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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Apr 20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By BarryL
We used twitter too. Refund arranged with 3...

We used twitter too. Refund arranged with 3 messages
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Apr 20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Fp+
Views: 412
Posted By BarryL
90 day FP do exist but they're a paid extra for...

90 day FP do exist but they're a paid extra for club level guests
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Mar 20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By BarryL
Germany's Health Ministry are confirming the...

Germany's Health Ministry are confirming the story
https://twitter.com/amanbatheja/status/1239177184536862721
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Mar 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By BarryL
It should come up looking like this (this was...

It should come up looking like this (this was booking for hoop-dee-doo a couple of weeks ago but the same principle applies)

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/64169/e1a64e891636d4.jpg

As...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Mar 20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By BarryL
We've done both and would choose the garden view...

We've done both and would choose the garden view if doing it again.
It's not cheap but it's by far the most comfortable way to view HEA. The 4 of us were lying flat out until just before the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Mar 20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By BarryL
It's comfortably my favourite restaurant in...

It's comfortably my favourite restaurant in Disney Springs and one that we return to every trip.

It's not a good value on the dining plan though as there are some great menu options for not much...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Mar 20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By BarryL
Tuesday 1st and Tuesday 8th October sold out last...

Tuesday 1st and Tuesday 8th October sold out last year so I'm not sure the quiet Tuesday advice still holds

These are last years sell out dates (US date format).
Date they sold out on is in...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Mar 20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By BarryL
I don't think you'll notice a huge difference...

I don't think you'll notice a huge difference between the Tuesday and Thursday nights to be honest. They'll both be pretty busy so just go on the night that suits you best.
You can have a great...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Mar 20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,773
Posted By BarryL
Keep an eye on the DIBB FP availability tool ...

Keep an eye on the DIBB FP availability tool
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/fastpass_plus_availability.php

It's currently showing availability at 61 days
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 1 Mar 20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By BarryL
Sanaa is quick service for breakfast (from...

Sanaa is quick service for breakfast (from 07:00-10:00). No reservations available or required
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Feb 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By BarryL
That used to be the case when you had to book 3...

That used to be the case when you had to book 3 when making your FP+ selections.

When that restriction was removed it became possible to make on the day 2nd and 3rd FP for a different park (once...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Feb 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By BarryL
You can definitely use your second FP in a...

You can definitely use your second FP in a different park.

The limitation is that you can't pre-book for the second park. You can only choose from what's available after you've used the first
Forum: Accommodation 27 Feb 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,957
Posted By BarryL
Me too. I'm waiting on free dining before...

Me too.
I'm waiting on free dining before making a final decision but if it's on offer we're looking at the same price as this year. Wasn't expecting that.
Forum: Accommodation 27 Feb 20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,957
Posted By BarryL
A few like for like comparisons for our trip this...

A few like for like comparisons for our trip this year


All Star Sports
July'20 £1876, July'21 £1946
(£70 More)
Caribbean (Preferred)
July'20 £3458, July'21 £4144
(£686...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 26 Feb 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By BarryL
4:30pm at Skipper Canteen worked well for us

4:30pm at Skipper Canteen worked well for us
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 25 Feb 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By BarryL
Thanks for sharing, daughter loves these

Thanks for sharing, daughter loves these
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Feb 20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By BarryL
Just looking out of curiosity really. The reserve...

Just looking out of curiosity really. The reserve with dining plan is showing for me?

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/64169/e1a64e891636d4.jpg
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Feb 20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarryL
A late season 2008 game against the Red Sox would...

A late season 2008 game against the Red Sox would have been hugely important in who won the division that year. When both teams are potential world series challengers that's always easier to sell...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Feb 20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,838
Posted By BarryL
Lots of restaurants use OpenTable to manage their...

Lots of restaurants use OpenTable to manage their direct inventory.

I still don't think you'll see Space 220 turning up anywhere other than MDE, just like their other in park venues
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Feb 20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,838
Posted By BarryL
Patina is the restaurant group that will be...

Patina is the restaurant group that will be operating Space 220.

It definitely isn't bookable on their site yet

Edit: and I wouldn't expect them to have direct bookings either. The also operate...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Feb 20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,272
Posted By BarryL
Looking on the bright side, standby groups being...

Looking on the bright side, standby groups being called before noon would indicate that reliability is improving!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Feb 20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By BarryL
These are definitely open but also have a special...

These are definitely open but also have a special MNSSHP "overlay"

The only closures are the ones noted above
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Feb 20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By BarryL
Last years closures were Jungle Cruise, Carousel...

Last years closures were Jungle Cruise, Carousel of Progress, Country Bears and PhilharMagic.
These are instead used as trick or treat locations. Monsters Inc has been closed in previous years too
Forum: Beyond the Parks 15 Feb 20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarryL
There's zero chance the Rays have sold out...

There's zero chance the Rays have sold out already. Even for the home opener or against the Yankees.

You're not seeing lower price options as single game tickets aren't on sale yet. This should...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Jan 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By BarryL
Peak DIBB. Food reviews without having actually...

Peak DIBB. Food reviews without having actually tried the food
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Dec 19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,869
Posted By BarryL
I've enjoyed my 7 years on here. Lots of advice...

I've enjoyed my 7 years on here. Lots of advice received and passed on.

Way too much negativity recently.

Enjoy your holidays everyone
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Dec 19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,869
Posted By BarryL
In the same way that this thread first started? ...

In the same way that this thread first started?
Social media posts...general blog outrage

Storm in a teacup
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Dec 19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,869
Posted By BarryL
Has anyone been checking DME times to see if this...

Has anyone been checking DME times to see if this has been a regular issue?
Or has this 14 page thread evolved out of a single day issue?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 17 Dec 19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,869
Posted By BarryL
I'm not sure I agree about British/Irish not...

I'm not sure I agree about British/Irish not being a target market. I'm quoting this below from Tom Bricker's Disney Tourist Blog and his views on the UK free dining offer. Filling a room for 2 weeks...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 2 Dec 19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By BarryL
Hollywood & Vine serves breakfast from 8am

Hollywood & Vine serves breakfast from 8am
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Nov 19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By BarryL
Same here. Other than one 08:00 Be our Guest...

Same here. Other than one 08:00 Be our Guest breakfast we're not making any ADRs on our next trip
Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Nov 19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By BarryL
Mobile It differs from team to team, there isn't a fixed...

It differs from team to team, there isn't a fixed date.
Quite a few should be on sale already, I know Atlanta Braves are selling spring training single games
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Nov 19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By BarryL
The unknown factor in this is how long it will...

The unknown factor in this is how long it will take to ride both Galaxy's Edge attractions in standby.

Until Rise of the Resistance has been open for a while I wouldn't like to guess when you'll...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Nov 19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,941
Posted By BarryL
We've done it a couple of times and having seen...

We've done it a couple of times and having seen Bev's post I'm disappointed we didn't get a certificate too!

First time we did AK - bus - HS - boat - EPCOT - monorail - MK.
We left MK to last...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Nov 19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By BarryL
Looking like a Feb 2020 opening now ...

Looking like a Feb 2020 opening now

https://wdwnt.com/2019/11/space-220-restaurant-at-epcot-delayed-now-opening-february-2020/#038;preview=true&preview_id=225524

...at best
Forum: Accommodation 20 Nov 19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By BarryL
I've always assumed (possibly wrongly) that UK...

I've always assumed (possibly wrongly) that UK pricing was always based on the US rack rate at the time it was set.

I've only ever tracked my own preferred dates over the years and the US/UK sites...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Nov 19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By BarryL
I think that reflects weaker summer demand over...

I think that reflects weaker summer demand over the past 2 or 3 years.
I don't have figures at hand but I'm sure summer months used to be relatively more expensive
Forum: Accommodation 20 Nov 19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By BarryL
To add to this mousesavers give the rack rates...

To add to this mousesavers give the rack rates for each resort and room type by date.
For example this link shows Port Orleans Riverside...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Nov 19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By BarryL
Check the menu carefully before you decide to use...

Check the menu carefully before you decide to use 2 ddp credits. We always pay oop for Boathouse as there are some great options for not much more than QS prices
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Nov 19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,518
Posted By BarryL
Anyone who works in a profession where they...

Anyone who works in a profession where they regularly "get ripped a new one" deserves every penny imho
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