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Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Oct 19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,633
Posted By Lumiere
Having previously lived in Australia for a few...

Having previously lived in Australia for a few years (Nelson Bay NSW if anybody knows it) I'd echo what people have said already about visiting Manly on the ferry. It's a great place to spend a day -...
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,236
Posted By Lumiere
Interesting thread, we flew back on the 19th...

Interesting thread, we flew back on the 19th September this year - the weather had been perfect and the whole holiday went to plan but something just didn't feel the same this year?
I certainly...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 3 Oct 19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lumiere
We went for the first time a few weeks ago, we...

We went for the first time a few weeks ago, we just went for the day and wished we had booked to stay overnight in the end.
If I were to do it as a day trip again, I wouldn't set off until well into...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 29 Aug 19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 87,754
Posted By Lumiere
Did you see much of a knock on effort to your...

Did you see much of a knock on effort to your flight? As in delays etc.?
Forum: Hurricane Advice 29 Aug 19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 87,754
Posted By Lumiere
Correct on the 2 days, everything closed at 9pm...

Correct on the 2 days, everything closed at 9pm Saturday night, and reopened Tuesday morning - Considering the size of Irma, there wasn't a huge amount of damage to the parks. Hopefully Dorian isnt...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Aug 19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Lumiere
We saw the MNSSHP and although impressive, we did...

We saw the MNSSHP and although impressive, we did feel like we spent quite a while waiting around after our meal for the fireworks to start due to them being an hour later.
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,215
Posted By Lumiere
Maybe that's where I arent seeing the drop in...

Maybe that's where I arent seeing the drop in quality then as the pairs I own were still made in the USA?
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,215
Posted By Lumiere
Worth remembering that Luxottica also own...

Worth remembering that Luxottica also own Ray-Ban.
I've far too many pairs of sunglasses but my go to pair is still the Oakley Holbrooks with the mirrored and polarized lenses I bought last year -...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Lumiere
I think the ban on laptops in the cabin was only...

I think the ban on laptops in the cabin was only temporary due to some information the US had recieved at the time. I believe it's back to normal now and the only requirement is you have to be able...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Aug 19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,098
Posted By Lumiere
K92.3 - Orlando's Number 1 for New Country ;)

K92.3 - Orlando's Number 1 for New Country ;)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Aug 19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lumiere
Exactly Mick, either way it's not going to break...

Exactly Mick, either way it's not going to break the bank.
Hopefully it becomes a successful system, and it may even force the hire car companies hands to cut their fees!
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Aug 19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Lumiere
Have a quick look on their website, you can find...

Have a quick look on their website, you can find individual stores and some things will show you the price, and how many they have in stock.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Aug 19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lumiere
I think like others, I'll just give it a go! ...

I think like others, I'll just give it a go!
Worst case is I get charged twice but the VTP site has a contact number for if that happens. It's obviously a new system so there may well be teething...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 22 Aug 19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Lumiere
Never even realised Walgreens sold alcohol, worth...

Never even realised Walgreens sold alcohol, worth noting as there is one round the corner from our Villa - and i've found WalMart to be quite expensive for alcohol.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lumiere
I'm thinking of using the VTP for our trip, just...

I'm thinking of using the VTP for our trip, just worried that I end up paying twice through Avis and then through the Toll Pass. Has anyone actually used it yet on here?
Forum: Tickets 20 Aug 19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Lumiere
Best price we found a few weeks ago was at...

Best price we found a few weeks ago was at ThemeParkTickets (www.themeparktickets.co.uk) - A quick look shows they've gone up in price slightly since we purchased ours though.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Aug 19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Lumiere
Certainly for The Beauty & The Beast show, then...

Certainly for The Beauty & The Beast show, then the fast pass section is just the best viewing area as its right in the middle, but we've never wasted FPs as we've always got a decent seat.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Aug 19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Lumiere
You tend to just get a good spot middle and...

You tend to just get a good spot middle and centre for the shows. Particularly good for the Fantasmic show in my opinion when we do the dining package.
I may be mistaken but I'm sure there is a fast...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Aug 19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,464
Posted By Lumiere
I'm biased as we've always stayed at Marriott...

I'm biased as we've always stayed at Marriott Grande Vista and love it there, although this year we are trying Marriott Cypress Harbour so opinions may change!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Aug 19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,814
Posted By Lumiere
I've used them on all my previous trips, and I'm...

I've used them on all my previous trips, and I'm using them again next month - I've never had any problems but then again I've always booked direct.
If it's your first time using preferred you will...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 15 Aug 19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Poll: Barbeque
Views: 4,673
Posted By Lumiere
I was ever the advocate for charcoal BBQ's but...

I was ever the advocate for charcoal BBQ's but after having a gas one, I much prefer how easy it is to just fire up and use it, far better for those summer evenings after work when you just fancy a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Aug 19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,808
Posted By Lumiere
Have done September 3 times, and will be there...

Have done September 3 times, and will be there again this September. Barring hurricane Irma in 2017 the weather is usually still very good, and we've found the crowd levels to be pretty good.
HS...
Forum: TV and Film 8 Aug 19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Lumiere
:erm: After looking at the selection - even with...

:erm: After looking at the selection - even with premium, I think I'll put some stuff onto my iPad instead!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 8 Aug 19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Lumiere
Has anybody actually used it? If I linked it to...

Has anybody actually used it? If I linked it to Paypal and paid using my UK debit card - Would I be charged a foreign transaction fee?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 8 Aug 19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Lumiere
https://www.lyft.com/promo-coupon-code-free-rides...

https://www.lyft.com/promo-coupon-code-free-rides

Just been looking myself, think I may use it a few times this year!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Aug 19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Lumiere
Free with your park entry, although you can get...

Free with your park entry, although you can get reserved seating if you book one of the 'Eat to the beat' packages I believe.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 25 Jul 19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,912
Posted By Lumiere
Are those teeth whitening strips any good? Was...

Are those teeth whitening strips any good? Was meant to pick some up last time we went but totally forgot.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jul 19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,835
Posted By Lumiere
Horses for courses, we always hire a car - But I...

Horses for courses, we always hire a car - But I quite enjoy driving, plus we usually stay at Marriot Grande Vista so it's not exactly well connected transport wise. I enjoy the flexibility of not...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jul 19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,846
Posted By Lumiere
Usually arrive late on an evening for one reason...

Usually arrive late on an evening for one reason or another so, unpack - fall asleep hungry and dehydrated! Wake up nice and early to grab some coffee's while DW gets up. Then head to Magic Kingdom...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 25 Jul 19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,912
Posted By Lumiere
Edward's Turtle Pie... I always buy a big one at...

Edward's Turtle Pie... I always buy a big one at the start of the holiday for the freezer and crack away at it through the holiday!
Forum: General Chat 24 Jul 19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,244
Posted By Lumiere
Extremely jealous of this, where I am is forecast...

Extremely jealous of this, where I am is forecast to be 37 degrees when I come onto shift - So it's likely to be 40 plus degrees inside our place of work!...I doubt much will be getting done.
Forum: General Chat 30 May 19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By Lumiere
Not tried Ultrasun but nowadays I always use p20...

Not tried Ultrasun but nowadays I always use p20 - don't think I've ever burnt whilst using it, even when I've put it on in the morning and been out in the blazing sun all day.
Only negative is its...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 May 19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Lumiere
Used it last week when I flew to Portugal, it's...

Used it last week when I flew to Portugal, it's easy to navigate to despite all the building work and it had plenty of spaces.
We booked there but actually ended up flying out of T3 at the opposite...
Forum: Accommodation 29 May 19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By Lumiere
We still need to book a night at Universal, we...

We still need to book a night at Universal, we did club level at HRH last time and I was really impressed. Is Portofino that much better?
Forum: General Chat 29 May 19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,914
Posted By Lumiere
I'm biased towards Labradors, but with any breed...

I'm biased towards Labradors, but with any breed - there's so many variables.
Ours is a working Labrador and at 2 years old is still very highly strung and wouldn't be great if we had small children...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 2 May 19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By Lumiere
I've been using MuscleFood for a few years now,...

I've been using MuscleFood for a few years now, their chicken has always been better than most supermarkets, and a fraction of the price - when it arrives we just bag them up in pairs and freeze...
Forum: General Chat 7 Feb 19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Lumiere
Always swore by Bushmans when I lived in...

Always swore by Bushmans when I lived in Australia (Granted it would melt flip flops!), mozzies tend to leave me alone anyway - but sandflies seemed to love me!
Forum: General Chat 30 Jan 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,964
Posted By Lumiere
Generally I just dislike people on planes, they...

Generally I just dislike people on planes, they seem to instantly make me grumpy! But I do seem to get sat near some awful people, I usually just stick my headphones in as soon as I board and try to...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Jan 19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By Lumiere
Has anybody used Expedia for hire cars? They've...

Has anybody used Expedia for hire cars? They've got some decent deals on there but it seems quite convoluted as to what is actually included insurance wise?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Lumiere
Seem's reasonable, not that they ever seemed to...

Seem's reasonable, not that they ever seemed to mind if you're early - If you put your flight number they'll know when you landed or if you were delayed etc.
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