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Old 04-11-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
Fastpaks
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Thin line tween Love and Hate WDW/Halloween TR Western Oct 24-Nov 6 updated 9/27

Point of View:
When I read the different reports I think about how in the world can I differentiate the story. The one thing that I may be able to offer is... my wife (now she is not sure) and I are not huge fans of Disney. I have my reasons which I' ll get into later. My wife has, IMO, just not had the time to make a judgement call one way or the other. My son is a kid. Put a cartoon in front of him, and it doesn't matter. So let's introduce the cast:

Me- My name is Jonathan. I work as a delivery driver for a fast shipping company and a plan-a-holic.

The DW- She is an awesome women that I talked into giving up her favorite holiday to go on a cruise. Halloween. Oh yeah, she can't swim.

DS- He will be traveling at the mature age of 7. To give you a glimpse into his personality, today we were watching some people body build. They flexed their biceps, and he exclaimed, "HOW THEY DO THAT!?" Next thing I hear, 1,2,3,4 (push-ups).... I asked him what was he doing? he simply replied, "Working on my four pack!"

The Background:

So I told you, I'm not a big fan of Disney. Why? Simple.. .bad experience. I grew up in FL. Not long after we moved to Florida, I was 8, we went to WDW. We all couldn't wait. I watched the New Disney Channel that just came on cable almost religiously. I laughed at all the cartoons that I could find on Goofy and Donald. Even some of the other films, like Davy Crockett and Swiss Family Robinson, we real treats in my household. So the basics were there to enjoy the holy city of cartoons and fun.

I can still remember the heat of the FL sun. What killed it for us was looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ng lines. I am sure I am not the only ones that remember long lines and crowds, before there was ever a thought of fast passing. Then when we got on the rides, I was not exactly thrilled. I guess at the time my expectation were too high and there really wasn't nothing magical about it. I remember my parents getting frustrated at the 1 hour plus waits on all the rides. Anyways, I know this is a pro-Disney board so I won't go further bashing the place. Besides, you get the idea. I did start to change my mind about WDW a couple years ago when I visited again, but I am getting ahead of my story.

I guess you are wondering Halloween Hating? Again, a simple thing, parents didn't let me celebrate it.

So why a Disney Cruise and why Halloween?

Cause oddly enough, Disney's theme of celebration is one that may end up saving my life. So join me in finding out if a 33 old man, can find the fun of Disney on a Halloween cruise with his family.


Pre-trip:
1. 6 Months Ago
2. Its November now..I think we could?!
3. A Past, A Promise, A Purpose, A Plan
4. The $15 Christmas
Tangent Passing the time with 10 months?!
5. The Disney Curve and Monster under my House
6. The Last Email
7. Charity and the Monster Lives
8. MnSsHp, Leftovers, Tacos
9. Budget Wars: The Phantom Overtime
10.Moving to the Country
11.In one brief moment... something bad.. then Magic
12.SO confused?
13.Invitations and Sometimes I'll take the screams!
14.The Calendar
Finished

Intro sorta:
We are back! Quick thoughts

WDW

When Hate and Love Collide<-- the begining

The Trip Down and Day 1 :Sea World
1. The Alarm and the Cast
2. Life is a Highway
3. The All Important Red Folder and the Hidden Mickey at SeaWorld
4. Spooktacular and Tradition No More

WDW and Day 2
1.Pixie Dust explained
2.A Hotel... Finally!
3.Epcot: Signatures and Cars
4.Epcot: A World's Character
5.Epcot: Furture World the Sequel
Before Mnnshp
A.3 star to 5 star
B.Ahhh Rest... Ring Ring Ring
Mnnshp: Day 3
1.The Thin Line: begins...Mnnshp
2.Even Black Hearts Beat Red
3.Even Blacks Heart Beat RED Part 2
Magic Kingdom: Day 4
1.The Palace and Some Mountains
2.When Jacuzzi Attack and Mountains Redux
DHS: Day 5
1.1/2 at the Sudios
2.The Unsung Hero's
Animal Kingdom and Traveling to the Coast: Day 6
1.His Fault!
2.Working Hardly on the Railroad

DCL
Embarkation: Day 1
1.Cash Only Hell
2.When Life Gives You Lemons
3.Lemons Cont: Bucket List- CHECK
4.Mass Confusion
4a.Something I Forgot about Checking In
5.The One Thing I Desevred
6.I Know I'm Forgetting Something
7.Emails a Flyin'
8.Dinner Mates and Disney Service When It Comes to Allergies.. O boy
9.She Made Me Go
Key West: Day 2
1. Woke Up and WoW!
2. A Pleasant Surprise
3. Allergies: Dinner #2 goes from Bad to Worse
4. The Best Hidden Meal On the Ship
Sea Day: Day 3
1. Fab 5 and the A-Team
2. You Just Don't See That Everyday
3. Adventures in Babysitting
4. Dinner 180*
5. Hurricane
Day 4: Grand Cayman
1.Arrrrrr
2. Its only $20


On the same cruise, but other DisTR:
Video Killed the Trip Report Star: A Little Halloween Magic: Not-A-PTR PTR by Nenner1
PRE TRIP October 30, 2010 DISNEY MAGIC SWEET 16 CELEBRATIONS by Sarge219
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Cruise, Oct 30th,2010 Magical Western by the Podsnel
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Cruisewith some British Flair .... Mandymouse
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Last edited by Fastpaks; 09-28-2011 at 08:55 AM. Reason: A couple corrections
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