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Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By mike4scuba
Should be ok with TR have used before and were ok...

Should be ok with TR have used before and were ok

Also
Travel Republic is owned by the air services provider, dnata World Travel, which is a part of the Emirates Group
Forum: General Chat 2 Dec 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By mike4scuba
No security app needed. Samsung phones have Knox...

No security app needed. Samsung phones have Knox security built in.

Apps are a personal pref
Forum: Accommodation 2 Dec 20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
looking at the overall plan of cabana hotel i am...

looking at the overall plan of cabana hotel i am thinking that there would be multiple views of volcano bay along with the pools and volcano bay only from the towers nearest volcano bay (highlighted...
Forum: Accommodation 2 Dec 20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
this is the room type i booked. i hope it is the...

this is the room type i booked. i hope it is the volcano view as i could have booked a basic pool view for less

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/73661/deb2725e74ea67.jpg

looking at...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Dec 20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By mike4scuba
we are still undecided about having a car for our...

we are still undecided about having a car for our full holiday. i suppose i could book one when they drop again and have that price locked in. can always cancel nearer the time if need be
Forum: Accommodation 2 Dec 20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
Volcano bay view rooms are supposed to be the...

Volcano bay view rooms are supposed to be the best.
Are you staying with travel republic
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Dec 20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By mike4scuba
Sept price jump

Was looking before the weekend at car hire for 16 in sept which was coming out from 400
Looked again today and they are from 600 why the massive hike ?
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
Wonder if he was mixing up early entry with...

Wonder if he was mixing up early entry with express pass like you get at the 3 upper range hotels.

As far as I remember you only show the people at the park gate your room key.

From Universal...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mike4scuba
Don't forget to add my commission 😉

Don't forget to add my commission 😉
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mike4scuba
Basically need to cancel the booking for free and...

Basically need to cancel the booking for free and rebook where you see the cheaper price

In the last month or so have gone from virgin holidays to universal direct to travel Republic saving around...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mike4scuba
also if the price drops elsewhere or on their...

also if the price drops elsewhere or on their website you can cancel and rebook for free. lts win win

parking is around $18 a night if i remember right

stayed there a few years back, great...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
yes as you are staying in a universal hotel. ...

yes as you are staying in a universal hotel.

you can also use the top universals hotel pools as well unlike disney ;)
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mike4scuba
Have been informed that they are not ABTA or ATOL...

Have been informed that they are not ABTA or ATOL bonded as they are a spanish company.
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
Rang them to see if they would price match...

Rang them to see if they would price match stayforlong.com took around 7 mins to speak to someone and unfortunately would not price match as the other company were not abta and atol bonded

I asked...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mike4scuba
cabana bay good deal

had an email from travel republic. they have got some great deals at the moment

universal cabana bay for 16 nights in sept was 1260 with volcano views

15 down and the rest to pay before you...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Dec 20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mike4scuba
travel republic have some great discounts on this...

travel republic have some great discounts on this hotel at the moment
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Nov 20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By mike4scuba
Florida covid cases 1 million

Florida approaches 1 million COVID-19 infections to date, with over 54,000 new cases reported in past week
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Nov 20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By mike4scuba
Does the Uber app work in all countries and if...

Does the Uber app work in all countries and if you get a voucher say 10 off your next ride will the voucher work in usa
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By mike4scuba
Can you not go with a friend

Can you not go with a friend
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mike4scuba
we had annual tickets from nov 2019 and due to...

we had annual tickets from nov 2019 and due to covid they put them on hold. we can go back anytime and once activated on first visit to the park we have seven months remaining.

if you are only...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mike4scuba
Yes you pay the first night as a deposit and the...

Yes you pay the first night as a deposit and the remainder when you check in

Tbh I like a bargain and was tempted with their price but wanted less stress and security so booked direct.

As the...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mike4scuba
Also if you book a universal hotel keep an eye on...

Also if you book a universal hotel keep an eye on the hotel rates on the universal site. We spoke to a lady at universal and she said she would modify our booking if rates became cheaper

Universal...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Nov 20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By mike4scuba
Getting to and from airport to universal

What do most people do when they they need to get from Orlando airport to universal hotels and don't want to hire a car for the length of their stay.

I have looked at 3 options

Hire a car for a...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By mike4scuba
Premier Inn the night before flight

We have booked 1 night before our flight for sept just so we have a reservation at this time. Opted for the more expensive tarif so we can cancel anytime and pay at the hotel

When does...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mike4scuba
We will be there from the 10th to the 26th...

We will be there from the 10th to the 26th fingers crossed
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mike4scuba
We looked at this company to book cabana bay next...

We looked at this company to book cabana bay next sept but something told me they were cheaper for a reason. We looked at some of the online reviews and felt uneasy so went with my gut and didn't...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Nov 20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mike4scuba
The only one we found that was cheaper was a...

The only one we found that was cheaper was a company called stayforlong.com
We looked at some reviews that weren't very good so decided to book direct as I figured universal we be an easier company...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Nov 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mike4scuba
We have booked CB for next sept direct with...

We have booked CB for next sept direct with universal. Was cheaper than the compare websites. Pay first night and the rest when you get to the hotel.
If you are hiring a car look at virgin holidays...
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mike4scuba
Poor Santa

Santa may be held up this year

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/73661/e3a09da82f1280.jpg
Forum: Tickets 27 Nov 20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By mike4scuba
Also discounts on hotels and food and merchandise

Also discounts on hotels and food and merchandise
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Nov 20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By mike4scuba
We are flying UC with virgin and choose seats 3a...

We are flying UC with virgin and choose seats 3a and 5a both window seats
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Nov 20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By mike4scuba
Nice motor. Watched a documentary about the...

Nice motor. Watched a documentary about the design and making of the i-pace on Netflix
Tbh it was more like an extended commercial
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Nov 20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By mike4scuba
Any sign of them hiring a Tesla. What a great...

Any sign of them hiring a Tesla. What a great test drive
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Nov 20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By mike4scuba
How long before

How long before we start hiring electric vehicles for our vacations to Florida.
Can't be to long before they start appearing and the rows and rows of chargers at the Disney parks
Maybe in years to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Nov 20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,113
Posted By mike4scuba
We have stayed at shingle creek a few years back...

We have stayed at shingle creek a few years back and loved the place.
Was looking this year to book direct or via trivago.
Emailed shingle creek to ask about parking so it's worth looking at virgin...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Nov 20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By mike4scuba
Agh so by looking online at Virgin Atlantic the...

Agh so by looking online at Virgin Atlantic the "view seats" is not a true reflection of what seats are actually available but a way for the airline to make you think they are so you book them.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By mike4scuba
But it does show how easy it is to make people...

But it does show how easy it is to make people believe what they see in the media or on the internet.

Watched a great programme on Netflix on how information is used to manipulate us

"The...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Nov 20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By mike4scuba
Dole whip

Has anyone made Dole whip at home from Disney's recipe


Disney has shared how to make its famous Dole Whip at home

The recipe only requires three ingredients: vanilla ice cream, pineapple...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By mike4scuba
Sony Playstation owners lol

Sony Playstation owners lol
Forum: Tickets 22 Nov 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By mike4scuba
Disney tickets start and finish dates

Read on the dibb a while ago you end up with 15 days park entry but can't remember the full details.

If we go at dinner time on 11th September would our last day of entry be the 25th September or...
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