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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By mason1
Wait for your new passport, otherwise you have to...

Wait for your new passport, otherwise you have to do your ESTA again (its linked to your passport).
Forum: General Trip Planning Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By mason1
We booked the 9am slot when we went. Glad we did,...

We booked the 9am slot when we went. Glad we did, it was a weekend with intermittent underground service. Ended up getting a bus there and back. The crown was an amazing experience - so glad we did...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Feb 20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By mason1
That does seem expensive for 2 nights club level...

That does seem expensive for 2 nights club level. For comparison we paid 570 for 2 nights club level at HRH for this August for 4 of us. We used 300 worth of vouchers so cost us 270. Looking at...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Feb 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By mason1
Also remember if you have Tesco clubcard...

Also remember if you have Tesco clubcard vouchers, you can exchange them for hotels.com vouchers to help reduce the cost. We used ours to book 2 nights club level at HRH for 270 (used 300 worth of...
Forum: Tickets 8 Feb 20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mason1
If your son likes Harry Potter, make sure you get...

If your son likes Harry Potter, make sure you get park to park tickets so you can ride the Hogwarts Express. Orlando Attractions also sell day and multi day tickets.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Feb 20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By mason1
I did DHs at the weekend. Hes been self employed...

I did DHs at the weekend. Hes been self employed for 7 years. Just put his details in the employer section - it was approved.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Feb 20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,921
Posted By mason1
We only fly direct, but happy to fly into MCO,...

We only fly direct, but happy to fly into MCO, Tampa or Miami. For this year we managed to get LGW-MCO with SUV for 20 nights - 2A and 2C for 2700 - 6-26 August. When I booked prices were constantly...
Forum: General Chat 5 Feb 20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By mason1
Ive realised that teenage years are different...

Ive realised that teenage years are different from when it was me. Everything is online these days, theyre usually on with friends most weekends- a bit weird to get used to, but seems to be the way...
Forum: General Chat 4 Feb 20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,363
Posted By mason1
We normally stay off site in a villa, but last...

We normally stay off site in a villa, but last year did 5 nights in a 1 bed at OKW. Although the kids slept in the lounge, they each had their own bed.

This year were in a villa, but also got 2...
Forum: DVC Points Available for Rent 3 Feb 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By mason1
Just wanted to say thank you for sorting out our...

Just wanted to say thank you for sorting out our reservation 👍
Forum: General Chat 3 Feb 20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By mason1
We wrap brightly coloured masking tape around the...

We wrap brightly coloured masking tape around the handles - makes them easy to spot on the carousel.
Forum: General Chat 2 Feb 20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By mason1
We always do twilight check in, as it makes...

We always do twilight check in, as it makes travel day feel slightly less stressful. We have a small carry on that we have as an overnight bag for the 4 of us. Just remember to put any toiletries in...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 2 Feb 20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By mason1
My credit card got blocked at Kate Spade last...

My credit card got blocked at Kate Spade last year. Quick call when we were back at the villa got it released. Thats the only time Ive had any issues over the last 9 years.

We do tend to pay...
Forum: DVC Points Available for Rent 2 Feb 20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By mason1
Hi, sent PM for a 2 night stay at OKW for August...

Hi, sent PM for a 2 night stay at OKW for August. Thanks
Forum: Accommodation 28 Jan 20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By mason1
We stayed in a 1 bed at OKW. The lounge has a...

We stayed in a 1 bed at OKW. The lounge has a sleeper sofa and sleeper chair, so ideal for our 2 and meant they didnt have to share a bed. Also the jacuzzi bath was amazing, and you get in room...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Jan 20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By mason1
Having done both, GG is my preference. Ask for a...

Having done both, GG is my preference. Ask for a booth when you check in, as it feels more private. The character interaction has always been good. My son loves Chip and Dale and always takes his...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 26 Jan 20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,358
Posted By mason1
We normally get: Paracetamol and Ibuprofen ...

We normally get:

Paracetamol and Ibuprofen
Bisquick pancake/waffle mix
0 cal spray oil (prefer it to fry light)
Ziplock bags
Mint Oreos
Equate suncream spray
Dental picks
Forum: General Chat 26 Jan 20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By mason1
We converted our attached garage into 2 bedrooms...

We converted our attached garage into 2 bedrooms about 12 years ago (we live in a bungalow). Husband did the bulk of the work as hes a carpenter. With the cost of the building regs, brickie,...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By mason1
Never rented one. We did have a US map sd card...

Never rented one. We did have a US map sd card for ours, but we just use our phones now.
Forum: General Chat 23 Jan 20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By mason1
My 2 kids started with a 3/4 acoustic guitar and...

My 2 kids started with a 3/4 acoustic guitar and lessons at primary school. However, they got fed up with the structure of the lessons and didnt feel they were getting anywhere.

DH wanted to...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jan 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,607
Posted By mason1
We bought ours 15 years ago. It was originally a...

We bought ours 15 years ago. It was originally a 2 bed detached bungalow. Weve done 4 lots of building work over the years:

1. Loft conversion to add 2 rooms upstairs
2. Built a detached double...
Forum: General Chat 19 Jan 20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By mason1
I drink Pepsi Max here (cant stand Diet Pepsi)...

I drink Pepsi Max here (cant stand Diet Pepsi). However in the US I drink Diet Pepsi as I find Pepsi Max vile. Its very odd how the flavours are so different.
Forum: General Chat 18 Jan 20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,326
Posted By mason1
I get 30 days plus bank holidays. DH is self...

I get 30 days plus bank holidays. DH is self employed so gets none.
Forum: Accommodation 18 Jan 20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By mason1
Prices do seem to fluctuate and get dearer the...

Prices do seem to fluctuate and get dearer the closer you get. We booked our room in October for this August. Cost 56 - its now 90, and I doubt it will come down.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 17 Jan 20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By mason1
We found Barnes and Noble had good offers on and...

We found Barnes and Noble had good offers on and lots of choice. Also Target do exclusives. Theres also a comic store on the 192 by Rackroom Shoes (around marker 13 I think) that had loads of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 37,066
Posted By mason1
Just worked ours out. 93.51pppn. Includes...

Just worked ours out. 93.51pppn. Includes airport hotel and parking, direct flights to MCO and SUV for 20 nights, 20 nights in a villa, 2 nights club level at HRH, Disney and Universal tickets...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Jan 20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By mason1
Can I just ask about the boarding pass process...

Can I just ask about the boarding pass process. Do all members of the party need to be in the park to get the boarding pass? Im the only one with MDE, with everyone linked on there - would this work...
Forum: Tickets 12 Jan 20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By mason1
You might be worth looking at Orlando...

You might be worth looking at Orlando Attractions, as you can pay in $ or .
Forum: TV and Film 11 Jan 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By mason1
We love them - ever since watching Peter Pan Goes...

We love them - ever since watching Peter Pan Goes Wrong a couple of years ago. Weve also seen The Play that Goes Wrong (this weeks episode was in this vein), and The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Jan 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By mason1
You will be able to check in, however, your room...

You will be able to check in, however, your room may not be available. Do you have park tickets? If not, you could always get the bus the Disney Springs.
Forum: Accommodation 10 Jan 20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By mason1
Thanks, understand that GE rides are not FP at...

Thanks, understand that GE rides are not FP at the moment - but keeping fingers crossed for Smugglers Run. It was more for FOP and 7DMT with the 60 day FP. Do you know how to link hotel to MDE?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jan 20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By mason1
Not sure about via a TA, but we book flight and...

Not sure about via a TA, but we book flight and car as a package with BA and pay just a deposit. Can book seats straight away.

Do you have your BA reference number from the TA - perhaps you could...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Jan 20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By mason1
Disney Partner Hotels and 60 day FP

Hi. We werent going to do Disney this year, but the lure of Galaxys Edge seems too strong to resist ;)

Im thinking of booking a couple of nights at one of the Partner hotels, mainly for the 60...
Forum: Accommodation 6 Jan 20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mason1
Orlando Attractions sell the 2 and 3 day tickets...

Orlando Attractions sell the 2 and 3 day tickets. Check the Ticket forum for a link.
Forum: Accommodation 6 Jan 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mason1
Personally, I think you can do Universal in 3...

Personally, I think you can do Universal in 3 days with park hopping - so you could reduce to 2 nights on site. Id also be tempted to spend your arrival night in a cheap alternative and head to...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jan 20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,304
Posted By mason1
We buy over there and use either Coppertone spray...

We buy over there and use either Coppertone spray or the Walmart equivalent. We buy F50 and have never burnt (I am very freckly and dont tan). We find the spray so easy and far less messy than...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,679
Posted By mason1
So sorry for your loss x

So sorry for your loss x
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Jan 20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By mason1
Weve flown with Virgin, TUI, TC and BA - it gets...

Weve flown with Virgin, TUI, TC and BA - it gets you from A to B. For the past several visits BA have been considerably cheaper and the one we tend to use.

We were delayed once coming home, and...
Forum: TV and Film 2 Jan 20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,632
Posted By mason1
We really enjoyed it - especially the twist at...

We really enjoyed it - especially the twist at the end - cant wait for the next episode.

We also think there are too many assistants/companions. We really like Yasmin, but arent keen on the...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jan 20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,679
Posted By mason1
Weve just started to lock our cat in of a night...

Weve just started to lock our cat in of a night (as a way to cut down unwelcome live presents he brought in during the night!). Weve had to get a cat litter tray, and either use Aldi or Catsan. I...
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