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2021 Orlando Hamcation,

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by M0KED, Feb 25, 2020.

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  1. M0KED

    M0KED Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi from accross the pond, my family are treating me to a trip to Hamcation next year, I just wanted to ask those that have attended previously if it's worth buying the tickets in advance, rather than on the day? Is there an 'express' entrance for example? Thanks for any advice!

    M0KED, Lincoln, U.K.
     
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  2. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Other than saving a bit of money, I don’t see any advantage to ordering tickets in advance. I usually drive down for one day and buy when I get there. The line to get in is never too bad, especially on Friday mornings.

    Hope you enjoy your trip. And remember, Cape Canaveral is just a short drive from Orlando, you should plan on spending a day there if you can.
     
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  3. W4RLS

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    If you plan on attending Hamcation when it opens, you might want to get tickets early. This year (2020) they only had the main ticket booth open, where in all other years, they had a secondary booth open at the other end of the buildings. I saw a YouTube video that was made at opening time, and there were easily 200-300 people in line. I arrived later, around 11:00 AM as I travelled in from Tampa. By that time, there was no line at all.
     
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  4. M0KED

    M0KED Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the information guys, looking forward to making the trip, assuming we're back to normal by then!
     
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  5. K0UO

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    Got got mine online early for 2020/ I am sure glad I went, because it's the only hamfest I'm going to make this yesr, with cv19. We took RV and stayed on location, that's the way to go if you can.
    Great fun in the RV parking area after hours
     
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  6. KE4ITL

    KE4ITL Ham Member QRZ Page

    FWIW, when my son and I arrived right after opening on Friday, the line at the ticket booth was VERY long. Since we had bought our tickets by mail, we were able to skip the line and walk right in.
     
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