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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Oct 19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Caroian
You get to use the garden viewing spots if you...

You get to use the garden viewing spots if you attend a dessert party. We did so last night and had a good view. The downside is obviously the cost, but as I overheard someone else saying at the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Oct 19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,335
Posted By Caroian
Weve just made it back to our resort. I agree it...

Weve just made it back to our resort. I agree it was rammed today. Never been at Christmas, so cant compare, but even the wait times suggested it was mad - an hour for the teacups at one point! We...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Oct 19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Caroian
We were also there yesterday. It was actually...

We were also there yesterday. It was actually showing 90 minutes BEFORE 7am! We avoided (have two FPS later in trip) but managed to get so much else done in EMH Dinosaur, Triceratops Spin, Everest...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 14 Oct 19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Caroian
Rainforest cafe and T-Rex are pretty similar, so...

Rainforest cafe and T-Rex are pretty similar, so I wouldnt do both (actually personally I wouldnt do either as Im not a fan!) As above, Teppan Edo is great and weve just had a fantastic meal at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Caroian
Weve been in MK today and it was rammed. However...

Weve been in MK today and it was rammed. However we made excellent use of EMH plus our Fastpasses and got a great spot for the parade at last minute (it was in full sun, but no matter as we did not...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Oct 19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Caroian
Yes, this has now changed. 60 days for check in...

Yes, this has now changed. 60 days for check in to check out day, then rolling 30 days for the rest.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Oct 19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Caroian
I think its fairly common knowledge now that a...

I think its fairly common knowledge now that a single night stay isnt enough to get the really difficult FP. However that really only applies to FOP, SDD and SDMT. Everything else is usually...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Oct 19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Caroian
Thanks everyone for the insight Not...

Thanks everyone for the insight




Not staying at an aiport hotel this time as on the later flight (and not too far from the airport!)



Don't think we would have time for that anyway - we...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Oct 19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Caroian
What's provided at POFQ?

Specifically I want to know about... shower hats!

I love a shower hat as I don't wash my hair every day (it behaves much better if I don't). I collect the compact ones from hotels that do them,...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Oct 19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Caroian
We've also pre-ordered alcoholic drinks. I've...

We've also pre-ordered alcoholic drinks. I've read a few times about this apparently not being possible and was worried we'd be charged extra for them (as they are expensive!). Reassuring to hear you...
Forum: Tickets 8 Oct 19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Caroian
Disney know when your tickets are valid because...

Disney know when your tickets are valid because they are linked to MDE. So long as you have tickets linked on there, you will always be able to book for 30 days time. It does not matter if you don't...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Oct 19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Caroian
You can't book both the Avatar rides on the same...

You can't book both the Avatar rides on the same day, as they are both Tier 1. If you are doing 2 visits you could try for one on each day - however you may struggle to get Flight of Passage if you...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 7 Oct 19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Caroian
I wouldn't do Rock n' Roller Coaster for the same...

I wouldn't do Rock n' Roller Coaster for the same reason - it has a sinlge rider line. Especially with the current tiers at HS I'd save tier 1 for Tower of Terror or Slinky Dog.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 6 Oct 19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By Caroian
There aren't any running currently, due to the...

There aren't any running currently, due to the Extra Extra Magic Hours - park opening at 6am for onsite guests due to GE opening. Whether they will bring them back is unknown. I think you just have...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 30 Sep 19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Caroian
It matters if you are staying onsite as you will...

It matters if you are staying onsite as you will only get your +10 days if your hotel stay is linked.

If you are on the dining plan and want to book pre-pay reservations (CRT, dinner shows)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Sep 19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Caroian
An alternative, if you want to see princesses at...

An alternative, if you want to see princesses at a meal, would be Akershus in Norway at Epcot. We took our son there on our last trip and it was a great way for him to meet several princesses in one...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Sep 19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Caroian
See, the cynic in me thinks that she wanted to...

See, the cynic in me thinks that she wanted to make you feel like she was giving you some extra pixie dust! I've heard many, many reports of people swapping credits (either QS or TS) for snacks at...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Sep 19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By Caroian
I think some parks can sometimes be busier at the...

I think some parks can sometimes be busier at the weekends due to both an increase in locals visiting, and American visitors taking long weekend breaks (this obviously can spill in to Friday and...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Sep 19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Caroian
There is another thread running about this issue...

There is another thread running about this issue at the moment: https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1147450

As there will be no way for Disney to know that you don't plan to activate...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Sep 19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Caroian
I'm virtually certain it states that because...

I'm virtually certain it states that because almost no one except for a handful of Brits ever stays onsite for three full weeks. It stated "entire trip" in 2016 when we did three weeks, and we could...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Sep 19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Caroian
Unless it has changed you can book the first 14...

Unless it has changed you can book the first 14 days at 60 days and then the remaining days one day at a time from the next day (so as each day becomes day number 74).

Edited to add: this assumes...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Caroian
Based on the fact that Virgin flights are...

Based on the fact that Virgin flights are currently bookable until 23rd of August then, yes, you will be able to book on Tuesday.

However I'm not sure I'd change my work days for it. Unless you...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Sep 19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Caroian
As above, and you have to use two tier 2s before...

As above, and you have to use two tier 2s before you can book another tier 1. You cant just book one in advance in order to get around that requirement. (So best to book them in advance to get best...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Sep 19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Caroian
Yes, you can definitely pay OOP for her - other...

Yes, you can definitely pay OOP for her - other than for buffet restaurants. What age is she? If she is a Disney child then you might want to upgrade her ticket to an adult ticket because TS credits...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Sep 19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Caroian
I'm curious about making a blanket statement of...

I'm curious about making a blanket statement of not using a DDP credit for breakfast. Breakfast buffets can be a good use of a credit as you can fill up and then don't need to eat a meal again until...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Sep 19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Caroian
The window for each fastpass is only an hour...

The window for each fastpass is only an hour long. Fastpasses are also available until 5.30pm on party nights, but the window for a 5.30 Fastpass will only be 30 minutes. You can book your first one...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By Caroian
47! Of the two I had wrong one was right but...

47! Of the two I had wrong one was right but wouldn't accept it for some reason I types the exact answer twice and it didn't go in) and the other I missed the transport bit that comes before - so I...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 14 Sep 19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Caroian
It isn't possible to make ADRs at most QS...

It isn't possible to make ADRs at most QS restaurants. The exceptions are Be Our Guest (for breakfast or lunch only), Pizzafari and the ABC Commissary.

Arguably there are no "quiet times" any...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 8 Sep 19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Caroian
EMH usually means that a park is least...

EMH usually means that a park is least recommended because it draws the onsite guests there and both makes the park busier and eliminates the possibility of rope dropping popular rides. However with...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Caroian
I find transitions most useful as a "third pair"...

I find transitions most useful as a "third pair". So I have regular glasses that I wear most of the time and regular sunglasses which I use for long periods outdoors - especially for reading outdoors...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By Caroian
Unfortunately there are current supply issues...

Unfortunately there are current supply issues with the FSL so cash orders are restricted to existing customers for the time being.

(I know this because I was planning to order a couple for our...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Caroian
Yes, you will be able to add them to your...

Yes, you will be able to add them to your Fastpass+ party when reserving Fastpasses. Just make sure that their hotel and tickets are linked to MDE if they booked under a separate reference as you...
Forum: Tickets 3 Sep 19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Caroian
As above - you won't get tickets in advance...

As above - you won't get tickets in advance because you use your Magic Band as your tickets, and your bands will be waiting at the hotel check in as they don't ship them overseas, so only US guests...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By Caroian
If they are required (they haven't been since the...

If they are required (they haven't been since the opening day so far) then you do it via MDE. When you open the app there is currently a box saying "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Status and Access"...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,775
Posted By Caroian
I was three on my first trip and I do have...

I was three on my first trip and I do have memories - in fact they are my earliest concrete memories - probably because a trip to Florida is a big enough and distinctive enough thing to stand out!...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Caroian
No, 60 days in advance of your check in day for...

No, 60 days in advance of your check in day for the days you are in a Disney hotel. So for a one night stay you get check in day and check out day. All other days will be at 30 days in advance...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Caroian
The access issue is a completely seperate issue...

The access issue is a completely seperate issue. It comes up with a picture of Donald Duck and "Access Denied". I fixed this issue by using Firefox rather than any other browser. The issues once you...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 2 Sep 19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By Caroian
I wouldn't start paying for things unless you...

I wouldn't start paying for things unless you start to get "ahead" in your snack credit usage. By this I mean - you have 4 snack credits per day between you. If after you have used more than 4 per...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Caroian
You should be able to add them as "Friends and...

You should be able to add them as "Friends and Family" within MDE. They will then appear for you to select when making Fastpass plans, so you can make them all together. Make sure their reservation...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Caroian
I had to use a different browser to overcome the...

I had to use a different browser to overcome the same issue. Have you tried that?
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