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Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #241
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Who knew how much I'd miss spending a week away from the DIS?

We are deifinitely IN for Triton's, as well as the Roaming Mickey. We're also happy to participate in grown-up Game Nights. Are there plans to schedule private tasting(s) for our group? As someone with two of the estimated 300 children, I'd like to suggest a 'playdate-at-sea'. The DIS kids did this on the Pixar Cruise, it was fun.

Can't wait 'til the 5th to book the extras!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #242
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Who knew how much I'd miss spending a week away from the DIS?

We are deifinitely IN for Triton's, as well as the Roaming Mickey. We're also happy to participate in grown-up Game Nights. Are there plans to schedule private tasting(s) for our group? As someone with two of the estimated 300 children, I'd like to suggest a 'playdate-at-sea'. The DIS kids did this on the Pixar Cruise, it was fun.

Can't wait 'til the 5th to book the extras!
I put you down for Roaming Mickey!
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Who knew how much I'd miss spending a week away from the DIS?

We are deifinitely IN for Triton's, as well as the Roaming Mickey. We're also happy to participate in grown-up Game Nights. Are there plans to schedule private tasting(s) for our group? As someone with two of the estimated 300 children, I'd like to suggest a 'playdate-at-sea'. The DIS kids did this on the Pixar Cruise, it was fun.

Can't wait 'til the 5th to book the extras!
Got you on the list for Triton's

Would love do a playdate at sea too! What did you do on the Pixar cruise? As a mom to an only child I would love for DS to make some friends to play with...well besides me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #244
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We would like to be added to list! Thanks
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #245
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #246
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Love the playdate at sea idea. Maybe we can start with a kids' meetup at the Mickey Pool after lunch, weather permitting (I remember afternoon rain every day the last time I was in Florida)? That way everyone can get acquainted before they get thrown into the clubs. My DD will be pretty inseparable from her cousins but we've talked to her about including kids who don't have friends yet onboard.

Anyway, we will be up there as soon as we board, so feel free to come join us. We love the pool deck quick service so our lunch will be there, but I know lots of people prefer Parrot Cay or BBB to eat after embarkation.
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Love the playdate at sea idea. Maybe we can start with a kids' meetup at the Mickey Pool after lunch, weather permitting (I remember afternoon rain every day the last time I was in Florida)? That way everyone can get acquainted before they get thrown into the clubs. My DD will be pretty inseparable from her cousins but we've talked to her about including kids who don't have friends yet onboard.

Anyway, we will be up there as soon as we board, so feel free to come join us. We love the pool deck quick service so our lunch will be there, but I know lots of people prefer Parrot Cay or BBB to eat after embarkation.
We might join you guys....not sure yet when we will get on the ship.
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Are there plans to schedule private tasting(s) for our group?
I would be interested in those too, but have not had any feedback from others yet. I guess before scheduling anything with DCL, we would have to make sure that we have enough participants at least for one tasting ...

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Cool! In case you also plan on bringing a game for that, let me know which one so I can list it in the 2nd post!
By the way everybody, how are we going to decide on which dates to set for game nights? I'm a bit reluctant to suggest anything because I am so unsure of the menu and show schedules, and so on. Would some of the more experienced 14-night cruisers like to make suggestions? And/or Meghatron, whose hubby came up with the idea originally?
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:02 AM   #250
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Maybe we can start with a kids' meetup at the Mickey Pool after lunch, weather permitting (I remember afternoon rain every day the last time I was in Florida)? That way everyone can get acquainted before they get thrown into the clubs.
I'll put that in the event calendar to make it more visible!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:21 AM   #251
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Cool! In case you also plan on bringing a game for that, let me know which one so I can list it in the 2nd post!
By the way everybody, how are we going to decide on which dates to set for game nights? I'm a bit reluctant to suggest anything because I am so unsure of the menu and show schedules, and so on. Would some of the more experienced 14-night cruisers like to make suggestions? And/or Meghatron, whose hubby came up with the idea originally?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #252
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Urgh - I hate trying to decide when to pull the trigger on flights!

Today I priced out a United Flight from SNA leaving 12:40 on 5/20 - flying thru IAH - arriving IND 10:22p.
If we go for their Economy PLus seating (Scott is 6' 4" & needs all the extra legroom he can get) - we're at $577. That doesn't include baggage fees - we're aiming for 1 checked bag each. Does the airport have shipping facilities?

We only fly 1-2 times a year, so I really don't know when the best time to buy tickets is - any frequent flyers care to chime in?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:37 AM   #253
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Urgh - I hate trying to decide when to pull the trigger on flights!

Today I priced out a United Flight from SNA leaving 12:40 on 5/20 - flying thru IAH - arriving IND 10:22p.
If we go for their Economy PLus seating (Scott is 6' 4" & needs all the extra legroom he can get) - we're at $577. That doesn't include baggage fees - we're aiming for 1 checked bag each. Does the airport have shipping facilities?

We only fly 1-2 times a year, so I really don't know when the best time to buy tickets is - any frequent flyers care to chime in?
My husband is also 6'4, but he will manage for flights when he has to...its not comfy but its only one day - I figure if I can wear heels all day sometimes he can deal with less legroom once in a blue moon right? Could your husband sit in a regular economy seat?

Out of SNA I found a low rate of $191 on Southwest (AND no baggage fees!)
If you fly out of LAX you can get a one-way on American for $192.
So there are lower priced options out there, but they may not be as comfortable for your hubby

I think you just have to keep checking and when you see a price that is reasonable to you, you have to go for it. But if Economy Plus is the only option for you, then you have to take what you can get price wise.

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #254
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Beauty & the Best - thanks for the feedback!

I don't wear heels, so I can't use that comparison with Scott! He can do the regular seats, but it makes for an unpleasant 3+ hrs.

I considered SouthWest, but the cheap flight would get us in so late! Plus, we still would have to shuttle back to the hotel to get the car & drive 1 hr 20 min home! Scott's not a fan of SW's no assigned seats, even with the Early Bird option.

Sigh - I'm one of those early prep people (already have a "Cruise Stuff" box going) so waiting to see if ticket prices drop is just killing me!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #255
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Flights are purchased both ways. $420 for all flights. Funny thing is that we have to fly from SLC to LAX then on to MCO. $300 cheaper to do it that way. At least it is an overnight flight like we usually take.
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