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Forum topic by romansfivefive posted 11-12-2008 05:06 PM 1211 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2008 05:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vacation holiday florida

Hello everyone

Nothing to do with wood, but my family is considering a trip to orlando this december and I was wondering if anyone had experience with purchasing disney tickets on-line and any advise on whether to buy them before you get there or to purchase them in florida? I am not sure if it is worth the money to stay at the theme parks.

I am just trying to save a few bucks if I can.

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#1 posted 11-12-2008 06:43 PM

We normally go once or twice a month as we’re only 2 hours away. I can honestly say that staying on site at Disney, depending on the time of year is not worth it. As for the tickets, unless you get a real good deal online, don’t bother as even if you pay on line and such, you still have to wait in the same line as people who are buying at the park!!! Its really dumb.

In fact, don’t even bother with the lines at the parks, you can pick up or purchase tickets at almost any Disney resort….do that the night you get in so that you dont waste your morning waiting around.

The only benefit you get, other than the proximity, is free parking which is about 7 bucks a day per park, per day.

Now, sometimes, you can get deals at the value resorts for sub-100 bucks, which is real good. If you are ok with about 150 a night, there are several options on site.

I would advise getting the park hopper option as this allows you to do multiple parks per day, you can knock them out 2 a day if you hit the high points. But then, we’ve done them so much that there is little left to explore. You may want to go a slower pace. Just remember, the main attractions start piliing up and by noon or 3, its difficult to hit the major attractions.

The biggest hint I can give is to get your fast pass for the major attraction in your selected park early then find the #2 ride which is normally 30 minute wait by 9:30-10 or so, then as soon as your fast pass ride matures, you can get another and repeat.

You cannot get a second fast pass until the one you are holding expires, so it takes a little planning, you do NOT want to get a fast pass for a lesser ride with a 2 hour wait cause you will kill your next time slot.

Oh, and don’t forget I-drive and Skyventure :)

Let me know if you would like more info on anything…..


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#2 posted 11-12-2008 08:15 PM

If you are active duty or retired military Shades of Green is the best deal.
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