Got the Disney Blues :(

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by joolz1910, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. SophiaG

    SophiaG Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    I feel the pain, I have a booking for this October that I'm most likely going to have to cancel, but to rebook the exact same for 2018 is £1200 more and with that inflation I'm not sure I'll ever get back on property.
     
  2. london75

    london75 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    979
    Well, if it's luxury you're after (possibly not convenience) then it's got to be business class flights and the grand Floridian. I know what you're saying about separate rooms but we gave that up for the pleasure of staying at the GF. There are ways to do both for under your 10k budget. The flights do mean going to Dublin first but we've done that twice now and it's great. Ps we are also tied to school holidays, we tend to go at the end of August and get back for school starting in September. The business class flights from Dublin normally come out in December for the following August and can be from £650 per person on American. Ryan air to Dublin sounds horrible but it's so quick it doesn't matter and it's normally £10 pp.

    There is a us travel agent you can search for that does a Labor Day special on the deluxe resorts for the end of August. GF is normally £3200 ish for two weeks. Not sure they sleep five but there's bound to be something in the deluxe range. That deal normally comes out around September time for the following year. Let me know in a couple of years if you want any more info, I'll still be here planning the next trip, and the next, and the next.
     
  3. AcrossthePondNic

    AcrossthePondNic Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Hi, sorry to jump in, but London75, it is looking like we can only go at the end of August early September. That is if we can find the money thanks to the price hike.

    But I'm trying not to think about that and stay hopeful. Our hesitation comes from a wonderful late April trip which cannot be repeated until the kids leave school now. It was hot but not humid and pretty quiet. We know August is known for its humidity and rain but is it as 'bad' as some people say? I went late July into August many years ago and didn't question it. But so many people say they wouldn't go in August that they have me wondering if it will be too much for the kids.

    Also what are the crowds like? Is it noticeably quieter than in July?
     
  4. Avatar

    Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  5. Mummycat

    Mummycat Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    270
    We went 2 years ago for 3 wks from around the 10th August and is was very manageable. Fast passes and extra magic hours worked really well and actually got more done and gave us more pool time then on any previous trip. We'd head to the pool after lunch when the heat got to much at the parks. As long as you are prepared for it it doesn't seem as bad if that makes sense-don't forget there's always the ice cold air conditioning in the shops to cool you down/freeze you! :goodvibes
     
    AcrossthePondNic likes this.
  6. AcrossthePondNic

    AcrossthePondNic Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Thanks mummycat. That's what I was hoping would be the response. When we went before we had the kids we never gave it a second thought but if they can't cope with the heat it would be difficult. All I need now is some better prices for 2018 :worship:
     
  7. scoobydooby2016

    scoobydooby2016 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    168
    Has anyone else caved in? Following my post I looked at the income, savings, how I could save more. And booked two weeks at the Beach Club for 2018! Got decent flight prices with a package. I never do packages! Happy days again. I am doing super careful food and clothes shopping for a year though .......
     
  8. AcrossthePondNic

    AcrossthePondNic Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    No I haven't yet sadly. We wanted YC but when we saw the prices we couldn't do it, so we looked at alternatives and ended up back at YC by which time the price has gone up even more (this is WDWTC) as they don't have standard or woodland view rooms showing now so I am waiting to see when they release more. We will be going late August
     
  9. Tahariel

    Tahariel Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    I feel you all (those who can't go just yet). We were fortunate to go last year but now I have to wait till Sept 2019 to go again :sad1:
    I know in comparison it's not that long, but it's still too long. And the price hikes are really worrying me. I had a check for 2018 for when and what we would want, and it's already £800 more than last year. If it keeps up like this, we won't even be able to go 2019...
     
  10. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    24,033
    I used to get the Disney Blues all the time but after almost 40 visits I have little desire to go back for now. If we were going back to Florida it would be down to Key West. We will still get our Disney fix this year with a couple of days at Disneyland CA & a 4 night Disney cruise but no WDW in the foreseeable future.
    Hope you get there soon :)
     
  11. AcrossthePondNic

    AcrossthePondNic Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    40 visits. :love: I would love that. For now I'm just dreaming of Disney and telling my OH that yes we can still afford to go in 2018. The right price will appear.
     
  12. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    27,332
    Wow, Wayne, never thought you'd say that - I remember you used to go several times a year!
     
  13. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    24,033
    Like 2008, 4 times within the year :)
    Many reasons, I feel Disney are being too greedy (I know they are a business to make profit but I feel they have gone too far) Last trip we saw bins overflowing, building work everywhere just spoilt the Magic for me. Plus we have had some amazing trips to the Deep South, found the love of cruising and wanting to spend more time with my Brother (he lives his life split between Turkey & Tenerife) just so much we want to do away from Florida. I am sure we will be back but not for now.
     

Share This Page