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ears4all!
06-17-2008, 04:49 PM
We are within the one-month mark! This was my first post, but on post #14, I go into the countdown details! Just click on over there, but thanks for visiting here!


So.......what do you get when you cross a family that loves vacationing, loves Disney, and loves the beach?

Do I really have to answer that?

THE CAST:
DDad: 45, not estatic about Disney. During this report he will be called Donald. :donald:
DM: 41, loves the Disney "magic" (no, not the ship, the feeling;). Her name will be: Minnie ::MinnieMo
DS13: That's me! Yes, all of you out there have been talking to a 13yo! I love Disney, and am planning to be an Imagineer. I will refer to myself as "me" :smickey: (I have to have a logo too!)
DS11: okay with Disney, the athletic one in the family. (Not that you will see him running on Deck 4 every morning, though) He will be: well, tell me which you like better: Simba :simba: or Stitch :stitch:. Until you decide, he will be Stitch.
DD8: loves the princesses, and I am betting she will love the club too. She is called Tink :tink:

OUR PLANS:
We are going on a four-day cruise, leaving Port Canaveral on Sunday, October 5, 2008.
We have two rooms: a category 11, for Donald, who loves to sleep in the dark, and a category 7, for the rest of us, who prefer not to sleep in a cave;) The two are across the hall from each other, on deck 5. I will confirm the room numbers at a later date.
We don't have anything planned to do in Nassau. All we really are going to get off the ship for is to get some things to take home. My grandpa collected shotglasses, so when he died, I inheirited (sp?) them.
In Castaway Cay, we are looking for a nice day. I am hopefully going to go parasailing, and as I say on another thread, if there is a free scavenger hunt, we might go on that too. Oh, and snorkeling might be in the mix. I really want to find the statues underwater.

Us kids get a two-week fall break, with the Sunday we leave being the first Sunday of those two weeks. We have relatives that live in Gainsville, FL, so on either Thursday night or Friday night we will spend the night with them. Also, we have some more relatives that have a beach home somewhere close to P.C., so we will spend Saturday (possibly Friday) there.

I plan to spend some time in Aloft, but not a whole lot. I really like to see different thing. One morning, I am hoping to wake up earlier than usual, and take a ton of pictures with my camera. I am even wondering if I should ask the cruise people if I can go into Palo one morning when nobody is there, just to take pictures. Hopefully, they will let me. Also, I am thinking about getting a pillow case, and giving it to guest services. Who all signs these? I know that might sound odd for a 13yo, but I love Disney. Next, what do you think a science/math loving Stich like to do in the lab. Likewise for Tink? I am trying to get them all hyped up about this cruise. I know I am.

We have the DCL cruise DVD, and we got the little book. We also have the Birmbaums guide, even though I really don't use it, and am not looking at buying Passporters. Does any TV channels have anything on DCL, other than the Travel Channel's "Cruising Do's and Don't's? We have seen that sooooo many times.


You get all that?

I am looking so forward to this cruise, and the time upcoming. I may post some polls for things like Parrot Cay or Beach Blanket Buffet on the first days lunch, favorite show, and things like that. I want this to be where five years from now, when this post is long gone, like wayyyyy in the back of the list of reports, some family will read it, and it will help them. So please post any ideas that you have for us. I think we are locked in our excursions, so any advice on the ship will be greatly appreciated. :)

THANKS!

CRUIZEN MAMMA
06-18-2008, 06:45 AM
AS FOR THE MATH/ SCIENCE LOVING STITCH, i HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE MAKING FLUBBER, MY DS 8 DID IT LAST NOV. AND LOVED IT. I DON'T HAVE A TINK OR PRINCESS BUT HAVE READ ON THESE BOARD THAT THEY HAVE TEA PARTIES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR THEM.

Mozart
06-18-2008, 07:36 AM
DS13: That's me! Yes, all of you out there have been talking to a 13yo! I love Disney, and am planning to be an Imagineer. I will refer to myself as "me" :smickey: (I have to have a logo too!)



13? Someone seems to do pretty well in English class.

Brena
06-18-2008, 08:19 AM
You guys are going to have such a wonderful time!!!! I love the weather in October, it's beautiful and perfect.

I definitely think that you should bring a pillowcase to have signed. I've seen some really neat ones on here. One had the DCL logo ironed on in the middle and the signatures surrounding it. What a great souvenir!

ears4all!
06-18-2008, 08:29 AM
13? Someone seems to do pretty well in English class.

Thank you!

You guys are going to have such a wonderful time!!!! I love the weather in October, it's beautiful and perfect.

I definitely think that you should bring a pillowcase to have signed. I've seen some really neat ones on here. One had the DCL logo ironed on in the middle and the signatures surrounding it. What a great souvenir!

We love to go on our vacation in October. One year, we went to WDW, and was getting a treat of spending a couple of nights at the Beach Club, (we own a timeshare) and a hurricane came through, and when the hurricane was gone, there was nobody at the Magic Kingdom. I mean nobody......probably 30 people on Main Street!

Also, who are some of the examples of who signs the pillowcases?

Big Papa Vol
06-18-2008, 08:31 AM
Great start to your report. We are going on that same cruise. My DD(10) and DS(2.5) are really excited.

CRUIZEN MAMMA
06-18-2008, 08:46 AM
Also, who are some of the examples of who signs the pillowcases?[/QUOTE]


Usually you can have either the fab 5- Mikey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto
or the Princesses

ears4all!
06-18-2008, 08:50 AM
can you get characters like stitch and company? or any others?

ears4all!
06-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Okay......time for first of many, many polls.

Beach Blanket Buffet or Parrot Cay for first lunch?

Minnie has given methe honor of deciding what we first do when we get on the Wonder. :dance3:

Also, I showed Stitch (that is the name he decided on) and Tink the pics of the Wonder :dance3: from wdwinfo.com (link (http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruise-new/cr-photos.htm)). They were so excited about them!

Today's Stitch's birthday, so :bday:! He turned 11 early this morning!:cool1:

I think that's about it

ears4all! over and out

wvdislover
06-24-2008, 11:44 AM
This sounds like a lot of fun! We're going on our first cruise in September, so I'm interested to see how people answer your different polls. In fact, we'll be getting back from our cruise just a few days before you leave. Our cruise is from Sept 28-Oct 2!

ears4all!
07-06-2008, 11:55 AM
UPDATE!!!

Okay.....time for an update!

As you can tell by my post count, I have been active on the Teen Board.

Sorry for not updating!


Well, not a whole lot has happened in way of the cruise. We are currently trying to decide on what excursions we want to do. Since the banana boat closed :(, we haven't had a purely DCL conversation yet. But what I think will happen is as follows:

Straw Market in Nassau.
Possible Tour in Nassau.

Parasailing for me in Castaway Cay.
I would think snorkeling in Castaway Cay.
Bikes? in Castaway Cay.



Anyone else have any ideas on what to do in the way of excursions?


Also, what time would you say is the best to get to the terminal? Also what do you think is the best boarding pass number? Remember, we are newbies as far as DCL goes, so we want to see as much as we can, and that includes the port.

I wish I knew a way to get that poll down from the top of the thread. Any ideas on how to? If you moderators can do that, would you do me a favor, and take that out?

Okay. I think that's about it. Thanks for reading! Less than 3 months away!

Mozart
07-06-2008, 12:43 PM
I would say that you want to be at the terminal around 10:00. This will give you the most time to relax and explore the terminal before boarding begins. You will have the opportunity to check into the kids programs, as well as have pictures taken with characters and the like.

The lowest boarding number you can get will be a 2. 1's are reserved for concierge and handicapped guests.

ears4all!
08-09-2008, 08:59 PM
bump.

ears4all!
09-07-2008, 08:04 AM
Here's your countdown! Any other news will be shared from here on down, as well as YOUR news shared!

Days 'til Wonder!
28

PosessedEeyore
09-07-2008, 07:05 PM
youre goona have lots of fun on the cruise ears buddy. i want to go on one so bad, but my mom is chicken. me and my dad are trying to talk her into going on one. im so jealous of you. =P

ears4all!
09-07-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks eeyore buddy.

She is my friend from the Teen Board

rhondamccollough@hot
09-08-2008, 01:40 PM
When I talked to guest services and dropped off 3 pillowcases for my 3 kiddos they told me I could choose either the AllStarts (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy...I think, Donald, Daisy and Pluto) or the Princesses (Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White). I later talked to Jack Sparrows "helper" and she said that he can sign pillowcases but it is a special request and he can't sign on the same side that Mickey does??? So I would suggest carrying the case and a hard backing with me to the character greetings (if you plan to go) if you want ALL the sigs.

When you first get on the ship...hopefully you will be in boarding 2....be sure to have a swimsuit and opt for Beach Blanket Buffet....but carry your plates over to the pool and eat and swim cause it will be the best time for swimming with the fewest people!