Discuss Orland Villa ? in Travel on The Army Rumour Service; Car hire edit: I stated above that I recommend carhire 3000. I have honestly to find better, there may be a couple of quid in it either way sometimes between them and other agencies but ...
Car hire edit: I stated above that I recommend carhire 3000. I have honestly to find better, there may be a couple of quid in it either way sometimes between them and other agencies but they are good to go with. Whatever option you go with make sure that you have all the options you want booked and paid for in the UK before departure. Adding to a booking in the USA will be charged to you at local rates which are 'spensive. I always go for the gold option as it is use and forget, fully comp with a free tank of juice thrown in.........just drop it back at the airport, leave the keys in it and walk away.
The agent will try to add things to your booking at the counter - bigger car, more insurance, lost key insurance etc, etc. Be aware they pull in 30% commission so they will try it on.
They may also try to get you to upgrade to a bigger car and be a little bit more pushy. This generally means that they don't have what you ordered and rather than give you a free upgrade they try to get you to pay for it ................ so they get their 30% commission.
If you need a kiddy seat for the car you are better off buying one in walmart for the duration and just abandoning it in the car when you leave. Its cheaper.
If you need a GPS don't hire one just get the SE mapping USA software uploaded onto yours or onto an iPhone.
Be aware they drive like ferkin Italians here in Florida. My driving test here took 8 minutes around the car park of the licensing centre - I shit thee not. The lack of driver training and roadmanship shows in the level of accidents they have here.
Speed traps: Do not speed, 10mph over the limit is accepted in most cases, but anymore than that and Deputy Dawg will be on you - Orlando and surrounding area is well known as a speed trap. Plod here drives loads of marked cars and the unmarked ones tend to be Dodge Chargers or Ford Explorers.
Food shopping for your stay: Walmart is for Hillbillies, ok for basics but thats it. Publix and Winn Dixie provide better options and is a tad more like Waitrose/Tesco. Publix have and ethnic foods section that sells things like HP sauce, Heinz beans, rich tea biscuits and Brit chocy bars .... which oddly the septics love if they ever try them and then never go back to Hersheys again.
I'm looking at taking the family to Orlando next year (April) and wondered if anyone on here could recommend a villa/website? I've been on Moneysavingexpert.com but wondered if anyone knew of any military discounts or had any recommendations?
Cant help you. Orlando is a fucking shithole and full of children. I fucking hate children almost as much as I hate the fucking Welsh. Sheep shagging dwarves.
The Welsh. Not children. Obviously. Unless someone has something they would care to share with the group?
Heres the deal. A chum of mine was once in the Army. He wore a squashed red hat with what appear to be RAF wings on it. So I assume he was in the RAF. One hates to pry.
So one night we are cracking on about cunts who bat on about their time in the army and how fucking naff it is to wear a regimental T shirt when out. And my chum says "Except when I go to Disney World". He goes once a year with Doris and sprogs. Wearing his regimental T shirt.
The Septics go bonkers about anything military. Tying yellow ribbons about things and clapping as a bunch of cunts in uniform breeze to the front of any queue. Creepy bastards.
According to my chum, his regimental T shirt has got him and his family free meals, invitations to BBQ's, free get-ins to places, bought drinks in bars... all sorts.
Personally I prefer Miami and the west coast of Florida, five star plus with adequate security so I do not have to talk to Septics beyond what is strictly necessary. But yeah, wear a naff regimental T shirt and you'll be quids in.
To add to that -ask for discounts everywhere. Don't be embarrassed. Every Yank is on it and they always do military discounts. Hotels, restaurants, car hire.
If you're going to Disneyland with young children DON'T go to the animal one - it's like a shitty zoo, with less animals and less space. DO ask to ride in the driver's cabin on the monorail that takes you round the disney site. It's a great view and the children will love it.