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GoingSoon

Orlando questions

by GoingSoon »

My husband and I are planning on surprising our 8 and 4 year old with a trip to Disney in Florida the first week of November 2015

Should we get a package of theme park tickets before we arrive? We are only planning in spending two days at Magic kingdom because we feel that it's enough for the kids and we want to spend time in the hotel pool - having said that - what would be the best moderate to deluxe hotel where our girls would have the best time? Best pool, amenities, etc?

How far in advance should we make our reservations? Get airline tickets?

Thank you very much! 

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Jason Cochran

RE: Orlando questions

by Jason Cochran »

If you don't care much about what you ride and if you stand in the regular line for them, you could feasibly buy your tickets on the day you arrive, if you wanted. Most people, if they are staying at a Disney-run hotel buy a ticket-and-hotel package months in advance, and they use their lead time to make some restaurant and ride time reservations. All of the Disney hotels are pretty strong on the pool, so telling youn which hotel is a hard call since it runs about two dozen properties on its resort. But for moderate, I like the Caribbean Beach (fortress-themed pool) and the Port Orleans-Riverside. For Deluxe, I'd suggest the Polynesian and the Wilderness Lodge, which have fun pool areas and have ferry shuttle service directly to the gates of the Magic Kingdom, which is the park you say you want to visit the most. Last, I'd buy airline tickets about two months or six weeks ahead. As long as you are not talking about Thanksgiving week, November is not the busiest season in Orlando, so there should be fare sales that pop up.

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fortunado30

RE: Orlando questions

by fortunado30 »

I think that's great that you are taking your family to Disneyworld.

I would suggest that you buy the tickets in advance to avoid doing it while you are on vacation. If you are looking to save money, then I would suggest staying in nearby Kissimmee where hotel rooms are a lot more affordable when compared to Disney-run resorts. I recommend Comfort Suites Maingate East http://www.frommers.com/destinations/orlando/hotels/874457, which is a mid-range hotel located just minutes away from Disney attractions. You and your family can hop on the hotel's free shuttle to visit Walt Disney World theme parks to include Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, shopping outlets, and much more. As you mentioned, you would like to go swimming. This hotel has a clean pool with spa, sauna, and children's activities. With rates less than $100 per night, you will save on the room and transportation expenses while enjoying a great vacation. You are getting good value when staying at this hotel. 

You also have other options:

1) Check out AirBNB - it can be an excellent option

2) Consider your budget and take a look at some of the reviews at Hipmunk https://www.hipmunk.com/Hotels-in-Kissimmee-FL

Let me know what you choose. 

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Disneylover

RE: Orlando questions

by Disneylover »

In Response to Re: Orlando questions:[QUOTE]

If you don't care much about what you ride and if you stand in the regular line for them, you could feasibly buy your tickets on the day you arrive, if you wanted. Most people, if they are staying at a Disney-run hotel buy a ticket-and-hotel package months in advance, and they use their lead time to make some restaurant and ride time reservations. All of the Disney hotels are pretty strong on the pool, so telling youn which hotel is a hard call since it runs about two dozen properties on its resort. But for moderate, I like the Caribbean Beach (fortress-themed pool) and the Port Orleans-Riverside. For Deluxe, I'd suggest the Polynesian and the Wilderness Lodge, which have fun pool areas and have ferry shuttle service directly to the gates of the Magic Kingdom, which is the park you say you want to visit the most. Last, I'd buy airline tickets about two months or six weeks ahead. As long as you are not talking about Thanksgiving week, November is not the busiest season in Orlando, so there should be fare sales that pop up.


Posted by Jason Cochran[/QUOTE]

But other hotels including the Four Seasons, Waldorf, Lowes Portifno,  (the only five diamond in central flordia)  is much better. I would recommend the villas at bay villas or jiko village if you really want to stay disney. Also consider Lowes Hotels.  I would suggest a disney specalist read unoffical guide.  I also must say you really need to book in advance like now for november. I would dining at Be Our Guest in Fantasyland, California Grill , V&A's , Jiko etc. I  also must say Polynesian is under refurb. I would type DISUnplugged for youtube. I would also recommend a virtuoso travel agent for luxury stays. You could stay at an All star home as well. You might want to consider  going to Sartosa in Flordia to see Bushe Gardens never been but seen it and looks really good.  If you have a problem mentioning brands I will delete thanks

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