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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Sep 19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Wappum
Mobile I booked a family room at Yosemite Valley Lodge...

I booked a family room at Yosemite Valley Lodge for next August last week - theres 5 of us too. Via https://www.travelyosemite.com/

I originally wanted to start the holiday in Yosemite so wed be...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Sep 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We are diehard Orlando fans, having visited for...

We are diehard Orlando fans, having visited for the last 12 years. For the last 2 years weve combined a visit to Florida with 1 to California too and after returning from our last holiday last week,...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We have a rescue cockerpoo - although ours came...

We have a rescue cockerpoo - although ours came from a puppy farm so hadnt had any experience of living in a house until we brought her home

She is the sweetest natured dog, but she has been...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Wappum
Mobile I had to book one way flights last week to get us...

I had to book one way flights last week to get us home after we got stuck on an extended Disney Cruise - and Norwegian were by far and away the cheapest option. And other than an hours delay taking...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 30 Aug 19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,153
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Im really sorry that it has affected your cruise...

Im really sorry that it has affected your cruise negatively. I have pointed out to our kids that our extra days are coming at the expense of the people booked on the cruise after us. Its not as...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 30 Aug 19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,153
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Yep, we were sent an email advising its changed...

Yep, we were sent an email advising its changed to a 5 day cruise - so weve ditched our planned trip to New York and booked bargain Norwegian flights back to London on the 4th. So its cost 1400...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 28 Aug 19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,153
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We are also on the 3 day cruise on Friday - and...

We are also on the 3 day cruise on Friday - and due to fly to New York on Monday for our flight home on Tuesday evening
Im currently not panicking as Ive been over here many times where storms and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Aug 19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Weve been at Disneyland for the last 2...

Weve been at Disneyland for the last 2 days/3nights - just checked out this morning. We had 2 day/1park per day tickets and with MaxPass it was enough time to see and do everything, including...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 14 Aug 19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,645
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Ive loved reading, thanks for taking the time to...

Ive loved reading, thanks for taking the time to share with us all. Hope the journey home wasnt too painful!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 12 Aug 19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,645
Posted By Wappum
That's really helpful - I'll pass it onto him...

That's really helpful - I'll pass it onto him. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wappum
Mobile On the plus side my house is never as clean as it...

On the plus side my house is never as clean as it is the week before we fly as I cant sit still so I look for things to do to keep me occupied. So far today Ive been to the gym, food shopping, done...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 10 Aug 19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,645
Posted By Wappum
Im loving your trip report - thank you for...

Im loving your trip report - thank you for taking the time to write it up.
I know you said you arent a Star Wars fan so avoided Galaxys edge - but do you have any idea how busy it is? My husband...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Yep - me too. I drive my husband potty as I spend...

Yep - me too. I drive my husband potty as I spend 11 months of the year desperately willing the time away - then the last 4 weeks of the run up inventing every possible disastrous situation that...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Wappum
Mobile I have a photo of one of our dogs stood waiting...

I have a photo of one of our dogs stood waiting to come in the back door with a dead rat proudly in her mouth. We live somewhere fairly rural with lots of farmland, so rats are a common occurrence...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Aug 19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Wappum
Mobile As others have said - yes, book the outbound on...

As others have said - yes, book the outbound on date of release then ring up and add on the inbound on the day they are released. My husband and son are flying after doing this next week - and its...
Forum: General Chat 3 Aug 19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We are a family of five (kids are 15,11 and 5)...

We are a family of five (kids are 15,11 and 5) and we fly hand luggage only. We have 3 Cabin Max backpacks and then a boosterpak car seat that has a bit of storage space too and thats all we take...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 95,102
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Balpa have just tweeted that both sides have...

Balpa have just tweeted that both sides have agreed to resume talks next week and so no dates will be announced at this time
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Us too, but also currently at the mercy of BA...

Us too, but also currently at the mercy of BA. Roundabout trip to Florida as we are going to California 1st, then Florida for a Disney Cruise then finishing in New York to celebrate our eldests...
Forum: General Chat 31 Jul 19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 95,102
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We fly to LAX on the 17th (hopefully). Ill...

We fly to LAX on the 17th (hopefully). Ill continue to cross my fingers that we all get to get away as planned
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Jul 19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Im staying here in a couple of weeks and just...

Im staying here in a couple of weeks and just looked up when I booked it - and that was the 24th Sept 18, so nearly a year in advance. That was direct with Disney. So it would seem odd that no dates...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Jun 19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We did 3 nights in San Diego last year and it was...

We did 3 nights in San Diego last year and it was the highlight of the whole holiday for all of us - so much so that we are heading back there this Summer for 8 days. Cant wait
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Jun 19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We had an Airbnb booked in Santa Monica last...

We had an Airbnb booked in Santa Monica last August, a few weeks before we due to go on holiday the owner cancelled our booking due to a change in law regarding short term lets. As there were 5 of us...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Jul 18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,397
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Im currently on the West Coast, been here a week...

Im currently on the West Coast, been here a week and so far done San Fran, Santa Monica and now in Anaheim - have San Diego and Las Vegas to go.

It has been a completely different holiday, it is...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 5 Sep 17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 116,962
Posted By Wappum
I'm currently at Tampa airport, waiting to board...

I'm currently at Tampa airport, waiting to board the BA flight home. I had to speaking to the staff at the boarding gate earlier and asked whether the flight was busy (as flying over 2 weeks ago the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Wappum
There was last year when we flew from the North...

There was last year when we flew from the North Terminal. It's at the very far end of the building, just behind a Boots store
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,369
Posted By Wappum
We land Wednesday morning, kids will be in school...

We land Wednesday morning, kids will be in school Thursday. I find having to get up and back into a routine helps and they don't usually suffer too much from jet lag.

I find going in the other...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jul 17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,867
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We had exactly this connection time in April -...

We had exactly this connection time in April - was loads of time as immigration was empty when we arrived

We were only travelling with hand luggage so missed the bag collection/drop but - but we...
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Wappum
I used them last year - had to pay via bank...

I used them last year - had to pay via bank transfer rather than a card payment, which worried me slightly. But all was fine and they were delivered on time
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Jun 17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By Wappum
The grumpy face photo of your daughter made me...

The grumpy face photo of your daughter made me chuckle. I have very similar pictures of our 3yr old from our last trip.
Forum: General Chat 31 May 17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,633
Posted By Wappum
Mobile 6 months, twice a year

6 months, twice a year
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 May 17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,837
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We usually go in August and none of us (2 adults,...

We usually go in August and none of us (2 adults, 3 kids) have ever bothered with swim shoes. They spray the paths to cool them, some bits are shaded and you spend most of the time in the water - so...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 May 17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By Wappum
We did in last month with 3 kids (13,8 and 2)...

We did in last month with 3 kids (13,8 and 2). Had a 1hr 55 connection. Walked straight up to an empty immigration desk and even with some issues over my sons ESTA we were through in 10 mins

We...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 May 17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,915
Posted By Wappum
Mobile Traveling with my 3 kids is like a 9hr game of...

Traveling with my 3 kids is like a 9hr game of musical chairs, and we've never been told to return to our original booked seats by the crew
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 May 17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,919
Posted By Wappum
Mobile In ten visits to Orlando we've done Universal...

In ten visits to Orlando we've done Universal twice. We aren't doing it this year either - although we are buying day passes for Volcano Bay

None of us are Harry Potter fans, and it's only my...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 May 17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,411
Posted By Wappum
We went last month for 12 days - spent 2 at the...

We went last month for 12 days - spent 2 at the beach and just had Busch/Seaworld and Aquatica tickets for the 10 days we were in Orlando. We have 3 kids, youngest is 2 and found we had loads still...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 May 17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Posted By Wappum
Mobile My husband visits a gun range regularly over...

My husband visits a gun range regularly over there. He has to take proof of ID, but has never been asked to provide an ESTA.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 May 17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Posted By Wappum
On the 1st scan of my sons passport at...

On the 1st scan of my sons passport at immigration last month it said there was no valid ESTA. The officer did ask if I had a print out of it, which as I did, he asked to see. He then did something...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 May 17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Wappum
Mobile I drink Kefir, and found that in Walmart and...

I drink Kefir, and found that in Walmart and Wholefoods in April
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We did Man-PHL-TPA last month. First indirect as...

We did Man-PHL-TPA last month. First indirect as we usually fly from LGW. We had a 2hr connection time and made it with plenty of time - even with 3 kids in tow. We did take hand luggage only though...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By Wappum
Mobile We did this, but in the reverse direction...

We did this, but in the reverse direction (Gatwick to Heathrow). I prebooked a private transfer who collected us outside arrivals and dropped us off at T5. Journey took just under an hr and from...
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