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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Mar 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,032
Posted By Potterer
As you can see from my signature we have done...

As you can see from my signature we have done this twice, stayed at Universal before Disney.

Things to consider, moving hotels, not the actual transort inbetween but unpacking a bit and repacking...
Forum: Accommodation 3 Mar 20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Potterer
Technically Premier Inn's policy is that there...

Technically Premier Inn's policy is that there should be no more than 2 adults in a room, which includes any child over the age of 16!

I was assuming that is why you booked 2 rooms because 22 is...
Forum: Accommodation 3 Mar 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Potterer
Yes, I have just done a little search to see...

Yes, I have just done a little search to see which videos really show it and came across this channel, they stay at Port Orleans so know the resort well Links below. But also Tim Tracker does resort...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Feb 20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,409
Posted By Potterer
We stayed onsite so didn't have a freezer but did...

We stayed onsite so didn't have a freezer but did fill stainless steel bottles (like Chillis with a wide neck) with ice from the ice machines and filled and refilled them with water througout the...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Feb 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Potterer
I think first and foremost if you are looking to...

I think first and foremost if you are looking to eat at the resort then check out the different menu options for POR and POFQ.

There are lots of walk through videos on YouTube that might help you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Feb 20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Potterer
Thanks for that, it helps.

Thanks for that, it helps.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Feb 20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,803
Posted By Potterer
We also fly Aer Lingus so we book an extra night...

We also fly Aer Lingus so we book an extra night at the hotel where we are staying. Costly but easier for us to have access to beds for a quick nap, a shower etc.

We first did this by accident...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Feb 20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Potterer
This is why I am keen to avoid them. :d: Do...

This is why I am keen to avoid them. :d:

Do they use these planes all the time coming back from MCO or was I just unlucky?
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Feb 20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,186
Posted By Potterer
We are holding out until April as we want free...

We are holding out until April as we want free dining.

But as we are unsure on flight dates we will be booking a longer period than needed with Disney and then amending the Disney dates to match...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Feb 20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Potterer
South ones are bigger because of the shower room...

South ones are bigger because of the shower room layout, therefore opposite the sink area, against the other wall, is a large space to stash all your cases.

Premier Inn family rooms are great, my...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Feb 20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Potterer
I flew in business class August 2019 :grin: this...

I flew in business class August 2019 :grin: this review (https://www.turningleftforless.com/aer-lingus-a330-business-class-review-cheap-but-not-cheerful/) sums up what I was expecting, which, like...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Feb 20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Potterer
Aer Lingus - aircraft type knowledge

We are looking to book for 2021 probably end of July/beginning of August due to A level results and a younger child in secondary school.

We fly Aer Lingus Dub-Mco and last time flew back business...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Feb 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By Potterer
Ds1 finished his exams around 14th June but he...

Ds1 finished his exams around 14th June but he had a compulsory induction day at sixth form on the second week in July as his sixth form breaks up 2 weeks before the schools so they are empty of...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Feb 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Potterer
My two sons are best friends so it makes a...

My two sons are best friends so it makes a difference and even though the eldest sleeps like a starfish at times, and the youngest is a cover stealer they know that they either share or we don't go...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Feb 20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Potterer
I think all the 2 bed suites are in the towers,...

I think all the 2 bed suites are in the towers, so there is good and maybe not so good.

We specifically paid for a volcano bay view which was stunning, but it also meant we heard them before...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Feb 20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Potterer
We have done it twice, for the breakfast alone it...

We have done it twice, for the breakfast alone it was worth it for the convenience of just nipping down the corridor. Room views wise they are just the same as all the others.

We use the club...
Forum: Accommodation 4 Feb 20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Potterer
Free dining is available at value resorts but is...

Free dining is available at value resorts but is classed as a "breakfast."

It is in fact 1 QS meal credit so can be used at lunch or dinner as well. Not just a breakfast.

I would say either...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Jan 20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Potterer
Springhill Suites, fantastic little hotel...

Springhill Suites, fantastic little hotel. Breakfast is served on paper or polystyrene plates but apart from that, great shuttle, front of the queue for Seaworld and walkable to several restaurants...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Jan 20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Potterer
Sounds bliss! We love RPR and have stayed...

Sounds bliss!

We love RPR and have stayed twice. Easy walk to the park or a leisurely boat ride. Plus lots of places to eat at Citywalk.
Forum: Accommodation 20 Jan 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Potterer
If you have a look at this map...

If you have a look at this map (https://www.portorleans.org/alligator-bayou.php) here of POR we stayed in building 37 on the upper floor, so from just above where the 3 is for 37 taking tat path from...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Jan 20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Potterer
If you haven't already discovered...

If you haven't already discovered https://www.portorleans.org/ have a look at their site.

Re room requests details can be found here

https://www.portorleans.org/room-requests.php

We always...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Jan 20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Potterer
We have stayed at RPR club level twice. ...

We have stayed at RPR club level twice.

Officially we were told that access to the lounge was from 3pm (ie just as food stops being served for a bit) on the day you check in until 3pm on the day...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jan 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Potterer
We have done this twice. Flown MAN-DUB the day...

We have done this twice. Flown MAN-DUB the day before our DUB-MCO flight. We stay in a Premier Inn in Dublin then go back to the airport the next day.

Dh could not cope with a connecting flight on...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Jan 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Potterer
Cowfish, bread box (expensive for a sandwich...

Cowfish,
bread box (expensive for a sandwich but doesn't disappoint) Toothsome for a "milkshake" which has a cake on top,
Stone Cold for a thousand calorie milkshake (I wish I was joking about...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Jan 20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Potterer
You also get flannels in your room too. Love POR,...

You also get flannels in your room too. Love POR, hopefully back again next year.

At the water parks when you are done just go and get a towel, they may get you to tap your magic band which you...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Jan 20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Potterer
We stayed at Cabana and loved it, the easy 3-5...

We stayed at Cabana and loved it, the easy 3-5 minute walk to Volcano Bay was just what we needed.

Food court had lots of choice and a great atmosphere.

I will say that even though you can...
Forum: Accommodation 31 Dec 19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Potterer
I believe North is a typical PI room with one...

I believe North is a typical PI room with one large bed, one single and a pull out trundle bed that is raised up. But the trundle bed mattress is attached to the base meaning you cannot tuck the...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Dec 19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Potterer
We stayed there last year and loved it. The only...

We stayed there last year and loved it. The only negative is no in room safe but they are behind the front desk which was no issue to get stuff out of, obviously you need a member of staff.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Nov 19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By Potterer
I am not sure which videos you have watched on...

I am not sure which videos you have watched on YouTube but Keith Duffy (from Boyzone, so easy on the eye) has a daughter with autism and worked with Manchester airport on showing you the process of...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Nov 19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Potterer
How many people are you travelling with and if...

How many people are you travelling with and if you have children how old are they?

We always share but my now teen sons are best friends, always have been, rarely argue or fight and we don't spend...
Forum: Accommodation 7 Nov 19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,962
Posted By Potterer
Completely agree. Headline reads "once in a...

Completely agree. Headline reads "once in a lifetime" yet Disney claim "This family has received compensation from us numerous times over the past five years, and they continue to return" I know who...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Potterer
We have flown Aer Lingus twice from Dublin...

We have flown Aer Lingus twice from Dublin because Manchester VA flights were ridiculous.

We do fly in the night before but it massively adds to the cost because of the luggage! But we just...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Oct 19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Potterer
Radisson is the only one and yes the price is eye...

Radisson is the only one and yes the price is eye watering.

We stay at Premier Inn as do a lot of Dibbers, the two Premier Inns share a car park, the South one room has 2 double beds, the North...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Oct 19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By Potterer
Who was that with? We have used all sorts,...

Who was that with?

We have used all sorts, Expedia, Hotels.com for Tesco clubcard vouchers, just shop around. Also the earlier the better the deal I have found.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Oct 19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By Potterer
We flew with Aer Lingus twice, both times from...

We flew with Aer Lingus twice, both times from Dublin. Last time we came back business class and it was the best money we spent. We were on an old plane so not the new refurbished planes so no...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Potterer
Love, love, love Aer Lingus especially the price...

Love, love, love Aer Lingus especially the price and the pre-clearance.

We actually book it as separate tickets so Man-Dub return and Dub-Mco return. We fly in the day before and stay at the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Potterer
Definitely packing cubes and if you can afford it...

Definitely packing cubes and if you can afford it one colour per person. That way you just remove the cube and put it in a drawer or in our case (we stayed at POR) we just pulled a case out from...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Oct 19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Potterer
We use 51st and Green, we take empty refillable...

We use 51st and Green, we take empty refillable water bottles and fill up in there to take onto the plane (they don't do bottled water) but there are cans of coke, 7up? and the like, tea, coffee,...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Oct 19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Potterer
Where to even start? The food court, huge...

Where to even start? The food court, huge selection and good quality, lots of seating, you can sit overlooking the marina or the waterwheel.

The resort - we have stayed in Alligator Bayou all 3...
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Potterer
I haven't been a solo traveller but just from an...

I haven't been a solo traveller but just from an organisation point of view, you can pack a few days worth of clothing in one cube, so for us I actually wrap paper tape around the handle and write on...
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