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Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants Today, 09:18 AM
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Posted By mick
Thank you very much for taking the time to do...

Thank you very much for taking the time to do your food trippie :spin: thoroughly enjoyed reading along you had some great meals
Look forward to next time


Joan:wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By mick
Us two possibly but mainly for the ability to do...

Us two possibly but mainly for the ability to do twilight check in here and DS check in on the way home.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By mick
I agree with other poster's thoughts that it's a...

I agree with other poster's thoughts that it's a 9 hour bus ride in a tin tube. We've used TC PE from MAN four times recently primarily because, at the time of booking, they've been up to 1,000...
Forum: General Chat Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,720
Posted By mick
So sorry to read this,sending best wishes to your...

So sorry to read this,sending best wishes to your husband for all his treatments ahead
Forum: Beyond the Parks Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By mick
Whenever we go to the scenic lake boat ride we're...

Whenever we go to the scenic lake boat ride we're lucky enough to always park kerbside about 5 minutes from the lake. Never checked how long you're allowed though.

Or you could do what we plan on...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Thank you Donna for explaining the "gizmos" and...

Thank you Donna for explaining the "gizmos" and "thingys" far better than I did. :grin:

As you say while VTP is admin fee free and discounted toll charges = win/win.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Just a thought. Have you tried entering the 16...

Just a thought. Have you tried entering the 16 digit card number without spaces?

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
The only way I can see it not being popular is if...

The only way I can see it not being popular is if they eventually introduce an admin fee which is in excess of the current Alamo/Avis maximum.

The only thing I'm currently thinking about is how...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
As you say the worst that will happen to us if we...

As you say the worst that will happen to us if we get charged twice is that I'll drive through the Sunpass lanes at the three plazas on 417 south to either j2 or j3 (as the mood takes us) which will...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
In our experience tolls range from $1 to $2.50 so...

In our experience tolls range from $1 to $2.50 so it depends where you are driving. According to their web site they say you get a small discount on the paying cash rate but they don't seem to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Hope all the thingys and gizmos work well for...

Hope all the thingys and gizmos work well for you. Maybe you can pop back on later and share your experiences. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
PS This is a screenshot of the eastbound...

PS

This is a screenshot of the eastbound toll plaza on the Osceola Parkway just short of The Loop.

You can clearly see the "gizmos" and "doodahs". You obviously can't see the VTP "thingy" as I...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Loads of assumptions but something inside the bit...

Loads of assumptions but something inside the bit of VTP thingy that you hang from your mirror must trigger something in the overhead gizmo to charge $1.75 for instance to your CC that you lodged...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
My guess :grin: is in my post #18. Avis are...

My guess :grin: is in my post #18.

Avis are the same as every other car hire company in Florida and charge on a toll by plate basis. Some Avis cars do have a transponder but it doesn't matter if...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By mick
Another great day :spin: Joan :wave:

Another great day :spin:


Joan :wave:
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By mick
A good day at Aquatica :spin:

A good day at Aquatica :spin:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Florida Addict Could you please allay...

Florida Addict

Could you please allay Lumiere (and later Dibbers) fears please. Hopefully no extra admin fee and toll charges have hit your CC beyond VTP?

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
You don't have to opt in or out of any Sunpass...

You don't have to opt in or out of any Sunpass scheme as far as I know - except of course Dollar :(. All Sunpass is toll by plate in Florida so simply driving through any Sunpass lane without...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
For as long as it stays on the free promotion I...

For as long as it stays on the free promotion I can't see any faults at all with the VTP. Apparently you also get a small discount on the posted toll charges as well. I suppose if they introduce a...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
I think that you have to leave your youngest...

I think that you have to leave your youngest child at the terminal desk as security if you opt out. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
All explained in the Sunpass link that I posted -...

All explained in the Sunpass link that I posted - Traveller Information then Rental Vehicles.


It could cost you over $50 a week even if you only go through one toll :(

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
Never stayed on site so don't ask me about DDP...

Never stayed on site so don't ask me about DDP. Apart from MVMCP in 2014 haven't been to a park since 2010 so I don't talk about Fast Passes. As for Uber and Lyft - isn't that a new M&S heavy duty...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
If the VTP is successful I guess I won't be asked...

If the VTP is successful I guess I won't be asked regularly to post my toll plaza photos which I seem to have done at least a hundred times over years.

First one on 417 south after leaving MCO
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 751
Posted By mick
First of all have a look at this. ...

First of all have a look at this.

https://www.sunpass.com/en/about/whereToUseSunPass.shtml

The home page tells you exactly where all the toll roads are. Including a few Cashless ones mostly...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By mick
We've never stayed on site at any WDW resort but...

We've never stayed on site at any WDW resort but visit Boardwalk from DS every holiday. Maybe done it a dozen times over the past few years and our bus always seems to go Swan, Dolphin, Yacht, Beach,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By mick
The official ESTA web site recommends that you...

The official ESTA web site recommends that you print them or take a digital copy.

Do I need to bring a printout or digital copy of my travel authorization to the airport?

No. DHS will be able...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 22 Aug 19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By mick
Lovely day :spin: Joan :wave:

Lovely day :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By mick
The only time we've seen an application email...

The only time we've seen an application email from them is when we've done a group application. Done it once in ten years and it was the only time it came back pending. ;) All the other 5 or so each...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By mick
Yes it's very tragic. One reason that we have...

Yes it's very tragic. One reason that we have always printed our ESTAs since Jan 2009 as the web site suggests you do.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By mick
As you say there's those two options to retrieve...

As you say there's those two options to retrieve a current status and if the passport number one keeps failing not sure what else to do - apart from a phone call as I mentioned earlier.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By mick
I can't help I'm afraid unless you're asking...

I can't help I'm afraid unless you're asking about old people with PEMCs ;)

However most travel policies are written "per person" - you're not paying 5,000 each for flights are you? :confused2
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By mick
Maybe not what you want to hear. :( There's...

Maybe not what you want to hear. :(

There's only two of us and we always book a full size with Alamo. In recent years we've had Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By mick
Yes I agree that if they are providing a service...

Yes I agree that if they are providing a service to help get a better car in the group you've booked or helping set the car up it's certainly worth a few $$$ tip.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Aug 19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By mick
Our recent experience is the same as most Dibbers...

Our recent experience is the same as most Dibbers (at least into MCO). No customs forms for at least a year. There's a good chance that the Immigration Officer may ask if you have food though.
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By mick
Way back in time and maybe in the last millennium...

Way back in time and maybe in the last millennium :grin: we recall booking with the old Travel City Direct and flying into MCO on BA and we do remember being "strongly encouraged" to use the courtesy...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Aug 19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By mick
Welcome to the DIBB. For future reference...

Welcome to the DIBB.

For future reference "Guest Services" where you started the thread is for technical and IT queries - hopefully the Mods will move it to "Shopping"

Anyway there's a Publix...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By mick
The bus may also call at Swan, Dolphin and...

The bus may also call at Swan, Dolphin and Boardwalk but I can't recall the order. The same bus serves all four. Maybe even the Yacht Club is a separate stop as well. :confused2

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By mick
The route to the escalator serving the monorail...

The route to the escalator serving the monorail has recently been altered (last couple of years at the most). In the previous arrangement the lift, in theory, was only for disabled use. You now walk...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By mick
Catch a WDW bus. :grin: Mick

Catch a WDW bus. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Aug 19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By mick
Never booked with VH but I understand some that...

Never booked with VH but I understand some that do need to go to the garage kiosk in A to collect some documents.

You don't need to go down to the tunnel to get to side B - simply down to level 1...
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