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Forum: Tickets 29 Sep 19, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Grimdogg
Single Day Park Hopper Disney Parks - Help Please

Hi Everyone

My parents are heading out to Orlando at the end of October and have asked me to help plan a single day at Disney World with a Park Hopper ticket.

Naturally - in my head I am...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Aug 19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Grimdogg
Whats best - hire a minivan or choose taxis?

Morning all

We are planning our 2nd trip to Orlando and want to cover all bases before doing so - hopefully to save some money on this trip.

Last time we rented a vehicle - no issues with...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Grimdogg
Could you elaborate on what things were not so...

Could you elaborate on what things were not so good - we have only been once and flew with Virgin Atlantic so our experience is limited - before we go ahead and book anything I want to weigh in the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Aug 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Grimdogg
Its not flight price but a flydrive. Return...

Its not flight price but a flydrive. Return flight is 2nd August - Im not going to book - we flew with Virgin last year and for a family of 4 it was the bulk of our holiday cost. It cost just over...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Aug 19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Grimdogg
Dates are for 17th July until 2nd August. ...

Dates are for 17th July until 2nd August.

Found the price for car hire on Momondo comparison website. The car rental company is called Avis.

Ill keep checking prices online to review the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Aug 19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Grimdogg
Flydrive BA or Virgin Atlantic?

Ok - so I have reviewed the total costs for flydrive to Orlando and have the following questions if anyone would be so kind to offer their experience/advice.

The quotes are for July 2020 - 5...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jul 19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,516
Posted By Grimdogg
We traveled with Virgin last year - in total we...

We traveled with Virgin last year - in total we paid about 3800 for a Virgin Fly Drive from London Gatwick to Orlando. This was for the last 2 weeks of August in 2018. (This was for 2 adults and 2...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Grimdogg
So is booking a Fly Drive or package holiday...

So is booking a Fly Drive or package holiday cheaper? I think we will discuss the park options - we have done all before - in laws havnt - itll knock some of the cost off if we skip universal...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Grimdogg
Price Paid? Can I improve upon the total cost of holiday compared to our last visit?

Hi there all

I enjoyed planning our Orlando Holiday for 2018 so much so that we have decided to take the plunge and do it once more.

My question herein lies with the total cost of the trip -...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Jul 19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Grimdogg
Well its early days yet but the bug has bitten -...

Well its early days yet but the bug has bitten - I think as you guys have mentioned, have a play around with hotel bookings and see what best price is. I love the idea of TS meals - and if we are...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Jul 19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Grimdogg
We really like the look of Caribbean Resort - so...

We really like the look of Caribbean Resort - so will likely book there and upgrade to deluxe.

Friends and colleagues explained that staying onsite and getting the DDP would be a lot cheaper than...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Jul 19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Grimdogg
Disney Dining Plan - best tier?

Hello all

Have returned to The Dibb as my family and I are planning to return to Orlando.

This time we are considering staying onsite instead of villa.

My question sits with the DDP - if...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Jun 19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,859
Posted By Grimdogg
Wow - who did you book this with? Was it direct...

Wow - who did you book this with? Was it direct with Disney or through a Travel Agent?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Feb 19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Grimdogg
Very early - advice needed for 2021...

Sorry, a bit forward planning but we are thinking about returning in Summer 2021.

My first question is - our school breaks up one week before the rest of the UK in July - this makes for a good...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Feb 19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,928
Posted By Grimdogg
Our son had the sunflower lanyard (ADHD +...

Our son had the sunflower lanyard (ADHD + autism). We waited over an hour in the queue at MCO - with quite severe behaviour all the way along (the worst was the disapproving comments from other tired...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Aug 18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Grimdogg
Virgin Holiday Alamo Car Pickup Advice Please!

Just preparing docs. for tomorrow and would like to know of others experiences with the pick up of car with Alamo on arrival to Orlando.

Do i go straight to Alamo and provide the docs. or is there...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Aug 18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Grimdogg
Parking Charges - Help Budgeting!

Hi there all

Very very very excited - can't sleep currently - counting through budgeted money and have set aside 200 for all parking costs etc.

My question - do i need exact change for parking...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Grimdogg
ok - last question before we go

So - we leave next Weds for our once in a life time family trip to Orlando - very excited!

I have but 1 more question for the forum.

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults 2 kids (5 & 8). We are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Mar 18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Grimdogg
It does help. Thank you!

It does help. Thank you!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Mar 18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Grimdogg
My Disney Experience - large group - help...

Hello all - hopefully someone may be able to help me here. We have our tickets now and have started the process of logging and linking to MDE. Initially - I set up an account and added all guests on...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Mar 18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,627
Posted By Grimdogg
I haven't been to Orlando for well over 10 years...

I haven't been to Orlando for well over 10 years now - reading through this post has really given me insight as to which restaurants are held in great esteem.

I have counted through all of the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 1 Mar 18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Grimdogg
Advice needed - breakfast at Chef Micky's then to MK

Hello all

We are staying offsite and looking to book in a Character Dining Breakfast at Chef Micky's. There are times available for 7am - my question is, do you think we can park up at...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 25 Feb 18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Grimdogg
BBB @ Disney Springs - Princess Treatment

Hello all - once more, questions surrounding BBB @ Disney Springs.

So, after much deliberation and conversation with my family about where to do BBB with the girls, we decided on Disney Springs.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Feb 18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Grimdogg
We have a 5 and 8 year old.

We have a 5 and 8 year old.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Feb 18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Grimdogg
Budgeting?

Hi there

I have a few questions relating to daily budgets - specifically for driving:

1) How much to budget for fuel? (we have hired a car for whole holiday)
2) What is the current price for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Feb 18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Grimdogg
Teachers viewpoint.

As a teacher myself I feel I have to add my two pennies worth. If your nephew has good attendance currently (above 95%) and is currently on target with his progress grades then I would go ahead and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Grimdogg
So... We don't have tickets yet, does this mean i...

So... We don't have tickets yet, does this mean i can phone ahead and book a slot with BBB at MK now?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wow -...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Feb 18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Grimdogg
do you need tickets for the park before you go...

do you need tickets for the park before you go ahead and book at the castle?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Feb 18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Grimdogg
What is the better place to have my daughters dressed as princess at BBB?

Hello all

Just thinking about where I could have my daughters dress as princesses - is it best at Cinderella's castle or Disney Springs?

Just looking for your experiences for both venues.
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Feb 18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Grimdogg
What! How do I get ahold of these tickets?

What! How do I get ahold of these tickets?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Feb 18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Grimdogg
Sorry - what do you mean by MNSSHP?

Sorry - what do you mean by MNSSHP?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Feb 18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Grimdogg
Evening Shows?

I have been reviewing the dates for the evening shows in August - it states online that at Epcot, AK and HS there are evening shows every night - however MK does not host an evening show every night...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Feb 18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Grimdogg
Thanks for the advice guys - I will be booking a...

Thanks for the advice guys - I will be booking a couple of meals whilst there - I'll be phoning WDW this month! So excited!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Feb 18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Grimdogg
It's a hard decision to make - have you looked at...

It's a hard decision to make - have you looked at the Busy Day guide? apparently the most recommended day to see MK is on the Thursday.

I'm now thinking of doing Epcot on the first day (Friday)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Feb 18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Grimdogg
ADR help - is it worth booking as early as 6 months?

Hi all

Tomorrow marks the first day in which we can start booking ADRs. We are staying offsite and will be travelling as a party of 12. I would imagine we will only be eating at Disney on a few...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Feb 18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Grimdogg
I totally get your point regarding MK - I think...

I totally get your point regarding MK - I think my entire family wish to attend MK as the first park when we arrive the following day - problem is - it's the early magic hours on the Friday meaning...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Feb 18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Grimdogg
Busy Day Guide Questions

Hello all again

I'm in the process of planning out our days at across our 16 night holiday to Orlando and was wondering if any one else out there had planned their days using the Busy Day Guide...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Feb 18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Grimdogg
sweet - thank you everyone! So... I'll have...

sweet - thank you everyone!

So... I'll have to begin booking FPP on 18th July at 12:01 - wish me luck!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Feb 18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Grimdogg
30 day vs 60 day FPP

Hi all - just wanted to see what peoples thoughts are regarding the FPP system at 30 days - does it make much of a difference for pre booking rides etc?

Also - if booking FPP within the UK - at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Feb 18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Grimdogg
My mum had just returned from Florida several...

My mum had just returned from Florida several weeks ago and she bought us our magic bands also! We haven't bought tickets yet but as soon as we do - we'll be linking up with MDE also!

Can't wait!...
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