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Old 08-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
Snowpuff526
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The Harris Family's Fantastical Voyage on the Disney Fantasy: August 3-10

Hello Everyone! And welcome to my very first trip report. My family and I just got home from our first ever Disney Cruise sailing the beautiful Disney Fantasy to the Western Caribbean. But before I dive into our trip I’d like to formally introduce my family and I.


To the very right is me, Emily. I’m fifteen years old. Turning sixteen in December, and I love everything Disney. It’s been a dream of mine for the past four years to go on a Disney Cruise, and I’m so proud to say that my dream has become a reality! Next to me is my mom, Kim. She’s a pianist and a music/performing arts teacher at my old school. She also loves Disney and was very much looking forward to going on this cruise. To the left of my mom is my dad. He’s a very goofy guy, and really likes to embarrass my sister and I… mainly in public. Like my mom, he too is a musician, and he is a Professor of Jazz at a local college. At the far left is my sister Madelyn. She’s nineteen years old, almost twenty (YIKES!!) and is going to be a junior at college.
Well there you have it! Now that we’re all introduced let’s get this show on the road.

The Pre-Trip Report
Our vacation started bright and early on August 2nd. Here’s a pic of my luggage packed up and ready to go.


We had to get up around 5:00 a.m. in order to make our 8:40 flight. It was still dark outside when we loaded up the car. Then we were on the road. It was about an hour drive from our house to LA so we arrived at the airport around 6:00.



After checking in we went through security, and headed towards our gate. My sister and I were in the mood for some Starbucks so we went to go wait in line.


And there was a line indeed. It took us about 45 minutes to get our order in. But it was well worth it.


While drinking my lovely Chai Tea Frappuccino, my mom and I watched our plane get ready to load the passengers on.



It was about a 15-minute wait until we boarded. There were a lot of families that were going to Walt Disney World, but there was actually a family that was going on our same cruise! It's such a small world.
Virgin America is a really cool airline. When you board they have this awesome mood lighting.


And personal televisions for every guest!


Here's the view from my seat.


And before I knew it we were off in the sky. Here’s a pic of the personal television with a map to show us where are plane was. It was a pretty neat feature.


I loved these cloud formations.


Finally after 5 hours we landed in Orlando. Woohoo! Let the vacation officially begin!


What’s really cool about MCO is that they have a Hyatt hotel inside the airport. My family and I stayed there for the night.



Here’s a sign regarding Disney Cruise Line guests.


Besides being a big fan of Disney I also LOVE Harry Potter, so my mom and I decided that it would be fitting for us to spend the rest of the day at Universal to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So in order to make the most of our time we went to our room to drop off our luggage.



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