@#$% Gas Prices - Will they impact your trip?

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@#$% Gas Prices - Will they impact your trip?

Lizzy's mouth is salty today!

So, on the heels of my post asking if I'm the ONLY one who ALWAYS overpacks for any trip - esp a trip to WDW - I'm wondering: who drives to WDW, vs who flies? Those of you who drive - do you foresee the rising cost of gas as being a deterrant to near future trips?

Will gas prices cause you to cut corners in other places? If so, what's the first thing to go?

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We always drive....and gas here is up to $4/gallon. Sad

We will have to probably cut corners for our fall trip and still trying to figure out what!

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Not me! Being only a couple of hours away it's no biggy. I'll be staying at the CSR the end of May for an Elk's convention. My son-in-law is an officer so his room is paid. I will stay with them but not go to any meetings. I will sure bring my appitite to the hospitality room though. This will be the first trip ever that I don't have to pay for the room. More money for eating and buying gas.
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We drive. and we'll have the same salty mouth every time we stop to fill up along the way, but otherwise, it is what it is and it won't change anything relative to our upcoming trip.

Side note - I love salty mouth Lizzy B! A woman after my own heart muchlove hee hee.

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Hey Joe, nice seeing you on again! Glad to here your going back again so soon, I'm jealous. We drive all the time too, but I dont see if effecting anything with our trip, just gota pay more for gas. The unfortunate part about the gas prices it that it will effect more then just travel. I imagine prices will going up on everything because of it.

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We are just as likely to fly as drive, in fact last time we drove and this time we are flying because we got a good deal on JetBlue that is actually cheaper than driving and staying in Hotels along the way. The only drawback to flying is packing less luggage than in a car.

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Ah, Jeff - be still my heart Smile You should have heard me just now, killing a GIANT spider! Half salty, half praying.

Ok - so I think I've corrected every single stupid typo in my original post - keep answering! I'm so encouraged that y'all will still come to my little part of the world, even with soaring gas. So you don't eat the week before you come? No big deal Smile

(Joe - YAY! Glad you'll be back so soon!)

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We are going to be flying but the gas prices are still having an impact on our trip. Having to budget more to cover the gas (my husband commutes to work to... :0P) it is making it a little harder to save for extra trip money.. Bleh!

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Weve been booked since last November I believe, so were in it no matter what! BRING IT ON GAS!!!! YOUR NOT GOING TO TURN US AWAY FROM OUR ONE TRIP TO PARADISE!!!!!!

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I like all the expletives this evening! Makes like a little saucy!

We drive..personally I am glad we canceled our trip that would take place in a few weeks. It takes about 70 to fill up my Pilot these days. I drive as LITTLE as possible. Crazy..SC gas prices are pretty low compared to elsewhere..something about our taxes or something..anyway..we are up to $3.75 a gallon. $3.75?!?!?! &@*@^@! That's how I feel about that.

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Bella... I payed 4.26 today.... cost me 60 bucks to fill up my tank.... not happy.... mad

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we fly....we don't drive

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Guys, you have it EASY.

Gas, or Petrol as we call it is around 1.37GBP a litre here, thats 5.18GBP per US Gal (a UK Gal is different to a US Gal). At todays exchange rates thats about 9.50USD per US Gal. What's really shocking is over 70% of that is tax.

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Tony - I often recall that you in Europe (and just about everywhere else) have it worse. If gas were that high here, I would have figured out how to get both of my kids safely on a scooter a LONG time ago.

Bella - I LOVE that about SC! And gas is over $3.80 here, and over $4 in WV already. I have a Honda, too - but when it gets this high, even our relatively fuel efficient cars don't seem to cut it (although hubs drives the Civic, so he does pretty well...)

Time to break out the bike again for local errands!

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Somehow I for see gas prices going down soon. To get a good deal on flights we have to drive and have a road trip before and after out trip but it's all an adventure I think.

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I have driven a few times to Disney World. I prefer to fly though. It is a lot quicker. I spend just as much on gas, food, and overnight hotel stays that I do for a plane ticket, so it averages out as far as price is concerned...the plane tickets might be a little bit more..but really not that much... I think my last trip I researched how much it would cost for flying verses driving...I believe flying was only about 25 dollars more..so I picked flying... of course when I figure the price for driving.. I figure the trip there and the trip home too. I also figure price of hotels, gas prices..how many times I will have to stop for gas, how much money I will need for food on the road trip..etc....for example..I usually stop for gas 3 times. I fill up when my car gets a little bit past half..I usually spend about 20-25 dollars each time I fill up that's 60-75 dollars... 120-150 dollars for a round trip...the hotel stays are anywhere from 50-90 dollars. I stay overnight once coming and once going back home...that is 100-180 for a round trip. So far I have spent 220-330 dollars and I haven't even factored in food yet. I can just about buy a plane ticket for that much.

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JustCar wrote:
Somehow I for see gas prices going down soon. To get a good deal on flights we have to drive and have a road trip before and after out trip but it's all an adventure I think.

True, and...

davidr wrote:
I have driven a few times to Disney World. I prefer to fly though. It is a lot quicker. I spend just as much on gas, food, and overnight hotel stays that I do for a plane ticket, so it averages out as far as price is concerned...the plane tickets might be a little bit more..but really not that much... I think my last trip I researched how much it would cost for flying verses driving...I believe flying was only about 25 dollars more..so I picked flying... of course when I figure the price for driving.. I figure the trip there and the trip home too. I also figure price of hotels, gas prices..how many times I will have to stop for gas, how much money I will need for food on the road trip..etc....for example..I usually stop for gas 3 times. I fill up when my car gets a little bit past half..I usually spend about 20-25 dollars each time I fill up that's 60-75 dollars... 120-150 dollars for a round trip...the hotel stays are anywhere from 50-90 dollars. I stay overnight once coming and once going back home...that is 100-180 for a round trip. So far I have spent 220-330 dollars and I haven't even factored in food yet. I can just about buy a plane ticket for that much.

True.

I think the cool thing about Disney, especially if you're staying on property, is that it's truly a destination where a car is optional. We'd like to do a trip to San Francisco and wine country, but I know we'll have to rent a car once there, and I'm concerned about mounting costs for all of that. Sigh...maybe we'll just go to Epcot, ride Soarin', and eat at California Grill! awesome

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Lizzy_B wrote:
JustCar wrote:
Somehow I for see gas prices going down soon. To get a good deal on flights we have to drive and have a road trip before and after out trip but it's all an adventure I think.

True, and...

davidr wrote:
I have driven a few times to Disney World. I prefer to fly though. It is a lot quicker. I spend just as much on gas, food, and overnight hotel stays that I do for a plane ticket, so it averages out as far as price is concerned...the plane tickets might be a little bit more..but really not that much... I think my last trip I researched how much it would cost for flying verses driving...I believe flying was only about 25 dollars more..so I picked flying... of course when I figure the price for driving.. I figure the trip there and the trip home too. I also figure price of hotels, gas prices..how many times I will have to stop for gas, how much money I will need for food on the road trip..etc....for example..I usually stop for gas 3 times. I fill up when my car gets a little bit past half..I usually spend about 20-25 dollars each time I fill up that's 60-75 dollars... 120-150 dollars for a round trip...the hotel stays are anywhere from 50-90 dollars. I stay overnight once coming and once going back home...that is 100-180 for a round trip. So far I have spent 220-330 dollars and I haven't even factored in food yet. I can just about buy a plane ticket for that much.

True.

I think the cool thing about Disney, especially if you're staying on property, is that it's truly a destination where a car is optional. We'd like to do a trip to San Francisco and wine country, but I know we'll have to rent a car once there, and I'm concerned about mounting costs for all of that. Sigh...maybe we'll just go to Epcot, ride Soarin', and eat at California Grill! awesome

Epcot and California Grill? sounds like a plan! and I agree... it is great to go to a place like Disney World where you don't have to do a lot of driving around yourself..just relax and let Disney transportation take you where you need to go

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Tony wrote:
Guys, you have it EASY.

Gas, or Petrol as we call it is around 1.37GBP a litre here, thats 5.18GBP per US Gal (a UK Gal is different to a US Gal). At todays exchange rates thats about 9.50USD per US Gal. What's really shocking is over 70% of that is tax.

Fortunately you guys tend to compensate with better public transit. Although I don't have much knowledge about public transit outside of London. Is it serviceable?

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cdub wrote:
Tony wrote:
Guys, you have it EASY.

Gas, or Petrol as we call it is around 1.37GBP a litre here, thats 5.18GBP per US Gal (a UK Gal is different to a US Gal). At todays exchange rates thats about 9.50USD per US Gal. What's really shocking is over 70% of that is tax.

Fortunately you guys tend to compensate with better public transit. Although I don't have much knowledge about public transit outside of London. Is it serviceable?

Public transport in the bigger towns and cities is OK here, London's underground trains are really good, but smaller towns and getting from one town to another if they are not on the same train line or bus route can be tricky.

For example, it takes me 40 minutes to drive to work on mostly minor roads. It would take over 2 hours and involve a bus/walk/train/walk/bus/walk to get there using public transport assuming that the scheduled times fitted together.

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