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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Grant_C » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:01 am

Any more flights below £400?
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:49 am

Grant_C wrote:Any more flights below £400?


Sweet FA at the moment. Looks like you have to go Finnair to even get below £500. Virgin are all £620+ (and they've come down in the last week). BA are doing something not far over £500.

Sadly, I've reached the conclusion that I'm not willing to spunk £6k on this trip. If it was just me I could do it sub £1k and keep it to a week there but with the family, Disney and making it nearer a 3 weeker takes it to silly money and £6k is a once in five year holiday, not an every 12 months thing.

Never mind, means I'll be able to swing a trip to Star Wars Land in 2018.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:38 pm

Huge thanks to robpmarsh for the tip. Booked myself and James up. Flying out of gatwick on vs27 on the Tuesday with rob and Jason and staying 7 nights at Rosen inn pointe Orlando.

We are sharing a room and it has worked out at £710 each with the flights, transfers and gatwick v room passes. The flight back is overnight Tuesday/Wednesday so we will effectively have 3 days to do tourist stuff.

This is a cracking deal for flights and accom, considering flights with two stop overs are £500 and this has pretty decent accommodation 1km from the convention centre. It doesn't have breakfast but I have found the local I hop so it's all ok.

Deals are still avaliable. They are going up but two of you sharing should get in for £750 each I think.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Grant_C » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:52 pm

Hotel Booked- (Big thank you to Richard)

Flight Booked-

Outbound:

Manchester 06:45am- Orlando 17:30 (Via Paris and Atlanta)

Inbound

Orlando 20:30- Manchester 16:20 (Via Atlanta and Paris)

Hotel: £100
Flights: £385

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby andygo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:12 pm

Are you in the Orlando met grant ?

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Richard_H » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Yes, he's with me and hopefully Jez and Stu if they can make it
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby andygo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:52 pm

Beer on !!!! :-)

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:12 pm

This is starting to gain an awesome amount of momentum now.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Grant_C » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:20 pm

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby robpmarsh » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:12 pm

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby lukerbl » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:08 pm

Hi guys. I'm new to the forum. Thought I'd sign up and try and get to know a few people in case anyone fancied meeting up in Orlando as I'm travelling from Bristol and I'll be there on my own :) I went to SWCE on the Friday and then got surprised by my other half with a ticket and money for flights. I'm all booked and waiting for April!

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:45 pm

lukerbl wrote:Hi guys. I'm new to the forum. Thought I'd sign up and try and get to know a few people in case anyone fancied meeting up in Orlando as I'm travelling from Bristol and I'll be there on my own :) I went to SWCE on the Friday and then got surprised by my other half with a ticket and money for flights. I'm all booked and waiting for April!


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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby mr_palitoy » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:16 pm

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby Dorsetmark » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:13 pm

Looks like I'm going, but have had to promise and take the misses on a shopping trip out there too :?

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 8 Orlando April 13th - 16th 2017

Postby afsupplies » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:34 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:Huge thanks to robpmarsh for the tip. Booked myself and James up. Flying out of gatwick on vs27 on the Tuesday with rob and Jason and staying 7 nights at Rosen inn pointe Orlando.


I stayed at the Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando about 5 years ago. Nice enough for the price, nothing stellar, reasonably clean and quiet. It's a fantastic location for getting to Universal and ok for Disney and there's tons to do at night at the Pointe. Went to Florida last year too and there's even more to do there now. Restaurants, cinema, bars, mini-golf, the Orlando Eye (which wasn't that great), Madame Tussauds, Sea Life centre... Can't go wrong.

Only downside is Disney is a bit of an arse to get to if you aren't driving. It's a 2 bus journey then either monorail, boat or another bus to the actual parks. The buses are pretty frequent though.
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