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Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Gill H
Mobile If you are staying at the hotel you can book the...

If you are staying at the hotel you can book the meet and greet with Spidey and the Marvel walkthrough. Itís free but you have to book a time slot. Takes about half an hour. You meet Spidey and...
Forum: Indexes 15 Jan 22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Gill H
The Tri-City Tour November 2021: Index

Videos and more trip days coming soon!


Pre-trippie (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=15285551#post15285551)

Travel Day 1: Llantwit to Preston...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 15 Jan 22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By Gill H
The Tri-City Tour November 2021: Travel Day 1 - Llantwit to Preston

<<Pre-trippie (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=15285555#post15285555)

(Apologies for the lack of photos today - it will get better!)

After a flurry of packing and sorting...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Jan 22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Gill H
Actually this pre-trippie is really post-trip! ...

Actually this pre-trippie is really post-trip! We went in November. Life has been so busy that I'm only now getting round to writing everything up.

Off to Preston again on Thursday though, maybe...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Jan 22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Gill H
Firstly weíre going from Llantwit Major to...

Firstly weíre going from Llantwit Major to Preston to spend a few days with Peterís family. Since we moved here, this is only the second time I have been able to go and see them, although Peter has...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Jan 22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Gill H
The Tri-City Tour November 2021: Pre-Trippie

Hello readers!

For those who havenít read any of our trippies before, we are Peter and Gill, veterans of DLP and WDW.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18798/d03a6eba36c1d6.jpg
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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jan 22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,538
Posted By Gill H
They have to pay out of that to bus boys and...

They have to pay out of that to bus boys and other staff though. They don't get to keep it all.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Whitty is evidently the ĎBrunoí of the pandemic...

Whitty is evidently the ĎBrunoí of the pandemic then!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Jan 22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Gill H
We are planning on Steakhouse 71 for breakfast on...

We are planning on Steakhouse 71 for breakfast on our first day, which looks excellent and has the advantage of quick access to MK afterwards.

We fancy Toppolino's also, although it seems...
Forum: General Chat 13 Jan 22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I have been eating alone in restaurants all my...

I have been eating alone in restaurants all my adult life, it never occurred to me that anyone else would take any notice or find it awkward. Itís completely normal. Take a book or a kindle if you...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I had forgotten Bruah Strokes. It would come...

I had forgotten Bruah Strokes. It would come across as very cringeworthy today I think!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Not great for mobility though. My usual...

Not great for mobility though.

My usual option is to walk 10 min up the road to Kings Cross. There are lifts right down to the Piccadilly Line platform. Then it is 40 min on the tube to...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 12 Jan 22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gill H
Mobile By the way - check out Matsudai Ramen online. ...

By the way - check out Matsudai Ramen online. They deliver all the ingredients and you just need 5 minutes to assemble it all. Superb stuff.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 12 Jan 22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gill H
Mobile We used to get nice melon pan bread from there. ...

We used to get nice melon pan bread from there. Nearby there are two very good ramen places.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 12 Jan 22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Go early! There were huge queues for it when we...

Go early! There were huge queues for it when we stayed there in November.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 12 Jan 22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gill H
Mobile TDR Explorer videos, website and podcast, all...

TDR Explorer videos, website and podcast, all really useful.

Also for general Japan stuff, ĎAbroad in Japaní YT channel (not for kids, very dry British humour and a bit sweary!)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gill H
Mobile So you would probably come into Euston. Have you...

So you would probably come into Euston. Have you priced up booking a transfer from there? It is perfectly doable by public transport but with additional needs plus luggage, a transfer might be...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 12 Jan 22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Gill H
You can book with the Zen Guarantee, same as any...

You can book with the Zen Guarantee, same as any other way.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Jan 22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Gill H
Thatís rack rate though, not AP rate. This...

Thatís rack rate though, not AP rate.

This was for 2 adults in November for 3 nights.

Not sure if APs are available right now, I know they have raised prices but it might still be worth it.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Jan 22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Yikes! I have only once paid 4 figures for DLP...

Yikes! I have only once paid 4 figures for DLP and that was for the Disneyland Hotel when we had a visit from the PPI fairy!

I think I would be looking at annual passes. Our trip in November...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Jan 22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Gill H
Mobile They havenít done the good old Ď4 nights for the...

They havenít done the good old Ď4 nights for the price of 2í since Disney bought them out fully. And I doubt there will be offers any time soon. I would stick with 3 nights, that is usually OK for...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning & Days Out 10 Jan 22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Ooh, near me. Maybe we should try it this summer!

Ooh, near me. Maybe we should try it this summer!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gill H
Absolutely agree. We are in South Wales and even...

Absolutely agree. We are in South Wales and even considered it for us (2 adults) as the price wasnít that different.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By Gill H
Mobile A question for those of us who are Ursula/Baymax...

A question for those of us who are Ursula/Baymax shaped!

I found that PE on Virgin was actually worse than Econ, because the lap tray was in the armrest. This meant it sat on my buddha belly like...
Forum: TV and Film 10 Jan 22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By Gill H
Itís funny that we donít ask this about a stage...

Itís funny that we donít ask this about a stage production - even one that is filmed so people can watch it years later. I love the original but I loved the new version too. There have been huge...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 10 Jan 22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Gill H
That sounds good. I really donít like huge...

That sounds good. I really donít like huge wedges of meat in a sandwich though, I find it dry. I prefer it broken up with other things.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 10 Jan 22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Gill H
It used to be the case that some items were more...

It used to be the case that some items were more expensive in the parks than at DS or resorts. It was noticeable on our last visit in 2014 (when it was still DTD!). If it has swapped around, that...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jan 22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,962
Posted By Gill H
Wigan to Euston is only about an hour and a half...

Wigan to Euston is only about an hour and a half. We used to do London to Preston all the time.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 9 Jan 22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gill H
I am planning for November 2023 (planned for Nov...

I am planning for November 2023 (planned for Nov 2030 and postponed twice).

I would never go in summer as I canít bear heat.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Jan 22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Universal have a shuttle, donít they? They used...

Universal have a shuttle, donít they? They used to. (For a charge, of course!)
Forum: Accommodation 8 Jan 22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Gill H
I have read that if you use mobile ordering in...

I have read that if you use mobile ordering in the parks, you canít charge that to your room, you have to pay upfront. Same with Genie+ I think. So maybe have a different card you could use for...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Jan 22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Gill H
Prepaid currency cards and debit cards seem to...

Prepaid currency cards and debit cards seem to cause the most problems. On the staycation Disney cruises last summer a lot of people were being hit by double charges, one of which was a holding...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 4 Jan 22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Gill H
It is delicious! Love Brie, slice it and...

It is delicious!

Love Brie, slice it and melt on anything. Or bake and dip things in it.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Jan 22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Just donít link it to your room. Disney (and...

Just donít link it to your room. Disney (and many offsite hotels and restaurants) can take hold payments which can take weeks to drop off, and affect your limit.
Forum: Accommodation 2 Jan 22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Gill H
Mobile This has always been at World of Disney. I donít...

This has always been at World of Disney. I donít know if it is still in the same place but in 2014 we had to go to a desk on the left.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports 2 Jan 22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Gill H
By 8am the announcements started coming over the...

By 8am the announcements started coming over the tannoy that people in the first few groups could start to disembark. We werenít included in the first announcement, but by the second, our group (the...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports 2 Jan 22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Gill H
All at Sea: DCL UK Staycation Day 4 - 23 Aug 2021

<<Day 3 (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1211286)

Last days are never as fun to write as first days. They arenít even as much fun to read sometimes. But hang in there, I...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 2 Jan 22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,046
Posted By Gill H
When we went in November, it was 11 and up for...

When we went in November, it was 11 and up for masks - only 'recommended' below that. I know it's changed now, but it could change again.

Personally, I am not booking anything yet, and anything I...
Forum: Indexes 1 Jan 22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Gill H
All at Sea: DCL UK Staycation Aug 21 - The Compendium

Written trippies below.

Pre-trippie (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=15093594#post15093594)

Travel Day - 19 Aug (https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1204653)...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports 1 Jan 22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Gill H
After dinner we had some more photos in the...

After dinner we had some more photos in the atrium.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18798/9df736c374fe92.jpg

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18798/d8d846b0bfac23.jpg

Then it was...
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