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Old 01-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #91
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Evening of the last day...

After the extremely short visit to the spa, we head back to the room and start to get a little sad. It is our last night on the ship. As I start to pack since we won't have time later (and bags have to be placed outside the door by ten), I decide to order room service. I picked the cheese plate and cookies. We loved the cheese plate but never got around to eating the cookies.





View of the sunset from our room.

So after we were done packing, we headed to our nightly show. Tonight was Disney Dreams, An Enchanted Classic. It was a good show but Toy Story was my favorite out of all the shows.

But of course we need some refreshment for the show.







None of my pictures for the show turned out good cause all of the actors were constantly on the move. We enjoyed the show and then headed to Bingo.

Ahhh, Bingo...so much fun...but yet so depressing...so close...but not close enough. Jackpot Bingo was heartbreaking...I was one number away from winning. It was just down to me and a kid...and the kid walked away with $1000.

At this point, I doubt we play Bingo on the next trip....unless Jen is on the cruise...which is highly unlikely. We want to give pin trading on the ship a try. Pin trading always happened during the Bingo time so next cruise we are trying pin trading first. If the trading absolutely sucks (which I heard it does on the cruises) then we might give Bingo another shot. But next time DH will be the one standing waiting for the winning number to be called because my unlucky tush is staying parked.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #92
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Dinner At Triton's

After Bingo, we headed straight to dinner at Triton's. This was our first dinner there but the restaurant was very familiar to us since we had several breakfasts and a lunch at Triton's.

Our servers were awesome as usual. And of course the food was delicious.


The cocktail sauce was very tasty.


Escargot. This is my second time having the dish but DH's first. He didn't think he would like it but I made him try it and he ended up eating half of them. They were very yummy, cooked perfectly.


DH's appetizer, some kind of duck dish. He liked it, me not so much.

Our main dish was some kind of beef dish again. Can't remember the name.




During our first dinner, our head waiter asked if we celebrating anything. DH mentioned our anniversary (which was August 1st...don't ask me why DH mentioned that) but anyway, our server surprised us with the best tasting cake ever. Seriously that cake was delicious.



My all time favorite dessert is creme brulee. This one did not disappoint.


This is the dessert DH ordered, he loved it.


This is the dessert are server brought just cause he is nice like that, it was very good too.

After dinner, we headed to the movie theater to see Tangled. The movie was awesome but lots of people talked during the show, very annoying. Plus next time we are bringing our own 3-D glasses cause the ones the ship gave out were all spotty due to disinfectant and I couldn't get the spots to come off. . But I am the queen of drowning out background noise and after a few minutes was able to enjoy the show. Tangled is my new favorite Disney movie.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:00 PM   #93
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YUM! I probably shouldn't be looking at these wonderful food pictures whil I'm trying to lose 20 lbs. LOL!
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #94
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The End of the Cruise

When we first boarded the ship, I dropped off two vinylmations at customer service to get autographed. One was for me and one was a Christmas present to my twin sister. On the final night of the cruise, the signed vinylmations were waiting for me in our cabin after dinner. I forgot to take a photo at the time so here is a photo of one of them on my bed at home.





I was very happy with how they turned out and my sister loved her present. I have run out of ideas of what to get autographed for the upcoming trip. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I already have an autograph book and mat. I have no desire to get a shirt or sheet signed so now I am stumped. I want something for the princesses to sign. Hmmmm.

From shutters we bought the $85.00 package and the nice black folder for $19.95 (or maybe it was $9.95 with package, I can't remember). Here are some of the photos I bought. Yes I was too lazy to scan them in, I took photos with my camera.


The cover of the nice black folder. It also had a nice photo of a Disney cruise ship inside.


The photo taken when we boarded the ship.


Photo taken at Castaway Cay.


Photo taken during dinner.


Photo with my boyfriend and my husband.


Photo with Stitch.

So after the 10pm showing of Tangled, we went to bed and woke up around 7am. We made it to breakfast at 8am at Tritons and was off the ship by 9am. I guess I was pouting cause I don't have a single picture from the morning of departure.

When we disembarked into the customs area, porters were waiting and when one young man asked if we needed help we said Yes. I highly recommend pulling out the tip money and using a porter. He said "Follow me I know which customs guy will just look at the form" and sure enough we breezed right thru customs. I was like "That is it." Seriously no one looked at our passport, no one looked at our luggage, very anti-climatic. Yeah I know I should quit my whining but I have nothing juicy to report. So final tip of the day, use a Porter if Disney hasn't spent all your money.

The hotel we stayed at on Wednesday night had a shuttle pick us up and take us to our car. In less then an hour we were at The Contemporary. Yeah!!!

We spent 1.5 days at Disney before we flew home to St. Louis. I will report our 1.5 days on this report cause it was a fun 1.5 days even though not nearly as fun as our cruise days. Yeah the cruise spoiled us (plus I have photos from the Christmas party).
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:45 PM   #95
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Great report. looks like you guys had a blast!
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:29 AM   #96
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Hey MissJ-

What size vinylmation did you have signed? Our girls were thinking of using these and they sure came out cute.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:33 AM   #97
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I bought the 9" vinyls of the "Create Your Own Vinylmation" from disneyshopping.com. They cost $39.95 each and there are lots of colors to choose from. I took them out of the box before the cruise and stored the dolls in my carryon bag in a huge ziploc bag with the sharpies. They took up a lot of room but well worth it!
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #98
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you are hilarious~!!!

was glad you were able to go into the water...we froze when we went to CC. and it looks like you had the same Captain Jack Sparrow we did..I also wish now I would've had breakfast at Tritons..I don't really remember only eating breakfast once at BBB.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #99
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Contemporary Hotel

After we left the cruise ship, we picked up our rental car and headed to the Contemporary hotel. I think we were there by 11 am and were very happy when the check in desk said our room was ready. Woot Woot!!! So we grabbed our luggage and headed to our room. We were on the 9th floor.











We splurged on the Contemporary because we were only going to be at WDW for one night, the resort is within walking distance of Magic Kingdom, and quite frankly we were sick of Pop Century. We needed a change and all I can say is Wow we loved this change!!!

The room was huge, absolutely huge. DH quickly fell asleep on the comfy bed so I decided to check my email. I thought I read somewhere that internet was free at the Deluxe resorts. Hmmm, not at this one. There was a sign for $9.95 internet access. Seriously? I pay over $200 for a room and Disney still charges for internet. Blah! I was mad for two seconds until I remembered I have internet tethering on the Iphone. All I do is hook the iphone to my laptop and ta da I have internet.

So after checking three days of email, checking my online business, and double-checking the world hadn't ended while we were cruising, I woke up DH and said "Get Up you lazy a@@." Ok maybe I didn't say that but I was thinking it. The day was young and we had Christmas decorations to see.



So the sky had me a little worried but all was good. It rained in the morning while we were driving to WDW but stopped when we got there. No rain for the rest of the day.


Pic of the hotel Mural outside our room.


Pic of Contemporary's gingerbread tree from outside our room. At this point I started to drag DH away from the room. It takes him a little bit to wake up from a nap.


Much better view of the gingerbread tree. After browsing the shops, we hopped on the monorail to see the Christmas decorations at the other monorail resorts.
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So after checking three days of email, checking my online business, and double-checking the world hadn't ended while we were cruising, I woke up DH and said "Get Up you lazy a@@." Ok maybe I didn't say that but I was thinking it. The day was young and we had Christmas decorations to see.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #101
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Loved your trip report! We sailed on the Wonder back in 2002 and I am trying to convince my husband that we should go on the Dream next year (taking my daughters, their husbands, and my little grandson). So far he isn't convinced...he doesn't know who we can leave the dog with!!! I love my dog, but come one, it's a Disney Cruise!
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #102
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Just read your whole Trip Report. You are too funny, you had me cracking up the whole time. Thank you for sharing; I am soooo excited for my first trip on the Wonder in April. We will also be Deck 6 aft so I am happy to read you liked it so much.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:46 AM   #103
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Loved the TR!!!! How much did you give the porter to get you through customs. I have heard others recommend this too.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:00 AM   #104
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Loved the TR!!!! How much did you give the porter to get you through customs. I have heard others recommend this too.
I paid $10 for five bags. He seemed happy with it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:02 AM   #105
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It is like deja vu here. I am sitting enjoying your trip report while a blizzard rages outside dreaming of my own disney cruise in April. I am truly enjoying your report!
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