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Old 12-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Please let me take a nap..UPD 10/13/13- TR w/DH(folded in)

Folded in TR with DH starts on page 3.

Hello everyone! I am back with a brand new spanking TR. Here is a link from my first TR http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2741959

I am Toria this was my 3rd cruise with disney and the 2nd one for DS(12) and DD (8). In July DH and I took one without the kids. I did not do a TR on that one, however I wanted to share the experience that I had with the kids on this trip. DH did not come with us because he said he needed a break from Disney

The title of this TR will be explained later in the TR. I am at work starting this so there are no pics at the moment.

This trip came about because I put a deposit on a dummy date back in July while on the ship. I received a message from DCL on Facebook about the Florida resident deal. I went online and priced out a couple of dates and found a really amazing deal that COULD NOT BE BEAT! I called DH to see if he wanted to come he said no(alrighty then BYE, me and the kids are outta here), then I called work and was cleared to take those days. I happily called and changed my sail date to 13 Dec 2012. I had plenty of time to plan and prepare for this trip. Well that is what I thought anyway. It turns out that I spent the next couple of months stressing over the Thanksgiving holiday. I had 30 family members coming in for 5 days that I had to play host to at a beach house. If there was a reality show about family vacations we would have had stellar ratings I promise. Thanksgiving passed, then I had to prepare for 3 Christmas parties in the same weeekend. No rest for the weary! After the last party on that Sunday, I had 2 days to get ready for this cruise. I tried to leave work at a decent time, but the Emergency Room was quite busy this night. I ended up getting home at midnight still having to pack a few things and loading the car. I fell asleep around 1am and I planned to be up at 5am
Did I make it? To be cont'd with pics...
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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whooo hooooo Im on board lets go!!!! Cant wait to read this TR, the last one was great!!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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whooo hooooo Im on board lets go!!!! Cant wait to read this TR, the last one was great!!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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Yaaaay!! I loved your last TR! Looking forward to reading this! Did you sail on the Dream again?? It's so funny, DH and I took our first cruise ever on the Dream in May....we were hooked! We sailed the Dream again in Sept, now we are booked on the 5 night Wonder out of Miami in Jan. 3 Cruises in less than a year and I am already looking at another one lol!!! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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Yaaaay!! I loved your last TR! Looking forward to reading this! Did you sail on the Dream again?? It's so funny, DH and I took our first cruise ever on the Dream in May....we were hooked! We sailed the Dream again in Sept, now we are booked on the 5 night Wonder out of Miami in Jan. 3 Cruises in less than a year and I am already looking at another one lol!!! Can't wait to read more!
Yes we have done all 3 cruises on the Dream. I am looking to do the next one on the Fantasy. I think one cruise a year is in our future(little does my DH knows, lol). We enjoyed sailing without the lil ones. Gotta have that alone time to reconnect.
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It would have been nice to sleep to 5am, but my body decided to wake up at 3:12 am( what in the H*&@). I laid there and tried to fall back to sleep for an hour which did not work. I dragged myself out of bed at 4:00 am and started to get ready for my long day ahead. I packed last minute items, got dressed and had some breakfast in peace before I woke the kids. Speaking of the kids they thought it was going to be a regular school day. The day before I went to the Disney outlet and brought them a Disney shirt. When my daughter awoke and noticed the shirt she was extremely happy to get out of bed at 5am. My son on the other hand did not even bother to look at the shirt, so he went about dragging his hind parts around the house. DD had to break to the news that they were headed to Disney and not to school. That made him perk up just a little(ungrateful lil fellow). DH was now dragging out of bed because he was taking a trip to Virginia to see his family. Around this time he stated that he should have been going with us( Naw too much Disney remember. You just go ahead and make that 12 hour drive). I laughed loudly on the inside of course. DH was off the previous day, but he chose this morning that he needed to drive to base to fill up his truck with gas and stop by Wal-mart to pick up some wiper blades for his truck. This Wal-mart stop has been an issue with every trip that we take. I was boiling on the inside, but I stayed in my happy place as to not cause am argument before we left. I wanted to be on I-10 at 5:30, but instead I ended up leaving an hour later than I wanted. We said our goodbyes and the kids and I took off


Our drive was uneventful and we only made 1 stop in 6 hours of driving. We made it to Art of Animation around 1:30pm.



I was third in line and it only took 5 minutes to get checked in. Our room was ready so we hiked over to the Little Mermaid buildings. We were in building number 7 which was Ursula.








We checked out the room a little longer, then my lil birdies started chirping for food. Of course they wanted to eat at the onsite restaurant, so that was our next stop. DS ordered a bacon cheeseburger while DD just had a side of fries. I chose to have a pulled pork sandwhich that was just yummy. We sat and ate for about 20 minutes, then the next stop was the gift shop and arcade. I really wanted to take a nap, but my lil people was not having it at that time. After we visited those 2 places the next order of funness(not a real word I know) was the huge pool. It was overcast and it would drizzle every now and then. That did not stop my 2 from wanting to get in the pool. So swim clothes on we headed to the pool for awhile. The pool was rather warm so that made me feel good that no one would develop a ruuny nose, cough or fever before the cruise. On that note my sinuses started draining and I lost most of my voice before the cruise. It made trying to talk to the CM's rather funny and a challenge. My kids were probably happy because I could not yell at them as much, LOL!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #7
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Lurked through your first report and am happy to join in for this one!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Lurked through your first report and am happy to join in for this one!
Thanks for joining in! I see from your ticker that this will be your first cruise. You are going to love it. I am now hooked on cruising, LOL.
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I would have died when that question came out. LoL
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