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Old 12-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Yo HO HO HO a Wonder We Will Go! Finally a TRIP REPORT! Dec 5-9th, 2010

I promise next trip report I will come up with a better title..but I went with Yo Ho Ho Ho (combo of Pirates/Santa Claus) for my pre trip report…so unfortunately I cannot come up with something more creative for the TR.

I am doing the TR on its own thread just because I don’t know how to change the title of my Pre-Trip. But if you get a chance read through the Pre-Trip…I did a lot of planning!!! It was a lot of fun and made my cruise even more special..

Here’s the link for my PTR.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2508213

So quickly here’s the crew:

Me (this was the 12/4 before heading to Downtown Disney.)


Miguelito (DS2) and Manuelito (DS8months)


Chloe (stepsister 14 going on 15 in couple days!)


Day 1 Will we make it?

I couldn't sleep Friday night. I had taken the day off to pack and I needed every minute of it..on top of packing I was cleaning the house so my day went by fast. I woke up early saturday morning to pack my car...we were so packed in there it was crazy...


and that's because we didn't have Chloe's bags yet!!

My plan was to leave at 11 and we had to wait for Chloes dad to get home from work so we hung out at their house until he did...as soon as he walked in, we walked out and headed to Orlando!

We left Tampa around Noon and made it to DTD around 2pm and we immediately went to the shops. I bought my mickey head bracelet (FINALLY)…I always wanted one. And my son’s wanted cooking spoons..yes you’ll probably see them in some of my pictures. I also bough my snowman Mickey antenna topper since my Santa Mickey was dirty and pink.

We took some pictures of course:





We went on the rides and waited till my mom and her husband (Chloe’s dad) arrived.

Surprisingly there wasn’t a long wait. Once again we sat in the Meteor Room. One of these days we will get to sit in the Ice Age room!!

Manuelito with the infamous mickey spoons.



Dinner was delish as always..I had the guacamole burger and Miguel had the shrimp dinner.


Chloe had the same burger I had.


We hung out a bit and went to the shops again, My mother bought Miguel the Lion King toy set and we lost Pumba within 10seconds of opening the box. So luckily one of the CM’s went and got us another one.

here's chloe doing the must do pic with captain jack sparrows hat:


We said our goodbyes and jumped on the road towards Cocoa Beach.

Now, this is probably the most stressful drive I’ve ever driven…I jumped on the 528 I believe, and I was needing gas, and I said well the first gas station I see I’ll pull off to fill up. So as I’m saying that I miss the gas station and thought no biggie, I’ll fill up at the next one…well, wow, the next stop was like 40minutes away. I started panicking. Not only was I on E, but my baby was crying and I was not going to pull over in some exit that was pitch black…I tried calling the FL Hwy Patrol..yes I did..no answer…when finally we saw some lights and got off, there was a gas station and publix! I was finally able to breath and laugh…I was really thinking we were going to be stuck out there by ourselves in the middle of nowhere!

We bought some food at publix for the night and jumped back on the road to head to Wakulla Suites.

When we were finally in Port Canaveral it was surreal!

Here’s a note: Stay at Country Inn & Suites, its right next to the port. Wakulla was a little far. But it was a nice stay if you have a big family.

Here's some pics:




It was a good stay..I didn't like the master bedroom..it felt spooky so we all stayed in the room with the two beds lol. Again...it was a good stay but it was too much room for just us..

We watched some movies and I think went to bed around 1am. Again, too many thoughts circling my head and it took me forever to fall asleep..I think I woke up on the hour and finally stayed up at 6am.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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Day 2 woooowwwwwww

I was the first one up of course and started to prepare for the day. I slowly started getting the kids up and I think we got out of there around 10.

Manuelio ready to go:


I had to stop at Walgreens to buy deodarant because I couldn't find the one I packed. and I had to stop myself from looking because they had a lot of disney stuff..I bought some christmas cups and then checked out.

We got to the parking lot around 10:15 and we couldn't stop saying WOW look at the ship...wow look at that..wow wow wow.


Some construction going on so the outside of the terminal wasn't looking good


Going through security wasn't that bad..the issue is we had a lo of stuff...and of course the double stroller (the side by side Jeep stroller)...and plus I put on all my holiday jewelry and I wore a hat and I had to take all that off...but whatever we got through it and made our way up the elevator to the terminal!

Check in was a breeze!! The baby had started to cry at that time, so his KTTW card picture is of him screaming..I wish I could've gotten a copy of that!!


I went to feed the baby and then we got in line to see Mickey..but by the time we got up there, Pluto was up...



We also bumped into shadowryter and cherylsue (from Disboards)...I wasn't able to mingle much because Miguel was just out of control. He thinks he can do his own thing...but MIckey had came back and we got some pics with him too!!



Here's some holiday decorations:



Of course we had to take pictures of the ship model:

Our number was 8...so we had to wait a few but the wait wasn't bad at all. When they finally called our number we jumped in line to board!



We skipped the Welcome Aboard picture and boarded the ship…the CM introduced my family and we were just blown away by the beauty of just the Atrium..If I knew how to upload my video to my laptop, you would be able to hear us say WOOWWWW WOOOWWWWWWWW…its funny..

We went to Guest Services and put cash on our account…I had some shipboard credit and it wasn’t on the account yet. But we got it later in the night.

Miguel looking out the window while we wait at Guest Services

We followed the crowd to Parrot Cay and I saw the narrow space they gave us to walk through the Promenade Lounge and I was like CURSES!!! Then I was frustrated even more when I saw the ELEVATORS!!! They were so small!! We had to wait for like 5 elevators before there was an empty one for us to go to Deck 9!!!

Here's the gingerbread house at Promenade Lounge:


Well we made up to Deck 9 and I sent Chloe to Beach Blanket Buffet and I went to find a table next to the Mickey Splashpad. I noticed Plutos Doghouse was opened so I went and got a burger and some chicken strips for Miguel and I because Chloe was taking forever. She was not happy when she came back and we were almost done eating!!



Manuelito chillin on deck 9

Miguel wanted to go in splash pad and was saying please mommy...and I was like you crazy is coooooolldddd.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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Day 2 continue'd

Our rooms were finally ready so we rushed to the Midship and went up the elevators from there..not as small as the aft elevators…then I saw the hallway and was like great…I can see me and this stroller will be fighting most of the trip…


The room was awesome…







Some of our luggage got there while we were taking pictures...so I grabbed the FE and Magnets and started putting them up




Miguel and Manuel started to get cranky...and we were suppose to be at the Promenade Lounge at 3pm...We got to the meetup at 3:15 and Miguel was being out of control. He kept trying to run to Parrot Cay...So we were able to make our introductions and took a picture but we left a little early so I can feed the baby again.

We got all our luggage before the muster drill!!and we made our way to Deck 4 I believe..



The good thing we had our stroller so they put us right next to the exit. And they also let me leave during the drill..So I was able to send Chloe to the room to put the lifevests away and I went to Deck 9 to the goofy pool to wait for the show.

Miguel was dancing away before the show started...I got that on video...and when it was time for the show, the CMs did their thing and then the real show started!!



After the show we had to rush to the room to get dressed for the 5:45 seating.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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Day 2 continue'd

Our first restaurant was Animators Palate..

of course we got there at 6p. and they switched our tables so we can be by ourselves! Our wait staff was Wayan and GiGi...Wayan by the way was awesome!!! He came and brought out fruit right away for Miguelto keep him occupied. the baby was asleep for most of the dinner. Dinner was awesome...We didn't stay till the room turned all colors because the baby had woken up and was starving.


Shrimp cheesecake (was surpisingly good, couldn't eat it all, too rich)


Mushroom Ricotta (soooooo gooood)


Salad and beef (it was good)


I had another beef dish, I tink beef medallions that was really good. I forgot to take a picture of it...

MIguel eating his burger


Fudge cake it was good but I had something else here and forgot to take a picture. I think it was apple crumb cake with homeade ice cream



We got back to the room to see this
and I gave the letter to Chloe to read to miguel that Shadowryter had made for us (chloe now has it in her room in a frame)..




I'll be back to finish this report...
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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Yeah!!!! Finally! Your trip report! I can't wait to see how your experience compared to ours!

I agree...the elevators are REALLY small!!! We didn't have a stroller but still.....we got to "really" know our elevator mates
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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Hi there...wow....trip report already.I haven't even thought of it yet. I have to get back to my designs and have to upload over 1900 pic's. And they are all different.We went to Disney and Universal for 7 days after the cruise and we did a Photoshoot at the GF. They all add up. Looking forward to reading more.
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