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Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Feb 20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Eccle
It is probably worth booking a FP to be on the...

It is probably worth booking a FP to be on the safe side, you could always change it, but there are no guarantees you will get out on time, or that the ride could be down that morning.

We had an...
Forum: General Chat 12 Feb 20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,943
Posted By Eccle
Our school PTA has an Easter Egg hunt for the...

Our school PTA has an Easter Egg hunt for the whole school which is about 140, so he could well have been buying for something like that. I have also bought massive numbers of selection packs in the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Feb 20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Eccle
If you can I would try and get a slightly later...

If you can I would try and get a slightly later BOG, then you can make the most of the quieter first hour or so, have a break then use your FPs when it is busier. With 9.35 you wont get to do much...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Feb 20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Eccle
We went to Blizzard Beach in February two years...

We went to Blizzard Beach in February two years ago, temperatures were particularly high for the time of year at high 20s to 30, so it was great weather for it. I have been before in Feb when the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Feb 20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Eccle
It might work better to go mid afternoon, lots of...

It might work better to go mid afternoon, lots of people seem to go earlier in the day then are leaving by then, it can especially empty out if there has been a storm. I agree with Claudette though...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 12 Feb 20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Eccle
I havent done Tusker House, but we enjoyed...

I havent done Tusker House, but we enjoyed Garden Grill breakfast, the food was good and it was nice having a character meal where you werent going up and down to the buffet. The rotating element...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 Feb 20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Eccle
Is he likely to make 40 inches by then? We went...

Is he likely to make 40 inches by then? We went in August last year, my youngest was 3.5 and was over 40 inches, though in practice not brave enough for a lot of those rides.

At Universal his...
Forum: Itineraries 11 Feb 20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Eccle
On day 2, you said Fantasmic at 7 but I think it...

On day 2, you said Fantasmic at 7 but I think it will be 9 in August. It might be a bit late for the earlier part of the holiday?

Also if you can get a pre park opening Garden Grill ADR you could...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Feb 20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Eccle
I also dont think you can get between the...

I also dont think you can get between the different airside locations, from what I remember there is separate security points for each, then you go on a monorail. There wasnt much food wise...
Forum: Itineraries 6 Feb 20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Eccle
Im not sure how old your kids are, but I...

Im not sure how old your kids are, but I wondered about doing MK fireworks on day 3, if they are younger they might struggle with the late night early on.

Also when you are offsite I would try to...
Forum: General Chat 5 Feb 20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By Eccle
What outcome do you want as a result of your...

What outcome do you want as a result of your complaint? An apology, a review of their policies?

For me the bigger concerns would be failure to give out the infant belt and the dirty seat, so I...
Forum: Itineraries 2 Feb 20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Eccle
Sorry one more thought, you have HEA on your last...

Sorry one more thought, you have HEA on your last night, but knowing the weather in August it might be safer to have it slightly earlier in case of heavy rain
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 2 Feb 20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Eccle
I think they have 5 themes which rotate, we were...

I think they have 5 themes which rotate, we were there in August and had the Italian, European and Asian themed nights, there is a link to my food report in my signature with photos if that helps
Forum: Itineraries 2 Feb 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Eccle
On the first Wednesday I would FP Test Track and...

On the first Wednesday I would FP Test Track and go straight to Soarin, as TT gets bigger queues and goes down more.

I agree on making the most of 60 day FPs on the Monday too

I would swap your...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Feb 20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Eccle
I think 7 days should be fine, as already...

I think 7 days should be fine, as already mentioned most Americans do shorter stays, and we make up only a small proportion of onsite guests.
We did 5 nights onsite last August, it was hard to get...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 31 Jan 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Eccle
It sounds a great trip, and they are lovely ages...

It sounds a great trip, and they are lovely ages for it. For February packing, I would be prepared for anything! I have been 3 times during February and have had it at 30 degrees and 10 degrees!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jan 20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By Eccle
All of my 3 went to Florida for the first time...

All of my 3 went to Florida for the first time when they were between 18 months and 2.5, and had their second trip between 3.5 and 4.5, so I have had quite a bit of experience!

Lots of good tips...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 31 Jan 20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,472
Posted By Eccle
We enjoyed Storybook Dining, I know it gets mixed...

We enjoyed Storybook Dining, I know it gets mixed reviews but we were lucky and the food was great. I was a bit worried about Alex there as he is quite picky, but he had the adult chicken and enjoyed...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 31 Jan 20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By Eccle
Your plans sound great, and you have an amazing...

Your plans sound great, and you have an amazing restaurant list!
I would definitely recommend Polite Pig, Satuli Canteen is great too and we found the portions were huge there.

You can get some...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 31 Jan 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,139
Posted By Eccle
😂 I love that you are already contemplating...

😂 I love that you are already contemplating another trip next year!

A downside of summer trips for me is how late the evening shows are, it does make it difficult with younger ones. We tried...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 31 Jan 20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 13,738
Posted By Eccle
I am impressed with both the detail of your...

I am impressed with both the detail of your planning and by traveling hand luggage only, no matter how light we try and travel we always seem to end up with loads of stuff!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jan 20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By Eccle
I went in both my second and third pregnancies in...

I went in both my second and third pregnancies in the early second trimester, and had also been to California including Disneyland at a similar stage in my first pregnancy. With my youngest it was a...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Jan 20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Eccle
We really enjoyed both of them. If you want to do...

We really enjoyed both of them. If you want to do Chef Mickey, I would either book at late brunch reservation (2pm onwards), or an early dinner (5pm I think is the earliest), because they have a...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 27 Jan 20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Eccle
This was flying to Tampa in August, the kids meal...

This was flying to Tampa in August, the kids meal had been the same the previous February too. My kids loved it and had been hoping it was going to be the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jan 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Eccle
We have always taken our own car seats too as at...

We have always taken our own car seats too as at least then we know how to fit it and know the history. We bought car seat bags and they go in the hold luggage.

I considered MNSSHP last year when...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 24 Jan 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Eccle
We used a FP in August, as it was new and we...

We used a FP in August, as it was new and we werent sure how busy it would be, but I know there were standby people getting in, and I heard the cast member advise a family not to use an anytime FP...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 24 Jan 20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Eccle
Kekes is amazing but has more limited branches...

Kekes is amazing but has more limited branches than Dennys and IHOP so would depend if you were close to one.

I agree with Mrs Red though that if you are trying to get out early I would have...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 24 Jan 20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Eccle
I would park in the park you are going to, by the...

I would park in the park you are going to, by the time you walk to the buses, wait for a bus then travel on it, it would be quicker just to drive yourself, especially as I dont think there would be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jan 20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 36,730
Posted By Eccle
Thats awful, when did you book? It seems very...

Thats awful, when did you book? It seems very late to be telling you there is no availability
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Jan 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By Eccle
I have also seen that Smugglers Run and Slinky...

I have also seen that Smugglers Run and Slinky are now going to be Tier 1 and others Tier 2, so it might help anyone going soon if they wanted to pick different tier 2 ride choices to those they...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Jan 20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Eccle
Id read that Taste Track Burger and Fries was...

Id read that Taste Track Burger and Fries was due to open on the 17th as a replacement for Electric Umbrella, cant find a menu for it though!
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 22 Jan 20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,139
Posted By Eccle
You are absolutely right on them being clever, it...

You are absolutely right on them being clever, it is definitely a good hook to try and pull people like us into a few nights onsite! By the time we do a couple of character meals that would cost us...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 21 Jan 20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,139
Posted By Eccle
I agree on the prices, a lot of them are...

I agree on the prices, a lot of them are staggering especially for character meals and with 10 year olds being adults at Disney. And there are so many great food options offsite too. The cost of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Jan 20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Eccle
Ah thats an interesting thought, could be right...

Ah thats an interesting thought, could be right as it is fixed price.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Jan 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Eccle
Rock n Brews is really good. We also like Olive...

Rock n Brews is really good. We also like Olive Garden, Chilis, Sweet Tomatoes and Millers. We have enjoyed Outback in the past but it is a few years since we have been.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Jan 20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Eccle
It seems a bit inconsistent, in Storybook Dining...

It seems a bit inconsistent, in Storybook Dining the server said unprompted we could have a soft drink and an alcoholic one, in some others we were told it was one or the other
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 20 Jan 20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,472
Posted By Eccle
Lovely photos. Looking forward to reading more of...

Lovely photos. Looking forward to reading more of your plans
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 19 Jan 20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Eccle
Thank you, yes definitely We all loved...

Thank you, yes definitely



We all loved Storybook Dining on both food and characters, a favourite for all of us this trip. I was bracing myself for some or all of the magic bands not being...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 19 Jan 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 64,331
Posted By Eccle
I somehow missed this completely as I had a bit...

I somehow missed this completely as I had a bit of a Dibb break, just caught up on it all. Thank you for writing it, I love your food reports and it gives me lots of ideas for the future. Lots of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jan 20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,412
Posted By Eccle
I also love villas, the space, having a private...

I also love villas, the space, having a private pool, being able to have some more relaxed time, going to all the offsite restaurants. We have mainly stayed in Windsor Hills and it is a great...
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