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Forum: General DVC Discussion Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By Shooby doo
Optimistic for Sept, 3rd try at this trip! It's...

Optimistic for Sept, 3rd try at this trip! It's hard to be optimistic when you have Witty standing up & saying Covid is here to stay but the flip side, if that is also the case, is that we will have...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 22 Jan 21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Shooby doo
I think they are working on a skeleton staff plus...

I think they are working on a skeleton staff plus a load were made redundant! I got an answer today on a question asked on the 14th!
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 22 Jan 21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Shooby doo
I just did it online, I was able to Bank my '20...

I just did it online, I was able to Bank my '20 points straight away but the Borrowed took a couple of days to go back to '21 - not sure if it would be any quicker if I had actually spoke to them...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 22 Jan 21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Shooby doo
Currently they are returning to their Original...

Currently they are returning to their Original UY, done this last week, but they are warning that they don't know how long this temporary measure will last.
It does really highlight one of the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jan 21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Shooby doo
It's great that they are doing the whole "Book...

It's great that they are doing the whole "Book with Confidence" thing but the end date of Apr '22 hasn't moved since last year so it definitely limits your options. In an ideal world we would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jan 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,600
Posted By Shooby doo
Just to say that although Biden is talking about...

Just to say that although Biden is talking about a 100 day mask mandate he has very limited powers in where he can enforce this, it is up to "state by state" to decide how strictly they will/would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jan 21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Shooby doo
Try Twitter, they take ages but eventually...

Try Twitter, they take ages but eventually someone should get back to you. Only problem I can see is that you have moved it already but at the end of the day another voucher doesn't really harm them...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jan 21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Shooby doo
Just moved from 6th May, like you from Sept '20,...

Just moved from 6th May, like you from Sept '20, to Sept '21 & almost frightened to jinx it ! Of the 3 holidays that we had booked last year we managed 2 nights in a tent at the beginning of Oct! We...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 19 Jan 21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Shooby doo
You have to wonder what colour the sky is in the...

You have to wonder what colour the sky is in the "Disney" World, those price increases coupled with recent changes make me wonder if they are based in an alternate reality! Not sure who is going to...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 19 Jan 21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Shooby doo
As long as you cancel before the end of your...

As long as you cancel before the end of your Banking window, then you can Bank those points. If you have Borrowed any, then current rules are that they will return to their initial UY
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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jan 21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Shooby doo
Yt I wasn't sure on the add-ons, I only really...

Yt I wasn't sure on the add-ons, I only really noticed when the voucher was a lot less than I knew I had paid, I then checked & saw that it was the flight only portion. Currently got a cancellation...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jan 21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Shooby doo
Unbelievably very easy ! Go through the normal...

Unbelievably very easy ! Go through the normal booking process & when you get to the payment info page, there is a box to type in your voucher number, literally as easy as inputting your payment...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jan 21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Shooby doo
BA- Book with Confidence good to know

Hi Folks,
Just thought I'd put my experience of this in words & hopefully prevent anyone, just like me, that wasted time:
Now it must be in there somewhere but I couldn't see it but to "Modify" a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jan 21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,600
Posted By Shooby doo
Well just moved our May to Sept, flights were...

Well just moved our May to Sept, flights were paid for so not a lot of option with an end date of April 2022:erm: I'm almost afraid to say what I think as I was supremely confident last June, when I...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 16 Jan 21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Shooby doo
Current Restrictions/Rules

Just thought that I would update on current rules as far as our experience with cancelling bookings:
Original stay was Sept 2019, modified to May 2020 then we made the decision to cancel- when we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 31,748
Posted By Shooby doo
More cost cutting, next you will have to pay for...

More cost cutting, next you will have to pay for transport to the parks! Maybe as a result we all will take our Disney tinted glasses off & realise that they are nothing special & just the same as...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Jan 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Shooby doo
I've just had a change on our May flights but it...

I've just had a change on our May flights but it was an internal change on the Gatwick to Glasgow portion, currently coming back up slightly later, but other than that the flights are the same.
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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Dec 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Shooby doo
Yt not sure where the $15/hour come from, like...

Yt not sure where the $15/hour come from, like everything these days is it just plucked out of the air because it sounds good ? You know like wear a mask for 100 days not 99 or 101 !:pgig: I can only...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 13 Dec 20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Shooby doo
We have a Jun UY on a typical Sept/Oct travellers...

We have a Jun UY on a typical Sept/Oct travellers but you only mention Sept '22, what are the plans after this ? Base your UY around when you are likely to travel for the majority of the time IYKWIM...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Dec 20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Shooby doo
Donna I didn't know that there were exceptions?...

Donna I didn't know that there were exceptions? JB has openly stated that he want's "to kill" the "tipped minimum wage" so I would expect that it's all encompassing IYKWIM, you would then gather from...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Dec 20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Shooby doo
How will the $15 minimum wage effect prices?

Before the bun fights start I am going to mention Tipping but not interested in whether you agree with it one way or the other but more how the "new" minimum wage will affect things.
Now I'll start...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Dec 20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Shooby doo
Now not saying that it's always the case but, &...

Now not saying that it's always the case but, & particularly more so in recent years, it's very hard to do a "apples to apples"- especially in the Deluxes. As Sha has stated, any difference could be...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 8 Dec 20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Shooby doo
Not really too much of a difference for us, being...

Not really too much of a difference for us, being Sept "tourists" but does probably mean that we are less likely to wait until last week (of Sept) & then have 2 higher weeks in Oct.We generally like...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Dec 20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Shooby doo
Well just reading their website you have to set...

Well just reading their website you have to set up a Direct Debit so I would expect that the payments start after a month ? Of course I could be wrong :pgig:
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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Nov 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Shooby doo
I think the simple answer is that Dining plans...

I think the simple answer is that Dining plans will return once they can secure their supply chain not to mention once they know which (non-disney) Restaurants make it
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Forum: Tickets 29 Nov 20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Shooby doo
With a 21 Day Ultimate Currently unavailable, I...

With a 21 Day Ultimate Currently unavailable, I can't think of any park tickets that extend beyond 14 days & in some cases it is based on how many days you buy eg a Disney 5 day has only 8 days to be...
Forum: Tickets 28 Nov 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By Shooby doo
Op slightly confused :confused2 why are you...

Op slightly confused :confused2 why are you dealing with Disney? If you bought from a third party seller then isn't your contract with them? I would expect that if Disney did extend you would still...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Nov 20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Shooby doo
Next year could be different in that in an...

Next year could be different in that in an attempt to recoup some of this year's, lost HHN revenue,so run earlier & later but at a guess possibly Tues 2nd for the last night
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Forum: Tickets 19 Nov 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Shooby doo
Loulou I "feel" your pain, I know the holiday...

Loulou I "feel" your pain, I know the holiday companies are "struggling" but when you are getting the "runaround" it is frustrating- had a similar experience with EJ
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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Nov 20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Shooby doo
Actually as far as Velocicoaster it could just be...

Actually as far as Velocicoaster it could just be that which is rammed but not the rest of the park, last year we couldn't get anywhere near Hagrid's but the rest of the park was ok.
Generally...
Forum: Tickets 18 Nov 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Shooby doo
I wouldn't be 100% sure that Universal are at...

I wouldn't be 100% sure that Universal are at fault, some of the big TA's hold the tickets "on option" so don't actually buy them until they "have" to, even though you may have paid. I can only say...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Nov 20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Shooby doo
Hard to predict, first off the delay to the...

Hard to predict, first off the delay to the headliners will change some peoples plans. The vaccine helps but how long will it take to vaccinate a population the size of the US ? But more importantly,...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Nov 20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Shooby doo
Tusker House if I had to do one, it also helps...

Tusker House if I had to do one, it also helps that it's decent food but with the caveat that I don't think any of the buffets are worth it- you're looking at the best part of $300 plus tip there &...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Nov 20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Shooby doo
Disney wise either of the 2 Wilderness Lodge or...

Disney wise either of the 2 Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom- whilst I'd say the rooms aren't super special ( IMO the rooms at RPR are of a higher more modern standard) the resorts are stunning...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Nov 20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,281
Posted By Shooby doo
Sandy the only dessert replaced was the QS one,...

Sandy the only dessert replaced was the QS one, the TS one is still the same, there were however a few places allowing this to be "swapped" for a small side salad or soup but never done it so don't...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 11 Nov 20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By Shooby doo
We keep flip flopping TBH, I've mentioned this...

We keep flip flopping TBH, I've mentioned this before but will re-iterate, what is scary is the amount that it still costs you to have that holiday even though in theory you don't have accommodation...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shooby doo
I don't know if it happened but I know Shanghai...

I don't know if it happened but I know Shanghai were looking at re-introducing fireworks, until they can increase capacity I don't see them returning - not sure if I made this up :pgig: but I have...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Nov 20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Shooby doo
I'd guess the reason you can't upgrade is that...

I'd guess the reason you can't upgrade is that you have already used your AP, this was also the previous policy when trying to upgrade a 2 park "normal" pass to a 3 park AP.
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Forum: General DVC Discussion 9 Nov 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Shooby doo
You have to get your mind thinking that your...

You have to get your mind thinking that your points "just" need to be available to use for your booking- for an August UY you can basically start from Sept. Things would be slightly easier if they...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Nov 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shooby doo
before Disney can even think about parades they...

before Disney can even think about parades they will need to re-employ the 1000's of staff they've just let go but I'd be surprised if they aren't back before next summer in some form. TBH Keely I...
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