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Unread 24 Jun 19, 08:06 PM  
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Certainly not. We are actually going next year. But 2021 is a big year for us, our 20th wedding anniversary, my husbands 50th & my eldest daughters 18th. so I am wanting to do something a bit special so checking things out now (I like to budget well in advance lol)
I was dreaming of flying PE, even got myself a virgin credit card lol however, it seems that will be staying a dream because with 5 of us its just too expensive and we dont spend much so we wont earn enough air miles.
I am also looking into staying in a universal hotel for 7 nights. However I was shocked at the hotel costs for the premium hotels. Endless summer is reasonably priced but it has its downfalls (distance and no front line passes)
I am checking out Universal annual passes but it semis volcano bay is blocked out for our dates. This would have allowed us discount on the hotel. I was also hoping to use Tesco club points but its still over 2k
So as you can see, my planning is action for 2021 unfortunately its not going as planned. Lol
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Unread 24 Jun 19, 09:06 PM  
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Unread 25 Jun 19, 10:21 PM  
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Originally Posted by Floridatilly View Post
Certainly not. We are actually going next year. But 2021 is a big year for us, our 20th wedding anniversary, my husbands 50th & my eldest daughters 18th. so I am wanting to do something a bit special so checking things out now (I like to budget well in advance lol)
I was dreaming of flying PE, even got myself a virgin credit card lol however, it seems that will be staying a dream because with 5 of us its just too expensive and we dont spend much so we wont earn enough air miles.
I am also looking into staying in a universal hotel for 7 nights. However I was shocked at the hotel costs for the premium hotels. Endless summer is reasonably priced but it has its downfalls (distance and no front line passes)
I am checking out Universal annual passes but it semis volcano bay is blocked out for our dates. This would have allowed us discount on the hotel. I was also hoping to use Tesco club points but its still over 2k
So as you can see, my planning is action for 2021 unfortunately its not going as planned. Lol
You could always not go next year. That way you could save more money for the celebration visit 😀
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Unread 25 Jun 19, 11:35 PM  
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Not too early to do a little planning. Watch a few blogs on you tube etc. Keep your plans fluid though as new rides/experiences will come up. We go this year but are taking BIL, SIL and their kids with us in 5 years (their kids will be 11 and 6) so I'm already looking for villas suitable for two families - our girls will be 18 and 15 then - scary 😂
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Unread 26 Jun 19, 07:54 AM  
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I would already be tracking flights on a spreadsheet and reading every relevant thread on the DIBB in order to build up knowledge aswell as to pass the time..

If you are not already conversant with it, I would be playing with Google flights and inserting one ways. One way flights make several tools available to you.
1. You can look on any given day and find which airport is cheapest to leave from on a pull up map.
2. You can look up any given day and find whichbairport in Florida is cheapest to arrive at.
3. You can look at either a grid or a bar chart to see what the best price is for any day from today to 330 days away. From this, you will find some days into some airports cheaper than others.

From this information, you may well end up looking at flying in to Tampa on a Tuesday and departing from Orlando int on a Thursday, I.e a 16 day vacation, rather than a 14. You can now use this information to start researching return flights. (Multi city as I have just listed or other wise).
You can now, having found something interesting, try the same days etc on Skyscanner, Opodo, Kayak etc etc and see if any are cheaper for the same flights.
If the flights you have found are in a Virgin Airliner, you can try for them on the Websites of Virgin Atl , Delta (who own 49% of the Virgin Atl), Air France and KLM (who own a further 31% of Virgin Atl).

This research will give you something gainful to do as well as prepare you for when it really matters... when your flights become available in around November of 2020.
I would particularly be playing around just after October 2019 as flights for Oct 2020 come on line and that, in the following weeks, will be changing in price, thus giving you an idea of what might occur with the flights you will be seeking to book the following year.You will have built a decent amount of data by November as you will have been researching for 5 months. You will then feel rather confident having had this dry run and will know what to expect the following year when it is for real.


Hoping this helps!

P.S. I am already researching for next Summer (albeit not for Florida), because I need to build up a learning curve for my next possible destination/departure points, Seattle and Los Angeles.
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Unread 26 Jun 19, 08:11 AM  
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I booked (last summer) our villa for next August... just one week, leaving flexibility to decide the rest of the plans! Never too early to plan (although I've just taken note of Cornishfrogboy's advice above for my own flight booking quest!)
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Unread 26 Jun 19, 08:29 AM  
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We booked Sept/Oct 2020 4 days after we arrived home in March.. 18 months wait.

So no, it's absolutely never too early to plan! Have fun!
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Unread 26 Jun 19, 08:41 AM  
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If you are staying at Disney with dining plan you can look at the menus for every restaurant and decide where you will eat
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