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TinkerbellLuvr7 04-03-2013 06:14 PM

TR:Club Level, Disney Cruise, and Castle Fun! (Mar.23-31) UPD 7/25
 


CLUB LEVEL, DISNEY CRUISE, AND CASTLE FUN!!!!!







HI DIS FRIENDS!!!

We're back from 10 days of fun in the sand and sun!! We had the most amazing vacation and can't wait to start planning another one soon but before I get into the report, how about some intros?!


CAST:

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Me (Megan)~ I'm a newly 28 teacher from the Orlando area. I work at Disney seasonally and love everything Disney! I just took my first cruise (Disney of course!) and loved every second of it!

DBF (Jerry)~ 32yr old from TN whom I met off Disboards. He works at a college in TN, has an AP for Disney, and took his second cruise (we won't mention the cruise line he took last summer!)



Post Cruise..
Dbro (Craig), Dbro's gf (Kylie), Mom, and Dad

DETAILS:

March 23-24: Poly Club Level (with DDP)
March 24-28: Disney Dream Cruise
March 28-31: Port Orleans French Quarter (without DDP)

As a disclaimer..I took sooo many pics the first half of the trip and by the time we got to POFQ the pics decreased dramatically (Sorry in advance!)

HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!!!!!!!



TinkerbellLuvr7 04-03-2013 06:15 PM

CHAPTERS:


DAY ONE (WDW): MARCH 23, 2013


PARADISE AND CLUB LEVEL!! (4/3)

EGG HUNT AND POOL TIME! (4/4)

CLUB LEVEL SURPRISE AND KONA CAFE!
(4/5)


DAY TWO (DCL): MARCH 24, 2013


ARRIVAL AT THE PORT AND FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE DREAM!! (4/7)

LUNCH AT CABANAS AND TOURING THE SHIP (4/8)

KIDS CLUBS AND CHARACTERS (4/11)

DISNEY DREAM 9516 (4/16)

DREAM TOUR CONT. (4/19)

SAIL AWAY PARTY AND SAILING AWAY!! (4/21)

GOLDEN MICKEYS, SHOPPING SPREE, AND FIRST DINNER (4/24)

DAY THREE (DCL): MARCH 25, 2013


SUNRISE INTO NASSAU! (4/28)

MAKING OUR WAY TO ATLANTIS! (5/1)

ATLANTIS BEACH DAY!!! (5/5)

LEAVING ATLANTIS BUT NOT NASSAU (5/8)

FORMAL NIGHT ON THE DREAM! (5/15)

END OF FORMAL NIGHT (5/20/13)

DAY FOUR (DCL) MARCH 26, 2013

ARRIVING AT CASTAWAY CAY!! (5/22)


****ENGAGEMENT STORY!!!! (6/9/13)****

CASTAWAY CAY!!! (6/12)

CASTAWAY CAY AND PIRATE NIGHT (6/16)

PIRATE NIGHT! (7/13)


DAY 5 AND 6 (DCL AND WDW) MARCH 27-31, 2013

DAY AT SEA AND PALO BRUNCH! (7/25)

LAST NIGHT ON THE DREAM! (7/26)

LEAVING THE DREAM AND HEADING TO WDW! (7/26)

TinkerbellLuvr7 04-03-2013 06:39 PM

paradise and club level!
 
PARADISE AND CLUB LEVEL!!!




Welcome to my trip report!!! Hope you enjoy and if there's any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm so glad I went on my first cruise and so happy that my first cruise is also over..now we know some tips and tricks for the future!!!

But before we get to the ship of dreams lets start at the beginning!

March 22, 2013


Today was Friday and the kids at school had a half day. I stuck around till 2 to finish cleaning and prepping the classroom for the break and busted out of there with a smile on my face!

I went home, cleaned my apt, packed, and got my nails done! DBF landed at 8:15pm and we went to Flippers for a late pizza dinner before crashing at my apt around midnight.

The whole trip seemed to be stages of excitement beyond control! My first stage of excitement was sharing Poly and Poly Club Level with DBF for his first time! I did manage to sleep some but was still excited!

March 23, 2013


I woke up bright and early at 7am to get ready to check into Poly at 7am.

Before I went to bed, I was toying with the idea of taking my macbook to load pics daily (mainly as a camera back-up) and decided against that and found that Target had the adapter to load my camera pics onto my iPad (less weight!)

I got ready and while DBF was getting ready I snapped some pics showing I'm ready to go!


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Yes! A ton of bags but 9 nights and 10 days..I needed stuff. I needed stuff for before the cruise, the cruise and after the cruise!

A shot at my nails!

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I was very glad I got the solar gel put on my fingers bc it makes the polish last so much longer! They still look pretty great nearly 2 weeks later!

By 8:45am were were in the car and headed for the Poly by way of Target first. I got my iPad adapter and we were on our way!

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FINALLY!


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The cars in front of us were also checking in! We pulled up to the front to unload some bags and the CL CM's met us out front. DBF parked the car and of we went to Hawaii!

We checked in with CM Tom and were given a tour of the lounge. We were given a first floor garden room but asked for 3rd floor (which is what I had requested). He made the magic for our one night stay and we got the 3rd floor which was not ready in their sold out building.

We got our keys, my birthday button, and leis and off to CL breakfast we went!

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By the end of breakfast there was hardly anyone there so I snapped some pics

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The water was awesome!


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After breakfast we explored the club a bit more and went through the gift shops before getting on the monorail to Epcot!!!


UP NEXT: WILL DBF GET HIS NEW AP?! WILL WE EVER GET INTO OUR ROOM?!






luvslikepi 04-03-2013 07:08 PM

I'm in for the trip. Can't wait to read more.

MissMaleficent 04-03-2013 07:45 PM

Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

Trentmom 04-03-2013 09:59 PM

YAY, you started :cool1:

Looks like a good breakfast spread at the CL

Glad you were able to get 3rd floor like you wanted

Your nails looked great:)

Can't wait to hear more popcorn::

PrincessJo 04-04-2013 07:19 AM

MMMMM... the cinnamon rolls look SO very yummy :)

jstkpswimming 04-04-2013 03:42 PM

Hi Megan!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventure! I was also a CP, but in the Spring of 2007 (ah, memories!). I miss it so much!

Excited for the next update!

jedijill 04-04-2013 03:48 PM

Yay, sounds like a fun trip! Happy Birthday btw!

Jill in CO

TinkerbellLuvr7 04-04-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvslikepi (Post 47999765)
I'm in for the trip. Can't wait to read more.

:welcome:

Hope you enjoy!


Quote:

Originally Posted by MissMaleficent (Post 48000191)
Can't wait to read more! :thumbsup2

:welcome: Thanks :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trentmom (Post 48001328)
YAY, you started :cool1:

Looks like a good breakfast spread at the CL

Glad you were able to get 3rd floor like you wanted

Your nails looked great:)

Can't wait to hear more popcorn::

Thanks Kelly!! :welcome: The breakfast was a great spread and made for a good meal and they had fruits you could take with you too among other things!

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessJo (Post 48003178)
MMMMM... the cinnamon rolls look SO very yummy :)

:welcome: They were! They were also the same thing on the cruise!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jstkpswimming (Post 48008508)
Hi Megan!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventure! I was also a CP, but in the Spring of 2007 (ah, memories!). I miss it so much!

Excited for the next update!

:welcome: I was spring 2008 CP!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jedijill (Post 48008582)
Yay, sounds like a fun trip! Happy Birthday btw!

Jill in CO

:welcome: Thanks!!

TinkerbellLuvr7 04-04-2013 06:16 PM

Egg Hunt and Pool Time!
 
EGG HUNT AND POOL TIME!!!




MAR 23, 2013


When I left off, we were on the monorail headed to Epcot so DBF could get his new AP with the chip inside of it.

I was a nervous wreck bc when he got the pass in Feb, there was a huge mix-up wit the gift card I tried to purchase towards his pass and long story short, 1.5 hours later he got an AP for only $200 but the CM did an override and made his pass a FL Res. (to save money on his end?) I was a nervous wreck that his pass wouldn't match his TN license!!!

We got to Epcot and went to center by Mexico to get his new pass. We were literally in there less than 5 mins and within a min he had his new pass, tested it at the door, and we were out. I worried for nothing!

Since our room wasn't ready we checked out some flowers.
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A dad at my school helped design this and it turned out great IMO.

I found where the Dole Whip adult dessert was and had to get one. DBF got one too!

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The adult portion was of course at the bottom and not as much as I thought you'd get. Oh well!!

We were looking through the shop next to it and saw the info about the Egg Hunt and decided to do it!

You had to go through the countries and find an egg in each one then put the sticker on the paper. At the end you got two key chains. It was fun!
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While in Germany, I wanted to use a snack for the caramel corn but sadly it ended up going to waste as we didn't think we could take it on the ship and by tthe time we got back it was yucky! What a waste lol.

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By the time we were done with the egg hunt, we were tired and it was getting hot. We agreed on Capt Cooks for lunch and hitched a ride back on our monorail!

I got the turkey club with cupcake and water. DBF got the chicken (or maybe burger?) mickey bar and powerade

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After lunch we were pretty much praying the room would be ready as it was pushing 2pm and we didn't get a text. We stopped at the lobby and they were able to see the room was ready and we headed off to Hawaii!

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Our garden view..they weren't kidding!
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Overall, we thought the new room colors were great. The bathroom reminds me of the CR with a Poly flare. The couch was awful and your legs stuck to it when wearing shorts! I enjoyed the older one better. The bed was great and most are changing over to those new down comforters with the white cover. I believe WL now has them same as CR and CSR. The random towel holder was odd too haha.

After semi unpacking, we decided to hit the pool as it was still warm out and I wanted to get more sun before the cruise! It was busy but we found chairs on the sand. They were not wristbanding the guests which caught me by surprise since they do it in the summer and it was busy spring break.
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It was nice to be able to bring drinks from the lounge to the pool!! It was spitting rain off and on but I still got some sun!

When we got back to the room there was a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


UP NEXT: A ROOM SURPRISE AND KONA DINNER!




luvslikepi 04-04-2013 07:13 PM

Now....now I have to stay at Poly CL....never have but those rooms are lovely...I miss WDW. If you get a chance when you get to the cruise section there are a ton of us that would like to see your Navigators...ok not a ton but at least 20 of us getting ready to head out on the Dream in 10 days.

I've heard that some DISers take their own mini-bottle of something or other to make those adult Dole Whips a little more adulty.

Trentmom 04-04-2013 08:01 PM

The Easter Egg hunt looks like a lot of fun:goodvibes

That is cool you got keychains at the end.

Your room looked very nice :goodvibes

Cheryl726 04-04-2013 08:56 PM

Great start to your TR! Looking forward to the cruise portion!

MDennis28 04-05-2013 05:19 AM

Please hurry up and post more of your trip report! I need to know what the surprise is!!


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