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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By A&S&O
As people have said, Tampa is great as a...

As people have said, Tampa is great as a destination airport.

Queues for immigration / security, baggage and car hire are much shorter than MCO. We stay at LBV, so around 30 mins from MCO. The...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 9 Oct 20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By A&S&O
Yes, there is a time limit. I think its 6 months...

Yes, there is a time limit. I think its 6 months. We bought ours in March, intending to activate in August.
They have extended our activation period to March 2021.

From the DLP website - "Any...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Sep 20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By A&S&O
We parked at studios and went to epcot. Good fun,...

We parked at studios and went to epcot. Good fun, we'll probably do it at least once each trip.
Forum: Accommodation 4 Sep 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By A&S&O
Is this because the VAT level has dropped...

Is this because the VAT level has dropped briefly? We had a Travelodge booked in Blackpool and when we checked, its price had dropped too. Not sure if the dates apply to bookings or stays.

From...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By A&S&O
Not many Cast Members look for fakes. They end up...

Not many Cast Members look for fakes. They end up with lanyards full of cheap knock offs. Its killing pin trading.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By A&S&O
Its not very nice to buy and trade fakes.

Its not very nice to buy and trade fakes.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 31 Aug 20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By A&S&O
I wouldn't have thought you could trade those...

I wouldn't have thought you could trade those pins any time. I think they have to have the Pin Trading logo on the back.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Aug 20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,819
Posted By A&S&O
While details are slim at the moment, it does...

While details are slim at the moment, it does seem to be a bit alarming.

It would put UK visitors off buying APs as they would only be able to book 3 days in the parks. Also, what happens to...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Aug 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By A&S&O
We quite often see big differences in price...

We quite often see big differences in price between hotels.com and sites linked from trivago. Sometimes as much as double the price. It's usually when looking well in advance of a stay. Prices on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Aug 20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By A&S&O
Is that where Perkins is?

Is that where Perkins is?
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 7 Aug 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,665
Posted By A&S&O
We cancelled (free cancellation) - we couldn't...

We cancelled (free cancellation) - we couldn't take the risk of having to quarantine on return.
We would have had to return by 17th August in order to isolate for 14 days before returning to school...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jul 20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By A&S&O
When I checked prices on BA's website, it showed...

When I checked prices on BA's website, it showed the cheapest fares as hand luggage only, with the second tier price including checked baggage.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jul 20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By A&S&O
Not sure if this is what's happening in your...

Not sure if this is what's happening in your case, but we've noticed that the initial prices shown on BA's website don't show taxes and fees.
For example we got an inbound and outbound fare showing...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 29 Jul 20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,665
Posted By A&S&O
We are due to go 17th - 27th, but aren't going to...

We are due to go 17th - 27th, but aren't going to risk it in case we have to lock down on return. We would need to come back on the 17th in order to return to school \ work after 14 days isolation...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Jul 20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By A&S&O
We like staying on Palm Parkway LBV - near to...

We like staying on Palm Parkway LBV - near to Disney Springs and plenty of places to eat, but not too busy. We always stay at the Extended Stay, although it may not be to everyone's taste.

Easy...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Jul 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By A&S&O
Questioning no one in particular and realising...

Questioning no one in particular and realising amounts will vary -
How much does a villa cost?
How much does a management company charge?
What is a typical annual income?
How much is insurance?...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Jul 20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By A&S&O
We've often thought of doing this too, but have...

We've often thought of doing this too, but have found it difficult to find out any definitive information. I sometimes wonder if people are reluctant to help potential new owners because it will mean...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Jul 20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By A&S&O
Not much help I'm afraid, but I don't think there...

Not much help I'm afraid, but I don't think there are many shuttles to "all" the parks - certainly not Disney. They tend to drop off at just one or two parks and you have to get additional transport...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 24 Jul 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By A&S&O
They are the prices we expected. I wonder if they...

They are the prices we expected. I wonder if they are having to limit passengers on crossings, so need to increase prices to cover their costs / profits?

Interestingly that there are a load of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jul 20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By A&S&O
Although quite a trek from LA / Disney, we'd...

Although quite a trek from LA / Disney, we'd recommend San Francisco - Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and the Cable Cars.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 19 Jul 20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By A&S&O
We bought passes over the phone in March using ...

We bought passes over the phone in March using
Shareholders discount. They sent us paper temp passes.
The codes on the temp passes allow you to register online and book ONE day in the park - this...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jul 20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By A&S&O
Toilet seats don't sound very comfortable for a...

Toilet seats don't sound very comfortable for a long journey.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 18 Jul 20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By A&S&O
If its a proper ticket (not one that comes free...

If its a proper ticket (not one that comes free with your hotel stay), they will take the face value of it off the price of an annual pass.
Use your ticket to go in to the park, then go to the...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 18 Jul 20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By A&S&O
Gosh, aren't ferry prices expensive!

Looking to book Dover - Calais for mid August and was expecting around 90.
DFDS and P&O are both 180, Tunnel is 233.

Has anyone got any discount codes?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jul 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By A&S&O
Keep an eye on the seats you've booked. Many a...

Keep an eye on the seats you've booked. Many a time have we booked a flight and chosen seats well in advance, only to have a plane change without being told.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By A&S&O
Different layout to what I was envisioning. I...

Different layout to what I was envisioning. I assumed you'd be near the very back.
We sat in middle seats right next to the toilets, the noise of the toilet door opening and closing was more...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,838
Posted By A&S&O
We like those blocks of 2 seats. If you go nearer...

We like those blocks of 2 seats. If you go nearer the back, I think there's slightly more room.
Only slight problem is, they have often run out of food choices when they get there.
Airlines seem to...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Jul 20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,689
Posted By A&S&O
We bought in early March, before lockdown. We...

We bought in early March, before lockdown. We rang and ordered by phone and they sent temporary tickets. They activate on first use.
This may be a problem for you at the moment as officially you are...
Forum: Tickets 9 Jul 20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Good luck - try - ...

Good luck - try -

guest.mail@wdw.disneyonline.com
wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com
Ticket.Inquiries@disneyworld.com
Forum: Tickets 9 Jul 20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
We're trying to speak to someone in person. We...

We're trying to speak to someone in person. We were hoping they would rather extend our passes than pay out money.
Our argument is going to be that, although they have refunded for when the parks...
Forum: Tickets 9 Jul 20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Our tickets are showing an expiry of 8th August...

Our tickets are showing an expiry of 8th August on MDE.

We were hoping to be able to use them next Easter and had asked numerous times by email. They told us the would pass it on to the AP team.
...
Forum: Tickets 9 Jul 20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Just checked our credit card and they've refunded...

Just checked our credit card and they've refunded 331.42 for each Platinum Plus pass. Not what we wanted at all.
Forum: Tickets 9 Jul 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Did this happen automatically, or did you contact...

Did this happen automatically, or did you contact them?
Forum: Tickets 8 Jul 20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Ours expire in August too. I think we need to...

Ours expire in August too. I think we need to contact them to see if we can negotiate having them available next Easter (and visit the parks), otherwise give us a refund (and not visit the parks).
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 7 Jul 20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By A&S&O
Self Isolating in France

Although France seems to have dropped the requirement to prove your travel from the UK is essential, they are still requiring 14 days self isolation on arrival.

Does anyone have any thoughts or...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 6 Jul 20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,402
Posted By A&S&O
Mobile We never found a campsite, so gave up looking a...

We never found a campsite, so gave up looking a long time ago. What's the one you use?
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 6 Jul 20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,402
Posted By A&S&O
You're right, about parking - there is a car park...

You're right, about parking - there is a car park in the centre of the hotel, partly ground level, partly underground. I think the charges are per day, rather than per visit. However, we've never...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 6 Jul 20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,402
Posted By A&S&O
That's just why we like it. We can have breakfast...

That's just why we like it. We can have breakfast while we're getting ready. There's a fridge for storing milk and sandwich stuff. We can cook an evening snack.
Very close to the hypermarket.
It...
Forum: Tickets 6 Jul 20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,267
Posted By A&S&O
Mobile We'd like to know if we will be able to use them...

We'd like to know if we will be able to use them next Easter or if we need to ask for a refund. If we can use them next Easter, then we can get on and book flights.
So, fairly important for us yes.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 6 Jul 20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,402
Posted By A&S&O
Mobile We've worked out that we pay around 10 a day for...

We've worked out that we pay around 10 a day for Disney. With annual passes we get early entry too.
Plus we like our free drinks and muffins in Salon Mickey!

We always try and book with them...
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