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Forum: Accommodation Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By moosha
Weíre doing split stay Yacht Club and Poly so we...

Weíre doing split stay Yacht Club and Poly so we can walk to Epcot and DHS while weíre at YC and walk to MK while at Poly (weíve done that before so know it takes nearly 30 minutes).

Being able to...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By moosha
I booked my park days yesterday for August. You...

I booked my park days yesterday for August. You donít have to wait until 60 days before your trip to book park passes, you just need park tickets linked to MDE :).
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jan 22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
It seems to vary, I called seven times I think...

It seems to vary, I called seven times I think over the last week and only got offered a call back on three of those.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jan 22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,734
Posted By moosha
Itís taken a couple of hours for us both of our...

Itís taken a couple of hours for us both of our last trips. We were at universal both times so itís a bit further than if youíre going to Disney.

The first time was Presidentsí Day weekend and...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jan 22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By moosha
Yes you get express passes no matter who you book...

Yes you get express passes no matter who you book through. Theyíre a perk of staying at the three premier hotels. Weíve always booked through Expedia and always had them :).
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jan 22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
Wow. As explained below we were discussing people...

Wow. As explained below we were discussing people calling to do things such as dining reservations which can easily be done online. Not sure why you jumped on my comment without reading the whole...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Jan 22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By moosha
Those Ďcultish customersí who are entering the...

Those Ďcultish customersí who are entering the parks to make a quick buck on eBay from popcorn buckets are not the majority of guests in the park though. And these releases happen infrequently so...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Jan 22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By moosha
Yes but surely eventually theyíre going to run...

Yes but surely eventually theyíre going to run out of first timers who can afford to go with Disneyís increasing prices (itís not cheap and I keep hearing people say theyíre priced out, especially...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jan 22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
Just posted this in another thread in trip...

Just posted this in another thread in trip planning but wanted to share my experience here as Iíve now finally got my booking amendment done.

I called dead-on 10 when lines opened this morning and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jan 22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By moosha
Update: I called dead-on 10 when lines opened...

Update: I called dead-on 10 when lines opened this morning and was told my estimated wait time was 11 minutes. I was offered a call back but thought because it was short I would just wait.

11...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jan 22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By moosha
Ooh thank you :).

Ooh thank you :).
Forum: Accommodation 15 Jan 22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By moosha
Weíve stayed at both Sapphire Falls and Cabana...

Weíve stayed at both Sapphire Falls and Cabana Bay a couple of times and much prefer Sapphire Falls.

But the difference in price does reflect the difference in quality of facilities etc.

I...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Jan 22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By moosha
Some people liked planning a few months before,...

Some people liked planning a few months before, some not so much. One of the problems we found with Genie+ was that Disney expect you to book park days beforehand (for us at Christmas this had to be...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Jan 22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By moosha
This is the thing, I was wary of it before we...

This is the thing, I was wary of it before we used it as I already had concerns about planning rides around ADRs / park hopping and lack of flexibility with not being able to choose the time. In...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jan 22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By moosha
So glad Jiko should be open for our next trip in...

So glad Jiko should be open for our next trip in August, itís always been one of our favourites.

Hoping they have their dedicated vegetarian and vegan menus when they reopen but the pandemic may...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Jan 22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By moosha
We used to love Antojitos but the last three...

We used to love Antojitos but the last three times weíve had poor service and average food so would not recommend.

The Cowfish is lovely and we always have a good experience at Hard Rock Cafe.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By moosha
Iím in the same boat and feel your pain. Copying...

Iím in the same boat and feel your pain. Copying this mainly word for word from another thread in the accommodation forum where Iíve been moaning about this this week. Iím trying to amend dates on a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By moosha
The thing is itís all centralised in the US so...

The thing is itís all centralised in the US so surely their closure is later than ours. I know it gives a UK closure time but there must still be people answering phones to US callers after that.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By moosha
They wonít amend a booking via live chat on MDE...

They wonít amend a booking via live chat on MDE. I waited two hours for a response on Thursday night on live chat for the CM to check with guest services and then tell me it needed to be done over...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jan 22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By moosha
Yes youíre right Iím sure, itís what a reviewer...

Yes youíre right Iím sure, itís what a reviewer said but maybe they meant they couldnít easily find any stairs to their room.

Personally Iíd rather take a couple of flights of stairs than keep...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jan 22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
I just donít know why youíd want to wait on hold...

I just donít know why youíd want to wait on hold for hours to do something you can quickly and easily do online yourself!

Yes thatís what I need to do, plan ahead to when I know I can take the...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jan 22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By moosha
Thanks so much, thatís really helpful. Wish I had...

Thanks so much, thatís really helpful. Wish I had just booked it now as it was 20% cashback on Quidco that day 😬😂.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By moosha
Yes the drop is between 10-20 ft. I was fine with...

Yes the drop is between 10-20 ft. I was fine with it and I have a phobia of drops (Tower of Terror is my worst nightmare.)
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jan 22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
Called as soon as the time changed to 9 am,...

Called as soon as the time changed to 9 am, estimated wait time 96 minutes. I canít wait or do a callback today as Iím going wedding dress shopping with my sister.

I tried chat in the MDE app last...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jan 22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,734
Posted By moosha
I think that sounds like a good plan given how...

I think that sounds like a good plan given how different things are at Disney compared to 2016, especially on-site value and perks, costs and of course genie+. Like you say, keeping the experiences...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By moosha
We did February half term 2020, Universal only...

We did February half term 2020, Universal only with half the week at Hard Rock club level. We had a great holiday. Enjoy!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By moosha
If thereís a cold snap this month or next Kali...

If thereís a cold snap this month or next Kali probably wonít be that appealing. We had one in February 2020 and didnít want to be outside at all let alone on a water ride 🥶.

Highly underrated is...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
Thatís annoying that it hasnít updated still and...

Thatís annoying that it hasnít updated still and sorry youíre probably going to have to cancel :.
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
It doesnít give the wait time until youíve...

It doesnít give the wait time until youíve selected the options (itís 2 then 1 but close enough :)) and yesterday it gave me the callback option definitely within a minute or two as I didnít hang on...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By moosha
Agree re frustration as Iíve said above and...

Agree re frustration as Iíve said above and elsewhere.

The Frozen show is top notch, completely underrated :).
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By moosha
Animal Kingdom is my favourite park! I love the...

Animal Kingdom is my favourite park! I love the theming, how much more relaxing it feels than Magic Kingdom and DHS, and some of my favourite Disney rides are there (FoP, Everest, Dinosaur.) Lion...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By moosha
Watching with interest as weíre considering...

Watching with interest as weíre considering Endless Summer for a few chill days during our August trip.

Personally I like the look of Dockside more as the pools look better and weíre primarily...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By moosha
I wasnít actually offered a callback this morning...

I wasnít actually offered a callback this morning when it was 165 minutes or this afternoon when it was 167 minutes. It just announced the wait time and then went back to hold music and after about...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jan 22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,734
Posted By moosha
We were there over Christmas and in terms of the...

We were there over Christmas and in terms of the pandemic, no problem at all. Masks were required at all indoor venues at Disney (including rides and queues) and at Universal it was all indoor venues...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Jan 22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By moosha
We stayed at the Hilton in December, itís newly...

We stayed at the Hilton in December, itís newly renovated and we were happy with it. Would stay there again, although dinner in the hotel was expensive and average so once things open up at South...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,092
Posted By moosha
My only concern with that is if it went down...

My only concern with that is if it went down towards the end of the evening and didnít reopen, or if it did and there was already a huge queue plus lots of LL returners. If you only had one day at...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,943
Posted By moosha
Yeah exactly, and weíll never know for sure...

Yeah exactly, and weíll never know for sure. Thinking about it though, with staffing issues and a number of attractions (shows), restaurants and shops still shuttered from the pandemic I wonder if...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,943
Posted By moosha
It didnít feel to me like either were at reduced...

It didnít feel to me like either were at reduced capacity over Christmas, I personally felt the parks were the busiest weíve ever seen them (weíve been a few Easter weekends and summer holidays.)...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Jan 22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By moosha
Itís good but for me it was a bit over-hyped. Iíd...

Itís good but for me it was a bit over-hyped. Iíd heard so many things about Ďbest ride everí and thatís what I was expecting but I still prefer Flight of Passage and Hagridís. I felt like too much...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Jan 22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By moosha
Yes thatís what I think, it was different when it...

Yes thatís what I think, it was different when it was DDP. We were surprised they were so chill about whatever we wanted to order this trip as we thought they might get huffy if we werenít ordering...
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