Budget-Friendly RV Parks Universal Studios Orlando


With a few helpful hints from Cruise America, cheap Universal Studios vacations are easy to plan.

Instead of spending money on an expensive Universal Studios Resort stay, save big bucks with an RV rental from Cruise America. For a fraction of the cost of a hotel, you can stay within minutes of Universal Studios with one of Cruise America's affordable RV rental options. These Universal Studios RV parks offer the convenience of proximity to the theme park.

Read on for advice on how to have a magical experience at Universal Orlando without worrying about your wallet.

Best Universal Studios RV Parks

1. Floridian Sandalwood RV Resort

Situated in St. Cloud, Floridian Sandalwood RV Resort makes this list of the best Universal Studios RV parks, thanks to its proximity to Universal Studios Orlando and abundance of on-site amenities. You will be surrounded by the comforts of home in this Universal Studios RV park.

Amenities: The park offers pull-through RV sites with full hookups, a heated swimming pool, laundry facilities, a TV room and library, shuffleboard courts, and more! You’ll even get to enjoy in-park fishing and access to Lake Tohopekaliga. There are no worries about bringing your furry friends, as pets are allowed in the park.

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Great Oak RV Resort 

This Universal Studios RV park is perfect for a relaxing stay. Taglined, “Your Home Away From Home”, Great Oak RV Resort offers guests a palm tree-filled vacation. Located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, this RV park is just under 40 minutes away from Universal Studios Orlando.

Amenities: Great Oak RV Resort boasts a newly-renovated swimming pool, horseshoe pits, a recreation hall, laundry facilities, bathhouses, and full hookup sites. There are 30 and 50 amp pull-through RV sites with water, sewer, electricity, and garbage disposals included in the cost of the campground.

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Kissimmee Orlando KOA 

Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Universal Studios, Kissimmee Orlando KOA is a luxury RV park fit for any family vacation. With amazing campground recreation amenities and glowing reviews, this Universal Studios RV park is sure to make for a fun-filled visit. 

Amenities: Kissimmee Orlando KOA takes the cake for the number of campground amenities. You will be amazed at the included amenities that make this RV park one of a kind. Amenities include 50 amp sites with full hookups, complimentary Wi-Fi, a pavilion for gatherings, and 24-hour laundry facilities. When you’re not sightseeing in Universal Studios, the RV park has a fitness center, a hot tub and sauna, a playground, bike rentals, and discounted attraction tickets.

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Ponderosa RV Park

Ponderosa RV Park is another Universal Studios RV park that’s great for families. It offers 200 paved RV sites with 20, 30, and 50 amp hookups. Located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, this RV park is minutes away from numerous malls, golf courses, and attractions. 

Amenities: This Universal Studios RV park features shady sites, free Wi-Fi, a heated pool, newly renovated bathhouses, an air-conditioned laundry facility, a playground. Even more, Ponderosa RV Park has a recreation building complete with a kitchen, stage, sound system, and more. Not to mention, there’s also an Orlando bus stop at the entrance of the park for your convenience.

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Tips For Planning Cheap Universal Studios Orlando Vacations

Budget-Friendly-RV-Parks-Universal-Studios-Orlando-1.jpgAlready have your RV booked? Read these guidelines for saving money at the gate and having fun on a budget.

Take Advantage of Early-Bird Prices

Plan and purchase Universal Studios Orlando tickets online instead of at the front gate to avoid long lines and save money. If you order early enough, you can avoid rush mail fees by allowing time for standard mail delivery straight to your front door.

Use Your American Express Card

Theme park food and merchandise can get expensive, but luckily, Universal Studios Orlando offers discounts for American Express cardholders. American Express is the official card of Universal Studios, and cardholders are given special in-park privileges. If you plan to stay multiple days, you'll save at the retail shops and dine-in restaurants using your American Express credit card! Find more information about American Express discounts at Universal Studios on this savings page

Spend Three Days for the Price of Two

Go for the three-day two-park admission tickets. For a fraction more than the two-day two-park tickets’ price, you get three full days of unlimited access to Universal Studios and Island Adventure, which are within walking distance of each other!

Not Ready for a Florida Excursion? 

If the promise of a cheap Universal Studios Orlando vacation isn't enough to lure you into a Florida theme park adventure, Cruise America offers plenty of other great vacation ideas for a fun-filled family vacation or graduation trip. Remember, whether you're hitting an amusement park or simply going camping, the most important thing is the time spent together on the open road!