Excuse me, you'll need to see security. What has Mickeystoontown done? Update 3/25x2

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by mickeystoontown, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. lovethattink

    lovethattink DIS Veteran

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    Great update!

    My son says those fish with the pointy snouts are Ballihoo, a bait fish. He had no idea what the yellow and white ones were, except that he got bit by one at Castaway Cay and they have teeth.

    I don't understand parents who don't watch their kids? I always wonder if John Quinones is going to pop out and ask why I didn't say anything, because it seems the kids are doing outrageous things and the parent is oblivious.

    For my lumix, it seems that airplane mode works the best to shoot through a window. I use that setting for aquarium pictures or glass displays at the zoo and Busch Gardens.
     
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  3. mickeystoontown

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    I finally gave up and just took pictures with whatever setting it was on at the time. If I had kept working with the camera, I would have missed seeing a lot of great things.

    I believe that was a result of Debbie.

    I was so nervous that the kid was going to fall overboard.

    Thanks! The pictures that I posted are the best of the worst. ;)
     
  4. mickeystoontown

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    I need to keep that in mind if we ever go on another cruise. :thumbsup2

    Oh my! The yellow and white ones have teeth? Ouch!

    I don't understand folks who don't watch their kids either. I am not an overly protective mother but I do watch to make sure they aren't doing something that could cause them or somebody else harm.

    I need to see if my camera has an airplane mode and try it out!
     
  5. Bridora

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    I must have been looking more at the shore line than in the water -- silly me!

    And I completely forgot to comment about John not having his license at first! You know how you didn't know you can't bring an iron on board? Well, some people (ahem!) didn't know you had to take your driver's license off with you when you left! :scared: I totally understand how he didn't have it, but I agree with you that multiple microphone announcements should have been enough to jog that memory! But then again, if he's anything like Davis, he didn't hear a word of it, microphone or no!

    We don't have plans to go as of now, but that could easily be changed! :) :car:
     
  6. pwdebbie

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    Just google "Michael Jackson Suite" -- one of the first hits is Atlantis and there are plenty of pictures.
     
  7. johnsonmatt3

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    I love how most all cruise lines mess with towels and then add your personal items to make a 'sculpture'. I also like the mickey on the back of the boat. What did you mean by 'microphone'?
     
  8. Kathy Jetson

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    I was way behind!

    So you were the sneaky lady that brought the iron aboard? I had to laugh that it took 3 men to come tell one little lady about the iron like it might take two of them to restrain you from trying to get your iron back:lmao:

    That neat that they had on tv the map of where you were and how deep the water was!

    That's also cool you got to see some of the celebrity's homes. I think I would have really liked the sub part.
     
  9. mickeystoontown

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    Well, you can see from my pictures that were started out looking at the shoreline but once that first manatee caught our eye, we were looking down constantly.

    The driver's license incident definitely taught John a lesson. The boy took it with him everywhere after that.

    If we do go, I'll let you know. Who knows...we might all be in Hot Springs at the same time.

    I need to do that!
     
  10. mickeystoontown

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    They were, literally, holding a microphone greeting everybody who entered the room. Then, when they were ready to check guests in for the various excursions, they were making the announcements on the microphone. John just chose not to hear the announcements I guess. :rolleyes:

    I've been meaning to ask how the job hunting is going. Any luck yet?

    Oh yeah, I was the criminal who brought the iron onboard and yep, three men came to let me know that it had been confiscated. :rotfl:

    The See and Sea tour...parts 1 and 2...were great!
     
  11. rndmr2

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    Great updates, those skies did look ominous, glad that the rains seem to have held off for you, at least for parts 1 and 2.

    I have been on something similar to that glass bottom boat/semi submarine, it was an actual submarine that went under, I actually think it was called The Atlantis, in Grand Cayman, (very similar to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, although the seating on yours is like that too.

    I remember the pictures not turning out real great then, too, I guess it's something to do with the water, it gets kind of murky under there with the boat turning up sand sometimes, too.
     
  12. Kathy Jetson

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    Thanks for asking! Nothing yet. I have a tip on something to check out tomorrow and at another place I was told to try back the 2nd week of August so I'm going to go back there on Monday. Here's hoping!
     
  13. natebenma

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    I'm so glad you enjoyed your excursion. I know how much trouble you had deciding what to do.

    Isn't it amazing, the beauty that lives just under the waves! Fish and sea creatures in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes!.

    We did a glass bottom boat tour once- like you found, the views and pictures were distorted. I prefer my fish up close and personal- snorkeling is one of my very favorite pastimes.

    It seems like you were pretty fortnate with the weather for that tour.

    I hope your luck holds out for the rest of the trip.
     
  14. Caretames1

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    I think I would have enjoyed that expedition. I've never seen anything like that, but seeing underwater is neat!

    I do think that is very close quarters down in the boat, my John would have freaked!:scared:


    Why can't people keep an eye on their kids! It's one thing to let them have a little space, but once they get close to danger, reel them in!
     
  15. Angies1274

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    Loved your update!:thumbsup2

    Your excursion looked like so much fun! I think your underwater pictures turned out good.:goodvibes

    How scary about the parent letting their kid climb all over!! I would have been freaking out just watching especially being in water so deep!!:scared1:
     
  16. mickeystoontown

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    We really enjoyed parts one and two of the excursion. Still have to post about part three though.

    I was on pins and needles watching the kid climb all over everything. :scared:

    There was a glass bottom boat excursion that was also an option but I'm glad that we chose this one. We could see all around us.

    It really wasn't that crowded once we got settled in. I was surprised because I thought "how are all these people going to fit?".
     
  17. mickeystoontown

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    I thought about you several times during the excursion (and while on Castaway Cay). I remembered how you like to snorkel and the pictures that you took of the fish. I so wish I could snorkel better than I do.

    I've been meaning to send you a message and ask but then I'd forget to.

    I hope that something comes up very very soon!
     
  18. mickeystoontown

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    Oh cool! I bet the submarine tour was very interesting. I really enjoyed the semi-submarine so I'm betting I'd like the real submarine tour too.
     
  19. shan23877

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    The boat looked like a lot of fun! I think that I might have felt a little trapped down there though.

    Can't wait to hear about the bus portion. We really enjoyed touring Nassau when we were there, but it can be a little sketchy. You know what strikes me about the excursions on the DCL is that they aren't very "Disney". Hope you enjoyed the rest of the afternoon!
     
  20. MHTeacher

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    So it seems as if the semi-sub ride was a success! One question---when you folded down your seat and sat down, it looks like your knees were almost touching the persons across from you. Was that the case? Looks pretty tight down there, but still fun!

    That boat captain chill-axing is too funny! I want his job! :laughing:
     
  21. johnsonmatt3

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    Forgot to mention that you are not the only one intrigued by the map. When we were on the Carnival Valor, I always had that channel on in the cabin but they also had one out in the ship. Always knew where we were with that thing. I also liked to just see how fast we were going and what the weather was like.
     

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