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Old 02-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #196

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Originally Posted by minnieandmickey View Post
That's exactly what we are doing, with a day with Harry Potter, and a couple of days Food and Wining and MNSSHP thrown in there. It's GradTripPalooza for Sarah....gotta love those DVC points.

I can't wait for the Fantasy either! We plan on rebooking onboard, and hoping to renew our vows in St Thomas in 2013 ro 2014 depending on when I finish school. Of course we may end up in Grand Cayman depending on the week.
Sounds like a fabulous trip Becky!!

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Love the updates Cass!
We're excited to book the Fantasy but really looking forward to our one last fling on the Magic this fall! Made lots of lifelong friends on that ship!
Yup, I know what you mean

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just an FYI in anyone is interested. MyCokeRewards has this book available for 500 coke rewards points if anyone saves them
We just got the book and its great . "Welcome Aboard" "Creation of the Disney Dream" about 90 pages.
I doubt they'll have them in stock very long so hurry!

Cool! Saw that book in the shops, what a great deal!

Originally Posted by gretchenohar@hotmail View Post
Thank you for all the photos!
You've shown everything in such detail.
Never would have thought to get down on the floor for those "under the bed" pics. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Am continuing on with your excellent TR now.....

Editing this to say I don't know how this post got HERE! I was reading your State Room report & after I posted this I was on the food section!! Oh well - I just wanted to thank you for putting such time and effort into this.
Thanks Your post ended up there because that was the current end of the report

Originally Posted by nenner1 View Post
Thanks so much for taking the time to post this excellent TR and all of the amazing details!!! It's almost like I was there with you!!!(sigh...almost!)
By the time I finish...and you watch my video (eventually) it will be JUST like being there

Originally Posted by Karen Mouse View Post
Oh dear lordy! - just put 7lb on just looking at the photos!

I thought I would have gained weight but I walked the length of the ship probably 100+ times...and you sure can tell she's bigger than the others!! I ended up losing half a pound

Originally Posted by Jennifer48 View Post
Best way to describe that update - *drool*
I know! I'm hungry now too!!!

Originally Posted by Launchpad11B View Post
Cass, these pics are going to push me into blowing my diet!
Put that bag of chips down....go grab some celery or something

Originally Posted by bdink921 View Post
Cass, just 'Wow', what a story . Sure puts a different outlook on life when you overcome such a serious illness. I've 'virtual travelled' with you on many trips and usually don't post but just wanted to send you a hug .
Awww thanks How sweet!!!

Originally Posted by jenseib View Post
These food pictures are amazing. I need to eat about 12 times a day to eat all I want. LOL!
Do you know, was Enchanted Gardens Welcome Aboard buffet, pretty much the same food?
I didn't get down there but I have read that there is no "kid" food so I don't think they have as much variety.

Originally Posted by Fatima1922 View Post
Dear Cass, your trip report is amazing. I was becoming concerned about going. I am easy going but my DH - not so much. You are making me excited once more. I look forward to reading your review of the kid's club. My 4 year old is extremely excited.
The clubs looked sooooooo cool!! I can't tell you how many times I wished Kira (my 4-year old girl) was on board with me!! She would have LOVED LOVED LOVED them! We would probably have to drag her out every night

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Wow, is there anything you didn't take a picture of? j/k
I could stop now if you like......

Actually....YES, there is!! The entrance to Royal Palace!!

Originally Posted by OurDogCisco View Post
Yummy.. the food at Cabana looks great. I see you got a chocolate crossisant (spelling???)... I bet your hubby was jealous. LOL...

YES!! And they were delicious!! They have changed them...made them smaller but they are still delicioso!!! Rob hasn't seen that pic yet shhhhhh

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In my house right now, the big debate is where to go for Spring Break 2012. The current argument is a Disney cruise versus a trip to Europe and OH MAN am I slowly being converted to the cruise! GREAT report, I love how you tell everything from your perspective and highlight that it's just that: YOUR perspective! This is a wonderful report, thank you for sharing!
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #197
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Originally Posted by Timon View Post
Sorry....apparently these photos were taken by a a tall drunk person LOL!
Too funny!!

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We had a regular table in the back left corner in every restaurant. Michelle ordered the meatloaf from the kids menu that night
I love me my kids meals!

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Soooo glad you had nice table mates & neighbors!!
Love your report so far......I'm laughing all over again!!
Hi Deb!!

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No formal night on the Dream (unless they do one on the 5 day cruises ), but for sure on the Fantasy!
We noticed at the end that there was no formal night. LOL

Cass- Love the pics and the TR! You explained everything perfectly!
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #198
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We didn't have a formal night, but they might have one on the 5-day
We're doing a 7 day on the Fantasy next year. Our first cruise was a 3 day Wonder back in '04. We swore we'd never do anything smaller than a 7 day after that. Did a 7 Day EC in '06 and then the 15 day EB Repo in '08.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #199
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Thank you so much for taking the time to put up all these great pics.

While some people are complaining about the smallest things that went wrong you have provided so much for our family to look forward to.

Food looks great and so many choices!

I like that fact that you went out early and the place was empty and you could sit anywhere.

Like anywhere else if you go to eat when the rest of the world arrives then there will be lines and shortage of seats.

Thank you again!

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Wow Cass, I didn't realize you had gone through such an ordeal in May. I'm so glad that you came through that and that Rob and Kira have you safe and sound~! Yikes! How terribly scarey!

We never ate at the buffet on the Magic or Wonder. The kids preferred to grab chicken strips or pizza at lunch and since they were all teenagers, breakfast was normally slept through. I can't wait to see your pirate buffet pictures... that last cruise (KKers) we had several seasick people in our party... those were some high seas that night.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:30 PM   #201
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You seriously ROCK!!!!

Whoa...those last shots of the Cabanas breakfast totally got me out of 'lurkdom'.

I LOVE breakfast and what an amazing spread they have. Those Ham/Cheese Croissants have my name on them among other things.

My DD (age 13) and I are sailing on the 2/20 Dream and your report is THE BOMB!

We'll both feel like we know what to expect and will be able to take full advantage of the ship because we have studied your fabulous report. Love the details!!

Sounds like you totally deserved this trip.

Thank you Cass!!

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Cass, your report and photos are amazing. I am loving every installment and can't wait until my June cruise. Thank you!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:10 PM   #203

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Pirate Night Buffet in Cabanas

I didn't eat any of this food...we had just finished dinner just an hour or so before but I took pics of course

This was the only time I saw the buffet really busy...they only had the one side open and there were tons of people! I didn't get pics of the Made-to-order Crepes because there was a big line up and I just couldn't squeeze in

It was as if people hadn't eaten in a few hours

I will say that if I wasn't still full from Palo, I would have maybe tried a baked potato

Oh...just remembered something that made me laugh while I was taking photos....there was this lady standing at the make-your-own-taco area and she put a taco shell on her place and proceeded to hand it to one of the CM's behind the buffet. He was so puzzled, you should have seen the look on his face when she proceeded to tell him what she would like on her taco!! His english wasn't at all great but he tried to explain to her that SHE had to make her own taco. Well, this lady rolled her eyes and grumbled something about having to make her OWN taco! SHEESH!!

OK, I am finally done with Cabanas

Next up....Flo's Cafe
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Can't wait!! This is one of the best TR's EVER!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #206
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EWWW! I don't think I would WANT someone to make my Taco. That was weird on her part.
I don't think this buffet looks as impressive. It would need much more chocolate for me to eat after just eating.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #208
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One quick thing before bed....this is for Paige (disgrits)....

I asked a dining manager if they were ever going to have Brunch in Remy and he said no. Basically, they want to keep Remy (the room and the experience) very exclusive so unless you have a reservation, you can't even get into the room

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #209
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Cass.....I have my Cain 8504 pics ready...let me know if you want me to post them in this thread or start another...

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #210

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Flo's Cafe Part 1

This the fast food area of the ship, just like Plutos/Pinocchio's/Goofy's Galley on the Magic.

I spent a lot of time here

I ate lunch there every single day and I sometimes wish I had more days to enjoy more lunches here LOL!

I really don't like the whole wheat buns and I am still waiting for Disney to get rid of those....but I am SUPER DUPER mad that they got rid of the Ken's honey dijon dipping sauce

That was the best part of eating chicken strips on the ship!!!!!!!!!!! The other dips they had there were thoroughly disgusting!!

I still managed to tolerate a few strips and maybe a burger and a hot dog too!

The burger was actually really really tasty and the chicken strips were some of the best I have ever had!

I was really worried about all those food places being right together like that but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, if you go at peak times, there will be a line but they were good about helping the next person as fast as possible. Often, if the wait was long, it was mostly because of the guests...either not knowing what they wanted or changing their minds or just being slow in general.

I did notice the pizza place was closed most times I wanted to try it out and I had to make a point to go down when I knew it would be open just to try even though I wasn't all that hungry.

I wasn't thrilled with the pizza but then again, I don't really like Disney pizza...never have. So if you like the pizza on the old ships, then I think you will like this too.

The tables were practically all full every time I went, usually I had to wander a bit to get an open table. The big thing here was that it was a pain to go all the way down past the Mickey Pool to get drinks. Because it was just me, it wasn't a big deal...I would just go get a drink first and then get in line for some food then grab a table but I can see that it would be a problem if I had Kira with me and I had to carry two plates and two drinks. I think DCL might get a few complaints about this one!

OK, here's some pics of the area...

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