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Old 02-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Recommended movies before the cruise

We leave soon - what movies are recommended to watch before the cruise? I find knowing the stories always makes things more magical
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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Titanic. Too obvious? :D
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Titanic. Too obvious? :D

I was going to say the same thing. My son has been reading Titanic books since we got back from our cruise.
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Titanic. Too obvious? :D


Actually, to answer the OP's question, I reccomennd watching any Disney classic animated feature to capture the spirit of Disney that you will experience on the cruise. A few of my favorites are The Black Cauldorn, Song of the South (only partially animated, but a goodie), and Chicken Little.

Enjoy your cruise!

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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If you are seeing Villans it is helpful to see Hercules before.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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We leave soon - what movies are recommended to watch before the cruise? I find knowing the stories always makes things more magical
I would say The Muppets if your on the new ships.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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If you have kids who will be participating in some of the activities in the Club/Lab, I'd recommend:

Toy Story
Ratatouille
Peter Pan
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
Flubber
Finding Nemo
Snow White
Lilo and Stitch

As I look through our recent navigator, there were organized kids activities associated with each of those movies, some with character appearances.
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Pirates of Caribbean (All Four)
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I would definitely watch Peter Pan.... or anything with pirates in it
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OMG! I read that and almost spit my drink out laughing!. I have never cruised but that was too funny!

OP, I never thought about watching certain movies to get in the spirit, can I ask how old are your kids? My older kids are old enough that they just ask me about the cruise everyday, there is no need to get in the spirit. But this makes me wonder if I should do something special for DD6 who has never been to disney-anything.
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Cinderella is the one DD3 at the time made the connection with on the cruise.
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Careful with the sarcasim, you could get in trouble.

Actually, to answer the OP's question, I reccomennd watching any Disney classic animated feature to capture the spirit of Disney that you will experience on the cruise. A few of my favorites are The Black Cauldorn, Song of the South (only partially animated, but a goodie), and Chicken Little.

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Where can I buy Song of the South?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #14
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Some if the suggestions are a hoot! I was just finding that sometimes it's been so long since we have seen the movie, we've forgotten a lot of the storyline. The kids just watched the new Peter Pan but this would be a good time to revisit the classic as well

We're going to watch Hercules now on a pp's suggestion - thanks!! And I've never watched ratatouille...we'll try to watch it.
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I like to watch movies about being on the ocean:
Captian Ron
Speed 2
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
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