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Old 01-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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My DREAM Cruise With My Dream Come True! (March 2013: UPD 3/18/13)

HI DIS FRIENDS OLD AND NEW!!!

Guess What!!!??

I'm going on my *First Disney Cruise!!!*

You can follow us on our journey as we prepare for the Disney Dream in 75 days!! Hope you enjoy



CHAPTERS:


CRUISE UPDATES!!!

EXPLANATION OF THE TITLE (1/8/13)

TRIP DETAILS (1/8/13)

DREAM DETAILS (1/8/13)

CRUISE PLANS: DAY ONE-ROUGH DRAFT (1/13/13)

CRUISE BUYS!!!!! (2/22/13)

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO PRACTICE PACK!! (3/4/13)

CRUISE DAY-BY-DAY PLANS WITH PRE AND POST CRUISE TOO! (3/18/13)

TRIP REPORTS BEFORE THE CRUISE!

MINI 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TRIP DETAILS (1/10/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY PLANS (1/16/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TR PART I (1/24/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TR PART II (1/27/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TR PART III (1/29/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TR PART IV (1/30/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TRIP..final (2/4/13)

VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND TR (2/22/13)

VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND TR II (2/23/13)

VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND TR III (2/23/13)

VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND TR IV (2/28/13)
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Explanation of the title (1/8/13)

EXPLANATION OF THE TITLE...

Thanks again for joining us!!

I guess you're wondering who "us" is!

Well for those who don't know me, I'm Megan (27..will be 28 on cruise). I'm a teacher in the Celebration, FL area, Alumni of the WDW College Program, WDW Professional Internship, and currently a WDW Seasonal CM. I love going to Disney, staying at Disney, collecting Disney Precious Moments, and can't wait to take my first ever cruise which of course has to be Disney!!

Also joining me will be DBF Jerry (32) who surprised me with this cruise!! He lives in TN, works at a college, loves Nascar, loves Disney, loves me, and did not enjoy his first cruise on Carnival this past summer but will hopefully love Disney! He may be chiming in from time to time on here because...

WE MET ON DISBOARDS!!!!!!

Here's a recent pic of us from Christmas!!




OUR LOVE STORY!

Long story short, when I moved back to the Orlando area summer 2011, I decided to see if there were people to meet and hang out with from Disboards and ended up talking to DBF a few times. We ended up meeting Feb 2012 thanks to rain delays at his Nascar race in Daytona. We met at a restaurant outside DTD, went to Raglan Road for drinks, and left with a feeling that if he lived in Orlando we'd be married by now haha.

By April/May I couldn't get him off my mind and was still single so we began talking more which led to him planning a pre-cruise trip to WDW before he cruised with friends out of Ft. Lauderdale. He came July 13th, we had our first date at Cali Grill (yes setting high standards!), a second date for lunch at Le Cellier ( yes high standards), and he left for the cruise after an amazing weekend with tears in my eyes!

While on the cruise he paid for internet and we communicated with private messages on FB and emails. I was falling for this guy for sure and knew I would do anything to see him for one more day. He thought the same thing so while on the cruise, switched his flight, I drove to FT. Laud to pick him up and we shared one more night together at POFQ with our first dinner date together as a couple at Paradiso at DTD. After our 24 hours together, I drove him to Jacksonville and he flew home..





Since July 21st, we have shared many happy memories already:
-Visiting TN, going to WDW, staying at various WDW resorts, introducing him to Pittsburgh (my hometown), and Cincinnati (where my parents currently live).

We are thrilled to be going our first real "trip" together and can't wait for this journey!!!!!
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Details of the Trip (1/8/13)

DETAILS OF THE TRIP...



Here are the details of the trip!!!

WHO: DBF and I

WHAT: DISNEY DREAM!!! We will also be doing a post cruise trip at WDW and one night pre cruise at WDW

WHERE: DISNEY DREAM: Nassau, Castaway Cay, and a day at sea + WDW before and afterwards!

WHEN: Pre Cruise: March 23-24, 2013 Cruise: March 24-28, 2013 and Post Cruise: March 28-March 31, 2013

WHY: It was a surprise trip for Christmas and my 28th birthday thanks to DBF.

More Details....


At this time we don't have a resort picked for the pre and post stays. For Pre-Cruise we have discussed everything from GF to POP to staying at my apt for the night and for Post Cruise we have discussed everything from GF to a moderate. We shall see as it gets closer!!!

For the Cruise we are booked in category 6A which is a stateroom with balcony! I'm scared of the balcony but DBF says it's a must..hm..

For Christmas, I got a ton of pre-cruise goodies from DBF as well as a passport!! Needless to say I'm psyched!!








UP NEXT: 75 DAYS TILL THE TRIP, DID WE GET WHAT WE WANTED??



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Thanks for the heads up Megan

I am going go read the details now
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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What a great DBF you have. I see all the disney mini trips and trips home and to his home and am so very happy for you both.

What an awesome gift!!!!!

he is definitely a keeper

Can't wait to follow along before and after

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I am here!! So happy for you two! I met DH online and we have been married for over 6 years so I am a big supporter

You'll have to let me know what your DBF didn't like about the Carnival cruise as I am going on one soon!

Have you guys thought about staying at AoA for your pre or post night?
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Hi Megan, thanks for the facebook message about your new PTR. Glad you're back on the DIS. How exciting for the two of you to be going on a cruise! Can't wait to hear all about the planning/trip because I'm dying to go on a Disney cruise some day!
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DREAM Details (1/8/13)

DREAM DETAILS...



Today is 75 days till we cruise = CHECK-IN DAY FOR US!!!!

Our hopeful wishes (since we aren't apart of Castaway Club yet) were:

~11am Port Arrival Time
~Early time for our excursion at Nassau: Beach Day at Atlantis
~Room Assignment

At 11pm last night (central time for DBF) he got on and was able to book the extras but the site crashed on him during the check-in process. By 1:15am (central time) he was able to get back on and register so what did we end up with....

~11:00-11:30am PAT
~10:15 for Beach Day at Atlantis (ship docks at 9:30am)
~11:30 breakfast at Palo on our sea day...surprise for me!!!
~ No room assignment yet but we are guaranteed 6A category or higher which is good!!

...and other surprises that DBF might have booked or added??!!


I am looking forward to seeing our tiny stateroom, riding the Aqua Duck, eating at all 3 restaurants, seeing fireworks, and setting foot on Castaway Cay...among other things!!!


IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE OR HELP TO ADD.. LET ME KNOW!!!!

UP NEXT: Day to Day Schedule of Sorts...I LOVE SCHEDULES!!!




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Sound like DBF did great

That aqua duck looks so fun
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Somehow I missed this PTR til just now! I just noticed it in your siggie from my PTR!!

Ok, first let me say that y'all are two of the most adorable people I've ever seen! I love how happy you look in your pics!!

I only got to read the first update, but I will be back to read more a little later! Can't wait to read all of your plans (I am a schedule person too!)! We will definitely have to look for each other on the Dream!!
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Hi, really looking forward to hearing about your trip. I am a teacher from England who is cruising for the first time on the Dream in August!

Have a great Sunday!

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I am not too thrilled with magic band. Maybe after they work out kinks and get it working correctly, I will change my mind. I think it is crazy only way to fix it is to go back to your resort

That is a great discount you get on hotels

Never been on a cruise, so not sure on your question. Will be curious to hear the answer
I'm not thrilled about them either! I thought they would be like the ones at Great Wolf Lodge (much like the WDW party bracelets) but they seem really big and bulky but I guess you can take them off at night unlike the other ones? I think they have a lot of issues to work out!

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Somehow I missed this PTR til just now! I just noticed it in your siggie from my PTR!!

Ok, first let me say that y'all are two of the most adorable people I've ever seen! I love how happy you look in your pics!!

I only got to read the first update, but I will be back to read more a little later! Can't wait to read all of your plans (I am a schedule person too!)! We will definitely have to look for each other on the Dream!!
You inspired me to start a PTR as well. I used to do PTR/TR all the time before I moved back down and have fallen behind with a yearly report of sorts but I'm glad to be reporting on the cruise!!!

Thank you so much for the kind comments

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Hi, really looking forward to hearing about your trip. I am a teacher from England who is cruising for the first time on the Dream in August!

Have a great Sunday!

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I can't wait till March, I can't imagine August!!!!
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HI DIS FRIENDS OLD AND NEW!!!

Guess What!!!??

I'm going on my *First Disney Cruise!!!*

You can follow us on our journey as we prepare for the Disney Dream in 75 days!! Hope you enjoy



CHAPTERS:

EXPLANATION OF THE TITLE (1/8/13)

TRIP DETAILS (1/8/13)

DREAM DETAILS (1/8/13)

MINI 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY TRIP DETAILS (1/10/13)

CRUISE PLANS: DAY ONE-ROUGH DRAFT (1/13/13)

hehehehe does your bff know everything and even more about recent trips, future trips, the future...JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING... Love you!!!
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6 month anniversary plans (1/16/13)

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY PLANS!


HAPPY THURSDAY DIS FRIENDS!!!

I figured I would update one last time before I head out for the weekend

The other day, I woke up and thought, maybe we should add Friday night to POFQ but as I was thinking that, DBF had other plans...


While texting on my lunch, he was thinking the same thing..except he was thinking about things on a much more GRAND scale! He decided between: AOA, SSR, CR (Theme Pk View), Poly Standard, and GF Garden..what did he pick!???....


THE GRAND FLORIDIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GF and AOA are the only two resorts I've never stayed at so I get to check another off my list At 60% off CM Rate it was $250 (no DDP). We also switched Narcoossee to Friday night too

Here is the current schedule:

FRIDAY JAN 18: DBF will drop me off at work and will pick me back up at 4. We will head to GF and check in with Valet parking! You have to do Valet parking with one night at GF! We will get our room and get ready for dinner at Narcoossee at 6:15pm. After dinner Dis friend Erin will come by with her DBF, his DD, and her DD so I can do princess hair! We will watch Wishes at 8pm and hopefully try out the pool area and explore the resort and maybe possibly walk over to Poly.

SATURDAY JAN 19: DBF and I will leave GF mid day, depending on if we can get late check-out at GF or not. We will head over to POFQ to check in and have lunch! We talked about going to Cirque but it's dark this week. We talked about a movie but there's nothing good playing for Fork and Screen. We talked about going to Splitsville but it's kinda pricey after 5pm. I have free passes for Mini Golf and Disney Quest so that might be an option. I have free passes for a water park but it's supposed to turn cold...BASICALLY Saturday is up in the air...

SUNDAY JAN 20: My Aunt and Uncle will be coming up from South Tampa for the day and we will be heading to DHS and Epcot! I'm excited to share the parks with them and they are thankful for the free day ticket! No clue where we will eat and when!

MONDAY JAN 21: We will hope for late check-out and hang around the resort plus sleep in! We will head for the airport at 5pm and the vacation will be over!

I'm counting down the hours and look forward to seeing how the weekend goes and what we end up doing! The temps will be in the low 70s so I'm struggling with how and what to pack (as if I live far away).

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

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