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Loved reading all these, thanks for sharing!

With Crush - they have tried fastpass tests on this one a few times over the years however because it has such a low overall capacity (for a Disney ride) it just didn't work unfortunately. The standby queue just became unbearable and the fastpasses ran out in minutes so they abandoned the idea.

Really they should have built it with two tracks like Space Mountain in WDW to give a better capacity but DLP don't get the big bucks (or didn't back then!) so they couldn't afford it at the time.
That's really interesting. Actually I find it encouraging that they have tried to sort it out. It is a very slow loading ride considering it's a continually moving track.
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What a brilliant last day, Kate's plans worked really well. Such a shame that so many run to the Princess meets, if only they had a good FP system i'm sure it would help out with this. It's so dangerous when people run, we saw a man fall on his child, who he was carrying coming out of AK last year, as he was running and trying to beat the crowds to the bus stop.

I'm the same as you on Buzz, the ride would have to be stopped for a long time for me to get a good score I still love the ride though.

You did get to meet a lot of characters today though. Seems strange that the queuing system seems to work better than the line berty app. Inside the castle looks lovely, Georgia is really looking forward to seeing that.

It's a shame that Kate had to eat from the children's menu. It is quite limiting, her curry looked lovely today though and your "child's" meal looked tasty too. Was the wine and cocktails expensive at DLP? I certainly will miss an included drink there after our delicious choice of cocktails at WDW last time

Great report, we really enjoyed following along. Georgia loved Kate's haul photo and was pleased you added it I'm very pleased that as we inspired you to have a mum and daughter trip, it went well and you got along so well together I think your highs and lows are really very fair, as there are obviously a few things that could be improved at DLP, but it does show that you both had a lovely time. Thanks for taking the time to write it, hope you enjoy your next trip at POFQ

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What a brilliant last day, Kate's plans worked really well. Such a shame that so many run to the Princess meets, if only they had a good FP system i'm sure it would help out with this. It's so dangerous when people run, we saw a man fall on his child, who he was carrying coming out of AK last year, as he was running and trying to beat the crowds to the bus stop.

I'm the same as you on Buzz, the ride would have to be stopped for a long time for me to get a good score I still love the ride though.

You did get to meet a lot of characters today though. Seems strange that the queuing system seems to work better than the line berty app. Inside the castle looks lovely, Georgia is really looking forward to seeing that.

It's a shame that Kate had to eat from the children's menu. It is quite limiting, her curry looked lovely today though and your "child's" meal looked tasty too. Was the wine and cocktails expensive at DLP? I certainly will miss an included drink there after our delicious choice of cocktails at WDW last time

Great report, we really enjoyed following along. Georgia loved Kate's haul photo and was pleased you added it I'm very pleased that as we inspired you to have a mum and daughter trip, it went well and you got along so well together I think your highs and lows are really very fair, as there are obviously a few things that could be improved at DLP, but it does show that you both had a lovely time. Thanks for taking the time to write it, hope you enjoy your next trip at POFQ
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you I'm not a fan of the running for rides or characters it's like the idiots that drive on the hard shoulder when there's a traffic jam on the motorway. I find it so annoying. Of course no one wants to wait in line longer than they have to, but for goodness sake this wasn't just a light jog or speed walk. This was a full on sprint.

Your story about the man falling on his child as he ran for the bus at AK is crazy, he must have been going at quite a speed. We've seen a bus waiting at the bus stop and done a bit of a jog to get there, but at the end of the night when the fireworks have finished it's jam packed so it's not possible. Plus we're always pretty worn out at the end of the day and there's no way I want to start running.

I think I preferred being in charge of our fate with the queuing up for characters and at least we had the option of getting in line even if it did look like a really long wait.

There was quite a bit to explore in the castle, both upstairs and downstairs. This is definitely worth a look around

I honestly can't remember the cost of the cocktails, I don't think they were cheap, but I don't feel like they were extortionate either

Don't feel too sorry for Kate having to order off the kids menu, she's not too hard done by. It was because she still counted as a child as she was 11 when we went and turned 12 the week after we got back, which is adult at DLP. Anyway, her child credit was not worth much money compared to my adult credit. I'm sure I could have let her order from the adult menu it just would have cost me more.

It's been fun having you read along to our mother daughter trip after you inspired me to book it! I'm hopeful it won't be our last It was great fun. I'd wondered if we would bicker or get on each others nerves as it was only us and we didn't have the other 2 to distract us or talk to. It seemed that just being in each others company was good though.

I'm really looking forward to POFQ this summer. I hope we enjoy the resort, it looked so beautiful in your report and I'm excited to see it. Not too long until we are off on that trip. A little over 3 months!
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I'm sure you don't need me to tell you I'm not a fan of the running for rides or characters it's like the idiots that drive on the hard shoulder when there's a traffic jam on the motorway. I find it so annoying. Of course no one wants to wait in line longer than they have to, but for goodness sake this wasn't just a light jog or speed walk. This was a full on sprint.

Your story about the man falling on his child as he ran for the bus at AK is crazy, he must have been going at quite a speed. We've seen a bus waiting at the bus stop and done a bit of a jog to get there, but at the end of the night when the fireworks have finished it's jam packed so it's not possible. Plus we're always pretty worn out at the end of the day and there's no way I want to start running.

I think I preferred being in charge of our fate with the queuing up for characters and at least we had the option of getting in line even if it did look like a really long wait.

There was quite a bit to explore in the castle, both upstairs and downstairs. This is definitely worth a look around

I honestly can't remember the cost of the cocktails, I don't think they were cheap, but I don't feel like they were extortionate either

Don't feel too sorry for Kate having to order off the kids menu, she's not too hard done by. It was because she still counted as a child as she was 11 when we went and turned 12 the week after we got back, which is adult at DLP. Anyway, her child credit was not worth much money compared to my adult credit. I'm sure I could have let her order from the adult menu it just would have cost me more.

It's been fun having you read along to our mother daughter trip after you inspired me to book it! I'm hopeful it won't be our last It was great fun. I'd wondered if we would bicker or get on each others nerves as it was only us and we didn't have the other 2 to distract us or talk to. It seemed that just being in each others company was good though.

I'm really looking forward to POFQ this summer. I hope we enjoy the resort, it looked so beautiful in your report and I'm excited to see it. Not too long until we are off on that trip. A little over 3 months!
The guy running who fell was running coming out of AK after the RoL show so not even just the short distance to the bus but the whole park. The paths there are so dark and he tripped over a kerb and went flying. It was horrible, but sad to say inevitable.

I would love to do another trip, not necessarily Disney, with just Georgia in the future. We get along really well and our trip just had a different feel to it than a family trip (although of course we do love those 😃 )

POFQ was wonderful and we would stay there as first choice resort for any future visits. Although as we like to upgrade the dining plan, with DH with us next time, I think AKL may work out better value. But we loved the size of POFQ and how easy it was to get around it.

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The guy running who fell was running coming out of AK after the RoL show so not even just the short distance to the bus but the whole park. The paths there are so dark and he tripped over a kerb and went flying. It was horrible, but sad to say inevitable.

I would love to do another trip, not necessarily Disney, with just Georgia in the future. We get along really well and our trip just had a different feel to it than a family trip (although of course we do love those 😃 )

POFQ was wonderful and we would stay there as first choice resort for any future visits. Although as we like to upgrade the dining plan, with DH with us next time, I think AKL may work out better value. But we loved the size of POFQ and how easy it was to get around it.
I've never been to AKL, I think it's the only deluxe hotel that we've not visited before. I'm thinking of booking a shorter Disney stay next summer, maybe 10 days like your trip, and going for AKL or a deluxe. I'd like to do one of the Epcot area resorts as I like the walking to the parks and both HS and Epcot are walkable I'm not sure though...
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I've never been to AKL, I think it's the only deluxe hotel that we've not visited before. I'm thinking of booking a shorter Disney stay next summer, maybe 10 days like your trip, and going for AKL or a deluxe. I'd like to do one of the Epcot area resorts as I like the walking to the parks and both HS and Epcot are walkable I'm not sure though...
We are considering a longer trip next time, 2021/22, 3 weeks. Week offsite mainly at Universal and two weeks onsite (POFQ or AKL). We are hoping to visit KSC too. I love the way we always plan so far ahead with Disney holidays, not booked DLP yet but already planning the one after that 😂

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We are considering a longer trip next time, 2020/21, 3 weeks. Week offsite mainly at Universal and two weeks onsite (POFQ or AKL). We are hoping to visit KSC too. I love the way we always plan so far ahead with Disney holidays, not booked DLP yet but already planning the one after that 😂
True, I always seem to be planning a holiday I'm thinking of trying to see some of Florida next summer and not just stay in the parks. Perhaps the gulf coast or miami and the everglades. I'm not sure how much of that will happen though as this would involve us hiring a car and neither of us particularly want to drive abroard.

Your plan sounds fab, 3 weeks would be awesome. You'd have loads of time to fit in everything you missed out last time. Would you book one of the universal hotels to get the express passes?
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True, I always seem to be planning a holiday I'm thinking of trying to see some of Florida next summer and not just stay in the parks. Perhaps the gulf coast or miami and the everglades. I'm not sure how much of that will happen though as this would involve us hiring a car and neither of us particularly want to drive abroard.

Your plan sounds fab, 3 weeks would be awesome. You'd have loads of time to fit in everything you missed out last time. Would you book one of the universal hotels to get the express passes?
I dont drive at all, and DH has never driven abroad either but I agree it would be nice to see more of Florida.

We may price up an Universal hotel, but the only time we visited Universal we stayed offsite at the Holiday Inn and Suites nearest Universal. This was cheap and cheerful but a good base for the park and we walked from there to Universal every day. We didnt have the express passes but rode all we wanted and didnt queue longer than 20-30 minutes (end of June/early July). Ideally we would stay onsite but if it was too expensive, we wouldnt worry about offsite too much.
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