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    • balletshoes
    • By balletshoes 8th Aug 16, 10:59 AM
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    balletshoes
    We are looking at trying to afford to take the children to disney florida.

    We have to go during school holidays as i am a teacher

    Thinking end of july/beg of august.

    my son is autistic , do they offer ride access passes?

    I've got a quote booking direct with disney staying at a moderate resort with disney dining for 14 days for approx £4200. This is without flights but includes disney tickets.

    Ideally we will get tickets to all the parks, universal etc, and stay on I-drive but it seems to be so so expensive.

    any tips?

    who to book with?
    Originally posted by gawebb99
    theres no getting away from it, a trip to Orlando in school holidays is always going to be an expensive holiday.

    I'd try and do the last 2 weeks of the school holidays though, as you typically avoid the US school holidays then, so it makes the parks quieter.
    • gawebb99
    • By gawebb99 8th Aug 16, 3:40 PM
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    thank you for replying balletshoes

    my husband has the last week of july and first week of august off work every year as his place closes, sowe would probably have to go then.possibly adding another week to have 3 out there?

    where is the best place to book?

    have searched so far with thomson, disney themselves, virgin and thomas cook.
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    • balletshoes
    • By balletshoes 8th Aug 16, 3:47 PM
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    thank you for replying balletshoes

    my husband has the last week of july and first week of august off work every year as his place closes, sowe would probably have to go then.possibly adding another week to have 3 out there?

    where is the best place to book?

    have searched so far with thomson, disney themselves, virgin and thomas cook.
    Originally posted by gawebb99
    the DIBB is the best place for anyone starting to look at a trip to Orlando -

    http://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48
    • John259
    • By John259 8th Aug 16, 3:57 PM
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    Just be aware of all the possible accommodation options - on Disney, a fairly expensive hotel, a cheaper motel, or a villa, etc.
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 15th Dec 16, 6:33 PM
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    Hi,


    Looking to go to florida DW poss next august. quite happy to stay on I drive and sort all the tickets out seperatly so looking for just flights ( London ), transfers and booking a hotel. 2 kids in tow.


    Not to worries about a non direct quite but atol type company.


    Any recommendations to sites or companies please?
    • parksandrec
    • By parksandrec 30th Dec 16, 2:12 PM
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    Hi,


    Looking to go to florida DW poss next august. quite happy to stay on I drive and sort all the tickets out seperatly so looking for just flights ( London ), transfers and booking a hotel. 2 kids in tow.


    Not to worries about a non direct quite but atol type company.


    Any recommendations to sites or companies please?
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Definitely don't book through Virgin holidays to start with they are always more expensive!! You might also be better booking flights and hotel seperately too. Maybe consider Airbnb for your accommodation as you will probably be able to get a villa with a private pool which im sure your kids would love!

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    • DonnySaver
    • By DonnySaver 30th Dec 16, 2:21 PM
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    Virgin also operate under the alternative title of Travel City Direct. Same holiday, different prices. http://www.travelcitydirect.com
    • unicorn13
    • By unicorn13 14th Jun 17, 12:13 PM
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    Help please
    Hi looking for help, never been abroad on holiday and we are looking to go to Orlando end of June start of July (waiting on Daughters passport to arrive so we can book). Looking at staying at universal and only doing universal parks, our daughter is 11 and says she doesn't want to go to Disney (weird). Do you need a car or can you get about on public transport okay? Also most importantly information on visas would be great, how to go about it and how long they take to arrive. :-)
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    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 14th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
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    Best place for advice is www.dibb.co.uk

    For Visa you need an ESTA $14 & valid for 2 years

    Only go to this site https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/.

    In the USA credit card is a must - personally best one Halifax clarity. How long are you thinking of going for.


    lots of hotels have courtesy buses to the parks
    Private Parking Tickets is my way of telling the wife to use her car and not mine
    • pompeyrich
    • By pompeyrich 14th Jun 17, 3:20 PM
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    Hi looking for help, never been abroad on holiday and we are looking to go to Orlando end of June start of July (waiting on Daughters passport to arrive so we can book). Looking at staying at universal and only doing universal parks, our daughter is 11 and says she doesn't want to go to Disney (weird). Do you need a car or can you get about on public transport okay? Also most importantly information on visas would be great, how to go about it and how long they take to arrive. :-)
    Originally posted by unicorn13
    I would say a car is a great asset in Orlando but lots do it without one. If you are staying at Universal itself as they charge $12-22 per night for parking, so that might sway it.
    Last edited by pompeyrich; 14-06-2017 at 3:25 PM.
    • unicorn13
    • By unicorn13 14th Jun 17, 4:44 PM
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    Thanks think we will do with out car, if really needed one for a day or two we could probably hire when we get there.

    Any advise on visas?
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    • John259
    • By John259 14th Jun 17, 4:48 PM
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    Any advise on visas?
    Originally posted by unicorn13
    You don't need a visa unless you have complications such as a criminal record. Each person needs to apply for an ESTA, as explained in an earlier post.

    I'd highly advise trying to see at least a little bit more of the USA than just the theme parks. Kennedy Space Center isn't far away, and is very interesting. You might be able to get an escorted trip there if you don't want to rent a car.
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    • unicorn13
    • By unicorn13 15th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    Sorry never saw steve1500 post, thanks for that steve1500. We are going for two week but not wanting to be doing parks all the time want to chill out at the pool as well. How do you go about finding out cost of and buying a day ticket for Disney if we decide to go? Every time I search on line I get 3 days and up tickets not one day.
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    • pompeyrich
    • By pompeyrich 15th Jun 17, 6:48 PM
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    1 day tickets are really poor value in comparison to a multi day one. 1 day basic ticket to the Magic Kingdom is $125 +tax for over 10s it's more if you want to park hop, that's visit more than 1 park on the same day. Details HERE.

    Best to do some proper planning and work out just which parks you really want to visit and work out the best ticket combos.
    • izzitme
    • By izzitme 26th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    If we rent a villa with a standalone hot tub do we need to pay for pool heating to get the hot tub hot?
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    • carcuscrae
    • By carcuscrae 28th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
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    Orlando Villa Rental
    Hi

    We are going on a family holiday to Orlando next year and was wondering if anyone had a trustworthy site or villa that they may have used/rented previously. We are looking for a 4 or 5 bed villa able to sleep up to 10.

    Just looking for some advice/recommendations if anyone is able to help please?

    Many Thanks
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