My DREAM Cruise With My Dream Come True! (March 2013: UPD 3/18/13)

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  1. StitchIsOurHero

    StitchIsOurHero <font color=red>I was smart enough to marry a DH w

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    Somehow I missed this PTR til just now! I just noticed it in your siggie from my PTR!!

    Ok, first let me say that y'all are two of the most adorable people I've ever seen! I love how happy you look in your pics!!

    I only got to read the first update, but I will be back to read more a little later! Can't wait to read all of your plans (I am a schedule person too!)! We will definitely have to look for each other on the Dream!!
     
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  3. The Marsons

    The Marsons Port Orleans Crazy!

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    Hi, really looking forward to hearing about your trip. I am a teacher from England who is cruising for the first time on the Dream in August!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Sarah
     
  4. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    I'm not thrilled about them either! I thought they would be like the ones at Great Wolf Lodge (much like the WDW party bracelets) but they seem really big and bulky but I guess you can take them off at night unlike the other ones? I think they have a lot of issues to work out!

    :welcome: You inspired me to start a PTR as well. I used to do PTR/TR all the time before I moved back down and have fallen behind with a yearly report of sorts but I'm glad to be reporting on the cruise!!!

    Thank you so much for the kind comments :)

    :welcome: I can't wait till March, I can't imagine August!!!!
     
  5. KenziesMom4712

    KenziesMom4712 Earning My Ears

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    hehehehe does your bff know everything and even more about recent trips, future trips, the future...JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING... Love you!!!
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  6. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    love you too!!!! :)
     
  7. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY PLANS!


    HAPPY THURSDAY DIS FRIENDS!!!

    I figured I would update one last time before I head out for the weekend :)

    The other day, I woke up and thought, maybe we should add Friday night to POFQ but as I was thinking that, DBF had other plans...


    While texting on my lunch, he was thinking the same thing..except he was thinking about things on a much more GRAND scale! He decided between: AOA, SSR, CR (Theme Pk View), Poly Standard, and GF Garden..what did he pick!???....


    THE GRAND FLORIDIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GF and AOA are the only two resorts I've never stayed at so I get to check another off my list :) At 60% off CM Rate it was $250 (no DDP). We also switched Narcoossee to Friday night too :)

    Here is the current schedule:

    FRIDAY JAN 18: DBF will drop me off at work and will pick me back up at 4. We will head to GF and check in with Valet parking! You have to do Valet parking with one night at GF! We will get our room and get ready for dinner at Narcoossee at 6:15pm. After dinner Dis friend Erin will come by with her DBF, his DD, and her DD so I can do princess hair! We will watch Wishes at 8pm and hopefully try out the pool area and explore the resort and maybe possibly walk over to Poly.

    SATURDAY JAN 19: DBF and I will leave GF mid day, depending on if we can get late check-out at GF or not. We will head over to POFQ to check in and have lunch! We talked about going to Cirque but it's dark this week. We talked about a movie but there's nothing good playing for Fork and Screen. We talked about going to Splitsville but it's kinda pricey after 5pm. I have free passes for Mini Golf and Disney Quest so that might be an option. I have free passes for a water park but it's supposed to turn cold...BASICALLY Saturday is up in the air...

    SUNDAY JAN 20: My Aunt and Uncle will be coming up from South Tampa for the day and we will be heading to DHS and Epcot! I'm excited to share the parks with them and they are thankful for the free day ticket! No clue where we will eat and when!

    MONDAY JAN 21: We will hope for late check-out and hang around the resort plus sleep in! We will head for the airport at 5pm and the vacation will be over!

    I'm counting down the hours and look forward to seeing how the weekend goes and what we end up doing! The temps will be in the low 70s so I'm struggling with how and what to pack (as if I live far away).

    I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

     
  8. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

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    Sounds like a great mini vacation!!

    Have fun:goodvibes
     
  9. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    Thanks!
     
  10. mistydoodles

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    I am enjoying your trip report. I have never done a cruise before so I am excited to read all about it.
     
  11. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    :welcome: Hope you enjoy!!
     
  12. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY PART I



    HAPPY THURSDAY DIS FRIENDS!!!!

    59 DAYS TILL THE CRUISE!!!!!!!!! We still don't have a cabin number but hope we get one soon!!!!

    I hope everyone's week is going well! We had a cold snap the past few days but it seems to be ending with highs in upper 70s this weekend :cool1:

    DBF arrived a week ago today for what would end up being a great weekend despite sickness setting in!!


    HERE GOES....


    THURS JAN 17: DBF arrived right on time via Southwest, bags came out quickly, and we were on our way to dinner...AT APPLEBEES!! Talk about a "local flavor!" haha. It was a good night and of course I didn't sleep at all but then again, I never do the first night he's here!

    FRI JAN 18: DBF drove me to Dunkin Donuts on the way to school, dropped me off then headed home! School was good on Friday and the lead teacher was on vacation so I was in charge and was left with a sore throat and no voice by 3:30pm! In the meantime, DBF went to Chick Fil A for breakfast, did homework for his classes, shopped at DTD, and went to EOS for lunch. At 3:45pm he picked me up from school and off to THE GRAND WE WENT!!!!

    We checked in around 4pm. Valet was super quick/easy. My car was taken away and our bags were taken away and in we walked! CM Nathan checked us in and he was actually the CM that did my park orientation at DHS back in May so that was ironic! We were given Big Pine Key and room 9510. We didn't ask for that building but as you will see, it ended up being perfect! The bag man was called over and walked us to the room (we declined a golf cart ride!)

    Here are room pics:

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    ROOM VIEWS:

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    BATHROOM SWAG!

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    NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHECK-IN FOLDER!!

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    THEY DID NOT LET YOU FORGET WHERE YOU WERE STAYING!

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    After taking in all that the room had to offer..even the phone in the bathroom! We unpacked and I decided I needed a mini snack before we went to dinner at Narcoossees!

    [B]UP NEXT: SICKNESS SETS IN, DINNER AT NARCOOSSEES AND FIREWORKS FROM OUR BALCONY!! [/B]


     
  13. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

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    Room looks great. Very Fancy. Look like a good view too

    Sorry to hear you get sick.

    :goodvibes
     
  14. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW PART II



    HAPPY SUNDAY DIS FRIENDS!!!!

    It's a beautiful Sunday here and I plan on heading to Typhoon Lagoon in a bit..how many people can say that in January?! :cool1:

    Back to the report!


    FRIDAY JAN 18, 2013

    When I left off, DBF and I were heading to the food court to get a light snack before dinner at Narcoossee.


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    The Lagoon View of our building..IMO, not quite sure if that would be worth paying for?

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    View from the food court:

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    We filled up our mugs that we brought. I brought ones from home since we didn't get our DDP till POFQ the next day..remember that later on haha. I got a small soup and crackers before heading back to our room to get ready for dinner.


    Our ADR was at 6:15pm and it was such a nice and quick walk to the restaurant! DBF checked us in and asked the manager for a window seat but she said they were all taken but ended up getting us a corner type one which was just fine!

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    DBF and I both got drinks and the butter with the bread was amazing!

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    I got the filet with lobster tail..best lobster EVER!!!



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    For dessert we got the baked chocolate moose and I forgot to take a pic before we started haha

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    Our pic the server took:

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    After an amazing meal, we rolled ourselves back to 9510 to find a SURPRISE!!!!!


    UP NEXT:

    SURPRISE NUMBER 1, SURPRISE NUMBER 2, PRINCESS HAIR DONE AT GF, AND LEAVING THE LAND OF GRANDNESS!!!



     
  15. DisneyDreamerMN

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    It looks like you had a great meal there! So nice. You guys spoil eachother so much, I love it!
     
  16. pooksma

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    Yay!!! You are off to a great start :thumbsup2 At least, I think you are...I'm a bit worried about the sickness...shame when people are sick.
     
  17. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

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    Looks like a good meal. Cute pic of you two at dinner

    can't wait to hear about the surprises :goodvibes
     
  18. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    We loved it :)


    I love it too haha!

    We are :)

    Thanks!!
     
  19. StitchIsOurHero

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    Great dinner pic of you too!! So neat to see pics of GF. . .somehow I have never seen a pic of one of their rooms!! It looks beautiful!

    I'm sorry there was sickness! :(

    I am excited to read about your surprises!! Not too much longer until our cruise!!
     
  20. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Thanks!!!
     
  21. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW PART III






    HAPPY TUESDAY FRIENDS!!!

    I have some great news...DBF surprised me and we are staying at CSR for Valentine's Weekend so you know what that means..ANOTHER REVIEW BEFORE THE CRUISE TRIP!!! We are staying in a Business Club room with regular DDP. I can't wait :) So far we have Artist Point, Ohana, Mama Melrose, and Captains Grill booked. We will probably drop Artist Point so we can use 3 full credits. More news to come later.

    We still don't have a room number for the cruise and it's driving me crazy!!!


    MORE ON THE REVIEW...

    FRIDAY JAN 18, 2013


    When I left off, we were leaving Narcoossees and came back to the room to find a surprise!!

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    The cake was super small but delicious and worth every penny! It was even good the next morning as I finished it up! We got vanilla inside and outside and it was amazingly great!!!

    After some cake, we were excited to see if we could see fireworks from our room..AND WE COULD!!!

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    We could hear the music perfectly and really enjoyed the show even if there was a building in front of us!

    After Wishes we enjoyed some more cake and then waited for Erin to arrive with her DD, her DBF, and his DD so I could do princess hair!!

    DBF and I roamed the gift shops of GF, went for drinks at the QS, and sat on the couches in the lobby and waited.

    When E arrived with her clan, we roamed the gift shops, got drinks, and headed to 9510 to do princess hair!

    When we got back to the room we found another surprise...

    TURN DOWN SERVICE!!!!!

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    I didn't feel 100% at that point and forgot to take pics!! Both girls looked great and princess hair stayed in all weekend..I always have my doubts!!

    They left just before 11:30pm and DBF and I got drinks one more time = loves the 24/7 QS and headed to bed!!!


    SAT JAN 19, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to wake up to the sounds of Rope Drop at MK from the comfort of your bed...I DID!!!!

    We woke up just in time to hear the rope drop music from the balcony and even though we couldn't see it, we could hear it...so cool!!!

    At that point, my health was declining and DBF was kind enough to get me breakfast in bed via QS
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    We called and were able to get late check-out for 1 which was wonderful! We were able to take our time and enjoy the last few hours in our room.

    At 1pm we called to have our luggage taken and decided to explore for a bit before leaving.
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    For lunch, we decided our options were QS at GF, GF Cafe, Kona, or Capt Cooks...we ended up walking to Poly and eating at Capt Cooks!
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    I got the grown-up grilled cheese with fries and dole whip!

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    After lunch we went shopping in the gift shops, took the monorail back to GF and went shopping!!

    DBF bought me the D&B iPhone case that matches my purse that I got at Xmas from my Dbrother, a Tervis tumbler of GF, and a GF magnet. After shopping we got the car from Valet, the bags from storage, and headed to our new home for 2 nights...

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    UP NEXT:

    Checking in at POFQ, Splitsville?!!, Sickness continues....




     

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