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Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By KarenG
Mobile I think youre looking too early maybe which is...

I think youre looking too early maybe which is why the prices are so high
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By KarenG
Mobile There are flights all the way to Hawaii for sale...

There are flights all the way to Hawaii for sale from various U.K. airports for between 5-600 each (plus baggage) from Nov 19 to May 20 - I suspect a month or so too early for you but thought Id...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Aug 19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Sorry! Meant to say We absolutely loved the Passe...

Sorry! Meant to say We absolutely loved the Passe A Gille area, south of St Pete beach, loads of condos.
Forum: Accommodation 24 Aug 19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By KarenG
Id also look on VRBO. You might achieve that...

Id also look on VRBO. You might achieve that price because July is low season. I always find short stays in private rentals are disproportionately more expensive for shorter stays as the cleaning...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 24 Aug 19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By KarenG
Mobile YT so sorry for going OT!

YT so sorry for going OT!
Forum: General DVC Discussion 24 Aug 19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Wow. I didnt realise. They had promotional...

Wow. I didnt realise. They had promotional materials everywhere when we stayed in 2017 and 2018 but I sort of blanked those out (as in I assumed it was the usual DVC marketing stuff not specifically...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 24 Aug 19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By KarenG
Id start with Skyscanner, Google flights or...

Id start with Skyscanner, Google flights or Kayak to see what options exist from your local airport.

We have found options flying from Exeter (my VERY local airport ie almost walkable from my...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 23 Aug 19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Is it still not sold out?!

Is it still not sold out?!
Forum: General DVC Discussion 23 Aug 19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By KarenG
Not sure this would float my boat (no pun...

Not sure this would float my boat (no pun intended).

I suspect it will be massively over priced, both cruise and stay elements and I would be unwilling to pay a premium for that.

Aulani is a...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 18 Aug 19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By KarenG
Good points above - I regretted bothering with...

Good points above - I regretted bothering with the Uber to the airport this year, but we only had the car for two days so the cost differential might be more for longer rentals. We saved 20 but lost...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 18 Aug 19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By KarenG
Weve picked up at TI several times. You dont...

Weve picked up at TI several times. You dont get a choice of vehicle (well we didnt) if that matters. I remember the costs were in line with FL, but we returned the car in Anaheim not LAS.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 17 Aug 19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By KarenG
The Dolphin for car drop off/pick up is even...

The Dolphin for car drop off/pick up is even closer to Coronado (not that it really matters!) but I guess OP will have needed to book the right rental co (Is it Alamo still?)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 17 Aug 19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By KarenG
You cant park at Disney Springs overnight so not...

You cant park at Disney Springs overnight so not sure that will work.

Why not just save yourself car rental as well as parking fees and drop off the car when you get to Disney?
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 17 Aug 19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By KarenG
I found the District very lacking in buzz (or...

I found the District very lacking in buzz (or people at all) and was really disappointed with it. We tried at several different times and it was the same pretty much each time. Much preferred the...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Youre Looking great! Love the Mickey!

Youre Looking great! Love the Mickey!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By KarenG
Mobile I didnt know this! (I did for Canada but not the...

I didnt know this! (I did for Canada but not the US). Which airports? I hope this gets rolled out further, that would be great.
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Our cases did go straight through, but every time...

Our cases did go straight through, but every time they call our names at the gate, we get asked did you have hold luggage we say yes two cases and they say ok thanks.

Its really...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KarenG
No, absolutely no issues! But weve had it...

No, absolutely no issues!

But weve had it work differently the last few times. We got off the Exeter plane in Manchester and there was a bus to the terminal we wanted. No option that I recall to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,694
Posted By KarenG
At Gatwick About 2.5 hours which is more than...

At Gatwick About 2.5 hours which is more than enough for us. Security, coffee and a bacon roll, magazines and water bought, go to gate.

If Im going into a lounge (especially VAs Clubhouse) I get...
Forum: General Chat 16 Aug 19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By KarenG
Mobile By chance is he flying from EXT? Is he on a...

By chance is he flying from EXT? Is he on a through ticket?
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Good point! Id be minded to start in San...

Good point! Id be minded to start in San Francisco and end in NYC to make the travel home / return jetlag less painful.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By KarenG
Mobile You will have to collect luggage. It will be the...

You will have to collect luggage. It will be the obligatory immigration, collect luggage, customs. No way to avoid it!
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Aug 19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By KarenG
I think you may be able to improve on that flight...

I think you may be able to improve on that flight price. Does it include the internal flight from NYC to SFO?

Ive stayed at quite a few hotels in New York at various price points. Some Id...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Aug 19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,464
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Weve stayed in many different Disney hotels and...

Weve stayed in many different Disney hotels and have almost never been disturbed by others.

My notable exception being Pop Century in 2008 when our next door neighbours were very enthusiastically...
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Id go XL :-)

Id go XL :-)
Forum: General Chat 13 Aug 19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,571
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Id also drop a note of sympathy and mention your...

Id also drop a note of sympathy and mention your interest (carefully worded - I liked Twinmummys wording).

Personally I dont find it in the least disrespectful - clearly others do - but as you...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Aug 19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By KarenG
What a fab report! Sounds like a brilliant...

What a fab report! Sounds like a brilliant holiday. Since going to the West Coast (and near) Florida has become much less appealing.
Forum: General DVC Discussion 11 Aug 19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Its hard to get a studio at seven months at VGC...

Its hard to get a studio at seven months at VGC.

I would recommend renting out your points and using the cash to book somewhere yourself.

I wouldnt use my points to trade out to RCI because...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 9 Aug 19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Weve dropped off cars here before and its an...

Weve dropped off cars here before and its an easy walk. I would say under 15 minutes actually but I guess that depends on how fast the pace is!

There are offsite hotels closer to the main gate...
Forum: General Chat 9 Aug 19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By KarenG
I know what youre saying but if they havent put...

I know what youre saying but if they havent put the costs up for, say, 15 years (and I have absolutely no idea about that number by the way!) it would be reasonable to put the cost back in line...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By KarenG
Mobile I wonder when they last updated the prices,...

I wonder when they last updated the prices, though? It must be quite costly to go round and reprogramme every machine. I think, but not sure, they were that price in 2002 so...
Forum: General Chat 3 Aug 19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,849
Posted By KarenG
Mobile I am 45 and have assumed I wont get one, or, if...

I am 45 and have assumed I wont get one, or, if I do, it will arrive very late in life so I may not live to see it.

Im really lucky to have a reasonably sound work pension, and having been...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 3 Aug 19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By KarenG
Mobile I think so but indirect? (Might be wrong). Ive...

I think so but indirect? (Might be wrong). Ive been looking to travel from Oakland or maybe San Jose - direct flights from both.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 2 Aug 19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By KarenG
Mobile Southwest have some decent fares from the...

Southwest have some decent fares from the mainland to the islands.
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Aug 19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By KarenG
Mobile If youre flying out of T5 there are closer...

If youre flying out of T5 there are closer hotels there to the other terminals. The loveliest hotel, located in T5 via a walkway, is the Sofitel.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Aug 19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By KarenG
Thats a shame.

Thats a shame.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Jul 19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By KarenG
Have Hawaiian stopped their inflight meal service...

Have Hawaiian stopped their inflight meal service between the mainland and the islands? They used that when we flew with them as a USP.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Jul 19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By KarenG
Doable yes and people here have done it. ...

Doable yes and people here have done it.

Personally I would not for the following reasons:

Two sets of ticket costs and extra travel costs (potentially)
A day wasted travelling
Jetlagx2...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jul 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By KarenG
Mobile I looked into a limo transfer and it was...

I looked into a limo transfer and it was exponentially higher than Uber?

I found the Uber experience in Vegas really good both from a cost perspective and how personable the drivers were. I like...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Jul 19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By KarenG
Ohhh 2 studios, good luck!

Ohhh 2 studios, good luck!
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