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Disney Orlando Passes £183.00 with Virgin Holidays + 4% Quidco

£183.00 @ Virgin Holidays
We are off to Orlando in May and the pound has really knocked the shine off! We've been hunting about for the best deals on Disney passes so I thought I might aswell post the conclusion here. Vi… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
We are off to Orlando in May and the pound has really knocked the shine off!

We've been hunting about for the best deals on Disney passes so I thought I might aswell post the conclusion here.

Virgin holidays appear to be the best deal out there as long as you are happy to get ticket vouchers rather than actual tickets (we've done this in the past and all it means is a short delay on day 1 of your trip).

We've gone for the 7 day premium ticket which includes park hopping (multiple parks in one day) and 7 day access to the Disney water parks etc. This basically gives you 7 days of access to the 4 major parks over a 14 day period (starting the first day you use it).

Prices £183/Adult, £160/Child, this was about £30 cheaper than the other deals we found (although these are ticket not voucher deals) at places like http://www.americanattractions.co.uk/ and http://www.themeparkdirect.co.uk/.

Virgin also are very competitive on the Universal tickets (we've gone for the SeaWorld/Aquatica 14 day pass at £55/£50 which again is £10 cheaper than the rest, but the Orlando Flexticket (covering Islands of Adventure, Universal and Wet and Wild in addition to Seaworld and Aquatica) comes in at £140/£120 which is around £20 cheaper.

Hope this is useful to others who are going and are currently bogged down in web trawling and comparing all of the numerous options there are.

Note: Virgin Holidays show as offering 4% on quidco, which I did use, but so far it hasn't tracked so no guarantee.... UPDATE: Validated today so I can confirm the deal just gets better!

Note2: When going through the checkout don't worry about the "Select Your Room" page which comes up with "Internet Excursions" on it, just put the number of passengers in the box (it is basically a £1/person booking fee).
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#1
Haven't checked recently but used http://www.knowbeforeugo.com/ in the past and they are based on 8000 international drive, could highly recommend them. :thumbsup:
#2
Make sure yo u get to Aquatica early, the queue of cars to get in is a pain in the buttocks
#3
esq3585
Haven't checked recently but used http://www.knowbeforeugo.com/ in the past and they are based on 8000 international drive, could highly recommend them. :thumbsup:


Thanks for the link, they work out at £240/£214 at a £/$ rate of 1.4 so quite a bit more
#4
We are going in April and are looking to buy the Universal flextickets again. Hate the fact that they have now made a '6' park ticket which you have to buy if you want to go to Busch Gardens! Now the 5 park has aquatica on it! And its over £40 more expensive each!

Sorry for ranting on your thread OP, nice find :thumbsup:
#5
Cant beleive how weak the pound is against the dollar at the moment. We went last June and got exactly $2.00 to £1.00, now it's about $1.35! It's crazy

We paid £179 for the 21 Day Unlimited access (Ultimate ticket) to all Disney parks & waterparks from [url]www.onlineflorida.co.uk[/url]

...Just checked on there and they are still doing this for £239 (or £224 for the 14 day pass), which isn't too bad under the current market conditions. You get your tickets sent out to you too well in advance
#6
Thats great!! Thanks for the info...a big help for October. x
#8
also try http://www.mousesavers.com/ and also http://www.undercovertourist.com/ mouse savers was full of info, and undercovertourist had excellent deals on disney tickets. Enjoy!!
#9


They are £205/£175 with a suspiciously virgin like page!
#10
taran_j
also try http://www.mousesavers.com/ and also http://www.undercovertourist.com/ mouse savers was full of info, and undercovertourist had excellent deals on disney tickets. Enjoy!!


Tried both of them, agree that the info there is great and worth a read, but they can't get near the Virgin prices unless the pound recovers to about 1.8$/£ UK pricing on UT is £244/£221!
#11
Adidas Addict
Make sure yo u get to Aquatica early, the queue of cars to get in is a pain in the buttocks

Agreed, it is a good park but it gets rammed very quickly.

With regard to the others, after 4 Orlando visits my least favourite is Epcot. It is boring beyond imagination. There are three half decent rides in Mission:Space, Test track and Soarin' but that's it. The rest are garbage - I even fell asleep during Universe of Energy. As for the World Showcase, the other half of Epcot, this is simply a large Disney themed shopping mall around a lake. On our last 3 week visit to Orlando, we didn't even go to Epcot as it's too :zzz:

With regard to tickets, always check out Orlando Info for some good deals, especially for things like the Kennedy Space Centre and Universal Studios. Whatever you do, never, ever visit the roadside booths / shops in orlando that offer discount tickets for the parks. Most are time share scammers and will want to drag you and your family off on a hard sell trip around holiday flats / homes.
#12
Adidas Addict
Make sure yo u get to Aquatica early, the queue of cars to get in is a pain in the buttocks


Make sure you get to all the water parks early or you wont get a sun lounger
#14
eglons
They are £205/£175 with a suspiciously virgin like page!
Travel city direct now are owned by virgin :thumbsup: Will keep checking this post forany other info as we are going to see Mickey and his friends in 6 months. Looking forward to Shrieka @ bushe Gardens
#15
If u visit the Seaworld website, there should be an offer for a 2nd day free pass (use within 7 days) Endorse 1st days ticket as soon as u enter on the left. Get ready for the Shamu Chant. It rocks!
#16
Travelex offered me $1.50 as I purchased $2000 in one go. They sometimes need to sell off their $100 bills as they accummulate (Leic/Notts- both offered this- just mention u can go to M&S f/x bureau -their main competition.
#17
Also worth cosidering a Disney annual pass. More expensive initially but there are benefits. You can often get good rates for Disney hotels up to 40% off in the low season IIRC, 10% discount on some restaurants and shopping. I've done it this way many times as you can go into a park and stay for a few hours - sometimes it can just be too hot or too crowded - and leave without feeling you've "wasted" a full day of admission. If you plan to go again within the year it makes considerably more sense.

If the hotel discount is useful it's worth knowing that you only need one annual pass to get a room for the whole family - other family members only need regular tickets to get into the parks. But good luck explaining to the kids how Dad can go every day for a whole year and they can only go for a couple of weeks :-)

I think you can get two rooms at a time with one annual pass.
#18
The good thing about the annual pass is the free parking which is currently $12 a day and soon mounts up.

We are off to Florida end of May too...booked the flights last year and cannot believe the drop in the dollar, it is making our holiday about £2000 more altogether (including food and spending money). We have a week in Miami, Key Largo/West then 2 weeks in Orlando. Would not have booked it if we had known. Still looking forward to it though ;-)
#19
Excellent find, wish I'd known before I bought our FlexTickets :( LOL

I don;t mean to hijack your thread, but we've never been to Florida before, kids will be 14 and 16 when we go, and I was wondering if it was worth bothering with Disney at all? Are they too babyish?
#20
tessb
Excellent find, wish I'd known before I bought our FlexTickets :( LOL

I don;t mean to hijack your thread, but we've never been to Florida before, kids will be 14 and 16 when we go, and I was wondering if it was worth bothering with Disney at all? Are they too babyish?


I think there's plenty for teenagers to enjoy at Disney. Depends on what they like but rides like Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster, Mission Space and Expedition Everest really aren't for the fainthearted - or the very young. The fireworks at Epcot are pretty spectacular too. I'm sure some things will seem to be "beneath" them but Disney parks are so vast they are bound to find plenty of entertainment.
#21
love2save
The good thing about the annual pass is the free parking which is currently $12 a day and soon mounts up.


Excellent point - I had forgotten about the parking. I think I just take too much for granted!

And I feel your pain on the slide of the pound - ahh, those happy days of 2 for 1... Maybe things will improve before you go. I hope so. At least Florida is one of the few places you can "do" on a budget and still have a pretty good time. With the US economy similar to ours, and with Florida relying so much on tourism, there are bound to be deals to be had too.
#22
Hi we went to Disney last year and for the 1st time I booked everything independently and saved a fortune and would definately do again, we went through Thomson for our flights and found a great company in America called Dreams Unlimited who were great we booked a disney hotel and 10 day pass with water parks and park hopping plus they threw in loads of extras free, they also arranged our 10 seater van for 4 of us from the airport as we flew into sanford, as a company I could not fault them and hightly recommend Ron there he was great, pm me if details needed but whole trip inc tickets flights disney hotel 2 adults and 2 kids cost us £2500 for everything all travel companies wanted over £4000 it did take us time to sort out on internet but well worth it. Pm me if anyone wants any contacts or email adresses as I saved them for next time,
#23
I am going in july/august and am looking for 14 day universal tickets(son is 12 and thinks hes too old for disney) cheapest i have found is £65 at thomas cook signature. Anyone get these any better.
#24
That's not a bad price considering!! We went last April and got a 7 day pass which I'm sure still cost us around £160. Also, if you're buying from Virign, check out if they do the discount for using a Virgin credit card which is 5% on holidays but 10% on everything else as this would save you a bit if you have one, or can get one.
#25
Wow, £65 is an amazing price! I'd say go for it
#26


Yep these are cheaper, but there is no checkout on their basket page and their phone number is disconnected, if you go to the front page of their site http://www.tickets4fun.com/pages.asp?id=27 is says they are closed for maintenance (and have been for the past 4 weeks since I've been looking)... methinks they have ceased trading?
#27
vannus
I am going in july/august and am looking for 14 day universal tickets(son is 12 and thinks hes too old for disney) cheapest i have found is £65 at thomas cook signature. Anyone get these any better.


What do you mean by Univseral tickets... it can be anything from just universal for a day to all 6 parks for a fortnight...

£65 wont be the latter I guess... post the link to what you have already found maybe?
#28
vannus
I am going in july/august and am looking for 14 day universal tickets(son is 12 and thinks hes too old for disney) cheapest i have found is £65 at thomas cook signature. Anyone get these any better.


no one is EVER too old for DISNEY . ive been 5 times and its a truely magical place . there is just so so much to do there at all there different parks .
if you do decide to take in disney on your hols which i honestly recommend you do - just take one of those mini pedometers with you and your be amazed at the mileage you walk throughout the day . your need one of those huge american all you can eat buffets after all the exertions of the day ...lol . your truely have the time of your lives there :thumbsup:
#29
eglons
What do you mean by Univseral tickets... it can be anything from just universal for a day to all 6 parks for a fortnight...

£65 wont be the latter I guess... post the link to what you have already found maybe?


As it says in post 14 day universal ticket. But to clarify 14 day 2 park (universal studios + islands of adventure) want these as am staying on site.Most other places seem to be at least £70 i know its only £5 but every little helps.

http://thomascooksignature.inbro.net/seeinsidebrochure/Thomas-Cook-Signature_Florida-inc-Disney/THEME-PARKS/Universal-Orlando-Resort/pages_30-31

zoom in to bottom of page.
#30
universal studios have agreat offer on at the moment in their hotels.

If you book all your own holidays without a travel agent then you can mix a 9 night condo stay in loads of great appartments (about £40 per night for the room) in and around orlando with a 5 night stay in one of the onsite hotels at universal studios.
At universal you get your accomodation for up to 5 in a room and their passes thrown for the 2 universal parks and fast passes all day long. There are also offers of kids eat free under nine years old.

We priced 5 nights in the hard rock cafe for 5 people in may and got a price of $1445 including all of our passes for 5 days and fast pass included, And thats in the hard rock cafe.
Heres the direct link to the hotel page http://www.universalorlando.com/hotels.html

:-D:-D:-D
#31
cadmus
no one is EVER too old for DISNEY . ive been 5 times and its a truely magical place . there is just so so much to do there at all there different parks .
if you do decide to take in disney on your hols which i honestly recommend you do - just take one of those mini pedometers with you and your be amazed at the mileage you walk throughout the day . your need one of those huge american all you can eat buffets after all the exertions of the day ...lol . your truely have the time of your lives there :thumbsup:



I agree but try telling that to a 12 year old(too cool for his own good).
#32
aquarium
universal studios have agreat offer on at the moment in their hotels.

If you book all your own holidays without a travel agent then you can mix a 9 night condo stay in loads of great appartments (about £40 per night for the room) in and around orlando with a 5 night stay in one of the onsite hotels at universal studios.
At universal you get your accomodation for up to 5 in a room and their passes thrown for the 2 universal parks and fast passes all day long. There are also offers of kids eat free under nine years old.

We priced 5 nights in the hard rock cafe for 5 people in may and got a price of $1445 including all of our passes for 5 days and fast pass included, And thats in the hard rock cafe.
Heres the direct link to the hotel page http://www.universalorlando.com/hotels.html

:-D:-D:-D


Am already booked into royal pacific have stayed there before and its a superb hotel. Also tried to book direct with US but with flights came in at about 5500 as i am going to new york first.
#33
am going to florida in july for 3 weeks an july and got the unlimitated disney pass for £199 an adult. and £179 a child for 21 days.
#34
Where did you get those from Sam?
#35
Had to jump in on this one in defence of Epcot. The person with the Fox's avitar obviously completely missed the point of the "world showcase" and has probably never seen the "Illuminations" firework display at the end of the night. It is truely magical. Also If you go in the later part of the year there is a fine cuisine festival based loosely around the "Ratatoille" film where after dark each country sells tasters of their tradional country dishes for you to peruse and try on the way around. Epcot is definately a night time experience.

It's an amazing night out, great to walk around the showcase with a glass of Champagne sampling all the wonders of the world before the final Fireworks display.

They have also opened up an unmissable voyage to the bottom of the sea experience which incoporates a "Finding Nemo" ride. If you fancy it you can even go scuba with the dolphins and sharks...

Epcot is by far my kids favourite park They are 8 and 4. Each to their own but don't discount it just because it has fewer rides than other parks...=]

BTW: We're on our 10th visit this year.
#36
imiskeen
Had to jump in on this one in defence of Epcot. The person with the Fox's avitar obviously completely missed the point of the "world showcase" and has probably never seen the "Illuminations" firework display at the end of the night. It is truely magical. Also If you go in the later part of the year there is a fine cuisine festival based loosely around the "Ratatoille" film where after dark each country sells tasters of their tradional country dishes for you to peruse and try on the way around. Epcot is definately a night time experience.

It's an amazing night out, great to walk around the showcase with a glass of Champagne sampling all the wonders of the world before the final Fireworks display.

They have also opened up an unmissable voyage to the bottom of the sea experience which incoporates a "Finding Nemo" ride. If you fancy it you can even go scuba with the dolphins and sharks...

Epcot is by far my kids favourite park They are 8 and 4. Each to their own but don't discount it just because it has fewer rides than other parks...=]

BTW: We're on our 10th visit this year.



Sorry but your'e mention of champagne reminded me that when i first went to disney it was completely dry(no alchohol allowed or sold on site) how things have changed.
#37
So we: "completely missed the point of the "world showcase"?

The point being Disney charge you to get into Epcot and have the World Showcase as 100's of Disney themed shops and cafes? The whole point of the World Showcase is to get people to spend $$$ ... if I want to go shopping I'll go to Premium Outlets / Florida Mall / Mall @ Millenia / The Loop etc where they have free entry! Fireworks? I've personally never seen the point apart from leaving the parks as they start so you can miss the rush back to the cars after they've finished. As for Disney things being 'magical', that saying really makes me feel rather sick!

Voyage to the bottom of the sea ride? You mean the one where you step inside what they call a lift and rolls of paper move up to give the illusion of you going down - then you step out of the opposite door (you haven't actually moved anywhere) and see a few fish tanks? Sea World is much, much better.

Compared to the other parks, Epcot is dull.
#38
vannus
As it says in post 14 day universal ticket. But to clarify 14 day 2 park (universal studios + islands of adventure) want these as am staying on site.Most other places seem to be at least £70 i know its only £5 but every little helps.

http://thomascooksignature.inbro.net/seeinsidebrochure/Thomas-Cook-Signature_Florida-inc-Disney/THEME-PARKS/Universal-Orlando-Resort/pages_30-31

zoom in to bottom of page.


I think that's as good as you'll do for the 2 park ticket, some of their other prices are also excellent... the 5 park flexticket for £125/£115 is an incredible price if you can book via them without booking a holiday... they are still slightly higher than virgin on the 7 Day Disney premium ticket but they do have the 14 day ticket at £199/£172 (not sure if they send vouchers or tickets though.
#39
vannus
Sorry but your'e mention of champagne reminded me that when i first went to disney it was completely dry(no alchohol allowed or sold on site) how things have changed.


I *think* the Magic Kingdom is still dry - I believe it was what Walt wanted for his original park in California (back in the 50s). The other Disney parks have been selling wine and beer for as long as I can remember - and Epcot's food and wine festival is quite an attraction in itself.

To those who don't enjoy it - I'm sure that the Disney experience isn't for everyone For me the nightly fireworks at Epcot are the best you're likely to see in such an intimate environment (intimate when compared with Sydney, London or Hong Kong on New Year's eve). Sure, if you skip them you'll avoid a lot of the crowds leaving, and you'll also avoid the spectacle that can only be properly experienced around the lake. Horses for courses etc.

If you want mainly thrill rides go to Universal and Busch Gardens as they have loads - if you want an immersive experience try Disney.

Over the years I've visited all the parks - Tokyo DisneySea is probably the most impressive but they all have their charm. Hong Kong, while absolutely tiny, is very enjoyable and a nice, tranquil break from the noise and crowds of the city.

One last thing, I think it's wise to take extra care when booking direct with agents in the US at the moment. Just be sure that if they go belly up that you'll still be covered - don't just assume.
#40
Went to California (Disneyland) last summer and used

http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/

give them a look for cheap tickets

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