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Old 10-21-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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6th BDAY on the Dream 10/16-20th,11 "Hyatt MCO and the Ride Home" 12/30 COMPLETE

I started the CBR portion of my trip here:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post43073148

Hiya everyone! We just came off the Dream yesterday! I have so much to report! It was my youngest DD's Birthday celebration on this trip and our first time on the Dream. We had a great trip for the most part spending 5 nights 4 days at CBR for the first time. This was our 5th time down to WDW and our third DCL cruise. And our first time on the Dream!

Let me say I had been planning this vacation for well over two years and had everything planned down to a T or so I thought! There are things you can't predict like car sickness, a missing box you had delivered, or a storm at sea. We had all of the above but still managed to make lemonade out of the lemons. 1000 plus photos were taken and a hour or two of video.

Stay tuned and I will take you through the good, the bad, and the stormy! (if my kitten stops walking across the keyboard that is!) Right now I would be sitting on our verandah! I loved my insomnia then because I could sit out and look at the ocean and the stars. I am still feeling the affects of the ocean also. I wish this room would stop rocking back and forth lol

We got back home at 7 ish last night and I had to go food shopping. We were starving! My DH is diabetic and although we had a good lunch at MCO he needed to eat. We ended up having a frozen pizza.

Since he and my oldest DD took a towel animal folding class I expected some towel animals on my pillow last night and some of the gold coins we had in our state room. Oh how I miss the Dream!

All righty then! Let's get this report started! Let me tell you who we are. There was my youngest DD Claire who was turning 6 on October 19th on the Dream!


My oldest DD 12 Cassie who surprised me on this vacation!



My DH, Pat....




And me Christine, a Disboards fanatic and over-planner! Nice to meet you! And now be our guest!
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:41 AM   #2
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Yay!

Good morning - now kitten stay off the keyboard - I wanna hear the details

I was thinking about ya during your cruise (that was our original booking and had to move it for hubby's work) and hoping it went well - can't wait to hear!
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Good morning - now kitten stay off the keyboard - I wanna hear the details

I was thinking about ya during your cruise (that was our original booking and had to move it for hubby's work) and hoping it went well - can't wait to hear!
I am sorry you couldn't be with us on this trip. Thanks for thinking about us
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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OMG! Sometime this board really makes me mad. It logged me out for some reason and I lost a long part of my report Ok from the beginning lol

We got picked up at CBR from FL. Tours in a nice black Sedan.


We stopped of at a Super-Walmart. We had Garder Grocer deliver groceries to CBR and got a 6pk of Smirnoff Ice. We still had the Smirnoff Ice and I just picked up a fifth of Bacardi. Luckily it came with a plastic bag because my youngest DD Claire got car sick. We pulled off to the side of the road and I gave her the Bonine and she was fine for the rest of the journey.

Our port time was 11AM and it was around 11:30AM when we arrived. I didn't have a long wait in the Castaway line and got a number 5. Since the 5's had borded we got to go right on the ship. The only bad thing is we didn't get the port pics of the characters.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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After taking the mandatory picture so the Shutters photo system will recognize you, we headed down the gangway to have our name announced. They made an oops and announced the family in front of us again The guy was from England and had the cutest spiked hair. I later saw him in the Oceneers club when I went to pick up my DD.
http://youtu.be/L5rrCD8ZRk8
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:04 AM   #6
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Signing on .......

I am on the way out to do some shopping, so will read up once I get back home!
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After taking the mandatory picture so the Shutters photo system will recognize you, we headed down the gangway to have our name announced. They made an oops and announced the family in front of us again The guy was from England and had the cutest spiked hair. I later saw him in the Oceneers club when I went to pick up my DD.
http://youtu.be/L5rrCD8ZRk8
This is great....thank you for posting this youtube. I can't wait to read the rest.

LOL..I loved your voice. Also loved looking at the moment your family walked on...hope you post lots of pics and more videos!
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #8
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Thanks! I didn't realize I took so many videos! It took all day to download onto youtube!

Back to day one. We arrived on the ship, got our picture taken, walked across onto the ship and then were in awe! The atrium is truly beautiful!


We had our choice of Cabanas or Enchanted Garden for lunch and we chose EG. It was packed full of people. Our table was close to the buffet line and it was my duty to fill mine and my DD's plate. They didn't have trays there and the lines were really long so I packed the plate just-in-case we couldn't go back It was like we hadn't eaten in years!


This was the most beautiful restaurant we thought.

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We were on this cruise as well, I'm subbing to hear how your trip went.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #11
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We had a about a half hour to kill before the staterooms opened up. We headed to the Oceaneers Club to pick up Claire's armband. Cassie could use the Tween Edge club but chose to do her own thing around the ship.
The club is truly huge taking up most of deck 5. The neatest thing I though was the light up floor. It also is used to play interactive games with the kids.
Click on the picture for the video.

Pixie Hollow

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #14
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I think I have read a TR by you before. After reading you had a Claire (I do too, she wil lbe 7 in Dec) it kind came back that I think I have read about you guys before..
Great start!
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I think I have read a TR by you before. After reading you had a Claire (I do too, she wil lbe 7 in Dec) it kind came back that I think I have read about you guys before..
Great start!
Yep I remember you! And I have been on the BBB thread too! Thanks for reading!
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