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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Oct 21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 14,669
Posted By sprocket
Disney have some very cleaver brains behind the...

Disney have some very cleaver brains behind the scenes and this has been long in the planning.
They know people wont like it, they know people will complain, but people also didnt like FP+ and...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Sep 21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By sprocket
Swan and Dolphin

Like others we are looking at non Disney hotel options as there are very little benefits to Disney resorts now. If Disney continue the extra hours for Deluxe hotels including Swan/Dolphin then apart...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Aug 21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 24,441
Posted By sprocket
When I first started reading about the new genie+...

When I first started reading about the new genie+ I started thinking this isn't to bad, it's just like the old paper fast pass machines. Then I read more and watched some blogs and started to realise...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Aug 21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By sprocket
I doubt Oct will be going a head. People will...

I doubt Oct will be going a head. People will insist to stay optimistic but as I have said for a very long time, (June, July, August and September) the facts and historical trend is now against...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Aug 21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By sprocket
Always book for 1 adult and add extra guests...

Always book for 1 adult and add extra guests later.
Forum: General Chat 29 Jul 21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By sprocket
Vitality activity tracker

I have just got a vitality health membership via my work. You get better benefits if you track your steps.
I don't want to be spending loads otherwise it outways the benefits you get.
Can anyone...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Jul 21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By sprocket
Do you need to include proof of BLC or have it at...

Do you need to include proof of BLC or have it at checkin?
I have seen this floating around forums and wondered whats to stop everyone just using it.
My mum has offered to book for us to get the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Jul 21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By sprocket
Orlando Weather and Busy Disney

Not being able to go this year (and last) has made me watch a lot of Disney youtubers.
I am very familiar with Orlando weather but it has surprised me how bad its been this year, even many of the...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Jul 21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By sprocket
You will have no issues at checking as not...

You will have no issues at checking as not everyone has to go up.
Do you mean Aug 22 as the chance of Aug 21 is very slim with many carriers cancelling current bookings.

I will warn you, the main...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jul 21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By sprocket
To me that sounds very expensive for an off site...

To me that sounds very expensive for an off site stay. Yes time of the year is premium and flights on 26th can be high. Have you a price breakdown or tried pricing as DIY
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jul 21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 120,775
Posted By sprocket
Read the terms and conditions, they are a great...

Read the terms and conditions, they are a great read. Would never leave my keys with these muppets as your are allowing free use of your car.


"During our normal operations our drivers may carry...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jul 21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 211,197
Posted By sprocket
The airlines would have this planned out ready to...

The airlines would have this planned out ready to hit the go button very quick, however the go button starts the long process of getting it all going again.
Remember planes have sat idle for many...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jul 21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 120,775
Posted By sprocket
How does travel insurance work if you get into...

How does travel insurance work if you get into the US indirectly I have spoken to 2 and both confirmed they wouldn't cover anything while in the US. They would cover the first stage as you are...
Forum: General Chat 22 Jul 21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By sprocket
Contractor damage to driveway

Would love some advice.
We have a repair contract with Currys for our oven which also includes an annual oven clean. We arranged this with Currys and last week the contractor came out and did a...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Jul 21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By sprocket
I wish I had a penny for every time I heard this...

I wish I had a penny for every time I heard this (i would have at least 73p).
Other common mistakes are saying 'Once in a life time' or 'Last trip' or 'it will be several years before we are back'
...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Jul 21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By sprocket
We couldnt decide between AKL or POFQ for next...

We couldnt decide between AKL or POFQ for next August. Love both, but AKL is quiet a bit extra. So we booked both for 1 person at 50 deposit.
We then have until next year to decide which one to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Jun 21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By sprocket
I email to cancel both our 2021 reservations a...

I email to cancel both our 2021 reservations a few weeks ago. 1 was refunded with no issue but the other required me to phone. I'm guessing it was because that one was our 2020 moved holiday so...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Jun 21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,582
Posted By sprocket
Yes, just off the phone with Disney and Oct 2022...

Yes, just off the phone with Disney and Oct 2022 booked in AKL :happy: :happy:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Countries have spent millions on vaccinations so...

Countries have spent millions on vaccinations so they wont want to let any variant in that could possibly be vaccine resistant (well apart from the UK letting in everyone).
The UK seems to be the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Remember a travel insurance policy is for one...

Remember a travel insurance policy is for one year only, if they change their T&Cs then you will get these the following renewal. Even travel insurance provided via your bank account is for a 1 year...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Who is your insurance with? Usually insurance...

Who is your insurance with?
Usually insurance to countries on the FCO warning list is only covered for essential travel and not holidays. Also often only cover Europe travel.
I personally wouldn't...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
And there we have it, now a Moscow variant and...

And there we have it, now a Moscow variant and the UK has the worst daily rate in Europe. Great, bye bye freedom again.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
I am fully qualified. I have qualifications in 4...

I am fully qualified. I have qualifications in 4 months of being optimistic, 4 months of being hopeful, and 7 months of lost hope.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Sorry but have you been hiding under a rock for...

Sorry but have you been hiding under a rock for the last 15 months, this isnt the 2nd variant, its the 4th variant that is concerning to the WHO and in between there have been minor variants.
When...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
If you are keeping an eye on the news then you...

If you are keeping an eye on the news then you have probably seen the speculation from MPs that removal of lockdown restrictions maybe delayed now until August.

Yes speculation from MPs, but you...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jun 21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By sprocket
When we stayed at BC in 2019 they were checking...

When we stayed at BC in 2019 they were checking wrist bands regularly.
Saying that, we did witness a group swapping bands.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Even if they announced tomorrow the plan to allow...

Even if they announced tomorrow the plan to allow August travel, then many of the airlines will still be cancelling a lot of flights unless they are near capacity. They will be wanting to maximise...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By sprocket
Beliani Garden Furniture

Has anyone every heard of or bought from Beliani. We have seen a garden set online but cant find to much about them as a company.
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,791
Posted By sprocket
Im talking about insurance claim fault. Most car...

Im talking about insurance claim fault. Most car accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists go against the driver. Unless you have a witness or dash cam, then its very hard to prove what happened...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
I just love the breads/dips board. When we stayed...

I just love the breads/dips board. When we stayed at AKL we would pop down to the bar for a late lunch just for it before heading out again.
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By sprocket
Stobart air was up for sale by its owners, then...

Stobart air was up for sale by its owners, then Stobart lost the Aerlingus contract from 2023, subsequently Stobart was even less desirable for any buyer and was then wound up by its owners.
...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,791
Posted By sprocket
In my local area we see kids on the all the time...

In my local area we see kids on the all the time. Sooner or later there is going to be a serious traffic accident and sadly the car driver will found at fault. Not the kid riding the e-scooter...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
As you said, you havent watched the news over the...

As you said, you havent watched the news over the weekend. Well the curve is how it went in October, with figures higher than they were in the first lockdown.
The UK have had double the number of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 741,430
Posted By sprocket
Sorry, but we have had 15 months of this and...

Sorry, but we have had 15 months of this and everyone has seen how quickly the governments change their mind (or dont in some cases).

The UK is testing a lot of the population which has positive...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jun 21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By sprocket
Late October is excellent. Very similar weather...

Late October is excellent. Very similar weather to Aug/Sept, but less humid and less chance of storms.

We have been in Aug/Sept/Oct and never had issues with love bugs and I cant remember really...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jun 21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By sprocket
You will need to book 2 rooms separately and...

You will need to book 2 rooms separately and request them to be linked and interconnecting rooms. Remember you will need to book 1 adult per room as a child isnt allowed to book a room.

Also if...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Jun 21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By sprocket
Disney All You Can Eat

While in Disney we often eat at different times, or want to try different places. Usually this is ok as the non eaters can sit and relax with either a drink or small appetizer while the others eat...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Jun 21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,342
Posted By sprocket
Disney's idea of less people queuing, more people...

Disney's idea of less people queuing, more people spending is nonsense. Most families have a budget, and when its spent its spent. During the day there is only so much food and drink you can eat (or...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 10 Jun 21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,342
Posted By sprocket
No FP and current queues

Disney are still running at reduced capacity, but many rides are hitting the 60min wait time pretty early in the morning even at the reduced park capacity.
We love FP as it means you know you are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jun 21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By sprocket
and whats scary is that someone will pay that.

and whats scary is that someone will pay that.
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