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Old 04-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #766
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There are plenty of places to buy booze in Houston.

I could also perhaps help people out if they want to have some to carry-on the boat. I'm willing to accept paypal and hit the liquor store and appear like a complete and total lush :D
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #767
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Travel with alcohol can be a challenge. If you are driving down to the port, just buy it here in Houston:

http://www.specsonline.com

There are tons of locations, including one in Galveston. Most are open 10a-9p Mon-Sat. Great prices, very convenient.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #768
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Question--is there anything in cruise documents that is a must have, besides luggage tags? Seems Disney isn't perfect, they mailed my documents to my TA's parent company and they discarded them. My TA specifically noted to mail documents to me. Of course Disney doesn't want to recend them because they say they were mailed. Know I can get luggage tags at the port just wondered if Disney's documents are like all the other cruise lines and not needed. I have the boarding paperwork that I printed from web site.

We normally wouldn't take a Disney Cruise, especially by ourselves without grandkids, but couldn't resist the itinerary and great military discount. DH is AF retired 06.

Just back Thurs from Panama Canal cruise, had excursion with several families on Disney Magic in Grand Cayman. They all were raving about their cruise, food & service and assured us the adults only areas weren't crowded...lol.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #769
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Anyone know if Ironman 3 will be showing for sure? We have a ton to do this weekend but don't want to miss it. If it is showing on the Magic we can do it a bit more leisurely.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:05 AM   #770
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Anyone know if Ironman 3 will be showing for sure? We have a ton to do this weekend but don't want to miss it. If it is showing on the Magic we can do it a bit more leisurely.

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Yes it is!!!
As well as:
Brave
Wreck it Ralph
Finding Nemo 3D
Oz
Lincoln
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #771
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As a Houstonian for the past 5 years, and frequently traveller to the city who spent many nights at the Marriott at IAH, I can tell you that is not a very nice hotel and I would really recommend a change if you can.

As mentioned by the prior poster, the area near the airport is more industrial, not close to much in the way of food, etc. You can stay at many nicer areas for the same amount of money, and have a better impression/experience.

I think it might be nice to make your way to Galveston earlier, that way it would be nice and convenient for you to get to the cruise ship. If you are interested in staying in a more urban area, I echo The Galleria.

There are some equivalently priced hotels (Aloft, Hyatt House), some convenient (Westin in the Galleria mall), and very nice JW Marriott.

The galleria has tons of shopping and eating http://www.simon.com/mall/the-galleria

Houston has some other areas as well that are urban, yet residential like River Oaks, West University (close to Rice University and the medical center, the largest in the US), that would leave a favorable impression and be close to eating and entertainment.

The Astros are in town, and a baseball game is a great way to spend a night. It is a beautiful stadium with not a bad seat in the house (though many empty ones!)

If traveling with kids, check out the children's museum and the Zoo. They are both very nice size. Depending on what you decide to do, the City Pass http://www.citypass.com/houston might be something you find a good bargain.

If you want some more specific advice or ideas, send me a private message. Call me the goodwill ambassador in Houston, wanting to make sure our visitors have a nice time ahead of the cruise!
Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful replies sounds like Houston and Galveston have a lot to offer as long as we are willing to drive!

That's so unfortunate that our hotel doesn't have the wow factor ... if only we had discovered this board before we booked!
We will do our best to check out other hotels... thanks so much foe the heads up!!

Only a few days left now! Amazing how time flies!!! I have a feeling it's going to be an amazing cruise ... you all are so friendly and helpful!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #772
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Anyone know if Ironman 3 will be showing for sure? We have a ton to do this weekend but don't want to miss it. If it is showing on the Magic we can do it a bit more leisurely.

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It is! Someone ( I can't remember who it was now) listed a number you can call to find out the listing of movies. I haven't called myself but that person confirmed Iron Man 3 would be showing. Wish I remembered who it was so I could give cred!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #773
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Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful replies sounds like Houston and Galveston have a lot to offer as long as we are willing to drive!

That's so unfortunate that our hotel doesn't have the wow factor ... if only we had discovered this board before we booked!
We will do our best to check out other hotels... thanks so much foe the heads up!!

Only a few days left now! Amazing how time flies!!! I have a feeling it's going to be an amazing cruise ... you all are so friendly and helpful!!!
Texas is the friendly state!... well maybe except for on the roads. lol! Be safe!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #774
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Yes it is!!!
As well as:
Brave
Wreck it Ralph
Finding Nemo 3D
Oz
Lincoln
So exciting!
Thanks! That will make this weekend easier. We still got to get our pirate costumes done.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #775
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Dining rotation and themes

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #776
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Very nice. Thanks for posting.

Will they be having a "spread" after the Fireworks? Last year on the 5-day Bahamian cruise on the Magic we had an incredible desert buffet after the show and fireworks. In Feb on a 3-day Bahamian cruise on the Dream nada.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #777
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A little something from the Disboards...just for fun!

Magic Must-Do's

1. Adult only pool
2. Lumiere's restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch too!)
3. Secret Deck 7
4. Art of the Theme Ship Tour
5. Fish Extenders
6. Magnetic Door Decorations
7. Animator's Palate
8. Reading a Book/People watching/Lounging on Deck 4
9. The Shows
10. Diversions--Chips, salsa, and other goodies
11. Hidden Mickey Challenge (Guest Services)
12. Mickey Bars from Room Service
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #778
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A little something from the Disboards...just for fun!

Magic Must-Do's

1. Adult only pool
2. Lumiere's restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch too!)
3. Secret Deck 7
4. Art of the Theme Ship Tour
5. Fish Extenders
6. Magnetic Door Decorations
7. Animator's Palate
8. Reading a Book/People watching/Lounging on Deck 4
9. The Shows
10. Diversions--Chips, salsa, and other goodies
11. Hidden Mickey Challenge (Guest Services)
12. Mickey Bars from Room Service
My hubby says you need a 13. Meet the Captain and get a picture! (he loves boats)
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #779
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A little something from the Disboards...just for fun!

Magic Must-Do's

1. Adult only pool
2. Lumiere's restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch too!)
3. Secret Deck 7
4. Art of the Theme Ship Tour
5. Fish Extenders
6. Magnetic Door Decorations
7. Animator's Palate
8. Reading a Book/People watching/Lounging on Deck 4
9. The Shows
10. Diversions--Chips, salsa, and other goodies
11. Hidden Mickey Challenge (Guest Services)
12. Mickey Bars from Room Service
I have a scanned listing of the Hidden Mickey's and their clues. If someone wants them plus the suggestions for how to make a game of it let me know.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #780
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I have a scanned listing of the Hidden Mickey's and their clues. If someone wants them plus the suggestions for how to make a game of it let me know.

Jim
My husband and MIL really want to do this. I would love your scanned list! jadanielz@gmail.com please
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