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Forum: Accommodation 17 Jan 21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By derenstar
Weíve booked to stay in the Tower if we are able...

Weíve booked to stay in the Tower if we are able to get there this summer. It looks amazing for the money. We will have a car so not too fussed about the transport situation.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Dec 20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,026
Posted By derenstar
No one really knows so Iíve decided best not to...

No one really knows so Iíve decided best not to worry about it as what will be, will be. Weíve booked for last 2 weeks of August, I am hopeful we can go and that most of the restrictions in the parks...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By derenstar
Hmm, not sure a daily test, even at £20 a pop...

Hmm, not sure a daily test, even at £20 a pop would be attractive to a family of 4 like mine staying 2 weeks. It would run into hundreds of pounds on top of an already very expensive holiday so on...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Oct 20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By derenstar
My youngest daughters school advice that we get...

My youngest daughters school advice that we get some thermals and my eldest daughterís school has recommended that they were a plain polo neck under their shirts when they return after half term. I...
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By derenstar
You poor thing. 13 years ago I suffered with...

You poor thing. 13 years ago I suffered with these when pregnant with my first, 3x per day and I still remember the attacks vividly. It was truly the worst pain I had ever experienced and the first...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Oct 20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By derenstar
We did Seaventure last year really enjoyed it...

We did Seaventure last year really enjoyed it. They give you a very long briefing before you start and make you sign an extensive waiver. When the headset thing is first lowered into your head, it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Oct 20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By derenstar
We have booked indirect flights with United for...

We have booked indirect flights with United for next August. It was a very good price for premium econcomy so we decided to lock it in; especially as DH finds economy tough going for longer flights...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Oct 20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By derenstar
When free dining was around this wasnít an issue!...

When free dining was around this wasnít an issue! Oh what I would give to go back to those days...

In all seriousness, our two are similar age to yours and have a snack bucket list too. What we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
Disney has always been pure escapism. It has...

Disney has always been pure escapism. It has never been about value. Some of us just want something positive to look forward to, to take our minds off the never ending doom and gloom. Lots of people...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By derenstar
A bit of both. He explained in his video that he...

A bit of both. He explained in his video that he worked with Disney to set up the proposal at CRT but he told Bianca they were going to a media event so she didnít expect anything. It was very sweet,...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Oct 20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By derenstar
We booked tower rooms on Tuesday when the offer...

We booked tower rooms on Tuesday when the offer was released with Attraction Tickets. Our dates are 20-30 August.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
I booked with ATD and was told itíd take about...

I booked with ATD and was told itíd take about 48hrs for Disney to confirm the booking but it linked on MDE the next day.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 43,544
Posted By derenstar
Thatís actually very good for PE direct I think!...

Thatís actually very good for PE direct I think! We are going out the same day as you but coming back a day earlier on 3rd September. Weíve booked PE flights with United flying indirect. It came to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
So we're booked with ATD, hurrah! - 10...

So we're booked with ATD, hurrah!

- 10 nights CSR Tower (20/8-30/08) £1875 inc Dibb discount
- 14 day ultimate tickets - £1756
- $250 gift card
£3,631 total, £200 deposit paid and covid cover...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
No probs :) They're also coming up cheaper...

No probs :)

They're also coming up cheaper for my dates for Tower room than Disney by about £156 and you get an extra $50 gift card. Wonder if I can use the DIBB discount too?

Have to say, it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
I've got the answer via webchat in case anyone...

I've got the answer via webchat in case anyone else wanted to know - cancel upto 5 days before travel for full refund. Think I might go with them
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
Does anyone know how the covid cover with ATD...

Does anyone know how the covid cover with ATD works for Disney hotel bookings? I can only seem to find details for how it works for tickets on their page
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
Attraction tickets have the offer up on their...

Attraction tickets have the offer up on their page now with a $250 gift card, Just need Disney themselves to hurry up!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Oct 20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 58,973
Posted By derenstar
Is it me or have the prices already been adjusted...

Is it me or have the prices already been adjusted on their website to reflect the free nights? Looking at Coronado Springs for our dates (21/8-31/8) and I could have sworn it was higher last week.
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 8 Oct 20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By derenstar
We recently started replacing all our old towels...

We recently started replacing all our old towels with the Charisma ones from Costco. Theyíre excellent quality for the price, super soft, effortless fluffy and very absorbent.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Sep 20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,685
Posted By derenstar
I agree the parking fees are hard to swallow. I...

I agree the parking fees are hard to swallow. I know Universal do it too but the longest we stay on site at Universal is 4 or 5 days whereas we spend at least double that at Disney. Americans also...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 27 Sep 20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By derenstar
We flew to Edinburgh at the end of August. Apart...

We flew to Edinburgh at the end of August. Apart from having to wear masks whilst in the terminal and onboard, it was pretty much as per normal. The flight was full, no empty seats and they served...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 Sep 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By derenstar
Went ahead and cancelled this afternoon 😢 ...

Went ahead and cancelled this afternoon 😢

Rebooked for end of March next year, hopefully things are bit better by then🤞
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 Sep 20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By derenstar
What to do about October Half term

We have a trip booked at NBP club for October half term all fully paid for, flights are with Easyjet. It's meant to be a birthday pressie for my 2 girls.

Given there is no sign of any changes to...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 7 Sep 20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By derenstar
We were in Edinburgh last week and had an amazing...

We were in Edinburgh last week and had an amazing time. We have been before and below are things we loved during both trips:


Edinburgh castle -this is surely a must do especially the audio...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Aug 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,180
Posted By derenstar
I took his words to mean that some of the...

I took his words to mean that some of the underlying technology and principles would remain but not necessarily all the current restrictions. He mentioned about improving the guest experience, Disney...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 26 Aug 20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By derenstar
Thanks for this thread as I was planning on...

Thanks for this thread as I was planning on moving our October booking to May next year and came across this same issue. Was going to ring them to ask why but if they've sold their quota, that is a...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 26 Aug 20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By derenstar
We're meant to be going October half term. I'm...

We're meant to be going October half term. I'm keeping everything crossed that France is removed from the quarantine list by then but I don't see that happening to be honest :( The trip was meant to...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 12 Aug 20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,913
Posted By derenstar
What a great idea for a thread, almost like the...

What a great idea for a thread, almost like the food reports 🙂

We ate at Wagamamaís today, I didnít take many pics but starters, mains and drinks for 3 of us was £26 and we left stuffed. Absolute...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Aug 20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,413
Posted By derenstar
Schools are a hotbed for spreading all sorts of...

Schools are a hotbed for spreading all sorts of bugs at the best of times so hard evidence or not, I would think it common sense that Covid would spread the same in schools.

I disagree with the...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Aug 20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By derenstar
Iím not sure you can book that far ahead. We are...

Iím not sure you can book that far ahead. We are going in October and it will only let me book up to mid Sep at the minute
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Aug 20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 45,141
Posted By derenstar
Worldometer...

Worldometer (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/) gives cases per million and as at today, the UAE stands at 6,314 cases per mil against the UKs 4,588 per mil. No idea what this translates to...
Forum: Tickets 10 Aug 20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By derenstar
Iím the same, waiting for BA to release their...

Iím the same, waiting for BA to release their schedule for end of Aug/early Sep. Still no Disney booking! 🙈
Forum: Tickets 10 Aug 20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By derenstar
Oh, I donít know but I would imagine so. A...

Oh, I donít know but I would imagine so. A workaround could be making the bookings separately rather than all together?

Maybe ring them just to be sure.
Forum: Tickets 10 Aug 20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By derenstar
Just placed a deposit on the tickets with ATD for...

Just placed a deposit on the tickets with ATD for next August.

It feels so strange to me booking booking our Universal tickets and stay without knowing what we're doing about Disney. We already...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Aug 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 45,141
Posted By derenstar
The mind boggles with the FCO advise, the...

The mind boggles with the FCO advise, the methodology for deciding which countries are deemed Ďsafeí is rather opaque!

Weíve booked to go in February staying at Lapita. Iím hoping (though being...
Forum: Tickets 10 Aug 20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By derenstar
Was looking at this with ATD over the weekend -...

Was looking at this with ATD over the weekend - they had option to pay an extra £8 on top to make the tickets fuly refundable.

Are any of the other sites doing anything better in terms of...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Aug 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By derenstar
Update - I'm happy to report that I received the...

Update - I'm happy to report that I received the refund for our flights today! I highly suspect that asking for proof that the refund had been processed was the catalyst :).

So from when they...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,045
Posted By derenstar
Not mad OP, we all need something to look forward...

Not mad OP, we all need something to look forward to.

Weíve booked Dubai with BA for next Feb, now that is bonkers as Iím about 90% sure we wonít be going😀 but my reasoning went something like...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By derenstar
Thanks. I fully expect it would take a while for...

Thanks. I fully expect it would take a while for them to process it and more than happy to wait it out. Itís just their insistence that theyíve actually sent the payment thatís worrying - if they had...
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