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Old 11-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #31
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Sounds like a lot of us are in the shy until we know you category. My mom and I are the same way and mom also has trouble hearing especially when there is a lot of background noise. The good thing about a longer cruise is we should all have time to feel comfortable with each other
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #32
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Getting nervous - we cruise in a little over 3 weeks and I am still hobbling around on crutches and have great pain in my hip/back Went for a MRI this morning and hopefully will have the results tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed that this something that will heal before we leave. I can't imagine being on crutches and not being able to walk while on the cruise.

On the plus side, I have lost a little over 16 pounds since the beginning of October. Still struggling with the new diabetes diagnosis and getting my blood sugar under control, so that is another stress about how to handle this while on the cruise. It's all so overwhelming
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #33
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I wasn't going to go into the ornament exchange because I am a sun worshiper, and did not want to miss an hour of warmth. Not sure what I was thinking about ... we are on the ship for 14 days. As others have mentioned, I am one of those shy people until you get to know me, and it may not take too long to get to know me. I can chat all I want on line, and then I freeze when I meet people or I feel it is awkward to go up to someone that you really do not know and start a conversation. If there isn't a conversation about working out or dieting, I am lost for words. When it comes to going to a club and loud noise, I can not hear worth a dam, so I just smile and nod yes, hoping I am not committing to anything. Anyway, the ornament exchange may be a good way to help me break the ice. This is one of the reasons I asked to join a DIS table for dinner, I thought this may help break the ice, too.

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My DH is a bit hard of hearing (won't admit it LOL!!!!) and has no short term memory at all. He may not remember your name, but he will remember that he met you. When he's in a noisy environment, he's another one who smile and nods, or sometimes answers what he thinks you said. It makes for some unusual conversations every now and then!

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Well I might as well fess up as well, this is me! I have a hearing problem, actually its an auditory processing problem (hence the not speaking till I was 5) and I do a lot of lip reading and filling in the blanks and when that fails, I just smile and nod . It gets bad in loud environments. The more I drink, the poorer my lip reading gets and that makes for the unusual conversations. My friends like to have fun with this! And when my family doesn't want me to know something they just turn their head or cover their mouths, so mean!

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Count me into the smile and nod group sometimes... I had a bad patch where I suffered from labyrinthitis and ear infections and it affected my hearing. So if I smile and nod and whatever it is affected my hearing just ask again!
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This sounds like me too - my family tells me I need to be more social. This will be our 7th Disney cruise and I always say I'm going to the DIS meet on the first day and never do. On our last Magic cruise, we went to the Promenade lounge and watched from afar - I didn't have the nerve to walk over and join in

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Getting nervous - we cruise in a little over 3 weeks and I am still hobbling around on crutches and have great pain in my hip/back Went for a MRI this morning and hopefully will have the results tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed that this something that will heal before we leave. I can't imagine being on crutches and not being able to walk while on the cruise.

On the plus side, I have lost a little over 16 pounds since the beginning of October. Still struggling with the new diabetes diagnosis and getting my blood sugar under control, so that is another stress about how to handle this while on the cruise. It's all so overwhelming
You poor kid! MAssage? Chiropractor? ADVIL?

For the diabetes thing - it's gonna take some time. Baby steps. Not so hard on the cruise - lots of yummy choices - just make good ones. Low carb - skip the dinner rolls, high calorie dessert = 3 bites only. They're the bites that taste the best anyway. Stick with me - we will beat this thing into shape!

Of course, as the thread starter, what did I forget to do? BOOKMARK THE DANG THREAD

Happy Day, all!
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #34
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I have enough FE's to share with every DIS member on the cruise. I promise it will not take up that precious space in your luggage and you might actually like it!

The only thing is if you're not on the FE list I don't have your cabin number. If you're not on the FE list would you please share your cabin number with Jeff so he can put it on the Roll Call list? if you're not comfortable with that would you please PM me your cabin number?

You don't have to worry about not having a FE hanging up, I'll get it to you.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #35
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I have enough FE's to share with every DIS member on the cruise. I promise it will not take up that precious space in your luggage and you might actually like it!

The only thing is if you're not on the FE list I don't have your cabin number. If you're not on the FE list would you please share your cabin number with Jeff so he can put it on the Roll Call list? if you're not comfortable with that would you please PM me your cabin number?

You don't have to worry about not having a FE hanging up, I'll get it to you.

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If nothing else, we'll all have them by the time we have our meet onboard the first day. Uhm... hopefully.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #36
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Still a'waiting... c'mon, Disney!!

If nothing else, we'll all have them by the time we have our meet onboard the first day. Uhm... hopefully.
If not, there will be a WHITE BOARD on 5131 and probably other rooms as well where you can leave an update.


Puerta Vallarta

Gustavo had missed my original message - then I missed his answer (darn facebook)

"The activities for Dec 12 last all day long include processions, fireworks, music and crows singing the mañanitas (Happy birthday songs) to saint Marie from 1 AM till midnight or more. There is no special activity program for it, all will happen downtown by the Malecon (Seawall area).

About the Hotels with day pass access almost all of them have that service and cost varies from $-35 to $70 US, (***** means quality)

Heading north walking distance from harbor you can find the Playa de Oro ***, NH Krystal ****, Holiay Inn ***, Villas del Palmar ****, Hola Vallarta ***, Fiesta Americana ****

Need Taxi (10 min) Sheraton ****.

Heading south at the marina area need Taxi (10 min,), Marriott Casa Magna *****, Melia Vallarta****, Westin Regina *****, Velas Vallarta *****, Mayam Palace *****.

There are many others, but this will cover any tastes
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Hope this helps you make your plans for a day at the beach!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #37
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I just got done making our t-shirts for embarkation day. There will be 4 of us wearing bright green t-shirts with the picture of the ship from our web-site. It's almost time!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #38
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I have enough FE's to share with every DIS member on the cruise. I promise it will not take up that precious space in your luggage and you might actually like it!

The only thing is if you're not on the FE list I don't have your cabin number. If you're not on the FE list would you please share your cabin number with Jeff so he can put it on the Roll Call list? if you're not comfortable with that would you please PM me your cabin number?

You don't have to worry about not having a FE hanging up, I'll get it to you.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #39
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Thanks to Xavier for pointing out that I'd accidentally deleted the link on the web site for people to send in their names for the name cards.

I've added a few more photos to the Roll Call and some more stateroom numbers.

And about being shy...I'm not and I enjoy meeting new people. So if you see Susan and me around please do stop us and chat.

Folks that have linked their dining reservations up in the Early Seating, there are two adult tables and two adults w/kids tables that I know of with 28 DISers total. Question to those that are in this group...Do you have a dining rotation preference, i.e., there are 3 possibilities. Personally, I like Triton's and Animator's Palette better than Parrot Cay so I'd take 1 but it's not a strong preference.

1. TAPTAPTAPTAPTA - (Triton's & Animator's Palette 5 times, Parrot Cay 4 times)
2. APTAPTAPTAPTAP - (Parrot Cay & Animator's Palette 5 times, Triton's 4 times)
3. PTAPTAPTAPTAPT - (Triton's & Parrot Cay 5 times, Animator's Palette 4 times)
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Okay, so I borrowed this quote from the aforementioned thread. I remember LindaBabe wrote the terminal is a pretty miserable place at the Port of LA, maybe this could liven it up a bit?


"Cruise Terminal Prior to Boarding: Meet by the largest TV display where Disney movies/shows are playing. It's obvious...once you're through security, just go straight ahead past the restrooms towards the far wall and look on your right. There's plenty of seating, and TV for the kids while we wait for kids registration to open, Mickey's arrival for photos, and boarding to begin. I'll post a DIS sign as well to help you find us. You'd be surprised...it's actually pretty easy to figure out who's in our group jsut from what you learn online."
Great idea! That is the exact location we ended up sitting while waiting to board our MR Cruise last December. See you soon!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #41
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Thanks to Xavier for pointing out that I'd accidentally deleted the link on the web site for people to send in their names for the name cards.

I've added a few more photos to the Roll Call and some more stateroom numbers.

And about being shy...I'm not and I enjoy meeting new people. So if you see Susan and me around please do stop us and chat.

Folks that have linked their dining reservations up in the Early Seating, there are two adult tables and two adults w/kids tables that I know of with 28 DISers total. Question to those that are in this group...Do you have a dining rotation preference, i.e., there are 3 possibilities. Personally, I like Triton's and Animator's Palette better than Parrot Cay so I'd take 1 but it's not a strong preference.

1. TAPTAPTAPTAPTA - (Triton's & Animator's Palette 5 times, Parrot Cay 4 times)
2. APTAPTAPTAPTAP - (Parrot Cay & Animator's Palette 5 times, Triton's 4 times)
3. PTAPTAPTAPTAPT - (Triton's & Parrot Cay 5 times, Animator's Palette 4 times)
Now I have to work out which nights are formal/semi formal so they don't end up in Parrot Cay and request my rotation! And probably skip PC for Palo too. Thank you!
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internet access & phone

I had no plans to be on the internet or even use a phone while on this cruise, but we are currently in the middle of negotiations on buying a house and the seller wants to close on Dec 28 instead of in January, so we might have to conduct business while onboard.

Can someone clue me in on the cost of using the internet onboard to check emails as well as using a cell phone if we can't conduct our busines via email? I'm totally clueless.
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Now I have to work out which nights are formal/semi formal so they don't end up in Parrot Cay and request my rotation! And probably skip PC for Palo too. Thank you!
Here is the schedule (also on the web site) of the formal/semi-formal/Pirate Night. I just reconfirmed this with DCL, although the cast member reiterated again and again that it was subject to change.

Formal Night #1 - Thursday Dec. 13th
Semi-formal Night - Sunday, Dec. 16th
Pirates Night - Tuesday, Dec. 18th
Formal Night #2 - Thursday, Dec. 20th

So, dining rotation #1 would have a formal and semi-formal night at Animator's, a formal night at Parrot's and Pirate Night at Triton's. #2 has formal and semi-formal at Parrot's and 2nd formal at Triton's and Pirate Night at Animator's, rotation #3 would have formal and semi-formal at Triton's, 2nd formal at Animator's and Pirate Night at Parrot Cay. #3 seems to make the most sense but it doesn't matter that much.

And the CM did confirm that Monsers Inc. 3D will be shown on board.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #44
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Okay...I'm caught up on the new thread. Now I need to go back to the old thread and catch up there! I may be missing a few pages.

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Okay, so I borrowed this quote from the aforementioned thread. I remember LindaBabe wrote the terminal is a pretty miserable place at the Port of LA, maybe this could liven it up a bit?

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"Cruise Terminal Prior to Boarding: Meet by the largest TV display where Disney movies/shows are playing. It's obvious...once you're through security, just go straight ahead past the restrooms towards the far wall and look on your right. There's plenty of seating, and TV for the kids while we wait for kids registration to open, Mickey's arrival for photos, and boarding to begin. I'll post a DIS sign as well to help you find us. You'd be surprised...it's actually pretty easy to figure out who's in our group jsut from what you learn online. We are usually very early arrivers at the terminal so just look for us. I'll be looking chilled, but anxious to board, while my twin DDs will be running around to meet all their new friends and get the social activities going. This (and the onboard meet) is a great opportunity for the kids to premeet some friends and get over their shyness before hitting the Stack/Edge/Lab/Club/etc. Disney to my knowlege has never really enforced arrival times at the LA/San Pedro terminal, so I wouldn't stress over showing up early."
I recognize this meet up! I'm sailing the DoubleTrouble next week! Just a heads up. When we cruised out of San Pedro in September, there were no characters in the terminal for photos. I asked and was told that they discontinued doing that. They may be back by popular demand, but no characters in September. Don't want everyone telling the little ones and then not have anyone show up.

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Here is the schedule (also on the web site) of the formal/semi-formal/Pirate Night. I just reconfirmed this with DCL, although the cast member reiterated again and again that it was subject to change.

Formal Night #1 - Thursday Dec. 13th
Semi-formal Night - Sunday, Dec. 16th
Pirates Night - Tuesday, Dec. 18th
Formal Night #2 - Thursday, Dec. 20th

So, dining rotation #1 would have a formal and semi-formal night at Animator's, a formal night at Parrot's and Pirate Night at Triton's. #2 has formal and semi-formal at Parrot's and 2nd formal at Triton's and Pirate Night at Animator's, rotation #3 would have formal and semi-formal at Triton's, 2nd formal at Animator's and Pirate Night at Parrot Cay. #3 seems to make the most sense but it doesn't matter that much.

And the CM did confirm that Monsers Inc. 3D will be shown on board.
I agree that 3 looks the best. But whatever works Jeff.
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