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Old 02-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #346
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A little update on my upcoming trip. I just found out that mom had not told her DBF about this trip until two days ago. Well he had been planning on taking her to their vacation home in GA for her birthday, 3/7. Our trip is 3/8-3/19 so he was for lack of a better word, upset. Mom recognizes this is her fault but for some reason put off telling him. I have been on pins and needles the last 24 hours thinking of all the things I'd have to change and if I could get any points back if she didn't go on the cruise. She called this morning and thankfully she'll still be cruising but will head to GA after the cruise and I will go to WDW as planned. I did have to call and rearrange transportation and still need to book a few things for her but it could have been worse. This will be the first time since 2007 that I'll be at WDW alone, I'll be there 4 days post cruise. I know I'll have a great time but its a little sad to change plans this close to vacation.
Just wanted to chime in and say that solo trips can be a ton of fun
I love going to WDW with DH, he is a wonderful travel partner, but I've done a couple of solo trips to Disneyland Paris and one to Disneyland CA (another one coming up) and I have always had a wonderful time
You'll probably find the CMs chat to you even more than usual, you'll be totally on your own schedule and oddly, I think you will soak up the lovely atmosphere even more than usual
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That bread looks so yummy! What a great idea...that sandwich! Yummmmy
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Just wanted to chime in and say that solo trips can be a ton of fun
I love going to WDW with DH, he is a wonderful travel partner, but I've done a couple of solo trips to Disneyland Paris and one to Disneyland CA (another one coming up) and I have always had a wonderful time
You'll probably find the CMs chat to you even more than usual, you'll be totally on your own schedule and oddly, I think you will soak up the lovely atmosphere even more than usual
Thank you I know I'll still have a great time I was just frustrated. I did a solo trip for a week in 2007 and loved it. It's a nice change of pace from traveling with anyone else. I'm already thinking of some things I want to do I'm never able to otherwise.
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That bread looks so yummy! What a great idea...that sandwich! Yummmmy
It was so delicious! No exaggeration, I'm having that exact sandwich again. and maybe some fish, and cookies, hmmm, might need to skip breakfast that day so I'm adequately hungry.
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9/3-9/9. Even though its been planned for a while it feels much more secure now that I have the room. I need to start reading up on DL!

Thanks!
Are you staying at the Grand Californian? Studio? Request Room. 5505. You won't believe the view.
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Are you staying at the Grand Californian? Studio? Request Room. 5505. You won't believe the view.
Yep, VGC studio. Awesome, thank you.
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Yep, VGC studio. Awesome, thank you.


I love the GCV! Seriously, they're amazing. When are you going?
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It was great to see the photos of Castaway Cay. Even though I have done 4 Disney cruises since, I have not been to Castaway Cay since October 2013. I hope I will make it back next year.

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I love the GCV! Seriously, they're amazing. When are you going?
They look amazing, I'm so excited. This will be my first trip to DL so after this upcoming trip I really need to start planning it's in September, 9/3-9/9.
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It was great to see the photos of Castaway Cay. Even though I have done 4 Disney cruises since, I have not been to Castaway Cay since October 2013. I hope I will make it back next year.

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I have quickly fallen in love with Castaway Cay. It is so relaxing and beautiful.
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Thanks for all the wonderful food pictures. They literally do look good enough to eat! YUM!

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Thanks for all the wonderful food pictures. They literally do look good enough to eat! YUM!

Serenity Bay - I can't wait!
And you must try a Konk Kooler, they're so good!
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They look amazing, I'm so excited. This will be my first trip to DL so after this upcoming trip I really need to start planning it's in September, 9/3-9/9.
They're pretty sweet, right up there with AKV. We love the Hearthstone Lounge. Great drinks. We'd have nightly night caps after ditching the kids. It's nice to just pop downstairs and relax.

Whitewater Snacks has the best nachos ever. We had those many times during the trip and big enough to share.

Storytellers has always been good too for both character and non character meals.

While I love WDW, Disneyland will always be my first love. While I'm not well versed with DCA, I know parts of Disneyland like the back of my hand if you've got any questions.

And off topic, there's a thread for our cruise in the meets section.
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They're pretty sweet, right up there with AKV. We love the Hearthstone Lounge. Great drinks. We'd have nightly night caps after ditching the kids. It's nice to just pop downstairs and relax.

Whitewater Snacks has the best nachos ever. We had those many times during the trip and big enough to share.

Storytellers has always been good too for both character and non character meals.

While I love WDW, Disneyland will always be my first love. While I'm not well versed with DCA, I know parts of Disneyland like the back of my hand if you've got any questions.
Thanks so much! After this cruise I'll be in full DL planning mode. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions.

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And off topic, there's a thread for our cruise in the meets section.
Thanks, I just jumped over there.
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After our lovely lunch we headed back to the ship.









Iíve never seen this plant before, thought it was unusual. Mom knew what it was called but I forget what she said.





This sight doesnít get old.



I think I was trying to be artsy with this oneÖ



Anyone familiar with ships know why the bottom looks like this?



The post office. You can buy postcards and stamps and have an official Castaway Cay postmark. It will take many weeks for your card to arrive at itís destination but it is still a fun activity. We didnít send any this trip but did last time.



How cute is this! Air Mail, just love it!



We were able to board aft and took the elevator right up to our room.



This was a midday towel figurine. A cake or flower, I couldnít figure out which.



We went out to the secret deck and had a gorgeous view of CC.









Then we headed up to the Rainforest Room for one last time. I must have taken this on the way. I really love the look of the upper decks. Well I loved pretty much everything about the Wonder for that matter.

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