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Old 07-28-2011, 06:15 AM   #91
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You know, we never once saw any characters just walking around on the ship. The only one's we saw were always in and around the atrium Of course, we didn't get a chance to enjoy the ship nearly as much as I would have hoped. Next cruise will be 7 nights, no doubt!
Well I know that the 4 night was better than the 3 night, but I will say 5 and 7 are the best of all!!!!

In the Navigator it tells you where and when to see characters, generally speaking, then, they often are "en route" to that location, so sometimes they come by! That is how I saw Daisy and Donald in formal wear this past February, just happened to be walking deck 4 to get to their "spot" I think... but the others are around the ship...

I don't think you can really enjoy everything (like the park) the first time! That is why booking on board is such a persuasive deal!!! I tell you, those January/February cruises (while the weather can be iffy) are great. Even back the previous February, when it was 50 in Port Canaveral, it was a beautiful temp and sunny skies at CCay! prices at that time of year are most friendly!

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I love that you had a ship day while everyone else was in Nassau. Sounds like a great time enjoying the pool (and you are right -- how cool to watch a movie while swimming!), the Aqua Duck, and the spa! Sounds very relaxing!
Well we were not the only ones with that brilliant idea!!! LOL! But there was definitely less of a crowd on deck early on, more so in the afternoon, but it was fine... and yes the pool was great! The guys watched some of The Hunchback of Nortre Dame and then like I said Toy Story 2, and we just relaxed! They had a contest on the deck with the kids to decide who got to pick the next movie, it was Tangled, but at that point we were on our way inside to go to the club, etc...

I wanted MORE time in the Spa, I could have stayed there all day!! Looking forward to the 7 day cruise b/c I know I will have more time, and they have a rainroom as well. I am looking forward to seeing how it is different, and hope to see the space on the Fantasy as well!!!!

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I really have to look into booking a crusie. I am sitting here in my work cubicle dreaming about the rainforest room. Ahhhhh.

That aquaduck looks pretty fun!!

I love that you spent the day in the ship, I imagine getting off the ship for excursions can get tiring and I bet the ship was practically empty!
I tell you that Rain room is so cool... I bet you guys would really love it. And the pricing in January/February is serously reasonable!!!! The excursions are a great way to see something other than the ship, of course, and depending on the port of call, I think you would want to spend more time off the ship, Nassau is not a great port of call for me, anyhow, and I hope to go to Atlantis in November, but other than that I don't think we will get off the ship there again. I love my Disney bubble

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How cute! I always love seeing the characters in different outfits.

Movies by the pool are fun. I liked that about All Star Music when we stayed there. We arrived on Christmas evening one year and people were hanging out in the pool watching The Santa Clause. It was very different than the cold we had left back in Tennessee. I have read recently that all three of the All Star Resorts are doing that now.
IT is fun!!! I agree, they were too too cute dressed in all sorts of wear, pirate, formal, sail away Nautical, tropical, it was fun!!

Oh that is a great movie to see at Christmas and especially Pool side!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #94
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Oh no about the black bag! I hope it has a happy ending. The kids are adorable as always, all curled up. I like the reactions. The boys to their bags and the surprise, Matt with the singing, you with the I DON'T CARE.

It's all so VACATION! I love it.

for 3 months. So very very jealous!
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You WOULD start this while I was out of town.

Sigh. I'm here now and off to get caught up!

HA!!!!!! Well, I know you pretty much dropped off the face of the DIS world for a little while, but I am glad you are back! I was glad to see you were updating and finishing your TR, as well!!!!

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Oh no about the black bag! I hope it has a happy ending. The kids are adorable as always, all curled up. I like the reactions. The boys to their bags and the surprise, Matt with the singing, you with the I DON'T CARE.

It's all so VACATION! I love it.

for 3 months. So very very jealous!
HEY! Thanks! Yes, it was very much a VACATION for the family!!! We were all excited to the degree we were I think, because it was a new adventure in many ways, KWIM? Like you will have on you cruise I am certain!!!!
I am really really looking forward to the F & W solo. Should be way fun. I can't wait to do what you guys were doing, but just instead of flowers, we will be snacking!!!! LOL!!!
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So after we got spiffed up, we walked around the lobby a bit, admiring the characters in their formal wear, and headed in for dinner.

We had a wonderful dinner at the Royal Palace. I honestly don’t remember what I had, I know we finished the white wine from the first night, but I remember getting the French onion soup, a salad, some other appetizer, and I couldn’t tell you what my entrée was.. we did have the grand marnier soufflé which is AMAZING. The boys allowed me to take their photo here and there this evening, so these shots are exactly that… the trouble is I can’t remember the exact time line! LOL!







After dinner we did pose for a few photos in the lobby area. I just didn’t like
them well enough to purchase them. Hopefully I can get a nice one in November. When one child was looking the right way the other wasn't, and trying to keep my DH6 organized and his dress shirt tucked in was comical... But all in all, they looked nice, and I was glad to see them well behaved and enjoying dressing so spiffy! As we walked around after dinner, we explore a little, so they sat in the big portholes for me, and after those, we went out to play shuffle board… The pirate hooks were the concession for taking pictures for Mom... ha!























DH wanted to make sure we got good seats for the show, so he went to the theater to stake our a few seats about 30 minutes early. I took the boys to get their Disney Detective Agency card… Once we did that, we went to solve one of the clues, and then it was time at that point to make it to the show, the Golden Mickeys!!!!







Before we went inside, we saw this great display for Cars 2 !!!



The show was as cute as I remember, fun, and what I didn’t remember was that at the end they release tons of golden mickey confetti from above the seats in the theater…. I have a black clutch purse FULL of these mickeys!! LOL!!! The boys were thrilled with this show, totally captivated. They really enjoyed seeing the different characters, and I don’t remember when, but our seats were on the aisle so both boys had some face time with the CMs coming down through the audience to the stage.


It didn’t really dawn on me that I could take photos without flash, or LCD… until half way through this performance! So I snapped a few, which was fun, here are a couple. I love the way this show ends. It is really neat!!!














Not the best photos, but gives you a sense of it!

After the show, we did a few more Detective clues, with DH so he could see, and that put us close to bed time for the boys. We had our at sea day the next day, and we wanted to make the most of that!!! We came back to the room to more expert towel animals, alas I didn’t get this photo, though! When we came in the kids were all over the chocolates! So once changed, cleaned up and ready for sleep, we all chatted about the exciting premier at sea the next day! CARS2 It was going to be great!!! They even had a midnight showing of the movie, by the way! But that was not going to be us!!!!! In fact, after the boys were tucked in, DH read, and I went out to deliver more FE gifts, and to just meander around. That is when I saw the lines to get into the midnight show!!! WOW, I was impressed! It was an adorable movie, though, and I am glad we were part of the excitement and fun!

AT SEA day coming next!
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I can tell you have your hands full with those two - such a bundle of energy! They look very handsome all dressed up for dinner You are going to have little girls banging down your door in a few years for sure!
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I love the dressed up pics! Very nice, I think I would really like that on a cruise.

I think it is really neat that DCL had a premiere of Cars2 at sea, very cool!
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How cool is that that they had a Cars 2 premire on a ship? That is my kind of boat!
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I have to ask, and I'm sure it's a dumb question, but what do you do in the rain forest room? Is it just taking showers with different heads? I always hear everyone rave about it, but I don't get it, so there must be more to it than I am thinking.
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Those pirate hooks are cracking me up!!! GQ goes Pirate!

Gold Mickey confetti? How fun!!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:43 AM   #103
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Sounds like a day of enjoying the ship was a great idea!

The boys look so handsome all dressed up for a night out. And the show looks fun.

What are the bracelets the boys are wearing? Did they have to wear them for the whole cruise? That would drive my kids crazy! They hate those types of things...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #104
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I love the boys' shirts. Coordinating without being matchy matchy ~~ so cute. Where's the picture of your outfit, huh?

When are you going on the Fantasy? We'll be aboard next June and I can hardly wait!!
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Ok HD, I think you might have me convinced that staying on board for the Nassau day is the way to go! I happen to know without even asking Jen that she and I will want to do the spa!!!! I wonder if I can get Marc to hop off the boat to grab my rum cakes?
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