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Old 04-03-2014, 09:29 AM   #16
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My wife and I just booked the West Coast trip for Next May, so I'm excited to follow along with your trip!
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:01 AM   #17
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My wife and I just booked the West Coast trip for Next May, so I'm excited to follow along with your trip!
If you are booked on the 3night out of San Diego, we already have a group going and you can look up on the meet thread. Sorry but I don't know how to attach the link.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:38 AM   #18
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We're doing the San Diego To Vancouver Trip with a stop in San Fransico
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:27 PM   #19
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Hi! Following along because you guys are very much like us .... we stayed in 8532 B2B when the Magic sailed out of NYC. And, we have 12512 booked (Fantasy) for a B2B this October (pricing error on Cat Ts for fall 2014 ... did you see that?)!. Anyway, looking forward to your trip!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #20
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Welcome everyone!

I'm planning on doing some SERIOUS packing in about 2-3 weeks, so will post a TR update at that time.

AlexandNessa - that is wonderful - my favorite staterooms in the entire world!! What kind of pricing error was there for fall 2014? I got pretty darned excited when I read that (not like I have any more unplanned vacation time or anything, so it's a moot point) - but I always dream of coming across a pricing error!

If you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for a Category T? I am excited for our Dream trip next May in 12512. But I can always hope that the Royal is vacant and we can get it for a song... someday I'd like to experience it!
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:39 PM   #21
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I know, right?! It was a crazy dream come true ... the DCL site had most fall cruises in a Cat T priced incorrectly. They were cheaper than the Vs. The pricing error was 2240$ per adult on a 7 night Fantasy. (The Cat Vs started at 2296$ per adult). After maybe 2 hours, they realized their mistake and they increased the price to $3080 per adult. Our two week B2B was around 9200$ total. Sometimes a week can cost almost that much! Most September to December cruises were priced this way, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. My TA got a pricing error cruise too!

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #22
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Time to Pack

Only 11 more days to go, and I began the SERIOUS packing decision-making today. I’ve decided to live in capris and t-shirts at Disneyland, Maxi Dresses for the first few days of the cruise (while we’re still in warmer climes), a nice pair of colored capris and a fancier top for the Lasseter Family Winery tour, and capris or jeans with t-shirts and cardigans to ward off the chill as we cruise further north. Still a few more days until we have any type of reliable weather forecast, so when we actually put clothes into suitcases next weekend, there may be last minute changes. The guys are easy to pack for – shorts, t-shirts, polos for dinners, khaki pants, and a light jacket. Swimsuits, pajamas, socks, underwear, a variety of shoes for different occasions, and we’re all set! I also packed two cocktail dresses for our dinners at Palo. DH will wear a suit and tie.

We finished FE gifts last weekend, and are giving two different gifts. I will post photos when we get back, just so we don’t spoil the surprise if any of our FE group are reading along. One is a unique “from Wyoming” gift, and the other is a cute idea I got from Pinterest that was super easy.

A couple of days ago, Pirates of the Caribbean was drained, and I hear the walls were going up in the Blue Bayou. A bit disappointing, but we decided to cancel our lunch reservations and eat at Café Orleans instead. Since next year is Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, we will probably have to go back for a short trip, and we’ll make sure to eat there at that time. Such a shame we’ll have to visit again!!

Best news of the week for DS – Space Mountain is going to be open after all! He’s decided to face his fear of upside-down roller coasters and give California Screamin’ a whirl. I hope he really loves it, but our expectation of him is that he should try everything once, and if he really hates it, we won’t pressure him to go again. Of course, if his other option is to take his little cousin on a kiddie ride, he might choose the coaster all day long.

I am going back and re-reading sections of my guidebooks for DCL and Disneyland. An unofficial guide to Disneyland just came out last month, so it’s been fun looking through that. My "ah-ha" moment of the week is that Jungle Cruise is supposed to be pretty awesome at night. I have to say, of my many many rides on Jungle Cruise, I don't think we've ever ridden after dark. Hmmm... so we might give that a whirl. I’ve been loading the kindle with a few selections, so I’m ready for relaxation time on the verandah – Woo Hoo!


Next Up: Disneyland Day 1 (typing this just gave me butterflies in my stomach!)
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #23
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I just started following along. My girlfriend and I are doing a B2B with the 5 night repositioning and the first Alaskan cruise 9 night. I read all your posts and was wondering what you meant by getting a transfer in Vancouver at 4 am?? Doesn't the ship dock around 7? Only a couple weeks!
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #24
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Hey Sheldon!
Look who found you!
I love Disboards and hope you will too!
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I just started following along. My girlfriend and I are doing a B2B with the 5 night repositioning and the first Alaskan cruise 9 night. I read all your posts and was wondering what you meant by getting a transfer in Vancouver at 4 am?? Doesn't the ship dock around 7? Only a couple weeks!
Sorry for the confusion Sheldon- we are staying Saturday night in Vancouver. The early wake up call is for our flight back to Denver on Sunday morning. 10 days for us now - SINGLE DIGIT DANCE tomorrow! (I remember how excited I was about the DOUBLE DIGIT DANCE...) You are going to have an awesome vacation - 14 days - WOW! I can only dream that someday I'll be able to do the same. See you on the ship!
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #26
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This trip sounds awesome! I really want to do a B2B one day. Have fun!
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:34 AM   #27
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Just a very quick update:

We received a call from shoreside concierge a few days ago - the Lasseter Winery tour has been cancelled. Such a disappointment. We were really looking forward to it. So we booked instead on a winery tour visiting two wineries in Sonoma - The Nicholson Ranch Winery and Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace. With time for lunch on our own in Sonoma. Both look very nice, with several award-winning wines and tasting rooms. Fingers crossed it is a great experience. We've never been to wine country, so it will be fun.

Also - it is going to be HOT like you wouldn't believe while we are in Disneyland Wednesday - Friday. Floating around 100 degrees. I hope it keeps the crowds a little lower so that we can get more done in the morning hours. I called the Grand Californian and reserved a poolside cabana for Friday afternoon. I think it will be fun and relaxing for everyone, and the kids can play in the pool while we sit in the shade with icy drinks. I imagine we'll be sick of fighting the heat at that point.

The majority of the packing was completed yesterday. Honestly, it was a FUN Mother's Day to get everything in suitcases. So close now. Just have to tie up a few loose ends at work, and we're OFF!!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:16 AM   #28
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How exciting! We are locals to the DLR area and know you're going to have an awesome time! Stay cool! So excited for you as your cruise is soooo close now! Enjoy and have an spectacular time!!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:10 PM   #29
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Joining in from just south of you! A cruise and trip to DL sounds just like the thing during this snowstorm!

BTW, I ate at Napa Rose Chef's Counter last month and I let the chef choose my meal. It's the same price as the Vitner's menu and was a lot of fun!

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Old 05-12-2014, 02:51 PM   #30
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How exciting! We are locals to the DLR area and know you're going to have an awesome time! Stay cool! So excited for you as your cruise is soooo close now! Enjoy and have an spectacular time!!!
Thank you so much - we are really looking forward to it! I'm going to make myself leave the parks for a couple hours in the afternoon to keep my sanity in the heat.
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Joining in from just south of you! A cruise and trip to DL sounds just like the thing during this snowstorm!

BTW, I ate at Napa Rose Chef's Counter last month and I let the chef choose my meal. It's the same price as the Vitner's menu and was a lot of fun!

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Welcome back Jill! I have been waiting for you to start your trip report, but you've been a busy lady! I am glad you had a good time at the Chef's Counter - we are planning to let the Chef choose for us as well. REALLY looking forward to it!
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