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It kills me to have to pay school holiday prices but April is the only time we can go away this year

Found these flights - 1 week to Orlando for £359 . This is not bad considering I was getting the Same price for the Canary Islands.

Flights are Manchester 13th- 20th April
Meal and drinks included
Pay extra for luggage and seats.

We chose to stay at the Hilton doubletree seaworld -£406 or there are other hotels cheaper.

All in we paid £2100 for a family of four which is not great but good enough considering what else is available.

I know parks are expensive once over there - any tips would be aprreciated
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This is actually really decent

we paid pretty much exactly £1k for 2 adults 1 child for

7-17 APR
Manchester - Orlando (MCO)

but our first flight to get there is 13 hours with 1 change and the return is 16 hours with 2 changes.

worked out around £330 per person. id have rather have taken this flight but think 7 days might not have be enough for us. although we probably lost a day in just extra travelling time anyways lol
mango88806/02/2020 12:12

This is actually really decentwe paid pretty much exactly £1k for 2 adults …This is actually really decentwe paid pretty much exactly £1k for 2 adults 1 child for7-17 APR Manchester - Orlando (MCO)but our first flight to get there is 13 hours with 1 change and the return is 16 hours with 2 changes. worked out around £330 per person. id have rather have taken this flight but think 7 days might not have be enough for us. although we probably lost a day in just extra travelling time anyways lol


Can you share your flight details please what airline and what travel agent you used
Edited by: "dw3" 6th Feb
Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid this for 2 weeks last year in the August school holidays. 1 week is nowhere near long enough if you aren't a regular visitor and done it all before, day one you arrive at your hotel around 10pm UK time and the last day is travelling back. My advise would be to go early March or May and pay the local authority tax (school fine), it works out far cheaper.

Your per night cost is £300 for comparison we are staying at Disneys Coronado Springs for 16 nights at the beginning of March for £330 per night including park tickets, Disney Quick service dining and $150 disney gift card, flying with Virgin.

Of course this isn't possible if you have children studying for exams or you are of the belief that missing a week or 2 of school damages a childs education.
Edited by: "Azwipe" 6th Feb
Remember the minimum parking fee at Disney Theme Parks is $25 per day, but can be used for free at any other Disney Park on the same day.
You may also want to look at disney.co.uk/parks for offers that do not involve timeshare presentations !!
We also found the Fast Passes very useful when we went last August.
Sorry, haven't been to the other theme parks for years, so cannot comment.
Also jn regards to accom, we are staying at the Universal Homewood suites for the first 5 days (used points for a free stay)

and then whilst i was booking this i got told about a special offer (which it kind of is) from the agent. which was:

pay $199+tax ($219 total upfront), and get a 3 night stay at a Hilton resort/grand vacation property, and also get $199 rebate voucher afterwards which can be used asap. so esentially i was paying $219 (£170) for 4 nights in total at a hilton property because i'd be using that $199 rebate voucher asap for the 4th night stay.

its a timeshare presentation which is 2 hrs long and you have to stay for all of it, it can be a hard sell apparently but we are going in with the intent to not buy at all and tbh we couldnt even afford to lol and its basically part of the deal that you have to attend.

I justified it because i pushed super hard that i wanted a specific property for my stay which is the Hilton Bonnet Creek and i said that i will cancel my booking if i do not get that property (US customers cannot cancel but International customers can, hence why i forced it), the cost of 4 nights there is £1,192 for days i am going.

so im only paying £170 for a stay that would normally cost £1,192 by attending a 2hr presentation.

Its the 2nd best property that Hilton have in Florida as it is connected to their best property, the Waldorf Astoria and you can use both facilities at both hotels since they are both Hilton properties.

All in all my flights and accom for 2 adults and 1 child comes upto £1,170 so far during easter hols, now im on the hunt for cheap Universal & Disney tickets but those are really hard to come by
Edited by: "mango888" 6th Feb
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:23

Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid …Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid this for 2 weeks last year in the August school holidays. 1 week is nowhere near long enough if you aren't a regular visitor and done it all before, day one you arrive at your hotel around 10pm UK time and the last day is travelling back. My advise would be to go early March or May and pay the local authority tax (school fine), it works out far cheaper.Your per night cost is £300 for comparison we are staying at Disneys Coronado Springs for 16 nights at the beginning of March for £330 per night including park tickets, Disney Quick service dining and $150 disney gift card, flying with Virgin.Of course this isn't possible if you have children studying for exams or you are of the belief that missing a week or 2 of school damages a childs education.


For me it’s the only time I can go due to pregnancy and not wanting to take kids out of school .

Just thought it might help others, in comparison to flights to other places at the same time the price seems acceptable.

I’ve been before so not planning on parks every day. Just a couple and a relaxing time in between.

Crazy eh- a relaxing holiday in Orlando
If your only going for one week and staying at the doubletree Seaworld it would be an idea to just do Seaworld, Aquatica abd Busch gardens, the tickets are much cheaper than Disney/Universal. Don't forget you will need to pay the resort fee when you get to your hotel.
dw306/02/2020 12:16

Can you share your flight details please what airline and what travel …Can you share your flight details please what airline and what travel agent you used


i booked this via opodo last year and the airline was brussells airlines (but i think they use united airlines planes for US trips)

7-17 MAN - MCO

i just checked and the same flights are now £762 pp, which is more than double what i paid. yikes
sarah48999106/02/2020 12:32

For me it’s the only time I can go due to pregnancy and not wanting to t …For me it’s the only time I can go due to pregnancy and not wanting to take kids out of school .Just thought it might help others, in comparison to flights to other places at the same time the price seems acceptable. I’ve been before so not planning on parks every day. Just a couple and a relaxing time in between. Crazy eh- a relaxing holiday in Orlando


We've been quite a few times and not done anything apart from from the pools and shopping, it can be a very cheap and relaxing holiday if you want. Most hotels are dead during the day so you get the pool to yourself
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:34

If your only going for one week and staying at the doubletree Seaworld it …If your only going for one week and staying at the doubletree Seaworld it would be an idea to just do Seaworld, Aquatica abd Busch gardens, the tickets are much cheaper than Disney/Universal. Don't forget you will need to pay the resort fee when you get to your hotel.


That’s the plan - seaworld and discovery cove and one Disney
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:36

We've been quite a few times and not done anything apart from from the …We've been quite a few times and not done anything apart from from the pools and shopping, it can be a very cheap and relaxing holiday if you want. Most hotels are dead during the day so you get the pool to yourself


I like your style
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:23

Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid …Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid this for 2 weeks last year in the August school holidays. 1 week is nowhere near long enough if you aren't a regular visitor and done it all before, day one you arrive at your hotel around 10pm UK time and the last day is travelling back. My advise would be to go early March or May and pay the local authority tax (school fine), it works out far cheaper.Your per night cost is £300 for comparison we are staying at Disneys Coronado Springs for 16 nights at the beginning of March for £330 per night including park tickets, Disney Quick service dining and $150 disney gift card, flying with Virgin.Of course this isn't possible if you have children studying for exams or you are of the belief that missing a week or 2 of school damages a childs education.


I've posted before a comment suggesting I've taken my child of school 2 days before the May school holiday started. I've nearly got nailed by some comments suggesting he's missing on education for the sake of me getting a cheap holiday just to get drunk. Im assuming the comments were coming from those who do not have kids. If you want a cheap holiday, you don't go 2 days before school holiday starts, you go right in the middle of the school. Our holiday in Spain was about £2,000 for us during school holidays, about £500 less 2 days before and well under £1,000 other times of the year.
We go away in Aug usually the last week, when is cheaper. As an example, our Eurocamp accommodation is Spain was £800. In the following week was £200, but school was on.
Some do not have common sense thinking a kid will miss on education if taken off school 2 days before, never mind 2 weeks before. Also, missing the point that going away is educational as well.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 6th Feb
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:23

Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid …Expensive and the busiest time of year, Easter Spring / Break. We paid this for 2 weeks last year in the August school holidays. 1 week is nowhere near long enough if you aren't a regular visitor and done it all before, day one you arrive at your hotel around 10pm UK time and the last day is travelling back. My advise would be to go early March or May and pay the local authority tax (school fine), it works out far cheaper.Your per night cost is £300 for comparison we are staying at Disneys Coronado Springs for 16 nights at the beginning of March for £330 per night including park tickets, Disney Quick service dining and $150 disney gift card, flying with Virgin.Of course this isn't possible if you have children studying for exams or you are of the belief that missing a week or 2 of school damages a childs education.


yeah the only reason why we chose not to take her out of school time (which normally we would) is the schools she will be applying for high school, look quite closely at attendance rates and in-term absences. just thought we would avoid the risk since shes only got 2 years to go
mango88806/02/2020 12:31

Also jn regards to accom, we are staying at the Universal Homewood suites …Also jn regards to accom, we are staying at the Universal Homewood suites for the first 5 days (used points for a free stay)and then whilst i was booking this i got told about a special offer (which it kind of is) from the agent. which was:pay $199+tax ($219 total upfront), and get a 3 night stay at a Hilton resort/grand vacation property, and also get $199 rebate voucher afterwards which can be used asap. so esentially i was paying $219 (£170) for 4 nights in total at a hilton property because i'd be using that $199 rebate voucher asap for the 4th night stay.its a timeshare presentation which is 2 hrs long and you have to stay for all of it, it can be a hard sell apparently but we are going in with the intent to not buy at all and tbh we couldnt even afford to lol and its basically part of the deal that you have to attend.I justified it because i pushed super hard that i wanted a specific property for my stay which is the Hilton Bonnet Creek and i said that i will cancel my booking if i do not get that property (US customers cannot cancel but International customers can, hence why i forced it), the cost of 4 nights there is £1,192 for days i am going. so im only paying £170 for a stay that would normally cost £1,192 by attending a 2hr presentation.Its the 2nd best property that Hilton have in Florida as it is connected to the beat property, the Waldorf Astoria and you can use both facilities at both hotels since they are both Hilton properties.All in all my flights and accom for 2 adults and 1 child comes upto £1,170 so far during easter hols, now im on the hunt for cheap Universal & Disney tickets but those are really hard to come by


Good luck with the sales presentation and be prepared to spend far more than 2 hours. we did this in Mexico and only got away in the end by kicking up such a stink the staff just wanted rid of us. Swore i would never do that again even if the whole thing was free.
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:34

If your only going for one week and staying at the doubletree Seaworld it …If your only going for one week and staying at the doubletree Seaworld it would be an idea to just do Seaworld, Aquatica abd Busch gardens, the tickets are much cheaper than Disney/Universal. Don't forget you will need to pay the resort fee when you get to your hotel.


i know, the combo tickets for busch, aquatica and seaworld are super cheap compared to universal/disney and you can pick up 14 day passes from ebay for like sub £100 each
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:41

Good luck with the sales presentation and be prepared to spend far more …Good luck with the sales presentation and be prepared to spend far more than 2 hours. we did this in Mexico and only got away in the end by kicking up such a stink the staff just wanted rid of us. Swore i would never do that again even if the whole thing was free.


Yeah i know, ive read tons of reviews but going to go in with setting the timer on the phone and putting it down on the table, we took the earliest slot available in that day too so they will just want to move onto the next. will be expecting the worst tbh but i've done a few hard sales before and im just going to be upfront with the person lol
mango88806/02/2020 12:47

Yeah i know, ive read tons of reviews but going to go in with setting the …Yeah i know, ive read tons of reviews but going to go in with setting the timer on the phone and putting it down on the table, we took the earliest slot available in that day too so they will just want to move onto the next. will be expecting the worst tbh but i've done a few hard sales before and im just going to be upfront with the person lol


Whatever you do, do not give the hotel your credit card details. We told the guy we had no cards, no job, no money...... it's funny at first but it gets real annoying when your wasting your precious holiday time.
sheffield78806/02/2020 12:38

I've posted before a comment suggesting I've taken my child of school 2 …I've posted before a comment suggesting I've taken my child of school 2 days before the May school holiday started. I've nearly got nailed by some comments suggesting he's missing on education for the sake of me getting a cheap holiday just to get drunk. Im assuming the comments were coming from those who do not have kids. If you want a cheap holiday, you don't go 2 days before school holiday starts, you go right in the middle of the school. Our holiday in Spain was about £2,000 for us during school holidays, about £500 less 2 days before and well under £1,000 other times of the year. We go away in Aug usually the last week, when is cheaper. As an example, our Eurocamp accommodation is Spain was £800. In the following week was £200, but school was on.Some do not have common sense thinking a kid will miss on education if taken off school 2 days before, never mind 2 weeks before. Also, missing the point that going away is educational as well.


We had a conversation with our sons head teacher and he actually said the biggest problem they find in schools is the lack of vocabulary due to parents not interacting with children. He considered quality holiday time to be extremely valuable to a child's education and well being. Children learn just as much if not more through other channels than formal education. I remember far more from my father than any school teacher.
Azwipe06/02/2020 12:51

Whatever you do, do not give the hotel your credit card details. We told …Whatever you do, do not give the hotel your credit card details. We told the guy we had no cards, no job, no money...... it's funny at first but it gets real annoying when your wasting your precious holiday time.


"Well i just got fired before we got on the plane, and my wife and i just decided to get a divorce on the Uber over here, i actually think i left my wallet in the Uber too, and now i have an annoying itch on the left side of my back which i cannot reach............what were you trying to sell me again?"
£372 for 14 nts from Bristol, but no luggahe extra £70 pp .... usually get a hotel included for this price (March & April always cheaper for late deals )
Edited by: "lynn44" 6th Feb
This doesn't sound like a holiday to me it sounds hectic and expensive. You will need a few days rest to recover when you get back to UK.
sheffield78806/02/2020 12:38

I've posted before a comment suggesting I've taken my child of school 2 …I've posted before a comment suggesting I've taken my child of school 2 days before the May school holiday started. I've nearly got nailed by some comments suggesting he's missing on education for the sake of me getting a cheap holiday just to get drunk. Im assuming the comments were coming from those who do not have kids. If you want a cheap holiday, you don't go 2 days before school holiday starts, you go right in the middle of the school. Our holiday in Spain was about £2,000 for us during school holidays, about £500 less 2 days before and well under £1,000 other times of the year. We go away in Aug usually the last week, when is cheaper. As an example, our Eurocamp accommodation is Spain was £800. In the following week was £200, but school was on.Some do not have common sense thinking a kid will miss on education if taken off school 2 days before, never mind 2 weeks before. Also, missing the point that going away is educational as well.



People who make these comments probably have thick kids that will be way behind regardless of whether they miss a few days or not.
Madchester06/02/2020 13:48

This doesn't sound like a holiday to me it sounds hectic and expensive. …This doesn't sound like a holiday to me it sounds hectic and expensive. You will need a few days rest to recover when you get back to UK.


Thats kind of personal opinion though?

In comparison you have people who will be paying the exact same price (poss even more) to go 4 hours (only an extra 4.5hrs to go orlando) to spain/canary.

Where the weather won't be as good/hot/sunny (during apr) and half the places sell the same food (eng brekkie, paella, fish n chips, tapas), and probably filled with the same people (british tourists).

i guess those people shouldnt exactly consider that a holiday too? also Orlando is only a 5hr time difference, if you can sleep on the plane then tbh it wont make much difference, only ever needed 1 day to readadjust once coming back to the UK. again, personal circumstances.
Madchester06/02/2020 13:48

This doesn't sound like a holiday to me it sounds hectic and expensive. …This doesn't sound like a holiday to me it sounds hectic and expensive. You will need a few days rest to recover when you get back to UK.


Recover from what ? Time with the kids ?(cheeky)
sarah48999106/02/2020 16:06

Recover from what ? Time with the kids ?(cheeky)


Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, transfers and then the long queues at the theme parks in just 1 week for potentially four thousand pounds with park tickets and spends.
Madchester06/02/2020 16:14

Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, …Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, transfers and then the long queues at the theme parks in just 1 week for potentially four thousand pounds with park tickets and spends.


I don’t consider long haul or Manchester airport to be too exhausting.
Admittedly a park each day would be very exhausting for anyone and kids.

As long as you don’t go with the idea of seeing/ doing everything and take each day as it comes I think it will be fine.
Madchester06/02/2020 16:14

Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, …Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, transfers and then the long queues at the theme parks in just 1 week for potentially four thousand pounds with park tickets and spends.


Immigration is pretty much required in every country you visit out the UK. Queue length all depends on the time you go and what time your flight arrives and if you get off first. i was at the front of the plane and got off whereas my friend got stuck at the back. i had to wait nearly an hour for him after i cleared. so thats all situation dependent.

also you dont 'have' to go to florida for theme parks, its the closest place to the UK in the USA that is sunny, has beaches and is relatively cheap if you dont stay/eat on i-drive.

if you are going for parks purely then you will probs need around 10 days for good coverage. but this is aimed at casual florida travellers.
Madchester06/02/2020 16:14

Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, …Mancheater Airport shenanigans, 2 long haul flights, US immigration, transfers and then the long queues at the theme parks in just 1 week for potentially four thousand pounds with park tickets and spends.


8 hour flights on a TUI dreamliner with 2 meals, free drinks and a few decent movies is better than a 4 hour flight to the canaries on Ryan Air/Easy Jet. Flight times are always great to Florida, take off late morning and return late afternoon, no travelling to the airport at 2am or hanging around a hotel all day. Orlando immigration is perfectly fine, about an hour is the longest we've ever waited, TSA staff are always polite and friendly if you are the same. The queues at Alton Towers are longer than Seaworld/Busch Gardens and Disney use free fastpass.
Azwipe06/02/2020 21:51

8 hour flights on a TUI dreamliner with 2 meals, free drinks and a few …8 hour flights on a TUI dreamliner with 2 meals, free drinks and a few decent movies is better than a 4 hour flight to the canaries on Ryan Air/Easy Jet. Flight times are always great to Florida, take off late morning and return late afternoon, no travelling to the airport at 2am or hanging around a hotel all day. Orlando immigration is perfectly fine, about an hour is the longest we've ever waited, TSA staff are always polite and friendly if you are the same. The queues at Alton Towers are longer than Seaworld/Busch Gardens and Disney use free fastpass.


Since you put it like that maybe I should go
sarah48999106/02/2020 16:31

I don’t consider long haul or Manchester airport to be too exhausting. A …I don’t consider long haul or Manchester airport to be too exhausting. Admittedly a park each day would be very exhausting for anyone and kids. As long as you don’t go with the idea of seeing/ doing everything and take each day as it comes I think it will be fine.


The time it takes from when you leave your house to when you get to the hotel will be about 14 hours, that’s a long time.
Each to their own , I suppose it’s how you see it
Madchester06/02/2020 21:59

The time it takes from when you leave your house to when you get to the …The time it takes from when you leave your house to when you get to the hotel will be about 14 hours, that’s a long time.


same with going to spain? the only difference is again still the 4 hrs difference in flight time.

still need to get there 1.5-2hrs before flight time, takes people abt what 30mins to get to the airport. 4 hr flight time, immigration 0.5-1hr, then get to your destination hotel abt 1hr (dependent on location) so all in all abt 9-10 hrs in reality to get door to door to a place like spain.

when ive left my house early morning at 7am to catch a europe flight i dont get to my hotel till evening time around 4-5pm.

my 9am flight to orlando gets there at 5pm so flight duration is longer but because time is minus 5 hours i still get there at the same time as i would in europe
mango88806/02/2020 22:17

same with going to spain? the only difference is again still the 4 hrs …same with going to spain? the only difference is again still the 4 hrs difference in flight time.still need to get there 1.5-2hrs before flight time, takes people abt what 30mins to get to the airport. 4 hr flight time, immigration 0.5-1hr, then get to your destination hotel abt 1hr (dependent on location) so all in all abt 9-10 hrs in reality to get door to door to a place like spain.when ive left my house early morning at 7am to catch a europe flight i dont get to my hotel till evening time around 4-5pm. my 9am flight to orlando gets there at 5pm so flight duration is longer but because time is minus 5 hours i still get there at the same time as i would in europe


I’ve done door to door my house in spain to my house in Manchester in little over 5 hours many times.
lynn4406/02/2020 13:13

£372 for 14 nts from Bristol, but no luggahe extra £70 pp .... usually get …£372 for 14 nts from Bristol, but no luggahe extra £70 pp .... usually get a hotel included for this price (March & April always cheaper for late deals )


You don’t need luggage for a week
mango88806/02/2020 22:17

same with going to spain? the only difference is again still the 4 hrs …same with going to spain? the only difference is again still the 4 hrs difference in flight time.still need to get there 1.5-2hrs before flight time, takes people abt what 30mins to get to the airport. 4 hr flight time, immigration 0.5-1hr, then get to your destination hotel abt 1hr (dependent on location) so all in all abt 9-10 hrs in reality to get door to door to a place like spain.when ive left my house early morning at 7am to catch a europe flight i dont get to my hotel till evening time around 4-5pm. my 9am flight to orlando gets there at 5pm so flight duration is longer but because time is minus 5 hours i still get there at the same time as i would in europe


I don’t disagree we have been to Vegas for 4 nights and la for a week however you need to be at the airport earlier in the uk and us immigration can be much longer than europe
sew10907/02/2020 02:58

You don’t need luggage for a week


Unless your shopping you can get away with cabin bags for 2 weeks no problem.
yeah we went away for asia for 3 weeks and had 1 hand luggage each and 1 small backpack each.

did 1 small wash in that entire time and was fine.

you can realisitcally fit alot of shorts and tshirts in a hand luggage if you are going to sunny places
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