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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Deafjeff, Jul 20, 2014.

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    Hello,

    Just to update you all what we have done for our forthcoming holiday....

    We have booked our seats today row 19 C and E :wiggle: it looks like a good seats! Just hope that Virgin doesn't change it like last time :(

    We have booked one night stay at the Hilton for £100 which isn't too bad. We likely to visit the Garden Grill once again as we love their 3 course buffet (a warm up for WDW!)

    We just trying to book train ticket, as I prefer to come home via first class (first great western) as it much more roomy also it a nicest way to finish our holiday! Looks like we can bag a round trip first class for £100 :wiggle: However we are booked on specific train so finger cross no problem with the flight coming home. I think we will book mid day train home just in case.

    We have booked memory maker :)

    We have exchanged our money while the rate is high however, this time we are using the Thomas Cook card as they threw in an extra $50.

    We will be settling the final costs this week! And it good to go :)

    We need to book discovery cove so need to do that soon. We will buy our MNSSHP tickets over there like we did two years ago.

    We are discussing ideas for costume... We would like to do a movie theme this time and I am toying with an idea of having Ghost busters costume...

    We have decided against to book elsewhere for one night and we will see if we can upgrade to Savannah view but don't think it will happen as we did not book directly with Disney.

    We have add everything to our magic band and will sort out FP soon :wiggle:

    I have a question... does anyone know if PE include a premium security fast track at Gatwick?

    Have I miss out anything?
     
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    Wow, sounds like a great trip and yes you do get security fast track at Gatwick and don't forget it's upstairs now not on the same floor as check in desks. Have you checked to see if you buy MNSSHP tickets for the same day are they slightly dearer? We stayed at the Hilton and it's so lovely in the morning to just take that 5 minute stroll (did I say stroll?, I'm practically charging) to check in
     
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    Hi thanks for the tip. We are doing twilight check in so will be heading to the security in the morning :)

    We will buy the tickets on Saturday as the party we want to go is on Tuesday.
     
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    I am soooooooo jealous!!!
     
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    :hug2:
     
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    I will be there next year :D will you?
     
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    No I am in Turkey delivering paper (hopefully) at International conference so will be going back to florida at 2016 for our 10th wedding anniversary and Stephen big 40 birthday :)

    We are toying with an idea of doing WDW for two weeks and one week cruise afterward no idea if it is possible..
     
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    Wow 2016 sounds like it will be a big celebration holiday. I'll have to make sure we go late next year so we can go early in 2016 :D
     
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    :) We re likely to go in Sept, it would depend on the cruse itself...
     
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    Sounds like a plan.

    Tell me more about the Garden Grill, we are stopping at the hilton the night before our flight too!
     
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    It's 3 course buffet place for £22 per person I think and it's simply fab!
     
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    It called garden restaurant not garden grill that is at Epcot(!) my apology
     
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    We usually eat there as well, only had a bad meal once all the other times it's been good. There is a nice selection of desserts as well :D

    One thing to remember though is that there are no drinks included, the £22 is for the buffet only, well that's unless they've changed it to include soft drinks.

    We always try and get the meal deal that includes evening meal and breakfast included, as brekkie is good as well :)
     
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    Normally I get tap water as I find that if I drink fizzy water or juice I get quite full. (Shows that I priority solid over liquid(!)
     
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    I think we only have the hotel. We booked the car park seperate as it worked out cheaper with various staff discounts we were able to get.

    Last time we went we walked into the airport and ate in there but it was during the refurb and a lot of places had shut.
     
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    Yeah, there is virtually nowhere to eat in the airport now, it's all been moved to the other side :sigh:
     
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    Which is why we decided to go for Hilton hotel..
     

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