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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By sky13
Generally I tend to be on flights that mean I get...

Generally I tend to be on flights that mean I get to my resort around 7pm-ish. In the past, I've done both extremes on arrival day - collapse into bed (maybe with a quick stop at the food court for...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 Oct 21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By sky13
I flew in/out of this airport (SNA/John Wayne) in...

I flew in/out of this airport (SNA/John Wayne) in 2012, after reading that this was a better airport to use if going to Disneyland than LAX. I just used Super Shuttle to get from SNA to the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By sky13
I was a very early adopter of the Kindle and went...

I was a very early adopter of the Kindle and went through the Kindle 2, Kindle 3, and the Kindle Paperwhite.

While I loved the Kindle Paperwhite and still have it, I barely touch it these days as...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By sky13
I have a Nespresso Creatista Plus. It does the...

I have a Nespresso Creatista Plus. It does the usual Nespresso pod to espresso/lungo that all the Nespresso original line machines do, but also comes with a milk steaming wand so that I can steam...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 21 Oct 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By sky13
Singapore! Daiso's been around here for quite a...

Singapore! Daiso's been around here for quite a while now and I tend to pop in there every now and again to pick up a few things. They sell so much useful stuff at extremely reasonable prices...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By sky13
It'd be really nice for me if they keep the...

It'd be really nice for me if they keep the LHR-MCO route - in the past where I'd flown with BA to Orlando I would typically fly into LHR (due to flight routes from where I am only going into LHR)...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 15 Oct 21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By sky13
Daiso is brilliant, we have them where I am but...

Daiso is brilliant, we have them where I am but it's more expensive than 100Y/item here (apparently 165Y/item according to currency conversion). Even at this higher price though their items are still...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Oct 21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,425
Posted By sky13
Stayed there in 2018. I deliberated over the...

Stayed there in 2018. I deliberated over the booking for ages before booking it because of the price (even with an offer for our dates!) but finally went ahead and booked it. We absolutely loved it,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,214
Posted By sky13
As others have mentioned - these masks need to be...

As others have mentioned - these masks need to be properly fitted to work as intended, if they are not properly fitted there will be gaps between the mask and your face that allow particles to go...
Forum: General Chat 30 Sep 21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By sky13
I've used one before though this was a few years...

I've used one before though this was a few years ago (2017 perhaps?), left some luggage there for a few hours while I went wandering around central London.

The one I used was located just next to...
Forum: General Chat 24 Sep 21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By sky13
I have one of the Knomo Beauchamps too and it's...

I have one of the Knomo Beauchamps too and it's fantastic. I use it to carry around a laptop (sometimes) and an ipad on my commute and it's really comfortable.
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Sep 21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By sky13
Singapore is really small, so the city itself...

Singapore is really small, so the city itself (City Hall, Orchard, Marina Bay areas) isn't that far from Sentosa! That being said some of the hotels on Sentosa are a little bit further away from...
Forum: General Chat 22 Sep 21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By sky13
I actually had Invisalign for a couple of years...

I actually had Invisalign for a couple of years but it couldn't correct my bite even after refinements - so after discussion with my orthodontist I actually switched to braces. Currently on braces...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Sep 21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By sky13
Most antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 look for...

Most antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 look for antibodies against either S (spike protein) or N (nucleocapsid protein).

In a COVID-19 infection, the virus makes all its proteins including both the S...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Sep 21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By sky13
I've deflated my Mickey balloon before and...

I've deflated my Mickey balloon before and brought it home. Fairly easy to deflate it on my own once I figured out the knots. Have yet to re-inflate the ones I've brought home, though!
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By sky13
I run but 99% of my runs are not in any way fun...

I run but 99% of my runs are not in any way fun at all!

However - I read a quote along these lines years ago and it's stuck with me since - "You'll never regret going for a run" - and so far this...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Sep 21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,325
Posted By sky13
I don't normally book Disney holidays until maybe...

I don't normally book Disney holidays until maybe 1-3 months before the trip (with some exceptions e.g. when I did runDisney as that required booking the races months in advance), so I don't have...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By sky13
I definitely remember this and the thread with...

I definitely remember this and the thread with Dibbers who were out there that time!

Remember being out there and slowly starting to hear more and more news about Irma. At first there was a lot...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,169
Posted By sky13
I don't have exact figures but my best guess is...

I don't have exact figures but my best guess is perhaps around 10% - some years more (especially if multiple Disney trips in the same year), some years less (last year and this year being 0%!).
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Sep 21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By sky13
Our border controls are still really strict - for...

Our border controls are still really strict - for most countries (including the UK) you can't even enter Singapore as a tourist at the moment; and even if you can enter Singapore there is still a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 53,843
Posted By sky13
I had a similar conversation with friends (who...

I had a similar conversation with friends (who all know I'm addicted to WDW holidays), and came to the conclusion that at the moment I wouldn't go even if the entire trip was free. I'm just not...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By sky13
I've done several solo trips to WDW but I usually...

I've done several solo trips to WDW but I usually base myself at a Disney hotel, most often Pop. This is mainly for ease of getting around using Disney transport, plus I personally feel safer staying...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By sky13
It's been a long time since I've been to...

It's been a long time since I've been to Switzerland but I have really fond memories of it and would love to go back again!

Both times I went I got a Swiss Travel Pass which made getting around...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By sky13
I live in Singapore, and have had annual passes...

I live in Singapore, and have had annual passes to Universal Singapore in the past though I've not been since maybe 2018 or so. When I had an annual pass I used to drop by there for a couple of hours...
Forum: General Chat 1 Sep 21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By sky13
I actually quite like how the calories are...

I actually quite like how the calories are displayed on menus sometimes, it has helped steer me towards lower calorie options on various occasions!

For example - I enjoy drinking cappuccinos,...
Forum: General Chat 30 Aug 21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By sky13
I actually created my own theme park music...

I actually created my own theme park music playlists based on info I could find online and various Spotify playlists! And partly also based on listening to bits of Disney soundtrack music and going...
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,901
Posted By sky13
I lost about 2.5 stone before COVID-19, have now...

I lost about 2.5 stone before COVID-19, have now put a stone of that back on since COVID-19 started. :( Mainly because I've been running much less and eating more snacks...

Pre-COVID I used to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Aug 21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By sky13
I've done several solo trips to WDW! Most...

I've done several solo trips to WDW! Most recently a 2 week trip in 2019. They're great fun and I'm hoping to do another one when travelling becomes more feasible.

My first ever solo Disney trip...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By sky13
If I'm rope dropping and trying to get on a ride...

If I'm rope dropping and trying to get on a ride before everyone else:
MK: 7DMT or Peter Pan
Epcot: Test Track or Soarin or Frozen
DHS: With the new additions probably Slinky Dog Ride or the Star...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Aug 21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By sky13
I spent 5 days in Disneyland California in 2018...

I spent 5 days in Disneyland California in 2018 and most people here will say that's too long!

Disneyland is much much smaller in size than Disney World, with only two parks. They somehow cram a...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning & Days Out 20 Aug 21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By sky13
Definitely the gingerbread in Grasmere - it was...

Definitely the gingerbread in Grasmere - it was so good! I've been half tempted to order it online (it's that good) except that I've been put off by the cost of shipping to where I am in the world.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Aug 21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By sky13
United uses Washington-Dulles as a hub, so you...

United uses Washington-Dulles as a hub, so you may be able to get some good prices booking multi-city with United for UK-Washington then Washington-Orlando then Orlando-(transit airport)-UK or...
Forum: General Chat 13 Aug 21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,650
Posted By sky13
Trying to visualise my rooms as an undergraduate...

Trying to visualise my rooms as an undergraduate now!

I haven't been a student for a while but from what I remember some nice things to have included:
- Mini fridge - I just got a tiny one from...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning & Days Out 12 Aug 21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By sky13
I used to like booking with BA to fly via London...

I used to like booking with BA to fly via London so that I could head into London for a few hours on transit. Usually had around 6-8 hours for the transit, so I would head from Heathrow into central...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Aug 21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By sky13
So I haven't been in WDW over Thanksgiving but I...

So I haven't been in WDW over Thanksgiving but I was in Disneyland on Thanksgiving day in 2018. I don't really remember there being anything special going on in Disneyland though, other than it being...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By sky13
Plane for me (yes in economy) than in car!...

Plane for me (yes in economy) than in car! Usually a smoother ride (barring turbulence), on board in flight entertainment, and I even like the food they serve on some flights. And easier to get up...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 9 Aug 21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By sky13
It's been years since I've taken the Eurostar...

It's been years since I've taken the Eurostar from St Pancras to DLP, but one other route you could consider looking at would be Eurostar from St Pancras to Lille, then the TGV from Lille to Marne La...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Aug 21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,063
Posted By sky13
I'm finding 2021 a lot better than 2020. ...

I'm finding 2021 a lot better than 2020.

Not in terms of travel (pretty much impossible for me to travel where I am), but in terms of the fact that there is a fairly effective vaccine which...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 9 Aug 21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By sky13
No problem :) It was a good tour, we're quite...

No problem :) It was a good tour, we're quite happy we did it as it was a nice quick tour of LA without having to spend too much time, and importantly we didn't have to worry about transport and...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Aug 21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By sky13
I've stayed at a range of Disney hotels including...

I've stayed at a range of Disney hotels including deluxe/moderates and their equivalents at other Disney resorts and some of the values at WDW, and my default go to resort at WDW is still Pop. To the...
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