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Recent content by Ariel1986

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    Is Disney really that expensive?

    Yeah or you could shave £5k off by not selecting flights through the Disney website mid summer a week away from now. Exact same, dates, tickets and dining plan. I even put 3 adults & 1 child by mistake, so an extra adult! Never book flights with the package through Disney- booking yourself...
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    Trip Report This Is Not The Disney World I Remember

    A tip with the app on the day when there are seemingly no FPs left- especially if waiting in a long line- keep refreshing and selecting back and forth on different time slots. You will often find FPs appear when doing this, even for the more popular rides. Even if one pops up for a much later...
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    Extreme Heat or Extreme Cold?

    They might stay open, but half the rides and restaurants don't! I was in Paris in February 2018 and whilst the snow was pretty, most of Frontierland was closed and you couldn't walk in some places as they didn't clear the paths. We had fun still, but I'd take that Florida sunshine and blue skies...
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    News Disney to offer discount on new MagicBand designs as an optional alternative to complimentary solid color MagicBands

    It's worked again for me today just now for another order (I have a split stay). Worked first time too. Hopefully as time goes on it will continuously be like this! I hope more band options currently available on shop Disney are added too.
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    Restaurants for the non-Disneyphile/Foodie

    I would definitely not rate Le Cellier over California Grill! Food, atmosphere and service is MUCH higher at CG. Le Cellier is good- sometimes great- but it's been more hit and miss for us and the service can be so so. We waited nearly an hour past our reservation once! CG has never let us down...
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    News Disney to offer discount on new MagicBand designs as an optional alternative to complimentary solid color MagicBands

    I was just successful in ordering two bands- the castle & the Epcot ones. All went through fine first time for me and I received the confirmation email? I guess I'll have to see if they actually turn up at the resort correct (we're from the UK so they can't be mailed). I wonder if being from the...
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    I understand why Disney is doing this, but why they couldn't of made a simpler system is beyond me. Why not just have one higher hold on check in- say $200 or $250 and then the charging the balance every 5 days rather than this rolling hold thing. I don't mind the practice of a hold on check in...
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    I know that's the usual, but I have had experience in the past with 4-7 days at a (non Disney) hotel from their hold... and once, a full 30! On the same card. With the 30 day hold both the bank and the hotel said it was the other ones responsibility to release and neither could do anything about...
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    I feel like unless they change the process this is what we're going to end up doing. I don't want to have to keep checking all the different holds to make sure it adds up right.
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    Thanks for this. That’s what I originally thought it was- but I’ve read reports where the “tied up” money is still tied up at the end of the trip when they then charge- so you need double the amount available. Being from the UK & coming over for 2 weeks- and potentially charging $1000+ had...
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    Thanks. I know just not charging is an option. Just a shame as I liked the convenience.
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    Credit Card Hold- any update?

    Has anyone stayed recently or is there now- for longer than a few days- and can retale how the charging now works with the new policy from their own experience? I’ve read many headache inducing stories of how rolling $100 holds are placed after charging over $100 which then take time to be...
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    Changes to Fastpass+ Tiers at Hollywood Studios Effective 8.29

    Yup it's a 3 day minimum for club level, I think that might be to stop hoards of people booking only one night CL stays just for the FP aspect. I can't imagine if they did ever offer anytime FPs that they would make it length of stay- as per your example that would be a crazy amount. Even if it...
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    Changes to Fastpass+ Tiers at Hollywood Studios Effective 8.29

    It's highly unlikely anyone would buy an anytime Fastpass for every day though is it? If you're staying for 5/7/10 days then buying it for a day or two of the trip would allow you to hit all the rides you want and then use regular fastpasses/standby for the rest of the trip at a more leisurely pace.
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    News 'Disney After Hours' ticketed event

    The Christmas/Halloween parties are completely different to the after hours events- the after hours sell way, way less tickets. I went to two last year, one in July and one in November- both were so empty every ride was a walk on & sometimes you didn’t see another person on the ride or where you...
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