Florida (family 4) Manchester £320pp (£1282 total) 29 April 9 nights @ Thomas Cook
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Florida (family 4) Manchester £320pp (£1282 total) 29 April 9 nights @ Thomas Cook

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Found 5th Apr 2017
Holiday to Florida... family of 4. Wont suit everyone but seems cheap to me.

Be aware of the following (Florida can end up expensive but it's a cheap start) :-

- Car hire
- Exchange rate
- Park tickets
- Price of parking
- Food
- Airport parking Manchester
- Take kids out of school

Other hotels available... cheapest selected.

Seralago Hotel & Suites, USA, Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee Area, Kissimmee

9 Nights, Room Only
Provided by Airtours

 Manchester (MAN) with Thomas Cook Airlines
29 Apr 2017  08 May 2017

 Deluxe Room
2 Adults, 2 Children
Max age for child price 12

Hotel Highlights
◦Shuttle bus to the theme parks
◦Family movie night
◦Kids Suites with bunk beds

What's included *
 ATOL Protection
 Resort service
 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
 Car Hire

Saving today
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-£100
Total price
£1,282
From
£320 pp
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15 Comments
I agree, it can get expensive but get an all parks ticket, don't drive to the parks (use the free buses from the hotels) and eat well before you go and it's cheaper than you think. main problem at that time of year is weather...very temperamental with huge thundery storms, but if you're like me, you'll love it!
Slightly cheaper to go in may for 14 days (11th May) - £1275 . Weather is great at this time of year, hot, but not too hot.

main problem at that time of year is weather...very temperamental with … main problem at that time of year is weather...very temperamental with huge thundery storms, but if you're like me, you'll love it!



I have been to Florida different times of the year and that statement is true for most times. Great place to visit though. Parks for me not what they were increasing parking costs are ridiculous, Disney for me have spoiled it with fast pass plus and created queues where there weren't any before.
any flights from Gatwick
polo03

I have been to Florida different times of the year and that statement is … I have been to Florida different times of the year and that statement is true for most times. Great place to visit though. Parks for me not what they were increasing parking costs are ridiculous, Disney for me have spoiled it with fast pass plus and created queues where there weren't any before.


Sorry have to disagree completely there, we went for two peak weeks in July last year and didn't ever queue longer than 15 minutes with the magicbands, doing all the big rides at least three times (new Frozen ride justifies the cost of the holiday on its own imo) They use the power of technology and queuing theory to disperse people evenly at all times thereby minimising the bottlenecks usually common in theme parks. Only people I found who didn't like them are those who can't be doing with planning and mosy into the parks at lunchtime not having made any fastpass reservations online
polo03

I have been to Florida different times of the year and that statement is … I have been to Florida different times of the year and that statement is true for most times. Great place to visit though. Parks for me not what they were increasing parking costs are ridiculous, Disney for me have spoiled it with fast pass plus and created queues where there weren't any before.


I don't like the new system either. This is the 1st year we are not doing Orlando since 1997, some years going 4 times within the year, been around 40 times in 20 years but time to go elsewhere for a few years. 4 weeks touring Cali this year.
It amazes me how so many people can still afford Florida. I went in 2016 and it was ridiculous then, but this year the 14 day Disney pass is £100 more per person, and the weak pound just makes the price of everything you buy way too expensive.
Been WDW twice, both times it cost a fortune (they were amazing holidays to be fair), but at this price, I'd get one of those flexitickets for Universal and Seaworld parks for about 330 (there might be cheaper ways to do the same, haven't looked into it properly). Universal blew WDW out of the water for me, better/bigger rides (though they could do with calming down on the simulator/screen based rides), and I haven't done SW/BG/Aquatica, so that'd take up half the holiday to do 3 new parks. Universal's new water park, Volcano Bay, opens end of May I believe, replaces Wet'n'Wild and doesn't seem to cost any extra on the flexitickets, you just gotta go after it opens
a1

It amazes me how so many people can still afford Florida. I went in 2016 … It amazes me how so many people can still afford Florida. I went in 2016 and it was ridiculous then, but this year the 14 day Disney pass is £100 more per person, and the weak pound just makes the price of everything you buy way too expensive.




It amazes me what people spend when they go to Florida. I've read stories of people spending $100-150 per day each, that is crazy, we spend $60 a day for a family of 4 and have a great time. Also once you've done the parks you don't need to keep doing them, i find the Seaworld/Busch/Aquatica/Legoland 14 day pass is plenty to keep kids happy and costs £127 each. 2 weeks for 2 adults and 2 children (over 3) . We are going in May, staying in a Rosen (the best decent priced chain by a mile) for 2 weeks and the whole thing will cost £2500. People spend that going to Spain for 2 weeks.
mtc1

It amazes me what people spend when they go to Florida. I've read stories … It amazes me what people spend when they go to Florida. I've read stories of people spending $100-150 per day each, that is crazy, we spend $60 a day for a family of 4 and have a great time. Also once you've done the parks you don't need to keep doing them, i find the Seaworld/Busch/Aquatica/Legoland 14 day pass is plenty to keep kids happy and costs £127 each. 2 weeks for 2 adults and 2 children (over 3) . We are going in May, staying in a Rosen (the best decent priced chain by a mile) for 2 weeks and the whole thing will cost £2500. People spend that going to Spain for 2 weeks.



You can spend less than that too. I personally like doing twin centre, a week in the parks and all the manicness that comes with it, then a week somewhere like Clearwater for a relax.
I'm after a 2 day ticket for Universal studios, can you recommend the best deal?
borat1234

I'm after a 2 day ticket for Universal studios, can you recommend the … I'm after a 2 day ticket for Universal studios, can you recommend the best deal?


You will struggle to find much saving on a 2 day ticket.
Undercover tourist do a 2 day base ticket for $209 plus you get 2 more days free.
If you wanted to hop between parks then $263 plus 2 days free. https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/#tickets
The 2nd ticket which allows you to hop is only a few £'s cheaper than the 14 day ticket at £227ish (possibly cheaper shopping around, finding discount codes and cashback) floridatix.com/par…ndo

Edited by: "asters" 6th Apr 2017

I Love Clearwater!

ollie87

You can spend less than that too. I personally like doing twin centre, a … You can spend less than that too. I personally like doing twin centre, a week in the parks and all the manicness that comes with it, then a week somewhere like Clearwater for a relax.


Hi guys i really need someone's help! I've booked with Thomas Cook around 10 days ago to go to Florida was around £600 each including car hire with basic insurance. I've just spoken to them after reading a comment on here and they've informed me i have to pay $630 extra for the car when i arrive?! Our hotel is a while away from where we wanted to be but this news has completely ruined everything. We can't afford to pay an extra $630 on arrival and so does anyone know if there is a way to get around this? I feel like we've had our dream holiday completely ruined
londonguy118

Hi guys i really need someone's help! I've booked with Thomas Cook around … Hi guys i really need someone's help! I've booked with Thomas Cook around 10 days ago to go to Florida was around £600 each including car hire with basic insurance. I've just spoken to them after reading a comment on here and they've informed me i have to pay $630 extra for the car when i arrive?! Our hotel is a while away from where we wanted to be but this news has completely ruined everything. We can't afford to pay an extra $630 on arrival and so does anyone know if there is a way to get around this? I feel like we've had our dream holiday completely ruined


Unfortunately standard policy for tour ops to do this. Many people don't use/collect the package car and book their own separately. I have booked a 7 seater minivan in Cali for around £400 for 16 nights in August/Sept. You can buy an insurance policy in UK that will cover you but the desk on arrival will say it isn't adequate and give you the hard sell, personally never done this.

Edited by: "asters" 16th Apr 2017
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