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Old 10-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #256
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Well Ian, I wasn't sure whether to do the party or not, but since we're only going to be at WDW for such a short time (2 days), I decided it would be nice to add to our schedule...that being said, I just purchased our tickets for the night of December 6th.

I think I'm going to keep this one to myself and surprise the kids though. Keegan's 12 and has never been to a parade, this could get interesting. I'm hoping that since there are a limited number of tickets sold, it will be a little less crowded at night.

Do you have any suggestions on the event? He's not big on crowds or loud noise (but we will bring earplugs for him). Like I said before...this trip will make or break him on the whole WDW experience. With headphones he's been known to really like fireworks and where we live in Missouri they're illegal. It will be great to see such a fabulous display. Last time we were at WDW the castle was being worked on as well. I simply can't wait to see all the great additions and changes that have taken place.

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THIS IS A PHOTO OF PART OF CHRISTMAS PARADE FROM INFRONT OF THE SALOON AREA OF FRONTIERLAND. ANYWEAR ALONG THERE IT DOESNT GET CROWDED. ONCE THE PARADE ENDS FOLLOW THE CMs CARRYING THE ROPE . YOU CAN FOLLOW THEM RIGHT INFRONT OF THE CASTLE AND END UP AT THE TOP OF MAIN STREET FOR FIREWORKS .
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #257
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Hi all! I haven't posted in a bit. Been super busy! We are getting excited for the cruise. Friday I made a last minute decision and upgraded to concierge. It's a surprise (as long as I can keep the secret).
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48 more days The girls and I are getting so excited
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #259
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Bought the material to make our fish extender today!! It was a big decision that all 3 of us had to agree on. Only 7 weeks. We are spending 3 days before the cruise at the parks. So excited to see it all decorated for Christmas. We are trying out the Candlelight Processional over at Epcot read by Whoopi Goldberg. We have been to Disney before, but close to Christmas. Fun to try out different seasonal events.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #260
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bought the material to make our fish extender today!! It was a big decision that all 3 of us had to agree on. Only 7 weeks. We are spending 3 days before the cruise at the parks. So excited to see it all decorated for christmas. We are trying out the candlelight processional over at epcot read by whoopi goldberg. We have been to disney before, but close to christmas. Fun to try out different seasonal events.
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we have done that a couple times. Are you doing the dinner and candlelight? There are 2 lines. First line to get seated are the dinner and candlelight then the other line goes in.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #261
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bought our tickets for the Christmas party on Dec 6th today!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #262
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Bought the material to make our fish extender today!! It was a big decision that all 3 of us had to agree on. Only 7 weeks. We are spending 3 days before the cruise at the parks. So excited to see it all decorated for Christmas. We are trying out the Candlelight Processional over at Epcot read by Whoopi Goldberg. We have been to Disney before, but close to Christmas. Fun to try out different seasonal events.
We will be at the parks before the cruise, too (and after lol!). Where are you staying? Are you heading to Port Canaveral the night before the cruise or that morning? I'm still deciding what to do...
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #263
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I have a few questions if someone could help me... be glad you didn't start this thread 6 months ago or I would have driven you all crazy!

On Pirate Night my boys will probably be dressing up. Do they dress up for dinner or after?

How do on board credits work? We have some through our agency, but I don't know quite how to use them. I am asking because I was hoping I could pay tips with them, but we are supposed to prepay tips now?

Also, where is everyone staying the night before? We will be at WDW the week before. I initially planned on us checking out Saturday and finding a sleep and cruise hotel (or whatever it's called), but I might add a night at POR and head to the port right from Orlando Sunday morning then park the car at one of the cruise parking areas. Make sense lol?
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #264
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We don't have a car while in Florida so have booked the bus from the Pop Century to the ship and then back to the airport. It is only an hour and half drive (from what I understand) from Disney World. Or you could be like someone on the disboard that posted they got up with a few others so they could watch the ship come in at 4 a.m. Love that dedication. I am afraid I am better at going to bed at 4 a.m. than getting up at 4 a.m.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #265
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We don't have a car while in Florida so have booked the bus from the Pop Century to the ship and then back to the airport. It is only an hour and half drive (from what I understand) from Disney World. Or you could be like someone on the disboard that posted they got up with a few others so they could watch the ship come in at 4 a.m. Love that dedication. I am afraid I am better at going to bed at 4 a.m. than getting up at 4 a.m.
Looks like we'll be at POP too precruise and we're going to book the Disney bus so looks like we'll see you on the bus!
We've done the "Welcome Home the Magic" a few times at 5 am. Its a lot of fun!! But we dont have a car this time so we're taking a Disney bus over cruise day.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #266
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I have a few questions if someone could help me... be glad you didn't start this thread 6 months ago or I would have driven you all crazy!

On Pirate Night my boys will probably be dressing up. Do they dress up for dinner or after?

How do on board credits work? We have some through our agency, but I don't know quite how to use them. I am asking because I was hoping I could pay tips with them, but we are supposed to prepay tips now?

Also, where is everyone staying the night before? We will be at WDW the week before. I initially planned on us checking out Saturday and finding a sleep and cruise hotel (or whatever it's called), but I might add a night at POR and head to the port right from Orlando Sunday morning then park the car at one of the cruise parking areas. Make sense lol?


WE ALWAYS DRESS UP. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE 7 OF US. WE DRESS UP BEFORE DINNER AND ARE DRESSED UP UNTIL AFTER FIREWORKS AND CLUB PIRATE. YOUR WAIT STAFF AND OTHER DCL CREW REALLY GET INTO THE PIRATE NIGHT THEME. WE HAVE A COUPLE GROUP SHOTS WE SET UP ON OUR MEMBER CRUISE, HAVING PIRATE MICKEY IN OUR GROUP PHOTO. MANY FIRST TIME DISNEY CRUISERS ARENT AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENS ON PIRATE NIGHT. TRUST ME YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN ON PIRATE NIGHT AS FAR AS CREDITS, WHEN YOU CHECK IN YOU CAN TELL THEM YOU WANT YOUR BILL TO BE PUT ON YOUR CREDIT CARD. EVERYTHING WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ROOM KEY. THE LAST NIGHT YOUR STATEMENT WILL BE IN YOUR ROOM. WHATEVER YOU PURCHASED WITH YOUR KEY WILL BE ON THERE. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU CAN GO DOWN TO CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK AND ASK QUESTIONS. IF YOU DONT PUT IT ON YOUR CREDIT CARD ON WHEN YOU CHECK IN THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY BILL ON THE LAST MORNING. THAT CAN BE A HEADACHE IF THE LINE IS LONG. ANY SHIP BOARD CREDIT WILL BE CREDITED TO YOUR STATEMENT. THE SHIP AND CASTAWAY CAY IS CASHLESS UNLESS YOU BUY A STAMP ON CASTAWAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK.

BY THE WAY WE ARE STAYING SAT NITE AT OKW THEN STAYING AT OKW AFTER CRUISE UNTIL MON.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #267
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we normally take disney transportation to the ship but this time there are 7 of us. At $70 a person on disney bus it was cheaper for us to rent a stretch limo from happy limo services.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #268
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I read on one of the disboards they make the ride exciting getting you ready for the cruise. I even found that on the magic express from the airport. Makes the drive go quickly.

I don't know how they organize the bus to the cruise ship. Do you know if there is just one pick up for the day, or numerous ones with different stops at the different resorts.

How many nights are you are pop century? We fly in on the wednesday which gives us 3 days in the parks. Did you get in on the free dining also?

Hard to believe it is only 6 weeks today till we fly down to Florida. So much to do here in Southern Ontario getting ready for winter. Plus both my kids play hockey. The time will go very quick I am sure.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #269
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I read on one of the disboards they make the ride exciting getting you ready for the cruise. I even found that on the magic express from the airport. Makes the drive go quickly.

I don't know how they organize the bus to the cruise ship. Do you know if there is just one pick up for the day, or numerous ones with different stops at the different resorts.

How many nights are you are pop century? We fly in on the wednesday which gives us 3 days in the parks. Did you get in on the free dining also?

Hard to believe it is only 6 weeks today till we fly down to Florida. So much to do here in Southern Ontario getting ready for winter. Plus both my kids play hockey. The time will go very quick I am sure.
ITS USUALLY 1 PICK UP PER DAY. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY AT YOUR RESORT GOING THEY MAY STOP AT OTHER RESORTS TO FILL THE BUS . THEY WILL GIVE YOU YOUR TIME TO BE AT THE BUS PICK UP.
I GUESS YOUR UP IN SNOW COUNTRY NEAR WATERLOO WE HARDLY GET SNOW HERE IN NOTL.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #270
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Ok so its only 42 more days and i just found out 2 out of 4 people in my house have started packing One is the least excited person so he says DVC Deernut JR is playing it cool
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