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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Amazing! 😍 To the OP, go for as long as you...

Amazing! 😍

To the OP, go for as long as you can within your budget really, as long as you do your sums and know that you can afford the extra spending money needed too - no brainer!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile I was there the first half of June, rained every...

I was there the first half of June, rained every day for a couple hours on average I'd say, with one huge storm whilst we were in AK. The CM's opened up a little shelter for everyone as it was really...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 14 Aug 19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile I agree it totally depends on your interests, we...

I agree it totally depends on your interests, we are big theme park fans so could easily spend 4 days at DLR, but would spend a couple days doing other things outside the parks too. With 5 days I...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Aug 19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,793
Posted By Ben1993
Water fountains are good quality, we used them...

Water fountains are good quality, we used them all day long back in June. The one right by the Tangled toilets was particularly nice and cold for some reason lol.

And I say this as someone who...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Aug 19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile I went to Phuket in July a couple of years ago,...

I went to Phuket in July a couple of years ago, fully understood it was rainy season and was expecting it but we actually only saw our first drop of rain on our last day after a week, before moving...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 6 Aug 19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile They are available on hotels.com etc. too but I...

They are available on hotels.com etc. too but I think it's only select dates, usually a couple months before instead of at the 6 month mark so wouldn't work out for peak dates.
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Jul 19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Agree with not going all inclusive, local...

Agree with not going all inclusive, local restaurants are incredibly cheap and serve delicious authentic Thai food, definitely think you are overestimating food costs.

Bangkok I would say a visit...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Jul 19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile It depends on your interests, last time we were...

It depends on your interests, last time we were in Cali we just did a day in the LA area, Hollywood sign etc, then moved on to Anaheim. Next year we aren't even planning on spending time in LA,...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 28 Jun 19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Yes thats fine, your bags do go through an...

Yes thats fine, your bags do go through an airport style scanner before check in but they're not checking for liquids 😉
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 Jun 19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Weather should be perfect, we caught a massive...

Weather should be perfect, we caught a massive heatwave though and it was around 100f every day 😮, but that was not the norm. As others have said, Labor day will increase crowds and you should also...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Jun 19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,933
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile These warnings are on practically every food item...

These warnings are on practically every food item in the US as well I've noticed. It's just a liability thing, wouldn't give it a second thought personally
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 18 Jun 19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Oriental Tokyo Bay is a great choice as well if...

Oriental Tokyo Bay is a great choice as well if you're on a slightly tighter budget, it was about half the price of the Hilton/Sheraton for us. Huge and very nice room, about 2 minutes on the train...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 18 Jun 19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile You can get them from vending machines at the...

You can get them from vending machines at the train station at the airport (NRT, but assuming HND will be the same). Theres videos on YouTube of exactly where the machines are if you want to get your...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 17 Jun 19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Not sure how budget you want to go, but we have...

Not sure how budget you want to go, but we have stayed at a couple of APA hotels. They're all pretty much the same, kind of like Japanese Premier Inn, basic but very reliable. The rooms tend to be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Yep, just got back from a week. Did 5 nights at...

Yep, just got back from a week. Did 5 nights at Clarion Inn in LBV and last 2 nights at AKL. Did the 4 Disney parks and some time at the resort while we were at AKL. We went on pretty much everything...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jun 19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 50,839
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Me last week, dozens of others on this forum and...

Me last week, dozens of others on this forum and undoubtedly thousands more. Bottom line, if you are doing a new Esta you may aswell make sure you do it, if you have already have one without, not...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jun 19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile We've been here for a week, bought a pack of 24...

We've been here for a week, bought a pack of 24 bottles of water from a grocery store for under $10, take a couple to the parks and then refill at the fountains when needed. As stated you can also...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jun 19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile It's a good price, do it! I am currently in my...

It's a good price, do it! I am currently in my room at the Clarion Inn now and it's an okay hotel for the money. Tried the shuttle to the park once and it was horrendous but Uber/Lyft is super cheap...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Jun 19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,237
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Definitely works, been doing it all week. You...

Definitely works, been doing it all week. You have to be quite persistent but it's easy enough, while we were waiting to board Test Track I was refreshing and refreshing the app, got a Frozen...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Jun 19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By Ben1993
Apart from the booking seats straight away with...

Apart from the booking seats straight away with Virgin which is a really good feature, I honestly don't see much difference between them in the end, I book whichever is the cheapest.

Similarly...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Jun 19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,927
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Lyft or Uber will be cheap and super easy from...

Lyft or Uber will be cheap and super easy from MCO. We just got one today, if you haven't used either app before make sure you use a sign up code too (not sure if im allowed to post the code here but...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 1 Jun 19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile November is probably my favourite time of year...

November is probably my favourite time of year for DLP, begining of the Christmas season and fairly low crowds.

Plus DLH cheaper than SQL? I echo everyone else's thoughts... DO IT! 😊
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 May 19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 41,717
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Uber or Lyft would be cheaper than parking fees...

Uber or Lyft would be cheaper than parking fees and taxis for sure. I'd advise them to use the hotel shuttle where possible, then Uber/Lyft where it isn't.

They'll have to eat cheap, good news is...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 30 May 19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile It's not a paid ticket, free reservations for 4...

It's not a paid ticket, free reservations for 4 hour slots has to be booked (all gone now) or you are allocated a slot if you are staying at a Disney hotel.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 May 19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile We're off for just a week next week, sticking to...

We're off for just a week next week, sticking to just the 4 Disney parks. Also booked a week for next May, just doing Universal and maybe 1 day at DHS.

If you can get cheap flights then it's...
Forum: Accommodation 22 May 19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Yep! One of the advantages of the resort being...

Yep! One of the advantages of the resort being located where it is I think. Early entry and free shuttle perks but walkable to all the much cheaper chain restaurants. We've just booked for next year
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 May 19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile We've just booked for 3rd May today, direct with...

We've just booked for 3rd May today, direct with BA as a flight+hotel package but taking the hotel out of it the flights would be 335pp with bags. Looking on Skyscanner the flight only options are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 May 19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Most of the sites that it comes up (for example...

Most of the sites that it comes up (for example netflights) with when you click on them it should show you the price at economy light and then the price for economy standard.

It's 45 per bag per...
Forum: Accommodation 20 May 19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Sapphire Falls does not include the free express...

Sapphire Falls does not include the free express passes, the "deluxe" aka most expensive resorts that include the express pass are: Royal Pacific, Hard Rock and Portofino Bay
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 May 19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile We're off on a budget trip next month, best...

We're off on a budget trip next month, best advice is to sign up for the usual suspects mail lists, Denny's, Ihop etc. just before you go for the discounts and offers. Big pack of bottled water from...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 17 May 19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile I used Voyagin earlier this year, they had a...

I used Voyagin earlier this year, they had a great deal on USS and waterpark combo tickets at the time. It was an e ticket that we printed and then scanned the barcode for the ticket at the self...
Forum: Accommodation 16 May 19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Yes it should do, as long as you have decent...

Yes it should do, as long as you have decent WiFi. It'll be geo-locked though so you'll get content available in the US
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 May 19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Fantastic price 👍🏻 if you can pack very cleverly...

Fantastic price 👍🏻 if you can pack very cleverly some of these flight prices are phenomenal. Especially if you have a villa and can wash clothes easily tbh
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 May 19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile We've been for a week, and 5 nights before, just...

We've been for a week, and 5 nights before, just did Universal those times. Going for a week again next month and only doing Disney. I think it's a bit much to try and do both sets of parks but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 May 19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Do you mean Disney's Hollywood Studios? Tip for...

Do you mean Disney's Hollywood Studios? Tip for both your Disney days if so is to buy your park tickets ahead of time, you can get 2 day tickets from US based sites like Undercover Tourist. 30 days...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 May 19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,258
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Very interesting thread, I enjoy reading...

Very interesting thread, I enjoy reading discussions like this. I have to agree that prices are really nearing breaking point for many people, but they won't stop as so many more are willing to keep...
Forum: Accommodation 9 May 19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile I think it's just 5 night minimum for a package,...

I think it's just 5 night minimum for a package, are you trying to book room only without the tickets?

If it still doesn't work you can definitely book just 2 nights at any of the usual hotel...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,057
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile First couple of times we did 2 weeks and did WDW...

First couple of times we did 2 weeks and did WDW and UOR, last few times we have just done a week and either/or resort.

2 weeks or longer is lovely but we like to have a couple of shorter breaks...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile Well done on that price, amazing 👏🏻

Well done on that price, amazing 👏🏻
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 5 May 19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Ben1993
Mobile $109 according to this blog post: ...

$109 according to this blog post:
https://thehappiestblogonearth.com/walk-in-walts-footsteps/

Book up to 30 days in advance over the phone, no refunds available
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