View Full Version : floridaorlandotickets.net - too good to be true?

05-25-2007, 05:18 AM
As a UK traveller wanting to get tix in hand before we go, this site - http://www.floridaorlandotickets.net - has a considerably cheaper Disney ticket that we're looking for.

Trouble is, the site isn't exactly high quality, and while it claims to ship to the UK for free, it's not obvious. And the freephone number for UK customers seems to click straight through to the office in the US which are currently shut.

Has anybody used this website before, or can anyone offer any advice to make sure we don't get stung?



05-25-2007, 05:37 AM
I looked them up through the Better Business Bureau- they were listed twice by website. The first listing they were listed as unsatisfactory meaning they never resolved some complaints (2). Then they closed and use this company name which as you can see below they are a member and have no complaints. So I'm not sure if they are a good place or not but it seems like they have turned themselves around. I agree that the website looks cheesy and not very reputable. You can search any US company through BBB by name phone email or URL. Good luck!

BBB of Central Florida, Inc.
1600 S. Grant Street
Longwood, FL 32750

BBB Reliability Report
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Ventura Holiday Tourist Center Inc.
2509 Praireview Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Orange County

General Information
Original Business
Start Date September 1990

Registration or
Incorporation Type of Entity Corporation
State FL

BBB File Opened July 09, 2001

Principal Contact Mr David Moss (Director)

Complaint Contact Mr David Moss (Director)

Other Contacts Ms Lorrine Moss (President)
Ms Elaine Porst (Vice President)

BBB Member This company is a member
Type of Business Tourists Attractions
Tourist Information

Website www.venturatickets.com

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.

BBB Membership
This company has been a member of this Better Business Bureau since July 2001. This means it supports the Bureau's services to the public and meets our membership standards.
Program Participation
This company participates in BBB Online and the BBB Membership Identification Program. This means the company has agreed to use special procedures including arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes.
Nature of Business
This company is in the business of tourist discount attraction tickets.
Customer Experience
Based on BBB files, this company has a satisfactory record with the Bureau. The Bureau has processed no customer complaints on this company in its three-year reporting period.

To have a "Satisfactory Record" with the Bureau, a company must be in business for at least 12 months, properly and promptly address matters referred to it by the Bureau, and be free from an unusual volume or pattern of complaints and law enforcement action involving its marketplace conduct. In addition, the Bureau must have a clear understanding of the company's business and no concerns about its industry.

Additional Information

This Business Operates under the Names Florida Orlando Tickets
Ventura Holiday & Vacation Center
Ventura Holiday Tourist Center Inc.

Addresses 2509 Praireview Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787, Orange County

Phones (407) 344-0030
(407) 344-2927
(407) 654-5866
(407) 852-2124
(407) 877-9655
(866) 474-0099
(407) 877-9756 (FAX)

Reported on Friday, May 25, 2007
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2007 BBB of Central Florida, Inc.

Friday May 25, 2007 6:33:15 AM PRINT

05-25-2007, 05:46 AM
I used them years ago...maybe as far back as 6 or 7. I have no recent experience with them. I had no problems with them when I did use them. However, I recommend that you "trust your gut'" if it doesn't feel right.

Here are some other ticketbrokers that I have used more recently. I haven't checked to see if all of them ship to the UK or what their fees would be.

The Official Ticket Center (http://www.officialticketcenter.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=tickets&refer=TC11WT#TICK-PRC)
Dreams Unlimited Tickets (http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/tickets/disney-tickets.cfm)
Ticketmania (http://www.ticketmania.com)
Undercover Tourist (http://www.undercovertourist.com/united-states/florida/orlando/attractions/tickets/)
Discount Orlando Vacation (http://www.discountorlandovacation.com/cgi-bin/ccp51/cp-app.cgi?pg=cat&ref=specials)
Maple Leaf Tickets (http://www.mapleleaftickets.com/)

Compare their prices, including tax and shipping charges. And if you sign up for the MouseSavers.com Newsletter (http://www.mousesavers.com/newsletter.html) (which comes out on the 15th of every month), you'll find links in it for even lower ticket prices at one or more of the above ticketbrokers.

Cheshire Figment
05-25-2007, 08:22 AM
Have you checked for the 14 or 21 day Ultimate Park Hopper on the www.disney.co.uk website? This may be better for you than MYW and includes unlimited access to all four major parks and all five minor parks for 14 or 21 days from first use.