|Subject: Re: suggestions for German traveler to US|
Be sure to have your friend check out http://www.mousesavers.com Mary Waring spends her full-time updating the site with codes that help visitors to Disney World save hundreds of dollars.
Second, check ebay for Amtrak deals. Amtrak consistently puts tickets up for auction on ebay and you can usually catch some unbelievably good deals: http://tinyurl.com/38qkn
My family likes to camp and you can save an unbelievable amount of money on lodging by camping, let me know if that's an option for your friend and I'll send you a list of some sites around Orlando.
Here's a site for checking on the cost of renting a motor home: http://tinyurl.com/2tvf3
Definitely check out SkyAuctions.com -- they always have great deals in Orlando. I just did a quick check and saw accommodations in Orlando with bids as low as $6, but all bids always start at $1: http://tinyurl.com/3x4pg They also have packages up for bid that include airfare.
There are Homestead Hotels in Orlando (rooms with kitchens) that can be booked for under $50: http://tinyurl.com/2n3pr Being able to cook in their room would save them some cash.
Also try placestostay.com -- for accommodations. Here's the link to their Orlando page: http://tinyurl.com/2c5n6
Finally, always, always, always check expedia.com and travelocity.com -- they are two of the biggest online travel discounters and you just never know what they might turn up for you.
Best wishes! (Can you tell my family and I love Walt Disney World?!??!?) :0)
Margaret Charleston, SC