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podsnel 12-01-2010 11:46 AM

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Cruise, Oct 30th,2010 Magical Western NewTR link 4/10
 
:goodvibesHi DISpeeps!! I am VERY excited to begin this TR detailing our recent adventures onboard the Disney Magic this past October. This was our second Disney Cruise- and our second Western. We had rebooked on our 2008 Western, and WOW!! Two years is a looooooong time to wait to get back on the Magic! Anyway, here we are, the four of us-

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That's DH, Pods, Daisy :rolleyes:, DS11, Timmy, Me, Ellen, and DS 13, Tyler. Our oldest son, Sean, stayed home with my cousins, Sheree & Henry, and our dog, Summer. Sean LOVES WDW- but the Disney Cruise? Well....Sean is autistic, and although I absolutely believe DCL would do everything they could to make it a magical experience for him, I just don't know if he would be happy- he says he would rather stay home, and I worry about his safety- he doesn't always understand how dangerous something can be, like...umm...walking on deck and leaning too far over a railing:scared1:. Here's a photo of our oldest, taken just a few days ago over Thanksgiving weekend in a log cabin in Tennessee-

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Our other sons, however, think the Disney cruise is the world's BEST vacation!! And I agree with them 3000%!!

I'll be back soon to get things started!:yay:

Saving this for the Table of Contents, which will be here-

An Afternoon Flight to BCV http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...75&postcount=5

Checking out our BCV 1 BDRM http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...19&postcount=6

MNSSHP 10/28/10 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=11

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The Kindness of CMs http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=50

Cashin' in the Boys' GADs http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=54

RnRC Marathon & my first EVER ToT ride! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=79

Bad Mommy http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=88
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A Date in the Ditch http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=107

God Bless America, it's dinner at Chefs! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=120
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Uber Commando at Epcot & BCV http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=150
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A few BCV pics http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=159

BC Room Service Family Breakfast http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=165

Cruise Time!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=171

Cabin 6058 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=174

A Private and Special Sailaway- with Xrays!....http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=197

Animator's Palate Rotational Dinner http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=204

Is that OUR Jerry? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=216

Nenner1, you DA BOMB!!!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=219

More lunch on Halloween http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=223

Kidless in Key West http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=242
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Back on the Magic http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=252

Palo on Halloween! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=279
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A day at Sea http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=319

Drinking Lessons http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=322

A JUMBO Room service http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=332

A dinner fit for a Prince and Princess http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=346

Alfred & Seymour http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=347

Where does the time go? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=349

Grand Cayman http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=366

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Villians Tonight and Lumiere's http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=387

Dessert? http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=388

Nachi Cocum, Cozumel http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=430

The king of the Forest http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=445

Nachi Cont'd http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=457
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Nach FYI http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=479

Pirate night! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=510
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Pirate Party http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=533
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Palo Brunch with DISers in the Private DR! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=568

Some pics from St John, USVI vacation 1/11- http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=616
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STJ Food Porn http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=645
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30 Second Cheeseburger in a Rainy Paradise http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=662

Captain's Gala http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=685
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The most MAGICAL moment EVAAAARRRRR!!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=713

CAstaway Cay Day http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=720 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=721 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=735 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=738 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=740

Til We Meet Again Dinner http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=769

Our last night at RBD http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=777

It was BOO! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=791

It was c-c-c-c-cold in Vero, my friends! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=799
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Green Cabin Room- http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=811

Our Last Day...sniff...sniff.... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=835

For Kara & Jeff.... http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=855

KaRaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=856

THE END!! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=871

NEW TR http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post40676545

Fastpaks 12-01-2010 11:52 AM

YAY you made one too and I'm first in!!! I will add you to the ever expanding TR from the Halloween cruise list on my tr! I'm looking forward to reading. I have a feeling there will be great reading for all since all 4 of our paths went SO many directions!

Jonathan

podsnel 12-01-2010 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Fastpaks (Post 39110666)
YAY you made one too and I'm first in!!! I will add you to the ever expanding TR from the Halloween cruise list on my tr! I'm looking forward to reading. I have a feeling there will be great reading for all since all 4 of our paths went SO many directions!

Jonathan

Hi Jonathan!!

Yes- you know I HAD to write a TR...I just needed to finish my other one, first. Thanks for adding me to your list!! :goodvibes I am so glad there are so many TRs going from our cruise- it is always fun to read about everyone else's experiences. :thumbsup2

JKSWonder 12-01-2010 01:12 PM

I am loving reading all of these. Even though I was there myself, it is great re-living it through all of you. It also gives me a chance to share in some of the stuff I might have missed doing myself!

podsnel 12-01-2010 01:47 PM

An Afternoon Flight to BCV
 
We decided it would be nice to spend a day at WDW pre-cruise, just as we did the last time. But, this time, I wanted to go down on Thursday- why not? If I pulled the boys out of school right after lunch, it would not count against them as an additional absence, and we would have the advantage of getting ALL of Friday in when we were there. SO....for the first time, we were on an afternoon flight to Orlando. I have to say...this REALLY took the pressure off, I had all morning to put ther finishing touches on getting out the door, PLUS, since we didn't wake up at 5 am, we were able to go go go that night at MNSSHP until midnight when it ended. :thumbsup2 And the airport was EMPTY, so the flight left right on time- EXCELLENT!!

And....I could have a glass of wine to kick off our trip! (Even if what I really wanted was champagne, but they didn't have that on this flight)

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I gave everyone VERY CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS- Pee to your heart's content on the plane, get up and go to the bathroom every 5 minutes if you like...because there will be NO PEEING IN THE AIRPORT when we land! (If you don't know why this is so important, please refer back to the TR I just finished, in which my DH thought it was a good idea to hit the head on the ground rather than in the air, and we missed the DME- NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!). We had a tight schedule, and it was going to freak me out if we got closed out of the last 4 seats on the DME....fortunately, my family now lives in fear of me on these trips, and they have learned it's MUCH easier to do what I want than to have some silly opinion of their own. :snooty: :rotfl: The bus was waiting for us when we arrived, and Tim & Ty made a bee line for the back...where there is a kid magnet, for sure!

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aaahhh...the happiest show on earth on the happiest bus on earth to the happiest place on earth....

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The reason behind all the rush? MNSSHP...after Cape May Cafe.

Yea- I know...we should just eat at Casey's and get over it.....but...I keep reading great things about CMC, and we were going to be right there, after all...ah, well,,,I am just a sucker for a good Disney Dining review, I guess! So, within literally 5 minutes upon arriving, we had checked into BCV (I had done online checkin), handed our carryons to the bell station to deliver to our villa, and checked in at CMC, where I was given a Birthday button and we were shown immediately to our seats.

Good thing nobody had to pee- I might have had to leave them behind. :rolleyes1

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Great job, Tim. That's $30.99's worth. :rolleyes:
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For those who don't know me, you should know I LOVE food porn, and I tried to take pics of all the food I could on the trip- so there will be lots more to come!

I love that Tyler enjoys fruit so much!

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We really enjoyed this buffet alot. There was so much to try, and everything we had was scrumptious. And our server was excellent- right on time with drinks, and refills, etc. On to dessert- in the next post!


podsnel 12-01-2010 02:04 PM

Checking out our BCV 1 BDRM
 
Ah, yes- time for dessert-

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The chocolate dessert was mmmmmmmm........

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But best dessert of all? The special Happy Birthday dessert- this was fantastic!!

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After we paid the tab, using our TIW discount, we headed over to check out our villa- after all, we still needed to put on our costumes, and you KNOW how involved THAT can be! :rolleyes:

I was very excited to see what the kids & DH thought. BC is where we always stayed at WDW...that is, until after our 2007 trip, when we bought AKV points from DVC. We liked those so much that a year later we were buying BCV points, because I wanted to make sure we would always be able to stay at BC, our first "home" at WDW. So what did they think?

They loved it! Hooray!

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We had a quiet pool view, which I really did like- as well as the great, big balcony from which to look at it from (does that make sense?)-

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I have to say, it would have been very, very easy to just slip on our bathing suits, go for a swim, come back and have a glass of wine, relax and go to bed.

But, of course, that's not what we did.

We were going to MNSSHP!! So get UP! We need to get on those costumes, everybody...it's time to Trick or Treat!!


dallastxcpa 12-01-2010 03:01 PM

:goodvibes Yeah!!!! Another great trip report!

Wicket's Mom 12-01-2010 03:08 PM

Yay! This is one TR that I wanted to see. I want to learn about a Disney cruise. Loved your Smoky Mountain pictures. Gatlinburg was a lot better 15 years ago, we've been going there since 1967!

karajeboo 12-01-2010 03:15 PM

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Pods looks like he either has A) very bad gas or B) a sudden urge to do the cha cha slide....... And Timmy? Is it true he really walks on water????

I am SOOOO ready for this TR!!!!! Rock on wit your bad self!

Wicket's Mom 12-01-2010 03:17 PM

I can't believe that I finally made page one :cool1:.

That food looked great & that room was one of nicest that I've seen so far.

podsnel 12-01-2010 03:52 PM

Mnsshp 10/28/10
 
So...what were our costumes....what were our costumes...well, this is a difficult question to answer. My DS13 came up with this idea after he wore "this" last year when he needed something quick- he attended his friend's Bar Mitzvah during the day and early evening, then came home, put "this" on quickly, and ran out to get candy. He declared it the best costume EVAAAARRRRRR! What is "this"?


Mustaches. We were a family with a facial hair problem.


No joke. Here we are-

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We walked over to the bus stop, and I have to say....I actually felt a little shy and self conscious with my newly un-mowed facial hair.
On the way, we passed some night blooming jasmine- it was SCREAMING at us it smelled so strong! WOW! That is one powerful, puny flower!

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Immediately, people started to comment- some about our shirts (which were made by Tarzan's Kat- she ROCKS!!), some about our hair issue- whatever the reason, I have to say, people seemed to like it. If being openly laughed at is any indication of their opinions.

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YAY! We are finally in MK! Of course, the boys head straight for Space Mountain-

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Where the CM's say- Hey- Are they wearing mustaches?

Umm...no....we have a facial hair problem! Thanks a lot!

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It was already getting close to Hallowishes time, and maybe this will help explain why we were ok getting to this wonderful party late. My kids have no desire to see a parade, or watch fireworks, or pose with any special characters at this particular moment in time. Which means....they are very, very focused on what they DO want- and that is, to ride the rides and get as much candy as they can u-haul outta that park by 12am! So...4 hours is plenty of time for that for them, and I can still see the all the festivities I want to while we're there.(well, except for a pic with Snow White and the 7 Dwarves- but even I wasn't waitin on THAT line!) As long as I go by myself. So....after I rode SM 1 time, I was off to go find a semi-respectable spot for the fireworks. I ended up in the Rose Garden. And while not the greatest and most perfect for taking pictures, well....it doesn't entirely suck either. And...I could attach my gorilla pod to the fence, which is a very good thing. So....how's about some fireworks pics?

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Cont'd next post-


podsnel 12-01-2010 04:10 PM

Mnsshp 10/28/10
 
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That is really some display- it makes me CRAZY that my kids are past it (at the moment- I have hope that one day, they'll come back...). The whole time this fireworks was going on, I was looking for my DISpal, who I had been texting with back and forth for a good part of the evening- nenner1, Jen. We were hoping to hook up either during or after the fireworks, but we just couldn't seem to find each other! Oh well...I knew I would be meeting her on Saturday, her family was also on our cruise. :goodvibes But I really, REALLY wanted to meet her- we have been chatting on here for a couple of years, and I KNEW we were going to get along really well. But crazy crowds all in the hub at once made it impossible for us to find each other, so....I moved on. But first, I stopped for a few hub pics- and even with Jen saying she was RIGHT THERE talking to Janice from our thread, I couldn't find them at all!

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I was also texting back and forth with Pods, and went to meet him in Fronteirland. But by the time I arrived, they were on Splash Mountain- and they were NOT coming OFF! I think EVER!! There was no line, so they just got back on to ride again. I, however, decided to go line up on the curb- it was parade time!

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To be continued.....


CRdisMom 12-01-2010 04:11 PM

well that explains the facial hair......i loved the fu manchu on timmy. He was rocking it well and yes those were the best costumes evahhhhh!

nenner1 12-01-2010 05:06 PM

Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!! :banana:

That's all I have to say now, I haven't read yet!!!!! Back with comments later! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

nenner1 12-01-2010 05:48 PM

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That is really some display- it makes me CRAZY that my kids are past it (at the moment- I have hope that one day, they'll come back...). The whole time this fireworks was going on, I was looking for my DISpal, who I had been texting with back and forth for a good part of the evening- nenner1, Jen. We were hoping to hook up either during or after the fireworks, but we just couldn't seem to find each other! Oh well...I knew I would be meeting her on Saturday, her family was also on our cruise. :goodvibes But I really, REALLY wanted to meet her- we have been chatting on here for a couple of years, and I KNEW we were going to get along really well. But crazy crowds all in the hub at once made it impossible for us to find each other, so....I moved on. But first, I stopped for a few hub pics- and even with Jen saying she was RIGHT THERE talking to Janice from our thread, I couldn't find them at all!

Oh you got GREAT pics from over there! (saved them all hope you don't mind!!!:rolleyes1) We got stuck pretty much dead center in the hub and we must have straight up passed you, cause as soon as we could move we went straight to the rose garden. It did take a few minutes to get over there though. And no 'staches in sight.:sad2: LOL! ;)

What a shame, we would have had a blast together!!!

BCV is gorgeous and CMC looks really good too. We always look in there on our way to B&C and it has never excited us much, but looking at that fantastic food pr0n, I might have changed my mind! Yum!

What a fantastic start, you've been busy girl! :goodvibes More please!;)


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