15 nights in Orlando, flights accommodation and car hire - £930 for family of 4 @ Thomas Cook
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15 nights in Orlando, flights accommodation and car hire - £930 for family of 4 @ Thomas Cook

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Found 10th AprEdited by:"66lee99"
flying from manchester on the 17th april till 2nd may with thomas cook staying at the Baymont Inn & Suites on international drive,,term time I know but just pay the fine for these prices!and another £50 off at checkout. sorry if link doesnt work...just type in details manually.flying from man for more than 14 nights
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Best price i've ever seen for Orlando. Give your kids a 2 week break from PC conditioning (aka education) and have some fun
66lee991 h, 27 m ago

I've posted a 2 week family holiday here not a school trip, sorry for the …I've posted a 2 week family holiday here not a school trip, sorry for the misunderstanding


1. Kennedy space centre, learn about science in a way thats more educational than any classroom with real spacecrafts and astronauts lectures / lunch and learn sessions.

2. Seaworld - have fun while seeing sealife!

3. Animal kingdom - same as above, just with animals.

4. Crayola experience - create exciting colourful creations in a fun environment. Beats any art class!

5. Go to the beach - more "educational" than any PE lesson i had as a kid!

Thats just a few 'lessons' for anyone wanting to take kids during term time. Obviously be wise, if you've got a kid sitting exams then probably not the best idea to take them away!

I think people forget this is a deals forum website but treat it as an opportunity to slate others for the decisions they make. OP posted a deal on this site- like it or loath it, heat from me!
Edited by: "Mary_Mary" 10th Apr
vickyboy12326 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Nigh on impossible. To start off with, the locals all use the wrong side of the road, preferring to drive straight at you than cross the centre line. In addition to this, there are a multitude of Americans to avoid, with names like Earl and Trey, intent on locating a place to eat in a vehicle far exceeding their travel requirements.
Always makes me laugh when people criticise others for taking kids out of school.

Mind your own business..!
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when I tired it with 2 adults and 1 kid (£928) it comes up and said £100 off with code "BOOKIT" (not found the place to use this code yet. but stopped after it asked for my details)

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Edited by: "djmackie2000" 10th Apr
Best price i've ever seen for Orlando. Give your kids a 2 week break from PC conditioning (aka education) and have some fun
Amazing deal, well done 66lee99!
Even for three adults and one child the price is great.
Shame I'm already booked up for Spain in the summer.
cant find this on the site expired?
kamikazilucas3 m ago

cant find this on the site expired?



It is still there. just checked.
djmackie20002 m ago

It is still there. just checked.


link
Good deals to be had. 3 adults 1 child in a 3 bedroom holiday home for a week £271 each in April
66lee991 h, 27 m ago

I've posted a 2 week family holiday here not a school trip, sorry for the …I've posted a 2 week family holiday here not a school trip, sorry for the misunderstanding


1. Kennedy space centre, learn about science in a way thats more educational than any classroom with real spacecrafts and astronauts lectures / lunch and learn sessions.

2. Seaworld - have fun while seeing sealife!

3. Animal kingdom - same as above, just with animals.

4. Crayola experience - create exciting colourful creations in a fun environment. Beats any art class!

5. Go to the beach - more "educational" than any PE lesson i had as a kid!

Thats just a few 'lessons' for anyone wanting to take kids during term time. Obviously be wise, if you've got a kid sitting exams then probably not the best idea to take them away!

I think people forget this is a deals forum website but treat it as an opportunity to slate others for the decisions they make. OP posted a deal on this site- like it or loath it, heat from me!
Edited by: "Mary_Mary" 10th Apr
Bit OT (and sad), but in general are there decent holiday offers for 1 adult 0 kids?
Common people, this is HOTUKDEALS! Simply add the price of this holiday + whatever files you may receive and compare against a price that it would normally cost during term time. If it's less, then it's a deal! Screw politics!
Amazing price!!!!!!!!
Voted hot for the deal by the way!
Voted hot as it's a cracking deal. Wish i could go now.
Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk
mikebo12 h, 44 m ago

I went to Florida in term time when I was younger. It was a downhill …I went to Florida in term time when I was younger. It was a downhill spiral from there, after another 9 years in school I just managed to pass 10 GCSEs, scrape through sixth form with A Levels in Double Maths and Physics, get a mechanical engineering degree and gain 15 years work experience. Sometimes I worry it will all fall apart due to the 2 weeks I had off but I try and hang in there.


Same here (although we went 9-10 times in term time) - degree, Masters and PhD later, I think it def had a negative impact.....
Flown with Thomas Cook to Florida once and never again. We only fly with virgin when going to the USA now. 8-10 hours on a cramped plane is a nightmare.
vickyboy12326 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Nigh on impossible. To start off with, the locals all use the wrong side of the road, preferring to drive straight at you than cross the centre line. In addition to this, there are a multitude of Americans to avoid, with names like Earl and Trey, intent on locating a place to eat in a vehicle far exceeding their travel requirements.
vickyboy12326 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Really easy. Nice big cars. Just keep your eyes super peeled. Do not drive at the end of the day when you will be drowsey. The lack of having to think about changing gear and the straighter roads makes nodding off more likely.
Tarquin84843 h, 39 m ago

Bit OT (and sad), but in general are there decent holiday offers for 1 …Bit OT (and sad), but in general are there decent holiday offers for 1 adult 0 kids?


use skyscanner for cheap flights and somewhere line tripadvisor to book a hotel. or check the likes of loveholidays they do some good deals as well. if using skyscanner i often find it cheaper to book single flights than return flights.even when the dates are the same.
Fantastic deal! If I didn't have holidays coming out of my ears and no annual leave left-thanks to this site,lol, I'd be all over this. I used to take my older children out of school every year for 2 weeks. My oldest runs his own business, my daughter is in 3rd year medicine and my other Son is doing Mechanical engineering. So by the looks of it, just my youngest to 'mess up' now, lol! Go how fun, you only live once. At that price it's cheaper to go than be at home and do the UK theme parks.
Lotsoftrees5 h, 6 m ago

As an ex teacher, I respectfully disagree. 6 weeks at summer, 2 weeks at …As an ex teacher, I respectfully disagree. 6 weeks at summer, 2 weeks at Easter, plus several half terms, plus a 1 (sometimes 2) years notice on these dates, is more than enough time and notice to plan vacations. If you are a student taking exams, March-June is full of exam prep. Taking kids out of school for 15 days, for the sake of saving a few pounds on a last minute travel deal, is purely selfish, and there’s no justifying it. Things like this just encourage schools to require doctors notes on long/suspicious sick leaves.


Vacations!...I am so glad you’re not teaching my kids! It’s a holiday here in the UK.
I Totally agree with holidays for the kids during term time. I also think it’s damn right ignorant to assume that all parents can get School holidays off.

2 weeks should be allowed to all children which would be fair. Then they can bring in penalties.
vickyboy1232 h, 24 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Automatics are pretty quick to get used to. The worst thing about them it driving along an interstate, pulling out to overtake something, then having an awkward second or two when you have no power until the gearbox decides to kick down.

In terms of driving in America (Florida specifically) there are a few things to note:

On insterstates:
You can be overtaken on both sides of the road
Trucks aren't speed limited
You often need across multiple lanes to avoid/take exits at very short notice.

Also

You will do lots of U-turns, these are much easier on huge US roads
America doesn't "do" give way lines. 95% of junctions are stop (you must come to a complete stop)
Americans are really, really slow at moving off at reds. Expect to wonder why no one else has moved yet whenever lights go green.
You need sat nav.
vickyboy1233 h, 1 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Driving is straight forward assuming you are capable of paying attention (much like anywhere else). I would recommend having a reliable sat nav, it significantly improves your ability to pay attention to the traffic (IMO). Roads around the parks get congested, though no worse than the UK. Various car options are available (you'll struggle to find a manual), I had a Ford Focus last time as I had no wish to be driving a 2.5 tonne SUV. There's a few different traffic differences to be aware of, right turn through a red light is often allowed, leaving a clear lane when emergency vehicles are on the hard shoulder of a freeway etc.
Heat added, great prices. Nice to see people posting deals rather than thousands of comments on other people's..! 😁
alexjameshaines4 h, 4 m ago

Really easy. Nice big cars. Just keep your eyes super peeled. Do not drive …Really easy. Nice big cars. Just keep your eyes super peeled. Do not drive at the end of the day when you will be drowsey. The lack of having to think about changing gear and the straighter roads makes nodding off more likely.


I think "don't nod off when you're driving" is not really specific to Florida.

Just hire an automatic so you don't have to worry about the gear stick being the other side, and be weary of the traffic lights - some you can turn right at even when red, others you can't. Depends on the type of junction.
abigsmurf2 h, 51 m ago

You need sat nav.


Agree - especially if you plan on driving anywhere outside of International Drive.
But - don't pay the rental company for Satnavs - they'll rip you $15 a day or so....Get TomTom GO Mobile for Android and ££14.99 buys you 1 year service and you can download maps for anywhere in the world (that tomtom has a map for).
We spend xmas and new year in Florida this year. NASA is amazing - just do it. Gatorland was surprisingly good and an unexpected treat. LegoLand is so-so... but had a ticket, so why not - ok for a single day trip [do walk through the botanical gardens if only to see the Banyan tree]. Get to all three early in the morning - the day will disappear fast.

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Current price is £66.03 for all three. Important rule: buy your tickets before you travel. You can't buy them cheaply over there.
edanfalls1 h, 14 m ago

I think "don't nod off when you're driving" is not really specific to …I think "don't nod off when you're driving" is not really specific to Florida.Just hire an automatic so you don't have to worry about the gear stick being the other side, and be weary of the traffic lights - some you can turn right at even when red, others you can't. Depends on the type of junction.


I meant "it's a lot easier to owing to the extra fatigue" but yes it was an obvious statement - sorry

Don't do what I did the once and turn right on a red but ignore the jay walker and nearly take them out!
Edited by: "alexjameshaines" 11th Apr
alexjameshaines12 m ago

I meant "it's a lot easier to owing to the extra fatigue" but yes it was …I meant "it's a lot easier to owing to the extra fatigue" but yes it was an obvious statement - sorry Don't do what I did the once and turn right on a red but ignore the jay walker and nearly take them out!


Jaywalker? How long were you out there for?
abigsmurf5 h, 23 m ago

Automatics are pretty quick to get used to. The worst thing about them it …Automatics are pretty quick to get used to. The worst thing about them it driving along an interstate, pulling out to overtake something, then having an awkward second or two when you have no power until the gearbox decides to kick down.In terms of driving in America (Florida specifically) there are a few things to note:On insterstates:You can be overtaken on both sides of the roadTrucks aren't speed limitedYou often need across multiple lanes to avoid/take exits at very short notice.AlsoYou will do lots of U-turns, these are much easier on huge US roadsAmerica doesn't "do" give way lines. 95% of junctions are stop (you must come to a complete stop)Americans are really, really slow at moving off at reds. Expect to wonder why no one else has moved yet whenever lights go green.You need sat nav.


And you can turn right on red!
Edited by: "pinkmonkey" 11th Apr
pgregg2 h, 30 m ago

Agree - especially if you plan on driving anywhere outside of …Agree - especially if you plan on driving anywhere outside of International Drive.But - don't pay the rental company for Satnavs - they'll rip you $15 a day or so....Get TomTom GO Mobile for Android and ££14.99 buys you 1 year service and you can download maps for anywhere in the world (that tomtom has a map for).


No need. Just download map of area you are travelling to on Google maps app on your phone and use 'offline'. Simples.
Thread tidied - general debates on Term time holidays / Teachers salary belong in MISC and comments should posted in MISC should still follow forum guidelines. If members try to derail a Deal thread please report comments rather than re-quoting / referencing them because your comments will then be removed as they referenced comments that will be deleted.

Holiday deals should discuss things such as availability, travel, accommodation, price, what to see and do etc - please keep any new comments relating to the actual deal offer and thanks @66lee99 for taking the time to share the offer
abigsmurf9 h, 38 m ago

The worst thing about them it driving along an interstate, pulling out to …The worst thing about them it driving along an interstate, pulling out to overtake something, then having an awkward second or two when you have no power until the gearbox decides to kick down


If you are in 5th, disengage that gear and just before you knock down to 4th tap the accelerator and bring the revs up a bit so you don't experience braking during downshift. If you just stay in what ever gear the car is going and slam your foot down then it will take a while because that's not what you do to overtake.
vickyboy12312 h, 13 m ago

Is it difficult to drive out there? I've only driven manual in uk


Get yourself a PAYG THREE sim you can use in the USA and you've sorted out live maps. Roads are straight mostly but they do have rules like ar a red you can turn right (or left, I've forgotten!) Always STOP at the stop sign (regardless if there isn't any cars) and when joining the freeway, be mindful you need to get on quick as the lane merges pretty quickly! Driving is cheap, cars aren't expensive to hire but you defo need a car out there. Maybe get a mid size car if you're worried? Maybe try test out an auto here before you leave?
Edited by: "Mary_Mary" 11th Apr
100% you don't need a car if staying on or around i-drive. The Lynx bus network is cheap, clean and excellent. It costs $16 for a weeks adult pass or $2 per journey, don't bother buying passes for children as the drivers don't care. If your not doing Disney the i-ride trolley pass is a bit cheaper.

We visit Orlando twice a year by doing it on the cheap, even use the bus to get from the airport to the hotel.
Love Orlando. Been there couple of time. Amazing find. Heat added
Just a reminder of the parking costs now at Universal $25 and Disney $22 ,
nokiafusion13 h, 44 m ago

Flown with Thomas Cook to Florida once and never again. We only fly with …Flown with Thomas Cook to Florida once and never again. We only fly with virgin when going to the USA now. 8-10 hours on a cramped plane is a nightmare.



Don't Virgin use exactly the same planes as Thomas Cook though - the Airbus? which is what I flew with when went with Thomas Cook. The flight was fine for me and an 8yr old, plenty of entertainment and food & drink.
Edited by: "Jinkz" 11th Apr
MIDURIX2 h, 9 m ago

If you are in 5th, disengage that gear and just before you knock down to …If you are in 5th, disengage that gear and just before you knock down to 4th tap the accelerator and bring the revs up a bit so you don't experience braking during downshift. If you just stay in what ever gear the car is going and slam your foot down then it will take a while because that's not what you do to overtake.



That works fine in a manual, most American cars are automatic, which is what he means...
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