Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum > Disney Cruise Meets
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #151
skayrobe
Mouseketeer
 
skayrobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 341

Embarkation

I will start with embarkation. It went very smoothly. We live in Houston so it was easy getting to port. We choose Ez parking and it went well. They should have discounts for when you make your parking reservations.

Do make sure you register your kids for the kids clubs online before you get there. I couldn't remember and that line was long and slow. You can get your kids wrist bands on the boat.

Minnie was available for pics right after we went thru the registration line. There was absolutely no line. We walked up , took pics and got on the boat. Sherry
skayrobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #152
Ana~n~Joseph
I cried like a baby when my 12 month old son met Mickey for the first time
 
Ana~n~Joseph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,876

Quote:
Originally Posted by skayrobe View Post
I will start with embarkation. It went very smoothly. We live in Houston so it was easy getting to port. We choose Ez parking and it went well. They should have discounts for when you make your parking reservations.

Do make sure you register your kids for the kids clubs online before you get there. I couldn't remember and that line was long and slow. You can get your kids wrist bands on the boat.

Minnie was available for pics right after we went thru the registration line. There was absolutely no line. We walked up , took pics and got on the boat. Sherry
Hi Sherry! So good to hear that embarkation went smoothly. If you don't mind me asking, what was your port arrival time?
__________________
Me DH and DS(5) Follow me on twitter: @abfallas

Dec ‘95 – ASMusic; Dec ‘96 – ASMusic; Dec ‘97 – offsite; Dec ‘98 – ASMusic; Dec ‘99 ASMovies ; Aug ‘02 – ASMusic ; Jan ‘06 – CBR (Honeymoon); Sept ‘06 – Pop; Nov ‘06 – ASMusic; March ‘07 – POR; Sep ‘07 – Pop; Sept '07 - DLP; Feb ‘08 – Pop; Sept ‘08 – CSR; Jan ‘09 – Pop; Jan’ 09 – CR Club; March ‘10 – Boardwalk; Sept ‘10 – CSR; May ‘11 – CR; Sept '11 - AKL; Dec '11 - AKL Club; Dec '11 - Christmas Cruise - Disney Dream; September 2012 - AKL w/ BFF - November 2012 - Pop w/ DS + Mom & Disney Dream; April 2013 Disney Magic - Coming Up: October 2013 - AKL-Kidani - ToT 10 miler; Dec 2013 - Wilderness Lodge; Feb 2014 - Disney Dream & AKL/BWV; Aug 2014 - Disney Magic Med; Sept 2014 - BLT, AKL & Disney Dream w/ BFF; Jan 2015 - Pop Century; November 2015 - Wine & Dine Half; January 2016 - Disney Magic
Ana~n~Joseph is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #153
skayrobe
Mouseketeer
 
skayrobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 341

Port Arrival and lunch

Our port arrival time was 11:30 to 12:00. We arrived on time for that.

As we got on the ship we were greeted by Austin and he mentioned several places to have lunch since our staterooms were not ready until around 1:30. We headed up to Deck 9 for a buffet, the girls loved it. I packed waffle cones in my carry on and they had ice cream in the waffle cones. I also carried their swim suits on and the girls changed into swim suits and hopped in the Mickey pool. They swam and had so much fun on the slide. Sherry
skayrobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #154
SsMom
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hot Texas
Posts: 17

dinner

do you remember the dining rotation?
SsMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #155
skayrobe
Mouseketeer
 
skayrobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 341

Dining

We had late seating. My dining rotation was parrot Cay, Lumiere's , Lumiere's,and Animators. I had called ahead to Disney to request Lumiere's twice since it is my favorite restaurant on the Magic. Sherry

I don' want to spoil anything else for anyone who loves surprises. Our navigators are posted on our disboards for the Febr 1 cruise. If you have any questions pm me. It was such an incredible time.

Everything was first class Disney as always.

Moms of little girls, be warned, the Princess picture lines were very very very long. Get there early. They cut off the lines. Sherry
skayrobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #156
SsMom
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hot Texas
Posts: 17

Thanks :)

I want to get the chance to be in all the restaurants but want to be at palo too.
Thanks for the tips!
SsMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #157
TexasCamps
Keep Calm & Cruise On
 
TexasCamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 17

Quote:
Originally Posted by skayrobe View Post
Moms of little girls, be warned, the Princess picture lines were very very very long. Get there early. They cut off the lines. Sherry
On our last cruise I went to stand in line about an hour before the princesses came out. I was about the fifth person in line and none of us had kids with us . I left DD with DH and they showed up just before the princesses came out. That way I didn't have to hear DD complain about the long wait.

Also remember to have an autograph book with you. We didn't, but I was able to buy one from the table of items they brought out before the princesses came out. I would have preferred a different book, but at that point I was glad to have something.
__________________
Amy Camp

Need a fish extender for your Disney Cruise? Check out my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BullfrogsButterflies

TexasCamps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #158
KurlyStarr
Earning My Ears
 
KurlyStarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 67

Such great tips!! Thank you, thank you!!

My DD LOVES the Princesses (Belle, Cinderella and Tiana to be exact) so I know the Princess pics will be a must-do... but there is no way I'm going to be able to keep a three year old still for that long I thought I read somewhere that they give you two way radios onboard? Is that truth or a fable?

Off to find the Navigators....
__________________
Me DH DD(4) DS(18mos)
KurlyStarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #159
skayrobe
Mouseketeer
 
skayrobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 341

Wave phones

Yes , the wave phones work great. Dave and I both had one because we were rarely in the same place together. The kids club would text us if the girls wanted to come out and both of us would show up to get them. Sherry
skayrobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #160
skayrobe
Mouseketeer
 
skayrobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 341

Fish Exchange

Our Fe on the Febr 1st cruise went great. We had a cut off date of one month before sailing. Four more families asked to be included after the cut off date. There were about seven of us who could accommodate them. So I ended up with 30 staterooms to deliver to. We got great gifts and the girls loved checking the pockets every time we came back to the stateroom. Sherry
skayrobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #161
dallastxcpa
DIS Veteran
 
dallastxcpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 1,971

Quote:
Originally Posted by skayrobe View Post
Our Fe on the Febr 1st cruise went great. We had a cut off date of one month before sailing. Four more families asked to be included after the cut off date. There were about seven of us who could accommodate them. So I ended up with 30 staterooms to deliver to. We got great gifts and the girls loved checking the pockets every time we came back to the stateroom. Sherry
That sounds awesome. I think we should probably cut off 1 month out also. So far it looks like we will have smaller group not one of those 100+ groups.

To all of the new people I have been super busy this week and I promise I will add your names to the first page this weekend.
__________________
dallastxcpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #162
susieyarb
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 88

12 year olds!

Quote:
Originally Posted by angmpenning View Post
I see lots of little ones coming, looking for some older kids who might be coming as well. We are bringing 3 12yos and 2 14yos, and they would love some company!

Also, how do we get involved in the FE?
My DD is 12 as well! It will be great to introduce them ahead of time.
susieyarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #163
m&m's mom
Waiting for the waterless cruise
I really am quite evil
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Posts: 5,769

I have a 13 yo DD who is on the 7th grade. Would they be in the same kids group? Since we have been on all 4 ships, I honestly cannot remember which ship has which club, plus it's been 3 years since we have been on the Magic.
This is not the club on deck 2 it is? Honestly, I felt like it was a dungeon.
__________________
m&m's mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #164
susieyarb
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 88

Do we do an official roll call when it gets closer to time to leave? Question for seasoned cruisers, since we are in Cozumel on Sunday, will all the shops be open? I also have a question about the Rainforest Room. Is it worth the daily pass fee to try it out?
susieyarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #165
m&m's mom
Waiting for the waterless cruise
I really am quite evil
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Posts: 5,769

62 days and I am still in GTY status although no biggie since I am not participating in the FE.
We were in Cozumel on the Fantasy this summer but I did not get off the ship. Costa Maya and the ruins wore me out the day before.
__________________
m&m's mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.