Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Welcome to Mumsnet's holiday forum. Discuss all international travel here, including both shorthaul and longhaul trips. Related topics: UK holidays & day trips, skiing, camping & campervans.

Holidays

Disney tickets

5 replies

passthemustard · 26/09/2020 15:02

Sorry if this has been done to death but none of friends have been very helpful haha.
We are desperate to go to Disney/Universal etc. (Well the kids are!) and I'd like to take them before the eldest is too old. He's 15 now.
I'm looking at May 2021 half term and I've found a great deal on TUI for less than £3k for a week for me DP, 3xDC and our new baby. It's flights (indirect) and bed& breakfast. Not the best hotel obvs and indirect flights but happy with this to keep the cost down.
What's the best way of getting tickets? Do I buy them here or wait til we get there?

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Cakestandkitchen · 27/09/2020 13:05

Get them here. There can be restrictions if you buy them there.

Floridatix are ok to use. Or get them from Disney direct.

A week really isn’t enough time to do Disney let alone universal. I think you need to decide on one or the other. Where are you staying? I think next year will be super busy all year because everyone has moved from this year to next. What are you doing about car hire if not staying onsite?

Can you give a bit more information on what you’ve found. Sometimes off site isn’t that cheap when you factor in car hire, parking etc.

Also indirect flights, that’s going to be a huge proportion of your week away.

Hate to be on a downer but if you research or give more information, it may not be as cheap as you think and better deals may be there.

Please
or
to access all these features

tanstaafl · 27/09/2020 14:31

Hi OP

I’ve used www.attractiontickets.com every time we’ve been to the parks in Orlando.

They used to be called Attraction Tickets Direct if you see that name crop up on forums and the like.

As you are about to discover, they’re not cheap.

Please be aware that rides have age/height restrictions.

Buying tickets on the day always was more expensive (and you had the queues for the tickets too).

If recommend Typhoon Lagoon water park - the wave machine is like nothing else!

Please
or
to access all these features

AttilaTheMeerkat · 28/09/2020 08:45

I would not actually book any US holiday until Mr Trumps ongoing travel ban has been lifted.

Please
or
to access all these features

HermioneWeasley · 28/11/2020 18:32

Agree, a week isn’t long enough to do both. Disney are restricting park numbers so if you want to go there you’ll need to buy your tickets now and book to make sure you can physically get in the parks as having a ticket is no guarantee.

Please
or
to access all these features

OnTheBenchOfDoom · 10/12/2020 15:29

You usually lose a day travelling anyway with a direct flight and indirect means even more time. ie flights we have done

Dublin leaves at 3pm UK time, arrives 8pm US time but actually 1am UK time due to the time difference.
Or Virgin leaves 11am UK time arrives 3pm US time but again the 5 hour time difference means it is actually 8pm UK time.

So 1 week is really tight. Universal can be done in a couple of days, Disney not so much. Obviously you have a baby and a 15 year old, what age are the others? How are you getting to the parks each day?

Like tans I have bought through Attraction tickets for Universal and direct from Disney too.

What time is your flight back and what time do you need to check out of your hotel? Disney/Universal is expensive in all aspects.

And 15 is not too old. We were there last year as a post GCSE treat for Ds1 who was 16, but we have been several times before.

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?