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Old 06-04-2012, 02:47 AM   #91
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Happy to see that your DL plans are finally coming together.. I can't believe they don't offer any baskets for little kids. I'm debating on doing WOC, but I'm not sure, so much other stuff we want to do, 3 days is just not enough time. It's crazy that Connor's almost a year old and P is only 3 weeks behind him! Where did the last year go?. Can't wait to start reading that TR.

How funny that Xander was the one that had a meltdown, I would have thought it would be Connor. My sister's youngest would never take a bottle either and anytime she would try to do anything without the baby, the baby would have a total meltdown. She still does and she's almost 2. . Glad Xander enjoyed the clubhouse, heck the photos I'be seen, I want to go play there.

I hope Atlantis was fun.

That lady touching that little girl's hair it would be hard not to want to get involved. I know they're just trying to make a living, but that's way over crossing the line!
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Happy to see that your DL plans are finally coming together.. I can't believe they don't offer any baskets for little kids. I'm debating on doing WOC, but I'm not sure, so much other stuff we want to do, 3 days is just not enough time. It's crazy that Connor's almost a year old and P is only 3 weeks behind him! Where did the last year go?. Can't wait to start reading that TR.

How funny that Xander was the one that had a meltdown, I would have thought it would be Connor. My sister's youngest would never take a bottle either and anytime she would try to do anything without the baby, the baby would have a total meltdown. She still does and she's almost 2. . Glad Xander enjoyed the clubhouse, heck the photos I'be seen, I want to go play there.

I hope Atlantis was fun.

That lady touching that little girl's hair it would be hard not to want to get involved. I know they're just trying to make a living, but that's way over crossing the line!
I really procrastinated with the Disneyland plans, since I rarely do much planning for it. Now, I feel like we are mostly set. Lots of parents take kids for their first and second birthday, so I was surprised the baskets start at age 3. Disney is really missing some sales potential there. We saw World of Color a few weeks after it opened, and I loved it. Since I want to give everyone a chance to see it without rushing to get a Fastpass in the morning, it was an easy decision for us to get the World of Color Dining package. I like that show more than I like either of the Fantasmic shows (better show at Disneyland but better seating at Hollywood Studios).

When we first planned Disneyland, we thought we'd have five or six park days at Disneyland. Unfortunately, Crap started a new job in February. He did not want to ask for a week off barely over four months later. We are driving up on Wednesday after he gets off and driving back Sunday late night, so he can be at work Monday morning. That way, he only needs two days off work. Luckily, his boss said that was okay. I wish we had more days at Disneyland, but I really am just happpy we are going at all. Even though it will be hard with all of the new stuff, I hope we both get a lot done with our three park days. The last year went by way too fast. Our babies are going to be one. It is such a happy but sad thing. They are growing up too fast. We just celebrated 5 years with Xander, and he will be 5.5 in two days.

You're right. When we made it through WDW with no meltdowns, I thought we were in the clear until this day. I thought Connor would have a meltdown when I dropped him off, but he did fine. Then, I thought he would have a meltdown while I was gone, but that never happened either. Connor really did have a meltdown free trip the whole 11 days. It seems crazy, but it is true. Every time I picked him up from the nursery, I asked the staff how he did. They always said he did great. The staff at the kid's club let me walk through it when I picked Xander up. It was really cool. I would love to play there with you. There were so many separate rooms and spaces to play. The kids in each space seemed to be having a blast.

We had a great time in Atlantis.

It bothered me when the lady touched the little girl's hair, but I did not get involved. I kind of just shook my head. The girl's Mom was pretty civil. She just responded no thank you, and walked as quickly as she could to move through the market. The Mom was obviously upset though, since she was in the middle of the pack when it happened and quickly walked to the very front of the pack. When I wrote, you don't touch another person's kid, I meant that she should not have done it. I did not say it to her. Sorry if that was not clear. If she had touched one of my kids (assuming they were with us), I may have said something as nicely as I could. Whenever possible, I try to avoid a big confrontation. I agree that she crossed the line when she touched the kid. Adults should not touch strange kids unless the kid is in danger.

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I really procrastinated with the Disneyland plans, since I rarely do much planning for it. Now, I feel like we are mostly set. Lots of parents take kids for their first and second birthday, so I was surprised the baskets start at age 3. Disney is really missing some sales potential there. We saw World of Color a few weeks after it opened, and I loved it. Since I want to give everyone a chance to see it without rushing to get a Fastpass in the morning, it was an easy decision for us to get the World of Color Dining package. I like that show more than I like either of the Fantasmic shows (better show at Disneyland but better seating at Hollywood Studios).

When we first planned Disneyland, we thought we'd have five or six park days at Disneyland. Unfortunately, Crap started a new job in February. He did not want to ask for a week off barely over four months later. We are driving up on Wednesday after he gets off and driving back Sunday late night, so he can be at work Monday morning. That way, he only needs two days off work. Luckily, his boss said that was okay. I wish we had more days at Disneyland, but I really am just happpy we are going at all. Even though it will be hard with all of the new stuff, I hope we both get a lot done with our three park days. The last year went by way too fast. Our babies are going to be one. It is such a happy but sad thing. They are growing up too fast. We just celebrated 5 years with Xander, and he will be 5.5 in two days.

You're right. When we made it through WDW with no meltdowns, I thought we were in the clear until this day. I thought Connor would have a meltdown when I dropped him off, but he did fine. Then, I thought he would have a meltdown while I was gone, but that never happened either. Connor really did have a meltdown free trip the whole 11 days. It seems crazy, but it is true. Every time I picked him up from the nursery, I asked the staff how he did. They always said he did great. The staff at the kid's club let me walk through it when I picked Xander up. It was really cool. I would love to play there with you. There were so many separate rooms and spaces to play. The kids in each space seemed to be having a blast.

We had a great time in Atlantis.

It bothered me when the lady touched the little girl's hair, but I did not get involved. I kind of just shook my head. The girl's Mom was pretty civil. She just responded no thank you, and walked as quickly as she could to move through the market. The Mom was obviously upset though, since she was in the middle of the pack when it happened and quickly walked to the very front of the pack. When I wrote, you don't touch another person's kid, I meant that she should not have done it. I did not say it to her. Sorry if that was not clear. If she had touched one of my kids (assuming they were with us), I may have said something as nicely as I could. Whenever possible, I try to avoid a big confrontation. I agree that she crossed the line when she touched the kid. Adults should not touch strange kids unless the kid is in danger.
Obviously, making Disney baskets for toddlers would be quite a business. That's what's so great about DL is you can really go without any plans and still have a great time. DH and I saw WOC when they were giving Fastpasses to APs a few months after it opened and loved it. I agree that DL's Fantasmic is better, I just wish they had a stadium like WDW.

Peyton is the same as Conner, a very mellow, laid back baby. The closest thing we had to a meltdown was when he was tired and having a hard time falling asleep when we were having lunch at LeCellier. That lasted about five minutes. I'm sure they really appreciated me pacing back and fourth with a crying baby.

Totally understand where you're coming from with that lady. Unless it was my child, I would probably have a hard time speaking up and try to stay out of it, DH is a little braver than I am. He tried to break up a fight between some angry guests and a poor CM on TSM.
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Obviously, making Disney baskets for toddlers would be quite a business. That's what's so great about DL is you can really go without any plans and still have a great time. DH and I saw WOC when they were giving Fastpasses to APs a few months after it opened and loved it. I agree that DL's Fantasmic is better, I just wish they had a stadium like WDW.

Peyton is the same as Conner, a very mellow, laid back baby. The closest thing we had to a meltdown was when he was tired and having a hard time falling asleep when we were having lunch at LeCellier. That lasted about five minutes. I'm sure they really appreciated me pacing back and fourth with a crying baby.

Totally understand where you're coming from with that lady. Unless it was my child, I would probably have a hard time speaking up and try to stay out of it, DH is a little braver than I am. He tried to break up a fight between some angry guests and a poor CM on TSM.



We love going with the flow at Disneyland. It will be hard to go with the flow this trip, since there are so many new things to see. I just read today that all three of the new rides have a height requirment. We were hoping at least one would not, so Connor could ride. With this new development, I may spend 1.5 days at each rather than 2 full days at DCA as we originally planned. Connor needs to have fun on his birthday rather than just waiting around for us to have all the fun.

Connor had his first rough restaurant experience on Mother's Day and has had two more since. I spent most of those meals pacing with a fussy baby. Hopefully, that does not happen at any of the Disney meals, especially his birthday one. We have been eating out less because of that. Xander rarely sat nicely through a meal when he was younger, so we rarely ate out with him. I hope Peyton is still easy for you. Based on those three meals and the fact that Xander got a little harder each trip until he finally started getting better around 3.5, I am a little nervous to see how the trip goes.

Between me and Crap, I am more likely to say something first when I feel a wrong has been committed. I stay out of it for as long as possible though. There was one time where a fully grown man picked an argument with my sister at a restaurant. She was defending herself pretty well, but I felt he crossed the line when he got inches from her face. I was the first to tell him to back off. Then, he pointed his finger in my face and Crap screamed to back away from his wife. The man backed up as soon as Crap got involved but had no problem invading our space. Men who get in womens' faces really get on my nerves, especially when they are single (like my sister). Do they not get how intimidating that is for some women?
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Our guide was very friendly. She walked us through the casino first. It was nice. I come from the land of casinos, so I have seen nicer ones. In typical casino fashion, it had decorations that made it unique, like the crystal piece.



We were allowed to take pictures anywhere but on the actual casino floors. They do not want pictures of their slot machines or table games out there. It was an easy decision for us not to gamble in the casino, since we can gamble any time we want at home. Crap and I are not really gamblers anyway. Therefore, we would quickly check out the waterpark and The Ruins and rush back to the boys. Our plan was to catch the 1pm bus back to the ship.

Once our tour of the casino floor was complete, the guide took us outside to the water park. The theming of everything here is so beautiful. I really preferred the look of the outside to the inside, not that the inside was bad. It looked very old and very tropical at the same time. Atlantis really did a good job. There were many pools, water slides, smaller slides, play areas and fun things to do here. If one was not in a hurry to rush back to the kiddos, it would be easy to spend an entire day or more there. I remember the guide saying some of the beaches were manmade and others were natural although I cannot remember which was which and in typical Crap fashion, he only got one picture.



The walk to the part of the water park the guide dropped us off at was about 15 minutes from where we were dropped off. We got our towels and decided to start with the lazy river. After we changed into our suits, Crap went in search of a locker. Crap did not want to buy a water camera, so we will have no pictures of the water park. Sorry that I have shared even less pictures here than I did in the WDW report. Anyone that is brave enough to read the Disneyland report will get more pictures, because I am going to ensure he takes them or I will take them myself.

I waited for him on a lawn chair. He was gone a long time. When he finally returned, he explained how far away they were. It cost $9, I think. The credit card company never charged a currency conversion fee either, so I am assuming they take American money there. This was the only money we spent there, since everything else (the ride to and from Atlantis, the brief tour, towels, lunch, access to The Ruins and a waterpark wristband) was included with the excursion.

We were finally enjoying the lazy river. It was really relaxing and beautiful there. The weather was incredibly nice and the river was nearly empty. We noticed signs stating the current was coming. Curious to see what that was all about, we decided to paddle over to it (since there was an option to continue just being lazy in the river). There was a water escalator that I had a hard time getting on. Of course, Crap made it look easy.

I finally got on it. It took us up a somewhat steep hill. Once we reached the top, we slid down with somewhat raging waters. On a whitewater rafting scale, it was probably simulated to be a one. We had a lot of fun. When that part was over, we were reconnected to the lazy river. I believe the entire loop is supposed to take an hour. Even though we were not wearing watches, I am guessing we had been in the river close to an hour at that point. Rather than exiting at the next stop where our towels were, we got out one stop short of our towels. That stop was closer to the water slides.

The first slides we happened upon were rather small, so we knew that was the wrong section. They were light in color, so I am guessing it was not the Jungle Slide (which the website describes as for kids). After going down a couple, we went in search of the bigger rides. We never found the Jungle Slide or went in the Splashers area, since we were sans kids.

We started with The Leap of Faith. It is a mostly vertical 60 foot drop from the Mayan Temple replica. Toward the end of the drop, you go through (but not in) a shark filled lagoon. This is the slide I was most looking forward to. One season on the Amazing Race, there was a female contestant who was afraid to go down the one in Dubai. I thought it would be neat, so I could not wait to try it myself. Since we were unlikely to visit the one in Dubai, the one in the Bahamas was the next best thing. Just as the rest of the park was mostly empty, we were not surprised that there was no line at the top of the climb for this slide either. In no time at all, we were headed down.

It was over as soon as it started. Since it was a mostly vertical drop, I saw nothing as I went through the shark section. Crap experienced the same thing. We were both disappointed that you move too quickly to see anything. I wanted to try it again and try really hard to see it the second time down. Again, we saw nothing. That was very anticlimactic or so I thought. There was a different slide that you needed to find and carry up an inter-tube for. It was called the Serpent Slide. We went through the shark lagoon on that ride as well only this time we went through much slower. Both of us saw the sharks this time. It was so neat that we tried to slow the tube down to stay in the tunnel longer. Eventually, we had to move, because the next group was coming. We got out of their way with time to spare, because they did the same thing to slow down their tube.

The Challenger Slide was up next. These are side by side slides where you race down. Crap won, but he weighs more than I do. It was an unfair advantage. We ventured to the Power Tower after that to see what slides it had to offer. Up first was the Abyss. It is almost pitch black as you go through this thing. When you finally exit, you enter a well lit room that looks like a cave with large fish tanks everywhere. Some people were hanging out in there. I guess I can see the appeal, but it was time for us to leave the water.

Reading the website now, I am guessing the one exit we skipped in the lazy river would have taken us into The Falls. It is a water coaster that we need to ride next time. We also skipped the Surge and the Drop for this trip. I wanted to get lunch, walk leisurely through the casino and still make the 1pm shuttle back to the ship. We dropped Connor off in the nursery with only enough milk to get us until about 2pm. It was risky to take the 1:30 shuttle back, because I did not know how much time it would take to get back onto the ship and up to the nursery. If I had pumped more milk, I would have stayed longer.

Our towels were still a bit away, so it took us a while to get our stuff from the locker and get back over to the towels. We changed into our clothes and walked over to a quick service restaurant. It did not take our meal voucher. They directed us to one that did. Despite the fact that there were not very many people in the waterpark, a lot of people were there getting food. Had we stayed, we may not have had time to see the Ruins or the casino. Since we would not be returning to the water park, I suggested we walk to the approved quick service restaurant on the map farthest from the water park. It was a great idea, because there was almost no one there. Since it was on our way out anyway, there was not a lot of extra walking involved to get there.

I think it was called the Dine In. We each had a burger with fries. The drink selection was what you would see on ship with the exception of a passion fruit type drink that Crap was happy to partake in. He said it was good. Even though I want to try new things as often as possible, juice blends are not usually my thing. I opted for a coke. The food was all right.



Since lunch was so fast, we had a time to leisurely walk around looking at things on our way back to the casino. The outside areas really are beautiful there.













After exploring the grounds, we quickly checked out The Ruins. While it was nice, there was nothing overly compelling that caused us to miss our shuttle. There are fish tanks in there. I did not read anything while in there but am deducing The Ruins are what Atlantis would look like underwater if it was ever found. On a return trip, I would love to spend more time in there, since the Dig has quite a few lagoons that we did not see.





We went back inside the casino and walked through it slower than we did on the tour. Other than brief stops to take pictures, we did not venture though the casino much. I did want to take additional pictures of items that are uniquely Atlantis.







We made it to the shuttle stop with a few minutes to spare. Right at 1pm, we departed for the ship. This time there was no guide to walk us back, but we remembered our way from that morning. Since we did not have cash on us or any desire to stop at the Straw Market, we walked quickly through it. The experience on the way back was different than the way there. No one seemed overly pushy when offering their products or services. Within no time at all, we were headed back to our beautiful ship. Anyone who needs a reminder on how beautiful the ship is can compare it to the one parked next to it.



There was a mini customs department to re-enter the ship. They checked our passports (probably just IDs for people without them) and our room keys. We had to go through security and have our stuff searched. This is a good idea to ensure everyone gets back on board safely. Disney must know right away who misses the ship when it happens. It was still before 2pm at this point. I should make it to the nursery just in time for Connor’s next feeding. We were anxious to see how the kids did while we were off ship. Crap went straight to the room, while I went straight to the nursery.

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The water rides sound like heaps of fun. And Atlantis looks nice. It's a long way down my bucket list at the moment...maybe someday. *sigh*
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Atlantis looks awesome! We had talked about going in May this year, but nothing came of it. Since I ended up pregnant anyway, I'm glad we didn't go because I would have missed out on the waterslides.

Did you make the reservations for the nursery before you guys got on the ship? How much per hour did they charge for babysitting?

I'm curious because I'm putting some real thought into what we are going to do for vacation next year. I would like to do a family vacation when DH gets back from Deployment, maybe in Oct, and our usual go-to-place is Disney. However, now that they are pricing child's annual passes the same as adults, I don't know if I want to spend that kind of money.

Maybe we'll do a 7 day cruise instead. I was hesitant to go with an infant, but you guys still seem to be having a great time, and the baby would be 10 months... hmmm, lots to think about! Thank you for all the info, it is super helpful!
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The water rides sound like heaps of fun. And Atlantis looks nice. It's a long way down my bucket list at the moment...maybe someday. *sigh*
They were a lot of fun. You've done a lot of things on my bucket list too, including Macau and Hong Kong Disneyland, not to mention the fact that you live in one of the countries I most want to see.

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Atlantis looks awesome! We had talked about going in May this year, but nothing came of it. Since I ended up pregnant anyway, I'm glad we didn't go because I would have missed out on the waterslides.

Did you make the reservations for the nursery before you guys got on the ship? How much per hour did they charge for babysitting?

I'm curious because I'm putting some real thought into what we are going to do for vacation next year. I would like to do a family vacation when DH gets back from Deployment, maybe in Oct, and our usual go-to-place is Disney. However, now that they are pricing child's annual passes the same as adults, I don't know if I want to spend that kind of money.

Maybe we'll do a 7 day cruise instead. I was hesitant to go with an infant, but you guys still seem to be having a great time, and the baby would be 10 months... hmmm, lots to think about! Thank you for all the info, it is super helpful!
For some, the best part may be laying out and the casino. I agree that the water slides were the best part. It is a good idea that you waited. You will enjoy it more when you do get there.

I did book some nursery time before we got on ship. It was our first cruise, so I made reservations right at the 75 day mark. Castaway Cay members (anyone who has cruised Disney at least once before) and Concierge guests get first dibs on booking. I think they get to book 90, 105 and someone gets 120 days in advance. Disney only allows each kid under three or over three and un-potty trained (regardless of VIP status or if it is your first time sailing) to have 10 nursery hours booked before entering the ship. Anyone can add additional hours once on ship if they are available. I walked in one night to see if they had an opening, and they did. They charge a very reasonable $6 per hour. We went over an hour by 6 minutes once and they did not even charge us for it. I think they must have some method of rounding (maybe like every 15 minutes or so). Any kid over three and potty trained can go into the kids' clubs for free. The nursery and clubs are open most of the day (except when most people are sleeping).

I am putting this in bold, so everyone can see this. Even though it was our first cruise and we were not allowed to book until 75 days out, we got everything we wanted. The only items that were sold out where the private cabanas on Castaway Cay (not that we would have gotten one anyway at $499 a pop) and a couple of other small things on Castaway Cay. Even though we did not do Remy's, Palo or the spa, I spot checked some dates and times once my reservation window opened up. They were all available. There was only one nursery slot booked (slots are booked daily in half hour windows), but it was not one we even needed. I really feel like first time cruisers can really get most or all of the things they want booked. You cannot even see the booking window until just after midnight on your 75th day, and anything gone will be shaded where available options appear in black. My husband got a hair appt on the spot while on ship as well.

If you choose a cruise for your vacation, I would book it as soon as possible. The best way to get a deal on a cruise is to book as far in advance as possible. Shortly before leaving, I checked pricing and our room would have almost doubled for a last minute booking (with no other change other than when we booked it). I agree that it is silly that kids have to pay the same as adults now. They cannot even partake in a lot of the most popular rides. I hope you really do go on a cruise, because it is such an awesome trip. We felt so immersed in Disney too. The characters even visit the kid's clubs. I ran into Ariel picking Connor up from the nursery one night. They gave me a free picture of him with Chip and Dale (although I do not know where it is right now). Xander said Cinderella and others visited the bigger kids. It is awesome. Plus, you also find them all over the ship. Just check the personal navigator with the time and location.

On our next cruise, I want to go for at least seven days. We did three, since it was our first, and I figured three days is not too bad if we hate it. That, and we had a week at WDW too. A seven day cruise sounds awesome. Good for you. Three days is not enough. Cruising with the kids was the easiest vacation ever! The nursery staff was amazing, and I cannot rave enough about how awesome the whole experience was.

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I am loving your report! We just booked a 4 day cruise on the Dream for my 40th Birthday in Feb. I am so excited, and am trying to read as much as I can, so we can make sure to do most of the things that sound fun. What was your weather like? I am worried it will be cold, as there have been WDW trips where it has been in the 30's and 40's in December. Was it warmer once you started sailing south? That is my big concern...I'd hate to bok a waterpark or Dolphin encounter at Atlantis and be shivering the entire time. We are actually considering just staying on the ship the Nassau day...plenty of time to decide still!

I am glad you had such a great time and can't wait to read more!
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I am loving your report! We just booked a 4 day cruise on the Dream for my 40th Birthday in Feb. I am so excited, and am trying to read as much as I can, so we can make sure to do most of the things that sound fun. What was your weather like? I am worried it will be cold, as there have been WDW trips where it has been in the 30's and 40's in December. Was it warmer once you started sailing south? That is my big concern...I'd hate to bok a waterpark or Dolphin encounter at Atlantis and be shivering the entire time. We are actually considering just staying on the ship the Nassau day...plenty of time to decide still!

I am glad you had such a great time and can't wait to read more!


Thank you. I think the four day cruises get an at sea day. That is awesome. There is so much to do on ship that I wanted to try. We just never had the time. On our entire 11 days, there was only one half day that was somewhat cold. It was 12-07-11 at WDW. Ironically, it was also the only day I wore a tank top and shorts to the park, since the weather was so lovely in the morning. Every other day was lovely. I never felt cold at all when we were at sea. Hopefully, the same happens for you. I know the weather can be unpredictable, but we also had nice weather at WDW in January too. I think the weather is a little warmer the more south you go. The best part of the winter if you get great weather is lower crowds and prices come along with that as well.

I thought about both staying on the ship in Nassau and doing the dolphin encounter. We opted to get off, since it would be the first time other than Tiajuana I had set foot on foreign soil and Crap's first time since he was very young. I had a blast, so I am glad we made that decision. The only reason I decided not to do the dolphin encounter is I wanted more time to explore the waterpark and was afraid I would not get my money's worth to do it all. If you have no young kids waiting for you back on the ship, I say go for it all. You will have a great time. It sounds like a great way to spend a 40th birthday. How fun!
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Great update! Atlantis is beautiful! We wandered around there on our own when we were in Bahamas, but it's so big that we didn't see much at all.

The water are looks awesome! I love the Amazing Race by the way, and totally remember that episode and probably would have referenced it as well.

I'll bet that casinos kind of loose their appeal for you guys huh? I'm not a gambler myself, I just like to people watch. I've only been to Vegas once, and I probably only spent $75 on gambling over 5 days
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Great update! Atlantis is beautiful! We wandered around there on our own when we were in Bahamas, but it's so big that we didn't see much at all.

The water are looks awesome! I love the Amazing Race by the way, and totally remember that episode and probably would have referenced it as well.

I'll bet that casinos kind of loose their appeal for you guys huh? I'm not a gambler myself, I just like to people watch. I've only been to Vegas once, and I probably only spent $75 on gambling over 5 days
Thanks. It is big and our time was limited as well. I would love to go back one day and see some more of it.

The waterpark was a lot of fun. You're a fellow Amazing Race lover. Cool.

I love seeing casinos. When a new one opens and it takes me a long time to get over there, I feel strange. Then again, I've lived here most my life and still have quite a few I've never stepped foot in (mostly downtown). I've never been a gambler (with very small amounts of money, I have played the slots, bingo, live poker and visited some tables, but even then I do not go often). The most fun I ever had was pre-opening at The Cosmopolitan. Employess or their spouses (if they had to work through the whole thing like Crap did) went to test out the restaurants, the hotel rooms and the gaming. He gave me a lot of fake money to play the games. I went in the high limit salon and played for hours. I made over $7000 fake dollars. If that was real money, I never would have walked in that room.

I love all kinds of poker (hi/low Omaha is my favorite), but I hate gambling. You and I are alike on the gambling front. The most I've spent in a week was $63. It was right after my 21st birthday, and Megabucks had a record high jackpot. Other than that, I usually spent $20 a day (never going more than once a week). My Dad always played live poker with me, so he bankrolled it. If I won, he kept it, since it was his money. If I lost, he lost, not me. After Xander was born, I stopped going all together, except to Bingo once in a while when I have a sitter. Kids take all of your extra money anyway.

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The casino inside of Atlantis leaves much to be desired, from both the player's perspective and that of the operator. Simply adopting a different strategy around the sizing and spacing of slot banks would likely yield tremendous experiential gains for Atlantis customers and strong revenue per unit increases in slots (not too mention the incremental spend that would be generated for F&B and Hotel thanks to a curve-shift in loyalty points earned). #StartThereThenImproveMoreLater #Gaming101 #ThatIsAll
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The casino inside of Atlantis leaves much to be desired, from both the player's perspective and that of the operator. Simply adopting a different strategy around the sizing and spacing of slot banks would likely yield tremendous experiential gains for Atlantis customers and strong revenue per unit increases in slots (not too mention the incremental spend that would be generated for F&B and Hotel thanks to a curve-shift in loyalty points earned). #StartThereThenImproveMoreLater #Gaming101 #ThatIsAll
You lost me with the technical stuff. I just prefer the look of the newer casinos here. As usual, thanks for the unnecessary hash tags.
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