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Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 08:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 26,293
Posted By Goldia
Mini Update I keep meaning to come on and...

Mini Update

I keep meaning to come on and post our daily plans, but then real life gets in the way.

It's less than a month until we fly and tomorrow I'll be able to say "we go to Florida this...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Goldia
Really good luck with your renovation. I hope it...

Really good luck with your renovation. I hope it all goes smoothly and you end up happy with the end result. I can't wait to see it all come together.
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Goldia
I'm going to try and do it this way for our trip...

I'm going to try and do it this way for our trip. As you say it's not what we are used to, but I don't see how getting to the park an hour before it opens is in any way a time saving :confused2...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Goldia
That's very exciting for your daughter. We are...

That's very exciting for your daughter. We are over there in 4 weeks so will definitely look out for her. Let me know if she starts pining for any home comforts as I'm happy to take a care package...
Forum: General Chat 28 Jun 22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,110
Posted By Goldia
I agree with everyone else it looks great. Enjoy...

I agree with everyone else it looks great. Enjoy sorting out your flower beds. You're on the home straight now.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Jun 22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,473
Posted By Goldia
This is a helpful list. I also have the touring...

This is a helpful list. I also have the touring plans lines app, this shows the posted wait time compared to the actual wait time.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Jun 22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Goldia
I wanted the Space 220 lounge and it was like...

I wanted the Space 220 lounge and it was like rocking horse poo to get! In the end I got it on check out day from resort 1, so that was day 8 of the trip as this was going to be a non park day. Not...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Jun 22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Goldia
I've done lunch and dinner at both and also...

I've done lunch and dinner at both and also breakfast at Garden Grill. I love them both and my pick would be Garden Grill as we prefer the family style service, this is a more laid back meal and we...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jun 22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,342
Posted By Goldia
We're normally around 25k steps every day in the...

We're normally around 25k steps every day in the first half of the trip, dropping down a little in the second half of the trip when we're not doing morning and evening in the parks. But even on a...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jun 22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Goldia
I was just thinking about this, I was sure there...

I was just thinking about this, I was sure there would be a printable out there somewhere. Thanks for sharing
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 28 Jun 22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 26,293
Posted By Goldia
They really are a minefield, very difficult to...

They really are a minefield, very difficult to navigate. Still, he's still young and I kind of hope he has fun and doesn't tie himself down.

I sort of think the Florida shopping is what Kate is...
Forum: General Chat 28 Jun 22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By Goldia
I'm confident I will have missed stuff off the...

I'm confident I will have missed stuff off the list
- American tourister Disney luggage
- packing cubes
- Mia Tui bag
- Landry card
- DVC points
- skechers
- Minnie ears
- cooling towel
-...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jun 22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By Goldia
Star Wars Launch Bay Opening 17th July

I've just seen on Kenny the Pirate that the Launch Bay is reopening with characters from 17th July. Darth Vader and Chewie will be there.

They also mentioned characters will be coming to Genie+...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 28 Jun 22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Goldia
I checked my notes and after the payment was...

I checked my notes and after the payment was returned I sent a message through the app saying it needed to be a true wire transfer and the payment was resent the same day. Then the following day...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 27 Jun 22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Goldia
It wasn't easy for me, but perhaps my...

It wasn't easy for me, but perhaps my inexperience is more to do with it. I ended up having to do it twice as the first time I did it wrong and the title company returned the money. So next time in...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 27 Jun 22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 26,293
Posted By Goldia
I bet the restaurants I've booked end up getting...

I bet the restaurants I've booked end up getting changed when we are on the trip, but that's part of the fun anyway!

I can't believe Max has left school either, there's no way I'm old enough for...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 27 Jun 22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Goldia
Yes I used XE when we purchased our resale...

Yes I used XE when we purchased our resale contract last year. It was the same title company. I had never used XE before, or since. It was pretty stressful at the time as I really worried that I had...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Jun 22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Goldia
I've been saying July for months, but that's just...

I've been saying July for months, but that's just wishful thinking I'm afraid, as I love this show and I can't wait to see it again.
Forum: TV and Film 26 Jun 22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 64,563
Posted By Goldia
Just the first one which is set in the 90s

Just the first one which is set in the 90s
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Jun 22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 26,293
Posted By Goldia
Ha ha, yes 😄 I can see why you would think there...

Ha ha, yes 😄 I can see why you would think there has been some alien style body swap going on. Kate is not into early starts at all, whereas Dave is up at 6am even at the weekends. So I'm trying to...
Forum: TV and Film 26 Jun 22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 64,563
Posted By Goldia
We watched Fear Street on Netflix last night...

We watched Fear Street on Netflix last night. It's a teen horror movie, those who like Stranger Things will probably like this.
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,376
Posted By Goldia
My Brother in law is former BA cabin crew. He...

My Brother in law is former BA cabin crew. He worked for them for over 20 years and was on the old more favourable contract. He ended up taking redundancy during the pandemic as he did not like the...
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By Goldia
At the school I work year 11 Prom was Friday. It...

At the school I work year 11 Prom was Friday. It was fab to see them all having fun! There were some girls who had trainers on under their wonderful dresses. We always provide fancy flip flops as...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jun 22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Goldia
I believe there is another virtual queue...

I believe there is another virtual queue opportunity for deluxe resort guests on a Monday when Epcot is open for 2 extra evening hours.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jun 22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Goldia
We've always gone on a Saturday near the...

We've always gone on a Saturday near the beginning of the trip. As others have said there is limited capacity and this is a huge plus. The reason I book it for early in the trip is if there are...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 25 Jun 22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,795
Posted By Goldia
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. The pin...

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. The pin trading was fun and a fab mix of onsite and off site food. You had a lovely mix of quick service and table service too.

Interesting to read your...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Goldia
Thanks Tara I was fearful it wouldn't be early...

Thanks Tara I was fearful it wouldn't be early enough so that is helpful to know.

Was it basically a walk on for you? Just walking through the queue? Also, did you actually see the whole queue?...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Goldia
It seemed like a more chilled out day today, even...

It seemed like a more chilled out day today, even though you were out relatively early after your late night, managed two parks, a trip in the skyliner and stayed out all day! But somehow it felt...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Goldia
The castle photos are adorable and I also love...

The castle photos are adorable and I also love the gold statues, so cute! Heath didn't look too keen on his first time round on Haunted Mansion, I'm glad he was a bit happier next time. The stacking...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Goldia
An early start, but it seemed worth it for the...

An early start, but it seemed worth it for the very low wait to get on FOP. What time was park opening for AK? We're going on day 1, as I figured this is our best chance of being up and out early and...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Goldia
I watch those vlogs too! The meal at Olivias...

I watch those vlogs too! The meal at Olivias looked good, a shame about the large group meaning it wasn't as relaxing and peaceful as you'd hoped. Also, good to know that park availabilty opens up a...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Goldia
We've never been to the outlets in Florida as I'm...

We've never been to the outlets in Florida as I'm not a big shopper, but that will be rectified this trip! I'm glad you managed to find the perfect, completely unnecessary, sunglasses! It sounds like...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Goldia
A relaxed stroll around DS. We've not been to...

A relaxed stroll around DS. We've not been to Chicken Guy. Did you enjoy the chicken there more, less, the same as Homecomin? I'm assuming the prices are very different as Chicken Guy is QS.

A...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Goldia
Those tots looked yummy! Seems like you had a fun...

Those tots looked yummy! Seems like you had a fun day at universal. I bet you were all ready for a nice chilled out day at Discovery Cove.
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Goldia
I'm glad you had a good time. I'm really trying...

I'm glad you had a good time. I'm really trying to manage my expectations re the prices sky rocketing in the hopes I won't be too shocked, but I daresay I'll be all "How much?" :mad:

Thanks for...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Goldia
Poor Freya being sick. At least she recovered...

Poor Freya being sick. At least she recovered very quickly. That seemed like a really busy day and it was lovely to see all the universal Christmas decorations. Lots of fantastic photos!
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 25 Jun 22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Goldia
I hope the passport arrives soon so that worry is...

I hope the passport arrives soon so that worry is removed. It looks like you will have a fun trip. Thanksgiving at Cracker Barrel will be a real treat I'm sure! Plus lots of tasty cocktails. I'm...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 25 Jun 22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Goldia
Also desperately hoping it will be back within...

Also desperately hoping it will be back within the next month
Forum: General Chat 25 Jun 22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,818
Posted By Goldia
I just wanted to clarify the points on special...

I just wanted to clarify the points on special consideration. The allowance is not as generous as people may imagine. All the information below can be found in the JCQ (Joint Council for...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 24 Jun 22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,351
Posted By Goldia
I'm glad you came back to continue the report as...

I'm glad you came back to continue the report as I've enjoyed your updates.
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