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Old 01-25-2013, 10:43 PM   #121
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we'll be on 8, or at least that's the plan. We have a Gty reservation. I'm guessing that's where we'll end up!
We are in the same boat as Mary ( pun intended). GTY on deck 8. We too shall see. 😃
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #122
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We are on deck 8 in room 8044.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #123
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We are in the same boat as Mary ( pun intended). GTY on deck 8. We too shall see. ��
You're a 4a - maybe you'll get bumped up to concierge! We had a concierge room last trip, but I just couldn't justify it this time!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #124
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I am so excited just talked to the rest of the family and they are all in on the FE!

Room 7216:
Sue (Mimi). First Disney Experience
David (Papa). First Disney Experience
Douglas(20) (Uncle Uggie)
All three first cruise


Room 7214:
David Jr. (Dad) First Cruise
Sam (Mom)

Room 7212:
Sandy (Umma)
Amanda (Nana)
Princess Taylor (4). First cruise

Both bottom rooms are seasoned Disney

So please add the rest of my traveling crew to the FE.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:56 AM   #125
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You're a 4a - maybe you'll get bumped up to concierge! We had a concierge room last trip, but I just couldn't justify it this time!
Do they have concierge on the Magic? I know they had an entire deck on the Fantasy, wasn't sure how that worked.

We are on deck 7 - will look up rooms and post later.

I am still on the fence about the FE just because not sure if my husband's friends will be interested and think their kids may not be happy to not be included if they see us included. What is the cutoff date?

For our cruise last year on the Fantasy - got to be a HUGE FE group and we split into two. It was a lot of fun!

We will book excursions hopefully this week.

Looking forward to it!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #126
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Do they have concierge on the Magic? I know they had an entire deck on the Fantasy, wasn't sure how that worked.
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We stayed in a 1 bdrm concierge on deck 8 last year on the Magic. They don't have the concierge lounge, but instead bring snacks to the room every afternoon. We got reservations to the sold out gingerbread house making event. Having the separate bedroom was great for me with dh, but not worth the extra couple thousand dollars for just me and the grandkids. With the kids sail free, it's actually more than double the cost for concierge!! It would be a nice upgrade, though!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #127
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I am so excited just talked to the rest of the family and they are all in on the FE!

Room 7216:
Sue (Mimi). First Disney Experience
David (Papa). First Disney Experience
Douglas(20) (Uncle Uggie)
All three first cruise


Room 7214:
David Jr. (Dad) First Cruise
Sam (Mom)

Room 7212:
Sandy (Umma)
Amanda (Nana)
Princess Taylor (4). First cruise

Both bottom rooms are seasoned Disney

So please add the rest of my traveling crew to the FE.
Glad to have you with us!! I have put everyone down! See ya soon!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #128
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Do they have concierge on the Magic? I know they had an entire deck on the Fantasy, wasn't sure how that worked.

We are on deck 7 - will look up rooms and post later.

I am still on the fence about the FE just because not sure if my husband's friends will be interested and think their kids may not be happy to not be included if they see us included. What is the cutoff date?

For our cruise last year on the Fantasy - got to be a HUGE FE group and we split into two. It was a lot of fun!

We will book excursions hopefully this week.

Looking forward to it!!
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I am going to make the cut off 1 month before we sail. And this group is getting pretty large so we will be splitting in some way once I have all the numbers. We would love for y'all to join!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #129
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I am going to make the cut off 1 month before we sail. And this group is getting pretty large so we will be splitting in some way once I have all the numbers. We would love for y'all to join!
GREAT! I'll let you know. I know the kids want in but have to consider the other cabin.

Last cruise I think we had 40 cabins participate - we separated by location (20 cabins on lower decks, 20 on upper). Some folks still gave to all. It was so much fun. The first cruise the FE exchange was big too but not quite that large.

Any tips on park and cruise hotels in Galveston?

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 AM   #130
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Depending on how my son copes with the jet lag we might visit Houston Zoo on the Fri. The flight is 16 hours long so not sure how Luke will cope.

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Sam, if you go to the zoo, make sure to see the shoebill storks! They have two of them, male and female, and they are amazing birds! They look almost prehistoric. Very cool and HUGE!! Also, the two red pandas are worth seeing. The Houston zoo has come a long way in the past 10 years or so. Go early if you can, or go in the late afternoon to beat the crowds.

Another fun thing to do is the Downtown Aquarium. It's actually a restaurant built around an aquarium, and they also have some white tigers on display. You have to pay extra for the white tigers, but it's well worth it. You can do one or the other or both. You don't have to eat at the restaurant to do the tigers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #131
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GREAT! I'll let you know. I know the kids want in but have to consider the other cabin.

Last cruise I think we had 40 cabins participate - we separated by location (20 cabins on lower decks, 20 on upper). Some folks still gave to all. It was so much fun. The first cruise the FE exchange was big too but not quite that large.

Any tips on park and cruise hotels in Galveston?

Thanks!
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This is something that I haven't yet figured out myself
I need to very soon. I would like a hotel that we can stay Friday night and leave our car park at the hotel till return for our start Saturday night. To be honest, I haven't been doing a great job finding out this part! If I hear anything, I will let you know!
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:18 PM   #132
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This is something that I haven't yet figured out myself
I need to very soon. I would like a hotel that we can stay Friday night and leave our car park at the hotel till return for our start Saturday night. To be honest, I haven't been doing a great job finding out this part! If I hear anything, I will let you know!
That's exactly what I am looking for too. I'll let you know what I found out. I know the Wyndham is usually an option but they are sold out that night .
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For the FE - is there a count already of cabins with kids? I am leaning towards doing this but want to get an idea on how many cabins we are talking about before I ask our friends from Finland.

How about excursions? Has anyone booked something non-DCL in Cozumel? Am tempted to book Nachi Cocum or one of those but not sure.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #134
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So I have a few concerns, you guys know I am going on this trip with just myself and 7 year old son. I am trying to schedule things for him while maintaining family time at dinner every night. I think that meeting and speaking with you guys is going to help me a lot. Does disney schedule me and my son with other single parents at dinner. I don't want to fill lie the third wheel on a Party of 5. I am jut extremely nervous about doing it all.
So for now. I am sinking me mind into the fish extender
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So I have a few concerns, you guys know I am going on this trip with just myself and 7 year old son. I am trying to schedule things for him while maintaining family time at dinner every night. I think that meeting and speaking with you guys is going to help me a lot. Does disney schedule me and my son with other single parents at dinner. I don't want to fill lie the third wheel on a Party of 5. I am jut extremely nervous about doing it all.
So for now. I am sinking me mind into the fish extender
you can call them and request that you sit with other moms with kids without their husbands. I don't know if they can always do that, but I think they try. If you know someone else who you'd like to sit with, they can link your reservations too. Maybe look over the FE list and see if someone fits your family, and pm them to see if they want to join you for dinner? Just a thought! You're welcome to sit with us, but I'm a grandmom, not a mom (well, at least not to these kids!) and there will be 3 kiddoes with me, not just 1.

Don't be nervous, you have lots of options! If you end up letting them surprise you, and for some reason it doesn't work out, you can request to be moved.

then there's always room service... just kidding, of course!
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