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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By loldis
This question came up recently and the answer was...

This question came up recently and the answer was overwhelmingly yes, so think Helen was just unlucky.

I didn't use them but yes, had them in the envelope both ways. I always keep a set of earbuds...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By loldis
I'm sure I've read people have had problems with...

I'm sure I've read people have had problems with Post Office's card as well. I used Revolut in MDE without any issues.

You can use gift cards but you can't save them in MDE so have to enter the...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By loldis
Yes you do, onsite privileges are valid until...

Yes you do, onsite privileges are valid until midnight. If you're switching down to a value/moderate, they may have trouble finding your deluxe booking as it'll show you checked into your new resort...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By loldis
Yes there is, it's at the other end of the block...

Yes there is, it's at the other end of the block on I-Drive.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,828
Posted By loldis
No it's not, it was a holiday last weekend. This...

No it's not, it was a holiday last weekend. This week was forecast as lower crowds, it's usually the quietest week in January. TP has it as a 4.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Yesterday, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By loldis
Direct flight for me. Indirects on the return are...

Direct flight for me. Indirects on the return are easy but I never sleep well on flights so always prefer to arrive later so I'm not struggling through the day. If you're really concerned about the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,841
Posted By loldis
No more than people travelling with a cold or the...

No more than people travelling with a cold or the flu bothered me and they've never been denied boarding. I think restrictions were necessary in the early days but long term, it always needed to be...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By loldis
They did briefly remove the requirement for about...

They did briefly remove the requirement for about six weeks in June/July, it was brought back due to Delta and then numbers in Osceola never went low enough for CDC to reduce the risk before Omicron...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By loldis
There were reports that a third of Disney hotel...

There were reports that a third of Disney hotel bookings were cancelled in August, mostly due to Delta. It was taken a lot more serious than Omicron is, I remember a load of cancellation threads on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,111
Posted By loldis
No, but they have a similar FlyReady option where...

No, but they have a similar FlyReady option where you can upload your docs through manage booking.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By loldis
Long overdue family trip :thumbs-up Just...

Long overdue family trip :thumbs-up

Just checked, it's 1 PCR and 2 LFTs to enter NSW now. That's slightly better!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By loldis
As above, it's never been a PCR. I am...

As above, it's never been a PCR.

I am crossing fingers that most travel testing gets binned soon though, as my next trip is currently multiple PCRs (Australia).
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By loldis
Delta spike, attendance was well below expected...

Delta spike, attendance was well below expected levels as many cancelled. I'm expecting this August to be much busier, but probably still moderate towards the end of the month.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By loldis
Half term makes no meaningful difference to the...

Half term makes no meaningful difference to the crowds at Disney since it's 90% domestic guests, it only affects the flights. Better to check US calendars for potential busy periods. But no harm...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By loldis
Official guidance hasn't been updated yet. Boris...

Official guidance hasn't been updated yet. Boris only mentioned the test AFAIK, so I would assume so.

ETA: Announced now - still need to do PLF but it will be simplified.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By loldis
Agreed, I wouldn't book it yet. I just wouldn't...

Agreed, I wouldn't book it yet. I just wouldn't turn up on the day without a booking.

I booked my test about 2-3 weeks in advance. Even that far out, the return test rules changed while I was on...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By loldis
Currently only the LCCs operate this route...

Currently only the LCCs operate this route direct, I would go with Southwest.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By loldis
There's no penalty if it's a one off, but I have...

There's no penalty if it's a one off, but I have read that repeat offenders (especially AP holders) can be blocked from making further reservations.

You can cancel on the day as well, it's only...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By loldis
It's both. They've been running the parks well...

It's both. They've been running the parks well below capacity for years now to cut costs, even pre-Covid. Now they want to cut costs and have a reduced staff level.

But there's definitely more...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By loldis
You should book. They'll probably be able to fit...

You should book. They'll probably be able to fit you in if there's capacity, but I wouldn't chance it - especially with the current 1 day window.

The pre-departure test to return to the UK was...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By loldis
Everyone can book Genie+ at 7am, doesn't matter...

Everyone can book Genie+ at 7am, doesn't matter where you stay. It's the ILLS rides (e.g. RotR) that are from park open for offsite guests.

As a partner hotel, they get access to early entry to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By loldis
November is much lower demand. Early October...

November is much lower demand. Early October isn't bad either. It's only the weeks around half term where prices are really high.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By loldis
Lateral flow is fine, also called rapid antigen...

Lateral flow is fine, also called rapid antigen by travel test providers. And yes, you can do it at the airport the day before. This is what I did since I live near Gatwick.

No need for adults or...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By loldis
Agree with this! Although if it's the end of...

Agree with this! Although if it's the end of August, that's heading into the low season so it may only be moderate instead of busy. :d:

On my trip last month, I noticed absolutely no difference in...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By loldis
You can currently book right through to January...

You can currently book right through to January 2024.

For tickets only, I would purchase by around the 60 day mark since this is presumably when the rest of your balances are due. Outside of peak...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By loldis
Each day is booked/cancelled separately, and you...

Each day is booked/cancelled separately, and you can also only cancel for some of your group if you decide to split up for the day.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By loldis
I don't know if many companies would be willing...

I don't know if many companies would be willing to retest you if it's positive. But FWIW, a false positive is very rare as long as the test hasn't been contaminated. It's false negatives that drag...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By loldis
Your layover at PHL is a little short on the...

Your layover at PHL is a little short on the outbound but you should be fine if no delays and AA operate multiple PHL-MCO flights per day so can put you on a later one if you miss the connection.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By loldis
Not personally, I'm not a fan of buffets or the...

Not personally, I'm not a fan of buffets or the characters there so it's never been on my priority list. Especially now with the price of it. Also worth noting that the characters haven't returned...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By loldis
You're right - tbh I didn't look at what the...

You're right - tbh I didn't look at what the actual icons were. :d:

But the other point is still true. I would choose days based on what best fits your schedule rather than the crowd calendars...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By loldis
October has been excluded from offers in the last...

October has been excluded from offers in the last few years, so if free DDP comes back (I don't think it will) then I would be surprised if it's available for October dates.

For 2022, it was...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By loldis
There's no deposit when booking unless it's a...

There's no deposit when booking unless it's a dining event, which none of those are. But you will need to provide a credit card for security and may be charged a no show fee if you decide not to go...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By loldis
Usually Epcot is open later than HS so unless...

Usually Epcot is open later than HS so unless they are trying to jump in the RotR queue at closing time, I would go MK > HS > Ep for best time management and also to see fireworks.

From MK to HS,...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By loldis
You can request a video call up to 30 days before...

You can request a video call up to 30 days before your trip or visit guest relations in any park after you arrive. You'll need to discuss with the CM why queueing is difficult and they'll recommend...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By loldis
The busy day guide is available for June? ...

The busy day guide is available for June?
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/busy-day-guide.php?hours=06+2022

However crowd patterns have shifted massively from the data that most crowd calendars...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,307
Posted By loldis
They are, but BA have have about 60 777s in their...

They are, but BA have have about 60 777s in their fleet that were all delivered at different times so are likely to have multiple tech versions installed. So they may only have a portion of those...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By loldis
Make sure their app supports Android. Annoyingly...

Make sure their app supports Android. Annoyingly some of the providers only have iPhone apps available.

Love my Pixel. :thumbs-up
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By loldis
Agree on building 6. I had a lakeview room in 6...

Agree on building 6. I had a lakeview room in 6 (requested through the TP room finder) and it was so quick to the Skyliner and could cut down through building 10 to get to the buses via the carpark...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Jan 22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By loldis
I was planning on using Mears as they ran DME...

I was planning on using Mears as they ran DME anyway and have even taken over the old spot in MCO with the connect stops. So it's basically just new branding and a charge. But for 2 or more, it's...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jan 22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By loldis
Free nights is on now, you've already missed...

Free nights is on now, you've already missed dining credits. They are usually the only two offers for the year. But as above, October is considered one of the busier periods now and has been excluded...
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