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Old 06-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #256
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The temptation is to go to BOTH seatings and really blow this diet I'm on now.
I'm with ya... lets do both

I did first seating because I heard that it's the hardest to get and that the late was easier to change to if you wanted.... but I'm thinking it's suppose to be better for the shows and a nutritious meal allows you to gorge on ice cream, cookies and cakes later (not me... I don't eat that stuff but DD does)
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I'm with ya... lets do both

I did first seating because I heard that it's the hardest to get and that the late was easier to change to if you wanted.... but I'm thinking it's suppose to be better for the shows and a nutritious meal allows you to gorge on ice cream, cookies and cakes later (not me... I don't eat that stuff but DD does)
If you want to change, let us know so we can connect our ressies! :D
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:32 PM   #258
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If you want to change, let us know so we can connect our ressies! :D
You've cruised.
I wouldn't bale on Tex or shwarren70 but what are the goods and the bads of the different seatings?
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #259
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Really depends on the needs/desires of the family.

We go with earlier seating because we have a 3yo. so the earlier seating is like at 6pm (Who knows for sure what it is?)
Then the show is at like 8pm. (Again if someone knows the real times, correct me )
We don't want her to have to wait to eat until 8, plus if she eats that late, she'll be up until at least 12. With the early seating, she goes with us to the show, and if she starts to crash out on my lap, that's fine. We can carry her back to the room and put her to bed.

Bad side is, if you are big on excursions, you have to be back to the ship in enough time to get cleaned up and changed for dinner...although you can always eat upstairs at the buffet.

i'm interested to hear others' thoughts on why they prefer one over the other....
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:29 PM   #260
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Really depends on the needs/desires of the family.

We go with earlier seating because we have a 3yo. so the earlier seating is like at 6pm (Who knows for sure what it is?)
Then the show is at like 8pm. (Again if someone knows the real times, correct me )
We don't want her to have to wait to eat until 8, plus if she eats that late, she'll be up until at least 12. With the early seating, she goes with us to the show, and if she starts to crash out on my lap, that's fine. We can carry her back to the room and put her to bed.

Bad side is, if you are big on excursions, you have to be back to the ship in enough time to get cleaned up and changed for dinner...although you can always eat upstairs at the buffet.

i'm interested to hear others' thoughts on why they prefer one over the other....
Bummer.... I didn't even think about the excursions. I was wanting to do Atlantis and not stay the whole time but I wouldn't want to be pressured to get back. I'd like to know if it's hard to do Atlantis and also visit Nassua some. I'd like to find what time we have to be back on the ship.

We may have to compromise the whole hygiene thing that night at dinner
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Bummer.... I didn't even think about the excursions. I was wanting to do Atlantis and not stay the whole time but I wouldn't want to be pressured to get back. I'd like to know if it's hard to do Atlantis and also visit Nassua some. I'd like to find what time we have to be back on the ship.

We may have to compromise the whole hygiene thing that night at dinner
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NOOOOOO!!!! NOT THAT!!!!! Wait...you are first seating. OK!
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Really depends on the needs/desires of the family.

Bad side is, if you are big on excursions, you have to be back to the ship in enough time to get cleaned up and changed for dinner...although you can always eat upstairs at the buffet.
The same could be said about the shows; if you have second seating you go to the early show. If you are on an excursion you have to rush back to see the show...

it really comes down to what your priorities are. Also if you miss the dinner there is always food available at the other quick service location somewhere on the ship (I think) or room service is available too.
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The same could be said about the shows; if you have second seating you go to the early show. If you are on an excursion you have to rush back to see the show...

it really comes down to what your priorities are. Also if you miss the dinner there is always food available at the other quick service location somewhere on the ship (I think) or room service is available too.
I wonder what would happen if someone missed the first seating and wanted to sit at the second seating? Like with their friends? I guess the would "frown" on that lol
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I can't keep up with ya'll... I go to bed and we are on page 16, and I get to work and there are a lot more conversations going on...

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WOW, I missed a bunch of chatter! Even though my e-mail preferences are set correctly, I seem not to be getting any e-mail notifcations about this thread (and others too, now that I think about it!)...

Anyhoo....

Not much new with me really. I bought some shorts on sale yesterday which I'm psyched about and will use for the trip.

We have Friday (and Monday) off so just 2 more days and I have absolutely nothing planned for this 4 day weekend (except for watching me some tennis and some soccer!) oh and loads of cleaning house!

I have no comments about dinner seating but am glad that Stargazer is feeling the love!!

Marianne's other thread is making me hungry btw!!!


I'll be on a bit today I'm sure! Hope you all are off to a great start of your day!
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Bummer.... I didn't even think about the excursions. I was wanting to do Atlantis and not stay the whole time but I wouldn't want to be pressured to get back. I'd like to know if it's hard to do Atlantis and also visit Nassua some. I'd like to find what time we have to be back on the ship.

We may have to compromise the whole hygiene thing that night at dinner
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Okay now, no compromising the hygiene... You may have to do a "birdbath" as my grandma called it... Fill the sink with water and hit the high spots!
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I can't keep up with ya'll... I go to bed and we are on page 16, and I get to work and there are a lot more conversations going on...

I know!! That's what I'm sayin'!!!!!!!!!!
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I have to admit I googled it..hehe. I've been there but wasn't sure exactly where it was. I'm 40 miles north of Carondolet (in Edwardsville 10 min from ALTON) but about the same distance from the airport. Google says 36 min but I've made it in under 20. lol.
I have to admit the first time I was trying to find it (about 12 years ago), goodle said it didn't exist. It is a tiny little crossroad town... Her husband works for the railroad out of Dupo, and she is a substitute teacher for Dupo Community Schools. Okay speedy, watch out for the blue lights behind you!
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Okay now, no compromising the hygiene... You may have to do a "birdbath" as my grandma called it... Fill the sink with what and hit the high spots!
That's not what my grandmother called it!
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I wonder what would happen if someone missed the first seating and wanted to sit at the second seating? Like with their friends? I guess the would "frown" on that lol
I think that is a possibility and that they allow that but only if they have openings... such as people going to Palo. And does Disney frown... I thought that was against the rules.
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