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Old 06-13-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 139

Our Alaskan Adventure

After our many trips to Disneyworld and Disneyland, our one trip to Disneyland Paris and our single Mexican Riviera Disney cruise on the Wonder, I have never posted a trip report. I always use others reports to plan my trips, but have never found the courage to do my own.
This time I feel like it might actually help others and to show my gratitude to those that did post Alaska reports, I figured I would return the favor. I found them difficult to come by, especially reports that included children in the equation.

So, here I am. This is definitely out of my comfort zone, so please be gentle. We were on the June 3-10 sailing.

Here we are

Don't be fooled by my username. I joined DIS when I only had 2 kids and really only planned on 2 kids. Alas, here I am. We have 4 beautiful children and I wouldn't change a thing.

We have an 8 year old, a 7 year old, a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old. I was worried to take my kids on an Alaskan cruise when they were so young from the trip reports I read, but I have since learned that it's all a matter of opinion. Like some people say not to take your kids to Disneyworld when they are young because they won't remember.

Disclaimer: we are from Canada and were able to drive to the port, so we didn't travel across the country for this trip. We also only booked this cruise because my parents were going on it. It was their 40th wedding anniversary and a dream come true for them. We just decided to surprise them by joining them.

We did not tell our kids we were going on the cruise. Instead we told them we were going on a vacation to Vancouver. They didn't figure it out until we were through customs in the terminal and they saw the Disney cruise line signs everywhere. Their expressions were priceless.

Our excursions included Liarsville in Skagway, Summer dog sledding and discovery camp in Juneau and the lumberjack show in Ketchikan. I also have a little bit of perspective on travelling in a wheelchair. We did not do the same excursions as them, but I do have their feedback and can share what I know.

I will do my best to answer any questions and try to remember any details that others may care to hear. I will be back tomorrow to share our cruise.

ETA: Forewarning; we committed a lot of DIS faux pas. I am fully aware of how many people feel about these things. We did them anyways and they worked out for us.

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