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Old 05-17-2013, 07:14 AM   #106
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The packing cubes just keep things compartment aliased and also can make them more compact. I have never used them before but watched some YouTube videos and decided to I've them a try.

The tornados were about an hour north of us. We got some thunderstorms our way but no tornados.

The girls are about to be out of school in a couple of weeks so it will feel like vacation time is here ( although I will still be working).
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:10 AM   #107
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The packing cubes just keep things compartment aliased and also can make them more compact. I have never used them before but watched some YouTube videos and decided to I've them a try.

The tornados were about an hour north of us. We got some thunderstorms our way but no tornados.

The girls are about to be out of school in a couple of weeks so it will feel like vacation time is here ( although I will still be working).
We got the packing cubes for our China Adventure by Disney last summer as we were only allowed ONE suitcase per person. They were awesome! The biggest advantage though, which doesn't really apply to a cruise, is constantly moving hotels and trying to keep your suitcase organized (we had 5 hotels).

So glad to hear the tornados didn't affect you - so sad.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #108
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Hi All!

Thought I posted on here before a few months ago but can't see the post! We're sailing on this cruise too (me, DH, DS 13 and DD 8 1/2). It will be our fifth Disney Cruise and second time to do the Med Cruise (although our last one was an 11 Day Med cruise so that took a bit more planning!).
Looking forward to cruising on the Magic again....its my favourite Disney ship! Hoping to see a few different places this time and also to chill a bit more and enjoy the ship....very easy to overdo the excursions on the Med cruise and come home needing another holiday!

If the FE list is still open, count us in!
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #109
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Us and kids (12, 10 and 7)

Hi Everyone!

We're so excited for this trip! Our children are a 12 yo boy, and 10 yo and 7 yo girls. We're headed to Barcelona from Chicago (actually Indiana) and couldn't believe how expensive the airfare was, so we really want to make this trip worthwhile. We're doing private tours for all the shore excursions except Naples, which I saw from www.shorebee.com was pretty easy to navigate with public transportation. Hmm... let's see, what else? We have early seating and booked a Sunday dinner at Palo. I'm currently looking for walkie talkies and water fans to use during that HOT Mediterranean August. I'm totally curious about what kind of movies and shows will be on board. And kind of bummed that we'll be one of the last trips on the worn down Magic before it gets a complete overhaul and renovation this September. We sailed the same ship 11 years ago when our son was 1.

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #110
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Hi Everyone!

I'm currently looking for walkie talkies and water fans to use during that HOT Mediterranean August. ...We sailed the same ship 11 years ago when our son was 1.

Hope to see you on board!
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Hey, you found us! I'm planning on making some neck wrap things with water absorbing crystals. I made some last year for WDW but my family wouldn't wear them -- DH said he didn't like clammy things around his neck, and they just weren't "cool" enough for the girls. But I wore mine and it really helped me to stay cool.

We sailed on the Magic in 2005 when it docked in Los Angeles for DisneyLand's 50th anniversary (and my 50th -- Disneyland and I are the same age!). We went down the Mexican Riviera. I like the size of the Magic -- we sailed on the Fantasy last year. Beautiful ship but big!

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Getting Excited!!!!

Hello! My husband and I are more than ready to start vacation. Ths is our first Disney Cruise. We're travelling with his family (parents, brother/sis-in-law and their kids). I've been to Rome and Barelona before (and can give some tips). I would love to articipate in a FE group if others are interested.
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Hello 1travelgirl!
Welcome to the boards and to our little group. I am also traveling with extended family -- my husband's mother and father and his brother who has some developmental disabilities but enjoys the food and the characters very much.

Tell us what's the best stuff to do in Barcelona! We are arriving on Wednesday about noon, so we have a few days before the cruise and two days after.

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I went to Barcelona solo a few years ago. One thing that I really enjoyed was participating in a cooking class/dinner. I also saw a show at the Palace of Catalan Music. The show was just ok, but the building is amazing! Montserrat was slightly boring to me, but the area was lovely. We have some time pre- and post cruise and we plan on doing a tapas tour and heading out of town to see the Dali museum.
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Just booked our excursions today! Still trying to decide if we want to do Palo for brunch. My sister has celiac, so she's not sure how much she's going to be able to eat and if it is worth it for her. Anyone have any experience with a food allergy there for brunch?

One of the excursions I really wanted to do was already booked. Is there any way to get put on a waiting list for it and if so, how do I go about doing that? Thanks for any help!
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Just booked our excursions today! Still trying to decide if we want to do Palo for brunch. My sister has celiac, so she's not sure how much she's going to be able to eat and if it is worth it for her. Anyone have any experience with a food allergy there for brunch?

One of the excursions I really wanted to do was already booked. Is there any way to get put on a waiting list for it and if so, how do I go about doing that? Thanks for any help!
Which excursions did you book, and which one was filled?

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10! We will definitely see you there!

Also, we definitely should figure out a plan to meet in TX or Barcelona before the cruise to introduce DD16's! Ideas?
I'm thinking maybe we could meet at Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas in June -- could be just the moms and 16 year olds, or could be whole family. What do you think? I was there with Rachel's orchestra field trip this week.
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I'm thinking maybe we could meet at Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas in June -- could be just the moms and 16 year olds, or could be whole family. What do you think? I was there with Rachel's orchestra field trip this week.
Great idea! I'll PM you and we can work out the details!
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Hi All!

Thought I posted on here before a few months ago but can't see the post! We're sailing on this cruise too (me, DH, DS 13 and DD 8 1/2). It will be our fifth Disney Cruise and second time to do the Med Cruise (although our last one was an 11 Day Med cruise so that took a bit more planning!).
Looking forward to cruising on the Magic again....its my favourite Disney ship! Hoping to see a few different places this time and also to chill a bit more and enjoy the ship....very easy to overdo the excursions on the Med cruise and come home needing another holiday!

If the FE list is still open, count us in!
Welcome! I don't think anyone has started organizing an FE list yet; we'll need to get that going soon though!
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Hi Everyone!

We're so excited for this trip! Our children are a 12 yo boy, and 10 yo and 7 yo girls. We're headed to Barcelona from Chicago (actually Indiana) and couldn't believe how expensive the airfare was, so we really want to make this trip worthwhile. We're doing private tours for all the shore excursions except Naples, which I saw from www.shorebee.com was pretty easy to navigate with public transportation. Hmm... let's see, what else? We have early seating and booked a Sunday dinner at Palo. I'm currently looking for walkie talkies and water fans to use during that HOT Mediterranean August. I'm totally curious about what kind of movies and shows will be on board. And kind of bummed that we'll be one of the last trips on the worn down Magic before it gets a complete overhaul and renovation this September. We sailed the same ship 11 years ago when our son was 1.

Hope to see you on board!
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Welcome!

I'm with you - wish we were getting the "new improved" Magic, but it's still my favorite ship. The Dream just seemed too big to us.

We've got late dinner - anticipating that we'll be out on excursions right up until the ship departs.
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Which excursions did you book, and which one was filled?

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I booked the Vatican City, Colosseum, and Catacombs excursion. I wanted the Jumping Back into Eternal Rome (adult only if possible) excursion.
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