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Old 07-21-2013, 10:38 PM   #31
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Holiday Fun

In addition to all the upgrades to the ship, we MIGHT also get some Holiday Magic (ha! See what I did there?):
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ho...nter-holidays/
I'm interested to see what, if anything, the Magic will have for the Holidays.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #32
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In addition to all the upgrades to the ship, we MIGHT also get some Holiday Magic (ha! See what I did there?):
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ho...nter-holidays/
I'm interested to see what, if anything, the Magic will have for the Holidays.
I was hoping for Christmas decorations, but this will be wonderful
Unfortunately we will miss Castaway Cay
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #33
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Hi everyone! We are new to Disney cruises (well to cruises in general!) We're thinking about going on a November cruise. Originally thought about the 15th, but now we're pretty sure we're going to book this one! Can anyone give us any suggestions on veranda vs. inside staterooms? We're trying to decide if the extra money for a veranda is worth it. Our DD is 2 1/2 years old. My thoughts were if she takes a nap, it'd be nice to sit outside on the veranda, rather than be stuck inside. We're trying to decide if we want to book an inside stateroom and take a chance that we may be able to upgrade. We think we'd like to get involved with a FE (thought it'd be fun for DD.) Our group is DH, DD, my MIL, and myself. We just wanted to come in here and say hi and see if anyone has any advice for us newbies
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #34
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Can anyone give us any suggestions on veranda vs. inside staterooms? We're trying to decide if the extra money for a veranda is worth it. Our DD is 2 1/2 years old. My thoughts were if she takes a nap, it'd be nice to sit outside on the veranda, rather than be stuck inside. We're trying to decide if we want to book an inside stateroom and take a chance that we may be able to upgrade
I'm not sure if this will help you, but veranda rooms are a little bit bigger. Since you will have three adults in your party, it might help. We don't spend much time in the room, but for us it's worth it. We like to seat outside and enjoy our coffee while kids are still asleep. We keep the door open and enjoy fresh air and natural light, dry our swim suits, read.... just love it!!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #35
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I'm not sure if this will help you, but veranda rooms are a little bit bigger. Since you will have three adults in your party, it might help. We don't spend much time in the room, but for us it's worth it. We like to seat outside and enjoy our coffee while kids are still asleep. We keep the door open and enjoy fresh air and natural light, dry our swim suits, read.... just love it!!!
I am pretty sure the extra square footage (from 214 for an inside to 268 for a veranda is just the veranda space) anyone else, correct me if I'm wrong, please.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #36
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This will be our first time going on a cruise and we are very excited . We were very excited to hear that the ship was getting a remodel and can not wait to see what it looks like. We are hoping that it will be decorated for the holiday's. We would love to participate in the FE, it looks like so much fun. Here is our information:

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Notes/Comments (include any food allergies, special occasions being celebrated, etc.): We are celebrating Olivia's 7th Birthday (11/28).

November 2013 - 5 Night on Disney Magic
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #37
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We are flying into Miami the night before the cruise and staying at the embassy suites at Miami airport... A good deal from Expedia! Kids are excited for the cruise! Sounds like there are more and more kids their age... We are me 42 DW 41 and 4 kids ... DSD15 DSD12 DSS8 and DSD6... My 9th on. Disney and my wife's 2nd.. Kids 1st cruise ever!

In going to try to convince them of them fun of the FE.. Wish me luck!

We (DW, DH, DS(9) and DD(7) are also flying into Miami the night before the cruise and are staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel at Miami airport. They offered a Cruise and Stay package that I purchased, so we have transportation to the ship the next day. This is my DH and kids first cruise ever! And it was very easy for me to convince my kids to participate in the FE. Can't wait until November.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:17 PM   #38
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FE on November 29 Magic Cruise

Hi there!

We are trying to decide betwen a trip to Disneyland or this cruise. The cruise would cost more and we are trying to weigh the two. The FE sounds so much fun. I know this sounds silly but can you tell me how many families are signed up for the FE on this cruise?

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Old 08-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #39
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Hi there!

We are trying to decide betwen a trip to Disneyland or this cruise. The cruise would cost more and we are trying to weigh the two. The FE sounds so much fun. I know this sounds silly but can you tell me how many families are signed up for the FE on this cruise?

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I am curious as well. I am ready to get started making my fish extender gifts. I have PM'd Monkey28 to see if she is still willing to handle the list.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:30 AM   #40
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Good morning!

I have been extremely busy and have not done a great job of getting involved with this wonderful group ...with that said and I may have asked this before...so sorry...
Would you all participate if I set up a FaceBook page...it is so much easier to communicate on a closed group on FB??
I really want to be part of the FE and I am not sure where we stand on that??? Anyone know??

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #41
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I'd be happy to participate on a FB group, I can make either one work.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #42
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I have PM'd Monkey28 and not had a response. Personally I prefer the DisBoards to Facebook. I started a detailed list for the FE. I will post a link later today so we can at least get going. Glad to see this thread picking up. We are getting close!!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #43
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Ok here is what I have based on the info provided. If something is wrong, or you want to provide more details, PM me. If you want to update the file, PM me and I will give you my email address.

You have two file type options. PDF and Excel. If you update the file, please highlight the fields you modified and I will update the master file.

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #44
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Is anyone else stressed about the fact that we have no idea what the shipboard activities will be. The first cruise similar to ours (5n from Miami Itinerary B WITH Holiday Magic) wont be until 11/15. They wont get off the ship until 11/20 leaving virtually no time to hear back from them before we leave! ARGH!! I like to know what to expect more than that! I guess I'll just play it by "ear"!
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:41 AM   #45
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I hear ya! I have mixed feelings. I love cruising now simply for the fact that there is not much planning involved. After many trips to WDW where I over planned every minute of every day I love just sitting back and relaxing. However, there were many events we missed on the Dream that with a little planning we could have taken advantage of. Hopefully we will get a few days to look at the itinerary.
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