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Forum: Accommodation 17 Jun 20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By dibdobber
We like both Floridays and Vista Cay. Apartments...

We like both Floridays and Vista Cay. Apartments well laid out and equipped, both near a Publix and a few other shops/restaurants, 2 pools in each etc etc. Downside for both is the central facilities...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 7 Jun 20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,513
Posted By dibdobber
One of my favourite rides - rarely had to queue...

One of my favourite rides - rarely had to queue and always enjoyed it.
Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Apr 20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By dibdobber
We really like Niagara on the Lake. ice wine is...

We really like Niagara on the Lake. ice wine is fab.
Forum: Accommodation 4 Feb 20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By dibdobber
I can recommend either Floridays or Vista Cay?...

I can recommend either Floridays or Vista Cay? Floridays is nearer to Disney but neither are that far away from Disney/Universal.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Feb 20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By dibdobber
I am another one who hates/is scared of most...

I am another one who hates/is scared of most coasters but i really like Gringotts. The entrance hall/bank is fab.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 26 Jan 20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By dibdobber
We really like Art Smiths but would definitely...

We really like Art Smiths but would definitely book. Even then you might have to wait to be seated.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 25 Jan 20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By dibdobber
i don't know for sure but i would be amazed if it...

i don't know for sure but i would be amazed if it was an issue. Although we have never used a cabana at Volcano Bay, we have pretty much always based ourselves just in front of the double decker ones...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 25 Jan 20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,844
Posted By dibdobber
We love Maggianos. Whilst most of our family were...

We love Maggianos. Whilst most of our family were slightly disappointed by the Cheesecake Factory, i had one of the top 2 or 3 dishes i have ever had. Spicy caribbean prawns. i am sad that we will...
Forum: Tickets 25 Jan 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By dibdobber
i think one one of the mini golf courses (the one...

i think one one of the mini golf courses (the one that tries to look like a real golf course) is excellent. However played one night last July when it was still 94 degrees at 9.45 at night, just...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Jan 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,305
Posted By dibdobber
Now i think about, no not really! Find the lack...

Now i think about, no not really! Find the lack of book shops/WH smiths type shops a bit weird although there is the Borders across the road from Florida mall, but we only discovered that last year...
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Jan 20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By dibdobber
we tend to use it most times we fly but it seems...

we tend to use it most times we fly but it seems to be a real lottery. Well worth it some times, complete waste on others. That said the only time we didn't use it in recent times, we really...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 19 Jan 20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By dibdobber
We have been three times and enjoyed it each time...

We have been three times and enjoyed it each time with good food and service and really cool break on hot park days. Have always booked.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Jan 20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By dibdobber
Another vote for early arrival and then fairly...

Another vote for early arrival and then fairly early departure. We have also been a couple of times on our last morning - cases dropped off at disney springs, few hours at volcano bay, ice cream at...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Jan 20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,305
Posted By dibdobber
Only been to Altamonte once but no real...

Only been to Altamonte once but no real wow-factor, albeit was quieter than Florida Mall and not as up market as Mall of Millennia
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Jan 20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,137
Posted By dibdobber
We really like it. Massive portions and excellent...

We really like it. Massive portions and excellent food. Not cheap though and even when we have booked tables have had to wait to be seated but all in all would (and will) go back.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Jan 20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By dibdobber
No, its pretty informal , v friendly service. we...

No, its pretty informal , v friendly service. we always remember one waiter who warned us not to eat too much bread before the main meal or we we would get too full - "Remember, bread is your enemy",...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 7 Jan 20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By dibdobber
We are big fans of Maggianos. There is a family...

We are big fans of Maggianos. There is a family sharing menu which is well worth looking at. Massive portions, excellent food and service and a really good atmosphere. V big place but would recommend...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Jan 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By dibdobber
The park isn't huge so i think half a day is fine...

The park isn't huge so i think half a day is fine personally.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jan 20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By dibdobber
Have had these seats to/fro Manchester a couple...

Have had these seats to/fro Manchester a couple of times. Absolutely fine and would certainly book them again - in fact hoping to if 747 still on that route next february. Anybody know what the plan...
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Dec 19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By dibdobber
Does Krakow attract many stag parties? Not a big...

Does Krakow attract many stag parties? Not a big fan of being on planes when there are stags although never actually done me any harm!
Forum: Christmas 19 Dec 19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By dibdobber
We always buy quite a few decs from the shop at...

We always buy quite a few decs from the shop at Disney Springs.Felt particularly odd buying stuff this July! Definitely part of our xmas now
Forum: Christmas 1 Dec 19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By dibdobber
Chester zoo itself really is v good indeed. Does...

Chester zoo itself really is v good indeed. Does get busy though.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Dec 19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By dibdobber
The manatee observation platform on Merritt...

The manatee observation platform on Merritt Island is also a good spot, combined with e.g the wildlife drive or a trip to Kennedy or Playalinda Beach.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 30 Nov 19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By dibdobber
We have had one a couple of times and really...

We have had one a couple of times and really enjoyed it.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Nov 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,151
Posted By dibdobber
We found it really easy to use and was a great...

We found it really easy to use and was a great example of the good stuff people like Tom and lots of others help with on this site. Really doesn't take that much time to set up and if you use the...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Nov 19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By dibdobber
We really like Floridays and also VistaCay...

We really like Floridays and also VistaCay. Suspect prices for Vista cay will go up ( a lot?) when the new Universal park is built as looks to be v near.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Nov 19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By dibdobber
very un pc to say no riff raff but (a) made me...

very un pc to say no riff raff but (a) made me laugh and (b) is not inaccurate!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Nov 19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By dibdobber
i try to have a Nathans Hot Dog (fast food i...

i try to have a Nathans Hot Dog (fast food i know!) every time. Think they are really nice albeit although can't really say the same about the queing/waiting experience.
Forum: Accommodation 22 Nov 19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By dibdobber
We have been twice and agree with others that not...

We have been twice and agree with others that not run down. My only gripe would be that the shop/on site facilities are very limited. Pools are fine and the lake is great for a morning walk. Location...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Nov 19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By dibdobber
We have booked PE for Feb 21. Does anyone know...

We have booked PE for Feb 21. Does anyone know when/if the 747s on the Manchester to MCO routes are being replaced by the new planes?
Forum: Shopping in Florida 12 Nov 19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,139
Posted By dibdobber
We have done pretty well at the Lids at the...

We have done pretty well at the Lids at the airport. agree with others about the shop in the Florida Mall - - have got some good stuff on the sale rail there. Went to the outlet shop in July and not...
Forum: General Chat 6 Nov 19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,473
Posted By dibdobber
i am not small by any stretch and never been a...

i am not small by any stretch and never been a problem. Have a fab time
Forum: Beyond the Parks 5 Nov 19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By dibdobber
My recommendation would be to also try to buy a...

My recommendation would be to also try to buy a car park ticket close to the arena in advance. We did it for a pre-season game a couple of years ago and it really helped. Last time we went we got an...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 3 Nov 19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By dibdobber
Will be interested to see boot space? We have...

Will be interested to see boot space? We have booked an intermediate for 2021!
Forum: Accommodation 3 Nov 19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By dibdobber
We used a 3 bed at Vista Cay this summer. Good...

We used a 3 bed at Vista Cay this summer. Good base for both disney and universal and well equipped apartment and a publix v close
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Nov 19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By dibdobber
We had a 4 runner too. Was a bit boaty BUT pretty...

We had a 4 runner too. Was a bit boaty BUT pretty well equipped and excellent rear view camera. Plus with some of the storms we had, especially one going to Tampa to see baseball, it was great to...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Nov 19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By dibdobber
If you can get a cabana for a reasonable price...

If you can get a cabana for a reasonable price then i do think it makes a special day even more special.
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Nov 19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By dibdobber
We went to Cologne a few years ago. Was...

We went to Cologne a few years ago. Was INCREDIBLY busy. Nice place but so busy was almost impossible to buy anything.
Forum: General Chat 1 Nov 19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By dibdobber
just to recount my experience, we booked for 2021...

just to recount my experience, we booked for 2021 last weekend. Tried first of all to do it on virgin website but had an issue trying to finalise the booking because i was trying to use our virgin...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Oct 19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By dibdobber
Thanks v much!Being pessimistic i suppose the...

Thanks v much!Being pessimistic i suppose the fall of Thomas Cook is bound to increase prices/reduce offers but we can live in hope.
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