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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Nov 19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,534
Posted By smevs
We did Hagrids ride just last week :grin:. ...

We did Hagrids ride just last week :grin:.

We got to the IOA entrance for 8:30 and the gates were opened just before 9 then was a dash through Dr Seuss land before we were filtered off into a...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Oct 19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By smevs
Well, I've tried several times now, on different...

Well, I've tried several times now, on different PC's in different browsers, and even on the app, and I get an error every time I try and check-in.

Has anyone done the throwaway booking and not...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Oct 19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By smevs
Thanks Mexy02 - just tried that and still getting...

Thanks Mexy02 - just tried that and still getting the same error message when trying to check-in with the US setting :(

I'll try again in a couple of days but if it doesn't make any difference and...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Oct 19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By smevs
Throwaway Booking - Do I Need To Check-In ?

Hi all

I know the subject of throwaway bookings divides opinion somewhat but we went for it when we first heard about it many months ago.

Magic bands have already been delivered to the personal...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Oct 19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By smevs
Thanks for the replies. Yes, we have 14...

Thanks for the replies.

Yes, we have 14 Ultimate tickets. We have cards at the moment but we have magic bands to collect when we get out there. I'm assuming that these will already be set up for...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 3 Oct 19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By smevs
The Void

Hi All

I've heard about The Void at Disney Springs and would like to check it out when we are over.

Does anyone know if it is still a Star Wars themed experience or has it changed to something...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Oct 19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By smevs
Magic Bands and Photopass

Hi all

It's getting close to our 'holiday of a lifetime' and making final preps but I'm a little confused with how the Photopass links to MDE.
I've got all 9 of us linked together in MDE and...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Sep 19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By smevs
Character breakfast at Tusker House is good fun. ...

Character breakfast at Tusker House is good fun.
And it's a buffet breakfast too so you can please yourself what you have.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Sep 19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By smevs
Can someone remind me where to get these from...

Can someone remind me where to get these from please ?

We travel in 4 weeks - do you think one would come in time ifI ordered it now ?

Thanks
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Sep 19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By smevs
Mapman - excellent. Latest hard=copy version...

Mapman - excellent.

Latest hard=copy version comes in booklet form :)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Sep 19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By smevs
Thankyou for the info :)

Thankyou for the info :)
Forum: Tickets 13 Sep 19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By smevs
The fact that you don't get them doesn't mean you...

The fact that you don't get them doesn't mean you can't have them !

Previously, on our first day we used the cards to get into MK and then, later in the days went into on of the shops and bought...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Sep 19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By smevs
Seascreamer at Clearwater

Hi all

On our plan we've put a day aside to spend a relaxing day at Clearwater Beach. While we were there we were hoping to do Seascreamer but I'm just wondering if we need to buy tickets for this...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Sep 19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By smevs
Philharmagic - Is it on ?

Hi All

I was hoping to see Philharmagic when we are in Florida next month but I'm sure I've read somewhere that it might be closed while MNSSHP is on.
Is this correct ?

Thanks
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Sep 19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By smevs
When i was looking for FOP passes, I just did a...

When i was looking for FOP passes, I just did a first search with 1 person from the party - to test the water. If anything popped up i grabbed it quick and then went back through the process again...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Sep 19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By smevs
Flight Of Passage Fast Pass Success

Hi all

Not a question this time, but just to advise anyone who is struggling with getting the fast passes for the rides that they want to KEEP PERSEVERING ! Just because you can't book them when...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Sep 19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By smevs
We did this last time. Get up early and checked...

We did this last time. Get up early and checked into HRH before 8am. They stashed our bags for us and we got our front-of-line passes and were off into the parks. Spent the evening relaxing around...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By smevs
I've got a bluetooth transitter that I have...

I've got a bluetooth transitter that I have connected to my TV at home for wireless headphone use.
Was planning to take this to plug into the IFE headphone socket and USB (for power) and then link...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 4 Sep 19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By smevs
Dessert Party - Before Or After The Fireworks

On my sisters recommendation we are planning on booking the Dessert Party in Magic Kingdom on one of our nights so that we can get a great view of the show from the reserved garden area.

I've only...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Sep 19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By smevs
Brilliant ! Thanks Mick :grin:

Brilliant ! Thanks Mick :grin:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Sep 19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By smevs
Thanks for the tip ! Was only looking at this...

Thanks for the tip !
Was only looking at this route on Google maps yesterday and wondering if it would be a good shortcut for us from Windsor Hills.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Sep 19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By smevs
50th Birthday Celebration - A Couple Of Years Late ?

Hi

The original intention was that we were going to have a Disney holiday back in 2016 to celebrate both mine, and my partners 50th birthdays.
As it turned out I had to have a couple of sessions...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By smevs
My Disney Experience Individual Planning

Hi all :wavey:

There are 9 of us travelling out in October and, up to now, I have been doing all of the fastpass planning on MDE (we did a favourites poll first ;) ).

As it stands we are all...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By smevs
When we went last a few years ago it was really...

When we went last a few years ago it was really easy.
First day got into Magic Kingdom with the cards and then went into a shop that sold Magic Bands (amongst other things) and they did it all for...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Aug 19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By smevs
Fireworks Dessert Party Times ?

Hi all :wave:

We've got the dessert party with garden viewing booked for one of the days we are enjoying the magic and the only slot offered was 7:30.
However, I have since heard that you can...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Aug 19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By smevs
Towels At Aquatica

Hi all :wavey:

We are thinking of going to Aquatica on our last day after we dropped our luggage at the Virgin Disney Springs check-in.
Does anyone know if you can get towels there to use for...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 4 Aug 19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By smevs
Parking For Boardwalk ADR's

Hi all :wavey:

We have an ADR booked for Trattoria Al Forno at Disney Boardwalk on one evening on our holiday. At the moment, we're not planning on being at Epcot that day so are expecting to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Aug 19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By smevs
Best Method From HRH To Volcano Bay

Hi all :wave:

We have a night booked in Hard Rock Hotel and were thinking of taking advantage of an early start in Volcano Bay before hitting the Universal parks on day 2.

But how far is...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 25 Jul 19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,122
Posted By smevs
English Breakfast Tea :grin:

English Breakfast Tea :grin:
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Jul 19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By smevs
It's been a few years since we went but at the...

It's been a few years since we went but at the time you were able to keep searching and then cancel the change if it wasn't any better.
I was struggling to get everyone in our 8 person party on Toy...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By smevs
Sorry to hijack this thread a bit - but i thought...

Sorry to hijack this thread a bit - but i thought that the bubble disembarked after first class but before downstairs. Is this not the case ? We're in the bubble for our trip in October and were...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Jul 19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By smevs
Disney On-Site Breakfast With Mickey Waffles

Hi all

We are travelling to Florida in October and staying off-site, but we have booked some ADR's already for some of the days we have planned in Disney.

My niece announced over the weekend...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Jul 19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By smevs
Thanks - apologies if my query was confusing. ...

Thanks - apologies if my query was confusing.

Yes, what I meant was, at what time do the parks stop charging for parking to visit the parks as I had heard that Disney stopped charging at some...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Jul 19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By smevs
What Time Do Car Park Charges End ?

Hi all :wavey:

Just a quickie ...

Does anyone at what time the car parking charges end at the various Disney parks and the Universal car parks ?

Many thanks
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jul 19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By smevs
We booked with Virgin Holidays and the Virgin...

We booked with Virgin Holidays and the Virgin Atlantic flight refs were available on the website when the flights are confirmed about 11 months out. We were able to book our seats on the VA web-site...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By smevs
We have always been in October for exactly the...

We have always been in October for exactly the same reason as you - 2 weeks school holidays, and the weather has always been warm and sunny. The odd shower is to be expected but we have never...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By smevs
Personally I love Hard Rock Hotel - just a shame...

Personally I love Hard Rock Hotel - just a shame that we can only afford one night in it :(
It is nice to only be a short boat trip away from the hotel where you can relax around the great pool, or...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jun 19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By smevs
With American Attractions you can pay a deposit...

With American Attractions you can pay a deposit first, and then pay off as little or much as you like towards the balance. Once the whole balance is paid we got our tickets (all 27 of them) about 10...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Jun 19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Posted By smevs
Keep looking ! Dont give up ! I know last...

Keep looking ! Dont give up !

I know last time we went in 2014 I couldn't get everyone (there was 8 of us) on Toy Story Mania in HS at the same time initially so had to substitute other things in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By smevs
Ditto everyone else - easiest thing is to ring...

Ditto everyone else - easiest thing is to ring. They are really helpful !
My SIL was missing from ours but as soon as we started booking ADR's and included them in the group she reappeared.
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