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Forum: Accommodation 31 Jul 19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By jwkav10
We stopped in Formosa Gardens in 2016. The...

We stopped in Formosa Gardens in 2016.

The villas are huge - there was 5 couples and a very excited 5 year old. We never really felt on top of each other which I think is the most important thing...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By jwkav10
We went in October in 2016. For us it was...

We went in October in 2016.

For us it was High 20's/early 30's most days - really nice considering the humidity dropped considerably.

Also in the 2 weeks we were there in rained for a grand...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 24 Jun 19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By jwkav10
Definitely invest in one! 1.) It links...

Definitely invest in one!

1.) It links everything and its so much simpler than faffing about getting your card out every 2 seconds to get into the park or to enter the fastpass queues.

2.) You...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jun 19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,642
Posted By jwkav10
We stopped here for the first time last April...

We stopped here for the first time last April. We've booked for May 2020! 6th - 22nd.

Firstly all of the renovations will be done by July 2019 (next month) - so don't worry about any...
Forum: General Chat 17 Jun 19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By jwkav10
We have a savings tin (well actually an old...

We have a savings tin (well actually an old squash bottle that we burned a coin hole into...). Literally same thing - Mrs always wants to open it so she can be "organised" (Where is the fun in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jun 19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By jwkav10
On the flight (TUI) can you take a battery back...

On the flight (TUI) can you take a battery back to charge devises on board?

Yes you can

We are flying into Sandford, how bad is immigration here?

We found it okay - took about half an hour...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Jun 19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By jwkav10
There was when we travelled with them last year...

There was when we travelled with them last year. Believe they used Mears coaches 😊

And if you're going from Sanford - the transfer took about 45 minutes. But we did wait about 40 minutes at the...
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jun 19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By jwkav10
You can actually see the bridges now on google...

You can actually see the bridges now on google maps...https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/73091/597ec9a2e60c2a.jpg
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jun 19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By jwkav10
We stopped in Ranchos 7A last year and loved it -...

We stopped in Ranchos 7A last year and loved it - it's so quiet and peaceful - but is a bit far away from everything but the new bridges may have changed that.

Quiet a lot of people like Casitas 4...
Forum: Accommodation 5 Jun 19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By jwkav10
Ours took about a week to link. Have heard some...

Ours took about a week to link. Have heard some peoples take up to 2 or 3 though so I wouldn't panic :)
Forum: Accommodation 5 Jun 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By jwkav10
Yes all the refurbishments will be done. I...

Yes all the refurbishments will be done.

I believe all/most of the room refurbishments are complete now.

The Grad Destino Tower and 3 Bridges Bar and Grill is due to open in early July this...
Forum: Accommodation 4 Jun 19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,182
Posted By jwkav10
What a fantastic dilemma to have - most of us on...

What a fantastic dilemma to have - most of us on here can only dream...

Fair play to them for becoming surgeons and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time!

Go all out for a one of the suites on...
Forum: Accommodation 4 Jun 19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By jwkav10
Definitely agree - go with CSR - beautiful resort...

Definitely agree - go with CSR - beautiful resort and the new upgrades are going to take it to another level again.

We can't wait to go back next year.

For us it's not worth the dining upgrade...
Forum: Accommodation 4 Jun 19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By jwkav10
You won't regret it and I still don't understand...

You won't regret it and I still don't understand why CSR comes in so much cheaper.

Rooms are so nice (best moderate room IMO), the resort is lovely with the lake and the bridges will make the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By jwkav10
I mean I've just been had a quick look at prices...

I mean I've just been had a quick look at prices (had a quick look on Attraction Tickets Direct).

Disney All Stars Resorts, With breakfast and memory maker (Fastpass is included for everybody so...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By jwkav10
We had a semi-similar experience! On the way...

We had a semi-similar experience!

On the way in to Sanford we landed on time - luckily we were one of the first people of the plane. Arrived at passport control probably about 50-100 people back...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 May 19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By jwkav10
Agree with Jaspercat10 above! Satuli Canteen...

Agree with Jaspercat10 above!

Satuli Canteen in AK
Be our Guest or Columbia Harbour House in AK
Sunshine Seasons/Tangerine Cafe in Epcot
Hollywood Studios... - not really anywhere! Heard...
Forum: Accommodation 28 May 19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By jwkav10
I really think they are 2 completely separate...

I really think they are 2 completely separate holidays.

When we stopped in a Villa it was with a larger group - you do feel like you can really chill away from the parks in the comfort of your own...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 May 19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By jwkav10
The Jet lag will get you - I can guarantee...

The Jet lag will get you -

I can guarantee on that Wednesday both you and the kids will be up at 5.30am ready to go because your body clock hasn't adjusted yet. We always try and turn it into a...
Forum: Accommodation 24 May 19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By jwkav10
We went April last year (2 adults) and 3 days...

We went April last year (2 adults) and 3 days into the holiday with the dining plan and we'd not spent a penny.

I think in the end for 11 nights we ended up spending about 800 - 900 but that...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 May 19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By jwkav10
You'll have no problem whatsoever. We are...

You'll have no problem whatsoever.

We are very similar - head early to the park, gets to Midday/Lunch and we get out of the heat and either go to Disney Springs or back to the pool.

We stopped...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 May 19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By jwkav10
Early - Always do my first one for around 9.30am...

Early - Always do my first one for around 9.30am - 10am, get into the park, either go to a headline attraction straight away, or if you already have a a fastpass for that, go and do some of the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 May 19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By jwkav10
Agree with everyone's points on here. - Plan...

Agree with everyone's points on here.

- Plan your days way in advance. Remember some parks now have a tiered system, so you need to plan multiple days at each parks.

- Work out your must do...
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,238
Posted By jwkav10
We're very lucky to have stayed here in the past...

We're very lucky to have stayed here in the past. A lovely gated community with Disney 10-15 minutes away.

It's location to the 192 means so many shops/restaurants are accessible, and whether you...
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By jwkav10
We stopped in Ranchos - building 7A. Lovely...

We stopped in Ranchos - building 7A.

Lovely and quiet area, easy to get to the bus stop- would 100% stop there again.

Only downside is that it was a 10 minute walk to the main...
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,154
Posted By jwkav10
Apologies as took a little while to respond! Busy...

Apologies as took a little while to respond! Busy few days!

We stopped in Ranchos, it was lovely and quiet. Can't remember our exact room but we're on the second floor of 3. One pro tip - if...
Forum: Accommodation 16 May 19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,154
Posted By jwkav10
Stopped there last April - have booked to go back...

Stopped there last April - have booked to go back next May!

Making this simple:

Pros:
Rooms are fantastic - the best moderate rooms from what I've seen so far.
Resort is beautiful, especially...
Forum: Accommodation 13 May 19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By jwkav10
Believe there is just the 1 hot tub. Really...

Believe there is just the 1 hot tub.

Really good size however - I know we spent many a night in there talking to other resort guests which was lovely.
Forum: Accommodation 13 May 19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By jwkav10
Personally think they're really good. Free...

Personally think they're really good.

Free towels and quite a lot of sunbeds too.

You obviously have the big Mayan Temple which is great for the kids to look at and you also have the water...
Forum: Accommodation 13 May 19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By jwkav10
We stayed there last year and have booked to go...

We stayed there last year and have booked to go back again in May 2020.

Resort is huge - (think it's bigger than Magic Kingdom in terms of footprint) - however the bridges to the new bar really...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 May 19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By jwkav10
First of all welcome to the DIBB - and don't be...

First of all welcome to the DIBB - and don't be worried about getting the bug - it's happened to us all...

We've booked through Attraction Tickets Direct for the 8th May next year at CSR (Might...
Forum: Accommodation 13 May 19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By jwkav10
I can't really comment on CBR as I've never...

I can't really comment on CBR as I've never stopped there, but I have stopped at CSR and we've just booked to go back next year (8th May).

It was our first stop on Disney when we went last April,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,310
Posted By jwkav10
Me and my partner went last April on the Quick...

Me and my partner went last April on the Quick Service Dining Plan (which we got through Free Dining) - After 4 days we hadn't spent a penny! I think in total we spent about 700 but we went a bit...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 May 19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By jwkav10
I agree with pretty much everything on here - and...

I agree with pretty much everything on here - and it's only through experience you get to know the hints and tips. I'll just be honest with you now, you'll go and immediately get home and start...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By jwkav10
If I'm not mistaken I think Magic Bands have...

If I'm not mistaken I think Magic Bands have rough life of about 2 years - but I've seen people who have them after 3 still going strong.

As Far as I'm aware you can have as many Magic Bands...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Apr 19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By jwkav10
We stopped in a refurb room last year. First of...

We stopped in a refurb room last year. First of all the rooms we're beautiful, and looking at the moderates it still appears to have the best quality rooms.

In terms of the buses - it mixed but it...
Forum: Accommodation 18 Apr 19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,393
Posted By jwkav10
Stayed there last year (April 2018) and they...

Stayed there last year (April 2018) and they we're a good 2/3rds of the way through so imagine they are well done now.

You won't be disappointed - the rooms are absolutely stunning and although...
Forum: Accommodation 18 Apr 19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By jwkav10
Following this! We're having the same...

Following this!

We're having the same dilemma - stopped at CSR last year (1st stop on property) and loved it. Rooms we're beautiful and looking at TripAdvisor I can't say anywhere elses rooms look...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Mar 19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By jwkav10
What's the best of the moderates...

Hi everyone.

Happy Saturday! :)

Myself and my partner are planning to go back to WDW if April/May 2020.

Last year we stopped in Coronado Springs which was our first on-site Disney...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Apr 18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By jwkav10
Mobile Anyone visited Volcano Bay in the last few days?

Hi all!

We're currently enjoying our Disney Holiday as we speak! We've had a crazy first few days and crammed loads in and might therefore have a day spare which we weren't planning on.

We're...
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