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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kk20
tui from glasgow is cheaper than manchester.

tui from glasgow is cheaper than manchester.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 19 Jan 22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By kk20
is it cheaper to uber 2 of you from the airport...

is it cheaper to uber 2 of you from the airport and keep the car for pootling about. obviously get some extra insurance.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Jan 22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By kk20
A friend pointed us to this: ...

A friend pointed us to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxh0qKK1WM

and said it was fairly accurate, maybe a little less sugary. We had seen these guys before and used their butterscotch...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Jan 22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,786
Posted By kk20
Coke is worse as you need to wait for the...

Coke is worse as you need to wait for the bubbles, even tipping a colder glass etc.
Forum: General Chat 17 Jan 22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By kk20
Disney terms that you end up using in real life...

Posting in a couple of threads got me thinking. Do you and your family have Disney terms that you use in every day life? A couple that spring to mind for me are:


Crush Queuing
Stems from DLP...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Jan 22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,464
Posted By kk20
We nicknamed it "crush queuing" on account of the...

We nicknamed it "crush queuing" on account of the queuing at DLP for crush's coaster. The queue for that is capacity all day from drop drop until the bitter end. So the only real way to get on...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Jan 22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By kk20
Dont let it put you off. We are going in August...

Dont let it put you off. We are going in August and have no intention of spending on Genie+ unless I really have to, and if I do I will buy on the day and downgrade my dining as appropriate. At the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By kk20
we're British! We put our coats on/ponchos and...

we're British! We put our coats on/ponchos and go have fun with lower queues.
Forum: Accommodation 15 Jan 22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By kk20
we have booked CSR. Its the middle of the road...

we have booked CSR. Its the middle of the road option. reasonable pool, reasonable distance from parks, reasonable food onsite, reasonable price.

Pretty enough in its own way. And for the price...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By kk20
power brick. at least 1 per teenager.

power brick. at least 1 per teenager.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Jan 22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,750
Posted By kk20
do US diesels have have adblue too?

do US diesels have have adblue too?
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 14 Jan 22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By kk20
Summer is fine in Japan. I was given all sorts...

Summer is fine in Japan. I was given all sorts of "oh I wouldnt go in July, it's horrible weather, too hot and sticky". We had zero issues. The days are long so it was fine to do the same as...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 14 Jan 22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,786
Posted By kk20
I suppose this is just a UK vs US view. Right or...

I suppose this is just a UK vs US view. Right or wrong the US pays their servers poorly, the system revolves around tipping. If you dont like it then dont eat at TS or venues that expect tips (i.e...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Jan 22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By kk20
"it depends". Get a rough itinerary i.e. park...

"it depends". Get a rough itinerary i.e. park day, shop day, KSC day etc and look at indicative hire costs, insurance and parking. Ignore fuel and tolls (consider those "surge pricing" soaks). Now...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By kk20
all marmite, look at what rides or shows are in...

all marmite, look at what rides or shows are in the parks, look at the relative queues for them (and tolerances to queueing) then see if that works. Dont be afraid to consider park hop especially on...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By kk20
The thing is with Genie+, you arent guaranteed...

The thing is with Genie+, you arent guaranteed that you can use it on a busy day. Sure, there will be SOMETHING but not necessarily everything you want. I would look at some threads on here and...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,890
Posted By kk20
At least with the old paper fastpass you needed...

At least with the old paper fastpass you needed to go to the ride on the day. As far as fairness goes that was fair. Granted, you sometimes get some queues for a fastpass that outweigh the queues...
Forum: Itineraries 13 Jan 22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By kk20
indeed. it depends on what you want, we dont...

indeed. it depends on what you want, we dont care about the slides at waterparks and have found that the lazy rivers and pools are ok. We use them simply as a change from the resort pool. The...
Forum: Itineraries 13 Jan 22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By kk20
its what we used to ask the kids in the morning...

its what we used to ask the kids in the morning "how are your feet doing? Sandwich or filling?". Nowadays it is my knees are ligaments that dictate, the kids are off in the distance...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jan 22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By kk20
we intend putting a USA sim inside our portable...

we intend putting a USA sim inside our portable WIFI
Forum: Tickets 12 Jan 22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By kk20
I have paid a low TUI deposit and have all my...

I have paid a low TUI deposit and have all my park reservations booked for my trip, My MDE has all the details up to date, even a check in if I wish. Balance isnt due until May.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Jan 22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,974
Posted By kk20
We simply adjust our plans, we end up spending...

We simply adjust our plans, we end up spending the same amount more or less. This time we will be taking more snacks into the park with us, fewer hand cart treats. We had never used a "grocery shop...
Forum: Itineraries 12 Jan 22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By kk20
4 park challenge on a friday will give you an...

4 park challenge on a friday will give you an extra hour for Epcot to close. Join TT queue at 9:55 :-)
Forum: Itineraries 12 Jan 22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By kk20
you are going a few days before we are and have...

you are going a few days before we are and have a similar "pacing". The only difference we have is a rope drop park on some days, we rarely bother with disney springs (maybe go once). we are also...
Forum: Itineraries 12 Jan 22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By kk20
Assuming you have a car and dont mind driving...

Assuming you have a car and dont mind driving about. Look at discovery cove with the ultimate package. this will get you into seaworld, busch gardens, aquatica, those alone will keep you occupied...
Forum: Itineraries 12 Jan 22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By kk20
May weekends will be busy so have these as...

May weekends will be busy so have these as "parade days", dont expect to get a lot of rides in and whilst I personally detest paying extra for Genie+ it might be a consideration if you are ride...
Forum: Itineraries 12 Jan 22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By kk20
we generally follow two trends. Sandwich or...

we generally follow two trends. Sandwich or filling.

Sandwich days are early rises, eat in room, rope drop and go back to hotel around 11 or 12. Sleep or nap and pool until 5pm then eat a bigger...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Jan 22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By kk20
IOS 13 and above so thats an iphone6+ Our...

IOS 13 and above so thats an iphone6+

Our venerable ipad mini 2 was obsoleted when 13 came out. a shame as it lasted many a year and still ran everything very well compared to similar aged...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Jan 22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By kk20
depends on when you land and the times you are...

depends on when you land and the times you are offered. As far as "stacking", you would be able to get one booked at 7AM and im assuming you wont be in the park early so your next booking would be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jan 22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By kk20
yep, portable hotspot. we have one like this: ...

yep, portable hotspot. we have one like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/E5576-320-Portable-Networks-Genuine-Warranty/dp/B081S5KRZ7/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Portable+Wifi+Hotspot&qid=1641919427&sr=8-3
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jan 22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,464
Posted By kk20
We sandwich the day. Rope drop with a light...

We sandwich the day. Rope drop with a light breakfast, pool from 12 till 5 having a midday snooze and proper meal, back in for the last 3 hours or so.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 10 Jan 22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By kk20
We went in July 2019, it was fine. sure it is...

We went in July 2019, it was fine. sure it is hot but not that bad if you take things slowly. Early July means much lower queues and long days too, we queued for a max of 30 mins for everything...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Jan 22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By kk20
you could look for a single day hire of "anything...

you could look for a single day hire of "anything they have onhand" for your KSC day, that way you can get away with the smallest vehicle that fits your party. Then find a different way to get to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Jan 22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By kk20
Alternative? Dont hire a car. Depends what you...

Alternative? Dont hire a car. Depends what you are doing on your holiday. The next one for us is mainly disney with a couple of days "elsewhere" thrown in, discovery cove and probably seaworld etc...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By kk20
we added seats later. Premium sold out as did...

we added seats later. Premium sold out as did the extra legroom seats. Im guessing this flight will be full so I dont want all 4 of us spread out (as they kids are old enough to be sat anywhere now)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By kk20
WIFI brick rental

We usually rent a WIFI brick (or take our own if it is europe). We havent been to the US for a while and the last time I borrowed a WIFI brick from a colleague.

Does anyone have any experience of...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By kk20
https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/faq/my-disney-experi...

https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/faq/my-disney-experience/app-operating-system-requirements/

Android 8+
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jan 22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By kk20
Genie doesnt install. It is part of MDE. I have...

Genie doesnt install. It is part of MDE. I have NEVER used Genie, nor have I configured Genie on my phone. I believe it has prerequisites:

1) you must have MDE installed on your device.
2) you...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jan 22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By kk20
how do you mean not compatible? You might...

how do you mean not compatible? You might struggle with more than just Genie+ if MyDisneyExperience doesnt work on your phone, the park is moving to just about everything done in MDE.

Genie+ is...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jan 22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,464
Posted By kk20
the main question is "do you want to do RotR"? ...

the main question is "do you want to do RotR"? If the answer is "yes" then you have two choices. If you are staying onsite then get in at rope drop and RUUUUUUUUUUUUUN. Following that enjoy the...
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