There are so many GREAT reasons to theme your airbnb, that you’ll be surprised you didn’t think of it sooner! Most people vacationing in Orlando near Disney or Universal are looking for more than just a place to rest their heads at night.

Discerning Guests are clamoring for immersive experiences with a “wow factor,” that’s why they visit the theme parks in the first place. And with so many vacation rentals coming to market, you can differentiate yours by offering something unique.

Here are our TOP TEN reasons to theme your Orlando vacation rental property.

1. Increase Your ROI
Theming your property can potentially increase your return on investment. Unique spaces are able to charge more for a premium experience.

2. Increase Bookings (Get Booked in Advance)
People will wait in line for a unique experience. Just look at the lines at the theme parks! A 2-3 hour wait for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (Universal) or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney World) is a badge of honor for park goers. Guests are willing to plan and wait for a unique themed vacation rental, especially if it’s an immersive space with plenty of amenities.

3. Get Repeat Bookings
Many people are creatures of habit, so If they had a great experience they will want to return and perhaps even share it with others.

4. Stand Out From the Competition
When choosing a property to vacation at, most guests will lean towards the one that offers an experience. With so many vacation rentals coming to market, differentiate yours by offering something unique.

5. Get Listed in airbnb’s OMG Category
If you are extreme enough in, you can get listed in the highly coveted OMG category on Air B&B, giving your property a free marketing boost.

6. Fuel Your Social Media Presence.
People love to share unique spaces, so if it’s Instagrammable, it will be shared. In addition, immersive spaces attract Cosplayers And “Influencers” who love to snap pics of themselves in outrageous environments. Attract a few with large numbers of followers, and your property will organically be exposed to a wealth of potential new Guests.

7. Free Marketing and PR
If it’s newsworthy – they will come. Many unique vacation rentals are featured on local and national news.

8. Word for Mouth and Referrals

Satisfied Guests are your number one marketing tool.

9. Get Great Reviews
I’ll say it again. Satisfied Guests are your number one marketing tool.

10. It’s Fun

Creating themed spaces is serious fun!  That’s why we do it, after all.  Plus who wouldn’t want to work on a castle themed bedroom or undersea pool grotto? Let your inner child come out to play and theme your airbnb today!


So whether you need your entire vacation property themed, or a just a single mural or custom bed (can you say Pirate Ship?), we can help. We are builders, prop makers, artists, welders, designers, architects, and general contracts – all rolled into a one stop shop! We theme airbnbs, VRBOs, and even RVs!

Please call Show Element Lab today for a consultation, we are happy to help.  407-753-6800

Let’s create magic together!

This article was written by Glennis McClellan. You are welcome to post and share with proper accreditation. Updated July 2022.