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Forum: General Trip Planning Today, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Gill H
Mobile To be honest it will take you as long to walk to...

To be honest it will take you as long to walk to St Pancras as to go over to the taxi rank and wait for a taxi! St Pancras really is just a 10 minute walk up a straight road. Much easier IMO.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Where are the cookie smores please? Going...

Where are the cookie smores please? Going tomorrow!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Gill H
Last year at City Hall they said they didnt do...

Last year at City Hall they said they didnt do them any more, but I saw someone wearing one and asked her where she got it, and she said the hotel. So we nipped into the DLH and asked for one,...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Gill H
Mobile How long are they going for and do they plan to...

How long are they going for and do they plan to meet a lot of characters? The Photopass really isnt worth the money it costs. The only ride photos are Buzz, Hyperspace Mountain, Big Thunder and...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Probably 7 till 10am We always get to any...

Probably 7 till 10am

We always get to any hotel breakfast for 7am before the crowds (although NPB might not get crowds!)

It is a nice buffet and we werent hungry again till evening.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Gill H
Mobile In about 14 visits I never found time to swim,...

In about 14 visits I never found time to swim, but apparently all the pools are colder than we like them in the UK.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Look in MouseGear for Christmassy t shirts, or...

Look in MouseGear for Christmassy t shirts, or wait till you get there and buy the limited edition ones. Or both!
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I would never go to any on a weekend or evening. ...

I would never go to any on a weekend or evening. During the week in the morning we found Manchester great. We are in Preston visiting family this week so might go.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We didnt find that the case. In fact MK was...

We didnt find that the case. In fact MK was fairly quiet most days, MVMCP was much busier!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Nov 19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Gill H
Mobile There is luggage storage in the parks (you have...

There is luggage storage in the parks (you have to pay though).
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We didnt notice much difference during Jersey...

We didnt notice much difference during Jersey Week, except we heard some Noo Joisey accents!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Nov 19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,444
Posted By Gill H
Mobile The majority of the brunch at Palo on the Disney...

The majority of the brunch at Palo on the Disney cruise ships is a buffet. Its still extremely high end though - I have eaten there and loved it. I was under the impression the CG brunch was...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Nov 19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Could you fly the night before and stay somewhere...

Could you fly the night before and stay somewhere cheap? Ibis Budget Val dEurope or Hipark Serris?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Sorry you had a bad time. I would always advise...

Sorry you had a bad time. I would always advise skipping MK on Veterans Day. We picked up this advice from the Dibb so we scheduled our Universal stay over 10th and 11th Nov in 2014, so we would...
Forum: General Chat 11 Nov 19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I have bought the enamel ones every year for...

I have bought the enamel ones every year for years now. The paper ones just fall off me!

Actually I found it easier to buy an enamel one this year than I ever have previously. They were...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Nov 19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Well done. I would advise anyone who missed out...

Well done. I would advise anyone who missed out due to the weather to do the same.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Nov 19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gill H
Mobile You cant see the parade unless you are there...

You cant see the parade unless you are there over the Christmas period. You cant see any of the shows any other time. You cant see the fireworks show or pre-show any other time, or buy the...
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 42,942
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Thread necromancy...

Thread necromancy...
Forum: TV and Film 9 Nov 19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Youre just jealous you didnt get to do Let It...

Youre just jealous you didnt get to do Let It Go in the Tower Ballroom...!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Nov 19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gill H
Mobile You missed all the shows. Best bit! We last...

You missed all the shows. Best bit!

We last went in 2014

Got in 4pm, did castle lighting show, Totally Tomorrowland show, special limited merch, free hot choc and cookies. Then pre-fireworks...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Nov 19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Ring them up and they will sort it. Happens a...

Ring them up and they will sort it. Happens a lot.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Nov 19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,444
Posted By Gill H
Mobile The brunch is a really luxury meal though. I...

The brunch is a really luxury meal though. I have seen YouTube videos of it, and it would be for a very special occasion.

If you just wanted a normal brunch somewhere in WDW, there are plenty of...
Forum: Latest 9 Nov 19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,465
Posted By Gill H
We found it easier to do the second parade and...

We found it easier to do the second parade and last castle show on our visit in 2014. Many people leave after the fireworks.

It was scarily rammed in 2010 and 2014 so not a new thing.
Forum: Christmas 8 Nov 19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We do the version of Rudolph which is in the...

We do the version of Rudolph which is in the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas show at MK - thats similar. Great fun.

Im guessing Fairytale of New York is a no-no?! I am doing it at a work do...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 8 Nov 19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Looks like I picked the wrong time to cut down on...

Looks like I picked the wrong time to cut down on carbs.
Forum: Christmas 8 Nov 19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I have done this for years now, much nicer than...

I have done this for years now, much nicer than the overcrowded Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.

Love the Rekorderlig bar with hot spiced plum cider, hope it is back this year.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Nov 19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,444
Posted By Gill H
Mobile If you went to Japan, where tipping is considered...

If you went to Japan, where tipping is considered rude, would you force them to accept a tip? Obviously not.

So - same thing. Abide by the culture of the place you are in, even if you think it...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 8 Nov 19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Dont book without an offer - there is always an...

Dont book without an offer - there is always an offer! Either on the UK site or one of the other countries sites. Might be too early yet.

Midweek is cheaper (and quieter).

Book transport...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 7 Nov 19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gill H
Mobile The onsite packages include tickets for length of...

The onsite packages include tickets for length of stay. If offsite you need to buy tickets, and by the time you have bought about 3 days worth of tickets, it may be cheaper to buy an annual pass,...
Forum: General Chat 6 Nov 19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I always quietly ask for an extender as I get on...

I always quietly ask for an extender as I get on the plane and they sort it with no fuss.

Back row was fine for us, raised the armrest and shared our flab!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 5 Nov 19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Our last trip (September) was 200 for Eurostar...

Our last trip (September) was 200 for Eurostar and 200 for 3 nights at the Ibis. We bought annual passes.

Much as I love onsite, I will never pay a 4 figure sum for anything less than the DLH!
Forum: General Chat 5 Nov 19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By Gill H
Mobile The green green grass of home

The green green grass of home
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 4 Nov 19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Gill H
Mobile No fridges. You could take porridge pots? You...

No fridges. You could take porridge pots? You can get a kettle from reception.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 4 Nov 19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Gill H
Mobile DLH is lovely but its about 35 a head and...

DLH is lovely but its about 35 a head and definitely not worth that.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 4 Nov 19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Gill H
Mobile My fave is New York Style Sandwiches who do...

My fave is New York Style Sandwiches who do coffee, pastries, juice. Or Earl of Sandwich for a bacon egg and cheese muffin.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 3 Nov 19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We loved it when we stayed years ago and I gather...

We loved it when we stayed years ago and I gather it has really gone up in quality (and price) in recent years. Dont forget to use the free shuttle bus.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Nov 19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We timed our stay at Universal to be over...

We timed our stay at Universal to be over Veterans Day so we could have early entry and FOLP to beat the crowds. However, Universal Studios was practically deserted and IOA not much busier.

I...
Forum: TV and Film 2 Nov 19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,994
Posted By Gill H
Nope, she was on the money and Anton should have...

Nope, she was on the money and Anton should have shut up and listened. His choreo was awful.

And its Cuban motion Bruno, not Cuban motions. That sounds like something you get after a dodgy meal...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 2 Nov 19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Gill H
Just rounded it up, there is less of a tipping...

Just rounded it up, there is less of a tipping culture in France
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 2 Nov 19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We have done the Creole cake several times. ...

We have done the Creole cake several times. Soaking the fruit in all that booze for a week is amazing, you can get drunk jist opening the fridge!
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