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Old 11-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #451
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Real quick question...

I have been on other lines that while you are on their private Island that have a free lunch, barbeque, or something. Is something like this offered on castaway cay or is it food that you have to pay for?
CASTAWAY CAY IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER CRUISELINE ISLANDS. THE ONLY THINGS THAT COST MONEY ARE THE DRINKS, SNORKLE GEAR, WHAT EVER YOU BUY AT THE SHOPS THAT ARE ISLAND RELATED. OR WHAT EVER SHORE EXCURSION YOU SIGNED UP FOR. THE FOOD IS INCLUDED. ITS A BIG BBQ. THE FAMILY BEACH AREA (COOKIES BBQ) IS BIGGER THAN SERENITY BAY BBQ. BUT NOT AS MANY GO TO SERENITY BAY. THEY HAVE SALADS, HAMBURGERS, SALMON, RIBS, FRUIT, ETC. AT SERENITY BAY THEY HAVE BBQed MAHI MAHI. JUST REMEMBER THE FOOD SHUTS DOWN AROUND 2pm AT SERENITY BAY. CANT REMEMBER FOR FAMILY BEACH. I USUALLY HAVE A COUPLE MAHI MAHI BURGERS WORK IT OFF SNORKLING AND STRETCHING MY ARM WITH MY KONK KOOLERS THE WATER AT THIS TIME OF YEAR IS COOLER THAN IT IS WHEN WE SAIL IN SEPT. ONE TIME MY SON AND I DID THE SEADOOS, THAT WAS COOL! YOU GO WAY OUT AND AROUND AND THEN WE STOPPED AND GOT OFF THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WATER ON A SAND BAR. IT WAS ABOUT 1 FOOT DEEP. IF YOU GO SLOW YOU CAN SEE FISH UNDER THE WATER AND THE ODD SHARK SO DONT FALL IN LETS HOPE WE GET GOOD WEATHER, BECAUSE IF ITS TOO WINDY ITS UNSAFE FOR THE SHIP TO DOCK. ITS A VERY NARROW CHANNEL TO GET INTO THE ISLAND. WE LIKE SNORKLING. THE SNORKLING AREA IS GREAT. THE FISH WILL SWIM RIGHT UP TO YOU TO INVESTIGATE YOU I GOT SHOTS OF A COUPLE SMALL SCHOOLS OF FISH ABOUT 6 TO 10 INCHES LONG WITHIN INCHES OF MY BODY.
WELL I COULD KEEP GOING BUT IVE MADE ANOTHER LONNNNNNNGGGGG POST!!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #452
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FINISHED OUR NEW FE!!!



PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK... and yes it was very hard making this without Kaitlin knowing or seeing.
Dude....you rock!!!! Looks great! We are just using a Tinkerbell Christmas stocking on this cruise.....and since it is just hubby and me...can just make one drop!! I had made an actual FE for the last cruises, but couldn't find any disney Christmas fabric I liked...so took the lazy way out this time!! LOL...

Anyway great job...look forward to hearing about Kaitlin's reaction too!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #453
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What is dbff...I don' know what it is considered...adult, child?
(DBFF) = Disney Best Friend Forever

Monique and Yolanda are adults.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #454
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CC Excursions

Well the 17 yo daughter has decided this year she doesn't want to do the Wild Side Adventure. It's always been a favorite of hers too...Instead, we've now booked the Sting Ray Snorkling Adventure. Has anyone done this before? I booked for the whole family this time. I think my 12 yo son might really enjoy it. With Aspergers you never know, but for the price it's worth the try.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #455
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Hi everyone, Thought I'd sign up just in case there may be info we need. Disney on Cruise Critic is pretty slow.
We just booked a week or so ago. Got a super deal with a military discount. We probably won't book any excursions on such a short cruise. We just wanted a short cruise since we'll already be in Cocoa Beach anyway.
This is our first Disney cruise. We normally go With RCI, but hey we go where the deals are too.
I'm Gon2hwe on Cruise Critic.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #456
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Great info! Thanks! We'd love to join the FE exchange (I googled it and I think the girls will love it!)...What do we do to sign up? There will be 4 in our cabin Me (Jessica) my husband (Rich) and our daughters Bre (9) and Claire (3).
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #457
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Great info! Thanks! We'd love to join the FE exchange (I googled it and I think the girls will love it!)...What do we do to sign up? There will be 4 in our cabin Me (Jessica) my husband (Rich) and our daughters Bre (9) and Claire (3).
Welcome! You will need to E-Mail DVC Deernut ... he is in charge of the FE exchange! It is alot of fun...for everyone!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #458
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With Aspergers you never know, but for the price it's worth the try.
My 5 year old has autism, his current diagnosis is PPD-NOS but most closely resembles a child with Aspergers.

This is our first Disney cruise with the kids. Do you mind if I ask if your son has been able to spend time in the Oceanears area on previous cruises?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #459
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My 5 year old has autism, his current diagnosis is PPD-NOS but most closely resembles a child with Aspergers.

This is our first Disney cruise with the kids. Do you mind if I ask if your son has been able to spend time in the Oceanears area on previous cruises?
He has...we let them know ahead of time and he spent more time with a one on one counselor than in the larger groups. Keegan leans more on the side of being sensory sensitive and the noise bothered him, but ear plugs help him a lot. The counselor he had on our last cruise was amazing. They made a really cool car out of a bar of ivory soap that he took apart and put back together I don't know how many times. Keegan is non-emotional/flat in most cases, but they made every effort to help him fit in without being pushy. They will do all they can to accomodate your child and I'm very comfortable leaving mine with the staff. They make every child feel special and do their best to engage each one at their own level of understanding and abilities.
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great info! Thanks! We'd love to join the fe exchange (i googled it and i think the girls will love it!)...what do we do to sign up? There will be 4 in our cabin me (jessica) my husband (rich) and our daughters bre (9) and claire (3).
all i need now is your cabin number.
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here is updated fe list.

Dvc deernut laura(dw) ian(dh) cabin 7002
cara(dfiancee) skye(dd)16 hailey(dd)9 cabin 7000

reigle4 rick(dh) melinda(dw) jade(dgd)8 cabin 6112
jenny(dw) richard(dh) kay(dd)7 cabin 6114

obslady brandy(dw) david(dh) cabin 5650
talia(dd)17 keegan(ds)12

jjmom jeanette(dm) jaden(ds)13 janessa(dd)12 cabin 2023

drumexpert510 brad(dboyfriend) kaitlin(dgirlfriend) jennifer(dmom) cabin 8588

amanda202 amanda(dw) anton(dh) cabin ?

Piratebob bano(dw) bob(dh) cabin ?

Herbiethek herb(dh) janet(dw) cabin ?

Soaringlady kathryn(dw) marcel(dh) cabin 10514
corale(dm) cabin 10518

purplelv93 monique(dbff) yolanda(dbff) cabin 7140

michelfamily jessica(dw) rich(dh) bre(dd)9 claire(dd)3 cabin ?

Any corrections please let me know.
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He has...we let them know ahead of time and he spent more time with a one on one counselor than in the larger groups. Keegan leans more on the side of being sensory sensitive and the noise bothered him, but ear plugs help him a lot. The counselor he had on our last cruise was amazing. They made a really cool car out of a bar of ivory soap that he took apart and put back together I don't know how many times. Keegan is non-emotional/flat in most cases, but they made every effort to help him fit in without being pushy. They will do all they can to accomodate your child and I'm very comfortable leaving mine with the staff. They make every child feel special and do their best to engage each one at their own level of understanding and abilities.
Thanks! Your response just made my day.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #463
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We now have our stateroom number. Ours is 9040 and herbiethek is 9038. Please update our FE info. Bob
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Welcome! You will need to E-Mail DVC Deernut ... he is in charge of the FE exchange! It is alot of fun...for everyone!
Are you using one stocking for your whole family or are you having separate ones for your kids. I don't know if my gifts to your family members will all fit in one stocking.
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Packed my FE suitcase...

Waaahooooo. I finally finished packing my FE gifts suitcase...now all I need is the rest of the room numbers. My dilema is whether to carry it on the plane and the ship by myself or let the baggage handlers do it. I have packed the breakables pretty well but they are baggage handlers and we all know they can accomplish breaking anything if they try hard enough....lol
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