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Old 04-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #91
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I love the jewelry! Very pretty. Sorry customer service was awful and it took longer to get to you. Weird that there was no paper in the shipment to verify size

I just remembered something I was going to ask on your last update! You said that there were a few other resort stops while on the buses. Do they do this for the theme parks too, do you know?
Thank you I'm so happy with the pendant. I'm going to ask mom if she can email them and get the paperwork. It's important to have I think.

Since we didn't go to the parks from WL I'm not 100% but it would make sense they would still share. We stopped at Pokynesian and GF. On the way back we were the first stop which was nice.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #92
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You're making me anxious for September, and I haven't even gone on my cruise or to the Expo yet!

The pendant stone is very pretty too!
You're going to have a great trip and your cruise is so close!

Thank you I'm really happy with it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #93
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I was talking about the WL but have heard great things about the campsites. They actually really fun during the holidays as everyone goes all out and strings lights etc....I looked into staying in the cabins during our first trip but opted for the POR, pre DVC. The cabins look cute though and people really like them.

A lot of people rent golf carts to get around in because the place is so huge. I've read they're hard to get.
I've heard they're worthy of checking out at Christmas. There's always something left on the list when I leave. When I do get there I also want to do a carriage ride.

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No WDW trip in the works. I don't know that I'll get DH back before 2015 but we'll see. Gabby wants a cruise for HS graduation and that will be in 2015 so WDW may not happen until 2016.
Oh my. That is sad

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I'm killing myself with the Live365. Still. The MK Mian Entrance music is on. I need an intervention.
I understand completely
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #94
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I'm killing myself with the Live365. Still. The MK Mian Entrance music is on. I need an intervention.
It's the worst thing to not have a trip planned and listen to Main Street or the Future World BGM
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:10 PM   #95
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It's the worst thing to not have a trip planned and listen to Main Street or the Future World BGM

I'm being ridiculous. I'm plotting errr planning a trip to Disneyland for this Christmas so we'll see. But its sad to have nothing on the table for WDW. I need a little MK/AK fix.


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I've heard they're worthy of checking out at Christmas. There's always something left on the list when I leave. When I do get there I also want to do a carriage ride.



Oh my. That is sad



I understand completely

The carriage ride looks like a lot of fun. I think they do a haunted one too during Halloween.

It is sad and I keep telling DH that. he's not feeling very sorry for me.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #96
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I'm being ridiculous. I'm plotting errr planning a trip to Disneyland for this Christmas so we'll see. But its sad to have nothing on the table for WDW. I need a little MK/AK fix.
Well at least you have a definite Disney cruise in the near future. I'm just playing with dates, which usually means, there's probably no trip happening. Even now, i'm trying to plan a short 2 day trip Disneyland to get my fix and even that's difficult to do.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #97
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Thanks, I now have visions of getting a selection and then when we arrive at our friends' home that night we can have cookies and milk while we catch up.
That sounds like a very delicious plan

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That pendant looks gorgeous even if the wait was a lot longer than you thought.
Thank you I just love it.

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That was perfect timing that you managed to get the bus back. Love all the photos again and now I am feeling homesick for the Grand Californian. Still, 5 weeks from now I will get to spend one night there.

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A great walk. I haven't done the BBQ, but I kind of know the differences. The Hoop Dee Doo is a dinner show on a stage. Decent food, fun and corny songs and they will interact with the audience as well.

The BBQ is more just that. Basic BBQ food like hotdogs and Disney characters, and I think they kind of have a dance party. I have heard it's fun, but expensive for what you get to eat.
Thanks so much. I've heard of more people going to the Hoop Dee Doo Review but have never investigated it myself. I hear very little of the other one.
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I was going to do an update tonight since the next one is the start of the cruise. I'm just so exhausted I don't want to rush it and miss vital details. Planning on it this weekend though.

Happy Friday everybody
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I was going to do an update tonight since the next one is the start of the cruise. I'm just so exhausted I don't want to rush it and miss vital details. Planning on it this weekend though.

Happy Friday everybody
Happy Friday to you as well
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Happy Friday to you as well
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Ok everybody, it is cruising time! As much as I loved reliving the WL portion of the trip itís the cruise Iím really excited to relive. I had booked this cruise 16 months in advance and it was so exciting that it had finally arrived. We arrived at the port around 1:00. I was a little frustrated that it was so late, my other two cruises we had arrived early and were among the first onboard. The difference is that the other cruises we were leaving right from the airport, this time we were leaving from WDW. Iíll know what to expect if we ever leave from WDW again.

I was so excited to catch my first glimpse of the Fantasy. You can see the ill fated Carnival Dream to the left.









It was actually nice to be a little late arriving at the port. There were no lines to wait in, we quickly checked in and were directed to the Mickey ears. I was so anxious to get on the ship I didnít take any pictures until lunch. No worries, thereís plenty of them to come. We skipped the embarkation photo and didnít pause very long to admire the gorgeous atrium. We had a mission to accomplish, and that mission was to get our Rainforest Room passes.

We headed straight up to the spa and the very nice Ann helped us. Even though we told her upfront we just wanted to buy the passes she still started to take us on a tour of the whole spa. There was no time for that, we needed to get to lunch! She eventually understood what we wanted and took us back up to the front desk. I also wanted to book a bamboo massage so asked her about that. She wouldnít just let me book one, she wanted to know how I knew I wanted one, had I had one before? Just let me book a massage and let me get to lunch! I tried not to show my irritation and explained we had done a spa tour on a previous cruise and I had really been interested in one and regretted not booking it. Finally she was satisfied I knew what I was asking for and said the only available one was for 9:00 the next morning. I also got 20% off for booking the first day which was very nice. Mission accomplished we headed off to drop off our bags in the room.

The spa and our room were about as far from each other as possible which resulted in much needed exercise during the cruise. Our room was open but our steward was still finishing up cleaning. He said it was fine, heíd come back later. Oh no, all we needed to do was drop off our bags and head up to lunch. Mom went out to explore the verandah, which there will be pictures of in a bit. Then we headed up one deck to Cabanas. The location of our room was great and I will try to get it again on future cruises.

I managed to get pictures of all the offerings but did not get name tags. Hopefully you can tell what everything is.













Theses might just be the best steak fries Iíve ever had in my life.



























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At this point I stopped taking pictures and got a plate of food. Everything was delicious.



Moms plate. She really enjoyed everything also.



We got a few desserts. None were wow, and we both agreed we'd probably skip desserts at the buffet next time.









After the desserts I went back for the pictures of the buffet I still needed.



















Mom found this delicious banana bread pudding. Apparently every day the chef does a special dessert and our mind was changed about desserts at the buffet. We'd definitely be back for this.



We both absolutely love Cabanas and were so glad to be back. BBB on the Wonder just wasn't the same. We did hear from a CM that when the Magic dry docks this year that they will be redoing the buffet to be more like Cabanas which will be a welcome change to everyone.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #104
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That buffet looks absolutely delicious. I am glad that you managed to get your Rainforest Room pass and the massage sorted out and the discount was definitely worth having.

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Do you mind me asking how much the rainforest room pass was? And it sounds like it was pretty easy to get, as well. That is one thing I want to get for sure!

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