Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Welcome to the DIS
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-04-2013, 03:50 AM   #1
sarah wild
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9

Feel like ive no idea where to look!

Hi all

I'm new So hello !!!

We visited Orlando a few years ago and am beyond excited to be going again this year . I'm a teacher ( so going in the summer holidays - be busy I know !) last time we went I was super organised but not this time . Any way last time I booked my daughter on a pirate cruise thing were she went off for a few hours on a little pirate boat from one of the big hotels . We also did a pirate firework cruise with some of the Peter Pan characters ( again from one of the hotels ) loved it !!!

If there anything else out there like this ???? I can't seem to find anything on the Internet - font know what to type into the search engine . Like little things to do that arnt theme parks ???

Thanks for any ideas xxxxx

Sarah
sarah wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
T1nkerBell
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Norway
Posts: 104

Hi Sara,
and

I'm sorry, but I haven't heard/seen anything about pirate cruises. If you don't find it googling for it, I suggest you post this question in the "Orlando Hotels and attractions" Forum if it was outside Disney.

Anyway, I'm sure you will have a great trip!
__________________
-hilde (me), (dh) and (dd)

WL 8/11, POP 8/11, DLParis 8/12, Off property 2/13, DCL 10/14, POFQ 10/14
T1nkerBell is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-04-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
T1nkerBell
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Norway
Posts: 104

I guess you meant Pirates and pals fireworks voyage and Pirate Adventure Cruises/?

Then Disney Events and tours might be a place to start exploring. But also, if you read the individual resort threads on here you will find outside-the-parks activities and experiences. For example, we liked watching movies on the Wilderness Lodge beach.

Hope you find what you're looking for!
__________________
-hilde (me), (dh) and (dd)

WL 8/11, POP 8/11, DLParis 8/12, Off property 2/13, DCL 10/14, POFQ 10/14
T1nkerBell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #4
sarah wild
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9

That's it pirates adventure and pirate and pals cruise .

Will have a look at the movies too x
sarah wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 06:47 AM   #5
Aliceacc
We had a wonderful time, but did have our moments!

Pretty much down to my hips on one side, but nice and perky on the other
 
Aliceacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,401

Hi Sarah, and welcome.

We're both teachers, so we only go over the summer. (And, to be honest, we love it then. The parks are open forever, and the pool is such a treat in the afternoon!)

Where are you staying? Each of the WDW resorts offers different things. For example, in the Poly in 2008 my girls learned to Hula in the lobby one afternoon; last year they got a hair weave at the Beach Club. (As it happens, both times their brother was in the arcade at the time ) My youngest enjoyed the water volleyball game at the Beach Club last year, while her brother and sister preferred to avoid it while they swam.

To be honest, there's so much to see and do, that I'm not sure you need to search out "special" activities.

How old is your daughter? Is she still young enough to be into princesses? If so, then consider booking a meal at Aukerhaus in Epcot. FIVE princesses will come to your table for autographs and pictures. We like a late breakfast. That way, we can still get to Epcot for Rope Drop-- do Soarin', Turtle Talk with Crush, and Test Track (maybe Mission Space) before a brunchy meal at Aukerhaus. (If she's into it, consider bring along a princess costume from Halloween, and slipping her into it over her shorts before you enter. It will be too hot to wear all day.)

Consider investing in a Photopass (cheaper if you preorder) and stop as often as you can for pictures. You can have lots of fun-- get a picture of her "holding up" Spaceship Earth, maybe getting some of the "trick shots."

Aside from stuff like that, though, don't sweat the "special" stuff. There's so much at WDW that she'll have a fabulous time.

(Oh, but do visit either www.gardengrocer.com or www.wegoshop.com and order a case or two of water, along with park snacks. And consider hitting amazon and getting one or two Misty Mate personal misters-- the 2.5 oz size. They make a HUGE difference!!!)

Have a great time!!
__________________
DH: me: DS (16) , DD (14): DD (11):


I've been BOO'ed by pigletgirl!
numerous trips in college and one together in 1990 August 2008 and August 2009: Polynesian. August 2012: Beach Club Yacht Club in 2014!!
(Thanks, Disney Destinations, for your past generosity. And to the Beach Club staff for all their assistance in our 2012 medical crisis.)
Aliceacc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
sarah wild
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9

Thanks :-) we are both teachers too !
sarah wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
Aliceacc
We had a wonderful time, but did have our moments!

Pretty much down to my hips on one side, but nice and perky on the other
 
Aliceacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,401

You're going to have SO MUCH fun!!!

I'm jealous; this summer we're redoing our kitchen, so no money for vacation. But I'm already planning our 2014 trip-- it's a celebration of our 25th anniversary, my son's 16th birthday, my older daughter's graduation from middle school, and my youngest's from elementary school, all within 30 days Beach Club, here we come!!!

I just posted a bunch of tips on another thread; they may help you: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3105466
__________________
DH: me: DS (16) , DD (14): DD (11):


I've been BOO'ed by pigletgirl!
numerous trips in college and one together in 1990 August 2008 and August 2009: Polynesian. August 2012: Beach Club Yacht Club in 2014!!
(Thanks, Disney Destinations, for your past generosity. And to the Beach Club staff for all their assistance in our 2012 medical crisis.)
Aliceacc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 08:10 AM   #8
sarah wild
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9

She's 7 ( 8 while we are away ) thanks for all the advice x
sarah wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,440
DISboards Moderator

Welcome!
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #10
jesswindsor
DIS Veteran
 
jesswindsor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ashland, Kentucky
Posts: 2,377

Welcome!!!
__________________
jesswindsor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 04:00 PM.

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

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