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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By johnscone
I've just come on to tell people about this -...

I've just come on to tell people about this - crazy price. I found it by searching through lastminute.com. The flights I found in August going from MAN-MCO were Air France going and KLM returning but...
Forum: Tickets 22 Sep 20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By johnscone
We have had an annual pass the last few years...

We have had an annual pass the last few years. They are well worth getting if you plan to visit 4 or 5 times during your holiday, they basically pay for themselves with the free parking and 10%...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Sep 20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By johnscone
There's no difference really, I would go with...

There's no difference really, I would go with whoever is cheaper. Either way you will end up with the same car through alamo.

Just a quick note, Discount Florida Car Hire includes a free sat nav...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Sep 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,345
Posted By johnscone
Champions Gate is a lovely area, there are a...

Champions Gate is a lovely area, there are a couple of pools and a good sized lazy river as well as a really good clubhouse/restaurant. The only downside for me was the traffic on the i4 coming home...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Sep 20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By johnscone
We went to Wild Florida and the kids absolutely...

We went to Wild Florida and the kids absolutely loved it. My little boy (age 2 at the time) preferred that day to the parks :) we didn't pay full price there was a good offer on groupon, can't...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Sep 20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,042
Posted By johnscone
The planning has always put me off Disney anyway...

The planning has always put me off Disney anyway but will be a lot worse if this is here to stay.

I hate planning on which restaurant I want to visit 6 months in advance and booking FP rides...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Mar 19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,223
Posted By johnscone
Personally I wouldn't be too bothered as long as...

Personally I wouldn't be too bothered as long as we still get the 3 free FP+. I could count on one hand the times I've used my fourth fast pass anyway because by the time I've used my 3 fastpasses...
Forum: Tickets 12 Jul 18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By johnscone
I was thinking the exact same thing! I take it...

I was thinking the exact same thing! I take it this works then Phil? I'ts not worth us all upgrading because I doubt we will get a second use out of the passes. Still worth upgrading one for the...
Forum: Tickets 31 May 18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By johnscone
So to upgrade 3 park passes to annual passes it...

So to upgrade 3 park passes to annual passes it was initially $73? I would be happy with that I loved VB
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 May 18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,547
Posted By johnscone
I have to get US Visas every 5 years for work and...

I have to get US Visas every 5 years for work and I have learned through painful experience that Belfast is a much better bet than London. It's easier to get an appointment and when you get there...
Forum: Tickets 30 May 18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By johnscone
I am going for 3 weeks next year and I plan on...

I am going for 3 weeks next year and I plan on buying either 14 days or 21 days 3 park tickets. Am I right in thinking I might as well buy the 14 days then upgrade to the annual pass to get the free...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Apr 17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By johnscone
I had the exact same problem. Tried to log in to...

I had the exact same problem. Tried to log in to MDE 180 days before for the ADR and it didnt recognise my Virgin Holidays confirmation number.

I sent VH a message on their Twitter account (good...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By johnscone
We have found September and October are the...

We have found September and October are the quietest times. We usually go in October because our kids have half term so it only means pulling them out of school for a week.

I think the American...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By johnscone
Price Matching

Hey,

I have just booked to back to Orlando in October 2017, flying from Manchester direct with Virgin.

The package included;


Direct flights from Man - MCO for two adults and one child...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,554
Posted By johnscone
We have been in October before and the weather...

We have been in October before and the weather was lovely, suncream definitely required, especially if you have fair skin.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jun 16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,561
Posted By johnscone
I think you might be waiting a while for a visa. ...

I think you might be waiting a while for a visa.

I have a B1 Visa for work (not the same, I know!), I have just been down to reapply as it expired and I got chatting to a family in the embassy who...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 May 16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By johnscone
They will sell the adapters in the airport...

They will sell the adapters in the airport surely? They will be more expensive I'm sure but they should sell them in Dixons or boots.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 May 16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By johnscone
Headphones are free, as are drinks in both...

Headphones are free, as are drinks in both cabins.

Premium seats are brilliant, loads more leg room plus you get on first and off first. Your bags are put in the hold last so you get your baggage...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Mar 16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By johnscone
I thought the guide was pretty accurate. We...

I thought the guide was pretty accurate.

We made a plan where we visited most of the parks on quiet days but a couple of days we had to go on days listed as busy, and they seemed to be a LOT...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Feb 16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By johnscone
Ive been mid-late october (before halloween) and...

Ive been mid-late october (before halloween) and it was brilliant, hardly any queues except for Harry Potter escape from gringotts.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Nov 15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,731
Posted By johnscone
Its stories like these make me think about flying...

Its stories like these make me think about flying via Dublin!
Forum: Accommodation 6 Sep 15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By johnscone
I cant remember to be honest but there were...

I cant remember to be honest but there were plenty later on in the day. We never managed to stay late enough to get the last coach due to tired kids.

Maybe somebody whos stayed there more recently...
Forum: Accommodation 6 Sep 15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By johnscone
Me and my family stayed at Rosen Inn @ Pointe...

Me and my family stayed at Rosen Inn @ Pointe last year and thought the location was brilliant. We got around all the parks without any problems and we didnt use the car. It's really easy to be...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Sep 15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,678
Posted By johnscone
I enjoyed the Avatar movie but I can see why...

I enjoyed the Avatar movie but I can see why people are a bit 'meh' about it.

I think one of the reasons they have gone for it is that it will translate well to a real life setting. Even if you...
Forum: Tickets 28 Aug 15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By johnscone
If you like rollercoasters then Busch Gardens is...

If you like rollercoasters then Busch Gardens is well worth the extra. It has the best rollercoasters by a mile and is our favourite park.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Aug 15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,010
Posted By johnscone
The Loews website is still advertising the FOLPs,...

The Loews website is still advertising the FOLPs, be interesting to see what happens. Can't imagine a lot of people will stay there without the perk of the passes. Most people will either pay a bit...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By johnscone
Thanks for your nice comments everybody, we are...

Thanks for your nice comments everybody, we are definitely going to go for it.

We will go for a short holiday beforehand so the baby has a bit of experience of flying (probably to EuroDisney) and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By johnscone
Taking a toddler - asking for trouble?

Hello all,

Me and my fiancee are expecting a baby who will be arriving in October. We had planned to go to Florida in October 2016, but we cancelled those plans because we didnt want to go with a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,833
Posted By johnscone
My whole family went to Orlando and we absolutely...

My whole family went to Orlando and we absolutely loved it.

Me and my fiancee went to Dominican Republic in April to a very expensive hotel (more expensive than taking the whole family to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,974
Posted By johnscone
The premium economy seats on the dreamliner are...

The premium economy seats on the dreamliner are fantastic. They are well worth the money in my opinion. The only downside we found was that if you sit near the back they run out of food options on...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 13 Jul 15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By johnscone
I have had my US bought macbook repaired in the...

I have had my US bought macbook repaired in the UK with no problem at all.
Forum: Tickets 13 Jul 15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By johnscone
I went last October and I was really glad we got...

I went last October and I was really glad we got the express passes.

We only went for one night and we managed to do everything easily in the one night (but only because we had the passes).
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jul 15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By johnscone
I struggled to remember the parade, it wasn't...

I struggled to remember the parade, it wasn't great especially compared to Disney.

When we went to Universal (Oct 2014), we went straight to Gringotts on opening and by the time we had come off...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By johnscone
There is a lot of choice in the supermarkets...

There is a lot of choice in the supermarkets (walmart etc), far more choice there than we have here so unless you are particularly set on one flavour I would wait until you get there and buy them in...
Forum: Special Needs 24 Jun 15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By johnscone
Universal were absolutely brilliant. My nephew...

Universal were absolutely brilliant. My nephew has Autism and when we explained at customer services they issued us with an Attraction Assistance Pass (AAP) which we could show at any ride. If the...
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