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Fantasy tips?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by slg4crzn, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. slg4crzn

    slg4crzn Member

    Any "secrets" or tips on the Fantasy? Any "don't miss" suggestions? Our family of five, parents, 6 yo girl, 11 yo boy and will be 13 yo boy for NYE cruise!! Can't wait.
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  3. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

    Sounds fun! Just read your Navigator (nightly newsletter) for any and all activities your family might be interested in.

    All three main dining rooms are decorated exceptionally well, and the state-of-the-mouse technology for the shows in Animator's Palate is Disney imagineering at its finest.

    No doubt you've already heard about the Aqua Duck. Your boys will probably enjoy helping their sister with the clues to the Midship Detective Agency.
  4. Alohagirl73

    Alohagirl73 Member

    Definitely the Aquaduck and Midship Detective Agency (all three versions!) A lot more fun and amazing than we thought!
  5. bmer1rick

    bmer1rick Active Member

    I would recommend a few things. First, the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique. Think your 6 yr old girl would love getting done up as a princess. They also have special costumes for the holidays.. they had a real cute one for Halloween. Also, for your 11 yr old boy, they have the Pirates League on your Pirate Night day. My DS10 enjoyed getting dressed up as Captain Jack.

    Next, I would make sure you don't miss your second night in Animators Palate. That night is the Animation Magic show where each passenger gets a placemat to draw a person that will be computerized and put into a video show at the end of the dinner service. It is real fun.

    For Mom and Dad, we really enjoy the relaxation of Satellite Falls in the Adult only area. It is a quiet area that you can just get away from it all.

    Finally, as a PP mentioned, don't miss the Aquaduck or Midship Detective Agency. We really enjoyed the Muppet case and finding all 5 of the possible culprits during our cruise.
  6. racingfandj

    racingfandj Member

    I totally agree with everything the others have recommended (detective game, aqua duck, Animators Palette, BBB). Keep your badge on the detective game to ensure you get a different game each time.

    Would also recommend that if yours boys are going to the club (The Edge), go the first night when they have the meet n greet. The kids pack up quick and I've read others that missed it and felt "left out" when they tried to hang later. I saved my Navigators if you feel like taking a look.

    http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s207/rjharmon/Disney Cruise/
  7. buddywesley

    buddywesley Member

    We are on your cruise(NYE)! My DD will be 6 then and my son is 10 :thumbsup2 Looking for any advice on here too! It's our 6th DCL cruise but 1st on Fantasy (and never been on Dream either)
  8. slg4crzn

    slg4crzn Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
  9. Bear3412

    Bear3412 Active Member

    Smile on the Aquaduck when the camera flashes, just in case you are one of the lucky few who actually receive a photo in you digital prints in Shutters.;)

    Try not to do to much.. Have fun. :)
  10. Sounds like good advice.
  11. nannylori

    nannylori Member

    Everything everyone said is perfect.
    I'd just add,check out the"mimi-door",on Deck 5. You have to walk past the kids clubs,I believe,going aft. You'll know it when you see it. Bring a camera.
    Have fun!!!:flower3:
  12. SA53

    SA53 Active Member

    This really isn't just for the Fantasy, but for us the one thing that really made the cruise special was participating in the FE exchange. We loved coming back and seeing our little presents plus we really had fun touring the ship when handing out our gifts.

    Have so much fun. She is a beautiful ship!!!

    K in SA
  13. aaklang

    aaklang Member

    We loved the Midship Detective Agency game. It was so fun! My son did all three mysteries. Turns out you can even repeat them and get a different culprit at the end, so you can really play as much as you want.

    Aquaduck is a blast! If you can stay on the ship for awhile when in port one day, you can ride without waiting in line.

    Play a round of mini golf. The course is pretty easy, but the views are gorgeous and it's not every day you get to play mini golf on the 13th deck of a ship!

    The midship elevators get very crowded at dinnertime, so walk to the front of back of the ship. However, make sure you get a chance to ride the two glass elevators at midship at some point during your cruise. You'll see some cool artwork inside (take a ride all the way from bottom to top or vice versa for the full experience).
  14. aaklang

    aaklang Member

    Piggybacking off another poster - don't miss EITHER night in Animator's Palate. We had so much fun on both of our dinners there and really wished we could have gotten a third night. All of us liked it so much more than the other two dining rooms. Second night is the best, but our first was great too!
  15. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    The "key" to this is to keep the same badge. If you do the game a second time with the same badge, the system will automatically give you a different villain. If you get a new badge, you risk getting the same clues and villain you have done previously.
  16. just off the fantasy--here are my only additions to the great suggestions prev offered.

    1. order room service. ordered all hands on deck --cheese/crackers-- for SJ departure to watch the ship pull out. We ordered mickey bars a few times too!
    your kids will think it is fun plus it is included ex for tip

    2. see the performances...if your sons wouldn't be into it, be sure to get them settled into something so you can go

    3. opt for a rainforest pass. best $16 dollars spent.

    4. for the older kids, stop up at the basketball court in the afternoon (check navigator --think it was 2pm?) they have a counselor up there that will train on different trick shots

    5. Goofy hangs out right next door and will play mini golf with you around that same time--fun for younger set.

    You can't go wrong --you'll have a blast!
  17. Bear3412

    Bear3412 Active Member

    I second this, having also just got off the Fantasy. We did not search out characters, yet every time, it seemed we were on the sports deck characters were there. Playing putt putt, ping pong, playing basketball with the kids, walking around, photo opps, etc. :thumbsup2 I was impressed. Perhaps this is there only outdoor area for appearances.:confused3 IDK, but every time we were there it seemed there was a character interacting at some point during our 45 minutes in said zone.

    In other words, if you are into characters, hang out on the sports deck or at least close by.

    Hey, maybe this is one advantage of aft elevators?:confused3
  18. bella2396

    bella2396 Cori Rose

    I am sure this has been asked a million times before, but my family (DH, DS7, DS4) and I will be cruising for the first time with Disney on August 31 aboard the Fantasy. Can you give me some of your best tips?
  19. lbgraves

    lbgraves <font color=darkcoral>Little Cinderella's Mommy<br

    1. Review the FAQ thread at the top of this forum.
    2. Scan through the first 5-10 pages for the more repeated topics.
    3. Both of these will make you think of things to ask specific to your family and interests -- then post your questions here. :)
  20. ohMom

    ohMom <font color=00CC66>Kids Get Arthritis Too!<br><fon Moderator

    Anyone know which sea day (Eastern) the ship tour is? I"ve been looking at navigators and missed it. What is it officially called on the schedule?

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