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Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 25 Aug 20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By jothp
You had another fantastic day. Looking at your...

You had another fantastic day. Looking at your photos of the parks is bringing back some lovely memories of visiting the parks when our girls were younger. It's amazing to see the parks looking so...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 21 Aug 20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By jothp
What a fantastic day. You managed to get so much...

What a fantastic day. You managed to get so much done but your day didn't come across as rushed or hectic at all. I remember there being some pretty strange restaurant opening hours when we've...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 18 Aug 20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,829
Posted By jothp
What a great first day. I just love the castle...

What a great first day. I just love the castle at DLP and find it so much prettier than the one at WDW. It looks like it wasn't too busy at all with plenty of space to distance from other people. ...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 18 Aug 20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By jothp
I'm so glad you've started your trip report. I'm...

I'm so glad you've started your trip report. I'm really looking forward to hearing all about your trip. I have a real soft spot for DLP as it is where we first got our love of the Disney parks.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Aug 20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I just came to check in only to find out you've...

I just came to check in only to find out you've been to DLP. It sounds like you've had a wonderful trip and I can't wait to hear more about it. You got very lucky with your timing. I did consider...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 19 Jul 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I'm glad your mum enjoyed her birthday. I've...

I'm glad your mum enjoyed her birthday. I've been feeling a bit down about our holiday too. As you can see, I haven't been able to bring myself to change the countdown yet. It's been nice to have...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 5 Jul 20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,242
Posted By jothp
That's a shame but understandable. :)

That's a shame but understandable. :)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jul 20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,350
Posted By jothp
I checked before we booked and even now the first...

I checked before we booked and even now the first couple of results when I google say 19th August for GCSE results. This is clearly wrong as the consultation document says 26th.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jul 20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,350
Posted By jothp
I think it's the late May bank holiday when we...

I think it's the late May bank holiday when we have half term week as it's 31st May this year. The exams usually run for 2-3 weeks before half term and 2-3 weeks after. If the bank holiday is late,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Jul 20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,350
Posted By jothp
I noticed the double negatives in the questions...

I noticed the double negatives in the questions too.
The majority of GCSE exams are usually over a four week period. 2 weeks before half term and 2 weeks after. Delaying the start of the exams...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 1 Jul 20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I'm glad that the cancellation process is going...

I'm glad that the cancellation process is going smoothly so far. I've got my fingers crossed that David's manage to sort something out for you.

Hopefully it won't be long and you'll have...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 1 Jul 20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,242
Posted By jothp
I'm sorry to hear that you've had to cancel your...

I'm sorry to hear that you've had to cancel your holiday too but I know what you mean about it being better than the uncertainty. It's a shame that you've had to shorten your holiday but I'm sure...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 1 Jul 20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,417
Posted By jothp
Thank you. I think we've come to terms with the...

Thank you. I think we've come to terms with the idea now so I actually feel much less disappointed now than I did a month or so ago. I think I will keep this PTR going and just change it to next...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 1 Jul 20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,417
Posted By jothp
Thanks for the welcome! We've rebooked the...

Thanks for the welcome!

We've rebooked the beach club but we may consider changing resort depending what happens with the dining plan.

We also may have to rearrange depending on what happens...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 30 Jun 20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,417
Posted By jothp
Update We are now officially cancelled :( ...

Update

We are now officially cancelled :(
Last Wednesday morning I had an email from BA saying that our outbound flight had been cancelled. We had already decided that we weren't going so this...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 30 Jun 20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I'm glad for you that you finally know what...

I'm glad for you that you finally know what you're doing and that the decision was taken out of your hands. It's far easier that way. Hopefully you'll get something booked for next year soon. :)
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Jun 20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I would love to hear about your Disney at home...

I would love to hear about your Disney at home and am looking forward to hearing about what you pick for a trip next year. I agree that our travel day will probably be quite miserable so I've booked...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 23 Jun 20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,627
Posted By jothp
I really hope that things start to look up for...

I really hope that things start to look up for you soon.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 22 Jun 20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I'm glad to hear that you've got some parks...

I'm glad to hear that you've got some parks booked in for if you manage to get there. :)
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 21 Jun 20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By jothp
I'm glad your day turned out to be good in the...

I'm glad your day turned out to be good in the end. Some days it can just feel like all the luck is against you and I get quite upset when that happens to us on our trips too. :)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By jothp
Thank you, that's really good to know.

Thank you, that's really good to know.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Jun 20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
Hi Abby I'm just catching up as I've been back...

Hi Abby
I'm just catching up as I've been back at work full time this week. It has been absolutely exhausting. We've got about half of our year 6's back at the moment. I'm not working in a bubble...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By jothp
Thank you. Hopefully someone who's done it will...

Thank you. Hopefully someone who's done it will be able to confirm. I had a reread through a couple of the threads but you are right there are so many and it felt a bit like looking for a needle in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By jothp
Changing Disney booking to 2021 and keeping gift card

Hi

I know that lots of people are reporting that they moved their booking to next year after the cancellation of free dining and were able to keep their gift cards.

Can you share your...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 20 Jun 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By jothp
I can only imagine how hot the golf must have...

I can only imagine how hot the golf must have been in the morning and how good the pool must have felt when you got there.

It always makes me laugh how cheap lots of things like soda and sweets...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jun 20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By jothp
I wouldn't worry too much. The vast majority of...

I wouldn't worry too much. The vast majority of the year 6 curriculum will have been taught before lockdown to prepare the children for their SATs which would have been in early May. The schools in...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 15 Jun 20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By jothp
Another fantastic day at AK today. I think it is...

Another fantastic day at AK today. I think it is my favourite park. Collecting autographs from all the characters is quite an achievement.
Old Key West is a very pretty resort. We stayed there on...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 15 Jun 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By jothp
You've got some lovely photos from the meet and...

You've got some lovely photos from the meet and greets today. It's a shame that it was so cold.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jun 20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By jothp
Thanks, we've been caught in a few afternoon...

Thanks, we've been caught in a few afternoon storms but have only ever done the water parks at opening.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jun 20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By jothp
Thanks, we'll make sure to take some drinks with...

Thanks, we'll make sure to take some drinks with us if we decide to go for it then. I was thinking it might feel a bit more pleasant with the sun not being so strong in the evening. Are the queues...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jun 20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By jothp
Water parks in the evenings.

We are going next August. Assuming things are more back to normal by then, it would seem that Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are generally open until about 8pm and Volcano Bay until about 9pm. ...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Jun 20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By jothp
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Jun 20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By jothp
California Grill dining times

Hi all
Does anybody know what time California Grill begins serving dinner and what time they serve until? If it makes any difference we will be going next August.

The information has currently...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 13 Jun 20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By jothp
You are right about needing to be flexible. You...

You are right about needing to be flexible. You probably wouldn't have enjoyed yourselves even if you had pushed on with the fireworks plans.

It must have been lovely for you to meet up with your...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 10 Jun 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 35,844
Posted By jothp
I'm glad you're starting to make some plans for...

I'm glad you're starting to make some plans for your Christmas trip. Hopefully it will go some way to make up for the disappointment of not being able to go in May. I'm looking forward to hearing...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 10 Jun 20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 53,037
Posted By jothp
I know exactly how you feel Abby. One minute I...

I know exactly how you feel Abby. One minute I have this hope that it will be alright and we will go and then the next I worry about what will happen if we could go but decide not to. Being...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 7 Jun 20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,610
Posted By jothp
I listened to one this morning and I really...

I listened to one this morning and I really enjoyed it. It made doing the ironing much more bearable. :)
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 6 Jun 20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By jothp
I was pleased to see you'd posted another day. :)...

I was pleased to see you'd posted another day. :) The mini golf is something else that we've never got around to doing. There is just so much to fit in.

You did well at MK to get through all your...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 5 Jun 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,610
Posted By jothp
I haven't ever listened to a podcast about...

I haven't ever listened to a podcast about anything so I think maybe I should start. :)
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Jun 20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,064
Posted By jothp
I'm getting really fed up with the waiting too...

I'm getting really fed up with the waiting too. It's now a week since they announced that dining plans were being cancelled. It really isn't unreasonable that they should be able to come up with a...
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