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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By DonnaD
The only reason to take it would be if you are...

The only reason to take it would be if you are intimidated by motorways or desperate to avoid tolls. Personally I think all the traffic lights in the second half are more dangerous. The first section...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Today, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By DonnaD
My second bathroom here in Florida does have...

My second bathroom here in Florida does have tiles but is looking dated due the slight pattern from the late 80's. The master ensuite is plain white tiles luckily but in desperate need of a regrout...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By DonnaD
Pre Covid Melbourne was going to increase the...

Pre Covid Melbourne was going to increase the number of flights dramatically. They have even made major road improvements to connect it with I95. I have no idea if plans have changed.

I make the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Jan 21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,137
Posted By DonnaD
You have reminded me that the room we were in at...

You have reminded me that the room we were in at Arnold Palmer Childrens Hospital had a UV light unit attached to the AC system. I remember it being there 2 years ago as well.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Jan 21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,137
Posted By DonnaD
I have no idea but am much more comfortable with...

I have no idea but am much more comfortable with my 14 year old being at school with air conditioning and a mask compared to her friends in the UK that were sitting in classrooms with the windows...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jan 21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,137
Posted By DonnaD
People are definitely still wearing masks here...

People are definitely still wearing masks here despite our idiot Governor removing fines. Despite what you see on Facebook most people are pretty compliant in Central Florida at least.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jan 21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,137
Posted By DonnaD
The filter in my standard home a/c unit is...

The filter in my standard home a/c unit is certified to filter out viruses and other particles.
Forum: Accommodation 20 Jan 21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By DonnaD
Don't worry it is a mixture of residential and...

Don't worry it is a mixture of residential and rental as well and no more likely to have noisy neighbours than other communities.

It also has a manned gate and you can call security if there is an...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jan 21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,137
Posted By DonnaD
I live in Osceola County. Along with Orange...

I live in Osceola County. Along with Orange County, the mask mandate is still in place. In Lake and Polk County most of the national chains have policies to require masks as well. For example, Target...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jan 21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By DonnaD
I live in a community that is a combination of...

I live in a community that is a combination of full time residents and short term rentals. I would say you have been unlucky but also that you are probably far more likely to get noisy neighbours in...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jan 21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By DonnaD
Sunset Walk isn't really "within" the resort...

Sunset Walk isn't really "within" the resort which is actually a plus IMO. The restaurants are more reasonably priced than if they were within a resort. Two more restaurants have just opened there as...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Jan 21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By DonnaD
If you qualify for a disability pass and have 14...

If you qualify for a disability pass and have 14 days to do Universal and SW, I can't see any reason to worry about Express passes. The wait times are often short enough to ride immediately with the...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jan 21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,119
Posted By DonnaD
Sadly no. The president can only pardon federal...

Sadly no. The president can only pardon federal crimes not anything under civil law. The good news is that as they can't pardon state crimes either, New York can go after Trump for things he did...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,064
Posted By DonnaD
There are plenty of people here now with reduced...

There are plenty of people here now with reduced entertainment etc and mandatory mask wearing. The main difference I have noticed is no groups of South Americans buying up the Premium Outlets or Ross!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,064
Posted By DonnaD
It is true that the train from MCO to Disney has...

It is true that the train from MCO to Disney has not started. The far longer stretch from I95 near Port Canaveral to MCO I drive past regularly. They have made huge progress quite quickly including...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,064
Posted By DonnaD
Disney have added signs and drop off areas for...

Disney have added signs and drop off areas for UBER. I don't think there is any chance of them being banned. The average American visiting Disney isn't on the DIS boards. I think these groups can...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,064
Posted By DonnaD
Spot on. The average American flying in for a...

Spot on. The average American flying in for a short stay at an (overpriced) Disney hotel room is just going to grab an UBER or hire a car. No need for expensive taxi rides any more for anyone with a...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Jan 21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By DonnaD
Ours is similar but add on "can anyone identify...

Ours is similar but add on "can anyone identify this snake?" and "I need someone to get a raccoon family out of my attic".
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Jan 21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By DonnaD
I am not a big fan of Psnda Express but would be...

I am not a big fan of Psnda Express but would be very happy if Costco opened in Posner Park. I have to go there for dog food as their brand agrees with our lab. There must be demand for one South of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Jan 21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By DonnaD
The one on 192 has recently replaced a similar...

The one on 192 has recently replaced a similar seafood place with a different name. I live a few minutes away although I haven't been. It got very good reviews in a post on the local NextDoor group...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jan 21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,119
Posted By DonnaD
I agree with your sentiments but it is worth...

I agree with your sentiments but it is worth noting that the officer did not die until 9:30 PM on Thursday. It still isn't even 10am here on the East Coast so most people haven't really even had...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jan 21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,693
Posted By DonnaD
Is your mother offering to pay? If not I can't...

Is your mother offering to pay? If not I can't understand why she thinks she can "demand" anything.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Jan 21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By DonnaD
Many of the American schools are closed the week...

Many of the American schools are closed the week of Thanksgiving including the one local to Disney but none are off the week after. Because the holiday is always a Thursday there is no issue with it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By DonnaD
There may be alot of vocal anti-vaxxers here but...

There may be alot of vocal anti-vaxxers here but they are far from the majority. As mentioned above they are required for school except for medical and religious exemptions.

Children here are...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By DonnaD
I don't even have sugar in black coffee so mine...

I don't even have sugar in black coffee so mine probably aren't normal either
Forum: Accommodation 4 Jan 21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,983
Posted By DonnaD
Only foreign owners. If it is a US owner who...

Only foreign owners. If it is a US owner who mainly rents to Americans, he may not be used to people booking so far ahead either.
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By DonnaD
Maybe your taste buds have changed? I always...

Maybe your taste buds have changed? I always found it to taste only of chemicals.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jan 21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DonnaD
The problem with the Keys in hurricane season...

The problem with the Keys in hurricane season isn't so much that the weather is likely to be worse than Orlando but the fact they will order an early mandatory evacuation (especially for tourists) if...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jan 21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By DonnaD
Our old postcode in Hertfordshire is interesting...

Our old postcode in Hertfordshire is interesting. 4 in April and 4 in May but 0 for all other months. Considering it has a very large percentage of very elderly residents I am surprised. There is a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jan 21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By DonnaD
I don't know as my daughter only knows the family...

I don't know as my daughter only knows the family through Facebook. I just know his mum struggled to get Disney to clarify whether he was an exception to the mask rule or not. They certainly aren't...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jan 21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By DonnaD
There are 1000's of places to stay in the Orlando...

There are 1000's of places to stay in the Orlando area. You definitely would be able to find somewhere last minute.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jan 21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By DonnaD
Here in Osceola County (and in Orange), mask...

Here in Osceola County (and in Orange), mask rules start at 2 in all public buildings not just the theme parks. All school children attending face to face school are also wearing them in class. I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By DonnaD
I live in Kissimmee with a 17 year old autistic...

I live in Kissimmee with a 17 year old autistic daughter. There are NO MASK EXEMPTIONS for special needs at Disney Or Universal. I belong to a special needs Annual Passholder Facebook group and both...
Forum: Accommodation 31 Dec 20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By DonnaD
I think it has something to do with the speed...

I think it has something to do with the speed limit on 27 and how far you can see. Basically a right on red will be banned if it is likely to be dangerous.

They are starting work on a Publix etc...
Forum: Special Needs 31 Dec 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By DonnaD
Yes. It is very similar and on a paper card that...

Yes. It is very similar and on a paper card that they scan. They are meant to write down a return time but will let you go straight through the Express Lane if the wait is less than 30 min.

As...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Dec 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By DonnaD
One incident before they added the 4 way stop was...

One incident before they added the 4 way stop was definitely teachers who worked together! They need to add one on Funie Steed and Entry Point now. People stopping on Entry Point despite it not...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Dec 20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By DonnaD
Only talk of a light so far!

Only talk of a light so far!
Forum: Accommodation 27 Dec 20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By DonnaD
You need to look further afield. Except for a few...

You need to look further afield. Except for a few properties that are "grandfathered in", Orange County does not allow short term rentals of houses. Anything close to I4 will be a shorter drive but...
Forum: General Chat 24 Dec 20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By DonnaD
Helen, You might want to change the setting...

Helen,

You might want to change the setting. Our house is still 21c at 8AM and I only turned the heat on for an hour last week. It definitely hasn't been cold enough to damage pipes etc. Xmas day...
Forum: General Chat 23 Dec 20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,255
Posted By DonnaD
How unlucky it certainly sounds like you have a...

How unlucky it certainly sounds like you have a severe allergy.
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