Is there a better place to celebrate a first birthday than Disney?! We hit the trifecta on this trip. Being able to attend a wedding, spend a day at Seaworld, and be at Disney for our daughters’ first birthday was an unforgettable week!
Location: Chicago, IL to Orlando, FL
Travelers: 2 Adults and 1 lap-child
Length: 11 days, 10 nights
Flights: SW – 30,992 UR points
Lodging and transportation: Turo – $391.89
First, we didn’t have the SW companion pass yet. Instead, I transferred points from Chase to Southwest to book the flights and we rented a van using Turo.
Also, you’ll notice that there’s no mention of lodging on this trip and that’s because we were fortunate enough to stay with family. Anytime you can take a trip and stay with friends or family, I highly recommend it. It’s great to trade-off and allow them to stay with you next time, or make sure to leave a gift behind!
Next, did you know that Sea World can be booked through the Chase portal? Neither did I until I did a search inside “Things to do” for Orlando. The tickets can be booked for just under 6,000 UR points per adult inside the portal using a Sapphire Reserve.
Finally, we made it to Disney! As a family, we made the best out of the day there celebrating our daughters’ 1st birthday and being sure to view the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom in the evening. Sadly, I have no secrets on how to get discounts at Disney. In order to maximize your Disney trip, I recommend you take a look at this.