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Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 07:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
No need to apologise the tips are gratefully...

No need to apologise the tips are gratefully received whether they are about the Orlando trip or other places :thumbs-up

That's a shame that it's more expensive to eat at Niagara, but good to know...
Forum: General Chat Today, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Goldia
Last year my mum and dad wanted me to do the...

Last year my mum and dad wanted me to do the ESTAs for them too when they came to Florida with us. They Have been to the US loads of times, but I think they thought of me as their tour operator :erm:...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 06:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
I can understand the idea of wanting to do the...

I can understand the idea of wanting to do the full set of cruise ships. I'm sure you will get there one day :)

I was looking at hotels yesterday for Toronto and I was surprised that it was more...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By Goldia
I'm totally addicted to the idea of adding a...

I'm totally addicted to the idea of adding a cruise onto our holiday next year, so seeing your photos of today make me want to do it even more. A nice lazy start to the day. A shame about the ouchy...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Today, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By Goldia
I think it's brilliant that they have to put an...

I think it's brilliant that they have to put an extra warning about not going into water to get your golf ball, who would think that it's a good idea to retrieve their golf ball? Maybe if it was a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Goldia
You're right about the hold being put on a credit...

You're right about the hold being put on a credit card. But this seems to be intermittently applied at wdw. We were at POFQ last summer and I put my clarity card on the MDE so we just used magic...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Goldia
It is possible to get an uber from the airport...

It is possible to get an uber from the airport. We've done it. The pick up point is pretty easy to find, I'm trying to remmebr which level it's on. But if you look for the 'ride share' signs you wong...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 17,198
Posted By Goldia
Mobile Yay it's a great feeling paying it all off. Plus...

Yay it's a great feeling paying it all off. Plus well done for sorting out the annual passes. It's another thing ticked off your list, even if you've got to remember to do yours when it runs out. I'm...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 02:50 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Mobile Yes I think it will. We have the flights booked...

Yes I think it will. We have the flights booked but nothing else yet. We are there for 6 nights and at the moment I think I'll book at least 1 night at a hotel at Niagara on the Lake. So we will do a...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,395
Posted By Goldia
Mobile Great idea, but I wouldn't want to bet against...

Great idea, but I wouldn't want to bet against your guess. I reckon you're bang on.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 250,653
Posted By Goldia
Mobile I've thought of another one. We haven't ever...

I've thought of another one. We haven't ever forced someone to ride if they didn't want to. I'm sure the parents who are trying to convince scared/crying children that TOT is fine and they will love...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 12:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,019
Posted By Goldia
Thank goodness you've given up on the madness of...

Thank goodness you've given up on the madness of the idea to not take magic bands.

Fitting in the fireworks is going to be tricky. I think I'd do HEA at MK on the first Monday as that gives...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 250,653
Posted By Goldia
I find there are far less arguments if everyone...

I find there are far less arguments if everyone just does what I tell them and follows my plan ;)

Ok seriously, allowing everyone some downtime each day is essential, whether that's a later start,...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Is it a bottle each or one per room :tongue: ...

Is it a bottle each or one per room :tongue:



Thanks for all the information. I kind of thought there were only 4 room categories :blush: inside, porthole, verandah and the one that's way too...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,395
Posted By Goldia
Thanks for posting the link. I agree with Bev it...

Thanks for posting the link. I agree with Bev it sounds like an in between DDP and DxDDP.

Wonder if it will be offered for select resorts in the free dining promo?
Forum: TV and Film Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,488
Posted By Goldia
Mobile Totally agree with the others. Isabel's hair...

Totally agree with the others. Isabel's hair looks stunning and I really hope you are one of the lucky ones to be on the plane. No need to worry about the insurance. Just be hopeful in the meantime.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Ok, this is really helpful. I'm now wondering if...

Ok, this is really helpful. I'm now wondering if my visions of me on a veranda with the sunset and the champers outweigh Max needing a bed that fits :blush: of course I'm only joking ;) do you book...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
:pgig: thanks Chloe. I'm always grateful for...

:pgig: thanks Chloe. I'm always grateful for dibbers giving me sensible, rational and balanced feedback for my holiday plans :D

I'm feeling you're saying "Do a cruise, any cruise, any length, do...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Right, so not 3 nights, but 4. I've heard about...

Right, so not 3 nights, but 4. I've heard about the 'Double dip' at Castaway Cay. Is that what you'd recommend? My parents have done loads of cruises, so in the back of my mind is to invite them...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
ESTA Approved Ok so this is the lamest of...

ESTA Approved

Ok so this is the lamest of lame and pointless updates ;) but it does feel like a success.

Dave had to renew his passport so we took the photo at home and he did it all online...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Goldia
Congratulations. Can I join in with the smugness?...

Congratulations. Can I join in with the smugness? :tongue:

DH renewed his passport this week, so I renewed our ESTAs today, as both his and mine run out in April. Plus I did our ETA for Canada for...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
:D at least one of the dates I quoted was...

:D at least one of the dates I quoted was accurate! I usually do all my Orlando holiday bookings myself, but I'm wondering if I should use a travel agent for a cruise as I really don't know anything...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
:pgig: yep, I've already changed an ADR for HS to...

:pgig: yep, I've already changed an ADR for HS to be lunchtime instead of evening. I'm hoping if we go for rope drop on day 2 we will get a boarding pass and therefore be done by mid afternoon so...
Forum: Disney Crafts Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Goldia
That's a really clever idea for the bum bag...

That's a really clever idea for the bum bag. Saves space as well with just changing the material.

I'd second WDWcouple on you tube. Taylor gives a really handy tutorial for no sew ears. I managed...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,351
Posted By Goldia
There are two other aspects for me that are...

There are two other aspects for me that are appealing about the free DDP promotion.

First is the feeling of it all being paid for in advance, apart from the tips for TS. This is something I...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,442
Posted By Goldia
Yes, I've had a week off this week. I've...

Yes, I've had a week off this week. I've basically done nothing this week and all my time has been spent on the Dibb or watching Florida vlogs. I now really want to do a Disney cruise :blush: I know...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
The idea of just popping into Epcot is fab. I'm...

The idea of just popping into Epcot is fab. I'm sure you'll be able to pick up 4th FP for later in the day and nip in just to do them. Hmm, the tiering at Epcot may need a freshen up. It's all rather...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Goldia
Great start with champagne in the PI. I hope you...

Great start with champagne in the PI. I hope you have a fab trip. I'm looking forward to reading all about the yummy food.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Goldia
I loved reaading your 2018 trip report. I'm so...

I loved reaading your 2018 trip report. I'm so glad you decided to do a report for this trip. Wow, it's going to be fun with all the family and I bet the kids will enjoy hanging out with their...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 21 Feb 20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Mobile Ha ha that sounds like a great plan. I'm now...

Ha ha that sounds like a great plan. I'm now thinking that the opening night might be better for us as then we would have longer to eat all the candy, remember we won't have cases so we are NOT...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Feb 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,351
Posted By Goldia
For us as 4 people in 1 room the free DDP...

For us as 4 people in 1 room the free DDP promotion is the best. But it all depends on how many people are in your group and whether you actually want to eat all your meals onsite. The lower the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Feb 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,322
Posted By Goldia
Thanks for sharing, it was a really interesting...

Thanks for sharing, it was a really interesting article to read. Essentially the writer is trying to explain how they feel Disney have attempted to level the playing field. I'm not a fan of the idea...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Feb 20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
:pgig: I did think you'd all find it funny. My...

:pgig: I did think you'd all find it funny. My plan of just somehow coming across some tickets as if by accident or Disney magic does rather go out the window if I start asking if they want to do 2...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Feb 20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Goldia
I think many people are speculating that with the...

I think many people are speculating that with the 50th anniversary in the autumn that the dining plan offer dates will only go through September, therefore stopping before the celebrations kick in...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 20 Feb 20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Goldia
I love your Simba, Timon and Pumba magic shot...

I love your Simba, Timon and Pumba magic shot. I'm a big fan of the cocktails on the dining plan. I also think that Rivers of Light is my 4th favourite of the night time shows at WDW ;)
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Feb 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,961
Posted By Goldia
Hmm, given that part of my plan is a 'last minute...

Hmm, given that part of my plan is a 'last minute surprise' ;) we're going to mnsshp I can't really consult on the idea now as that would sort of give away that it's not really last minute. It would...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Feb 20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Goldia
I've decided to plan in 3 morning visits to HS,...

I've decided to plan in 3 morning visits to HS, which is more than I usually would plan. I've gone for one on a day where we are going to a water park. This is also a pain as water park days are...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Feb 20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,996
Posted By Goldia
They look very similar to the design used by...

They look very similar to the design used by Taylor from wdw couple that I followed. I have watched that video loads of times. I liked the fact they were no sew, as I'm really not that good at...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Feb 20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,996
Posted By Goldia
Mobile They are gorgeous ears. Very professional, you've...

They are gorgeous ears. Very professional, you've done a fab job.
Forum: General Chat 19 Feb 20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Goldia
Double digit day seems to take a looooonnnng time...

Double digit day seems to take a looooonnnng time to come around sometimes.

:tiggerbou

I hope it's downhill now for you until FP day :thumbs-up
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