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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Daisy or Maggie! Oh, and she's gorgeous!

Daisy or Maggie! Oh, and she's gorgeous!
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,513
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Being the classy West Londoner, it's new-git lol...

Being the classy West Londoner, it's new-git lol. Pronouncing it with the 't' just feels wrong to me haha
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By NewtoOrlando
There are so many hotels around LHR, depends if...

There are so many hotels around LHR, depends if you want 2 rooms as a 7, so there are plenty of premier inns, many of them have hopper buses, or a taxi from the airport to the terminal wouldn't cost...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We stayed at the Contemporary in 2018, we got...

We stayed at the Contemporary in 2018, we got upgraded to a tower room and have a lovely view over the lake, the room was lovely, and massive, so much floor space compared to the moderates. We didn't...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile We booked one for august 2020, we cancelled and...

We booked one for august 2020, we cancelled and changed it to a dibb villa as we moved dates & it wasn’t available. This was last January so just before Covid. We got our deposit back with no issues...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile We always sit in a 4, it’s much easier with kids!...

We always sit in a 4, it’s much easier with kids! We sit on the aisle each and then the kids in the 2 in the middle, they’re teens now so doesn’t really matter but a 4 is easier.
Forum: Accommodation 24 Feb 21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We've stayed at Hard Rock and Royal Pacific. I...

We've stayed at Hard Rock and Royal Pacific. I prefer the aesthetics of RPR, it's very relaxing, but we prefer the rooms and the pool at HRH, plus the walk to the Studios is literally 5 mins. We've...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Feb 21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We've done August, early September and mid to...

We've done August, early September and mid to late October.

August is always hotter than the surface of the sun, and more humid than the butterfly enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo (I cant explain it...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Feb 21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Used them on all but one of our trips where we’ve...

Used them on all but one of our trips where we’ve done Universal. Never any issues. They changed our booking for next year easily & also refunded my deposit for last year without me asking as didn’t...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Feb 21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Garden grill is lovely, love the family style of...

Garden grill is lovely, love the family style of dining there and the chocolate cinnamon bun for breakfast is amazing! It’s the only character dining where the characters have come round twice.
Forum: Accommodation 24 Feb 21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We booked a lovely Dibb villa in Windsor Palms...

We booked a lovely Dibb villa in Windsor Palms for last year, was so gutted that we couldn't stay there, the resort was everything we wanted and more. You'll have a great time.
Forum: General Chat 24 Feb 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By NewtoOrlando
No, never lol. I think it's because Easter falls...

No, never lol. I think it's because Easter falls at the start of the holidays and then Monday 19th is an inset day so makes it even longer.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Feb 21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We've booked a Virgin fly drive for August 22...

We've booked a Virgin fly drive for August 22 into Miami. We like flying into Miami so I don't even look at Orlando prices.

I booked for a few reasons. One because I priced up how much we have...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 24 Feb 21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile We love Cocoa beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood...

We love Cocoa beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood beach, not so keen on Miami itself. I’ve been looking at Hawks Key on the keys which looks amazing! Margaritaville in Hollywood beach is gorgeous but...
Forum: General Chat 24 Feb 21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile We’re a London borough and mine although at...

We’re a London borough and mine although at different secondary schools pretty much follow the same dates, they both break up on 31st March & back on 20th April.
Forum: General Chat 24 Feb 21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,895
Posted By NewtoOrlando
What a lovely update to read! Keep going,...

What a lovely update to read! Keep going, hopefully your girls get out to you soon!x
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Wonderful thing for 2 girls to do. As a mum of a...

Wonderful thing for 2 girls to do. As a mum of a 15 year old I can't even begin to imagine your heartache xxx
Forum: Accommodation 23 Feb 21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By NewtoOrlando
In 2019 we had 5 nights onsite with no dining...

In 2019 we had 5 nights onsite with no dining plan, and it actually worked out perfectly, we mixed onsite and offsite eats, and had no ADR's, it was perfect for the way we wanted to holiday. Fast...
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,630
Posted By NewtoOrlando
3 nights in Somerset in August with my sister and...

3 nights in Somerset in August with my sister and her family, from there we will drive down to Cornwall to see my husbands family, will be a year since we last saw them so we have everything crossed...
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,924
Posted By NewtoOrlando
I love that moment when you're up in the air, the...

I love that moment when you're up in the air, the flight is cruising, they bring the drinks round and you settle in for a film, a snooze and some grub, and realise that you have no contact with the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Feb 21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We're going in 2022 - there will be 11 of us, 4...

We're going in 2022 - there will be 11 of us, 4 of us celebrating turning 40, 2 16 year olds getting their GCSE results, and our 15th wedding anniversary so we want somewhere nice but not signature...
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,586
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We're booked for 2022 too, i've even had people...

We're booked for 2022 too, i've even had people say we're nuts for wanting to go away then, as Bob down the club told them he read an article on Lab Bible that foreign travel wouldn't resume until...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Feb 21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We booked a Virgin flydrive for Aug 22 into...

We booked a Virgin flydrive for Aug 22 into Miami, upgraded the car to a Tahoe or similar & paid for the upgraded insurance. We always usually book with BA on a flydrive but were happy with the price...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Feb 21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,427
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile I always book my villa first, then book flights...

I always book my villa first, then book flights around that date, we then add onto the holiday if we need to, hotel in Universal & hotel in Miami for arrival night. BA and Virgin fly pretty much...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Feb 21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We've always booked Disney through Disney and...

We've always booked Disney through Disney and then a BA Flydrive, we would log in every month and pay some off. We're not doing Disney next year so have booked a Virgin fly drive to Miami that we are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Feb 21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile I have a revolut card that has the kids spending...

I have a revolut card that has the kids spending money on, they take a little bit of cash, usually what family have given them and the rest on the card. That way I can keep track of their spending.
Forum: General Chat 22 Feb 21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By NewtoOrlando
I love my holidays, but I also look forward to...

I love my holidays, but I also look forward to just laughing with my kids, I love getting home from work and they come at me ranting about their rubbish day at school (their words, not mine lol) I...
Forum: General Chat 22 Feb 21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,503
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mine makes toast, generally with marmite, and...

Mine makes toast, generally with marmite, and then has to put seriously strong spreadable cheese and a slice of meat on top (ham/chicken/corned beef) every.single.time. It's just gross.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Feb 21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,614
Posted By NewtoOrlando
I always think, should we give dinner a try as it...

I always think, should we give dinner a try as it may well be a completely different experience, but then I remember that day, and standing at the front desk at POFQ after 10 hours in MK complaining...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Feb 21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,614
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We had a lovely meal at Mama Melrose in 2018,...

We had a lovely meal at Mama Melrose in 2018, it's the one Disney restaurant in the parks that my kids ask to go back to. The steak was better quality than the one I had at Mannys a few days later!
Forum: General Chat 21 Feb 21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,586
Posted By NewtoOrlando
A friend of mine went to Lanzarote for 2 weeks...

A friend of mine went to Lanzarote for 2 weeks over xmas, everyone commented how she was mental, why would you even bother, it wont be the same, blah blah, but she had a brilliant time.

Don't...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We've done August a few times, which is our...

We've done August a few times, which is our preference as we always like to go for longer than 2 weeks. Yeah it's hot but we went in October 2019 and some evenings it was just as hot and humid as it...
Forum: General Chat 21 Feb 21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By NewtoOrlando
I use HG mould remover, got it from amazon, I use...

I use HG mould remover, got it from amazon, I use it on the shower every other week to keep on top of it, but I also used it on the freezer that is in the shed, and it worked perfectly. Not sure if...
Forum: General Chat 21 Feb 21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,826
Posted By NewtoOrlando
They're all American Tourister! I got the Mickey...

They're all American Tourister! I got the Mickey ones & Star Wars ones in the sale a few years back, and the Donald & Minnie one from Amazon as they we're actually cheaper than direct with AT...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Feb 21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By NewtoOrlando
We were on the same side as the club room when we...

We were on the same side as the club room when we went in 2018 and didn't have a view, other than trees and the front of the building. We weren't in there long enough to look out of the window but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,427
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Hi, we booked with a Virgin holidays during their...

Hi, we booked with a Virgin holidays during their sale.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,427
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile We’ve a fly drive booked to Miami, 17th august to...

We’ve a fly drive booked to Miami, 17th august to 2nd Sept, 16 nights.

3 nights booked at HRH club level - deposit only
12 nights booked in a dibb villa, deposit only and villa owner very...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Oh 100%, we always book a flight + car with BA or...

Oh 100%, we always book a flight + car with BA or Virgin, thus making it a package. Everything else I do myself.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Always had good service with Attraction tickets...

Always had good service with Attraction tickets and Florida Tix. I’ve always booked Disney direct with Disney, so much easier to deal with them direct when needing to change the dates etc. Have used...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By NewtoOrlando
Mobile Neither, do it DIY and be in control of your...

Neither, do it DIY and be in control of your money & holiday plans!
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