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Old 01-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #256
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I'm not sure if this has been organized yet. Are you interested in organizing it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #257
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Beauty & the Best - thanks for the feedback!

I don't wear heels, so I can't use that comparison with Scott! He can do the regular seats, but it makes for an unpleasant 3+ hrs.

I considered SouthWest, but the cheap flight would get us in so late! Plus, we still would have to shuttle back to the hotel to get the car & drive 1 hr 20 min home! Scott's not a fan of SW's no assigned seats, even with the Early Bird option.

Sigh - I'm one of those early prep people (already have a "Cruise Stuff" box going) so waiting to see if ticket prices drop is just killing me!
With a husband at 6'4 and me at 5'0 - heels are a must on many occasions

Well, another option is to get a United credit card. I have one and it allows 1 free baggage for me and a guest, plus you get a bunch of bonus miles by signing up and double miles when booking on United.com. If you're going to use Econ Plus a few times a year, it might make sense.

We use the card and pay it off every month so we don't run a balance, and with the miles we've been to Europe about 3 times and upgraded to 1st class before (which is heaven for the tall guys) so its not such a bad deal!

Just an idea, but I hope you get your flights sorted out. I'm also the kind of person who likes everything laid out all nice and neat in advance.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #258
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Flying out of SNA (John Wayne) is not usually the cheapest for United unless it is a direct flight that United is matching against SW or Frontier, for example to Denver or SLC. Sometimes SW has great deals out of SNA, other times it is much cheaper to go to LAX or, from where I was living in Orange County, to San Diego. It just depends. American is usually about $40 higher out of SNA than LAX (to Dallas and then connections east).

Love SNA, but it was sometimes more expensive. Usually if it was just one person flying it was worth it for the convenience to pay more, but if all 3 of us were flying, we'd check around. My daughter's boyfriend just flew here and his cheapest ticket was LAX-Jax, and his dad picked him up at LAX (which to me negated any savings).

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:15 AM   #259
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There is actually an airport called John Wayne? How cool is that
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #260
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There is actually an airport called John Wayne? How cool is that
Yeah most airports are named after elected officials (mayors, senators, etc.) or military personnel.

BUT! There are two others I can think of that have famous person names -
Charles Schulz Airport in Santa Rosa, California
Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana

Anyone know of more?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:50 PM   #261
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I would not do a 12:40 flight out of SNA on debarkation day. Our weather that time of year can prevent the ship from a timely docking. It happened on the first Hawaii cruise. The cruise that had arrived before ours was late docking due to fog. Also SNA is at least a 40 min drive from the port maybe longer due to our traffic and constant freeway construction here in the L.A. area. Now this I am not sure about but I believe Disney is only offering airline check in for LAX. So if there is a problem with customs clearing luggage you have another delay.

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Is there any reason to think that the show schedule for the WBPC will be somewhat the same as the last EBPC? Like, will Toy Story be on Semi-Formal night again? Or should I just pick a random night for Palo dinner and change it onboard once I see the master schedule? Last spring I really hated having to waste time in Wavebands after embarkation when I could have been up on the pool deck already, LOL.
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I would say it would very. As for the extra shows I would say its all about talent availability. They might want someone but they might not be free.

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I would say it would very. As for the extra shows I would say its all about talent availability. They might want someone but they might not be free.

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I know the talent will vary. I'm just trying to figure out which night will be Toy Story, because we don't like that show and are trying to book a late reservation in Palo after spending the early dinner time in the MDR with our family.
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I know the talent will vary. I'm just trying to figure out which night will be Toy Story, because we don't like that show and are trying to book a late reservation in Palo after spending the early dinner time in the MDR with our family.
My fault. I hear you about Toy Story. Sitting through that was worse than a root canal.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #266
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Kids Playdate at Sea

This is something we should do after the DIS meet on embarkation day, or on one of the at-sea mornings. On the Pixar Cruise, we met at the embarkation meeting and then scheduled things from there. We had two playdates during the week...sports & games; drinks & pool movie.
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Tastings

If there are enough adults, Dh & I will gladly sign up for tastings!
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When we saw it, it was not good. About 40 minutes into it, it was clear anyone under 4 was also bored. The whine of one was picked up by a row, and soon everyone was whining and in the aisles.

I will be skipping this one. I also didn't care for Villains, although I like the villain numbers in the other shows.

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This is something we should do after the DIS meet on embarkation day, or on one of the at-sea mornings. On the Pixar Cruise, we met at the embarkation meeting and then scheduled things from there. We had two playdates during the week...sports & games; drinks & pool movie.
I agree the meet and greet meeting is a good place for the kids to see each other and play dates can be arranged. With castaway the second day we probably will not be "at the pool" until the third day. If there are only a few children it will make it easier for them to get to know each other. On our last trip after lunch on embarkation day we went to the childrens club so he could get a feel for the place and it made it much easier to then drop him off there after his dinner. His mum didn't feel like she was abandoning him- he on the other hand has no problem going to the club its getting him to leave thats our problem.
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When we saw it, it was not good. About 40 minutes into it, it was clear anyone under 4 was also bored. The whine of one was picked up by a row, and soon everyone was whining and in the aisles.

I will be skipping this one. I also didn't care for Villains, although I like the villain numbers in the other shows.

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villains is not done on the Wonder so you will not have to worry about that. I won't be at any of the normal shows. Seen them way to many times. I may go to the special acts just depending on if its of interest or not.

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