Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum > Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-15-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Ashley's Amazing MAW Cruise on the Wonder TR May 9-13th, 2010

In Progress :-)
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-15-2010 at 12:24 PM.
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
cydswipe
Mouseketeer
 
cydswipe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 319

can't wait to read all about it!!
Monica
cydswipe is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-15-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
dato63
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Deep in the heart of TX
Posts: 1,574

I'm subscribing now! Can not wait!
__________________
John Deb Madison (10) and Makayla (10)
dato63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, We heard that a lot on the cruise. I am so sad.. I want to go back so bad. I can't even describe how magical our whole cruise was. If I could afford it I'd be going every month :-)
DH the Disney hater needs to be convinced that we must do it again at some point... Ugh..

Packing the night before:



Day 1:

The alarm went off at 4am. I was exhausted having just fallen asleep about 2am I then realize I have a UTI So I take meds.. I get them often and have meds on hand THANK GOODNESS.

I ran to look out the window and our driver was already here, we had a 4:30am pick up time. So I got dressed and got the kids and DH up and dressed inbetween running back and forth to the bathroom in pain and off we went. We didn't get a limo but a black suburban... No one cared ..we were so sleepy lol




Falling asleep in the car lol



We get to the airport early and get breakfast taco's and Oj. And me running back and forth to the bathroom a lot GRRRR

waiting at the airport

Doesn't Jess look tired? LOL this is WAY too early for her...he, he



Then we board the plane for our one hour and fifty minute flight to Orlando. By now the pain meds have kicked in and I'm not suffering much.. phew.
On the plane


About an hour in to the flight Ashley loses her patience and starts whining and growling about how it's takng too long and she is tired of her seat and wants to get of the plane. NOW Somehow I ge my sanity and start distracting her with my DCL book. Showing her pictures of what we will see on the ship. It works.. finally we are landing.

We get off the plane .... take a potty break and start heading down to the Cruise Line Buses. We check in, get our room keys/charging cards and loa onto the bus. The bus is really cool. It ... looks like a small ship with porthole windows. Once on the toll road.. they start a movie about our upcoming adventure. Really nice.. Different from the DCL DVD's they send out.
On the bus:


We then see the Ship... Everyone is ooohhhhhing and awwwing.. WOW It is really larger than life.

We get off the bus... get screened etc....(It's about 12:30pm) Then a lady comes up to us and asks if we are with MAW. We say yes and she says well follow me :-) We follow her and we cut through all the lines (sorry if you were in them ) ... She gets us checked right in to the kids clubs.. we get our pager and the kids get their bands and she walks us straight through the lines again to board the ship.
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-15-2010 at 02:05 PM.
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Quote:
Originally Posted by cydswipe View Post
can't wait to read all about it!!
Monica
Quote:
Originally Posted by dato63 View Post
I'm subscribing now! Can not wait!
Thank you Monica and Deb for following along :-)
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-15-2010 at 12:57 PM.
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 12:47 PM   #6
ellenbenny
DIS Veteran
 
ellenbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 2,095

I'm subscribed. Great start! Can't wait to read more.
__________________
*ELB Boutique on Etsy and Facebook http://ellenbenny.blogspot.com
ellenbenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 12:58 PM   #7
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellenbenny View Post
I'm subscribed. Great start! Can't wait to read more.
Thank you and Welcome Ellen. Pics are 88% loaded :-)
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Boarding the ship

We are boarding the ship CM's are everywhere waving at us with Mickey hands. We stop to take a Welcome Aboard photo.


Then they annouce "The Bock Family" and everyone starts clapping.. I wish I would have had a picture of the kids faces.. They were like "WOW". The ship is Amazing... HUGE... Spotless, everyone is so friendly. We walk around and find and elevator to take to the 9th floor for the lunch buffet. Ton's of food.. all delicious. DH takes the girls to find a table and Topher and I get in the buffet line. We just filled up our plates and shared with the others back at the table. We are sitting by the Mickey pool. We eat.. get drinks and ice cream and it's time to head back to level 2 to find our rooms.
Our staterooms:

see the adjoining room door behind Ashley

Finally our staterooms are ready. Topher chose the top bunk, Ashley the bottom bunk and Jessica got the queen bed to herself in one room and DH and I get the other room. Mickey is all over the TV LOL
Jay our MAW host .. has goodies in the room waiting for us. Ash get a large sailor Mickey Mouse. Tons of bottled water, a lovely note from him, and a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The kids are in Heaven.

We all get dressed into our bathing suits and head back to deck 9 to swim. Since Ash isn't potty trained she says with DH in the toddler Splash pad and I take Topher and Jess to the pool in the middle of the deck by the huge screen. The goofy pool :-) We swim for about 30 mins and then it's time to head to our staterooms and change for the safety drill.

We all get our life vests on and go aft and up some stairs to Animator's palate (Our location to go in an emergency) The talk doesn't take long and then we head back to our staterooms. Ditch the life jackets and head back to deck 9 for the sail away party :-)
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-15-2010 at 01:44 PM.
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #9
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Dinner at Triton's



more later..Then you will find out why Ashley is missing from the picture :-)



and poor Ashley who didn't make it, we did wake up at 4am

Our waiter covered her up with a table cloth :-)


We met our awesome wait staff at our first dinner. We had Nikola from Serbia and Francisco from India...
The food was really good and service was excellent.
before I forget.. did I mention Disney has freah water pools?
Christopher and his dinner.. Notice the ketchup in the shape of Mickey :-) Also, if wanted they cut the food up for the kids ;-)

Francisco doing one of his many magic tricks.

Topher eating one of the famous Mickey Ice cream bars with sprinkles and marshmellows

Jess eating hers :-) Poor Ashley missed out on dinner and dessert but later had ice cream for dinner on Deck 9 LOL
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-16-2010 at 12:14 AM. Reason: adding info
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 03:38 PM   #10
dato63
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Deep in the heart of TX
Posts: 1,574

Hey - Mike looks less grumpy in that pic! It is a shame Ashley isn't in it - it's a very nice shot of ya'll.
__________________
John Deb Madison (10) and Makayla (10)
dato63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 04:13 PM   #11
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

I know You will see why when I get to do the next installment LOL

The ship rocked DH to sleep a lot
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 06:31 PM   #12
billwendy
DIS Veteran
 
billwendy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: essington, PA
Posts: 4,938

Woo Hoo - Im lovin it!!!!
__________________
Wendy Billy and our fur ball Tigger

Traumatic Brain Injury 2/5 & 9/6/2013
March is TBI Awareness Month!
Life changes in an instant! Shine On!
billwendy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 08:57 PM   #13
cantwaittoseemickey
DIS Veteran
 
cantwaittoseemickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,317

I'm here!! Great TR so far! This looks really neat. I love your pictures!!
cantwaittoseemickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 08:59 PM   #14
xanphylus
DIS Veteran
 
xanphylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 1,358

Hurray! You've started! Looks great so far. I think your DH's face looks a lot like my DH's face would look if he were taken on a Disney cruise...

I love how you didn't have to wait in line to get on the cruise! That rocks! Can't wait to read more!
__________________
1994- Off site, 2007- Off site, 2009- PoP Century, 2010- Canceled, 2011- Canceled AGAIN

Trip Report: Davys in Wonderland- A baby's View of Disney
PTR: Come on kids- we're going to DisneyWorld!!!

xanphylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #15
Mtopher4
DIS Veteran
 
Mtopher4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 532

Quote:
Originally Posted by billwendy View Post
Woo Hoo - Im lovin it!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantwaittoseemickey View Post
I'm here!! Great TR so far! This looks really neat. I love your pictures!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by xanphylus View Post
Hurray! You've started! Looks great so far. I think your DH's face looks a lot like my DH's face would look if he were taken on a Disney cruise...

I love how you didn't have to wait in line to get on the cruise! That rocks! Can't wait to read more!

Thanks I hope to do more soon. My MIL is coming over tomorrow and I have to finish unpacking and washing. I washed Wendy's Awesome towel shorts she sent us with the towels and socks and underwear on hot and turned everything pink.. Opps...I was tired... should have known better. I tried RIT, Carbona and bleach? Any ideas? They are holding up the washer LOL DH doesn't want to wear pink socks and underwear...

I added to the Triton's detail above
__________________


Lisa, Wife of 18-1/2 years to Mike and Mom to Christopher age 11 and twin girls Ashley and Jessica age 8
TEXAS
Disney Fantasy Apert Cruise May 11-18, 2013
http://www.apert.org/Bock
Ashley'sMAW pre-trip planning http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post35407954




May 9-13th

Last edited by Mtopher4; 05-16-2010 at 12:06 AM.
Mtopher4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: