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Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 13 Nov 20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
Having said this trip won't be cancelled... it...

Having said this trip won't be cancelled... it has been.

We just aren't willing to do our biggest (and most expensive) trip in the current climate, We feel that even if the vaccines come good...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Aug 20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Thank you so much. That is amazing. Iím sitting...

Thank you so much. That is amazing. Iím sitting watching vlogs including Belmont Park as I type this. I like the look of catamaran resort and have found a really decent price with love holidays So...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,605
Posted By Milpston
My step-daughter has a Fiat 500. Admittedly a...

My step-daughter has a Fiat 500. Admittedly a little older on 14 plate. Low mileage though.
It has cost me £000's to keep the **** on the road.

In a year it's had clutch, gearbox, alternator...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Aug 20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Milpston
Thank you. I will have a look at The Tangerine...

Thank you. I will have a look at The Tangerine Hotel. There seems to be lots of parts of LA to avoid from reviews I have read. I think Burbank seems like a good compromise for us. I like the idea of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Aug 20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Milpston
Aims, Thank you so much. That is so helpful...

Aims,

Thank you so much. That is so helpful.

I am going to have a proper look at all the hotels you have mentioned. I think from what you have said the location of Mission Bay will probably...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 18 Aug 20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Milpston
Hotel advice Anaheim/Sandiego/LA

So I think I am at the point that my itinerary for August 2021 is almost set... everything crossed!

We need three nights in Anaheim for DL and 3 nights in San Diego for some chill time.
...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Aug 20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I can recommend a Dibb villa on Highlands...

I can recommend a Dibb villa on Highlands Reserve. Hibiscus Ridge is owned by Tetrarch on here and is fantastic. Debris really easy to deal with and I wouldnít hesitate to go back. Easy walk to Berry...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Aug 20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Milpston
Thank you. I'm glad you are confused too. ...

Thank you. I'm glad you are confused too.

Unless I have it very wrong we definitely share the same career as our user names aren't exactly well coded;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Aug 20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Milpston
You may have saved me a phone call as we have the...

You may have saved me a phone call as we have the same policy.

What does ongoing complications mean? Does it mean if you have contracted it before travel? Nice to know it provides cover whilst out...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Aug 20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
So our outbound flight for the trip was released...

So our outbound flight for the trip was released today so our return flight should be available in 29 days. I usually book on release day and it worked well for our cancelled 2020 trip. However, I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Aug 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,159
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Our eldest will be 19 (not far short of 20) when...

Our eldest will be 19 (not far short of 20) when we plan to go August 2021. Her boyfriend will also be coming too. She is fully aware this will be the last big trip paid for by us though 😂
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Aug 20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I had similar problems with last minute for a...

I had similar problems with last minute for a trip to Prague in March. I did eventually get a full refund on 9th June though. Communication was non existent.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,242
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Iím all in with the positivity too. Our...

Iím all in with the positivity too.

Our trip for July 2020 was cancelled so we have booked CBR and a villa for August 2021.

We then plan to head to Vegas and the west coast from there.

We...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Aug 20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,066
Posted By Milpston
Mobile We have Disney accommodation and a villa booked...

We have Disney accommodation and a villa booked for August 2021. I have Ďupí days and Ďdowní days.
Today is a bit of a down day where Iím feeling negative and donít think travelling to the US will...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
I'll will likely go LAX then. I will be taking...

I'll will likely go LAX then. I will be taking the cheapest option :D
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Yeah that's a fair point. I will want to keep the...

Yeah that's a fair point. I will want to keep the costs down on flights as much as possible. I will also look to see what come up flying home from San Diego. All three would be an option really.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
I'm not sure if the site I quick looked at even...

I'm not sure if the site I quick looked at even takes into account for traffic but I could see they were very optimistic timings.

I think we will be over the early starts by the time we fly in as...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
That will be 6 and a half and 4. The eldest will...

That will be 6 and a half and 4. The eldest will be 19. Yeah I thought looking at those time estimates you would have to get a move on and have no traffic :d:

At the moment it looks like we will...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 28 Jul 20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
I've just done some rough calculations: Plan...

I've just done some rough calculations:

Plan A

Las Vegas to San Diego - 332 miles or 5 hours 3 mins
San Diego to Anaheim - 96 miles or 1 hr 26
Anaheim to Los Angeles - 36 miles or 36 minutes...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile We would love to do whale watching. Itís...

We would love to do whale watching. Itís definitely on the wifeís bucket list. I was hoping to stay 3-4 nights minimum in each location to limit the travelling fight our youngest 2 so I just donít...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I wouldnít say thatís a huge drive either. Itís...

I wouldnít say thatís a huge drive either. Itís actually closer than what Clearwater is to Kissimmee in Florida and plenty do that as a day trip... dependent on traffic obvs.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
That is a fair point. If I do Anaheim first I...

That is a fair point.
If I do Anaheim first I will arrive Monday morning. If I do San Diego it would mean my days at Disneyland would be over a weekend when it is likely to be busier. Lots of pros...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Thatís really helpful. Thank you. I was thinking...

Thatís really helpful. Thank you. I was thinking 4 nights in Vegas with the last being an early night so we head off to Anaheim and be in the Disney parks for say 11 ish? Going straight to San Diego...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
By next year covid19 will be a distant memory... ...

By next year covid19 will be a distant memory... Iím going to stay positive. I know what you mean about rescheduling. I will be gutted to reschedule again too. Iím going o crack on planning and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Iíve been to Vegas but never Cali. Would like to...

Iíve been to Vegas but never Cali. Would like to see as much as possible and not have long travel days. Itís a difficult balance to strike. My original plan of a villa for 6 nights in Hollywood was...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Weíll be fine to travel next summer. It wall all...

Weíll be fine to travel next summer. It wall all be over and the whole world will be virtually vaccinated... Iíve decided 😀
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I am thinking of maybe dropping the 4th night in...

I am thinking of maybe dropping the 4th night in Anaheim to make room for a short San Diego stay. I like the idea of the PCH but think the driving will just be too much for the kids. Whilst there are...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I think this may be what I am moving towards. Got...

I think this may be what I am moving towards. Got lots of studying to do though as I know nothing about San Diego. Back to the drawing board yet gains 😂
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 26 Jul 20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By Milpston
Am I right in thinking those prices don't include...

Am I right in thinking those prices don't include the resort fee?
If they don't the price I have seen on Alpharooms at about $705 for 4 nights per room is looking pretty good.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 26 Jul 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By Milpston
Thank you. Those aren't strip view and don't...

Thank you. Those aren't strip view and don't include resort fees but its less than I was budgeting :confused2 . It is Thursday to Monday though... will try and sit tight for a month or two I think
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 26 Jul 20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By Milpston
Mobile Sorry to jump in but whatís a decent price for...

Sorry to jump in but whatís a decent price for the Venetian?
Looking for a king suite and a two queen suite for 4 nights for next August.
Itís obviously not available with all companies but could...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 26 Jul 20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By Milpston
How do I split 10 nights in California?

I'm struggling to come up with my plan for 2021!

Initially I had planned 15 nights in Florida, 4 nights Las Vegas, 4 nights in Anaheim for Disney then was looking to book a villa in the Hollywood...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Jul 20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
I decided I had to go big for next year to get...

I decided I had to go big for next year to get rid of the disappointment of this year. The only slight silver lining is knowing that a i type this post we would have been on that horrible final day...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Jul 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
Thanks for following. It will either be a bumpy...

Thanks for following. It will either be a bumpy road or a complete car crash :spin::pgig:
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Jul 20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
Mobile I spent waaaay too much time trying to find a...

I spent waaaay too much time trying to find a villa. It drove me nuts but Iím happy with our choice and really looking forward to trying Windsor Hills.
Youíre right though, I think the choice of...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 24 Jul 20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
You read it here 1st... by early next year trips...

You read it here 1st... by early next year trips to Florida will be full steam ahead again 😀👍
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 24 Jul 20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
I had mainly been looking at Windsor Hills as...

I had mainly been looking at Windsor Hills as I've read lots of positive views about it and like the close proximity to Disney if we fancy using Uber so that we can have a drink. The communal pool...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 24 Jul 20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Milpston
So it has taken longer than I thought but I have...

So it has taken longer than I thought but I have my first real update of this new pre-trip report. I have literally lost my life to trying to find our villa for when we check out of Disney's...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jul 20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Milpston
Mobile As a side note Iíve noticed some adverts now have...

As a side note Iíve noticed some adverts now have a symbol on their description awarded by HA which goes on to show all the bookings that the owner has either refunded or rearranged with no financial...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jul 20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Milpston
Sounds positive then. The one Iím interested in...

Sounds positive then. The one Iím interested in states 100% refund of cancelled before 12 June 21, no refund after 12 June 21.
Just didnít want to pay a fairly big deposit to find out there were 101...
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