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Old 14 Sep 21, 10:49 PM  
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You can get a fortnight in Orlando for the price of a week at DLP.
It's never been attractive to us for that reason.
If I'm paying £6k in Europe it will be All Inclusive, and for a fortnight.
Off topic, but I see this a lot and always want to know how! Our trips to DLP have cost us £800 (inc standard dining, tickets and Eurotunnel), £2000 for the Disneyland Hotel at Christmas (inc premium dining, tickets and Eurotunnel) and £600 (inc tickets and Eurotunnel but no dining plan), all on-site and within school holidays for four of us.

I genuinely have no idea how I could possibly have got four of us to Orlando for £600-£800! I know prices are crazy currently, but even going back 4 or 5 years, I canít see how people could have got school holiday flights, accommodation, tickets and food for £200pp. If this is true, Iíd love to know how though
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Old 14 Sep 21, 10:55 PM  
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I think people look at the top price and assume thatís it!

I have visited DLP 14 times and only once did I pay a 4 figure sum (to stay at the Disneyland Hotel necause the PPI Fairy gave us a couple of grand).

Our last trip cost us £200 for 3 nights in the Ibis, £259 each for annual passes, and £29 each way on the Eurostar with their regular offer.

Those same annual passes (still valid 2 years later because 2020Ö) have got us 3 nights at the Art of Marvel hotel for £700.

By contrast our next WDW holiday is costing £5k.
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Old 14 Sep 21, 10:58 PM  
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Off topic, but I see this a lot and always want to know how! Our trips to DLP have cost us £800 (inc standard dining, tickets and Eurotunnel), £2000 for the Disneyland Hotel at Christmas (inc premium dining, tickets and Eurotunnel) and £600 (inc tickets and Eurotunnel but no dining plan), all on-site and within school holidays for four of us.

I genuinely have no idea how I could possibly have got four of us to Orlando for £600-£800! I know prices are crazy currently, but even going back 4 or 5 years, I canít see how people could have got school holiday flights, accommodation, tickets and food for £200pp. If this is true, Iíd love to know how though
How many people are you talking about and how long for £800? Right now two adults and two children for a multi day ticket is for 4 days is over £900. With the cheapest hotel at the moment for next week is £1300, with half board standard food brings it up to nearly 2K for 4 night stay. Thatís without travel.
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Old 14 Sep 21, 11:32 PM  
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How many people are you talking about and how long for £800? Right now two adults and two children for a multi day ticket is for 4 days is over £900. With the cheapest hotel at the moment for next week is £1300, with half board standard food brings it up to nearly 2K for 4 night stay. Thatís without travel.
Tickets are included with DLP onsite hotels (at least when booking direct - not sure on third party, haven't checked) so you're potentially double counting a huge portion of your cost. And same as WDW, I wouldn't personally pay for the dining plan unless you would be eating at the prix fixe TS restaurants every day. Even then, I think you'd only break even. Much cheaper to pay OOP if you're planning to mix TS and QS.

I have 2 nights (3 days park tickets) booked at Sequoia Lodge in March for £280. Airfare currently priced around £60 return. 6 nights onsite WDW in a similar shoulder season would cost me triple that for the hotel alone, plus tickets and flights adding around 1k on top.

ETA: That is solo. Same hotel would be £650 room + tickets for 4 adults - couldn't be bothered entering child birthdays.

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Originally Posted by dan223 View Post
How many people are you talking about and how long for £800? Right now two adults and two children for a multi day ticket is for 4 days is over £900. With the cheapest hotel at the moment for next week is £1300, with half board standard food brings it up to nearly 2K for 4 night stay. Thatís without travel.
Thatís 2 adults. Like I said, I booked the Art of Marvel hotel for 3 nights in November for £700 at annual pass rate.
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Old 15 Sep 21, 08:36 AM  
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Tickets are included with DLP onsite hotels (at least when booking direct - not sure on third party, haven't checked) so you're potentially double counting a huge portion of your cost. And same as WDW, I wouldn't personally pay for the dining plan unless you would be eating at the prix fixe TS restaurants every day. Even then, I think you'd only break even. Much cheaper to pay OOP if you're planning to mix TS and QS.

I have 2 nights (3 days park tickets) booked at Sequoia Lodge in March for £280. Airfare currently priced around £60 return. 6 nights onsite WDW in a similar shoulder season would cost me triple that for the hotel alone, plus tickets and flights adding around 1k on top.

ETA: That is solo. Same hotel would be £650 room + tickets for 4 adults - couldn't be bothered entering child birthdays.
Iím not double counting, those were just different options, the user said with standard dining so I was trying to get to a similar idea to what was said. And that got to nearly 2K.

Obviously going to WDW for such a small amount of time would be more expensive, but when you try and compare apples with apples, a lot of people go WDW for two weeks, and if you work out your per night cost at around £170 then your talking nearly £2400 for 14 nights if you was to do that. WDW will always be more expensive for a short period because your flight is always going to be considerably more.
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Iím not double counting, those were just different options, the user said with standard dining so I was trying to get to a similar idea to what was said. And that got to nearly 2K.

Obviously going to WDW for such a small amount of time would be more expensive, but when you try and compare apples with apples, a lot of people go WDW for two weeks, and if you work out your per night cost at around £170 then your talking nearly £2400 for 14 nights if you was to do that. WDW will always be more expensive for a short period because your flight is always going to be considerably more.
Fair point, although people go to DLP for longer than 2 nights as well so would benefit from the same price per night reduction for a longer stay. Personally I never go to Florida for 2 weeks, I can do everything I want within a week. So for me, it is apples with apples and DLP is half the price per night.

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Old 15 Sep 21, 09:26 AM  
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Fair point, although people go to DLP for longer than 2 nights as well so would benefit from the same price per night reduction for a longer stay. Personally I never go to Florida for 2 weeks, I can do everything I want within a week. So for me, it is apples with apples and DLP is half the price per night.
That's fair enough, but like the initial comment said "You can get a fortnight in Orlando for the price of a week at DLP."

I guess what makes DLP different is that tickets are included in the hotel, and you typically don't spend more than a few days at DLP.

A few years back I was looking at a holiday in Europe to Greece, then TUI had some excellent prices on flights (flying within 2 weeks so fairly last minute), and it wasn't much more expensive to go to florida for 2 weeks than it was to go to Greece for one week, so we opted for florida in the end
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And it depends how you do Florida. We donít drive and donít have children, and are only there to do Disney and Universal. So that means 2 weeks onsite, either with paid-for dining plan or paying OOP. Hence our next trip is £5k and by no means a luxury one.
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And it depends how you do Florida. We donít drive and donít have children, and are only there to do Disney and Universal. So that means 2 weeks onsite, either with paid-for dining plan or paying OOP. Hence our next trip is £5k and by no means a luxury one.
Agreed there are lots of factors, you can certainly pay a lot less than 5K in Florida for 2 people for two weeks.

In 2016 when there was only two adults
Tui flights £320 (which we ended up getting a full refund on as it was over 4 hours late on the way back, which didn't really matter to us as we just got longer in florida!)
Villa £860
Car hire £200
=£1700 in total £850 each, including the flight that was eventually refunded.
I can't find the prices we paid for tickets, but we did universal and disney, I'd assume it was around £600 each back then, so that brings to a total of £2900. Obviously if you have kids or more than two people that helps split the cost down a little for the villa and car hire.
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