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Forum: Tickets 19 Nov 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Shooby doo
Loulou I "feel" your pain, I know the holiday...

Loulou I "feel" your pain, I know the holiday companies are "struggling" but when you are getting the "runaround" it is frustrating- had a similar experience with EJ
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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Nov 20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Shooby doo
Actually as far as Velocicoaster it could just be...

Actually as far as Velocicoaster it could just be that which is rammed but not the rest of the park, last year we couldn't get anywhere near Hagrid's but the rest of the park was ok.
Generally...
Forum: Tickets 18 Nov 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Shooby doo
I wouldn't be 100% sure that Universal are at...

I wouldn't be 100% sure that Universal are at fault, some of the big TA's hold the tickets "on option" so don't actually buy them until they "have" to, even though you may have paid. I can only say...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Nov 20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Shooby doo
Hard to predict, first off the delay to the...

Hard to predict, first off the delay to the headliners will change some peoples plans. The vaccine helps but how long will it take to vaccinate a population the size of the US ? But more importantly,...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Nov 20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Shooby doo
Tusker House if I had to do one, it also helps...

Tusker House if I had to do one, it also helps that it's decent food but with the caveat that I don't think any of the buffets are worth it- you're looking at the best part of $300 plus tip there &...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Nov 20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Shooby doo
Disney wise either of the 2 Wilderness Lodge or...

Disney wise either of the 2 Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom- whilst I'd say the rooms aren't super special ( IMO the rooms at RPR are of a higher more modern standard) the resorts are stunning...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Nov 20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,511
Posted By Shooby doo
Sandy the only dessert replaced was the QS one,...

Sandy the only dessert replaced was the QS one, the TS one is still the same, there were however a few places allowing this to be "swapped" for a small side salad or soup but never done it so don't...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 11 Nov 20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Shooby doo
We keep flip flopping TBH, I've mentioned this...

We keep flip flopping TBH, I've mentioned this before but will re-iterate, what is scary is the amount that it still costs you to have that holiday even though in theory you don't have accommodation...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shooby doo
I don't know if it happened but I know Shanghai...

I don't know if it happened but I know Shanghai were looking at re-introducing fireworks, until they can increase capacity I don't see them returning - not sure if I made this up :pgig: but I have...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Shooby doo
I'd guess the reason you can't upgrade is that...

I'd guess the reason you can't upgrade is that you have already used your AP, this was also the previous policy when trying to upgrade a 2 park "normal" pass to a 3 park AP.
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 9 Nov 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Shooby doo
You have to get your mind thinking that your...

You have to get your mind thinking that your points "just" need to be available to use for your booking- for an August UY you can basically start from Sept. Things would be slightly easier if they...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Nov 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shooby doo
before Disney can even think about parades they...

before Disney can even think about parades they will need to re-employ the 1000's of staff they've just let go but I'd be surprised if they aren't back before next summer in some form. TBH Keely I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Nov 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Shooby doo
Ok can't help with school holidays but Insurance...

Ok can't help with school holidays but Insurance wise, it's all down to the small print: Ours for instance covers us for illness whilst on holiday, including Covid, but not if we were to get it...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 29 Oct 20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Shooby doo
really depends on your UY as those borrowed...

really depends on your UY as those borrowed points are stuck in their new year IYKWIM Currently we are going in May at the time of booking i was supremely confident ... now not so much
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Forum: Accommodation 28 Oct 20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Shooby doo
You can book the Hotel for as many days as you...

You can book the Hotel for as many days as you want but if you are trying to book Hotel & tickets as a package then it's a minimum of 5 days (UK)
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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Oct 20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,913
Posted By Shooby doo
We currently have our Universal AP frozen so...

We currently have our Universal AP frozen so assuming we will be going in May then we have some passes. Whilst I wouldn't totally rule out Disney, on current restrictions we certainly wouldn't be...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Oct 20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Shooby doo
TBh whilst they have to maintain 25% capacity,...

TBh whilst they have to maintain 25% capacity, there are no busy days, I have seen pics of large queues but mainly due to Social distancing rather than really busy. Not forgetting that currently they...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Oct 20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,352
Posted By Shooby doo
Must be part of the 28k announced last week,...

Must be part of the 28k announced last week, supposedly a lot made up of non-union members & part time staff. TBH not surprising really, we still don't have any Disney passes & the more I see/read...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Oct 20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Shooby doo
Ok a bit of a mixed bag, BA sort of get a pass as...

Ok a bit of a mixed bag, BA sort of get a pass as I had to wait until 30 days before & apply for a voucher- 5 days later they actually cancelled the flight but as I had already chosen a voucher then...
Forum: Accommodation 26 Oct 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Shooby doo
Available from Reception outpost $63 + tax per...

Available from Reception outpost $63 + tax per day, I'd imagine you tell them how long that you want it for when booking
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 25 Oct 20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Shooby doo
You can post a request on the Rent Forum or you...

You can post a request on the Rent Forum or you can rent from one of the recognised sellers - a lot of the DVC retailers seem to be doing this now, first I would go onto Daves DVC request & use the...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 25 Oct 20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Shooby doo
A recent Dis DVC Vlog summed it up really, the...

A recent Dis DVC Vlog summed it up really, the ONLY thing that DVC/D have to provide is a yearly allocation of points at your HR everything else could be classed as a perk eg. Current restriction on...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Oct 20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Shooby doo
Hotel for first 10 nights with Netflights,...

Hotel for first 10 nights with Netflights, Flights & car hire BA, 11 nights DVC,. The last couple of years we have booked a Disney package with free dining ( only for a week each time) due to not...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 23 Oct 20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By Shooby doo
we get a magazine each so need 2 frames :pgig: ...

we get a magazine each so need 2 frames :pgig:
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Forum: Accommodation 23 Oct 20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Shooby doo
Have a back up planned as both times I've found...

Have a back up planned as both times I've found better deals on UK sites - First time BA & second netflights
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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Oct 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Shooby doo
Currently in & out of Gatwick for May, Glasgow...

Currently in & out of Gatwick for May, Glasgow connection, TBH the only time that it has affected us has been when the tried to get us in to Gatwick & then out of Heathrow!
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 22 Oct 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Shooby doo
We've used our cards in Store but never online...

We've used our cards in Store but never online. As far as Customs-ouch! It's the PO's standard 8 "handling" fee that rankles:erm:
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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Oct 20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Shooby doo
Used Avis from Hilton in DS & will be again next...

Used Avis from Hilton in DS & will be again next year, the desk is near the Starbucks inside. Drop off you just p[ark up through the barrier & drop keys off. One thing to note don't take the pre-paid...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,576
Posted By Shooby doo
Depending on the polls, Donald might not have a...

Depending on the polls, Donald might not have a say :pgig: So you could argue that the US will open up when Kamala tells Joe it's to happen;) Joe of course might need reminding where he is :pgig:
If...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Oct 20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Shooby doo
They have been steadily getting earlier but I...

They have been steadily getting earlier but I think so far earliest has been 6th Sept (2019) can't remember if they even got as far as releasing this years dates, not sure if they will get any...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 21 Oct 20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Shooby doo
There was something mentioned on a recent vlog...

There was something mentioned on a recent vlog that if you have ever purchased single use points anywhere that the system was also showing those as HR- I mean who would have ever thought that Disney...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Oct 20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Shooby doo
Amy totally with you on that one & you do have to...

Amy totally with you on that one & you do have to wonder if it's ever been considered ?
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 18 Oct 20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By Shooby doo
Rightly or wrongly I assumed that the whole of...

Rightly or wrongly I assumed that the whole of 2021 as that "fits" their reason for stopping full borrowing. Our May holiday is already booked & resulted in 10 nights at Uni to keep us under the 50%,...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Oct 20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Shooby doo
For us it would depend on who is eating, if the 3...

For us it would depend on who is eating, if the 3 of us were eating then I would pay for all of the snack, even if it was 2 us including DS but if it was something that only he wanted then he would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Shooby doo
Change of Airport would constitute a major change...

Change of Airport would constitute a major change BUT they haven't informed you of it, it's your investigations so until they confirm that change it's you that wants to make a change hence the reason...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Oct 20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Shooby doo
The problem that you have,in any instance, if...

The problem that you have,in any instance, if Disney & DVC are open then it's not the owner's fault if you/we can't get there IYKWIM. Whilst it was all closed DVC relaxed their rules about points so...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Oct 20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Shooby doo
Donaldfan just to put your free DMe into...

Donaldfan just to put your free DMe into perspective- Universal/mears charge $34 each way from MCO to Universal Hotels, last year I paid 172/night for RPR & Disney deluxes are +350 so in theory...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Oct 20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Shooby doo
I would doubly check with your insurer as mine...

I would doubly check with your insurer as mine has a clause that monies have to be claimed back before any claim is even considered- so you would have to claim from Davids (or others) before they...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Oct 20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By Shooby doo
First indication might be when they start...

First indication might be when they start bringing the furloughed workers back, only half their workforce are back & i believe 8000 part timers have just been let go. The problem they have is, at...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Oct 20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Shooby doo
Only stayed at RPR & IMO it's of a higher...

Only stayed at RPR & IMO it's of a higher standard than the Disney Deluxes that I have also stayed at, now as a disclaimer I haven't stayed at SSR following it's refurb but certainly Universal's...
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