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Forum: Beyond the Parks 15 Sep 20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Ridersmom
For sunsets over the water you need to go to a...

For sunsets over the water you need to go to a gulf coast beach-the sun sets in the west. On the ocean side, you will see sunrises over the beach.

The gulf coast has calmer waters, the ocean...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Sep 20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Ridersmom
We will not reserve with Budget at MCO. We tend...

We will not reserve with Budget at MCO. We tend to fly in with southwest and they are a points partner. When a good part of the plane is at the same rental, we have waited close to two hours for a...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Sep 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Ridersmom
When my grandson was 11 months, his family joined...

When my grandson was 11 months, his family joined my DD and I at OKW in a one bedroom. There were 4 adults and the baby and plenty of room.

I booked through the Disney site with a discount and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 9 Sep 20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By Ridersmom
I prefer the North Rim as it is much less...

I prefer the North Rim as it is much less commercial. I also think it is a shorter drive from Las Vegas. You really need to spend a night (or more) in the park.

Before I went I was told it was...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Apr 20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By Ridersmom
If you are on a budget and cook for yourself with...

If you are on a budget and cook for yourself with an occasional meal out, I doubt you would spend more than $200 to 300 for a week's groceries and that is eating well and healthy.

I think the Op...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Apr 20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By Ridersmom
I am American and shop almost exclusively at...

I am American and shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods. I do not eat meat. I live alone in an apartment but my two preschool grandchildren live in the main house so they often have fruit snacks...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Apr 20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ridersmom
I am American so the offers to me are different...

I am American so the offers to me are different but there is usually a good sicount available and I have never paid close to rack rate for a room.

The other thing you need to consider is does a...
Forum: Special Needs 22 Mar 20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Ridersmom
I have no personal experience but saw no one had...

I have no personal experience but saw no one had responded. I am American but have traveled to Europe and other American countries. Even in less developed countries they have supplies.

Bring...
Forum: Special Needs 22 Mar 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Ridersmom
I have no personal experience but saw no one had...

I have no personal experience but saw no one had responded. I am American but have traveled to Europe and other American countries. Even in less developed countries they have supplies.

Bring...
Forum: Tickets 16 Mar 20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ridersmom
DS and his wife cancelled their Costa Rica trip. ...

DS and his wife cancelled their Costa Rica trip. They are finding Expedia extremely hard to work with-spending hours on the phone but never getting a live body.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Mar 20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ridersmom
We had lunch at 1 PM at BOG and thought it was an...

We had lunch at 1 PM at BOG and thought it was an ideal time. The restaurant begins to empty and is much quieter and pleasant.
Forum: Accommodation 8 Mar 20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Ridersmom
I've stayed at Vistana Villages and Star Island. ...

I've stayed at Vistana Villages and Star Island. Both have two bedroom apartments and plenty of amenities. I think almost any timeshare would meet your needs. You can usually also rent at a daily...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Mar 20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By Ridersmom
Take a look at the menus. I eat neither hot...

Take a look at the menus. I eat neither hot dogs or hamburgers and very occasionally pizza. I always find plenty of quick serve at WDW. 90% of quick serve will have at least one salad. Columbia...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Mar 20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Ridersmom
One option might be appetizers in the lounge,...

One option might be appetizers in the lounge, entrees in the dining room and dessert at another restaurant, home. I had the same thought at Mick. 12 is a large group to get orders perfect. Moving...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Mar 20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ridersmom
I was not surprised that granola and berries is...

I was not surprised that granola and berries is 1000 calories. I am diabetic and need to watch carbs so I read before I eat. A normal serving of granola is a quarter cup. It's a pretty small...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 3 Mar 20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Ridersmom
I have been sat at round tables on occasion at...

I have been sat at round tables on occasion at non-chain restaurants but they are usually for 6. I cannot imagine a table for 12 (other than maybe at a private reception). Too big and too much...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 2 Mar 20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Ridersmom
You could also get breakfast at the Mara to go...

You could also get breakfast at the Mara to go and bring it up to one of the viewing areas.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Feb 20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ridersmom
although Officially hurricane in August, I think...

although Officially hurricane in August, I think the season really picks up in September. To be safe do the Keys earlier in your trip. And stay on the ocean side for more of a breeze.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Feb 20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ridersmom
If you won't eat or don't want the amount of food...

If you won't eat or don't want the amount of food on the DDP, check out the US site, In too many trips to count, I have never paid rack rate, There are often pretty significant discounts (I've...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 29 Feb 20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ridersmom
I just shipped a 12 pound package internally by...

I just shipped a 12 pound package internally by USPS. I mailed it ground and it is going 1900 miles. It would have been much easier to take home on the plane with me (have 2 bags checked free)...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Feb 20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,780
Posted By Ridersmom
Americans do not have to have their luggage...

Americans do not have to have their luggage transferred. You can omit the tags, pick it up and carry it your self.

My one experience with MDE was the one trip I did not get a car. The big...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Feb 20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ridersmom
Vistana Villages may also meet your needs. i...

Vistana Villages may also meet your needs. i haven't stayed sine in was a new property but it had a very "resort" feel to it. It was also not far from a Public and shopping centers although we have...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Feb 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ridersmom
Disney only releases a set number of rooms to...

Disney only releases a set number of rooms to resellers. The reseller could have sold their rooms or planning to reprice them.

Disney will often have rack rate rooms available when special offers...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 27 Feb 20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ridersmom
I think you will find a tremendous difference in...

I think you will find a tremendous difference in the quality and price of dresses. Nordstrom had gorgeous ones for $200. My guess Walmart's would be closer to $20.

I might check on line first. ...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Feb 20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ridersmom
Did a google for communion dresses Orlando. All...

Did a google for communion dresses Orlando. All the department stores came up Macy's Dillards, Nordstrom etc. Even Kohl's. I guess it depends on your budget.

Also this boutique...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Feb 20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ridersmom
I would think Penny's and Macy's would have...

I would think Penny's and Macy's would have regular boys suits (but not sure if you want a "communion" suit in white). i don't think the discount stores would. Walked through Walmart the other day...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Feb 20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ridersmom
Macy's and JC Penny usually have them in the...

Macy's and JC Penny usually have them in the spring, when most US First Communions are. I am sure the other major department stores do and even think Target and Walmart might (although a very...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Feb 20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Ridersmom
Poutine is to ma an acquired taste and similar to...

Poutine is to ma an acquired taste and similar to things like marmite in the UK and peanut butter to those from other countries. My kids grew up in a border state to Canada. My younger two loved...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 22 Feb 20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ridersmom
The down I lived in for 40+years did not have...

The down I lived in for 40+years did not have trash pick up but we have long had recycling. INitially, you would sort and place items in separate bins at the dump. They have since upgraded to...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 22 Feb 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ridersmom
Most stores will take plastic bags back to be...

Most stores will take plastic bags back to be recycled.
They don't have to be from the store. These bags should not be put in home recycle bins-they clog up the sorting machinery if mixed with...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Feb 20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Ridersmom
https://orlandodatenightguide.com/2017/07/orlando-...

https://orlandodatenightguide.com/2017/07/orlando-resort-pools-locals-can-use/

These are hotels that allow outsiders to buy pool passes. Not free and not necessarily cheaper than a water park.
Forum: Accommodation 19 Feb 20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Ridersmom
Go to a water park. Look for a public pool. Hotel...

Go to a water park. Look for a public pool. Hotel pools are for hotel guests.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 18 Feb 20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Ridersmom
I googled it too. I am reasonably sure I saw...

I googled it too. I am reasonably sure I saw them at Barnes and Noble, I don't know if that helps you. It doesn't look like something that would be sold in a grocery store. Target came up when...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 17 Feb 20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Ridersmom
Does you son golf? Play tennis? Loads of gold...

Does you son golf? Play tennis? Loads of gold courses (both at Disney and in the area.)
There was also a tennis training camp on 192 when my son was that age and he loved lessons there. I think...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Feb 20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ridersmom
I have stayed at resorts near and far from the...

I have stayed at resorts near and far from the parks. It really doesn't make a big difference. You can hop on a bus from AKL and get to the parks easily.And while the MK resorts are good for the...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Feb 20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ridersmom
Just looked at your dates. My guess is the...

Just looked at your dates. My guess is the majority of Americans (I am one and seldom book a Florida vacation more than 60-90 days out)have not yet booked so there is availability just not for the...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Feb 20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ridersmom
If your kids are young, you won't spend anywhere...

If your kids are young, you won't spend anywhere near $1000. on food in three days. We've done 4 adults (all over 25) and an infant and spent no where near that much. Plus if you are at the end of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Feb 20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Ridersmom
Have you looked at T-Rex for a dinosaur theme

Have you looked at T-Rex for a dinosaur theme
Forum: Itineraries 13 Feb 20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ridersmom
My ex, not a WDW or ride fan in general, said the...

My ex, not a WDW or ride fan in general, said the Lion King Show was worth the price of admission to AK. To me it's a must do, no matter how many times I have seen it.

The kids also liked the...
Forum: Accommodation 12 Feb 20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ridersmom
I have stayed at CSR several times, usually in...

I have stayed at CSR several times, usually in Casitas, once in Ranchos, all before the tower.

It is one of my favorite resorts and IMO has a deluxe feel to it. I have always stayed in a...
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