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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Nov 21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,089
Posted By amarooney
Wasn't aware the one on the 192 was a franchise...

Wasn't aware the one on the 192 was a franchise had one poor and one decent meal there. The one on US27 near Southern Dunes as you say is excellent. It's a must do for us every trip.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 31,114
Posted By amarooney
The discussion we had tonight is that we will...

The discussion we had tonight is that we will focus on Univeral, SW and BG in future
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 18,737
Posted By amarooney
Added my dislike. Bottom line they could have...

Added my dislike. Bottom line they could have allowed this book one ride at a time for free just like the old paper ticket fast pass system. Greed as ever takes precedence.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Aug 21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,801
Posted By amarooney
They could of course made this book one ride at a...

They could of course made this book one ride at a time free like they used to with the old paper ticketed fast pass system, perhaps that's too radical for the greedy (insert appropriate insult)
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 26 Jul 21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 330,180
Posted By amarooney
You don't have to queue, useful at places like...

You don't have to queue, useful at places like Rainforest cafe and Bubba Gumps
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 22 Jul 21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,114
Posted By amarooney
Agreed they easily have the best coasters but...

Agreed they easily have the best coasters but doesn't make them the best theme parks
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Mar 21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By amarooney
If the weather is like our last June trip in 2017...

If the weather is like our last June trip in 2017 there will be no mosquitoes as they all would have been drowned by the non stop rain.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Mar 21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,385
Posted By amarooney
I forgot how bad that was, fab point

I forgot how bad that was, fab point
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Mar 21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,385
Posted By amarooney
Agreed but that's the way they do it, if you...

Agreed but that's the way they do it, if you don't they ignore you. Bar staff in busy bars must make decent money.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Mar 21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,271
Posted By amarooney
Newcastle for most flights, Orlando sometimes...

Newcastle for most flights, Orlando sometimes from Manchester although BA now seem to be flying to Orlando from Heathrow. Previously you would have to fly Newcastle- Heathrow then go to Gatwick,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Mar 21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,385
Posted By amarooney
My first visit to the US was in the 90'S and the...

My first visit to the US was in the 90'S and the recommended tip was 15%. 18/% now seems the norm, you are often given the option of 20 or 25%. I have no problem with tipping but the suggested amount...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Mar 21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By amarooney
We stayed there for two weeks in 2019. Can...

We stayed there for two weeks in 2019. Can confirm that they really pushed trying for you to purchase access to the facilities. There is a long story about DS paying a deposit to attend as meeting...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Mar 21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By amarooney
We've stayed at all three, the Portofino is the...

We've stayed at all three, the Portofino is the nicest but its a 20 minute walk to the parks. Didn't particularly like Hard rock, of the three I would go back to Royal Pacific and we liked the hotel...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Mar 21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By amarooney
We stayed at CBR at the back end of October 2019...

We stayed at CBR at the back end of October 2019 by which time the Skyliner was up and running properly after early hiccups. I can see why CBR prices have gone up, its a great bit of kit. It would be...
Forum: Tickets 23 Feb 21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By amarooney
I'm wondering what is their rationale for...

I'm wondering what is their rationale for removing the 21 day ticket. They must know lots of UK visitors come for three weeks, they can't expect people to buy a 14 and a seven day pass or an AP. ...
Forum: General Trip Planning 18 Feb 21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By amarooney
We are due to fly out of Atlanta to Paris then...

We are due to fly out of Atlanta to Paris then Newcastle around 11th August (I don't think it will happen). 5 of use got flight with VA for points and 125 each
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Feb 21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 252,410
Posted By amarooney
Having just done a test booking for a preferred...

Having just done a test booking for a preferred room for two, two weeks start November 2022 with two week ticket comes in just short of 5000. So no dining, parking fees to pay, maybe no FP and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jan 21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By amarooney
Been in February once, it was chilly at times and...

Been in February once, it was chilly at times and needed a sweatshirt or pullover. Our last trip was the first time in October easily the best weather I've experienced nice and warm and over 21 days...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Jan 21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,422
Posted By amarooney
Disney's one and only concern is their...

Disney's one and only concern is their shareholders. Anyone else being happy with the way they run things is a bonus.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Jan 21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By amarooney
63 now, last couple of times felt ill if I rode...

63 now, last couple of times felt ill if I rode any big coaster twice quickly in succession. Definitely now try to keep off jerkier rides, do not like Space Mountain anymore.
Forum: General Trip Planning 18 Jan 21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By amarooney
We are flying from Atlanta after visiting...

We are flying from Atlanta after visiting Dollywood, what is the drive like?
Thanks
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Jan 21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By amarooney
Another vote for Kingdom Strollers. Will give the...

Another vote for Kingdom Strollers. Will give the little one a comfortable space to have a nap during the day and allows you to carry all sorts if gear. Not the cheapest but money well spent. Used...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Jan 21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By amarooney
Thought Il Mulino was distinctly average on the...

Thought Il Mulino was distinctly average on the one occasion we visited, wouldn't recommend it.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Jan 21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,965
Posted By amarooney
Last time we went to Vivo and NBC which were...

Last time we went to Vivo and NBC which were decent and Bubba's which I thought was poor, perhaps a bad food choice as previous visits were fine.
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Jan 21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By amarooney
The Island off Toronto is a nice place to spend...

The Island off Toronto is a nice place to spend the day with kids its got a small fairground they will enjoy
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Jan 21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,431
Posted By amarooney
We are flying into Philadelphia end of July from...

We are flying into Philadelphia end of July from Ncl then Heathrow couple of nights there, a night near the Gettysberg battle site, three nights in Washington, a night on the way to Tennessee then...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Jun 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,235
Posted By amarooney
Mobile Having been in February before yes it sometimes...

Having been in February before yes it sometimes can be chilly even for us Brits. We will be wearing sweaters and hoodies while the locals are in coats (us Geordies go from bare chested to T shirts)...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jun 20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 20,406
Posted By amarooney
Mobile There are always rumours at Disney. The timing is...

There are always rumours at Disney. The timing is dubious bearing in mind the recent 'pressure'. They can produce concept art for all sorts of things as anyone who subscribe to the Disney Channel...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 25 Jun 20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 20,406
Posted By amarooney
Mobile Completely agree don't believe for a minute it...

Completely agree don't believe for a minute it was already in hand. This is one of the great Disney classics that should never be touched. Shameful kowtowing to political correctness. There are many...
Forum: General Trip Planning 24 Apr 20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By amarooney
Ottawa is one of my favourite places of all time...

Ottawa is one of my favourite places of all time. Beautiful city.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 30 Mar 20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By amarooney
Garden Grill has great characters who you will...

Garden Grill has great characters who you will probably see twice, it's quieter than CM, CP or Tusker and as its family style no trips to the buffet
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Mar 20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By amarooney
Manny's (US 27) or Outback for steak, Millers for...

Manny's (US 27) or Outback for steak, Millers for good value, Bob Evans for breakfast.
Forum: Accommodation 9 Mar 20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,256
Posted By amarooney
I don't think there is any doubt CBR have had a...

I don't think there is any doubt CBR have had a big jump because of the Skyliner. We used it last year but I am wondering how much you would spend on Uber or the Minnie Vans by going to a non...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 5 Mar 20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By amarooney
We went last year, had seven days DDP, easily the...

We went last year, had seven days DDP, easily the best meal (didn't do any signatures), great service, character interaction was good fun.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Mar 20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By amarooney
The earliest you can check in is 6am, I know this...

The earliest you can check in is 6am, I know this as we arrived at CBR at 5.50am in October and they told us we had to wait until 6am.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Mar 20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By amarooney
Used Revolut on the last 3 or four visits to the...

Used Revolut on the last 3 or four visits to the US, great bit of kit. Pro's are no transactions fees, get the best possible exchange rate, loads of security features. Can't think of a downside other...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 25 Feb 20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,084
Posted By amarooney
Bob Evans is always a must for us at the start...

Bob Evans is always a must for us at the start and the end of a holiday. IHOP comes in second.
Forum: Accommodation 24 Feb 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By amarooney
Look at this possible solution if Virgin are...

Look at this possible solution if Virgin are difficult
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1162183
Forum: Tickets 24 Feb 20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By amarooney
Came out 8th April last year, just checked our...

Came out 8th April last year, just checked our Florida Hols 2019 Whats App group.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Feb 20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By amarooney
DW and DiL ordered their alcoholic drinks and...

DW and DiL ordered their alcoholic drinks and soft drinks then gave the alcohol to DS and I. Servers are happy with this as it bumps up the tip.
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