8 Night Magic out of Galveston Cruisers

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  1. lpenni10

    lpenni10 Earning My Ears

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    DH, DD (9) and myself, taking 1st ever cruise on Magic. Welcome all recommendations. Will also be celebrating DD 10th bday on board!
     
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  3. cruisecrasher

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    In studio sea unless they've moved it since November.
     
  4. MedicGoofy

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    You can make the reservations online, when your booking times for activities becomes available.

    BUT, unlike other excursions, there will always be an opening for the buses. You may not get that early time out (6:15), but you will be on a bus. You can book it while on the ship and not have to worry. You can kind of play it by ear, what park you want to visit first, and sign up the day prior. If the weather isn't looking promising, or you change your mind, it's not a big deal.

    As well, they have you sign up in advance, I think it's just to know how many people want to leave early for each park. They weren't checking the pre printed tickets for transfers.
     
  5. HippoHappy

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    You can definitely see the fireworks and catch a bus back to the ship. We were at the stop outside Magic Kingdom about 10 minutes before 9pm hoping to catch the 9pm bus, but one had already left and we had to wait about 15 until another bus got there. We watched the fireworks while waiting and boarding the bus. By that time a long line had formed behind us and Disney was calling for more buses to come to MK.

    One thing to note...We were repeatedly told that the bus schedule wouldn't change even if the park hours were extended. The last bus leaving MK was scheduled for 9:30 even though MK's hours were extended until 10pm.
     
  6. thopkin1

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    How does it work with the WDW tickets. Do they just deliver the tickets to each room with the transfer passes?
     
  7. PrincessShmoo

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    Your KTTW card is your ticket, from what I've read.
     
  8. disneyfan19712006

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    I read that also it is loaded on the ship card. Only you can't charge back to the ship so remember cash or a card when you disembark for the day.
     
  9. HippoHappy

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    These are correct. Your park hopper is already on your ship card (KTTW card), so that's all you need to get into the park and to get Fastpasses. You cannot charge anything onto your shipboard account while at the parks. Also, they request that adults have some form of ID with them to get back on the ship. They checked our IDs before allowing us onto the bus back to the ship.

    Another bit of info about WDW day. The night before, you should get 4 photopass cards in your stateroom. If you have photos taken at WDW by any photopass photographer, you can then view and/or purchase those photos at Shutters on the ship. Normally Photopass and Shutters photos are completely seperate, but in this instance they've combined them.
     
  10. disneyfan19712006

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    We had a similar problem with our floor on the Wonder a few years back.We were moved to another room and it was repaired for the next guest.
     
  11. lovetotraveltx

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    Is it tea or apple juice and cookies? And was it with Alice?

    Thanks!
     
  12. txaggie94gigem

    txaggie94gigem <font color="green">Cruisin' with Disney<br><font

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    so how much was the photo disc if you got pics from the park and shutters????

    also...we have to have birth certificates to clear cstoms...do they let you take that stuff back to the cabin or do you have to carry it around all day???
     
  13. disneyfan19712006

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    My guess would be to carry it, you will need it to reboard.
     
  14. thopkin1

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    Thank You!
     
  15. Our 2 Princesses

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    We had apple juice and chocolate chip cookies. Alice and the mad hatter were both there. He was funny! They also pick 2 kids from the audience to join their party. :)
     
  16. MedicGoofy

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    The photo CD, with ALL your pictures was $349.....if you wanted the printed copies as well, than it was an extra $75.

    IF you choose the CD with all your pics on it, then the Disney ones would be included. IF you choose to pick only 10 or 20 digital files, then you were choosing between the ship photos and WDW.


    As well, if you are getting off the ship, and clearing customs, then you will have to take your BC with you. I don't even know how it would be possible to try to clear customs, take the card back, THEN get off the ship. As you would have to clear again. Also, you need it to get back on. They are checked in Port Canaveral, and Key West.
     
  17. Luet02

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    Do you need your BC or passport if you're from Canada? ( when you're exiting the ship at PC, not to take the cruise)

    Thanks,

    Natalie
     
  18. hudson3709

    hudson3709 "It started with a mouse"

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    You would need passport from Canada.
     
  19. Luet02

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    Hi, so are you from Canada then?

    That would be a shame to have to carry our passports around at WDW. It would be easier if it was just our BC's.
     
  20. hudson3709

    hudson3709 "It started with a mouse"

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    I am from Canada. Americans can get through US customs with a BC and Photo ID, but anyone else, Canadians included, will need a Passport if we have to clear customs.

    Make sure you keep those bags secured to you at the parks, it would be a bad thing to loose.
     
  21. javaj

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    Do the pictures on the CD have the same borders as the prints?

    Thanks!
     

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