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Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 30 Oct 20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,273
Posted By collybird
What a pity about Yachtsman, especially after...

What a pity about Yachtsman, especially after having such a gorgeous steak the previous evening. The steaks do look gorgeous but I did find there that the fillet is the only way to go. I am...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Oct 20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
Unreal. Is it actually possible they could have...

Unreal. Is it actually possible they could have gone that quickly? Good luck tomorrow.
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 29 Oct 20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,641
Posted By collybird
We did Animal Kingdom After Hours last year and I...

We did Animal Kingdom After Hours last year and I was hoping they'd let us through the Standby line at FOP (I had read they offered this option) but sadly it wasn't to be, so the 'real' queue still...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By collybird
This is one of the truest things I have ever read...

This is one of the truest things I have ever read :cry:
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 28 Oct 20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
Been thinking of you today and hoping you were...

Been thinking of you today and hoping you were all sorted, hopefully won't be too long before you here back.

I totally forgot about the DVC resorts appearing for September! We're £7,795 for 2...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 28 Oct 20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,901
Posted By collybird
I love the thrill of finding a last minute sought...

I love the thrill of finding a last minute sought after ADR, although a rare FP is even better.

Taking the monorail to Epcot has been on my Bucket List for years. We were supposed to do it last...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 27 Oct 20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,994
Posted By collybird
We have had 2 out of 2 poor visits to Raglan Road...

We have had 2 out of 2 poor visits to Raglan Road and have sworn never again. However, there are now rumbling that MIL may embark on a trip in 2022 and I know she would LOVE it. So we may find it...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Oct 20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,287
Posted By collybird
How can you not like Pan?! :omg: I will admit I...

How can you not like Pan?! :omg: I will admit I am not the biggest fan of Pooh, but Panís a classic Ė the flight over London is so special.

I love your MK Magic Shot. Wish we had sought out...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Oct 20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,967
Posted By collybird
Poor Captain, it is for the best that he was...

Poor Captain, it is for the best that he was oblivious, imagine the his embarrassment had he he cottoned on!

Glad you didn't let the rain deter your day. My OH likes to down tools at the first...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Oct 20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,970
Posted By collybird
Joe, Iíve often wondered about the sneezing with...

Joe, Iíve often wondered about the sneezing with your eyes open thing myself.

Loved your pictures from the plane, I get travel sick and it is aggravated by looking out the window, so I never get...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Oct 20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,753
Posted By collybird
Firstly, I apologise for taking so long to get...

Firstly, I apologise for taking so long to get around to reading. I just have not felt in the right frame of mind. Secondly, I am almost certain you had a premonition of what was to come when you...
Forum: Tickets 20 Oct 20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By collybird
Have you tried on the desktop website? I was...

Have you tried on the desktop website? I was unable to link my tickets via the app.

The reservation number I needed to link was a mixture of letters and numbers, did OAT provide you with this?
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Oct 20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
That is fantastic news! Bet you're glad you...

That is fantastic news! Bet you're glad you challenged them. Good to hear WhatsApp was efficient too.

Fingers crossed the inbound Reward seats show straight away and you can get booked up soon.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 19 Oct 20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
That's good news! Hopefully they'll get back to...

That's good news! Hopefully they'll get back to you soon.

On the plus side, a lot of the people looking to book the Rewards seats for the outgoing will likely be waiting for the same ingoing...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 17 Oct 20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
I'm not a fan of the new Virgin schedule, we've...

I'm not a fan of the new Virgin schedule, we've already booked for 2022 and have had to settle for 13 nights! If OH can get the extra leave approved we'll try to extend the trip.

I hope you get...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 17 Oct 20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
That's a great price! I am off to have a nosy. ...

That's a great price! I am off to have a nosy.

Our flight has been moved forward so we'll only be a day behind you now.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Oct 20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
Is it common for Reward flights to be released at...

Is it common for Reward flights to be released at a later date? How frustrating. I hate having to wait to secure bookings, I have absolutely no patience.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 57,844
Posted By collybird
I booked on Tuesday, the CM advised it would take...

I booked on Tuesday, the CM advised it would take around a week. From past experience, it usually takes longer, so I wasn't too fussed. Just tried to day and it's already linked.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By collybird
Just wanted to update this in case anyone in...

Just wanted to update this in case anyone in future is has same query.

I called TUI again today and we have now successfully amended our package to a Fly Drive. We also moved the date. Both...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Oct 20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,629
Posted By collybird
Yes, very simple to amend :)

Yes, very simple to amend :)
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Oct 20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
I am glad you've got a price you're happy with! ...

I am glad you've got a price you're happy with! What room type did you book?

I know a lot of people think the prices are high even with the discount but I was happy with them. We saved over...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Oct 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,629
Posted By collybird
Excellent news! So excited.

Excellent news! So excited.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By collybird
Amending TUI Package to a Fly Drive - anyone done this?

Does anyone have any experience amending on online TUI package to flight and car only?

I called them yesterday and spoke to someone who confirmed this would be possible for £50 pp amendment fee. ...
Forum: Tickets 14 Oct 20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By collybird
This is the news I have been waiting for! ...

This is the news I have been waiting for!

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 13 Oct 20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
From what I have read, I think that the DVC...

From what I have read, I think that the DVC Rental Stores have been quite good around cancellations, but I feel the same way as you do - too risky just now, I wouldn't feel comfortable booking. You...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 13 Oct 20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
I definitely don't envy your dilemma! I had...

I definitely don't envy your dilemma! I had hoped the Epcot resorts would have been within our budget with the discount but it wasn't to be.

Once the carrot of the Dolphin has been dangled I...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 12 Oct 20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
I am so excited to see that OKW is included! ...

I am so excited to see that OKW is included!

I think we're still a little too far out for the DVC resorts to show for our dates but hopefully we'll be able to get an idea of the costs from...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 10 Oct 20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
I'm pretty much of the same mindset, that it's...

I'm pretty much of the same mindset, that it's Deluxe with a room discount or Dolphin. The dream for me would be able to snag Boardwalk (or Beach Club) at a similar price to Dolphin. Then all the...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 10 Oct 20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,940
Posted By collybird
Oh Lisa, I have missed so much :wavey: I didnít...

Oh Lisa, I have missed so much :wavey: I didnít realise you had started a new PTR. Iíd been looking out for updates on your cancelled trip thread. Silly me! :blush:

I had been thinking about...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Oct 20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By collybird
Once again we almost have matching countdowns...

Once again we almost have matching countdowns :heart:
Forum: Tickets 10 Oct 20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By collybird
Thank you for this, just checked them out. ...

Thank you for this, just checked them out.

We are really spoilt with the 14 Day Ultimates. 8 day tickets with park hopping £430+ for September :omg:
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Oct 20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By collybird
We're going in September and I've booked our...

We're going in September and I've booked our parks, not because I was scared we were going to miss out, just for something to make it seem a little more real.

I am hoping that the reservation...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 57,844
Posted By collybird
Amen to that! I never thought I would see...

Amen to that!

I never thought I would see the day that the Swan and Dolphin were cheaper than a moderate.
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,628
Posted By collybird
Mobile I am so sorry Shona. I was just thinking of you...

I am so sorry Shona. I was just thinking of you all yesterday wondering how you were getting on. Love to you all xxx
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By collybird
Thanks Tracey! Always found Virgin to be...

Thanks Tracey!

Always found Virgin to be on the high side, but Endless Summer (13 nights) is less than £2500 for flights direct from Glasgow for two adults. Our (cancelled) TUI flights for this...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By collybird
Ooo this is tempting! Never used Virgin...

Ooo this is tempting!

Never used Virgin before, what are they like with amendments? Would likely move to a Disney hotel once they were available. And are their Disney prices usually reasonable?
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 19 Sep 20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By collybird
I did not know you have never done Astro Orbitor,...

I did not know you have never done Astro Orbitor, you have to do it, just for the views. We either do it at rope drop, or during MNSSHP. It is such a faff though with the lifts, I donít know why...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 19 Sep 20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By collybird
Iím really impressed with the social distancing...

Iím really impressed with the social distancing measures they have put in place, in particularly the screens in the queues that look at though they were always there. It scares me how much money...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 19 Sep 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By collybird
Itís so lovely that you can still tell how happy...

Itís so lovely that you can still tell how happy you are through your masks.

I canít believe you managed to get Mickey Waffles!

I really love the DLP Small World, the building is so beautiful...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 19 Sep 20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By collybird
Itís funny how the weather was Florida-esque for...

Itís funny how the weather was Florida-esque for you.

Ratatouille really is a great ride, itís is what Disney is all about for me, accessible for all. I think itís going to be a huge hit in World...
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