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Forum: Beyond the Parks 21 Jan 22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By deanobrown
I always love a stroll around Old Town, even if...

I always love a stroll around Old Town, even if just for the nostalgia (One of the places we went to on our first holiday about 25 years ago).
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Jan 22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By deanobrown
Last went to Florida in 2018 and visited GC for...

Last went to Florida in 2018 and visited GC for breakfast... The fried chicken & waffles with syrup was something I could get on board with. However, I drew the line at deep fried pork chops! :erm: 😂
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Jan 22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 20,275
Posted By deanobrown
Same! 😂 Round up my total, then toss some extra...

Same! 😂 Round up my total, then toss some extra /$ on top, give it to those with the calculator and then stay the hell away from all the drama!
Forum: Beyond the Parks 17 Jan 22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By deanobrown
Thanks for the tip! Planning to travel in July...

Thanks for the tip!
Planning to travel in July so this is perfect!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Jan 22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,492
Posted By deanobrown
Just watched Tim Tracker on YT and The Mummy says...

Just watched Tim Tracker on YT and The Mummy says 'reopen later Summer 2022'... I'm guessing our early July holiday is gonna be VERY disappointing! 😭
Forum: Shopping in Florida 14 Jan 22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By deanobrown
Same! That first night 'essentials' shop usually...

Same! That first night 'essentials' shop usually ends up more expensive than all my souvenir purchases! 🤣
Forum: Shopping in Florida 14 Jan 22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By deanobrown
I love Creed Aventus, but I'd much rather spend...

I love Creed Aventus, but I'd much rather spend 1/10 the price on a decent knock-off than pay what they charge for a real bottle! 😂
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By deanobrown
Really great selection this year! Wish I was...

Really great selection this year! Wish I was around!
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 14 Jan 22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By deanobrown
Back Again (Hopefully)

Hey :grin:

Went back to Florida in 2018 after 8 years away, and this site couldn't have been more invaluable!

I kept up with the posts for a couple of years after but I'm not gonna lie it kind...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 14 Feb 20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By deanobrown
I went to Birmingham last summer (Resorts World)...

I went to Birmingham last summer (Resorts World) and I found their Vans outlet to be much better value than any recent stores I've seen in America tbh.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 25 Oct 19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By deanobrown
They are equally great though! :tongue:

They are equally great though! :tongue:
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Oct 19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By deanobrown
I've never understood the "touristy" thing...

I've never understood the "touristy" thing... I've visited the Golden Corrals on 192/I-Drive and always feel like we're pretty much the ONLY tourists and everyone else seems like a local? lol
Forum: Shopping in Florida 2 Oct 19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By deanobrown
Exactly... There have been summer days in England...

Exactly... There have been summer days in England (particularly last year) where our corner shop felt just like the stores in Florida, but it was just because the weather was so hot outside!
Forum: Beyond the Parks 27 Sep 19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By deanobrown
https://fallensparrowtattoos.com/ This place...

https://fallensparrowtattoos.com/

This place on the 192 has some phenomenal artists. They seem to have people that specialise in each specific type of tattooing too, so should be someone for...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 24 Sep 19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By deanobrown
As Kymmie says, NXT now film there weekly as they...

As Kymmie says, NXT now film there weekly as they have a new TV Deal. It's only small so sells out quite quickly. They don't sell tickets this far in advance, but eventually they should be available...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Sep 19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
Posted By deanobrown
There's no way I'm tipping $50 for a buffet! ;)...

There's no way I'm tipping $50 for a buffet! ;) :pgig:
Forum: Beyond the Parks 4 Sep 19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By deanobrown
If you don't mind spoilers then this video is...

If you don't mind spoilers then this video is also worth a look. Tim kind of takes you around all of the experiences available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nquxq9MLa4
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 4 Sep 19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,720
Posted By deanobrown
We went in December and was still there! I think...

We went in December and was still there! I think it is the last one left though :(
Anybody been in 2019 that can still confirm? lol
Forum: Beyond the Parks 2 Sep 19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By deanobrown
Found their studio on Instagram last year...

Found their studio on Instagram last year... Every single artist looks like they do AMAZING work!
I contacted Barythaya before I went last year but she was booked up sooooo far in advance I didn't...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Aug 19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By deanobrown
I don't know if your grandkids are into the films...

I don't know if your grandkids are into the films from the park or not, but in the Minions shop last year I found the book that Gru reads to the kids in Despicable Me... I got this for my Nieces and...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Aug 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,025
Posted By deanobrown
Excuse me Miss?! I'd say they're POLITE Americans...

Excuse me Miss?! I'd say they're POLITE Americans :pgig: I've seen some (especially at breakfast) just wave their coffee cup in the air and shout "more coffee" at the waitresses!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Aug 19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,025
Posted By deanobrown
As others have said, Brits on the whole are known...

As others have said, Brits on the whole are known to be much better tippers that the Americans... I've seen many American families walk out without tipping over the years, even when there has been...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Aug 19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By deanobrown
There's only one left now! We went last...

There's only one left now!
We went last November. The steak was good, but the buffet was just "meh" tbh.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Aug 19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By deanobrown
Mid-Morning visit to the Disney mini golf at...

Mid-Morning visit to the Disney mini golf at Blizzard Beach? It's a fun hour or two and it's quite quiet early on in the day.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 8 Aug 19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,895
Posted By deanobrown
I took tips from some genius on here (as said...

I took tips from some genius on here (as said above)... Chocolate in the freezer until the day you leave - chuck it all in a cool bag with some ice packs, then by the time you get back home it hasn't...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Aug 19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By deanobrown
I'm not sure about the DDP stuff, but the menus...

I'm not sure about the DDP stuff, but the menus are available on the Disney site just like the restaurants:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/en_GB/dining/disney-springs/food-trucks/menus/
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Aug 19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By deanobrown
I agree, I don't know why but I think the...

I agree, I don't know why but I think the Universal churros are miles better than other parks!

I don't know if they count as snacks, but the cookies & cakes available in Seuss Landing are...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Aug 19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By deanobrown
They're quite contradictory guidelines really...

They're quite contradictory guidelines really... You could argue that a picnic lunch is made up of "small snacks that do not require heating". So you CAN bring them in but NOT if you call them a...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 7 Aug 19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,785
Posted By deanobrown
Right?! He's basically admitting that attendance...

Right?! He's basically admitting that attendance isn't as high partly due to their ticket prices going up, but then is basically saying that "shouldn't" be a problem!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Aug 19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By deanobrown
It definitely helps if you guys all join in...

It definitely helps if you guys all join in too...
I know my younger sister was really shy as a kid, but the more my parents got over-excited/joined in with the characters the more comfortable she...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Aug 19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,134
Posted By deanobrown
To be fair we were leaving fairly late once and...

To be fair we were leaving fairly late once and somebody had lost their car and called for assistance... The guy who came to help actually told them to put their alarm on, then drove them to the car...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 1 Aug 19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By deanobrown
I bought some Chanel aftershave last year with...

I bought some Chanel aftershave last year with leftover spending money... With the exchange rate and prices I think in total I probably saved about $2! lol
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 1 Aug 19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By deanobrown
Only slightly on topic lol, but was told this a...

Only slightly on topic lol, but was told this a while ago and it is quite good for any pasta lovers staying in accommodation without pans/hobs etc...
...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Aug 19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By deanobrown
I'd love to go some time but I've heard the...

I'd love to go some time but I've heard the tickets sell out really fast with it being so small (and popular). Did you find it particularly difficult to get hold of any?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 31 Jul 19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By deanobrown
Just keep trying and don't lose hope! lol FOP...

Just keep trying and don't lose hope! lol
FOP appeared for us about a week or so before we flew. You just have to get in the habit of browsing the times on the app several times a day lol
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Jul 19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By deanobrown
I only got 30 day FPs last Xmas and managed to...

I only got 30 day FPs last Xmas and managed to get some.
It was all completely full up like you're finding, however I just kept checking and a few weeks before we flew a ton of times opened up in...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 29 Jul 19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By deanobrown
Like Mick said, Walmart is your best bet. Lego...

Like Mick said, Walmart is your best bet.
Lego pretty much has "universal pricing" nowadays.
However, I did buy my nephew a Harry Potter set that was about 60, and when we were there a couple of...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 26 Jul 19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,909
Posted By deanobrown
Checkers is great! I love their chilli cheese...

Checkers is great!
I love their chilli cheese fries too... And the funnel cake fries were great as well last year!
Forum: Shopping in Florida 25 Jul 19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,909
Posted By deanobrown
Mobile I got some last time and I do feel like they made...

I got some last time and I do feel like they made a difference... Make sure to check them all though because there were packs of 10 for a certain price when I went, then packs of 12 with no price on...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 25 Jul 19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,909
Posted By deanobrown
AirHeads! Sour candy that completely turns your...

AirHeads! Sour candy that completely turns your tongue a different colour! You can literally feel the sugar in them as you eat them lol, but I love the flavours!
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