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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Aug 19, 09:33 PM
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Posted By tonymc
Another thanks from me as well.

Another thanks from me as well.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Aug 19, 07:28 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By tonymc
I was just going to post a similar question as to...

I was just going to post a similar question as to whether you could use your snack credits at the various stalls.

Are all items at the F&W carts classed as snacks, as when we are there in November...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Aug 19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By tonymc
When we visited a few years ago, we booked a one...

When we visited a few years ago, we booked a one bed condo through hotels.com just across the road from Marina del Rey (and a Cheesecake Factory). Only a 10 minute walk from Venice Beach, and around...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Aug 19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By tonymc
When we visited Canada a few years ago, we did...

When we visited Canada a few years ago, we did both East and West Coasts over 2 weeks.

Started off flying into Toronto, picked up a car on our penultimate day to drive to Niagara, then drove up...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Aug 19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By tonymc
I suspected as much, but thanks for confirming.

I suspected as much, but thanks for confirming.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Aug 19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By tonymc
Speciality Coffees with Refillable Mug

I suspect the answer is no, but worth checking - can you use the refillable mug for speciality coffee (latte, cappuccino etc) at the value resort food courts? Or is it just the plain coffee.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Aug 19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By tonymc
Just to note that usually you have to use equal...

Just to note that usually you have to use equal amounts of miles from each account. For example, if your two flights are 90k miles, then its 45k miles from each account.

However, the VA Flying...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jul 19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By tonymc
Its also worth checking prices on the Delta...

Its also worth checking prices on the Delta website, as they codeshare with VA. One year, we saved over 1,000 flying PE MAN-MCO by booking on a Delta codeshare rather than as a VA flight.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Jul 19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By tonymc
As others have said, you only need three days to...

As others have said, you only need three days to cover the two parks. The entrances to each park are literally a minutes walk from each other, so really easy to mix & match the parks.

Also...
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Jul 19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,810
Posted By tonymc
We have visited both Lanzarote (playa Blanca) and...

We have visited both Lanzarote (playa Blanca) and Tenerife (El Medano), both of which we thoroughly enjoyed.

We were particularly surprised with El Medano, as it seems to be much more of a locals...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Jul 19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By tonymc
We did the drive from LA (Santa Monica) to LV a...

We did the drive from LA (Santa Monica) to LV a few years ago and it took us around 4-1/2 hours.

We found quite a lot of reasonably priced dining places, Ocean One at the Miracle Mile shops being...
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Jul 19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By tonymc
Have you booked flights already for Australia? If...

Have you booked flights already for Australia? If not, worth considering daytime flights back from Oz. I am looking at flights for the same journey, and am looking at either Sydney-Narita, then...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Jul 19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By tonymc
Should have quantified that with "if you book an...

Should have quantified that with "if you book an Avis rental".
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Jul 19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By tonymc
Not sure what size car you want or how long you...

Not sure what size car you want or how long you need it for, but check the BA website for car rental.

I checked 27th July for 15 days, and you can get a medium car (Focus) for 310, or a large...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,575
Posted By tonymc
A fair point above. In my defence, I had noticed...

A fair point above. In my defence, I had noticed on the initial check the incorrect answer and had been back in to edit and correct. Unfortunately, I then scrolled down again, and thinking I had...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jul 19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,575
Posted By tonymc
Having seen the post which reminded me to apply...

Having seen the post which reminded me to apply for our ESTAs for November, I too have joined the club!

I did call the US number noted previously (via the 03300 number), but after a tortuous 8...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Jul 19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tonymc
Thanks for that info - greatly appreciated.

Thanks for that info - greatly appreciated.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Jul 19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tonymc
Walking between All Stars Resorts

Fairly sure that I have seen a similar question (and answer) but cannot find it now, so apologies in advance!

We are staying at ASM in November. If they are operating separate buses for each of...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Jun 19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 200,958
Posted By tonymc
All Star Music 9th November - 16th November ...

All Star Music 9th November - 16th November
Emerald Island Resort 16th November - 24th November

VS75 PE
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Jun 19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By tonymc
Last year we stayed at Ducking Cottage in...

Last year we stayed at Ducking Cottage in Bowness, a short walk from the town centre and Lake Windermere. Plenty of pubs/restaurants within easy walking distance

It was actually a terrace, but...
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Jun 19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By tonymc
Thats the tip (no 2) I wanted to say thanks for...

Thats the tip (no 2) I wanted to say thanks for this info, :thumb: Looking at the queues at St Marks, it would have been a 30 minute wait, but at San Giorgio Maggiore, it was straight into the lift...
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Jun 19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By tonymc
... and last night, being somewhat...

... and last night, being somewhat unadventurous, we visited the same restaurant! Really busy but again we got a table outside in the garden. This time I asked for the Pizza menu, which was very...
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Jun 19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By tonymc
As mentioned before, many thanks for the advice...

As mentioned before, many thanks for the advice in this thread.

We arrived late afternoon yesterday at out hotel in Mestre (excellent taxi service from Treviso airport by Treviso Car Services),...
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Jun 19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By tonymc
Coincidentally, we are flying out to Venice later...

Coincidentally, we are flying out to Venice later this morning and have 1-1/2 days before our cruise, so very opportune this thread.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 May 19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By tonymc
Hollywood Brown Derby - Later Times now Available in November

Last week I posted about lack of times after 6pm at Hollywood Brown Derby in November.

Tonight I received notification from MouseDining.com that later times are now available, so we have amended...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 18 May 19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By tonymc
Im surprised that our plans hadnt changed...

Im surprised that our plans hadnt changed earlier... but having realised that the Doubletree Suites charge for parking and possibly a resort fee, this would be adding around $240 onto our first 6...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 May 19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By tonymc
Hollywood Brown Derby - November Availability

Hi,

Been looking at availability during early November, and although I don't need a reservation until 12th November, it looks as if most dates up to 10th November have very little or no...
Forum: Accommodation 7 May 19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By tonymc
As above, utilise the hotels luggage facilities...

As above, utilise the hotels luggage facilities to store your bags, whichever way round you decide to spend your transfer day.

Also, if you do book a room back at Disney for your final night,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By tonymc
How about a condo rental in Clearwater Beach?...

How about a condo rental in Clearwater Beach? Ive just checked and there are a number that will sleep 5 (3 beds) on the Airbnb site.

Would suggest having a break in Clearwater 4 nights/5 days to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 May 19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By tonymc
Another vote to split the journey. It is 300...

Another vote to split the journey. It is 300 miles plus, and given what you want to do en-route and travelling down the PCH, it would make sense.

We stayed in Pismo Beach overnight having driven...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 4 Apr 19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By tonymc
Apologies - only just realised I didnt reply. ...

Apologies - only just realised I didnt reply.

Unfortunately, we didnt use the metro ourselves as we visited Hollywood on a Sunday, so I couldnt comment on how safe it felt.

However, if you...
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Apr 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By tonymc
If the Premier Inn doesnt have parking (or is...

If the Premier Inn doesnt have parking (or is expensive), we have used Kingpark (http://kingpark.co.uk) which is located opposite the arena and not far from the PI. It looks as if they charge 16...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Mar 19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By tonymc
From our own experience back in 2017 when we...

From our own experience back in 2017 when we rented a condo just over the road from the Jamaica Inn, we found that getting up to Hollywood on a Sunday morning was fine. Took us around 25 minutes to...
Forum: General Chat 23 Mar 19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By tonymc
Apologies. I did search this board for Amex...

Apologies.

I did search this board for Amex but didnt find anything on the subject hence my post.

Meanwhile, just plucking up courage to tell DW/DD about our future non-premium flights. ;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By tonymc
TBH, I would consider finishing your holiday off...

TBH, I would consider finishing your holiday off with Disney. I say this as on our first visit many moons ago, we thought that a week in Disney than a week on the coast would be fine. However, all of...
Forum: General Chat 22 Mar 19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By tonymc
New Amex Bonus Sign Up Rules

I know that several dibbers (myself included) have suggested Amex cards as a way of boosting airline mileage points.

However, for anyone thinking of taking out another Amex card, there have been...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Mar 19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By tonymc
We have used them a couple of times now, and...

We have used them a couple of times now, and found they work very well for us, especially as we tend to choose the least busy days to visit the parks.

On our last visit in August 2016, this is one...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 20 Mar 19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By tonymc
If it is the Radisson at the I4/Vineland Road...

If it is the Radisson at the I4/Vineland Road junction, then there is a Goodings supermarket at Crossroads, only a short drive (or 8 mins walk according to Google) from the hotel.

As someone else...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 20 Mar 19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By tonymc
Some suggestions on this thread...

Some suggestions on this thread (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1116864) on the same subject.

In fact, I do recall that there is a gas station/convenience store across the car...
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Mar 19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By tonymc
Last year, we had a week at the Elba Lanzarote...

Last year, we had a week at the Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort in Playa Blanca. Excellent suite accommodation in bungalows with 4 to a block, plus you have your own patio with sun beds.

It...
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