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Forum: General Trip Planning 19 May 19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We enjoyed Ellenís - the entertainment is great...

We enjoyed Ellenís - the entertainment is great but personally I wouldnít choose it for a special birthday meal. IMO the food is more diner than nice restaurant standard and you canít pre-book a...
Forum: Tickets 1 May 19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We used the dine4less card at both Golden Corral...

We used the dine4less card at both Golden Corral and the big McDonalds on I-Drive. We just showed it to the cashier when ordering. Although the girl in the Golden Corral was unfamiliar with the card...
Forum: General Chat 12 Apr 19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,205
Posted By ally1966
Mobile So nothing else has happened in the last 40+...

So nothing else has happened in the last 40+ years that has contributed to any of these things other than being part of the EU? Strange that not all member states are experiencing economic growth and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,548
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Yes. We live in the midlands but often fly from...

Yes. We live in the midlands but often fly from Gatwick if the price is right.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Apr 19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,181
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We went in Feb, Estas were done last August, as...

We went in Feb, Estas were done last August, as soon as the holiday was booked, without middle names. Both DD and I have middle names on our passports and it wasnít an issue.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 6 Apr 19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We were asked if we could tread water before we...

We were asked if we could tread water before we did the final bit, where you swim holding the dolphinís fin. DD11 and another little girl in our group said that they couldnít and the only difference...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By ally1966
Mobile If you apply for a new Esta now it will...

If you apply for a new Esta now it will automatically cancel out any old one that is attached to the same passport number.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Apr 19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,290
Posted By ally1966
In most restaurants you will find suggested...

In most restaurants you will find suggested amounts on the bottom of the bill, often 15%, 18% and 20% - although I have seen 25%. It is usually only added automatically if there are 6 or more of you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By ally1966
Mobile I look on Skyscanner first for the cheapest...

I look on Skyscanner first for the cheapest flights and then book accommodation to fit in with them rather than doing it the other way round.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Apr 19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We paid $8.99 for adult breakfast buffet at GC in...

We paid $8.99 for adult breakfast buffet at GC in Feb. Lunch was about the same price, Dinner (after 4pm) was $14.99.

We enjoy a Golden Corral brekkie. Omelettes and eggs were cooked fresh to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 5 Apr 19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Which airport are you flying in to? If itís MCO...

Which airport are you flying in to? If itís MCO we paid $29 to I-Drive in Feb with Uber. Not sure which hotel you are staying at but Uberís fare estimator quotes $28.80 for MCO - Universal.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Apr 19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We used 2 Landryís cards for our meal at...

We used 2 Landryís cards for our meal at Rainforest Cafe and used both bonuses. You have to tell your server when you order that you want to split the bill and they will take one $25 bonus off each...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 5 Apr 19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We didnít tip Uber drivers in cash but did pay...

We didnít tip Uber drivers in cash but did pay the suggested tip via the app. It was usually only $2 or $3.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Apr 19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Would agree with this! We found the shuttles from...

Would agree with this! We found the shuttles from Rosen to be hot, over crowded and uncomfortable. An Uber only costs about $7 to Universal.
Forum: General Chat 31 Mar 19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Thanks. Iíll be a receptionist in a dentistís...

Thanks. Iíll be a receptionist in a dentistís practice. It will be quite a change as itís full time and Iíve not had a full time job since I had my older daughter nearly 19 years ago.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 Mar 19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 186,904
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Yes it is, I have my Revolut card linked to my...

Yes it is, I have my Revolut card linked to my Uber account and used it to pay all our fares over there.
Forum: General Chat 31 Mar 19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Thanks to everyone who gave advice on writing my...

Thanks to everyone who gave advice on writing my CV. I had an interview on Wednesday morning and received a phone call yesterday morning offering me the job - Excited but nervous!
Forum: General Chat 31 Mar 19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,155
Posted By ally1966
Mobile The first band that I saw live was Whitesnake at...

The first band that I saw live was Whitesnake at the Birmingham Odeon in December 1982.

However in August 1981, I remember myself and a friend, on holiday in Norfolk, sitting on the steps outside...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Mar 19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By ally1966
Mobile No, you canít use your welcome bonus and birthday...

No, you canít use your welcome bonus and birthday bonus on the same visit. However, if there is more than one of you in the party that have Landryís cards there is nothing to stop you splitting the...
Forum: General Chat 27 Mar 19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Another recommendation for Anker. I bought one...

Another recommendation for Anker. I bought one before we went to Florida in Feb after seeing them recommended on here. It kept mine and DDís iphones charged all day despite using them constantly for...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Mar 19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By ally1966
You donít get a choice of times for the free...

You donít get a choice of times for the free shuttle. You select the date that you want to go and which pick up point you want and they tell you what time to be there. As far as I renember, the pick...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Mar 19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By ally1966
Mobile M&M Direct are also worth a try. I bought my...

M&M Direct are also worth a try. I bought my Skechers from there before our holiday and they were cheaper than the Outlets on I-Drive. They currently have menís styles at £34.99 up to a size 12.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By ally1966
They are over ear ones and single pin.

They are over ear ones and single pin.
Forum: General Chat 22 Mar 19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,569
Posted By ally1966
Mobile We returned to WDW in Feb after a break of 6...

We returned to WDW in Feb after a break of 6 years. We couldnít believe the prices of things in the parks ($5.75 for a Mickey ice-cream!). We therefore bought very little in the parks and ate there...
Forum: General Chat 20 Mar 19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,099
Posted By ally1966
Mobile I have, and Iím in my 50ís, but always with...

I have, and Iím in my 50ís, but always with relatives rather than friends and Iíve usually taken one or both of my DDs with me.

I did feel very uncomfortable and a bit guilty the first time I went...
Forum: General Chat 19 Mar 19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Thanks everyone. Itís done, wish me luck!

Thanks everyone. Itís done, wish me luck!
Forum: General Chat 19 Mar 19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Thanks. Should the personal statement be a...

Thanks. Should the personal statement be a paragraph or in bullet points? The rest is in bullet points.
Sorry for all the questions but itís 10 years since I last wrote one!
Forum: General Chat 19 Mar 19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Writing a CV, advice please

Should Key Skills / Personal Statement come first (before work experience, education etc) or at the end like a sort of summary of why your the right person for the job?
Forum: General Chat 18 Mar 19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By ally1966
Mobile No youíre definitely not on your own. We had over...

No youíre definitely not on your own. We had over 6 years between our 2012 trip and the one that weíve just returned from. I spent a lot of time in between reading trip reports and just lurking,...
Forum: General Chat 18 Mar 19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,699
Posted By ally1966
Iím sorry but I donít see how this is your...

Iím sorry but I donít see how this is your responsibility or your daughterís. The dancing was allowed by and supervised by the other girlís mother and the T.V broken by accident. If the...
Forum: Itineraries 18 Mar 19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Sounds fantastic! The only problem that I can see...

Sounds fantastic! The only problem that I can see is with your FP selections for Friday November 1st - your 1st 3 FPs all have to be in the same park so you wonít be able to book Soarin, Test Track...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Mar 19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By ally1966
Mobile The Landry card definitely helps with wait times...

The Landry card definitely helps with wait times. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom without making an ADR. We actually heard someone ahead of us in the queue advised that there was a 45...
Forum: General Chat 17 Mar 19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,249
Posted By ally1966
Mobile DHís ďsmartĒ wear consists of new jeans and a...

DHís ďsmartĒ wear consists of new jeans and a polo shirt. Suits, ties and formal shirts are for weddings and funerals only (in his opinion!) and even then if there is an after do he loses the jacket...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Mar 19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,015
Posted By ally1966
Mobile I would agree with what everyone else has said...

I would agree with what everyone else has said. We took DS at 4 months and DD at 15 months. It was much easier to cope with a baby than a toddler.
Forum: Tickets 16 Mar 19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Either at Disney Springs or at the Guest...

Either at Disney Springs or at the Guest Relations at the entrance to any of the parks. We did ours at Epcot, really straight forward and only took a few minutes.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Mar 19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Perkins on I-Drive. Great food, reasonable prices...

Perkins on I-Drive. Great food, reasonable prices and you get a 20% off voucher if you sign up to their loyalty club.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Mar 19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By ally1966
Mobile Tower of Terror (canít pass judgement on FoP as...

Tower of Terror (canít pass judgement on FoP as we didnít get to ride it☹️)
Forum: General Chat 14 Mar 19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,734
Posted By ally1966
Mobile I have done in the past and would be prepared to...

I have done in the past and would be prepared to in the future depending on the circumstances. It would have to be short term and I would have to be sure that the payments were manageable but I...
Forum: General Chat 14 Mar 19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By ally1966
I would agree about booking DC towards the...

I would agree about booking DC towards the beginning of the holiday just in case you need to reschedule.

There is some more information about the assistance passes here:-...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Mar 19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By ally1966
Mobile In our personal circumstances now I would opt for...

In our personal circumstances now I would opt for the dessert party & a decent view of the fireworks away from the crowds. But thatís only because DH struggled to stand and wait for the fireworks at...
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