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Old 02-26-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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My DH and I are going on a cruise in September. We get in at 10 am the day before the cruise and staying at Coronado Springs. Were staying at POR-RS the day we get back and fly home the next day at noon.

We really want to go to MK and I was thinking the day we got back from the cruise but now I'm thinking it would be better to go the day before and have the day we get back to relax.

Has anyone done this? Is getting in at 10 am even going to give us enough time? Neither of us have been to any of WDW parks and as of right now are pretty sure we'd never do a dedicated trip to do so. So this may be our only chance to go.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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I would do they day before. Some people still have their sea legs on after the cruise. I can't imagine walking the park all day if I had them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Before - parks can get you running around and no better way than to then relax at the cruise.

Enjoy the resort and maybe DD on the day after...
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #4
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I would see how late MK was open on both days. If you are getting in at 10 am it is not going to give you much time. however as PP mentioned if you still have your sea legs after the cruise it will not be much fun either.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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I done both but I personally like to go before my cruises. It seems everyone (passengers, crew and cast members) are so very friendly on the cruise. Although the cast members at the parks are also great the ratio between passengers and crew/cast members is greater on the ship.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:16 PM   #6
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We are staying at POR the 2 days before our cruise. MK has extra magic hours on Sunday so it just made sense for us to go that day. I would check the park hours and go from there but based on everything I've heard most prefer to go the parks first.
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My DH and I are going on a cruise in September. We get in at 10 am the day before the cruise and staying at Coronado Springs. Were staying at POR-RS the day we get back and fly home the next day at noon.

We really want to go to MK and I was thinking the day we got back from the cruise but now I'm thinking it would be better to go the day before and have the day we get back to relax.

Has anyone done this? Is getting in at 10 am even going to give us enough time? Neither of us have been to any of WDW parks and as of right now are pretty sure we'd never do a dedicated trip to do so. So this may be our only chance to go.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Another vote for before. We've done it both ways and its tough to deal with the hustle and bustle of the parks after relaxing on the cruise.
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If you've never done it, I'll ask if you looked at the price for MK for just one day. Our first Disney cruise is in Oct so we decided to come down 2 days in advance and do MK. Then I looked at the price for 1 day at MK. It would be almost $400 for my family of 4 since there is no discount for 1 day. My kids are too young to try to muscle through an entire day to squeeze $400 of fun out of it. So we are staying at AoA and doing a couple character meals, the pool and maybe Downtown Disney. I think that will be enough to get us in the Disney spirit for the cruise.
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I would do they day before. Some people still have their sea legs on after the cruise. I can't imagine walking the park all day if I had them.
Very true...I wasn't sea sick but did feel weird for about three days post cruise.
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If you've never done it, I'll ask if you looked at the price for MK for just one day. Our first Disney cruise is in Oct so we decided to come down 2 days in advance and do MK. Then I looked at the price for 1 day at MK. It would be almost $400 for my family of 4 since there is no discount for 1 day. My kids are too young to try to muscle through an entire day to squeeze $400 of fun out of it. So we are staying at AoA and doing a couple character meals, the pool and maybe Downtown Disney. I think that will be enough to get us in the Disney spirit for the cruise.
Yeah we've looked but it's just my DH and I-no kids and the cost of adding on an extra night at a hotel plus meals just put it out of our budget.
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Thanks all- I think I'll wait till closer and as many of you suggested look at the park hours and decide from there.
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Thanks all for the thoughts- I think I'll wait till it's closer and as many of you suggested and look at the park hours and try for the day before.
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