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Old 02-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
missj1975
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Disney Wonder Repo Cruise Sept '11 with DL/WDW back to back

This is a delayed trip report for our third Disney Cruise, the Repositioning Cruise September 20 thru 25th. We had an absolutely great time and I'm not for sure why I didn't write a trip report when we got back. Well I'm five months late but better late then never.

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Me - Jenny, aka Missj1975, Disney fanatic and spoiled princess (so my husband grumbles...a lot).

DH - Bob, aka Angry Donald, Disney fanatic and best husband in the world.

Months ago...in the planning stage DH did a lot of research on how to get to Vancouver to board the Disney Wonder for the start of the cruise. We are so use to Orlando so we really had no idea what to do with a different port. He compared prices to fly directly to Vancouver, take a train from Seattle to Vancouver, rent a car, blah, blah, blah. Everything expensive and complicated. After a bottle of advil, Bob was ready to give up on the whole cruise.

So I immediately went to the disboards and thank goodness someone posted the tip of taking a one day Princess Cruise from Seattle to Vancouver for $100 a person. Yeah it would get us to Vancouver a day early but since neither of has been to Vancouver we didn't mind an extra day to explore.

So in warning, this trip will not only cover the Disney cruise, but also the one day Princess Cruise and our extra day exploring Vancouver. Oh, and our one day at Disneyland after the cruise.

But wait...there's more.

So about two months before the cruise, Disney Event Services released a Haunted Mansion Event at Walt Disney World...the weekend after the Disney Cruise. We went to a Haunted Mansion event in DL in 2009 and had a blast. I didn't want to miss this one but DH was a bit weary about taking two trips so close together...California one weekend and then Florida the next weekend.

Thank goodness my DH has a problem saying no to me so in no time at all I had us signed up for the Haunted Mansion Event. And just to drive my husband even more crazy I signed us up for the Food & Wine Festival 5K race that just happened to be going on that weekend too. Signing up for the 5K race actually saved us money because Event Services gave us a package deal on a room for the weekend at All Star Sports and discounted park tickets.

So the game plan

Sunday: fly to Seattle, board the Princess cruise that afternoon
Monday: arrive in Vancouver, explore the town
Tuesday: board the Disney Wonder
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - cruising on the Wonder
Sunday: disembark in LA, spend the day at DL
Monday: fly back to St. Louis
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-work my butt of in hopes that my boss doesn't notice that I won't be at work on Friday
Thursday-after work, fly to Orlando, Magical Express to All Stars Sports
Friday- race packet pick up and Room for One More Event
Saturday - 5k race, Epcot/Downtown Disney
Sunday - fly back to St. Louis

The game plan for the most part worked with only a few hiccups.
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Jan '08 Pop, Sept '08 Pop, Feb '09 Pop, June '09 Pop, 9-9-09 DL, Sept '10 Pop, Wonder Dec '10, Feb '11 BC/Dream, Sept '13 AOA,
Sept '11 Wonder/DL, Room for One More event, March '12 Fantasy, Dec '12 Dream, May '13 Dream, Sept '14 Fantasy

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