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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By loldis
I don't find jet lag any better or worse between...

I don't find jet lag any better or worse between the west and east coast.

Can't answer for kids on flights but for me, the difference between 8 and 11 hours actually isn't as bad or as long as you...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By loldis
They're doing the big engineering project with...

They're doing the big engineering project with the 9 day closure over Feb half term so hopefully they will give us a break for a while after that! :d:
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By loldis
Those hours sound right for end of February, it's...

Those hours sound right for end of February, it's not really busy enough to warrant extended hours. But they can change right up until the day so keep an eye on them. One of my MK days (end of...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By loldis
It's possible they vary the route sometimes but...

It's possible they vary the route sometimes but it is normally Casitas first, looping around to the tower. I remember hearing several complaints (not here) that the buses were full by the time they...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By loldis
There is no "standard tower view" room category...

There is no "standard tower view" room category at CSR. The only place I have heard that room category used is on the deal websites like Hotwire which purposely use incorrect names since it's a blind...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By loldis
I believe there was a period in 2019 where there...

I believe there was a period in 2019 where there was direct service after being gone for a few years, but it was cut again after the parks reopened as they don't have enough buses to service all the...
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By loldis
3 nights in New York was enough for me but it...

3 nights in New York was enough for me but it really depends how much you want to see both there and in Florida and how much time in total you can take.

I'm sure CFB will be along to provide a lot...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By loldis
When you get closer to your trip date, all of...

When you get closer to your trip date, all of that stuff will be shown in park hours. It's also in the app on the day. :)
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By loldis
You get early entry, but not the evening hours...

You get early entry, but not the evening hours. The shuttles are currently hourly to all the parks and are shared with the other partner resorts on the same side of Hotel Plaza Blvd. So it's not...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By loldis
Yes, go to https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/plan/ ...

Yes, go to https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/plan/

There are some things that are app only like all the Genie functions, but doing all of your planning in advance is fine through the web.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By loldis
Many times as I live near Gatwick so it's one of...

Many times as I live near Gatwick so it's one of my main routes to London, plus I was using Thameslink every day for my commute prior to WFH. It's a good service and shouldn't be that busy on a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By loldis
It is expected to be an A330 on the MAN-MCO route...

It is expected to be an A330 on the MAN-MCO route but your booking should mention the aircraft type. Seat map here: https://www.aerolopa.com/ei-airbus-a333-1
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By loldis
Yes, it's correct for the moment. It may change...

Yes, it's correct for the moment. It may change in the future.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html

ETA: There's been no rumours that they're...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By loldis
Magic tickets are the new UK tickets, replaced...

Magic tickets are the new UK tickets, replaced Ultimates. The only real difference is they can be used over 18 days instead of 14 (technically 15) so good for stretching over 3 week holidays if you...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By loldis
The old style paper fastpass is pretty much...

The old style paper fastpass is pretty much exactly what Genie+ is, just done via the app instead of having to go to the attraction kiosk.

I don't personally see the need for it, but I go in the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By loldis
It hasn't reopened yet. There were rumours in the...

It hasn't reopened yet. There were rumours in the summer that it might be which never ended up happening. My guess is it won't reopen for as long as they're still trying to social distance CMs from...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,444
Posted By loldis
No there's not, lots of people just do one night...

No there's not, lots of people just do one night stays for the passes. They're valid all day both check in and check out day, so make sure to arrive early (before the parks open) to check in.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By loldis
As above, not recently as it doesn't work out...

As above, not recently as it doesn't work out much cheaper now. Same is true for the small things too. I only buy things that I can't get something suitable here.
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By loldis
Yes, they're the current prices. I'm not on my...

Yes, they're the current prices. I'm not on my VPN laptop at the moment so can't check the Disney direct ones but they're usually not that much different to UT.

Add $40 if you want Volcano Bay on...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By loldis
Yes, those number of days are both around the...

Yes, those number of days are both around the tipping point where you may as well get a UK ticket for extra flexibility as the price difference isn't much. Especially if you think you'll want to park...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 228
Posted By loldis
Yes, you can use magicmobile if your phone...

Yes, you can use magicmobile if your phone supports it. Or if you have old magicbands from previous trips that are still linked to your MDE account, they will work as well.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By loldis
You only have to wait 2 hours if your booked time...

You only have to wait 2 hours if your booked time is more than 2 hours away. The wait period is once you've tapped in to use the pass OR 2 hours, whichever comes first. So if you manged to get say...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 228
Posted By loldis
TTC itself opens about 90 minutes before park...

TTC itself opens about 90 minutes before park open, I would assume the ticket windows would be available at that point. They always used to open at the same time pre-Covid. There is also a ticket...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By loldis
Yup. Inevitable when demand exceeds supply for...

Yup. Inevitable when demand exceeds supply for anything. It's genuinely put me off buying merch. I thought I'd come back with a suitcase full between the 50th and Christmas but bought barely anything.
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By loldis
https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets...

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets-packages/annual-passes/hotel-offers

You might have to try a few dates before you find one with availability. I usually try midweek in a few weeks...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By loldis
There's no sidewalks beyond the last DS parking...

There's no sidewalks beyond the last DS parking garage that I'm aware of, so I wouldn't even try. Just jump on the bus.
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By loldis
Universal APs are an absolute steal compared to...

Universal APs are an absolute steal compared to their gate price. If I was a local, I'd probably have one and I don't even like Universal that much. :d:

Can you change your tickets to magic...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By loldis
They do, it's 2 per item per guest. So you can...

They do, it's 2 per item per guest. So you can still take your whole family, stand in the queue and walk out with a bunch of them. For the local APs, they'd easily clear a grand by doing that if they...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By loldis
I don't do full days either, that's why I get a...

I don't do full days either, that's why I get a UK ticket when a US ticket makes more financial sense for how many hours I actually spend in the park.

APs are $1299 plus tax now, so a bit over...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By loldis
It's £50 per bag. ...

It's £50 per bag.

https://help.virginatlantic.com/ng/en/baggage/additional-baggage.html

Note that Economy Light also can't pre-select seats, they are allocated at check in.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By loldis
Merch is insane right now. I think it would have...

Merch is insane right now. I think it would have been the exact same scene no matter who was on the bucket. People either feel the need to show off on social or want to make a quick buck.

I waited...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By loldis
I use rope drop all the time. Rope dropped M&S...

I use rope drop all the time. Rope dropped M&S the other day. :d:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By loldis
Florida itself never will, but it's possible...

Florida itself never will, but it's possible private businesses might bring in their own mandates same as private venues do here. But it's just not practical to enforce on a property as large as WDW,...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By loldis
You can check in online, I would do that. My...

You can check in online, I would do that.

My ticket didn't activate automatically this trip though, so still had to go to guest relations to get it sorted.
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By loldis
Haven't heard any rumours. But unless you're...

Haven't heard any rumours. But unless you're going multiple times per year or are blue card DVC owners, 2 14 day tickets are cheaper than an AP anyway.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By loldis
It's still change at Disney Springs for Typhoon...

It's still change at Disney Springs for Typhoon Lagoon and Animal Kingdom for Blizzard Beach. No buses from DS to the parks, so you'll either need to double hop or get the nearest resort bus and walk...
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By loldis
The airports don't come under NYC jurisdiction as...

The airports don't come under NYC jurisdiction as they are controlled by Port Authority, so the mandate does not currently apply.

I would be more concerned about the rumours that vaccination will...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By loldis
Copying my calculations from another thread...

Copying my calculations from another thread... it's only cheaper if using for 9 or more days at current prices.

£6.99 per day x 14 = £97.86 which is $134.19 at today's rate

Genie+ purchased per...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By loldis
If you have UK 14 day tickets and will use Genie+...

If you have UK 14 day tickets and will use Genie+ for 9 or more days of that, yes. It's £6.99 per day, so roughly £100 per ticket. You need to contact who you purchased your tickets through and ask...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By loldis
Don't know the exact date off the top of my head,...

Don't know the exact date off the top of my head, but early last week I believe.
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