NASA’s Atlantis shuttle takes off one last time on July 8, 2011. It’s like Close Encounters, with people from all over irresistibly drawn to the Kennedy Space Center to see the last active shuttle lift-off on its final flight to space.
To mark the momentous occasion, the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Kissimmee has a unique NASA Lift-Off promotion. They’re giving away 135 room-nights for $30 each. There’s a catch, of course…
To get the $30 rate for one night, you have to call Gaylord Palms at 407-586-0123, and you have to call at 11:26 a.m. on July 8, the scheduled time and date of Atlantis’ lift-off. The first ones to do so get the $30 room-nights.
Each of the 135 room nights on sale represents one of the 135 shuttle missions, while the $30 rate honors the 30 years the space shuttle program has been in existence.
Only one room for one night will be allowed per booking. The booking will be valid for stays in-between July 8 and August 31, 2011 (excluding Aug 6-10). Oh, and the promo will go through even if the shuttle launch is delayed.
So if you want to enjoy a stay in an upscale 4-star Orlando resort hotel near Disney World for $30, then be ready to dial them at 11:26 a.m. on July 8.
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center offers 1,406 guest rooms, including 115 suites with wireless internet, in-room safes and plush mattresses. The resort offers four and a half acres of lush gardens and waterways under glass for wandering around, plus a South Beach pool for hanging out.
Amenities on offer include six restaurants and lounges, live entertainment every night, and a water park for the kids with a zero-entry pool, octopus water slide, sand play area, waterfall. You can also watch live gator feedings.
Photos: Atlantis – public domain; Pool – Gaylord Hotels
More info: Gaylord Palms – 6000 W. Osceola Parkway Kissimmee, Florida 34746; 407-586-2000
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