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Forum: General Trip Planning 14 May 21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By shack69
Passport turn around time

Just wanted to let people know that I applied for a new adult passport for my son as he turned 16 (his child one expired in Jan) . I did the application on line and within a week of his old passport...
Forum: TV and Film 26 Apr 21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,075
Posted By shack69
Grease may be a classic, but Close encounters is...

Grease may be a classic, but Close encounters is the better all round film.
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,833
Posted By shack69
That house sold for £52,000 in 2005 but house...

That house sold for £52,000 in 2005 but house prices seemed to have dipped with properties on the same street selling for £44,000 last year. If you wanted to rent in the area it would be around...
Forum: General Chat 22 Apr 21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,472
Posted By shack69
Loved the fact they had to film most of it in the...

Loved the fact they had to film most of it in the rain. Also no universal back then , how things have changed.
As for the ticket cost $99 for 4 days at 2 parks. Well now its $130 for 1 day 1 ,...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Apr 21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By shack69
i get what they are wanting to achieve, but not...

i get what they are wanting to achieve, but not how i would do. I would book my FP's for late morning, get to the park early and ride what I can before the q's build up. Use the Single rider line...
Forum: General Chat 21 Apr 21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,467
Posted By shack69
if you have no other debts and a rainy day fund...

if you have no other debts and a rainy day fund then yes consider paying it off. But do check there is no fee for doing so. Also if you have any thought that you may need a loan in the next couple...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Apr 21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,296
Posted By shack69
this is a great reminder to all those who believe...

this is a great reminder to all those who believe as they are fully vaccinated believe they are now immune. No one is immune and every ones bodies react differently.
Forum: General Chat 20 Apr 21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,772
Posted By shack69
My sons school have no idea when they will be...

My sons school have no idea when they will be finishing, so not sure how they can plan lessons etc if they don't know.
As for all these assessments (not exams) we were told there would be no GCSE...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Apr 21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By shack69
some of the on ride video's are also triggered by...

some of the on ride video's are also triggered by the magic band.
Forum: General Chat 15 Apr 21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By shack69
a random one for sure. Check there is no timer...

a random one for sure. Check there is no timer option as I know on some DAB radios there are and that could be your issue.
if you can give info on the model that may bring forwards more answers.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Apr 21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By shack69
I believe the cabbie should be allowed to pass...

I believe the cabbie should be allowed to pass these fixed charges on directly to the customer. So any rate would start at £10 + first 1/4mile charge then normal mileage after that.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Apr 21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By shack69
If you want to do DisneyLand then I would look to...

If you want to do DisneyLand then I would look to book one of the good neighbor hotels in Anaheim for those days and then transfer up towards the Hollywood area. You could find a hotel near the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Apr 21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By shack69
The pirate hunt is good and is limited to that...

The pirate hunt is good and is limited to that area of the park. You get a different map from the hut each time you complete one. Some of the treasures are simple , but some are really imaginative.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Apr 21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By shack69
We have seen this in the past adding a car to...

We have seen this in the past adding a car to flight only significantly reduced the price for us in 2018 (£500+).
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By shack69
Thats £875 per person. The answer if this is a...

Thats £875 per person. The answer if this is a good price is subjective and will depend on when you are intending to fly (dates). Personally that price is higher than i have paid in the past, but...
Forum: General Chat 9 Apr 21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By shack69
I still can't believe that people fall for this...

I still can't believe that people fall for this scam, why would anyone ever send cash via a courier service.
Forum: Accommodation 9 Apr 21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By shack69
Personally I would look for something nearer...

Personally I would look for something nearer Disney for the first week , mainly because of the hit on parking fees (universal + disney each day = $50+) . I have no issue with staying in a suite at...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Mar 21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By shack69
This article on CNN may answer why prices are so...

This article on CNN may answer why prices are so high https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/25/business/rental-car-shortage-price-spike/index.html
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Mar 21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,372
Posted By shack69
I would like to know from those who had side...

I would like to know from those who had side effects. Did you report them via the yellow card process https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 24 Mar 21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By shack69
If they can get it working on the gate, it will...

If they can get it working on the gate, it will only be a matter of time before they implement it around the park to offer a more personalized experience eg at FP lanes (no more sharing FP).
Forum: TV and Film 24 Mar 21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By shack69
I just got 6 months disney+ included in my new £8...

I just got 6 months disney+ included in my new £8 month O2 sim deal (10gb data,unlt mins & texts). As disney+ is now £7.99 I thought this was a good deal.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Mar 21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,810
Posted By shack69
My question is if its mandatory for staff will it...

My question is if its mandatory for staff will it also be mandatory for residents and visitor , plus any other person who comes into the home ?
Where does it stop ?

As an employer each care home...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Mar 21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By shack69
There are so many things to see in California and...

There are so many things to see in California and Nevada so I would start with a list of your must do's . With 2 weeks and the distances involved not everything may be possible.
San Fran is a great...
Forum: General Chat 17 Mar 21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,347
Posted By shack69
Legally she gave you the money on the...

Legally she gave you the money on the understanding you would pass that on to your son. Under the age of 16 I take your point you made decisions on what to do with the money. However once he...
Forum: Special Needs 16 Mar 21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By shack69
I agree as long as you are want to ride then the...

I agree as long as you are want to ride then the DAS should be enough. We use it last time and many of the attractions where walk on as the queue was less 20 mins. The pass was a godsend for the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Mar 21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,327
Posted By shack69
I can not book on line yet (under 55) , but got a...

I can not book on line yet (under 55) , but got a text from my doctor this morning offering me a jab at their group center, so go on Thursday.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Mar 21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 19,005
Posted By shack69
My wife could register this week for an...

My wife could register this week for an appointment. But the system is so awkward. She tried to book the site nearest and could get a 1st vaccine date , but the system then requires you to book the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Mar 21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By shack69
No park reservations available for the next week

From March 13 through March 19, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are showing no availability and limited availability the rest of the month at some parks...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 10 Mar 21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By shack69
Its about time and I think the supermarkets...

Its about time and I think the supermarkets should start charging people the real cost of deliveries and click & Collect, instead of spreading the cost across the store so even those who don't use...
Forum: General Chat 9 Mar 21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By shack69
Yes that outlet is going on dunnings bridge road...

Yes that outlet is going on dunnings bridge road just across the lights from the Odeon. There will also be a Starbucks and sbarro pizza.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Mar 21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,293
Posted By shack69
Much be regional specific as 55 and it says not...

Much be regional specific as 55 and it says not yet eligible.
Forum: General Chat 8 Mar 21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,214
Posted By shack69
Regards tray liners they are bad for the...

Regards tray liners they are bad for the environment and cost money.
Forum: General Chat 5 Mar 21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,156
Posted By shack69
A few things to consider. You can buy a pack and...

A few things to consider. You can buy a pack and do it yourself. But also you could get a local joiner to build one for you as they have the skill and it would be designed for you. I'm not sure...
Forum: General Chat 26 Feb 21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By shack69
its not new ...

its not new https://propertyindustryeye.com/high-street-lettings-agents-enabling-gazumping-in-the-rental-sector/
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Feb 21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By shack69
We used Lyft on our last visit and found them...

We used Lyft on our last visit and found them great. We had offers which kept the cost down. Has mentioned about a lot of the drivers work for both Lyft and Uber. Waiting times were always good. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Feb 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,059
Posted By shack69
Some companies are impacted by the pandemic and...

Some companies are impacted by the pandemic and are having to make people redundant. Others who are not impacted are making people redundant as that is part of their business plan to improve profits...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Feb 21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By shack69
Cabana bay pool areas are great and even do movie...

Cabana bay pool areas are great and even do movie nights at the pool. One of them is even a lazy river (you need your own tube). The walk is nice and no steps which i remember , but slopes.
There...
Forum: General Chat 9 Feb 21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,347
Posted By shack69
Anyone can ask anything, but it is an individuals...

Anyone can ask anything, but it is an individuals decision on if they respond to the question and if the manager insists that is poor management and possibly in breach of bullying rules.
Medical...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Feb 21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,766
Posted By shack69
Some schools employ none teaching staff on...

Some schools employ none teaching staff on contracts which specifically exclude the summer break, so this could be a a problem for some.
Also you have to consider that the summer holidays for some...
Forum: General Chat 8 Feb 21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By shack69
If you are still working at home in the new tax...

If you are still working at home in the new tax you will need to declare that in that tax year.
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