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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Access to lapsed photos in MDE

Morning all

I've just noticed that not all of our photos downloaded from MDE. I've gone back on today and can only access the photos from about a week in to the holiday.

Is there any way I'll...
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,880
Posted By captbnut
Mobile I can't think of any situation where at least one...

I can't think of any situation where at least one of them wouldn't leg it to the gate to say what was happening.
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,880
Posted By captbnut
Family (not us!) missed flight last night- what happens?

As we were sitting at our gate at MCO last night, the Virgin flight to Gatwick was at absolute final boarding and were putting calls out for a family. The Virgin crew were walking up to random people...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Aug 19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By captbnut
Mobile We went last night and it's an excellent use of a...

We went last night and it's an excellent use of a QS credit. Decent, and interesting burger. Kids cleaned out the sundae toppings bar.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Aug 19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Advice on getting fragile purchases home

We've bought some glass Christmas decorations from Epcot. They're well packaged, but are we best putting them in hand luggage for our journey home?

Also, both boys have bought figurines, which are...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Aug 19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By captbnut
Mobile I picked up a peanut butter twix from a petrol...

I picked up a peanut butter twix from a petrol station. It was great.
Forum: Accommodation 21 Aug 19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,540
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Just to say, we're in POFQ. I'm not sure what...

Just to say, we're in POFQ. I'm not sure what Disney call the size of our bed but it's the same as our King at home.
Forum: Accommodation 21 Aug 19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,540
Posted By captbnut
Mobile We're here at the moment and we were very worried...

We're here at the moment and we were very worried about DS x 2 (11&10) sharing. We got them sheet sleeping bags and they've been brilliant. It keeps them apart and no arguments about covers. Just...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Aug 19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By captbnut
Mobile I was amazed, I thought we'd do Slinky and TSM...

I was amazed, I thought we'd do Slinky and TSM and be out by 10!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Aug 19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By captbnut
Mobile We got through the gate at about 850 (not an EMH...

We got through the gate at about 850 (not an EMH day). Queue for Toy Story Land from the central hub past concession near entrance. You could go up the paths to other areas. Well controlled slow walk...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Aug 19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By captbnut
Mobile That will not be a problem if you go to Boardwalk...

That will not be a problem if you go to Boardwalk Bakery. Discovered there and Ample Hills yesterday (thanks Dibbers! ).

We're thinking of rope dropping Epcot tomorrow. I'm interested to know how...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 18 Aug 19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By captbnut
Mobile We're here now. HS seems pretty static but I've...

We're here now. HS seems pretty static but I've been picking up headline FPs through the day in the other parks. For example in FP queue for TT in Epcot yesterday, got another TT (it was our 3rd)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Aug 19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By captbnut
Mobile BOG really surprised me, our food (breakfast and...

BOG really surprised me, our food (breakfast and lunch) was excellent.

However, as you say you'll be up early on your first day - don't waste it sitting eating, get round the rides whilst others...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Aug 19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By captbnut
Pepe at DS

Just seen the menu for this place - has anyone been? I'm wondering what is available for a QS meal (assuming the $50 sandwich isn't! ).
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 15 Aug 19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By captbnut
We enjoyed Chicken Guy last week - kids had the 3...

We enjoyed Chicken Guy last week - kids had the 3 tenders combo meal and DE and I had one of the sandwiches. We've got a place called Slim Chicken in Cardiff (I assume it's a chain). CG is very...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 13 Aug 19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By captbnut
Have you got a trusted weather forecast source?...

Have you got a trusted weather forecast source? I'm looking on Google weather for BB and it's giving thunderstorms all afternoon from midday.

I hope you're right!
Forum: Shopping in Florida 12 Aug 19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By captbnut
Where to go if it's Thunderstorms all day tomorrow?

We were hoping to go to BB tomorrow but the forecast doesn't look too promising.

Where is a good (indoors) place to go with shops and restaurants? I've seen specific Longhorns/ Giordano's (for...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 12 Aug 19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Thanks everyone so far. Renting points for our...

Thanks everyone so far. Renting points for our next trip sounds like a great plan to try it out. Is that the best/ only way to get into DVC accommodation?
Forum: General DVC Discussion 12 Aug 19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By captbnut
Thanks This is the first we'd ever thought...

Thanks

This is the first we'd ever thought of it. I knew it wouldn't be as clear cut as we'd been told.

Reading some of the DVC threads, it does seem like is a system that doesn't benefit those...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Aug 19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By captbnut
Thanks all. Glad I checked!

Thanks all. Glad I checked!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Aug 19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By captbnut
Ghirardelli's Ice Cream Snack Credit Confusion

Hi

I was hoping for some up to date advice, we were in Ghirardelli's yesterday and they said that a snack credit was worth $6. That's easy enough with the chocolate bars, but in the ice cream...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 12 Aug 19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By captbnut
Calling DVC Members: Please explain how it works

I spoke to a DVC guy this evening and it sounds a better deal than I was expecting (or at least more affordable).

The way I understand it is we would pay an amount in dollars monthly for 10 years...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Aug 19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Lodges on Sassagoula River

Hi

Currently on the boat back to POFQ from Disney Springs. On our right are some octagonal treehouse lodges. What property are these please? I assume they're DVC?
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By captbnut
That's the one we were in. Chef and Brewer pub...

That's the one we were in. Chef and Brewer pub was handy because Tesco Clubcard paid for our meal!

In defence of the PI staff - there isn't really anything they can do apart from have sheets...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By captbnut
We flew with British Airways

We flew with British Airways
Forum: General Chat 7 Aug 19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Travel Day Report and some LGW Tips

So, currently lying in bed awake on POFQ like a kid on Xmas morning on our first day.

We flew LGW to MCO direct, on the refurbed 777. At 5 days before we were allocated our seats (2a 2c), 4...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By captbnut
Mobile While I'm asking, can we take any food off the...

While I'm asking, can we take any food off the plane if the kids get hungry in immigration? Sweets or crisps?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Thanks all. Got to prepare for that immigration...

Thanks all. Got to prepare for that immigration queue!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By captbnut
Mobile If I buy water post security, can I take it off the plane?

As it says, we're sat in Gatwick departures (yay!).

If I buy a bottle of water, can I take it off the plane to drink in MCO?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Aug 19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Do you have to book The Void online? If so, do...

Do you have to book The Void online? If so, do you have a link please?
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 31 Jul 19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By captbnut
Chef & Brewer - Premier Inn Gatwick

Hi

Has anyone eaten at the Gatwick Manor Chef& Brewer? Do you know if you can use Clubcard vouchers there? We've used them in other C&B places but don't want to assume.

Thanks
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jul 19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,232
Posted By captbnut
Tbf, if I hadn't asked this question I would have...

Tbf, if I hadn't asked this question I would have assumed that I couldn't use a phone as a phone but it would be ok to play a game on. Not saying that's the case for everyone but I'm glad I've...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jul 19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By captbnut
Departure times of Disney buses

Hi

Is there a way to check when the next bus is due from my hotel (POFQ) without going to the stop and looking at the screen? Is it something the MDE app can do?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jul 19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,232
Posted By captbnut
Mobile Can you use phones/ tablets while waiting for immigration at MCO?

I seem to remember that you're not allowed to use phones/ tablets etc before you clear immigration.

If you get a 2-3 hour wait, can you use them for passing the time? For example we've got board...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jul 19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By captbnut
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Jul 19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By captbnut
Rides closed due to August weather - MDE

Hi

If rides get closed due to weather, does it say so on the MDE app? And if so, does it say when rides are open again?

If not, is there a good way to track when things are open and closed?...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jul 19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By captbnut
Those that do the twilight check in, how do you...

Those that do the twilight check in, how do you manage in the night and morning with toiletries etc? Do you take a spare toothbrush for the morning (I assume you're in an airport hotel)? Loads of...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Jul 19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By captbnut
What time do they open?

What time do they open?
Forum: Accommodation 24 Jul 19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By captbnut
POFQ in August, what time does the pool open?

Hi all

Going to be there in 2 weeks and expecting a very early wake up. What time does the pool open please? It looks like the food court will be available from 6am.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 21 Jul 19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By captbnut
Mobile I would say Teppan Edo. Best TS in Disney IMO...

I would say Teppan Edo. Best TS in Disney IMO. Great interaction with the chef. Homecomin' was really good, grown up kids food (fried chicken). House of Blues - food wasn't as good as I hoped but the...
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