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Old 07-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #241
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Is anyone else flying into MCO the same day our cruise leaves? This idea is making me nervous!!!! I've contemplated changing our flights to where we fly in the 31st but it would be $300 total to change the day. That $300 could go elsewhere but there's the "what if's". We would also have to add on $150 for a room that night and then there's dinner. Any thoughts?

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Yes I did it last year and I'm doing it again this year. I booked the Disney transportation to and from the airport ($75pp, but in my opinion worth it for the hassle free experience) and I make sure my flight arrives before their latest recommended time (Which I think is 1pm?). When we did it last year, our flight arrived around 12:45pm and we were on the ship by about 2/2:30. I think we have to be on the ship by 4 so this gave us 2 hours of wiggle room for flight delays and what not. For a single flight (no connections) I think that's a good margin.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:30 PM   #242
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Is anyone else flying into MCO the same day our cruise leaves? This idea is making me nervous!!!! I've contemplated changing our flights to where we fly in the 31st but it would be $300 total to change the day. That $300 could go elsewhere but there's the "what if's". We would also have to add on $150 for a room that night and then there's dinner. Any thoughts?

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We are flying in the same day. This will be my 12th Disney Cruise and no issues. I think the same..all the extra$$$$ can be spent on other things. We have an early flight in the morning...so fingers crossed it will be fine.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #243
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Yes I did it last year and I'm doing it again this year. I booked the Disney transportation to and from the airport ($75pp, but in my opinion worth it for the hassle free experience) and I make sure my flight arrives before their latest recommended time (Which I think is 1pm?). When we did it last year, our flight arrived around 12:45pm and we were on the ship by about 2/2:30. I think we have to be on the ship by 4 so this gave us 2 hours of wiggle room for flight delays and what not. For a single flight (no connections) I think that's a good margin.
Ok, I feel much better!!! Our flight is a direct flight from Cincinnati and gets to MCO at 11:43 am.

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We are flying in the same day. This will be my 12th Disney Cruise and no issues. I think the same..all the extra$$$$ can be spent on other things. We have an early flight in the morning...so fingers crossed it will be fine.
That's great to hear!! Ok, I don't feel so bad flying in same day. We've never had issues flying into MCO, knock on wood, it's always a direct flight so no worries about a flight delay at a connection stop.

Can't wait for our cruise!!!

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:41 PM   #244
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Yes I did it last year and I'm doing it again this year. I booked the Disney transportation to and from the airport ($75pp, but in my opinion worth it for the hassle free experience) and I make sure my flight arrives before their latest recommended time (Which I think is 1pm?). When we did it last year, our flight arrived around 12:45pm and we were on the ship by about 2/2:30. I think we have to be on the ship by 4 so this gave us 2 hours of wiggle room for flight delays and what not. For a single flight (no connections) I think that's a good margin.
Oh yes, we also got DCL transfers. I figure once we're at the airport we won't have to worry about our luggage and we're in Disney's hands to get us to the port.

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:54 PM   #245
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Oh yes, we also got DCL transfers. I figure once we're at the airport we won't have to worry about our luggage and we're in Disney's hands to get us to the port.

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #246
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To those waiting on GTY assignments, if you haven't already checked you might want to again! We got our 7A GTY around 230pm and we were upgraded to cat 5A so I'm pleased!

I hope you others waiting have your assignments or you get them soon. I hope I can be much more productive at work now since I won't have to check 100 x a day now!

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Ok, I am confused!!! When I log in it shows a room assignment and shows category 07A, that's the same category I booked. When I look up the room on the deck plan it shows it's category 05C with verandah, when I originally booked it was a navigator's verandah which would have been category 07A. Does this mean I was upgraded? The room the assigned us is almost right in the middle of the ship.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #247
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Ok, I am confused!!! When I log in it shows a room assignment and shows category 07A, that's the same category I booked. When I look up the room on the deck plan it shows it's category 05C with verandah, when I originally booked it was a navigator's verandah which would have been category 07A. Does this mean I was upgraded? The room the assigned us is almost right in the middle of the ship.
Ok, wait, I figured it out!!! Ok, so this is a slight upgrade, from "obstructed" navigator's verandah to a full verandah!!!! Woo hoo, that's good enough for me!!!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #248
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Finally back in the grove and so excited about this cruise!

We got all our flights booked and booked our room at the Hyatt MCO. Now we need to figure out transportation to and from the port. Will definitely book limo to the port (it is tradition and we always drink mimosas along the way) but thinking about booking DCL transfers back to the airport so we can do airline check-in on board the ship.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #249
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Now I have my girls cruise to look forward to and I'm excited to show my friends the beautiful Dream and one has never cruised and the other has only sailed Carnival. They are both very excited!

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Sounds like we are in the same boat Heather. (pun intended) I have two friends joining me on this cruise too and one has never cruised and the other has only been on RCI. Should be an exciting time!
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #250
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My niece finished her FE tonight!

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This is the one I made for my boys on our last Disney cruise
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #252
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I booked a GTY 11C & we have been assigned an 11a. Not a big upgrade. I knew with a family of three we would have an inside cabin but I really don't care!! I am just thrilled we will be on the ship!!! I am sure we won't be in our room much anyway, too much to cram in four days!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #253
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I booked a GTY 11C & we have been assigned an 11a. Not a big upgrade. I knew with a family of three we would have an inside cabin but I really don't care!! I am just thrilled we will be on the ship!!! I am sure we won't be in our room much anyway, too much to cram in four days!!
I had an 11A cat last year. I loved my inside cabin. It was so roomy. The inside was as big as an ocean view on other ships. I was on deck 9 back than. The magical porthole was an awesome feature. If I wasn't taking my mom this time, I would have loved to have my inside again. I also loved being off of a main hallway. Private and quiet area and so easy to get around every where. You will enjoy your cabin
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #254
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Very excited to be cruising with you all!! It iOS out first time with Dcl. My mom and I are celebrating turning 50 and 30 with my hubby and 5year old son and three year old daughter!!!
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I am glad the inside room is good!! I hope it won't be too small for three!
I can't wait to go!! My oldest DD still doesn't know we are taking our
Youngest DD and not her!!! I don't know when we will tell her!
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