From Fantasyland to the Fantasy: We came, we saw, we kicked it's AFT! UPDATED 1/10!

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  1. livingis2me

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    Liberty Square for sure! ;)
     
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  3. mouseears1

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    Jen,

    I love your trip report! Alan and I are anxiously awaiting your next entry. We miss all of you but are really grateful we were able to sail with you on the Fantasy in September. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful family.

    Alisia
     
  4. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    1) have I taught you NOTHING, napkins in the shoes LOL
    2) I really want to ride in the CLAW over the castle.. maybe even bungy jump from it. now that would be cool
    3) is ron doing call me maybe in the splash mountin pic lol
    4) faceplant lady.. I lmao I would so have done it out loud too... ya I have karma witch written all over me!
    5) your video from the People mover, it will always be that to me from Dland freaks me out.. i kept waiting for something to jump up and scare me like those crazy videos people send LOL I know Im crazy!
    6) I know its faster to get to the rides from the hub. Fronterland.. but then again im using Dland milage.. its what I know better LOL
    7) ohhhhh chicken and waffels YUMMY darn you i now have a craving for some Rosco's famous.. and its way to far from where I live now. Hmm I do have a walmart rotissory chicken and some eggos.. but doubt they are the same LOL.
     
  5. nenner1

    nenner1 <font color=darkorchid>I must've been distracted b

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    I hope you remember how it turns out! I know some things were sketchy after that Martini Tasting on day 6&

    Hi there Caroline!
    Remember you? LOL! Im so glad you are enjoying the report! I hope youll stick around to see the part you star in! :) I promise not to post any incriminating Karaoke Video. (Of course you gals were fantastic up there! )

    I hope you dont mind if I share some pics of the girls!

    Thanks so much! It was quite an experience!

    Oh my gosh so do I. Unfortunately Jan through April are pretty much a no-go for us anymore due to Savannahs competition schedule and choreography private lessons. Even for only 3 nights. Unless of course I could leave her here with a friend&..hmmm&. :P

    Too bad RCCL doesnt have FL Resident Rates! That is really very interesting. I wonder why they have that- Makes me think maybe the other 4 nights must be a charter or some kind of corporate private event or something along those lines. Maybe one of those Band cruises.

    Me either. I had heard of Family of the Day (and that is actually what I thought we were at first.) When I realized we werent going to be in the parade or anything then I knew it was something altogether different. Leave it to Disney- finding all kinds of ways to make peoples vacations extra special!

    Strange, isnt it. I can only imagine how many lost people they have at the end of the night. Or however many random throngs trying to take the tram to get to Rainforest Café they must have &.snort! ;)

    Yep that is what I was thinking about when they got it- the No Way Jose! Weve been to Beaches and Cream a bunch of times too but weve never gotten that because we always get the Kitchen Sink! Im sure both are to DIE for! The Gold Rush was so good but I do have to say I liked the boring old Hot Fudge better.

    I can actually understand why it might get some bad reviews. Its always VERY busy and chaotic. I didnt really care too much for the cheesy soundtrack they play - Latin hits interspersed with the top of the Adult Contemporary Charts from 1989&Michael Bolton, Miami Sound Machine, Jodi Watley, etc. It was a weird mix. Often dirty tables (goes along with the very busy part) And I can see where there could be an opportunity for the food to be hit or miss (like any big fast-food chain). But weve always gotten fantastic food there. Fresh and very tasty, fast food nonetheless, but very good. We liked it so much after the first time we had it that we drove a long way to the Pollo Campero in Tampa. NOT as good. Not good at all, in fact. So, I am quite sure the freshness of the food weve been lucky enough to have gotten is really what colors our opinion of the place. Id be surprised about rumors to close it- only because it is always so busy in there.


    Oh poor Claire! I think that was a genius idea with the garbage can. Im sure it didnt smell great but hey, when you are barfing you arent thinking about that sort of thing anyway! LOL!

    Yep, Sarah just ate too much. She pigged out at dinner, which is a bit unusual for her, both of the girls generally eat like birds. The she ate the whole cone and we didnt think for a second about all of that food, the rest is history. I have to say that unfortunately this would NOT be our last run-in with VOMIT on this trip... Ill leave you with that tidbit to ponder but I will promise you that I did not take any photos of said vomit. It might be the only thing- aside from the spa- that I did *NOT* get a photo of! :)



    Gotcha. Cant really see down. Well- you can see down to the deck that sticks out. 5 sticks out most on the sides of the ship but I actually think it is Deck 6 that sticks out most in the back. I know we could see the neighbors under us and to the right very easily from our Balcony, but looking down from above you couldnt really see Decks 10,9,8 and 7. Im sure you will be happy with Deck 9. Only thing about aft, and its been said often around here&.but we hated having to walk through Cabanas.

    Heres the pics:

    Coming Down from the Meridian Lounge on 12 into Cabanas outdoor seating.

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    From the side (starboard) approaching center: (that is Deck 10 you see and I was leaning over quite a bit. I think I actually held the camera over the railing to get as much of a view of the balcony as I could. So I don't think the first one is an accurate sight line.

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    Not stretched out or leaning over:

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    From center Aft Deck 11:

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    Congrats on your new job- I applaud you working hard to get to your goal. I have no doubt you will get there! :thumbsup2

    You know where to find me! Im always happy to help, run all of your ideas by me and my dancers!

    Thats right! Well, Ron Jon is good for that too! I know hed like the pool area there too!

    Oh yes, on the other side of the Candy Store is the Soda Fountain/Ice Cram Parlor. Its awesome! MUST Try!

    HAHA! Yes!
    Brendan and Savannah (mostly Brendan) really missed having them around in the Edge on this cruise! Brendan had to hang out with GIRLS. Or, well maybe he wanted to hang out with the girls. Hmmm...:cool2:

    Aww thanks, she is such a smiler. Well she WAS&until she got tired of it after I took the first 2,000 pics of her. I had to laugh I was scrolling through organizing the pics and by Day 3 most of her poses are eye rolls and evil eye shots. LOL!

    OK normally Id make you wait but this is just such a funny story. Yes, she had her braids done and yes, she almost fell asleep again. The funny thing was a mom had brought the next girl in line over to watch Sarah get hers done. The girl, who looked to be about 3 or 4 was interested and watched curiously as Sarah just chilled out with her eyes closed while the lady braided her hair. When Sarah was done and we left, we went to go get ice cream and then when we passed back by the Braiding Station, the girl was getting her braids and crying her eyes out like she was being totally terrorized. Her mom was hugging her trying to calm her down. I felt bad for the poor kid, here she watched Sarah drift off thinking that the braids must feel good or something and they way she was screaming it must have hurt like heck. I wanted to apologize to the mom for Sarah making it look so easy, but she had her hands full at the time! LOL!

    No! That is awesome! Im sorry you didnt know for so long, but that is an awesome discount! WTG Ghirardelli!

    Oh no! Thats awful! Even the dog! LOL! You poor thing, I hope everyone made it out of the car first! Eek!

    Yeaa! It was awesome!!

    Oh it was! That was the first time anything special has ever happened at Disney for us, it was just so neat! We really felt like Royalty!
    Thanks for reading, glad to have you onboard! :)

    It was so cool! I have to wonder if the Monorail department has their own First Family. (Our certificate specifically said Watercraft)&hmmm&could there be two First Families? LOL! It was great though!

    I know, right? What a way to start off the trip!


    Thank you so much Drea! They certainly worked their magic! I thought I had pics of just the shirts but I'm not finding them. Here is a pic I've cropped where you can clearly see what I did. If you need to save it to your desktop and open it in a photo viewer and zoom in.

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    As far as making them with the Rhinestones..a few things.

    Rhinestone 101 by Jen, certified Stoner!

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    There are two ways to affix rhinestones, (real ones) glue and what is called hotfix . I use the glue method, there are a couple of good glues I would recommend and those are E6000 (can get at WalMart, Micheals, Hobby Lobby, etc.) The other is Gemtac. It stinks to high heaven and is a little bit stringy but it works FANTASTIC. I put a little puddle of glue on a paper plate, put loose rhinestones on another plate, use a toothpick- dip it in the glue then use the gluey toothpick to snag up the back of the stone and carry the stone over to the shirt place it and slide the toothpick out underneath.

    A few things about stones&If you want something to last and to look best, Swarovskis cant be beat. Preciosa are good too the difference is minimal but in general I prefer Swarovskis (those are the most expensive though). You dont want to use plastic stones (usually from China or Korea)- those arent worth your time.

    You can get clear (color: Crystal) and Crystal AB (AB stands for Aurora Borealis, that gives it a rainbow like coating) often at Micheals in small quantities and sometimes you can find some colors. Ive seen Crystal Swarovskis at WalMart before even- but super expensive. Its better to buy them in bulk, look at Dreamtimecreations.com or Hotfixqueen.com. If you are using the glue method you want flatbacks. If you want to buy a hotfix tool and use that then buy hotfix stones. Hotfix stones are more expensive cause the glue is already on them.

    Size- I like 20ss. 30 is better but a lot more expensive relatively. Anything under 16 is teeny tiny.

    Colors: on the websites you can see there are a ton of colors available. AB colors have more sparkle BUT be aware the AB colors may not be exact- i.e. AB pinks could have a blue or yellow tinge to them. If color is more important than sparkle stick with straight colors, no AB.

    Quantity- loose stones in bulk are sold by the gross. You probably need more than you think you do. I used 4 gross of 16ss on the three shirts. I outlined the Mickeys and then put scattered ones across the front.

    IF you have found an iron-on premade design I dont really have a lot of advice. Ive never used those.

    Hope that helps you a bit and isnt confusing. Let me know if you have any Qs& Im happy to help!

    Oh my, you have no idea. FOR SURE she is my lil sassy.

    Thanks so much for reading, I hope it helps you decide if cruising is for you! We love it!

    I think youre wrong. Adventureland to Caribbean Plaza is much more direct. Just sayin'... :rolleyes1
     
  6. DLW8

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    I hear you on the martini tasting, Jen....and i stayed to do movie trivia and had more REGULAR size martinis! :upsidedow
     
  7. livingis2me

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    :goodvibes

    Ron
     
  8. livingis2me

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    Wow Darcy!

    Those were my first martinis ever. The class was fun! That was the first time on the cruise that I could really feel the effects of the booze.:goodvibes

    Ron
     
  9. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    Hehe! Little innocent Sarah lulling another child into a false sense of security!


    Nope, no warning from any of them. Just a quck "Mommy, I feel weird" and that was it. And Michael gave no warning whatsoever. Neither did the dog! We had to pull over on the middle of the Taconic Parkway. So glad we had been camping so I had paper towels, wipes, plastic bags and towels for them to sit on in the car until we got home.

    We had the same thing happen to us on the TTA....lights all on inside Space Mountain. That was August 26th. I guess they are having some problems? I told the kids to pay attention as we were going through because they might never see it that way again.
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I love the "wild" ride picture. I took one similar in March with a port a potty in the air like that too. We laughed so hard.

    I think it might be fun to be stuck on the rocket...at least for a short time. I would love to see it with the lights on too.
     
  11. JustTJ

    JustTJ Luv Dising

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    SARAH rode Thunder Mountain? Don't tell my kids that :) If they knew that, then won't ever let me forget that Little Sarah isn't afraid to ride it, yet "I" AM :rotfl2: Gee, perhaps, maybe, now, I will try it if we ever make it back to WDW :)
     
  12. amandaw

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    I'm joining in!

    My family just stayed at OKW last week for the first time, too! It was a nice, quiet resort. I also loved that they were always playing Jimmy Buffet music.

    Sounds like y'all were off to a great start at MK that day! :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to hearing about the cruise. We have our 2nd Disney cruise booked - June 1st, Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy. Very interested to hear what kind of excursions y'all did - especially with your youngest daughter. Our son will be 5 when we sail.
     
  13. podsnel

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    I have been on TTA with the SM lights on, too- like, 100 years ago! It IS really cool to see it, huh?! So where were they stuck on the ride? Or did you say and I missed that?

    Very proud of my little girlfriend being so brave on all those rides! ::yes:: Better luck next visit on SM. :thumbsup2
     
  14. livingis2me

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    We were stuck on the entry track. You know, right before take off. The people in the rocket in front and behind us were asking if they could get off and they were told they couldn't until they got the all clear to resume the ride. We sat there for about 25 minutes, but I can think of many worse places to be stuck....(work, walmart or ikea):rolleyes1

    Ron
     
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    It's a Small World for any longer than 5 minutes. We were stuck in there for about 10-15min one time. As much as the song drove me nuts in there, I have it on my Zune and listen to it from time to time.
     
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    I was not a fan of the gin martini (gin and I are not friends), but loved the others. When we stayed for trivia, we had the bartenders make 2 of the ones they showed us in class. I had planned on going back to the room to take a little siesta after that, but noooooo, I ended up taking the kids to the show instead!

    I agree, Ron - there are much worse places to be stuck for 25 minutes...especially WORK! :thumbsup2

    Can't wait to read more.... (hint hint, Jen!)
     
  17. livingis2me

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    Yeah, c'mon Jen! J/K she's had a couple of very busy days! Plus we are going to O town tonight and hitting Food and Wine at Epcot tomorrow.:goodvibes

    Ron
     
  18. DLW8

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    Yeah, yeah, rub it in that you guys live so close to WDW and I do not!

    Enjoy Food and Wine! :woohoo:
     
  19. kelly1275

    kelly1275 Earning My Ears

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    We will be on this cruise to, can't wait!!!! Did the Dream this year in March and it was the best vacation ever!
     
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    Subbing! I loved your previous TRs and am looking forward to details about the Fantasy! Looks like you had a great time at WDW :)

    Cheers!
    Michele
     
  21. amandaw

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    Yay! I'm really looking forward to this cruise. We did just a 3 night cruise on the Dream last year to see if we would like it or not. Those quick 3 nights made us fall in love with Disney cruising. So excited to do a longer cruise!
     

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