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Old 12-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #151
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Oh my what beautiful flooring you have!

Hi everyone! How was your Saturday? Until just now I had no idea it was Saturday. Crazy. I have been working since I woke up at noon. (Yeah, I sleep late, but I get it done!) Well now I do have a few more pictures of the pretty floor. For real, what do you guys think of it? Pretty cute huh? I'd trade my tiles for it.

Okay...







One of the best...



















Seriously now, it's time to go!







Oooh, aaahhh....



This one?



That one?





My dream toy again. No wait, that's my Magic toy!





Oh how I just want to walk through those ears!!!!



These ears!



These right here!



Desk, one more time...



O M G ! He has arrived!

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #152
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Wow, I'm trying to get over the fact that I've been to the terminal four times and never realized that the floor was a cool map. I am so oblivious sometimes. Absolutely love your photos!!!
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Let's get this guy in gear! Lol!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #154
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The ears!!! I get to walk through the ears!!!

One more picture and we're off!



We are on our way. Through the ears and getting closer! By the way this an area where you walk through a short hallway full of these signs.



Close to the end you can stop for a picture if you'd like with a super cute backdrop OR continue on, as we did back in September because this girl looked like a homeless chick. No makeup. Travel clothes...ick. So yeah, we just passed on by and went towards the ship!



Whoa! Stop. Delay they say. What now? Everyone is here. What could we be waiting on now? It's not this guy.



"Heyyy"



We had to wait because they were filming inside. (Gasp) Well, I never asked and I don't think anyone else did either, but I'm pretty sure I figured out what it was now. SAMANTHA BROWN was in there doing that skit we all saw on the Christmas Morning Parade Special. Uh huh. Did ya'll see that? Girlfriend was so preggers you could literally see them babies poking out her belly!

So, after a few minutes of silence...that's what they do when filming...you have to be super quiet. At least I didn't have to pretend talk like we did on One Tree Hill. Man I felt stupid doing that. I miss the paychecks though. Hmm.

Next our guides take us to The Enchanted Garden! How ironic because that was our very first stop on the Dream too. Want a tip? (Not the money kind, but the heads up kind.) When you get on that ship and they tell you there's two places you can go eat - go to Cabana's! EG is a buffet that first day and is very limited compared to what Cabanas serves when you first get on the ship. Now I know! A little bit too late but I know.



When you walk through it looks like my mama's garden trellis...



The restaurant is absolutely GORGEOUS. The ceiling had me gazing for a long time, and that fountain, WOWZA!






These tables are my favorite. Our guide said in the planning stages they were going to have these turn, but after some thought and consideration of rough seas, etc., they decided to make them stationary.



I wanted this table but we are a party of five so no, wasn't going to happen for us. Oh well.



Look! Isn't this beautiful?





The ceiling again...



Across the room you see the portholes! Much nicer view on sailing days.



When you eat here, and this restaurant is on both the Dream & Fantasy, keep your eyes on the lights. You will be in for a surprise. Actually the whole place goes through some changes. Don't want to spoil your surprise but keep an eye on what's going on around you. It's entertaining and beautiful.



One last gaze at my favorite table before saying goodbye. Goodbye.



And just like that it was time to exit the Enchanted Garden.



This is it for this evening. Look at that, I finished before midnight. Go Tammy! Just so ya'll know I'm not the type of person that writes my trip report up days in advance, then waits for X amount of people to respond before making the next post. I write as I go and post as soon as it's written. I'm going to try and update every day. NOTE: I welcome your pictures! Please post whatever you like so I can get to know you too. It can be family pictures, your pets (I have a zoo here at my house), your cruise pics...I don't care. I just like to get to know the people reading along. *Some of my favorite things to see are food pics! Oh and my friend Jenny is over here now. I know for a fact she has some EXCELLENT pics she can add from their recent cruise. The Dream ~ Christmas decor ~ Palo brunch ~ Super sized room ~ yeah. Go at it girl! Okay, I'm off of here for the night. You all have a super Sunday!

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #155
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Wow, I'm trying to get over the fact that I've been to the terminal four times and never realized that the floor was a cool map. I am so oblivious sometimes. Absolutely love your photos!!!
And you don't have kids to chase and worry about yet! What the heck? You notice a lot when you sit there for six years waiting on Dicky Dingle to arrive. (Okay...no that was not his actual name, but that was the name of Sidney's neighbor growing up, ha ha ha) I set you up at the end of the last post. Sorry, but those rocking pix need to be shared.


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I heard that! Gosh, I hope he's not reading along. ha ha
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*Some of my favorite things to see are food pics! Oh and my friend Jenny is over here now. I know for a fact she has some EXCELLENT pics she can add from their recent cruise. The Dream ~ Christmas decor ~ Palo brunch ~ Super sized room ~ yeah. Go at it girl! Okay, I'm off of here for the night. You all have a super Sunday!
Ohhh The Pressure The Pressure, how will I withstand it.... But if you insist I will hijack your trip report.

I will agree with Tammy definitely pick Cabanas over the Enchanted Garden Buffet. I do love Cabanas selection but on our December cruise the welcome aboard lunch at Cabanas was crazy, lots of first time cruisers who just don't understand pod station buffets. I normally don't get mad at clueless vacationers but this was the first time I felt like throwing food at someone. Let's just say it doesn't take five minutes to decide on mash potatoes. Move away so someone else can try that cheesy goodness.



Just some of the selection, it doesn't seem like much but trust me I go back for seconds...thirds...and then dessert. Crab legs were awesome and the above mentioned cheesy potatoes were definitely worth waiting for.



DH's selection, forgot the name of the seafood sauce but it is yummy. I need to find the recipe, as soon as I remember the name because goggling yummy pink seafood sauce doesn't quite work.



Crab legs!!! Did I mention crab legs? I may seem obsessed but this was our fifth cruise but first time seeing crab legs on a Disney buffet. Woot Woot! We were in Heaven (and in Cabanas a lot).



Dessert selection. They had a couple of holiday inspired desserts. The pumpkin pie on the left was delicious and the yule log in the middle was my favorite.



So enough of peer pressure. I just realized it is 9 am on my last day before I go back to work. I definitely need more sleep.
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And you don't have kids to chase and worry about yet! What the heck? You notice a lot when you sit there for six years waiting on Dicky Dingle to arrive. (Okay...no that was not his actual name, but that was the name of Sidney's neighbor growing up, ha ha ha) I set you up at the end of the last post. Sorry, but those rocking pix need to be shared.
I am pretty sure keeping an eye on my husband is similar to taking care of kids.
I was a bit distracted the last cruise because the navigators weren't ready when we first checked in so I was having a panic attack not having a navigator to read while waiting in terminal. I was constantly scanning for a cm delivering the navigators. After twenty minutes of hyperventilating I spot a CM with a navigator and send DH running. Did I mention I don't do good with change when I am use to a routine?
Don't worry this is all internal misery, on the outside I looked calm, calm enough that kid to my left (not my husband ) kept trying to invade my space. And then there was the kid behind me who loved touching my braids. Good thing the navigator calmed me down...I didn't go crazy lady on anyone. I love the terminal but Disney needs to add more seats. Always a seat for us cause we arrive early but never enough seats for everyone else hovering around us.

Thank you for the compliment on my pictures. I will actually post some here that you haven't seen yet because I took 700 pictures on the last vacation but only posted 100 on facebook. A lot of my food pictures I haven't posted yet. I know you and all Disney fans get the food pictures but those NON-Disney people (and i do have plenty on facebook) just don't get pictures of food. *sigh* I am working on their Disney conversion but it is a slow process.
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What's confusing you? Maybe I can help. Are you booked in concierge or a regular room? Regular rooms check in at the big long service desk. It will be on your left at the top of the stairs. You will have access to some paperwork online that you can fill out prior to cruising. That will save you some time at the check in desk. They go over some things with you there, take your picture, etc. Then you go back out into the lobby and wait until they call the number assigned to you. Then you walk through the yellow Mickey ears onto your ship! Next you begin to cry, and your tummy starts to tighten a little, but it's all good!
Thanks Tammy, you have cleared up some of the confusion; we are in a regular room. I know once we get closer and I've filled out our paper work it will all come together.
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I am pretty sure keeping an eye on my husband is similar to taking care of kids.
I was a bit distracted the last cruise because the navigators weren't ready when we first checked in so I was having a panic attack not having a navigator to read while waiting in terminal. I was constantly scanning for a cm delivering the navigators. After twenty minutes of hyperventilating I spot a CM with a navigator and send DH running. Did I mention I don't do good with change when I am use to a routine?
Don't worry this is all internal misery, on the outside I looked calm, calm enough that kid to my left (not my husband ) kept trying to invade my space. And then there was the kid behind me who loved touching my braids. Good thing the navigator calmed me down...I didn't go crazy lady on anyone. I love the terminal but Disney needs to add more seats. Always a seat for us cause we arrive early but never enough seats for everyone else hovering around us.

Thank you for the compliment on my pictures. I will actually post some here that you haven't seen yet because I took 700 pictures on the last vacation but only posted 100 on facebook. A lot of my food pictures I haven't posted yet. I know you and all Disney fans get the food pictures but those NON-Disney people (and i do have plenty on facebook) just don't get pictures of food. *sigh* I am working on their Disney conversion but it is a slow process.
It's almost 4:00 and I haven't had a thing to eat today. Coming on and seeing this page doesn't help. For some weird reason I am now craving buffalo anything. Not the animal, the hot sauce.

Thank you for adding some stuff! I love it, and yes, some people don't appreciate the culinary art the way we do. Hubby went to J & W culinary school (which is why I went from a size 4/5 to what I am now...ew!) Lucikly he loves it too. I just like the looks people give us when we're doing a full on photo shoot of our dinner.

I was one of those clueless goofballs on our first cruise. We booked it so last minute, I didn't have time to research a whole lot. I started digging up info on cruises when we had Hawaii booked last year, but after we were forced to cancel I wouldn't dare look at a Disney ship. I blocked the whole idea completely. So...I went in there like a spaced out drunken pirate with no clue about anything. (Now I know how the plumbing works...fast learner I am!)

Ya know PC was not crowded at all when we went. Lots of seats, no check in lines. The more I think about it, the more I think we had a ghost ship for real. I mean look at Castaway Cay. There's hardly anyone out there! (And those who know me know I do not get out and go early, so no, they're not set up shots.) Looking back I should have appreciated this a lot more. Next time I'm gonna be like........!

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Thanks Tammy, you have cleared up some of the confusion; we are in a regular room. I know once we get closer and I've filled out our paper work it will all come together.
It's not a bad process at all!

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I'm here, looks like I have a ton of catching up to do.
Hey! You are right on track. This was pretty much the same exact trip report I was doing over there. I just had it in two places. It fits better on this board since it's more about cruising. The new one I start will go back over there. I didn't want two at one time going in the same area.
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Didn't know you were posting over here too. Your pictures are gorgeous Tammy! You see the details like no other.
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Didn't know you were posting over here too. Your pictures are gorgeous Tammy! You see the details like no other.
I have to start a new TR for Nov/Dec and just don't want to keep up with three at once. I'll finish the cruise on here then start the WDW TR on the other board. Yes, when it comes to the little details I'm all over it. You just wait 'til you see the bathrooms on the Disney ships. You will flip!
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Short and sweet

Okay, Enchanted Garden - check. Next up...

The lobby outside of EG. The ceiling feels way too short here for me. I feel like I can touch the darn thing. Eek.



The only difference I could see between the two ships in this area ~ the color scheme. I like this color scheme better than the one on the Dream, simply because it's all of my favorite colors put together. Blue, green, and yellow. I love bright tropical colors! This bench is absolutely beautiful.



Love!



Even better this way!



Stairs coming down



Better view of the entire lobby



Inside cabins have these awesome real time porthole windows. Makes ya feel like you're in a room with an ocean view. Maybe when they refurbish the Wonder and the Magic they will add something similar. That would be cool!





My favorite non concierge room was the cabin with two porthole windows. That thing felt huge! It was like two rooms in one. You had your bedroom on one side with a divider wall, and on the other side you had a living area. Each room had it's own porthole window with seat. Very nice indeed! Jenny was lucky enough to score this room on her last trip, and she loved it!

I do have a couple of shots from the one bedroom concierge suite. I thought I uploaded those from my phone, but I guess not. I will get that done tonight and add them for you all to see.

I have been editing my photopass all day trying to get it ordered before my pictures expire. I am beat and frozen. It's time to go thaw out and watch some TV. I will get that suite put up tomorrow sometime. Don't forget to add your own pictures! I love seeing them. Until next time...

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Looking for those pics....just changed my office around and I put the memory cards somewhere and can't locate them now.
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Enchanted Garden looks lovely. Hope the food was just as nice? I think I am underestimating how big this ship is going to be, having never cruised before lol.


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