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Old 10-08-2007, 09:12 AM   #1
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All the way from Japan to enjoy the WONDER of Disney--The Cruise

Hi everyone. If you are joining in for this part of the report and don't know it, this is actually the second part of the report. The first part was over on the Disney TR section. I'll try to link them soon, but I'm not computer savvy.

First let me introduce my family if you haven't read the first part of this report.

Me--the BIG guy--tokyodisneydad--Wally. I'm a Disney Fanatic I have been all my life. I'm from Georgia just up the road from WDW, but I've been in Japan for 10 years. Favorite character: Goofy. I spent 10 months planning this trip to perfection. The cruise was exactly that P E R F E C T!!!

DDM--tokyodisneymom--beautiful--my heart--Kiyomi. Likes Disney, but not even close to the same level as me. Fell in love with Castaway Cay as did I. Favorite character: Mickey (same birthday) also a big fan of Stitch.

DDA-- boy crazy 15--stepdaughter--Akane. Drove me crazy about THE BOY (see first half of TR). Favorite Character Minnie. Step daughter but I love her like my own.

DDJ--watch out cows here she comes--Junna 13(now14). I have a 100 pictures of her eye on this trip. Drove me crazy playing with the camera.

Ok thats my family. Like I said the girls are stepdaughters, but I love them. This trip was all about building a father daughter bond. Did it work? Well I guess you will have join on in and see.

Along the way I will share lots of pictures and stories. I'm no cruise expert, this was our first. But I'm happy to answer questions along the way. Join us now for the most MAGICal and WONDERfull experience of my life--a Disney Cruise.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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If you missed the first half and want to go back and read here is a link
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:32 AM   #3
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:40 AM   #4
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Can't wait to read more... I loved the land portion and feel like I know your family.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:43 AM   #5
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yippee!!!!!

i've been waiting for the second half of your report..

i'll just pull up a chair, and wait for the magic to begin...
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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loved the 1st part of your TR....i even got my dh to read it!! can't wait to read more about your cruise...
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:23 AM   #7
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I just read your WDW Report all at once and wow you had some magical moments but sorry you had some not so great moments.

Can't wait to hear about your cruise
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:01 PM   #8
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Hi there! Count me in again too...I showed your picture (from your other TR) to my niece and she recognized you from the ship also. Can't wait to see what you have to say about the cruise I am in the planning, very early planning, stages of next August taking my three nephews 16, 16, and 14) to stay at AKL (will be my first time as a DVC member.)
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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oh my goodness, I just sat here and read your TR from WDW in one sitting...lol

We spent 4 years in Okinawa, and never made it to Tokyo Disney. I did see it from the road one time on our way from the airport. LOL

I am truly enjoying your reports, and am looking forward to the cruise portion as well.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #10
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Can't wait to read more... I loved the land portion and feel like I know your family.
Glad you are back on for the cruise

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yippee!!!!!

i've been waiting for the second half of your report..

i'll just pull up a chair, and wait for the magic to begin...
Refresh your because here we go

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loved the 1st part of your TR....i even got my dh to read it!! can't wait to read more about your cruise...
Glad you enjoyed the first half

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I just read your WDW Report all at once and wow you had some magical moments but sorry you had some not so great moments.

Can't wait to hear about your cruise
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Hi there! Count me in again too...I showed your picture (from your other TR) to my niece and she recognized you from the ship also. Can't wait to see what you have to say about the cruise I am in the planning, very early planning, stages of next August taking my three nephews 16, 16, and 14) to stay at AKL (will be my first time as a DVC member.)
Our family was hard to miss. Especially the night the girls wore their Yukatas (summer kimonos)

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oh my goodness, I just sat here and read your TR from WDW in one sitting...lol

We spent 4 years in Okinawa, and never made it to Tokyo Disney. I did see it from the road one time on our way from the airport. LOL

I am truly enjoying your reports, and am looking forward to the cruise portion as well.
Tokyo Disney SEA is a must see. I've never been to Okinawa. Is it really as beautiful as they say? I think it would be hard to beat Castaway Cay
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:13 PM   #11
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I'm in too! Loved the first part of your TR and am looking forward to hearing all about the cruise!
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #12
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We are off to see the WONDER

Are you ready for a cruise? I wasn't This was my first ever cruise and first time ever on anything bigger than a fishing boat. I was nervous about everything. Checking in, getting sea sick, the sheer size of the ship, being afraid of heights, onboard credits....you name it I was worried about it. I'll explain more as we sail along together, but I will say that DCL made all my worries for nothing. All the pixie dust that has seemed to have left the parks can be found on the ship.

Our trip started by going over to the Dolphin hotel to catch the bus to travel to Port Canaveral. I was worried that I had forgot something or wouldn't be able to check in. The DCL staff were VERY friendly and helpful.

The Dolphin was beautiful, but I don't think I would ever like to stay there. Just to ritzy for my taste. Mt family was the first to arrive and way too early. DDJ and DDA turned one section of the lobby into their living room. Junna went to sleep on the sofa and Akane started putting on makeup. Setting up her mirror and makeup on one of the tables. Kiyomi wanted to go to the bathroom and I wanted to go shopping and pin trading. The Dolphin is NOT the place for pin trading. i didn't see one CM with a lanyard besides the DCL staff. At one of the shops I bough Kiyomi a gift. I won't tell you what it was just yet. I had bought it to give her on the ship. If I remember or if you remind me I'll tell you all about it later on our journey together.

Anyway we still had lots of time to kill so DDM and I went for a walk between the Dolphin and Swan. I was also on a mission to find batteries for DDAs translating dictionary. Well I found batteries and took a few pictures outside. When we come back DDJ is still sleeping. (She would do alot of this on the cruise) DDA is nowhere to be seen. I'm not worried, but decide to go find her and give her the batteries. Well any guesses as to where I found her? If you read the first half you probably know-- the pay phones--talking to THE BOY. I go back to the lobby and wait for her.
When she comes back I take her to the side so DDM can't hear and tell her that it was OK that she called THE BOY, but NO MORE. She says she wants to call him from the ship, but I tell her it would cost a fortune per minute and she kind of goes but understands.

Well finally the time arrived. Its' time to get on the bus and go


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Old 10-08-2007, 08:35 PM   #13
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ohhhhh so close to leaving and you stoppp the suspsense is tooo much! LOL

More please
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:37 PM   #14
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Great start! Can't wait for more! How sweet to buy a surprise gift for your wife.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:23 PM   #15
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That's a very triumphant looking picture! I know you had a GREAT voyage. Look forward to hearing every detail.
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