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Forum: Tickets Today, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Joshie1
Florida Escapes - yes or no?

Weíve used Florida Escapes from time to time for tickets but have read a few not so positive reviews here.
They do have a great deal on for Universal tickets for next year. So, would you use them?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Today, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Joshie1
We are traveling next July and have our parks...

We are traveling next July and have our parks booked but totally not set in stone. I know we will want to go to 4 different parks on the first 4 days and after that, have randomly picked parks to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 Jul 21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By Joshie1
I love driving in the USA - have driven in...

I love driving in the USA - have driven in various states. The first few times we went as a couple DH didnít have his licence so I did all the driving. Nowadays we share it though I am quite happy...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jul 21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,065
Posted By Joshie1
If you fly from Dublin you arrive as a domestic...

If you fly from Dublin you arrive as a domestic passenger as have cleared customs in Dublin.
Forum: General Chat 26 Jul 21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,242
Posted By Joshie1
The Footner packaging says to consult a doctor...

The Footner packaging says to consult a doctor before using if diabetic.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jul 21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,065
Posted By Joshie1
Another Irish Dibber here. Weíve stayed in a...

Another Irish Dibber here.
Weíve stayed in a villa on nearly every trip - works out better value than staying in a hotel if you are a family of 5. The alternative would be a ďsuiteĒ which is an...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jul 21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,525
Posted By Joshie1
Reading this thread has made me determined to get...

Reading this thread has made me determined to get ours done this weekend for next summer. Got my new passport during the weeks so am all set.
OP, hope you get an early appointment. I have read of...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 21 Jul 21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Joshie1
There is one near Disney - I havenít been to any...

There is one near Disney - I havenít been to any other but would guess it isnít the biggest around. It is at Rolling Oaks beside Super Target.
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By Joshie1
We would probably go through 3 to 4 cans in two...

We would probably go through 3 to 4 cans in two weeks - family of three (adult sized).

I usually spray and rub rather than try to cover everywhere with spray.
Forum: General Chat 20 Jul 21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Joshie1
I absolutely love Heuchra - my favourite plants...

I absolutely love Heuchra - my favourite plants in my garden.The bumble bees love them too which is a bonus. I have 5 different varieties in various parts of my flower beds so far.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Jul 21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By Joshie1
I wear these Crocs everywhere in Orlando...

I wear these Crocs everywhere in Orlando including the waterparks. Not all Crocs are clogs.
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/20593/1ba54e5209e8d7.jpg
Forum: General Chat 20 Jul 21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By Joshie1
Coppertone Sport for us SPF50 for me and 30 for...

Coppertone Sport for us SPF50 for me and 30 for the other two. I am very fair skinned and burn easily. I never burn with Coppertone. DH also uses the stick on his face as he sweats a lot and this...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jul 21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Joshie1
I booked RPR for next July through Travel...

I booked RPR for next July through Travel Republic with a small deposit - fully refundable. They then had a great offer about a week later so I cancelled the original booking and booked under the...
Forum: General Chat 18 Jul 21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Joshie1
My sister lives there - itís a lovely town to...

My sister lives there - itís a lovely town to visit.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Joshie1
When I had to cancel last year I got my refund...

When I had to cancel last year I got my refund within 24 hours. Their systems may have changed since then but it was very straightforward- only wish other suppliers had been so efficient.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Jul 21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By Joshie1
Iím not looking to book just yet. I just gave the...

Iím not looking to book just yet. I just gave the example of prices for the OP to show that they are on their way back to normal.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Jul 21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Joshie1
Well - have just come out of that rabbit hole!...

Well - have just come out of that rabbit hole! They are lovely, think that might be the winner.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jul 21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,531
Posted By Joshie1
Has anyone noticed on DFB that the symbols for...

Has anyone noticed on DFB that the symbols for the DDP are showing on the menus for the Food and Wine at Epcot?
Maybe grasping at straws here but could it mean it will be back (in whatever form)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jul 21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Joshie1
We did breakfast there but it was about 9 years...

We did breakfast there but it was about 9 years ago. We werenít blown away by the breakfast and certainly werenít over loaded with food or attention by our servers on the day. However we did it...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By Joshie1
Some of the car hire prices for next July on...

Some of the car hire prices for next July on Autoeurope are looking like ďnormalĒ for that time of the year - Budget being an example. Iím holding out for Alamo though as want to pick up from Disney...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Jul 21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Joshie1
I never used to burn on my head but have done...

I never used to burn on my head but have done this summer - could be something to do with thinning hair - had a bright pink parting line in my head a few weeks ago after meeting a friend outdoors for...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Jul 21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Joshie1
What is your hat of choice ladies?

Iíve realised this afternoon while sitting in the glorious sunshine in our garden that my head is going to be bright pink if I donít wear some type of head covering next July in Orlando.

Looking...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jul 21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Joshie1
I phoned yesterday afternoon at 3.30pm all...

I phoned yesterday afternoon at 3.30pm all prepared for a long wait - I got through immediately. I was using the freephone number from Ireland - donít know if that goes through to a different call...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jul 21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By Joshie1
I just made the switch - I had initially booked a...

I just made the switch - I had initially booked a standard but this is our last blast trip to Orlando so - Grand Destino Tower here we come!
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By Joshie1
Iím the same as you. I think I might be more...

Iím the same as you. I think I might be more aware of them when on our next trip as will be trying to find the smells people talk about.

On a completely different note, my Neutrogena facial...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jul 21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Joshie1
Iím the same - I like how it looks too :grin:

Iím the same - I like how it looks too :grin:
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jul 21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Joshie1
I like a shower with a door - Disney seem to do a...

I like a shower with a door - Disney seem to do a lot of showers with curtains - even in Grand Floridian. It was one of my deciding factors in choosing CSR.
I have a non tower standard room booked...
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jul 21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Joshie1
Small thing - shower in tower has a clear glass...

Small thing - shower in tower has a clear glass door, non tower rooms have frosted glass.
Toilet and shower behind a door in non tower rooms, shower in the one room with wash basins in the tower...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Jul 21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Joshie1
Given that this is the first year of the parks...

Given that this is the first year of the parks reservation system working with parks open for full capacity, I donít think you can categorically state people will be ok waiting until January to book...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Jul 21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Joshie1
I didnít even expect an email . Just kept trying...

I didnít even expect an email . Just kept trying my reservation number on MDE and got it to link fairly quickly.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Jul 21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,531
Posted By Joshie1
From reading elsewhere US visitors who would have...

From reading elsewhere US visitors who would have paid for the DDP in the past have found they are saving money by not having the DDP. Looks like Disney realise they are losing money by not having...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Jul 21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Joshie1
I was able to link with 25 hours of my booking...

I was able to link with 25 hours of my booking confirmation- I only booked a few weeks ago.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 30 Jun 21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,531
Posted By Joshie1
I like to dream - DS and I missed our trip with...

I like to dream - DS and I missed our trip with QSDP last year and had a whole spreadsheet done up with best value snacks from some of the wonderful trip reports on here. It was to be our first time...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Jun 21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Joshie1
Historically Disney have been slower with...

Historically Disney have been slower with construction projects than Universal- while Covid has had an impact, it has always been this way.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jun 21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Joshie1
That would suit us fine :grin:

That would suit us fine :grin:
Forum: Accommodation 28 Jun 21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Joshie1
I cancelled and rebooked - it was free. I checked...

I cancelled and rebooked - it was free. I checked the t&cs when I first booked to make sure there was free cancellations. You can phone them and ask to see if your original booking has free...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Jun 21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Joshie1
No they havenít. From the Universal website:...

No they havenít.

From the Universal website:
Get More Rides, More Often
When you stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, you'll receive free* Universal Express Unlimitedô to skip the regular lines...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Jun 21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Joshie1
Definitely better in your pocket!

Definitely better in your pocket!
Forum: Accommodation 25 Jun 21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Joshie1
Travel Republic reductions

Iíve been price watching for RPR next July. Travel Republic have a decent discount on their prices for the next few days.
Forum: General Chat 24 Jun 21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Joshie1
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/20593/6e453aa...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/20593/6e453aa89760d7.jpg

Donít know how I missed this one when it came out last year - in my basket now :)
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