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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Nov 17, 08:30 AM
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Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile We’re just back and had a different experience...

We’re just back and had a different experience. From landing to driving out in the hire car, it was 59 minutes!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 24 Oct 17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,412
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile DH and DS really enjoyed the refurbished Hulk, it...

DH and DS really enjoyed the refurbished Hulk, it was also down last time we were here.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 21 Oct 17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,412
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal - Day 5, RPR and IoA

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Moved to the Royal Pacific Resort today, our room is in tower 3, very handy for the pool and water taxi. Our room wasn't ready so we headed...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 20 Oct 17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,359
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal- Day 4, SeaWorld And Aquatica

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Went back to SeaWorld to do the favourites again, Manta,Mako and Kraken for the boys, aquariums for me. Matthew fed the sharks, which he...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 19 Oct 17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,487
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal - Day 3, Kennedy Space Centre

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Up earlyish for the drive to KSC - managed Togo through a Sunpass toll by accident as I was overtaking a truck and couldn't get back to the...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 18 Oct 17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,618
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal - Day 2, Shopping, Disney Springs And Aquatica

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First stop was a Denny's on the way to the Premium Outlets at Vineland Rd. We all had breakfast from the $2/4/6/8 menu - DS had all you can...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 18 Oct 17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Nice and easy just to pop across the road to the...

Nice and easy just to pop across the road to the Village Inn. DS was most entertained by the laid back and slightly wacky waiter!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 17 Oct 17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Lovely meal in Tony Roma's- excellent service,...

Lovely meal in Tony Roma's- excellent service, very friendly place, been renovated since we were last there.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 17 Oct 17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Had a really good day - although the rides were...

Had a really good day - although the rides were saying 15 minute wait time, they were actually just walk-on. New ride next year too - Infinity Falls
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 17 Oct 17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Actually stayed quite dry on Atlantis - have come...

Actually stayed quite dry on Atlantis - have come off other rides like Jurassic Park soaking wet!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 17 Oct 17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,332
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal - Day 1, SeaWorld

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Had a good nights sleep, not waking til about 5.30, much longer than we usually manage. Banana and a muffin for breakfast and a wee wander...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 15 Oct 17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing at (mostly) Universal - Travel Day 2

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Had a good nights sleep at the Crowne Plaza and got their shuttle bus to Terminal 2. Checked in, dropped bags and headed through security...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 15 Oct 17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,395
Posted By macchu picchu
Relaxing At (mostly) Universal - Travel day 1

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Headed down to Manchester today on the first leg of the journey. The usual running around emptying bins/fridge, packing of last minute...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Thanks for the info everyone, we'll see how it...

Thanks for the info everyone, we'll see how it goes at the other end.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Pre TSA green tick

Did online check-in today and my son's (age 13) electronic boarding card has 'Pre TSA' on it with a green tick - ours doesn't. What does this mean - I know you can apply for Pre TSA (we haven't) but...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 13 Oct 17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Thank you for all the suggestions - think I'll...

Thank you for all the suggestions - think I'll get them something nice in Sephora and then some cheaper Elf goodies at Target.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 11 Oct 17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Make up for teenage girls

Does anyone have any recommendations for shops/brands that do good, reasonably priced make up for teenage girls. I'd like to get my nieces ages 13 & 14 some things from America.
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 29 Sep 17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,516
Posted By macchu picchu
We are at RPR for a week soon, so your report has...

We are at RPR for a week soon, so your report has been so useful - the maps are a fab idea, will be pointing my DH to your trip report so he can see how many places are nearby. Definitely trying...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By macchu picchu
There is nothing better than some Orlando...

There is nothing better than some Orlando planning on a cold, wet, gray day (we get quite a few in Scotland) - I think I get as much pleasure out of the planning (and Dibbing!) as I do the holiday...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 26 Sep 17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,962
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Thoroughly enjoying Isabella's trip reports and...

Thoroughly enjoying Isabella's trip reports and art too!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 21 Sep 17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Lovely photos of Epcot - my favourite park. Never...

Lovely photos of Epcot - my favourite park. Never done breakfast at Garden Grill - just dinner, but the roll looked fab! We're also not a fan of Millers, having had a similar experience to you.
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 18 Sep 17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By macchu picchu
When we go in October, we are going to both. Have...

When we go in October, we are going to both. Have been to Aquatica before and love it, especially Roa's Rapids - my son enjoyed the park at ages 7, 9 and 11. This year we'll try out Volcano Bay -...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Thanks for the info - that explains the large...

Thanks for the info - that explains the large price rise! Was hoping for a more comfy seat for my dodgy cartilage-free knees but will just up the painkillers instead!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile PE upgrade price shock!

Went on the Virgin Holidays live chat this morning to enquire about the availability and cost of upgrading to PE on a Sun flight from Manchester in Oct. Was shocked to be quoted £1260 each - a total...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Sep 17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By macchu picchu
We had a trip to Shell Key from Pass-A-Grille...

We had a trip to Shell Key from Pass-A-Grille (just south of St Pete Beach https://www.thedibb.co.uk/external/link.php?a=aHR0cDovL3Zpc2l0cGFzc2FncmlsbGUuY29tLw%3D%3D). It's a very short boat trip and...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Sep 17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,255
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile Can you use them in both parks in the one day?

Can you use them in both parks in the one day?
Forum: Beyond the Parks 31 Aug 17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By macchu picchu
Can also recommend Skidders - stayed at the...

Can also recommend Skidders - stayed at the Tradeswinds nearby and went a few times.

We went for a trip to Shell Island - get a boat from Pass-A-Grille, which also worth a wee wander...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Aug 17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,437
Posted By macchu picchu
Think I may have to adopt your Rule No 1! ...

Think I may have to adopt your Rule No 1!

Great photos, going to be staying at RPR this Oct so lovely to hear about your stay, especially things like the express passes for Harry Potter and the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Aug 17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By macchu picchu
We're doing 12 nights this Oct, 5 down by...

We're doing 12 nights this Oct, 5 down by SeaWorld then 7 at the RPR, no Disney. Hoping for a more relaxed holiday, getting more time to enjoy all the attractions. Will also have a day trip to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Aug 17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By macchu picchu
Having chargers and US adaptors in the hand...

Having chargers and US adaptors in the hand luggage can be a godsend. We had a 26 hour delay on the way home last year - my son was making many new friends by sharing his charger in the airport...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Aug 17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,603
Posted By macchu picchu
As a fellow Aberdonian, I also think there is...

As a fellow Aberdonian, I also think there is nothing smart about paying $4.50 for a bottle of water!
The milkshake looks amazing - will have to show my son your photo, he's really looking forward...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 13 Aug 17, 06:22 PM
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Views: 22,608
Posted By macchu picchu
Mobile By getting distracted by your superb post and all...

By getting distracted by your superb post and all the fabulous comments, I no longer have enough time to do the usual dull Sunday evening chores, so many thanks.

Hope you manage to get to the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 30 Jun 17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By macchu picchu
Great activity to occupy the children if other...

Great activity to occupy the children if other things are busy. The Mexican one is inside the pavilion (and in the air conditioning!) a lot which is lovely if it is hot. My son liked having the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By macchu picchu
Flying from Terminal 2 - will have a look at the...

Flying from Terminal 2 - will have a look at the airport website if it is only about £20 - thanks you for the info Madfish.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jun 17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By macchu picchu
Airport lounges with Avios - Manchester

Does anyone know if there are any airport lounges at Manchester that you can use Avios to book? Would be a nice surprise treat for DH and DS. Would need to be one a 13 year old can get into, with a...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Jun 17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,788
Posted By macchu picchu
We're staying in the RPR in Oct and will...

We're staying in the RPR in Oct and will definitely be going. My son is determined we WILL be in at the start of early entry and do as many of the rides as soon as we can, especially the water...
Forum: Itineraries 15 Jun 17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By macchu picchu
Staying the night at the Royal Pacific, Hard Rock...

Staying the night at the Royal Pacific, Hard Rock or Portofino hotels is definitely worth it - just arrive very early (around 7am) at the hotel to check in and get your FOLP printed before heading...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Jun 17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By macchu picchu
We had a week there in 2015 - my son was 11 then...

We had a week there in 2015 - my son was 11 then. Loved all the activities, cabana on the beach, very relaxing. Did trips to Busch Gardens and a boat trip out to Shell Key. Hotel room was fine and...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 7 Jun 17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By macchu picchu
Also reading this with tears running down my face...

Also reading this with tears running down my face at your descriptions of the houses and scare actors! That would be me if I was brave enough to ever set foot in HHN. My husband thinks I would be...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 7 Jun 17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,073
Posted By macchu picchu
I am so with you on rides like Rip Ride Rocket -...

I am so with you on rides like Rip Ride Rocket - they are the devil's work! I use my status as Official Bag Holder to avoid them like the plague. Loving the look of the Cowfish, that's definitely on...
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