the ICON park sky bar.

Pro Tip: For an ICON-ic date night, ride the Wheel at sunset for a thoroughly romantic vista with the one you love.

Fun Spot America Theme Park - 4 Ride Sampler***

With an overload of rides and classic amusement park attractions, such as bumper cars, multi-level go-karts, and rollercoasters, there's never a dull moment at Fun Spot America. 

Scream yourself silly on their newest attraction, Sky Hawk, a 90-foot tall swing ride, or test your mettle on White Lightning, Orlando's only wooden coaster. With the four-ride sampler, you can pick and choose your entertainment and create your own custom Fun Spot itinerary.

Pro Tip: Looking for some more laidback thrills? Little ones will love the old-school joy of grabbing a burlap sack and racing down the 40ft Fun Slide.

Several gators laying down in the mud with trees and water in the background in Orlando, Florida, USA

Gatorland®: The Alligator Capital of the World®***

Is there anything more Floridian than gators? Gators of all sizes, colors, and ages abound at Gatorland, aka the Alligator Capital of the World. Get up close and personal with these reptilian beasts as you wander through 110 acres of theme park and wildlife preserves. 

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For over 70 years, Gatorland has been educating and entertaining visitors with incredible animal exhibits, live gator shows, and gator training lessons. 

Be sure to take in their famous Jr. Gator wrestling show, as well as Alligators - Legends of the Swamp spectacle.

Other 'can't miss Gatorland exclusive activities and attractions include:

  • Glimpsing at the rare Leucistic White Alligators
  • Cooling off at the Gator Gully Kids Splash Park
  • Feeding the gators hotdogs
  • Observing the 14 ft gators at the on-site breeding marsh
  • Marveling at what exotic and/or deadly animal appears at the Up Close Encounters animal show!
group of people on an airboat on a swamp tour with Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures in Orlando, Florida, USA

Discover the best airboat rides in Orlando!

Boggy Creek Airboat Tour***

Behold the lush beauty of the Floridian wetlands as you embark on an authentic Boggy Creek Airboat Tour. The stirring sounds and sights of nature will be your backdrop for this thrilling educational tour through the Central Florida Everglades. 

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As you barrel through the swamp, hitting high speeds of 45 mph, keep your eyes peeled for gators, turtles, and exotic birds. 

Post your airboat adventure, take a beat to investigate the authentically replicated Native American village. Then, soak in a presentation on indigenous cooking, tool, or weapon-making, and learn how they survived in this harsh environment.

two excited kids holding united states flag sitting next to wax figure Abraham Lincoln at Madame Tussauds in Orlando, Florida, USA

Madame Tussauds Orlando***

Calling all you star chasers! Live out your Hollywood dreams at the World's Greatest Wax Museum, Madame Tussauds Orlando. 

Spend a day creating some killer content as you cozy up to your favorite celebrities, sports legends, musical icons, and more. 

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Visitors of all ages will have a blast:

  • activating the trident with Aquaman
  • kicking butt with Kung Fu Panda
  • slam-dunking with the legendary Shaq

Get ready to strike a pose. Opportunities for photobombing A-listers such as Brad Pitt and Selena Gomez are plentiful.

Pro Tip: Want to learn about the history behind all of this wax-tactical magic? Don't miss the informative presentation video regarding the history of Madame Tussauds and how the wax figures are created. You can even create a 3-D wax mold of your hand as a keepsake souvenir.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando***

Enter an aquatic world of adventure, mystery, and amazement when you visit the Sea Life Aquarium Orlando. With over nine exhibits, 5,000 exotic sea creatures, and an incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel, the Sea Life Aquarium provides gallons (350,000 worth) of watery fun.

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Meet Ted, the rescued loggerhead sea turtle, touch a real sea star, and go behind the scenes with a live shark feeding.

Pro Tip: Delight in the brilliant colors and soothing visuals of their unique Jelly Wall exhibit, and snap a stunning photo or two!

Everglades Tour from Miami*

No trip to the sunshine state is complete without a sojourn into the Everglades. So dive into this stunning natural habitat with an Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour. Over 1.2 million acres of grasslands and hardwood hammocks compose the Everglades, making it one of the country's largest biomes. 

Gear up for a 4-5 hour airboat ride. You'll tour the marsh and rivers that gators, coral snakes, and Florida Panthers all call home. Your swamp safari will conclude with an alligator wildlife show, a stroll through the jungle walking trail, and a gander at the crocodilian exhibits.

The Florida Aquarium Exterior and a manta ray statue in Orlando, Florida

Florida Aquarium*

Take a journey under the sea to the Florida Aquarium! Named by USA Today as one of the top aquariums in the country, this massive institution of sea life offers countless exhibits, habitats, and animal encounters to tour.

Survey distinct ecosystems such as coral reefs and wetlands. Afterwards, head over to Stingray Beach to touch the velvety wet nose of a cownose ray! 

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Take a bite out of the heated Florida weather when you cool off at the Splash Pad. Meanwhile, embrace the action and special effects when you take in a showing at the 4-D Ducks theater.

Pro Tip: Make a quick pit stop to Africa before departing when you check out the aquarium's famous 'Journey to Madagascar' exhibit, which features ring-tailed lemurs, hissing cockroaches, colorful chameleons, and more. 

Ready to Visit Orlando While on a Budget?

Gorgeous weather, stunning natural wildlife, and a plethora of entertainment options make central Florida a go-to destination for travelers of all ages.

There is nothing like the thrill of witnessing your first live gator show, observing an actual rocket launch, or feeling the swampy breeze from an airboat tour, to complete your Orlando vacation. 

Engage in everything from exhilarating roller coasters to deep-sea adventures and iconic scenic views when you create a custom Orlando itinerary through your Go Orlando Multi-Attraction Pass. 

However, you choose to 'G.O.,' you can be sure to squeeze only the best out of your O-town adventure.

* denotes Go Orlando Multi-Attraction Pass attraction

**denotes Orlando Multi-Attraction Explorer Pass attraction

***denotes both

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