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Forum: Special Needs 30 Nov 21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By DonnaD
The police are also used to looking for a hang...

The police are also used to looking for a hang tag so I wouldn't want to rely on them noticing and recognizing the UK badge.
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 29 Nov 21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By DonnaD
Brownies definitely freeze well. I wouldn't use...

Brownies definitely freeze well. I wouldn't use cupcake tins as they would be too easy to overcook and lose the chewy texture.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 29 Nov 21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By DonnaD
The other two are large shopping plazas with...

The other two are large shopping plazas with shops more aimed at locals. The Loop does have some true factory outlets as well if you are looking for trainers and sportwear.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 28 Nov 21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By DonnaD
There is one by Mall of Millennium as well. That...

There is one by Mall of Millennium as well. That one is probably the closest to the Disney Springs part of Disney.

Probably worth mentioning that they are closed on Sundays.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 27 Nov 21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By DonnaD
It can even be individual towns here. My mother's...

It can even be individual towns here. My mother's town on Cape Cod did away with plastic bags ages ago. They have recently even banned thd sale of small, single use plastic water bottles.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 26 Nov 21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By DonnaD
Absolutely not the case in Florida. The only...

Absolutely not the case in Florida. The only place that doesn't have free bags is Aldi.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Nov 21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By DonnaD
I would suggest just using Google Maps. It will...

I would suggest just using Google Maps. It will automatically send you via the Turnpike unless their are major traffic problems. All the tolls on that road are 100% cashless now.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Nov 21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By DonnaD
Personally I would be looking into car hire for...

Personally I would be looking into car hire for the day. I would never take an Uber that far by choice.
Forum: Accommodation 23 Nov 21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By DonnaD
Have you looked at Sapphire Falls? Much more...

Have you looked at Sapphire Falls? Much more grown up/honeymoon feel than Cabana Bay. If a similar price to Aventura it would be my choice. I haven't stayed at Aventura but didn't get the same feel...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Nov 21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By DonnaD
A bit more reasonable than the $80 one at Villa...

A bit more reasonable than the $80 one at Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Nov 21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By DonnaD
Highly recommend the lights at GTKTW. I don't...

Highly recommend the lights at GTKTW. I don't reccomend the Christmas stuff at Gaylord Palms this year as it is really overpriced and underwhelming in my opinion. The lobby is spectacular but the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Nov 21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By DonnaD
They are still free public schools for local...

They are still free public schools for local children though.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 20 Nov 21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By DonnaD
From mid January it is over 5's.

From mid January it is over 5's.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Nov 21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By DonnaD
Yes it is. The Four Corners Charter School you...

Yes it is. The Four Corners Charter School you can see in the distance behind it always looks like a prison to me!
Forum: Accommodation 20 Nov 21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By DonnaD
I live here and always leave the ac on 74. The...

I live here and always leave the ac on 74. The ceiling fans are perfect for sleeping and I do notice the difference if I forget to turn it on. As mentioned the ac does remove the humidity from the...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Nov 21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By DonnaD
Those lanes only changed a few weeks ago. I don't...

Those lanes only changed a few weeks ago. I don't go that way very often but was surprised to see the new traffic light at Westside school still isn't on yet. Apparently wint be until December.
...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 20 Nov 21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By DonnaD
It would be a bit closer for me but we have...

It would be a bit closer for me but we have Costco through DH's UK business and I am too cheap to pay for a second one!
Forum: Shopping in Florida 20 Nov 21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By DonnaD
I made the mistake of going to the business...

I made the mistake of going to the business center once when I needed a printer thinking they would have more business equipment. In reality it is more of a traditional cash and carry and aimed...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Nov 21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By DonnaD
At Old Key West last week the guard actually...

At Old Key West last week the guard actually checked her list before letting us in for a reservation at Olivia's.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Nov 21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DonnaD
It is a bit more than that now although they do...

It is a bit more than that now although they do have an early bird menu. I think it ends at 6 and you definitely have to ask for it.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Nov 21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By DonnaD
Every where I go in Greater Orlando I am shocked...

Every where I go in Greater Orlando I am shocked by the number of new apartments and houses going up. It is insane.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Nov 21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By DonnaD
Thanks, did you happen to notice if they had...

Thanks, did you happen to notice if they had disabled parking on site? My daughter uses a wheelchair and loading it for the 5 min trip across 192 will be a pain.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 18 Nov 21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,902
Posted By DonnaD
I believe either your card company would reject...

I believe either your card company would reject any charges over your limit or they might let them go through and then the only fees would be interest after the interest free period had passed. In...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 18 Nov 21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,557
Posted By DonnaD
It would be pretty easy to find accommodation and...

It would be pretty easy to find accommodation and food for a small % of what you would have been spending on a Disney cruise.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Nov 21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By DonnaD
Value for money would definitely be Kobe. My...

Value for money would definitely be Kobe. My daughters both love it.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 17 Nov 21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,902
Posted By DonnaD
How frustrating! It definitely shouldn't have...

How frustrating! It definitely shouldn't have been so difficult to sort out. As you mention bills bouncing and bank charges, I assume you used a debit card for your onboard account? I believe a...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 16 Nov 21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By DonnaD
We are going next month. We thought it was...

We are going next month. We thought it was incredible last year when they did it for the first time ever during their Covid shutdown. I noticed they have had to move the parking across 192 to the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Nov 21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By DonnaD
That route is definitely not easier in my...

That route is definitely not easier in my opinion. The inland stretch is 192 which has dozens of stop lights after you hit St Cloud. The tolls are no hassle at all if you use Sunpass and just pay the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Nov 21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By DonnaD
The Florida Turnpike now has completely cashless...

The Florida Turnpike now has completely cashless tolls. It is also by far the quickest and most direct route to the Universal area. I would just pay the one day fee for using the in built Sunpass...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Nov 21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By DonnaD
I actually went 192 from Formosa to Melbourne on...

I actually went 192 from Formosa to Melbourne on Thursday. Because it was a federal holiday the only traffic was near Disney at 8 AM. It was surreally quiet most of the way and I only hit a few red...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 12 Nov 21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By DonnaD
You can not go by color here. It is not...

You can not go by color here. It is not consistent across brands. Semi skimmed is called 2% milk.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Nov 21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By DonnaD
Quite possibly but it depends on traffic and the...

Quite possibly but it depends on traffic and the time of day. Definitely check Google Maps etc before setting off.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Nov 21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By DonnaD
Yes they are manned for now at least. There is a...

Yes they are manned for now at least. There is a gradual shift towards unmanned tolls though and even ones that don't accept cash at all. I have a Sunpass with automatic top up so don't even think...
Forum: General Chat 11 Nov 21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By DonnaD
We were lucky enough to go last year when they...

We were lucky enough to go last year when they did the event as a one off during their Covid shut down. It was incredible and a huge success. I am so pleased they have figured out how to do it during...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Nov 21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By DonnaD
I do this drive regularly for my daughter's...

I do this drive regularly for my daughter's special physical therapy appointments. I am actually going today. 192 from St Cloud through Kissimmee is filled with traffic light and very slow going...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 11 Nov 21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By DonnaD
Dancewear Corner is the only one I have been to...

Dancewear Corner is the only one I have been to. It is a huge shop compared to the ones I have been to in the UK but I can't remember if they do Latin and ballroom. They do sell online so you can...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 8 Nov 21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DonnaD
It must be a tiny location as I am sure it just...

It must be a tiny location as I am sure it just an executive airport. It isn't near any of the main resort areas either. I would definitely look at what other locations are available as reccomended...
Forum: Christmas 8 Nov 21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,408
Posted By DonnaD
My 15 year old put the tree up in her room...

My 15 year old put the tree up in her room yesterday! She is banned from doing the rest of the house until after Thanksgiving.
Forum: Special Needs 6 Nov 21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,758
Posted By DonnaD
It definitely can be if you are still on their...

It definitely can be if you are still on their system. We have been renewing in person every few months for years now. I can't remember the last time I was actually asked why my daughter can't wait...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Nov 21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By DonnaD
If she isnt a big Harry Potter fan I would leave...

If she isnt a big Harry Potter fan I would leave Universal until she is older. If she is a fan it really is worth going to both Universal parks if your budget allows. 18 days is plenty as they can...
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