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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 AM   #556
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KPetty725....Would love to set up a playdate at the Mickey pool! Glad to know there is another DD who is 3!

Is anyone spending the night in Galveston on the 14th? I was trying to figure out the best place to stay.

First timer here.....what are the wave phone holders for? Is it like a cell phone and needs to be protected from kids!?

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:43 AM   #557
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I am sure that someone in the FE group is making wave phone holders for gifts too.


Love the hammock idea Gina. I had never thought of that. Great pictures. Makes me wish the cruise was tomorrow.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:22 AM   #558
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First timer here.....what are the wave phone holders for? Is it like a cell phone and needs to be protected from kids!?


Here's a pic of the phones:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...htm#wavephones

Since there's a $250 charge for any lost, damaged, or non-returned phones, I think we're all a little afraid our kids will drop them in the pool or something, lol.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:51 AM   #559
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We're staying at the Comfort Suites Galveston. Two queens and a sofa bed, super nice for 5 of us so I don't have to have both the boys in bed with me. Has continental breakfast too. We're paying $99. They also have a shuttle and you can leave the car there. It's costing $30 total for all 5 of us roundtrip so slightly cheaper than the parking places.

Do we put who it is from on our FE gifts? It hadn't occurred to me, I was thinking like secret santa but a question on the main board made me wonder what we should do.

My oldest went back to school today so I'm thinking of grabbing the stuff and working on it for a bit here if the little one will let me work in peace. If not, I'll have to wait until Mon. when he's back at preschool.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #560
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Gina, tell me again where to park. I know you did some research on this. I think you even worked out a deal with a lot near the port, correct? Can you give me the details again??


So sorry, I totally forgot to answer this!! I'm parking at Discount Cruise Parking. Not only are they way cheaper than the others, but there's a convenience store right there (beer & wine!), there are restrooms, they shuttle us and our luggage to and from the port, the parking is secure, they have everything that is important to me. And since they're right over the causeway on Harborside, I don't have to get caught up in the traffic right near the port.

Enter the promo code "8115" for an additional $5 off -- that makes the whole thing only $35!

I've also used Park n' Cruise, Lighthouse, and EZ Cruise, and would have no trouble recommending them as well. But I really like the additional amenities Discount has to offer. Hope this helps!


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Is anyone spending the night in Galveston on the 14th? I was trying to figure out the best place to stay.
We are staying a Hotel Galvez. You can book it directly through DCL, but we booked it on our own, and DCL still gave us free transfers from the hotel to the ship the next morning. Disney loads your luggage right at the hotel, and you don't have to handle it again, as they send it right to your stateroom on the ship. It is a bit more expensive - we paid $165 for a room for 5 people, but we wanted to splurge a bit for Valentine's Day. We are also going to get there very early in the afternoon, so we will have all day to enjoy the hotel. I don't know anything about parking there though as we will not have a car.
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Gina, nice pics. You will have to book an aft balcony on the Dream or Fantasy next. Those are pretty big too.
So, I have the list of things I need to buy for my adult FE gifts, I just have to get out there and buy them. I have a monster sinus infection right now and it's slowing me down. I have all this motivation in my head and I can't seem to get it to the outside of my body.
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We are staying a Hotel Galvez. You can book it directly through DCL, but we booked it on our own, and DCL still gave us free transfers from the hotel to the ship the next morning. Disney loads your luggage right at the hotel, and you don't have to handle it again, as they send it right to your stateroom on the ship. It is a bit more expensive - we paid $165 for a room for 5 people, but we wanted to splurge a bit for Valentine's Day. We are also going to get there very early in the afternoon, so we will have all day to enjoy the hotel. I don't know anything about parking there though as we will not have a car.

Have you stayed there before? The Galvez is so beautiful... she's called The Queen of the Gulf for good reason.




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Gina, nice pics. You will have to book an aft balcony on the Dream or Fantasy next. Those are pretty big too.

That's what I hear! Unfortunately, unless DCL offers some sort of fly-free-to-Florida deal, this'll be it for us and DCL for a while. But we also have had such a good time on RCI -- I have no trouble sailing with them again. Princess is the only one I wouldn't really do again.




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So, I have the list of things I need to buy for my adult FE gifts, I just have to get out there and buy them. I have a monster sinus infection right now and it's slowing me down. I have all this motivation in my head and I can't seem to get it to the outside of my body.

Awwww, that's no fun! But hey, better to get the germs out of the way now than next month, right?? Feel better!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #564
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Do we put who it is from on our FE gifts? It hadn't occurred to me, I was thinking like secret santa but a question on the main board made me wonder what we should do.
I was wondering the same thing. That and whether we should wrap it or not. Anyone who has done a FEE before have thoughts?
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I definitely have never wrapped ours, but usually do put our names on there somewhere. I know that I like to know who the gifts were from when I get them! But I'm sure others might have a different preference.

I have an FEE question myself... there are an awful lot of people on the spreadsheet who *never* post -- Are these people still even on our cruise?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #566
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We are staying at Harbor House. This may change if I find a cheaper rate. I'm not sure I will though with it being Valentines Day and needing a room for 5.
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Is anyone spending the night in Galveston on the 14th? I was trying to figure out the best place to stay.
I've never stayed there, but we are booked at the Hotel Galvez on the 14th. We made it easy on ourselves and booked everything through DCL - the hotel and ground transfers from Hobby to Hotel Galvez, Hotel to Port on the 15th, and from Port to Hobby after the cruise. Everything I've read has been favorable for the Hotel Galvez - we're hoping that's true for us as well
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Lets do a FEE check in to make sure everyone is still cruising now that the 3 groups are closed. Please post or email me at beth@sitesandsounds.com to let me know that you are still in.

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Do we put who it is from on our FE gifts? It hadn't occurred to me, I was thinking like secret santa but a question on the main board made me wonder what we should do.
I'm going to put our names on the ones we hand out.

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I definitely have never wrapped ours, but usually do put our names on there somewhere. I know that I like to know who the gifts were from when I get them! But I'm sure others might have a different preference.
This mirrors my thoughts exactly.

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I have an FEE question myself... there are an awful lot of people on the spreadsheet who *never* post -- Are these people still even on our cruise?
Good question. I'm still making something for all the cabins in my group. Hopefully everyone on the list is at least looking at the FEE document it even if they do not post here.



Also - for those listed as GTY, when do you usually get your cabin assignments?? Will it be before the 14th? If not, make sure to put your cabin number on the FEE gifts you leave for the group so we can find you.
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Lets do a FEE check in to make sure everyone is still cruising now that the 3 groups are closed. Please post or email me at beth@sitesandsounds.com to let me know that you are still in.

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