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Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks YT - yep, looking at the options I think...

Thanks YT - yep, looking at the options I think that’s what I’m going to do
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Glad to hear you’re pleased with it. Which spec...

Glad to hear you’re pleased with it. Which spec have you got?
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks all - this has been really helpful.

Thanks all - this has been really helpful.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Good deal Tom - I’d be getting a few trips round...

Good deal Tom - I’d be getting a few trips round the country in to get the mileage up 😂
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks for this, we’re in Essex - from what I can...

Thanks for this, we’re in Essex - from what I can see I should be eligible for the government grant.

I’m also only 5 mins from the BMW dealer so I can hopefully avail myself of their charger from...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Yep, I’m looking forward to it arriving Tom (and...

Yep, I’m looking forward to it arriving Tom (and finally getting shot of the Evoque which has been a money pit in the last 12 months!)

I ordered it back in April and was told at the time it would...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks for this - yep, I’ve been looking at a...

Thanks for this - yep, I’ve been looking at a couple of local suppliers.

Thanks for the tip re the energy tariff. I’m still looking into it all at the moment and a little reticent to change...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By Pumba75
We went mid-Jan back in 2013. Was very cold, but...

We went mid-Jan back in 2013. Was very cold, but we just wrapped up.

The only issue we had (which I don’t think was particular to the time of year) was fog. Arrived on a Thursday afternoon to...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Electric Car - Home charging

Hi all,

Apologies, I know this has been asked before.

My new car is electric and arrives next week (BMW IX3). Trying to sort out the wall box and just wondered which ones the EV owners on...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 20,643
Posted By Pumba75
Because the virus spreads through social contact...

Because the virus spreads through social contact. They’re in the midst of a wave that is not yet under control, is putting significant pressure on their health system ( although this thankfully...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,890
Posted By Pumba75
Fair enough - thought that might be a reason, but...

Fair enough - thought that might be a reason, but I’ve got that wrong.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,890
Posted By Pumba75
The Dibber that posted about their experience on...

The Dibber that posted about their experience on another thread was flying indirect via Miami.

I would imagine that as far as the staff at MCO were concerned they were boarding an internal flight...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 20,643
Posted By Pumba75
As disappointing/frustrating as it is, I can’t...

As disappointing/frustrating as it is, I can’t see anything in either the content or tone of the reports linked that suggests a relaxing of the restrictions is anywhere near the top of their agenda...
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pumba75
PIN number trading

PIN number trading
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pumba75
Hollywood or bust Studios

Hollywood or bust Studios
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pumba75
The Money Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Tom...

The Money Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Tom Saw-yer coming Island

TTA People’s money re-Mover

Frozen Bank account Ever After

Skinty Dog Dash
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pumba75
Expedition Ever-cost Triceratop-dollar Spin ...

Expedition Ever-cost
Triceratop-dollar Spin
Under the Sea - Journey of the Little More-paid
Skint Family Treehouse or Swiss Bank Account Family Treehouse
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pumba75
Killing my giro safari

Killing my giro safari
Forum: General Chat 29 Aug 21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,941
Posted By Pumba75
We have - in the recording the article reports on.

We have - in the recording the article reports on.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,363
Posted By Pumba75
I disagree. The primary reason that the vast...

I disagree. The primary reason that the vast majority of people pay the best part of £500 for their park tickets is primarily for the rides and the attractions. Whether you have Memory Maker or DDP...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,363
Posted By Pumba75
The only distinction I would make there is that...

The only distinction I would make there is that Memory Maker and DDP are ancillary benefits which can be added to enhance your experience of the parks.

The use (or not) of Genie+ directly impacts...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Aug 21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By Pumba75
Right now is in no way representative of the...

Right now is in no way representative of the parks operating in the same way they did pre-Covid.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Aug 21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By Pumba75
The problem with that theory is that it doesn’t...

The problem with that theory is that it doesn’t take into account the increase in visitor numbers since pre-fastpass days, overlooks the fact that if people want ride a ride, it can still only be...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 23,754
Posted By Pumba75
In terms of the question posed by OP - will this...

In terms of the question posed by OP - will this stop us going ever again? Probably not, but certainly on-site stays are off the agenda on this basis.

Our next Florida trip is Xmas 2022...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 23,754
Posted By Pumba75
That’s unlikely to be the case because they can...

That’s unlikely to be the case because they can replace your stay with maybe 3-4 stays from US visitors, who will probably pay more for their tickets, may not have been given other incentives such as...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Aug 21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 76,283
Posted By Pumba75
Having all the data in the world is of little use...

Having all the data in the world is of little use if you’re not looking beyond the financials though.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Aug 21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 76,283
Posted By Pumba75
It is purely a tool to drive up earnings, any...

It is purely a tool to drive up earnings, any perceived ancillary improvement in “experience” will be a happy coincidence.

The park reservation system gives WDW all the tools it needs to manage...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Aug 21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,203
Posted By Pumba75
Good news - you can pay your $5 dollars at 7am in...

Good news - you can pay your $5 dollars at 7am in the morning and get your cup of water at the next timed delivery slot that is available.

Should you wish to, you can pay for an “individual ice...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,363
Posted By Pumba75
I’m not sure how much can be proved by the post...

I’m not sure how much can be proved by the post on DLP - it’s purely anecdotal, and one person who “thinks” it’s the case. It’s also based on a situation where Covid restrictions are still in force...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,363
Posted By Pumba75
I’m not sure that logic quite works (as much as I...

I’m not sure that logic quite works (as much as I like it!) as it will still broadly be the same number of people to be loaded despite less of them being in the paid for queue.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,363
Posted By Pumba75
If they’re not paying then they’ll be in the...

If they’re not paying then they’ll be in the standby queues as well, surely?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 76,283
Posted By Pumba75
I’m assuming they’ll offer you the chance to...

I’m assuming they’ll offer you the chance to switch to another attraction and/or time slot, but if there’s nothing suitable available then they’ll have to refund, which is normally anything up to 5...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 76,283
Posted By Pumba75
There’s not really anything to wriggle out of...

There’s not really anything to wriggle out of. Fastpass won’t exist next year so there’s no way of providing it. Unfortunately they can’t honour something which no longer exists.

And as mentioned...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 76,283
Posted By Pumba75
Unless I’ve missed it, the park access...

Unless I’ve missed it, the park access reservation system will still be in place, so you’re still having to make decisions on which parks on which days and potentially at more than 60 days out.
...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,618
Posted By Pumba75
Very sad - always found him to be extremely funny.

Very sad - always found him to be extremely funny.
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,317
Posted By Pumba75
What a great thread. Glad you had such a good...

What a great thread. Glad you had such a good trip MF.

I always enjoy your posts - you have such a good “turn of phrase”/writing style.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Aug 21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 25,516
Posted By Pumba75
You might want to edit this post - there’s...

You might want to edit this post - there’s nothing to suggest these batches are “dodgy”.

It’s this type of misinformation that can put people off getting vaccinated.
Forum: Indexes 15 Aug 21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,424
Posted By Pumba75
Sorry only just seen this. Glad you enjoyed...

Sorry only just seen this. Glad you enjoyed reading them. Thank you.

M x
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 15 Aug 21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 49,623
Posted By Pumba75
Our pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it and found it...

Our pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful.
Thanks. Have a great trip.

M x
Forum: General Chat 13 Aug 21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,628
Posted By Pumba75
Depending where you are in N Essex there is now...

Depending where you are in N Essex there is now the "Electric Forecourt" in Notley.

I was the same as you - started looking for replacement for my current car last year - initially was looking at...
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