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Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

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Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hi all,

I am looking to book a trip to Disney World from 6th Feb till 15th Feb. 1 adult 1 child aged 10.

I am on a budget so I have looked at Disney All Star resort.

The package is cheaper with a car but I do not want to drive.

Is it possible to get to all the parks easily without a car?

Is nine days enough to get around all the parks?

I have looked at the weather and crowds and it seems ok for that time of year.

We have been to Euro Disney in Paris many times but I know this is so so much bigger and better and I am just worried I am underestimating it and will not get chance to see all of the parks.

Any advice or help will be much appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hiya Cass~~~~When you say all parks,do you mean just the Disney Parks? If so,you don't need a car at all,unless you would like to do some traveling off disney property. the Disney transport system is fab!

If doing just Disney..9 days is fine. the parks are huge,and there's a lot to see,so obviously,the longer the better. ;+)

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2. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hi.

I'm sure the Disney specialists and regulars will be far more help, but if your just talking Disney parks it's easy to get around on the Disney transport if staying on the properties, and take Magical Express bus from the airport.

If you want to go to Universal, or the other Orlando locations that is a bit more of a challenge without a car but can be done. I like that time of year for Florida, much less wet, hot and humid.

9 days will work fine, if it's just Disney and maybe a day or two at Universal ( but then I'd have the car, if it is really cheaper, check the inclusions on insurance)., and just leave it in the hotel car park the days I'm not using it.

Edited: 27 July 2014, 20:45
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3. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hi again~~~~~I forgot about Magical Express,but I'm pretty sure it only goes in and out of MCO. I don't beleve there's a ME out of Sanford International.

Magical express is great!

If I can ask..who are you booking with? It seems odd to have the price lower with a rental car. I'm in the U.S. so I could be wrong. ;+/

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4. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Thank You boh very much for your reply's and advice I appreciate it very much.

The parks I would like to go to Disney magic kingdom, Hollywood studios, Epcot and Animal kingdom.

I would like to go to Universal it looks great.

Is the SeaWorld far away?

Would it all be possible in 9 days or should I just stick to Disney?

I am very familiar with Euro Disney and have advised many people but I just feel way out of my depth attempting to book Disney World!!

Thanks Again all!!

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5. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hi.

I am looking to book with Virgin Atlantic.

Flights, Hotel and Car- £856.72

Flighst, Hotel and Transfer- £860

It confuses me a lot too!!

Thanks for you help

Cass

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6. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Virgin fly into Orlando, MCO.

If it's just 9 days, I'd stick to Disney and Universal,but it depends on how well you want to do those parks? You can see and do a lot in one full day at each if your organised ( you will get the low down on Fastpass + etc here from others) but no where near be able to do everything.

And if your going to a lot of offsite locations then IMO the car is a must have.

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7. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Hiya Cass~~~~~I'm tyour "ypical American" so I usually do 7 days. The longest I've ever stayed was 9,and I wanted to stay longer. It's hard to put into words,but the Disney Parks are massive. Epcot alone is worth spending 2 full days in,IMHO,because it's actually 2 sections. Future World,and the World Showcase.

Lots of people (especially first timers) become intrigued with the Monorail,and the hotels on the Monorail line. IMO,a ride on the monorail is a must for first timers. It's great fun to explore the deluxe hotels on the mono line,and maybe do some shopping or have a meal/snack at one of them. These hotels are MAGNIFICENT. You'll already be on the property,so you can take a bus to Magic Kingdom,and hop the Monorail from the station there. It's just a short walk from the bus stop to the Monrail station. You can view it all on google maps,and on any of the sites that have street maps. (Google maps is great,because it will give you an aerial idea of how massive the entire Disney area is) It's best to think of it as a town,rather than a resort area. ;+))

If you do decide to see Uni or Seaworld..(which are about 1/2 hour by bus I think,dependng on traffic)..you can take a shuttle from the Disney property, Mears Transporation is very good with this,and I believe the least expensive way to get there and back. they will pick you up right at your Disney Resort. You could do taxi as well,but of course,more pricey.

I know it's tempting to want to see everything. Especally when you're browsing on the web. In reality..once you get there,you'll prolly realise how much there is to see and do right in Disney.

Remember,that you need to take jet lag into consideration,long lines for many of the attractions,and you may fade in the afternoon,and want a break. Lots of people leave the parks for a nap or a swim at the hotel.

I know that a 10 year old prolly won't nap,but she and you might want to have a swim. It's important to factor in the amount of walking in the pakrs.

When wer'e on the internet looing at everything,it's easy to say"Oh lets do this and that,and go go go." LOL Once you see the size of the parks and start walking around,it's WONDERFUL,but can be exhausting.

Of course,there are lots of benches to sit on,and eateries to stop for a meal or a snack.

One tip for you about Magic Kingdom...it's fun to take the Walt disney Railroad.It's a nice rest fr the feet,and you'll see things from a different perspective. Things that you won't see if you're not on the train. It's very relaxing. here's a really good vid. Cheers!

http://youtu.be/0M-07ntw0r0

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8. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Oh can I just say I am amused with my own typos? Looing around..LOL LOL

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9. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

WOW thank you for all your help it is very much appreciated!!

I am that person who is sitting going through the brochures and internet think yes yes need want and go!!!!

I am after the DISNEY MAGICAL experience and I think like you say it will all be in the Disney parks and universal and sealife will be added extra if time.

Euro is fab but after 5 times it is becoming a bit repetitive.

I just need to get it booked, your advice has really helped and given me reassurance!!

I Was worried I was diving into a black hole!!

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10. Re: Disney Word February 2015- First Trip ADVICE Please!!

Have you checked out the Disney Free Dining Offer ?

Stay at a Moderate Resort and get the Quick Service Dining Plan for free

No car needed, easy enough to get around to all the Disney Parks ( anywhere on Disney Property really :)

You can get the ticket and transport option to visit Universal for a day. Easy enough to take the public Lynx Bus to visit Seaworld

But

I would try and squeeze too much in, 9 days will zoom by and if visiting a Park everyday, you'll need a Holiday when you get home to recover