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Forum: Accommodation Today, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By chmurf
temps woud most probably be taken using thermal...

temps woud most probably be taken using thermal (infrared) scanners. It's fast.
It's detecting high body temperature, like the x-ray would detect prohibited items in luggage

this is how it's done...
Forum: Accommodation Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By chmurf
every time I see the question Surfside vs...

every time I see the question Surfside vs. Dockside, my answer is always Cabana Bay :)

Dockside is newer.

The entrance to both hotels are just on either side of the road.

I'd go with the...
Forum: Accommodation Today, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By chmurf
can't answer for the fixed bed, as it's been a...

can't answer for the fixed bed, as it's been a long time since we've stayed at AoA:LM

but our DS had a very interesting thing going with floors and falling from bed ...
what we did was tuck...
Forum: Accommodation Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By chmurf
you can be quite sure, that, if borders reopen,...

you can be quite sure, that, if borders reopen, the US administration will screen passengers for temperatures, (when the airline hasn't already integrated that check to their boarding procedures)
...
Forum: Tickets Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By chmurf
it's not even the flights that are relevant ...

it's not even the flights that are relevant

what will matter will be if the borders are open to us ... the flight may fly and land, but if we're still banned from entry, and before that, banned...
Forum: Accommodation Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By chmurf
paracetamol is Acetaminophen in the US ...

paracetamol is Acetaminophen in the US




well if your temperature was higher than 100.4 ... chances are you'll never make it to the hotel ... you'd be stopped long before that, and probably...
Forum: Tickets Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By chmurf
being a passholder does not guarantee entry ...

being a passholder does not guarantee entry ... actually it's the opposite (in regular times)
During busy times of year, when attendance is expected to be high, APs are blocked out from parks...
Forum: Tickets 2 Jun 20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By chmurf
It's my understanding that guests will have to...

It's my understanding that guests will have to reserve a slot in the parks for each day

it will not just be the case of walking up to the park's entrance
even with a valid ticket (and your answer...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Jun 20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By chmurf
well, although I understand why it has a higher...

well, although I understand why it has a higher impact on your plans, I would say that, for me, that would be one of the lesser concerns (for me)

it's true that needing to change plans at short...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Jun 20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By chmurf
it will be like with any capacity situation ...

it will be like with any capacity situation

onsite guests are guaranteed entry.

guests with just tickets will be allowed in, as long as capacity is not reached (this means, be there super...
Forum: Tickets 30 May 20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By chmurf
tickets start on the first time you enter a park ...

tickets start on the first time you enter a park

what kind of ticket did you purchase ?

if you purchased a 5 days ticket, you will need to use them all within 7 days of first entry, so if you...
Forum: Tickets 29 May 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By chmurf
that is no problem at all we cannot enter...

that is no problem at all

we cannot enter the US and we'll most probably won't be able to, for a fair number of weeks (maybe months) ... so, we won't be able to use those tickets during the period...
Forum: Tickets 27 May 20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By chmurf
UK tickets also enjoy free memory maker. You'd...

UK tickets also enjoy free memory maker. You'd need to add $169 to US tickets for this feature, if you care about that.

also, please condiser that US tickets have limited validity periods.

the...
Forum: Tickets 27 May 20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By chmurf
if you go for seasonnal, then by all means (no...

if you go for seasonnal, then by all means (no discount, so no reason to upgrade early), you can upgrade at the end of your stay BUT your AP will start on the date you activated the ticket, not on...
Forum: Tickets 27 May 20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By chmurf
on the contrary, I think it would have been...

on the contrary, I think it would have been unfair to offer the same thing for everyone, regardless of their situations.

first of all, the "one size fits all" offer was supposed to be "we extend...
Forum: Tickets 19 May 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By chmurf
you can get them online, on the official wdw site...

you can get them online, on the official wdw site (mdx) or UK page
https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/events-tours/#/special-events/

but currently it shows "schedule unavailable", so basically it...
Forum: Tickets 19 May 20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By chmurf
as the good Dr. above answered, your AP will...

as the good Dr. above answered, your AP will start on the day you first used the 14 days ticket

so, if you're upgrading to an AP including discounts, you better of doing it at the start of your...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 May 20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,137
Posted By chmurf
Due to fly Aug 8th for 3 weeks Car hire...

Due to fly Aug 8th for 3 weeks

Car hire (alamo direct) and Accomodation already cancelled.

It was a non disney trip, so Universal refunded the 1 night deposit for the hotel
Universal also...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 May 20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By chmurf
didn't see that thread. Tickets are non...

didn't see that thread.

Tickets are non transferable, and had to be used by the same person on all days, and they have been for a loooong looooong time.

they definitely were non transferable...
Forum: Tickets 13 May 20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By chmurf
They initially offered me a 30 days extension (as...

They initially offered me a 30 days extension (as posted on here) but after a few more emails, and due to the fact that we had not used our passes since we renewed early this year, we were also...
Forum: Tickets 8 May 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By chmurf
thanks for this topic I wrote an email, got...

thanks for this topic

I wrote an email, got a reply 3 days later, with a case number, so I can get our APs reactivated when (if) we do manage to go back to universal in the years to come.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 27 Apr 20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 65,317
Posted By chmurf
this is among the things I think about on that...

this is among the things I think about on that issue

there is also the fact that they have changed the FD rules in the last few years (blocking out from fall 2020 for example, or changing offers...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By chmurf
true, and sad I, myself, am in the same boat...

true, and sad
I, myself, am in the same boat with Lufthansa ... have a flight booked for August 8th, not cancelled yet, but we can apply for a voucher we need to use ... by mid april '21 ...

no...
Forum: Tickets 27 Apr 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By chmurf
I will just chime in and remind you that you can...

I will just chime in and remind you that you can get them for "free" if you stay at one of the 3 "deluxes" (Royal Pacific, Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay)

most of the time, getting one night...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By chmurf
you need to have a read of the T&Cs for all items...

you need to have a read of the T&Cs for all items you have booked, as they'll all depend on what you booked, and who you booked with

for example, standard disney direct (UK) will allow you to make...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By chmurf
as others have said, a one way ticket will most...

as others have said, a one way ticket will most of the time be more expensive than a return ticket

so, using your voucher for the flight to the US, and booking a one way, might be more expensive...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By chmurf
We all understand that. but what matters, is...

We all understand that.

but what matters, is not what you have done. What matters is what they have on record.

if their record says you overstayed, it doesn't matter how long you actually...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Apr 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,426
Posted By chmurf
Yesterday, we took the plunge and cancelled our...

Yesterday, we took the plunge and cancelled our august '20 vacations
hire car and hotel (universal only)
we're holding on to our flights, just because so far, we need to wait for the airline to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Apr 20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,585
Posted By chmurf
for those who want to read for themselves the...

for those who want to read for themselves the article on USA today about the analysis (disney may not open at all for the rest of 2020) here's the link...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Apr 20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By chmurf
Texas oil fell as low as -37 dollars a couple of...

Texas oil fell as low as -37 dollars a couple of days ago. Yes, meaning that anyone willing to buy oil would have been given a fat cheque along with the oil

of course this is just theoretical...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Apr 20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,136
Posted By chmurf
but our (French here) borders are closed it...

but our (French here) borders are closed

it seems the UK can still enter even though they're not part of the Schengen area, but who knows what's to come
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Apr 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 55,733
Posted By chmurf
general consensus, no anyone will have their...

general consensus, no
anyone will have their view on this, and between optimistic and pessimistic you'll get a general consensus of "nobody knows"

we'll need to wait until Disney issues a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Apr 20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 55,733
Posted By chmurf
French Citizen here to clear things up : ...

French Citizen here

to clear things up :

we need to maintain self home isolation until, at least May 11th
at that point, they will assess possible return to normal, but by phases
Macron made...
Forum: Tickets 14 Apr 20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By chmurf
the earliest you will see will be in early 2021...

the earliest you will see will be in early 2021 for the UK tickets.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Apr 20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By chmurf
I would think it could be a bit early for any...

I would think it could be a bit early for any plan less than 12 months out
even on fully refundable there is no telling what would happen

think Thomas Cook that went bust.
Sure one might get...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By chmurf
we're due to fly into TPA on August 8th So...

we're due to fly into TPA on August 8th

So far, we haven't cancelled anything, just because it needs to be the airline who cancels the plane, if we expect any kind of refund or postponing of our...
Forum: Special Needs 5 Apr 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By chmurf
just for the heads up, it's always been this way ...

just for the heads up, it's always been this way
that's not something special about the current situation, that's something that is always on

if you have 2 trips in the same 12 months, you'll...
Forum: Tickets 5 Apr 20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By chmurf
If your AP has not been activated yet, then...

If your AP has not been activated yet, then adding months is a non issue, as your AP only starts when you first enter a park.
it will still be 12 months from the frist time you enter a park

if...
Forum: Tickets 31 Mar 20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By chmurf
This was not your question, but I'll just chime...

This was not your question, but I'll just chime in with a thought

There is no way of telling when the US will be reopened to us, and when the parks will be reopened beyond that.

you may have...
Forum: Tickets 23 Mar 20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By chmurf
yes, Universal will be extending your AP by the...

yes, Universal will be extending your AP by the number of days the parks remain closed

you can find this information in their FAQs
...
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