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Old 04-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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The McSparklesons Sail the Magic... AGAIN! $500 Potato Chips! 3/13

As sad as I am to write this trip report, because the cruise is over, I'm thrilled to relive it with y'all!

I have so many titles in my head but decided to stick with something McSparkly.....

What would you have said to "The Spanx They Are a Screamin?" Cause believe me, after gaining 6 lbs on this cruise, they tried to hid in the back of the drawer. Just too much pressure for those guys this trip......

Or how about trying to keep up with nenner1 and anewmac and make comparisons between cruises? Something like "Disney Magic vs Disney Magic?" Catchy huh? Well, since I've only ever been on.... wait for it.... Disney Magic, I guess it wouldn't have been much of a comparison.....

Or would it?

There was actually a HUGE difference between the two cruises, so maybe I WILL compare the two for you, just so you can see that no two cruises are the same!

And I will definitely include lots of food porn so you can see how the poor Spanx were hurtin.

But first, ever think you look like this when you get on the ship?



Only to realize when you got off a week later, that you really looked like this?



Again, it's a Spanx issue......

But more on that later.

First, let's get this party started!!!!!!!

I like comparing pics so here is a pic of the McSparklesons on formal night last year....



And here we are this year, much wiser (and in Ally's case TALLER!), cause we never get older!!!!



This cruise was 11 months of waiting, as I booked it in early May of last year. I actually booked a cruise onboard for the DISmoms (that we will be taking in less than a month! ) and Ellen (podsnel) had booked a dummy cruise for her family while on her last cruise, but she would not be needing her, so she transferred hers to the DISmoms cruise and I transferred the DISmoms cruise to my family cruise.

Clear as mud?

Now all we had to do was wait.

11 months.

It was a very long wait.... but it was SOOOOOO worth it!

There were parts of this cruise that were better than the first, and parts that fell a little shy.

Stay tuned for TONS of pics, food porn, reviews, and lots of port adventures!!!


Chapter 1: The Crumb Squiggle Check in Line
Chapter 2: McSparklesons in DA HOUSE!
Chapter 3: Ready...set...GO! Rooms are Ready!
Chapter 4: Making History!
Chapter 5: Step off Mickey's Robe or I'll Take You Out!
Chapter 6: Mickey's Island Jam....Minus the Squirrels
Chapter 7: Continuation of Chapter 6 and Palo
Chapter 8: More Palo!
Chapter 9: Welcome to Freakville, USA
Chapter 10: Nirvana in a Plastic Triangle
Chapter 11: Don't Miss the Boat!
Chapter 12: Do Nothing Day
Chapter 13: The Art of Drawing Steerage Rats
Chapter 14: The Spanx Start Screaming and The Spanx Start Screaming - Part 2
Chapter 15: Elvis sings, "Love that TENDER"
Chapter 16: Helloooooooo Captain!
Chapter 17: Mud Sliding at Rum Point
Chapter 18: Starfish Beach and Goodbye Jordan
Chapter 19: No Child of Mine!
Chapter 20: I lost the Wave Phone!
Chapter 21: Mexico!
Chapter 22: Luis, Julio, and What'shisname
Chapter 23: Keep the Plow in the Ground
Chapter 24: Plowing through Pirate Party
Chapter 25: The 8th Dwarf...Hungover
Chapter 26: Packing on the Palo Pounds
Chapter 27: $500 Potato Chips


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Read along with my most recent TRs...The McSparklesons Sail the Magic.... Again!, April, 2012
Magic, Memories and.... MCSPARKLESONS! A Christmas Grand Gathering
December, 2011



Check out my TRs: DISmoms 3! If the Tiara Fits..... May, 2011
The McSparklesons are BACK! And they are CRUISIN! March, 2011
DISmoms Round Two: Don't Axe, Don't Tell May 2010 - A joint TR with my fellow DISmoms!
On the 1st Day of Christmas, Walt Disney Gave to Me...... December 2009; Belly Up at the Dolphin September, 2009 ,
Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen May, 2009, DISmoms Gone WILD!!!! , May, 2009
A Joint TR with "podsnel" and "Camster0307"

Upgrades, Underwear, and Upside Down Fun - a TR full of "new" adventures! , March, 2009
5/2012 DCL Dream (DISmoms 4) 3/2012 DCL Magic Western Caribbean 12/2011 BWV (Mom/Dad's 50th Anniversary) 5/2011 BWV (DISmoms Gone Wild III) DCL Magic Eastern Caribbean (First family cruise!) 5/2010 BCV (DISmoms Gone Wild Part II) 4/2010 CSR (Mother/Daughter Trip12/2009 VWL (Family Christmas Trip) 9/2009 Dolphin (Mother/Daughter Trip) 8/2009 ASSP (Mothers/Daughters Trip with Neighbors) 5/2009 AKL (DISmoms Gone Wild Trip), 5/2009 AKL (Family Trip), 3/2009 CSR (Mother/Daughter Weekend), 11/2008 CSR (Mother/Daugter Trip), 9/2008 Yacht Club (Anniversary Trip), 5/2008 POP (Grand Gathering),3/2008 POR (P&PP), 5/2006 POP (Family Trip), 5/2000 CSR (Business), 5/1998 BWI (Honeymoon), Multiple offsite adventures!

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Yay! Can't wait to read about your trip and see you in 25 DAYS!!!!!!!! You vacationing fool!!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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Well, seems I'm having a terrible reaction to poison ivy..... Just when I think it's getting better, I break out even more. So between the prescription, plus the added Benadryl, I'm sleeping a lot, and when I'm awake, I'm scratching! So that's why I haven't posted..... I'm just a mess right now. Hope to get something done soon!!!
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Magic, Memories and.... MCSPARKLESONS! A Christmas Grand Gathering
December, 2011



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The McSparklesons are BACK! And they are CRUISIN! March, 2011
DISmoms Round Two: Don't Axe, Don't Tell May 2010 - A joint TR with my fellow DISmoms!
On the 1st Day of Christmas, Walt Disney Gave to Me...... December 2009; Belly Up at the Dolphin September, 2009 ,
Yes, I AM the Upgrade Queen May, 2009, DISmoms Gone WILD!!!! , May, 2009
A Joint TR with "podsnel" and "Camster0307"

Upgrades, Underwear, and Upside Down Fun - a TR full of "new" adventures! , March, 2009
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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Hope you start feeling better. I had poison ivy this summer on my arm and it drove me crazy.
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Yikes! Hope you feel better soon!!
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Well, seems I'm having a terrible reaction to poison ivy..... Just when I think it's getting better, I break out even more. So between the prescription, plus the added Benadryl, I'm sleeping a lot, and when I'm awake, I'm scratching! So that's why I haven't posted..... I'm just a mess right now. Hope to get something done soon!!!
Oh so sorry to hear about the poison ivy. Hope you are 100% real soon. Good luck with the no scratching.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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Well, seems I'm having a terrible reaction to poison ivy..... Just when I think it's getting better, I break out even more. So between the prescription, plus the added Benadryl, I'm sleeping a lot, and when I'm awake, I'm scratching! So that's why I haven't posted..... I'm just a mess right now. Hope to get something done soon!!!
I had it last summer and it would NOT go away...this is what my BIL told me to do. It will sound crazy...and it is. Scratch the heck out of it...get open skin from scratching...and apply bleach. It will BURN baby...but it will take the itch away and KILL it...it worked for me...and I was shocked, but I was at the point that I was about ready to cut my arm off from the itchiness.
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Well, seems I'm having a terrible reaction to poison ivy..... Just when I think it's getting better, I break out even more. So between the prescription, plus the added Benadryl, I'm sleeping a lot, and when I'm awake, I'm scratching! So that's why I haven't posted..... I'm just a mess right now. Hope to get something done soon!!!
Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Well, seems I'm having a terrible reaction to poison ivy..... Just when I think it's getting better, I break out even more. So between the prescription, plus the added Benadryl, I'm sleeping a lot, and when I'm awake, I'm scratching! So that's why I haven't posted..... I'm just a mess right now. Hope to get something done soon!!!
Ugh...I have been there. Put bleach on cotton balls and apply directly to the poison ivy. It iwll dry it out. But be careful not to spill or touch anything...DH ruined our carpet this way! Or go swiming in a pool, the chlorine dries it out as well.
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Ugh...I have been there. Put bleach on cotton balls and apply directly to the poison ivy. It iwll dry it out. But be careful not to spill or touch anything...DH ruined our carpet this way! Or go swiming in a pool, the chlorine dries it out as well.
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I'm in! Can you tell that we are home all week for spring break and it snowed last night and it super cold out?? I have been on the DIS and Facebook all day. I need to get some work done - but I would much rather read your trip report.
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I'm here!!!

And I just found last year's cruise TR and read the whole thing in 2 days... Amazing!!! Love it!!! Love your writing style!!! And I can't wait to read all about this cruise!!! Oh, and thanks for sharing it with us!!!
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I'm joining in, I did stalk your last TR. So maybe this time I will chime in from time to time. Look forward to reading about it!
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