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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 09:42 AM
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Posted By mick
We are a "mature" couple who always stay in a...

We are a "mature" couple who always stay in a villa and haven't visited the parks since 2010 so certainly not typical Dibbers.

We pay cash for all restaurant meals, gas and small supermarket...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By mick
I'm sure that air traffic control at MCO know to...

I'm sure that air traffic control at MCO know to within seconds the anticipated arrival times of incoming flights and maybe that information is shared with Immigration but as you say it's a question...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,437
Posted By mick
Because my name is Dave. ;) Well it might be? Who...

Because my name is Dave. ;) Well it might be? Who knows apart from Joan? Or is it Sally? :confused2:confused2:confused2
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By mick
For a number of reasons we have to pay a lot of...

For a number of reasons we have to pay a lot of money for our holiday insurance and for years I've had to test the market and thoroughly check what cover we have and what excesses if any.

We...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By mick
Our last trip with them was in June/July 2008...

Our last trip with them was in June/July 2008 :grin: It was Sept that they went under.

We flew Boston then San Fran then back to Boston. They arranged all flights and hotels in Boston, SF and Cape...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By mick
It was Bangor, Maine where we stopped to refuel...

It was Bangor, Maine where we stopped to refuel. Remember clearly if it was early spring they had to de-ice the wings before take off.


Mick
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By mick
Before we discovered Longhorn at Longboat Key...

Before we discovered Longhorn at Longboat Key back in 2003 we used to have our "posh" meals at the Magic Mining Company on 192. Closed a few years ago and is now a Cicis.

We thought we were even...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By mick
I didn't actually remember but Joan has just told...

I didn't actually remember but Joan has just told me that she was a member of the TCD forum - although I don't know what she chatted about. :confused2

We used TCD about 15 times between 1997 and...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,777
Posted By mick
Once again a great holiday :spin: thanks for...

Once again a great holiday :spin: thanks for taking the time to do your trippie Helen as you say a big commitment to do it live but I enjoyed reading it over breakfast :pgig:

Good luck with the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By mick
We are a "mature" couple staying in a villa every...

We are a "mature" couple staying in a villa every time and haven't been to any park since 2010.

We have breakfast out maybe 80% of the time, lunch just a snack in the villa and dinner out 95% of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By mick
Walmart, Super Target and Publix all have...

Walmart, Super Target and Publix all have bakeries. Some bread can be found near the bakery and some on remote gondolas.

From memory the sliced Italian in Walmart is on a separate gondola.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
Happy to help. :grin: Quick overview. First...

Happy to help. :grin:

Quick overview. First route will avoid a lot of lights on 192. Alternative takes you past 20+ restaurants in the Rolling Oaks area and you pass the new Margaritaville water...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 15 Jul 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By mick
Helen Rolling Oaks has Longhorn. Posner has...

Helen

Rolling Oaks has Longhorn. Posner has Ovation - well near enough. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
Harber PS to my earlier post. Nothing at all...

Harber

PS to my earlier post. Nothing at all wrong with the I-4 route through Champions Gate it's just the 192 route avoids it and the interstate can be very busy in that area. Also the Goodman...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
Windsor at Westside is not far from the four way...

Windsor at Westside is not far from the four way near the school at the Westside Boulevard and Florence Villa Grove Road and yes Google Maps does suggest using I-4 down to Championsgate.


However...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 15 Jul 19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By mick
Does this plan help? ...

Does this plan help?

https://www.acrefl.com/posner-site-plan

Mick
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 15 Jul 19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By mick
Nice time at Blizzard Beach :spin: Joan...

Nice time at Blizzard Beach :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
Six and two threes to be honest. 528 north from...

Six and two threes to be honest. 528 north from MCO then west on I-4 or south from MCO on 417 then local roads into the hotel.

Less than a mile difference between the two and both have tolls but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jul 19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mick
The official web site suggests anything between...

The official web site suggests anything between instant and 72 hours for approval.

We've had live ESTAs since they were introduced in Jan 2009 so that's 5 or 6 each. All but one approved...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By mick
We've only used Avis once in recent years and...

We've only used Avis once in recent years and that was part of a BA/Fly drive - the price was too good to avoid. I followed all the Avis posts on here in the 6 months prior to us going and everyone...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
Just to add a bit more I noticed you mentioned...

Just to add a bit more I noticed you mentioned the visitor's toll pass. I'm sure that it's excellent if you propose using a lot of toll roads as you don't pay the car hire admin fee which maxes out...
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By mick
We were parents of a 9 year old then. :( Mick

We were parents of a 9 year old then. :(

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jul 19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By mick
I think the link in Margaret's post just takes...

I think the link in Margaret's post just takes you to all the DIBB guides. This is the driving guide - apologies for a bit of self-promotion as a bit of it is from me. ;)
...
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By mick
We always use JL. Order on line and collect from...

We always use JL. Order on line and collect from local Waitrose.

Usually the best "High Street" rate and I don't think they are on comparison sites.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jul 19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By mick
Joan has both Accuweather and the Weather Channel...

Joan has both Accuweather and the Weather Channel on her phone.

But bear in mind that Florida is a sub-tropical climate and any forecast beyond 5 days is rarely to be relied on. If it says there's...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By mick
No customs forms for us for maybe the last three...

No customs forms for us for maybe the last three visits and no separate customs officer for maybe last half dozen entries. Straight to the Immigration Officer who will photograph you and maybe...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By mick
Have a look at the walk through in the...

Have a look at the walk through in the "international Arrivals Guide" here. Slightly different this last couple of arrivals to all the ones we've had before but just a bit longer walk to the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 14 Jul 19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By mick
A similar thread from a few days ago ...

A similar thread from a few days ago

https://DIBB.in/13948039

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By mick
May not be ideal but don't forget that's only the...

May not be ideal but don't forget that's only the two airport runs when it may be an issue.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By mick
As others have said the ultimate piece of string...

As others have said the ultimate piece of string question I'm afraid. No point looking at timetables or past statistics.

No international arrivals within 20 minutes before you and you could be...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By mick
MCO is basically a symmetrical mirror image on...

MCO is basically a symmetrical mirror image on plan. Just about everything on side A is to be found on side B. Here's a plan.

https://orlandoairports.net/getting-around-mco/#terminal-maps

It's...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By mick
I can only speak of my experiences at MCO. First...

I can only speak of my experiences at MCO. First of all you can go to either garage side A or B. We always go to side B as it's the nearest to the monorail for UK flights and the exit for 417 south...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By mick
From memory of doing it around 3 months ago yes...

From memory of doing it around 3 months ago yes they do make it more difficult by swapping them round. :mad:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By mick
We've flown TC PE from MAN four times in the last...

We've flown TC PE from MAN four times in the last few years.

Up to 1,000 cheaper for two than VS PE :grin: Yes the IFE is a bit poorer but I don't pay a thousand pounds more for a 9 hour bus ride...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By mick
Never go in August - the days of planning around...

Never go in August - the days of planning around school holidays is a distant memory. :grin:


We always book through the official LGW site though

Mick
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Jul 19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By mick
You did so well on such a wet day:nonono: ...

You did so well on such a wet day:nonono:


Joan:wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Jul 19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By mick
A bit of a mixed day:omg: but ended better than...

A bit of a mixed day:omg: but ended better than it began so that was good :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By mick
What time of year and how many nights? :confused2...

What time of year and how many nights? :confused2

28 nights in Nov/Dec has been around 119 for last three years at the LGW official car park attached to the terminal

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jul 19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By mick
Sorry I'm not an expert on every car hire broker...

Sorry I'm not an expert on every car hire broker but in theory you can do OLCI with any third party provider.

You need this form and an Alamo 10 digit reference number starting something like...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 14 Jul 19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By mick
Great pre trippie sounds like a good trip:spin: I...

Great pre trippie sounds like a good trip:spin: I will enjoy reading along

Joan:wave:
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