February 5, 2013 - M&M's Disney Magic 4 Night From Galveston

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  1. MrsPotatoHead425

    MrsPotatoHead425 Mouseketeer

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    This will be our 2nd cruise and we are very excited!
    It will be DH and I, and living in Arkansas; we couldn't pass up an opportunity to go out of Galveston! :drive:
    Any other DISers out there joining us?? :wave2:




    The M&M's


    Roll Call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qnq383TYRuH4TXtE58uwzIVJU0rnwm3EEwJ3yz6yx28/edit


    The link for the Mickey & Minnie FE group exchange:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DNlG7G_z8J9r1H4KF8w9apSse7_39UekkxEQThpMvcY/edit
    Thanks to Lori (cruisecrasher) for handling this list!!
    Now closed

    The link for the Donald FE group exchange is: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwPv4I3U5M13YWkxdUdqQ3RSM1E/edit
    Thanks to Carla (CorBBalter) for handling this list!!
    Now closed

    Elizabeth (txaggie94gigem) is now handling the Goofy FE group. If you want to join, please PM her to be put on the list!
    Thanks Elizabeth for handling this list!!


    Also, if you haven't joined our facebook group yet, add Out to Sea Lee as your friend on Facebook and she will add to to the private group. Her page can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/outtosealee

    The Embarkation Day meet-up for the M&M's (Magic & Mexico) is planned for 3:00pm in the Promenade Lounge. Come if you can - super informal, grab a bracelet, say hello & meet some new friends!
     
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  3. Out to Sea Lee

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    Hey!! I've been checking every day since last week to see if anyone had started a cruise meet thread yet!! I wasn't brave enough to do it just in case we had to cancel. My DH and I will be cruising with you!! This will be our fourth Disney cruise. We haven't told anyone other than the kids that we are going. We cruised on the Fantasy in June and are ready for another Disney fix!!
     
  4. MrsPotatoHead425

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    So awesome! it took me all week to figure out how to start the thread, but hey, we finally did it!! lol!

    So glad to hear we're not alone... for the life of me i can't figure out why this cruise is so cheap! we moved from spring break to this one because we just couldn't pass up the price.. you have to tell me ALL about the fantasy! i want to go soooo bad!! (i am just dying to try that popcorn soup it just blows my mind that it's popcorn, and a soup, and its popcorn soup...pixiedust:)

    are there any ships you haven't been on? this is only our 2nd cruise, the first one being on the magic this past May.. we tried to get the same stateroom but apparently i waited exactly 2 hours to long (how frustrating!)

    we were looking at trying out a carnival cruise since it's a lot closer (galveston or new orleans) and when they made the changes to these 4 days from galveston, well, i was online first thing in the morning and screaming for joy because i didn't have to "settle" with carnival.. i guess one cruise was all it took for me to become a disney snob. :p

    So where are you guys from?
     
  5. Out to Sea Lee

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    When I saw a thread on the boards wondering why this cruise was so cheap I had to head on over to disneycruiseline.com and see for myself. We booked an inside room, which we have never done before. We are just excited for the chance to sail again.
    We had a blast on the Fantasy!! I was by far the best vacation ever!! I actually ate the popcorn soup. It was nothing like I was expecting it to be!! It really was good.
    We cruised a 7 night western on the Magic, 3 nights on the Wonder and then the 7 night eastern on the Fantasy. The 3 night was way to short, but we tagged it on to a week trip to Disney. We surprised the kids with it!!
    We have sailed on Carnival 4 times (only once since we started sailing Disney). It was convenient for us with New Orleans and Mobile being 2 hours away. It just doesn't compare to Disney!!
    We are from South Mississippi. We live north of Hattieburg. What ports did you visit on your last Magic cruise?? On our last cruise we had a very active group and we started a Facebook page. I personally feel more comfortable sharing info when it's a private setting and not where everyone can read all our info!! Just a thought!!
     
  6. MrsPotatoHead425

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    Last time our ports were Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.. we fell in love with Castaway Cay so it's kind of a bummer that we won't be going there this time, but I can handle that trade off for the price difference! :scratchin

    We stayed in an inside room last time and loved it. Of course, this one being only our 2nd cruise, we don't know any different so it's ok! I was worried that it would feel damp and dark (I don't know why damp, but it was just a vision lol) and like a jail cell or something and it was totally the opposite!

    We did stay in at times and order room service (for lunch, never missed dinner at a MDR) and watched a movie or whatever and I never remember thinking "gee, i wish i had a window" so it was fine.

    We probably spent 1/3 of the trip on Deck 4 in the chairs snoozing or people watching/reading/whatever and just enjoying the breeze.. that's actually what DH talks most about since we've came back. Me, it's just the whole "shebang" that I loved. It was SO hard once we got back to actually have to get up and prepare and serve dinner, I just kept waiting for people to come out and know what I wanted to order, and to put my napkin in my lap for me, and wash all the dishes, but it just never happened!! :wizard:

    Our last group also made a facebook group towards the end, which we used a lot. I don't care either way, I just can't check facebook at work (so i spend hours surfing the disboards LOL) :surfweb:

    Hopefully some more people will join us soon! I don't know why but ever since we booked, I've had this feeling of happiness come over me, and a need to shop... funny how that happens..... :laughing:
     
  7. IrishCowboy

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    I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :)

    Have a great cruise!
     
  8. Out to Sea Lee

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    I'm so in need of this vacation!! My DH said today "to bad we don't leave today!!" I'm just really hoping that the weather is nice and there is no fog!! I need to quit reading the message boards.

    On our last cruise we did a "cabin crawl" where we went and visited other DISers cabins. We went inside a Cat 11 and it was nice!! This will be our first time cruising without a split bathroom, but since there are just two of us I don't think it will be a problem. My only fear is that the room will be dark and I may never wake up!! I've read where people put the TV on the channel that shows the front of the ship so they can see when the sun comes up. Honestly on our last cruise there was a day or two that I walked out on the balcony just before bed time just to say that I walked out there.

    I agree that coming back to reality is by far the worst thing about getting off the ship!! Nothing beats having someone make up your room twice a day and all your meals being prepared for you! I'm going to miss CC this cruise!! We haven't had a chance to go to Serenity bay and I really want to go!!

    If you don't mind I may go on ahead and start a cruise meet page on Facebook. I like to communicate that way!! It's easier to share pics and things.

    Thanks IrishCowboy for moving this thread!! It makes it a lot easier to find!!

    Lee Ann :)
     
  9. MrsPotatoHead425

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    we're have some concerns about the weather also.. but i've done my own research and i think it'll be fine during the cruise... i'm just worried about getting to galveston and then going back home. the prices to fly really aren't that bad so we're debating on whether or not to do that.. but then those fears of the weather come in to play and i just don't want to chance missing it. (yes, even though i was planning on flying in a day early..i still have that fear lol)

    DH says I'm an over-planner... :scratchin but that's part of the fun for me! :p

    A facebook page sounds fine to me... i'm on both sites every day, so i don't care! Let me know once you've made it and i'll be joining right away :hyper:

    I told DH that this cruise should be a LOT cheaper, not only with the price of the cruise (obviously because i still can't figure out why its so cheap) but because we wouldn't have to buy all the stuff we needed for cruising (like our "special cruise clothes", things for the room, a FE, etc.)

    Needless to say.. that plan has already flew out the window and I've already bought a new dress, some new jewelry, and some other stuff... :laughing:

    I'm having a hard time figuring out what type of clothes to pack (yes, i'm already working on a packing list... DH asked me the other day if we were leaving next week and he didn't know it or what because apparently i talk/act as though we are) the average temps in Cozumel in Feb are 84(high) - 64(low) but I bet there's a cool breeze on my fav deck 4 in the evenings...who knows...

    We've never been to Mexico before.. have you? I'll have to make some new magnets for our door! :hyper: Last time our stateroom guy kept knocking them off and finally said "i think you have to many!!" Maybe I did go a little overboard.. ::yes::

    Okay.. i'll quit boring you for now :crazy2: with all my chatter.. :joker:
    Look forward to "meeting you" on facebook! :surfweb:
     
  10. MrsPotatoHead425

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    Yay! We have someone else joining us for this sailing... she sent both of us a private message I believe... I'll go ahead and repost what she wanted posted for others to see who may join our meet later:

    "Hey y'all! I (also) read on the main boards how cheap this cruise was but didn't think anything of it until DH and I were hanging out reading the Dis (he Dises too) and saw a separate thread entitled Why Go On A Cruise. They were discussing non-family vacation reasons to cruise Disney. DH threw out "because it's a Tuesday" which I giggled over and posted. The next day while paying my Disney Visa I noticed we were over $800 for our rewards and started wondering exactly how cheap that cruise I'd read about was exactly. Well, to make a long story even longer I contacted my DH's coworkers wife to see if the coworker could arrange for a fake corporate retreat in Galveston for those days then find grandma or a friend to kid sit. And this morning I decided to put down the deposit. So hi! I'm Lori. And I'm trying to surprise my DH Ben with a just because cruise. For obvious reasons, I will not be posting on these boards or get a cute countdown ticker this time. But if we get a Facebook group together, I'm so there! All for now! Lori Aka cruisecrasher (But don't tell Ben!)"

    :thumbsup2
     
  11. Out to Sea Lee

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    Great to have you aboard Lori!!

    I just created a Facebook group for the cruise. If you search for me Lee Ann Fortenberry, my profile pic is me with Capt. Mickey, I'll add you to the group!! So far it's just me and my hubby in there. I did it as a secret group so no one can see it. I named the group "DCL Magic Cruise - 2/5/13" Oops..I just realized that I put it as 2015 rather than 2013!! I'll fix it!!
     
  12. MrsPotatoHead425

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    Ok great... I sent a message to who I hope was you... lol :rotfl: we'll see!! :badpc:
     
  13. Out to Sea Lee

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    Hey! I've been checking my phone all day looking for a friend request or a message from you and Lori, but I haven't gotten anything yet. I'm trying to think of another way to make this work!! :)
     
  14. MrsPotatoHead425

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    Then I'm going to assume that person I messaged isn't you and is probably thinking I'm some crazy weirdo!! :rotfl2: I'll look again! Actually... I'll have my friend look... we were snooping on somebody earlier and she was able to find someone and I couldn't.. .maybe my privacy settings are different or something... idk.. :badpc:
     
  15. MrsPotatoHead425

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    I'm probably easier to find on facebook... my name is Elizabeth Smith Free.. it's a picture of me and DH.. i've got on a black shrug, and I'm on the left, DH is on the right of the picture. My cover photo is of the Magic at Castaway Cay :goodvibes :clown:

    I had my friend look you up too.... can't find you either. Who knows.. sometimes facebook drives me crazy since they've made all these changes. :crazy2:
     
  16. Alliebellemans

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    Ok girls I see there is a lot of experience out there and I want in on it! This will be our first cruise for my daughter and I and I am so excited!!! I already have too many plans for an FE and definitely don't want to miss out on any fun extras!! Any and all hints, tips, and more send them my way!!! Thanks and can't wait to learn more. Lavish me with all you got!!:banana:
     
  17. MrsPotatoHead425

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    Welcome aboard!! Is this your 1st time cruising period or just your 1st time cruising with disney? Either way, you gals are going to have a blast!!!

    What type of cabin did you get? This is only our 2nd cruise.. and we are totally hooked... my bff told me for years we'd be hooked and I never believed her.. now she just laughs at me because I eat sleep and breathe DCL :rotfl:

    If you have any questions at ALL, feel free to ask me, even if you think they are dumb, i seriously don't care! Last time, I had about a bazillion questions and wound up private messaging someone from our meet group (thank goodness i met a realllllly nice lady who didn't mind!) so that was really awesome! :thumbsup2

    Once more people get on the thread we can start a file for rooms and what not for an FE list for who all is participating on that note.. and we can come up with a deadline when it gets closer to that time.

    Do you do facebook? We are trying to figure out how to connect all together on facebook if we can all find each other lol :rotfl2: gotta love technology!

    DH has already informed me that on this cruise I may need to take my magnets down a notch.. even our stateroom host last time made a comment that we *may* have had to many last time since he, and we, and everyone kept knocking them off last time... (I was new.. I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what the "average" magnet to door ratio was...and i wanted to be prepared... :lmao: :hyper:) Oh well, i keep telling myself i need to work on new Cozumel magnets :) Once we get our facebook group figured out if and when i get some made i'll post some of the graphics there if you guys want them.
     
  18. Alliebellemans

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    We have a one bedroom suite. And yes this is our first cruise ever. We are going with our "adopted" uncle as I call him. A family friend that has no extended family, so we reap the benefits, and I'd say we scored on this one! He picked this just for my five year old!! I'm excited to learn any little hints as this progresses!! I'm sure I will have a million questions as time goes by!
     
  19. Goofysrus

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    Add two more to the bunch! I'm Debbie and DH is Terry. We are so excited about having the Magic so close to home. Wanted to drive to Galveston but was afraid I'd cry when she sailed away with out me!!! My husband lovingly said get over it! Haha We haven't been on the Magic in over ten years but did B2B's on the Dream about a year ago. I was so excited when I saw that great price and DH said go for it and that's all that took! Never cruised in February before but we're the type to have fun no matter the weather. One of our best days at Dis was when a tropical storm moved in and it rained most of the day. Not that it would ever do that on our cruise! LoL Also I might as well confess that we do have a family trip on the Magic in just 6 weeks! Yikes a doodle!!! Look forward to reading more of your posts and thanks for starting this thread.
     
  20. Out to Sea Lee

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    Hey!! How exciting!! How old is your daughter? It's great to have y'all aboard!! This will be our 4th Disney Cruise. We've also sailed on Carnival 4 times. I tried to start a Facebook page so we could chat and get to know each other that way, but for some reason that's not going exactly as planned!!

    Lee Ann :)
     
  21. Out to Sea Lee

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    I sent you a FB message and friend request!!
     

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