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Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Do you really need full board? Far too much food...

Do you really need full board? Far too much food for us. Essentially it is a breakfast buffet and two three course meals (or buffets) a day. Officially the vouchers can only be used for TS meals...
Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By Gill H
What a great start! We are planning and saving...

What a great start! We are planning and saving for Tokyo this November so will be reading closely.

Sorry, being dim - could you explain the dog reference please?
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Gill H
To be honest, you can usually pick up cheap...

To be honest, you can usually pick up cheap tickets for Wicked just by popping by the theatre. Sure, you'll be near the back, but I've never had a bad seat in that theatre.
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 60,349
Posted By Gill H
Interseting. We don't have children either, but...

Interseting. We don't have children either, but I know from all my friends that when you have a baby your life is turned upside down. Any good resolutions of separating out 'baby videos' from other...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Gill H
If you ask for it to be noted on your reservation...

If you ask for it to be noted on your reservation when you make an ADR, you may find he gets a free cupcake or something similar.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,570
Posted By Gill H
I don't have children so have never tried this -...

I don't have children so have never tried this - but surely, if I as an adult want to order a child's meal, I can do (paying with an adult credit)? Presumably it will still be possible to do this?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Feb 20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Our first WDW holiday was Dec 2010 and it was...

Our first WDW holiday was Dec 2010 and it was minus 2 some days. Loved it, wore my big coat! Parks deserted and we got so much done!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 22 Feb 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Gill H
Mobile La Criee in Val dEurope is nice if you like...

La Criee in Val dEurope is nice if you like seafood. Also there are two good burger places around there.

Edit: Alfred Burger is the one I was trying to remember! Tiny place with very good...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Feb 20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Gill H
We stayed in the Hotel Atlantico. Beautiful...

We stayed in the Hotel Atlantico. Beautiful hotel, lovely staff, very central and easy to get places. Short walk to nearest metro, also lots of buses.
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Feb 20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Gill H
Kids Week in August - kids go free to shows. You...

Kids Week in August - kids go free to shows. You have to book early though!
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 21 Feb 20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Gill H
Tokyo Disney Resort for wimps?

As you can see by my title, I'm Queen of Team Wimp. I hate drops and don't do coasters or thrill rides. Give me It's a Small World and I'm happy. My limit is probably Pirates of the Caribbean...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Feb 20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Gill H
You can certainly make an ADR for anywhere. ...

You can certainly make an ADR for anywhere.

You can order the bread service but I don't think it's on the DDP so you would be paying out of pocket for it. That is not a problem for the restaurant...
Forum: Indexes 20 Feb 20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Gill H
Can't wait to read it all!

Can't wait to read it all!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Feb 20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,458
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Just make sure you dont love the place so much...

Just make sure you dont love the place so much you start worshipping it ... cause that would be...

i-dollar-tree!

(Sorry...)
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Feb 20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I think you can from Sanaa? Jiko is an...

I think you can from Sanaa?

Jiko is an absolutely beautiful restaurant though. The lighting changes over the course of the meal to mimic an African day.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Feb 20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,458
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I understand why people are upset but Im sure it...

I understand why people are upset but Im sure it will still be possible to get a nice castle photo with the scrim.

Both of our WDW trips (2010 and 2014) took years to save for, and there was...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Feb 20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By Gill H
Not being at all critical (I know that people...

Not being at all critical (I know that people bring certain foods over for all sorts of reasons, not least children on the autism spectrum who insist on a certain brand) but I would love to know why...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 17 Feb 20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Gill H
We did it from POR - yes you will need Uber or...

We did it from POR - yes you will need Uber or similar. Waste of good park time for us. The buses to parks start much later so you would then need another Uber to a park.

The following visit, we...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 16 Feb 20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,393
Posted By Gill H
Thanks all - updated now. If any of you...

Thanks all - updated now.

If any of you would like a Mickey Mention on The Great British Mickey Waffle podcast, just email us themickeywaffle@gmail.com or send us a PM. We can wave you off on...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 16 Feb 20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Gill H
When we did it a few years back, the meet with...

When we did it a few years back, the meet with Mickey and Minnie in Welsh costume was only on the Saturday.
Forum: TV and Film 16 Feb 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,986
Posted By Gill H
We saw Jason Manford in the West End and thought...

We saw Jason Manford in the West End and thought he sang well, but didn't know he was as good as that. I am not an expert on Girls Aloud and wouldn't have known Nicola Roberts but she was a real...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Feb 20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Gill H
I wouldn't feel right about taking availability...

I wouldn't feel right about taking availability away from others.

We changed our plans often while we were there, and made lots of ADRs on the day or the day before. Obviously you need to know...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Feb 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Gill H
If you have the DDP free, then no harm done. If...

If you have the DDP free, then no harm done. If you don't eat dessert no-one will force you! Also do bear in mind that some restaurants have a cheese plate and this can often be classed as dessert...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Feb 20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Gill H
No point for UK travellers. It is perfectly easy...

No point for UK travellers. It is perfectly easy to take your cases to the Magical Express. Someone will put them in the luggage storage area at the bottom of the coach for you, and get them out...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Feb 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,429
Posted By Gill H
Mobile The carriage ride is $55 and takes about half an...

The carriage ride is $55 and takes about half an hour. We did it on a whim one freezing cold evening - nice snuggled up in a blanket!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 12 Feb 20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Not officially, but some CMs will let you. ...

Not officially, but some CMs will let you.

However, I rarely bother with CS as queues are long and slow and food is lukewarm and mediocre.

I found full board far too much. We tend to have a...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 11 Feb 20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I have no personal experience but I think the...

I have no personal experience but I think the ones DLP hire out look like something from a Victorian sanatorium!

I do know that buggies can sometimes go for a walk at DLP and have read of people...
Forum: Indexes 11 Feb 20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Gill H
Add me to the pleas for more! I know this was a...

Add me to the pleas for more! I know this was a while ago now but any reports - however brief - would be lovely.
Forum: TV and Film 10 Feb 20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Gill H
Mobile From what I have read about this film, you wont...

From what I have read about this film, you wont hear a Welsh accent! Apparently RDJs accent is so bad its up there with Dick van Dyke.

Michael Sheen is in the film and he is actually Welsh. ...
Forum: General Chat 10 Feb 20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Dont think JL brand machines exist any more. We...

Dont think JL brand machines exist any more. We just bought a Samsung Ecobubble from them (after Dibb recommendations) and it seems great so far.
Forum: TV and Film 9 Feb 20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,903
Posted By Gill H
That was better. Not as good as the Vincent van...

That was better. Not as good as the Vincent van Gogh episode, though that was helped by the fact that we didn't feel the need to have an Issue Of The Week back then. However, the preachiness was...
Forum: General Chat 9 Feb 20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,722
Posted By Gill H
OK - I don't talk much about my beliefs on here...

OK - I don't talk much about my beliefs on here as I don't think it's the right place. I'm not trying to convert anyone, just wanted to give a few bits of info.

The Alpha course comes from the...
Forum: General Chat 8 Feb 20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Gill H
I am obviously even older because when I was a...

I am obviously even older because when I was a child only toddlers used straws! We just drank our drinks.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 7 Feb 20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Gill H
Mobile If you are in Val dEurope the quickest way is...

If you are in Val dEurope the quickest way is the RER - it is 1 stop and takes 5 minutes. There is also a free shuttle bus to certain hotels.

There are plenty of taxis though they are expensive...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 4 Feb 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Gill H
Mobile To be honest I wouldnt do it with young...

To be honest I wouldnt do it with young children. It is a very late night and a long experience.

We did it when Illuminations was 10pm. We started at 7ish with an hour in the Fantasia Bar for...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 3 Feb 20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Gill H
Mobile I find the newer trains much less comfortable. ...

I find the newer trains much less comfortable. The seats are narrower and less plush, and that wraparound head rest is gone. It makes the aisle more roomy, though.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 2 Feb 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,393
Posted By Gill H
Thanks all, finally caught up (just moved house...

Thanks all, finally caught up (just moved house and life has been crazy)
Forum: TV and Film 2 Feb 20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,903
Posted By Gill H
Great plot (surprisingly topical with the virus...

Great plot (surprisingly topical with the virus theme) and nice horror moments. Just wish they could use the 'plastic' theme more subtly instead of dragging out the soapbox again.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 2 Feb 20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By Gill H
You will have a fridge. I think you can take...

You will have a fridge. I think you can take cereal with you if you declare it. You can buy those bowls of cereal and milk in the resort shop but that would be expensive.


We mostly ate...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 31 Jan 20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Gill H
Mobile Its not like Universal. I go on virtually...

Its not like Universal. I go on virtually nothing in Universal but at Disney there are lots of gentle show me type rides that even a wimp like me can do.
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