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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By rafjen
Thanks everyone- I think I was just surprised by...

Thanks everyone- I think I was just surprised by how much the seats ended up costing with 5 of us and 3 separate flights. All our recent flights had seats included so its been a while since I've had...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Apr 21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By rafjen
BA flight- paying for seats

We have always paid to sit together or booked the seat category which included it.
We have a BA flights booked for next feb- first time flying this route- indirect on the way out and and direct...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Dec 20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rafjen
We have taken our kids to Universal since the...

We have taken our kids to Universal since the youngest was 2. They love it and loads to do.
Parent swap is a bit different as you all queue up and wait in a special room usually with a cartoon/film...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Nov 20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,754
Posted By rafjen
20% isn't enough of an incentive for us

20% isn't enough of an incentive for us
Forum: Accommodation 12 Nov 20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By rafjen
Completely agree- far too shallow- RPR is deeper...

Completely agree- far too shallow- RPR is deeper (although I'd still prefer even deeper) but my kids missed the slide at HRH
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Nov 20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By rafjen
9 months and counting no refund- They were...

9 months and counting no refund-
They were better before they moved to post booking centralized service.
Also moved us from Direct to indirect flights and basically said "tough"- the price I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Oct 20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By rafjen
Depends- Is it refundable? Are you covered for...

Depends- Is it refundable? Are you covered for all eventualities? ie what if you are having to self isolate, test positive the day before travel, will travel insuracne cover you, etc. Are you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Oct 20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By rafjen
Package holiday companies often change the times...

Package holiday companies often change the times and it will be build into their terms and agreements. They can make minor changes without offering any compensation or a refund. We found this out...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Sep 20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By rafjen
Art of Animation and the All star Music have...

Art of Animation and the All star Music have family suites for 6 but they usually aren't included in free dining, they are values so as previous people have said even if they are on free dining it...
Forum: UK Theme Parks 11 Sep 20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By rafjen
Most only wearing masks when required to- ie on...

Most only wearing masks when required to- ie on certain rides etc- outdoors very few masks including the queues
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Sep 20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By rafjen
We enjoyed it but its a (or was pre COVID) loud...

We enjoyed it but its a (or was pre COVID) loud busy character meal. My 9 year old boy enjoyed it at the time to but isn't keen to go back- I think he thinks he's too old for it now- we won't let...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Aug 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By rafjen
We have done it with Uber XL 5 of us but only 3...

We have done it with Uber XL 5 of us but only 3 cases or Meers (via Disney concierge) when there where 7 of us and 6 large cases- cheaper than 2 uber XL- Easy and quick- just make sure you account...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Aug 20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,611
Posted By rafjen
We are hoping for 2021 but not yet booking. We...

We are hoping for 2021 but not yet booking. We hopefully will have the money from our cancelled 2019 trip.
We decided to cancel not reschedule as if we are onsite we want free dining.
We don't...
Forum: UK Theme Parks 6 Aug 20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By rafjen
Just wanted to feed back on our trip- We had a...

Just wanted to feed back on our trip-
We had a good time but most rides were 45-60+ waits minutes all day- not great when aimed at young kids. We also found the lack of social distancing in the...
Forum: Accommodation 5 Aug 20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By rafjen
Second hand info only- I think I would want a car...

Second hand info only- I think I would want a car if staying at the Waldorf Astonia- I have not heard great things about the resort shuttle- It looks like a lovely hotel but for location without a...
Forum: Tickets 24 Jul 20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,924
Posted By rafjen
I'm very tempted by this. We already have a one...

I'm very tempted by this. We already have a one month open annual pass extension due to our last annual passes not being able to be used. So we may not get to activate it until 2022- I hope they...
Forum: UK Theme Parks 21 Jul 20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By rafjen
Thanks everyone - good to hear some positive...

Thanks everyone - good to hear some positive feedback- I'm just keeping my fingers crossed they don't increase capacity too much in the summer holidays
Forum: UK Theme Parks 16 Jul 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By rafjen
Has anyone been to Legoland Windsor since it reopened?

Has anyone been to Legoland Windsor since it reopened?
Wondering how people have found it?
We have never been but thinking of trying it given all other holiday plans are cancelled. We would...
Forum: Tickets 7 Jul 20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,779
Posted By rafjen
We were offered a one month annual pass- with no...

We were offered a one month annual pass- with no expiry to be activated whenever we are next there. Our passes were to expire in August and we have used them for 2 trips - 10 days total. We had a...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Jun 20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,975
Posted By rafjen
We love both RPR is closed to Islands and HRH...

We love both
RPR is closed to Islands and HRH closer to Universal
HRH slightly shorter walk but not much in it
RPR more chilled and picturesque pool is deeper but no slide
HRH- can be louder but...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Jun 20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By rafjen
I agree its a major change I would also want a...

I agree its a major change I would also want a refund-
Forum: Accommodation 29 May 20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By rafjen
If you have 2 week tickets for universal I would...

If you have 2 week tickets for universal I would stay at a cheaper hotel there
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 May 20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By rafjen
i'm really worried about the decrease capacity to...

i'm really worried about the decrease capacity to fly from Manchester direct- We lost TC now virgin planes are half the size- Tui are moving further away from Stanford- those of us limited to school...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 May 20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By rafjen
I'm also debating 3 weeks next August-Our trip in...

I'm also debating 3 weeks next August-Our trip in May this year has just been cancelled so just trying to get our money back.
Trying to decide whether to do 14 days Disney and 1 week universal- ( we...
Forum: Accommodation 14 May 20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By rafjen
How many are you searching for- Tui we are 2 and...

How many are you searching for- Tui we are 2 and 3 kids- some of the hotels which can fit 5 are only listed as 4 on Tui- so impossible to do it online
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,123
Posted By rafjen
Every flight I've been on with virgin man-moo has...

Every flight I've been on with virgin man-moo has been full- school holidays usually- it won't be good news for price- already a premium for man direct- those of us restricted to school holidays will...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Apr 20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By rafjen
I think it will apply to new bookings- we were...

I think it will apply to new bookings- we were told as long as we had booked before March 13th we are covered but we need to reschedule our May trip and that won't be covered - so we're a bit stuck.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Apr 20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By rafjen
Its very frustrating- We are being asked to...

Its very frustrating- We are being asked to reschedule not cancel to help the travel companies but anyone booking a holiday to the US is unlikely to get travel insurance to cover covid-19 medical...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Apr 20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By rafjen
Travel Insurance- for rebooked trips

Just wondering how everyone is getting on. We need to rebook or ?cancel our trip for May- We were hoping to change to next May but just checked with travel insurance- annual policy- Virgin Money.
...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Apr 20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By rafjen
In a similar thought- We do a lot of character...

In a similar thought- We do a lot of character meals for the kids so we would be really disappointed to find we booked a tripwith dining and there were no characters due to ongoing issues,. It is...
Forum: Tickets 18 Apr 20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rafjen
Similar here we upgraded last August to cover our...

Similar here we upgraded last August to cover our May trip
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,529
Posted By rafjen
Just waiting for our flight to get cancelled for...

Just waiting for our flight to get cancelled for a refund- hopefully- cannot reschedule until free dining announced-
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By rafjen
Its very variable- This year we were lucky 25- 30...

Its very variable- This year we were lucky 25- 30 degrees most days- we were swimming after dark one evening ( little nippy but grand) also had a great time at Volcano bay- the week or so before was...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,688
Posted By rafjen
While I agree they need to prioritize urgent...

While I agree they need to prioritize urgent travel- this has been going on for weeks - they are creating part of the problem by not canceling flights until the last minute- I could sympathize for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Apr 20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,153
Posted By rafjen
Get well soon

Get well soon
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Apr 20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By rafjen
I'm sure they will refund- email them

I'm sure they will refund- email them
Forum: Accommodation 8 Apr 20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By rafjen
personally I like 4 nights universal- 3/4 is prob...

personally I like 4 nights universal- 3/4 is prob the right amount but then we love all the roller coasters too- - but we just spent 6 nights therein Feb and could easily have stayed longer- Volcano...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Apr 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,345
Posted By rafjen
I agree Manchester flights are the issue- I don't...

I agree Manchester flights are the issue- I don't see the prices going down- if direct is important I'd book- but do price it yourself first
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Apr 20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,877
Posted By rafjen
My travel agent will let me re-book and will add...

My travel agent will let me re-book and will add free dining later once released - they seem confident it will be released- however if they don't release it I cannot cancel that new booking- deal...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Apr 20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By rafjen
booking via Us- means you cannot get the 14 day...

booking via Us- means you cannot get the 14 day ticket we get and the US free dining is usually more restrictive than UK- I'd be vary of booking via the US to be honest
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