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Forum: General Chat Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By DonnaD
My daughter takes Fluoxetine (Prozac) for...

My daughter takes Fluoxetine (Prozac) for anxiety. It works very well for her even though she often struggles with other medications. It has given her a life back.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
The film is very real. The Magic Castle hotel and...

The film is very real. The Magic Castle hotel and many others like it are quite common on 192. Some have now been turned into longer lease efficiencies with more secure terms at least.

The...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
I don't know anywhere that specifically takes...

I don't know anywhere that specifically takes food donations. I would definitely just leave anything unopened for the cleaners. They are very likely to take it home especially in a villa.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
Thanks for researching it. That sounds like good...

Thanks for researching it. That sounds like good news actually as loads of businesses survive Chapt 11 and make a fresh start.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By DonnaD
My daughter struggled to get an Uber in...

My daughter struggled to get an Uber in Celebration recently due to surge pricing. As all businesses are struggling to get staff, I am sure many drivers have switched to other jobs. They also may be...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,919
Posted By DonnaD
Did anyone read the full article? Considering it...

Did anyone read the full article? Considering it was from the New York Post, it was actually quite balanced. A few important points that I thought off from personal experience before reading it:
...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By DonnaD
I had another look at the new sign on the old...

I had another look at the new sign on the old Shoneys' site today. It is going to be "Sickies' Garage " not Stuckey's. What an odd choice!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By DonnaD
I won't be going either! I would never eat enough...

I won't be going either! I would never eat enough to make it good value. One serving at Bone Fish Grill is enough for me.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
One of my daughter's best friends was living in...

One of my daughter's best friends was living in motels on 192 for years. Her mother was working in Walmart for ages before they finally managed to move to a small house near Poinciana recently. The...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
I believe it is a whole chain issue rather than...

I believe it is a whole chain issue rather than specifically the few left in the Orlando area. Hopefully they will survive, I don't know any details.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Jun 21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
They do have a far more innovative and often more...

They do have a far more innovative and often more healthy menu than most. I wish they would open on 192. Their growth is mainly in residential rather than tourist areas.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Jun 21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
I haven't been there but it has a very good...

I haven't been there but it has a very good reputation locally. And it is locally owned rather than one if the usual national chains.
Forum: General Chat 17 Jun 21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
I don't deny there is a gun problem in the US...

I don't deny there is a gun problem in the US. Most shootings are not of random strangers though. Our personal safety was much more at risk if the forced intruders into our home hadn't found the car...
Forum: General Chat 16 Jun 21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
Alot of those "suspect neighborhoods" are just...

Alot of those "suspect neighborhoods" are just where poor people live. They are the people traveling an hour on the bus to clean your room at Disney or wash your rental car at the airport. I have...
Forum: General Chat 16 Jun 21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,890
Posted By DonnaD
Well I live here and don't even own a gun. I am a...

Well I live here and don't even own a gun. I am a US citizen so easily could but have no need to. At home I am probably far safer than I was in the UK. The vast majority of crime reported on Nextdoor...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
It is very strange. When I search on Google Maps...

It is very strange. When I search on Google Maps it doesn't even show under Village Inn locations. If I put in the street address it does show but is marked permanently closed with no opening hours...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
I like Perkins as well but I hate to say that the...

I like Perkins as well but I hate to say that the whole chain is struggling abit. It definitely isn't one opening new locations. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't relocate the Crossroads one...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By DonnaD
That one reopened ages ago as well.

That one reopened ages ago as well.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By DonnaD
And the old Shoneys nearby is finally being...

And the old Shoneys nearby is finally being converted to "Stuckey's Garage". It looks similar to Ford's Garage. I suspect the all you can eat model at the budget end just isn't profitable enough...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By DonnaD
The one across from Celebration is only about 5...

The one across from Celebration is only about 5 miles further east and east one of the first to reopen. It also looks bigger so might have more choices.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Jun 21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By DonnaD
My daughter had some at Island H2O waterpark this...

My daughter had some at Island H2O waterpark this week. That is the new waterpark connected to Margaritaville on 192.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
All the restaurants, shops etc here are...

All the restaurants, shops etc here are desperately trying to recruit staff.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By DonnaD
Yes they have mostly all reopened. Sweet...

Yes they have mostly all reopened.

Sweet Tomatoes have all closed permanently due to pre Covid financial reasons

Chinese etc ones like Hokkiado and Ichiban are open

Golden Corral branches...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By DonnaD
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By DonnaD
Disney ones aren't open as buffets but offsite...

Disney ones aren't open as buffets but offsite ones are so there is nothing actually preventing Disney from opening them again.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
I did change the wording of my post because I...

I did change the wording of my post because I wasn't 100% sure. I don't go by that area too often. This weekend I definitely didn't notice a Village Inn sign. Most places have reopened by now if they...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 15 Jun 21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By DonnaD
I have been to numerous shops, restaurants,...

I have been to numerous shops, restaurants, Universal and 2 hotels recently. I can confirm that plenty of people are still wearing masks but no one is monitoring vaccination status etc. There are...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jun 21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By DonnaD
The one near SeaWorld is not temporarily closed...

The one near SeaWorld is not temporarily closed. I am sure when I drive by the most the building had been completely remodeled and is now a Chedders. The only one in the Orlando area is now in St...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,612
Posted By DonnaD
My daughter has MCAS (Mast Cell Activation...

My daughter has MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). Initially we thought her itchy mouth etc was from a mild nut allergy. She had one episode that was so bad she needed to use an EpiPen. When she...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,612
Posted By DonnaD
If the 111 protocol is to send him to A&E you...

If the 111 protocol is to send him to A&E you shouldn't hesitate to go IMO. That is official NHS advice that it IS appropriate for you to take him there. The hospital will be able to quickly do any...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jun 21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By DonnaD
The construction on the route from Miami to MCO...

The construction on the route from Miami to MCO is well underway. The extension to Disney Springs and Tampa is much further in the future.
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,616
Posted By DonnaD
I am currently at a disability conference in...

I am currently at a disability conference in Florida. The key note speaker was an autistic actor who has starred in 2 shows on Broadway. He is also married with children. He talked about still...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jun 21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By DonnaD
There are definitely alot more restaurants near...

There are definitely alot more restaurants near Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms. There will be even more by next year as the area is still growing.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Jun 21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By DonnaD
I only remember seeing them at Universal and Sea...

I only remember seeing them at Universal and Sea World. Definitely none at Disney. I can't think of anywhere not in a park but someone else might.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 12 Jun 21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By DonnaD
I think you would be ok going that early. Will...

I think you would be ok going that early. Will definitely be much busier later or on Sun/Sat.
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By DonnaD
Have you tried them with soy milk? I can't stand...

Have you tried them with soy milk? I can't stand real milk either.
Forum: General Chat 11 Jun 21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,068
Posted By DonnaD
I ways thought they looked dangerous in the...

I ways thought they looked dangerous in the house. I can't imagine using them outside.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Jun 21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By DonnaD
The Morse Museum is in Winter Park. It gets very...

The Morse Museum is in Winter Park. It gets very confusing with Winter Park, Garden and Haven all near Orlando! Park is the only one on the Sunrail line
Forum: Accommodation 8 Jun 21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By DonnaD
My pool is currently 84 with no heat. We have had...

My pool is currently 84 with no heat. We have had two massive rain storms that added at least 4 inches of water and probably cooled it down. As mentioned heaters are usually set at 87f so wouldn’t...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Jun 21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By DonnaD
In general many of the communities have lakes and...

In general many of the communities have lakes and some of the houses back onto them. You really need to look at individual villas not whole communities. Sunset Lakes is unusual in having such a...
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