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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: There's Always Orlando

August 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM | by | ()

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

Time is clearly a factor, as we’re just days away from the long weekend; however, how about a trip down to Walt Disney World? Bringing the kids certainly is an option, but we won’t tell if you visit Mickey and friends without them. After all they’re probably starting school soon if they have not done so already.

The fall season kicks off as of September 1, so you can head over to the Magic Kingdom and celebrate Halloween like two months in advance. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs through the end of October, and it’s basically an extra few hours—and some extra dollars—of fun at the park.

Special parades, even more fireworks, and everyone in costume—including the characters—can be yours starting at $62 per person per evening. Just note that the afterhours tickets are independent of regular admission, so it’s a slightly cheaper way to score some access to the park.

As for other stuff, it might not have the fear factor as some of this year’s other big, bad roller coasters, but we’re not going to complain if given the chance to take a ride aboard the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It heads both inside and outside, and shows the story of Snow White and all her little friends.

Staying at one of the official Disney hotels could cost you a pretty penny, so we say look elsewhere for a Labor Day deal. Over at the newly renovated B Resort and Spa they’re offering up introductory rates for as low as $99 per night. Their special long weekend package includes stuff like a full breakfast buffet for two in their restaurant, a barbeque picnic, and of course overnight accommodations. If money isn’t really a factor then we’ll refer you over to HotelChatter—they’ve got the scoop on the new Four Seasons.

[Photo: Castles, Capes & Clones]

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