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Old 12-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Tickets - pay in dollars or pounds

Hi,

I'm being a tad dim and can't get my head around whether I should pay for park tickets in £ or $.

Was looking at purchasing through Orlando Attractions, they give you the choice I think. I would be using a basic Natwest credit card probably.

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It really depends on the exchange rate and whether or not your card issuer will charge a fee for a foreign currency transaction.
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Not sure how much their rates vary from card to card, just looked at the first one on their site http://www.natwest.com/downloads/per...summary_13.pdf
They charge 2.75% for foreign transactions.

If you post the prices in both currencies I can compare. I just looked and could not work out our to get a £ quote for a US ticket.
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Not sure how much their rates vary from card to card, just looked at the first one on their site http://www.natwest.com/downloads/per...summary_13.pdf
They charge 2.75% for foreign transactions.

If you post the prices in both currencies I can compare. I just looked and could not work out our to get a £ quote for a US ticket.
Thanks Wayne the prices are $345.95 adult and $330.95 child - so total $1022.85

And sterling they are showing as £649.43 total (had to go through checkout process to find this)
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To be honest, not much in it. But by my reckoning, sterling will be just a touch cheaper.
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To be honest, not much in it. But by my reckoning, sterling will be just a touch cheaper.
I agree. Based on an exchange rate of $1.6 to the £, including the foreign currency charge, you would probably be charged around £656 if paying in $$ as opposed to the £649 in sterling.

I presume you are buying Magic Your Way tickets? Have you priced up other sites, for example www.undercovertourist.com (their prices tend to be pretty reasonable)? I cannot get on the UT site at work so can't compare but, having looked at the Orlando Attractions website, it looks as though you are buying the 5 day MYW with 2 days free and water park fun and more (so 7-day tickets with additional water park/Disney Quest access). It might be worth checking out UT's prices as a comparison, although I have to admit those prices look quite good.

Also, are you aware that you won't be able to 'hop' with those tickets?
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Thanks Wayne the prices are $345.95 adult and $330.95 child - so total $1022.85

And sterling they are showing as £649.43 total (had to go through checkout process to find this)
1.6082 is the current exchange rate, with Natwest you would get 1.564.

So paying in $'s you would pay £654

Best way would be using a fee free credit card like Post Office or Halifax Clarity the cost would be £636, saving £13 plus if you don't have one yet Post Office give £18 cashback via Quidco.
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Undercover Tourist tad dearer at $ 356.95 adult & $ 337.95 child

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