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Old 04-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Ever do a DCL Sandwich?

Thinking about spending 3 days at wdw, then 4 on dcl, then back to wdw for 2 or 3 days. I know others must have done this before. Was it too much hassle packing and unpacking and with the bus transfers to and from port canaveral? We will have a 6 yo and 5 yo in tow.

Other option would 6 days at wdw then a 3 day cruise which many say is too short on ship
Would love to hear others opinions, either option would be on disney magic ship

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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To help lessen the packing/unpacking, i'd split my clothes into WDW clothes and DCL clothes and pack them in different bags. Then I wouldn't unpack any of the DCL clothes while at WDW and then i'd leave the WDW bag at bell services when I went on the cruise.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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To help lessen the packing/unpacking, i'd split my clothes into WDW clothes and DCL clothes and pack them in different bags. Then I wouldn't unpack any of the DCL clothes while at WDW and then i'd leave the WDW bag at bell services when I went on the cruise.
Ooh this sounds like a good idea
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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Our table mates did this. 3 days on dream, 4 in park and 7 on fantasy.

They said they loved it!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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I always do a DCL sandwich whenever I do a DCL cruise. Most of the time I spend 3-7 days at WDW before the cruise, do the 7 day cruise, and then spend 2 days at WDW before going home. I always get the ME and DCL transfers so that my transportation is seamless.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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We did this. We loved it and plan on doing it again. Our five kids were with us, ages 2-11. We made sure they had clothes that would work for both. Fun skirts for cruise dinner and leggings to wear underneath for the park. The only problem we ran into was when we got back to disneyworld after the cruise we had to wait for our room to be open. But bell services held our luggage. We had one child get car sick on the way back and we were fortunate enough to have a change of clothes with us. We had all of the kids walk off the cruise in their pajamas planning on letting them change after the bus ride. Just be prepared to not have a room for several hours after the cruise. It's better than getting "dropped" off the cruise and waiting hours at the airport.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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I always do a DCL sandwich whenever I do a DCL cruise. Most of the time I spend 3-7 days at WDW before the cruise, do the 7 day cruise, and then spend 2 days at WDW before going home. I always get the ME and DCL transfers so that my transportation is seamless.
I was planning to use DCL and ME transfers as well to port, resorts, and airport as well, sounds good
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Thinking about spending 3 days at wdw, then 4 on dcl, then back to wdw for 2 or 3 days. I know others must have done this before. Was it too much hassle packing and unpacking and with the bus transfers to and from port canaveral? We will have a 6 yo and 5 yo in tow.

Other option would 6 days at wdw then a 3 day cruise which many say is too short on ship
Would love to hear others opinions, either option would be on disney magic ship

Thanks
After our 1st cruise (2 days at WDW pre-cruise) when we drove straight home (11 hours) we were totally whipped. 9 cruises later we now do at least 2-3 days at the parks before the cruise & usually 3-4 days after to just kick back before our long drive home. If you can do this way, I'd say go for it.

We started doing this when our DDs were 8 & 10
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #9
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I always do a DCL sandwich whenever I do a DCL cruise. Most of the time I spend 3-7 days at WDW before the cruise, do the 7 day cruise, and then spend 2 days at WDW before going home. I always get the ME and DCL transfers so that my transportation is seamless.
This is exactly what we are doing in October. So excited. I was surprised by how many coworkers think its crazy. I've been asked multiple times -- isn't the cruise enough? When your paying $2000 to fly 4 people to Orlando you make the most of it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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We are doing 2 nights in Cocoa Beach, 7 night Eastern DCL cruise, 3 nights at the Poly.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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This is exactly what we are doing in October. So excited. I was surprised by how many coworkers think its crazy. I've been asked multiple times -- isn't the cruise enough? When your paying $2000 to fly 4 people to Orlando you make the most of it.
$2000 to fly to Orlando! Where r u coming from?
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$2000 to fly to Orlando! Where r u coming from?
Salt Lake City, Utah

$466 per person on Southwest (2 free bags). The other airlines are more and you have to pay for bags.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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We did this on our first cruise. As a previous posted mentioned, I highly recommend packing for the cruise and wdw separately as much as possible and just leave your wdw bags with bell services. We even stayed at a separate resort before and after and WDW moved it to the new resort.

Also already mentioned, but weren't able to get into our rooms either upon checkin from the cruise so we left all of our bags and went to a park for the day. I've also read of others packing their swimsuits in the stuff they bring off the ship and spending the day at the resort in the pool.
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If you need to do laundry I suggest doing it at the resort or do it the first day on the ship. The laundry facilities on the ships can get very crowded.
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$2000 to fly to Orlando! Where r u coming from?
$5000 for us to fly down. And we are thinking about doing the "sandwhich" too. 5 days in the parks, cruise, then one more night @ the parks but probably not going TO them...just as a way to wind down before heading home
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