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Old 12-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #496
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I would really love to do the CC5K and did some research on it. I do run, but strictly on a treadmill. I thought if I only ever did one race in my life, this would be the one to do. My only reservation is, the whole process seems extremely time consuming, and I don't know if I'm willing to take that much time away from my CC day with my son When I hit the gym, it's usually early in the morning before anyone else is up, so it doesn't take away from my time with them. I too shall have to give it some serious thought.

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I've done the CC5k several times and it really does not take away from cruise time. It is the first thing off the ship on CC morning. I'll just meet my family after the 5K on the beach. No time lost.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #497
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I just booked this cruise and i already have a question for everyone!

Our first Disney cruise was a 5 night on the Dream - and there wasn't a formal night.

HOW formal do the guys (men) dress? Will my husband be the only one not wearing a tuxedo? Will a suit suffice?

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Hi everyone, hope you all had a great holiday season, and happy new year!

I will probably be wearing a dark blue blazer, shirt and tie, and slacks, but not a full suit.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #498
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We're still looking forward to our summer 2013 cruise! We had originally booked a Christmas 2012 cruise but postponed it until summer. The kids all had to remind me where we would have been each day. I'd be in Castaway Cay right now had we stuck with that reservation. Oh well.


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I would really love to do the CC5K and did some research on it. I do run, but strictly on a treadmill. I thought if I only ever did one race in my life, this would be the one to do. My only reservation is, the whole process seems extremely time consuming, and I don't know if I'm willing to take that much time away from my CC day with my son When I hit the gym, it's usually early in the morning before anyone else is up, so it doesn't take away from my time with them. I too shall have to give it some serious thought.
We did the Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy this past June. I too am like you in that I am a casual jogger/runner and don't participate in outdoor races. I do enjoy running outdoors, but just by myself. The CC 5K was my first organized event.

The Fantasy Eastern arrives at CC around 9:30 am. We met at the Pub around 9:00 am to register for the 5K. By the time they registered everyone and we walked to the starting point (near the second tram stop by the "Buy the Seashore" store) it was around 10:15 am. We started the run around 10:20 am and I finished it in just under 30 minutes. It was a very hot and sunny day and there wasn't much of a breeze on the course. By the time I showered, changed and got caught up with the family, it was well past 11:00 am.

Although I am glad I did it once, I didn't like the late start on Castaway Cay. I won't be doing it again this summer. I prefer to just jog around Deck 4 on Sea Days before the rest of the family wakes up for the day. I'll be spending more time enjoying CC this time.

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Hello from cold, blustery Pittsburgh! I would like to join the group! I, along with my DH Craig, DS Nathan (15yo) and DS Nolan (14 yo) will be on the Fantasy next June 15th! We love to travel and cruise all over. This will be our third DCL, having sailed on the Wonder and Dream. So looking forward to the Fantasy!
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I will probably be wearing a dark blue blazer, shirt and tie, and slacks, but not a full suit.
Ditto for formal night. I usually go sans blazer or jacket on semi-formal night, but I do wear a tie. We have our three boys wear a tie on formal night, but not on semi-formal night. It's too much to pack a jacket for each of them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:13 AM   #499
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We did the Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy this past June. I too am like you in that I am a casual jogger/runner and don't participate in outdoor races. I do enjoy running outdoors, but just by myself. The CC 5K was my first organized event.

The Fantasy Eastern arrives at CC around 9:30 am. We met at the Pub around 9:00 am to register for the 5K. By the time they registered everyone and we walked to the starting point (near the second tram stop by the "Buy the Seashore" store) it was around 10:15 am. We started the run around 10:20 am and I finished it in just under 30 minutes. It was a very hot and sunny day and there wasn't much of a breeze on the course. By the time I showered, changed and got caught up with the family, it was well past 11:00 am.

Although I am glad I did it once, I didn't like the late start on Castaway Cay. I won't be doing it again this summer. I prefer to just jog around Deck 4 on Sea Days before the rest of the family wakes up for the day. I'll be spending more time enjoying CC this time.
Thanks for these details, KSDisneyDad! I will have to give this some serious thought. DH and I are both pondering this issue, so that adds to the mix what happens with DS while we're going through all the procedures to run.

BTW...good job in finishing under 30! I think my time would have to be closer to 40.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #501
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Good morning fellow cruisers. Another week has gone by.
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weeks to go to the Fantasy.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #502
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Getting closer!

We've been "Disney Challenged" for the past year and a half, but we are now blessed with not only being able to stay at the Grand Californian at Disneyland this coming February, but we've also just booked 4 nights at the Wilderness Lodge villas for after our cruise! It's been about 5 years since we've done WDW, and staying at the WLV is just icing on the cake!

Is there anyone else spending time at WDW before or after the cruise (surf & turf vacation)?

Also, I remember bobbi saying that Fantasy Land at MK has been renovated? What has been re-done/changed?
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #503
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We've been "Disney Challenged" for the past year and a half, but we are now blessed with not only being able to stay at the Grand Californian at Disneyland this coming February, but we've also just booked 4 nights at the Wilderness Lodge villas for after our cruise! It's been about 5 years since we've done WDW, and staying at the WLV is just icing on the cake!

Is there anyone else spending time at WDW before or after the cruise (surf & turf vacation)?

Also, I remember bobbi saying that Fantasy Land at MK has been renovated? What has been re-done/changed?
It is the biggest renovation since the opening of the park. Here is the link to the Disney World site's info on it...

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ev...w-fantasyland/

There are two new sections: Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus. There's an enlarged Dumbo ride with an improved interacting queuing area. There are two new dining areas: Be My Guest Restaurant and Gaston's Tavern, both serving alcoholic beverages for the first time ever in MK. There's a reimagined Goofy's Barnstormer and a new stop on the Disney World Railroad. There's also a new castle, Prince Eric and Belle's, which houses the new Journey of the Little Mermaid ride. Yet to open is a new Princess meet and greet area and a Seven Dwarves Mine Train ride.

At the same time, Disney has renovated Test Track at Epcot and opened a new venue in Downtown Disney called Splitsville, a pretty cool bowling alley.

We really enjoyed the whole scene. I'll post the story when it appears in USA Weekend's spring break edition the first weekend in March.
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Happy New Year!!!

We are staying a couple days before and after at the Resorts! Not sure what parks, if any, we will do. I would love to go see Harry Potter at Universal.
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Thanks for these details, KSDisneyDad! I will have to give this some serious thought. DH and I are both pondering this issue, so that adds to the mix what happens with DS while we're going through all the procedures to run.

BTW...good job in finishing under 30! I think my time would have to be closer to 40.
Thanks. My goal was 30 minutes and during the second lap around the lookout tower trail, I wasn't sure it was going to happen. Before the cruise, I could easily run 5K in 27 minutes here in Denver. I barely made it under 30 minutes. The humidity and heat is harder than running at altitude.


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We've been "Disney Challenged" for the past year and a half, but we are now blessed with not only being able to stay at the Grand Californian at Disneyland this coming February, but we've also just booked 4 nights at the Wilderness Lodge villas for after our cruise! It's been about 5 years since we've done WDW, and staying at the WLV is just icing on the cake!

Is there anyone else spending time at WDW before or after the cruise (surf & turf vacation)?

Also, I remember bobbi saying that Fantasy Land at MK has been renovated? What has been re-done/changed?
We will be at Bay Lake Tower 4 nights after the cruise! My oldest actually wants to do the Richard Petty Exotic Car experience for his 18th birthday.

We will probably do Magic Kingdom, but not much else other than relax at the pool.
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We've been "Disney Challenged" for the past year and a half, but we are now blessed with not only being able to stay at the Grand Californian at Disneyland this coming February, but we've also just booked 4 nights at the Wilderness Lodge villas for after our cruise! It's been about 5 years since we've done WDW, and staying at the WLV is just icing on the cake!

Is there anyone else spending time at WDW before or after the cruise (surf & turf vacation)?

Also, I remember bobbi saying that Fantasy Land at MK has been renovated? What has been re-done/changed?
We are flying down to Orlando Tuesday before the cruise. We will stay a house and not at WDW. We are planning on going to SeaWorld, EPCOT and either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon. We also hope to stop over at Downtown Disney to do some shopping.
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We've been "Disney Challenged" for the past year and a half, but we are now blessed with not only being able to stay at the Grand Californian at Disneyland this coming February, but we've also just booked 4 nights at the Wilderness Lodge villas for after our cruise! It's been about 5 years since we've done WDW, and staying at the WLV is just icing on the cake!

Is there anyone else spending time at WDW before or after the cruise (surf & turf vacation)?

Also, I remember bobbi saying that Fantasy Land at MK has been renovated? What has been re-done/changed?

We are staying at BLT/BCV after the cruise.
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I've done the CC5k several times and it really does not take away from cruise time. It is the first thing off the ship on CC morning. I'll just meet my family after the 5K on the beach. No time lost.
Sounds like a good plan! I am definitely going to try and do this run. Let me know if anyone else is going to do this, we can have a post race celebration!
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Has anyone seen a recent dining rotation ?
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Has anyone seen a recent dining rotation ?
My TA finally emailed me last week to tell me she submitted the dining rotation request I had made months ago, so I'm assuming the new ones are the same as the old.
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