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Timeshare presentation in Orlando

Mr.V 811 248 December 8, 2011 at 05:59 AM
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Hello,

We are planning to visit orlando for the first time this december with out 3 year old son, he loves mickey and Diego, which park are good for a 3 year old ?
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I also heard that if you sit in the Timeshare presentations, they give your free passes to these parks, since we are driving and we have an extra day, i was thinking to attend 2 different presentation, one before lunch and one after lunch.

and then use those 4 passes to visit 2 different parks in the following 2 days.

do you think that such is possible ?, if so can i book an where do i book an appointment for such timeshare people who are giving away these free passes ?

I want to plan ahead in scenario since the alternative is too expensive to buy the tickets at gates , so i rather buy online.

TIA

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Being young and broke over the years while loving some Orlando, I have done my fair share of time share presentations, whether to get free tickets to a theme park or just get some quick gas money to head home. Westgate, Mystic Dunes, Orange Lake, etc, you name it, I've done it.

Westgate is probably the toughest of them all, they turn 90 minutes into 3 or 4 hours . . . and the nicer you are, the longer the presentation . . . although you don't want to come off totally rude and uninterested, just keep the replies short and don't get into long stories about yourself . . . they will get rude when you don't buy . . . keep saying no, let them bring in the next guy who has the UNBELIEVEABLE price laugh out loud and say no (and trust me, the price will literally go from like $40,000 to $5,000 . . . its designed that way).

I've actually done 3 in 1 day, made out with $270 and free meals (tho it is never a great meal like they try to insist . . . breakfast is eggs and bagels, lunch is hot dogs, etc.).

Just drive down 192 and keep your eyes open for "Free Disney tickets", or something like that . . . they all offer something . . . in your case the tickets would be better than the cash because the value for 2 adults run close to $200. You also either need to be married or have ID"s that have matching addresses . . . plus a major credit card which they just hold (I forgot why, but they have never charged anything on it). Usually you will pay $20 up front and when you go to the timeshare you get that back plus your gift (securing your reservation).

And with your son being 3 he "technically" needs a childrens ticket for theme park access . . . but unless he is real big for his age you should be able to get him in w/o one. I'm not here to judge anybody's morality, Disney is a multi billionaire company that charges an arm and a leg to get in, food is expensive, parking, merchandise, etc. If saying your child is 2 instead of 3 helps put some extra money in your pocket which you will probably use inside the park anyways, go for it.

Hope it works out for u
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Being young and broke over the years while loving some Orlando, I have done my fair share of time share presentations, whether to get free tickets to a theme park or just get some quick gas money to head home. Westgate, Mystic Dunes, Orange Lake, etc, you name it, I've done it.

Westgate is probably the toughest of them all, they turn 90 minutes into 3 or 4 hours . . . and the nicer you are, the longer the presentation . . . although you don't want to come off totally rude and uninterested, just keep the replies short and don't get into long stories about yourself . . . they will get rude when you don't buy . . . keep saying no, let them bring in the next guy who has the UNBELIEVEABLE price laugh out loud and say no (and trust me, the price will literally go from like $40,000 to $5,000 . . . its designed that way).

I've actually done 3 in 1 day, made out with $270 and free meals (tho it is never a great meal like they try to insist . . . breakfast is eggs and bagels, lunch is hot dogs, etc.).

Just drive down 192 and keep your eyes open for "Free Disney tickets", or something like that . . . they all offer something . . . in your case the tickets would be better than the cash because the value for 2 adults run close to $200. You also either need to be married or have ID"s that have matching addresses . . . plus a major credit card which they just hold (I forgot why, but they have never charged anything on it). Usually you will pay $20 up front and when you go to the timeshare you get that back plus your gift (securing your reservation).

And with your son being 3 he "technically" needs a childrens ticket for theme park access . . . but unless he is real big for his age you should be able to get him in w/o one. I'm not here to judge anybody's morality, Disney is a multi billionaire company that charges an arm and a leg to get in, food is expensive, parking, merchandise, etc. If saying your child is 2 instead of 3 helps put some extra money in your pocket which you will probably use inside the park anyways, go for it.

Hope it works out for u

Thanks so from what i understand i have to drive down the 192 to book an appointment for these presentation ?

there is nothing that i can pre book from here ?

Regards
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Thanks so from what i understand i have to drive down the 192 to book an appointment for these presentation ?

there is nothing that i can pre book from here ?

Regards
Personally I have never it done it that way unless I was staying on property. I think it is harder nowadays to get 2 free theme park tickets w/o staying on property but still possible I would guess . . . alot of times they just offer the cash, $100 or so, but they tend to offer discounted tickets more than the free (say $80 for 2 adult Disney tickets, etc.) http://www.discounthotelskissimme...ckets.html is a website to check, they offer some advanced booking if that is what you prefer.

This past Memorial day weekend, Westgate Lakes gave me a real great rate. 3 bedroom villa with all the trimmings (sleeps 12, i had 11 and we were more than comfortable) for 4 nights with owner privileges and $150 in Orlando Cash for $439 (provided I take the timeshare presentation . . . rate would have been over $1000 had I not did it this way).

The special that I have seen recently is a 4 day / 3 night stay at Calypso Cay Suites for $139 + tax and that includes 2 free Theme Park tickets.

I think it may just be easier to walk inside of a Denny's or a Golden Corral or look for the signs, they have people there to reel you in, offer you tickets/money to take a tour . . . they are everywhere on 192 once you get 5 or so miles within I-4 and the Disney area.

So theoretically, if you have 4 days and 3 nights . . . the day in, you would jump on a Westgate timeshare and get $100. Check in to Calypso Cay . . . and try to knock out the timeshare early the next morning and get your 2 tickets . . . and then you are homefree for the next 2 nights and you would check out on day 4.

Trust me it isn't as easy as it may sound and don't underestimate how tiring a timeshare presentation can be . . . but you can definitely save money.
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Personally I have never it done it that way unless I was staying on property. I think it is harder nowadays to get 2 free theme park tickets w/o staying on property but still possible I would guess . . . alot of times they just offer the cash, $100 or so, but they tend to offer discounted tickets more than the free (say $80 for 2 adult Disney tickets, etc.) http://www.discounthotelskissimme...ckets.html is a website to check, they offer some advanced booking if that is what you prefer.

This past Memorial day weekend, Westgate Lakes gave me a real great rate. 3 bedroom villa with all the trimmings (sleeps 12, i had 11 and we were more than comfortable) for 4 nights with owner privileges and $150 in Orlando Cash for $439 (provided I take the timeshare presentation . . . rate would have been over $1000 had I not did it this way).

The special that I have seen recently is a 4 day / 3 night stay at Calypso Cay Suites for $139 + tax and that includes 2 free Theme Park tickets.

I think it may just be easier to walk inside of a Denny's or a Golden Corral or look for the signs, they have people there to reel you in, offer you tickets/money to take a tour . . . they are everywhere on 192 once you get 5 or so miles within I-4 and the Disney area.

So theoretically, if you have 4 days and 3 nights . . . the day in, you would jump on a Westgate timeshare and get $100. Check in to Calypso Cay . . . and try to knock out the timeshare early the next morning and get your 2 tickets . . . and then you are homefree for the next 2 nights and you would check out on day 4.

Trust me it isn't as easy as it may sound and don't underestimate how tiring a timeshare presentation can be . . . but you can definitely save money.

ti checked out few reviews on calypso cay, and in such deal, they dont give you the timeshare presentation on the next day of your visit, they probably give you towards the end. or middle of your stay, which can ruin the whole plan
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ti checked out few reviews on calypso cay, and in such deal, they dont give you the timeshare presentation on the next day of your visit, they probably give you towards the end. or middle of your stay, which can ruin the whole plan
I agree with that, Westgate let me choose my booking time, as long as it wasn't the day of arrival or departure . . . but in my case, I had access to the funds prior to taking the tour. Definitely want to read all of the fine print when doing any deal like this and ask the necessary questions.

Calypso Cay is pretty nice, especially if you haven't been to alot of the Orlando resorts/villas like I have . . . you may go there and think its incredible, especially if they give you a nice villa, which they are suppose to do if you are taking a tour.

My advice still remains . . . Priceline a hotel for your stay and keep your eyes peeled on 192 . . . you will find what you are looking for.
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Props to the guy who did 3 in 1 day. impressive!!!
Try and negotiate for best/most gifts, dont always take first offer. Here in mexico there is lots of room to negotiate for more.
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