Oct. 12, 2013 - WONDERful cruise from Galveston

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  1. mandyjking

    mandyjking Earning My Ears

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    She's even talked me into doing the 5k with her. I'm going to start training now. It would be awesome to run the whole thing with out stopping!!!
     
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  3. krunkbs

    krunkbs Earning My Ears

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    Hello to all. My wife and I will be cruising with our 3yo daughter in October. First cruise for me & kiddo! Excited to read all the fun stuff.
     
  4. pumpkinkate

    pumpkinkate Mouseketeer

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    Welcome to the group! I am from Arizona too! You can friend request me, Kate Mickley & i will add you to fb group. :)
     
  5. tiffinymunn

    tiffinymunn We LOVE Disney Cruises!!!

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    Anyone else on the Oct. 12th Wonder from Galveston planning on running the 5k on CC? I just ran the Color Run in Tulsa and had a great time! I am not a pro by ANY means and may need to be dragged across the finish, but I am dedicated! Who else is planning to run?!
     
  6. acourtwdw

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    We, my sister and I plan on walking it. We are on that cruise too.
     
  7. tiffinymunn

    tiffinymunn We LOVE Disney Cruises!!!

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    Awesome! I am not looking forward to the humidity, but getting to jump into the cay afterwards is TOTALLY worth it! :beach:

    Do walkers and runners all start at the same time?
     
  8. tiffinymunn

    tiffinymunn We LOVE Disney Cruises!!!

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    OH! I didn't realize my posts were moved to this page! I wondered why the first one I posted "disappeared"!! Happy to have found them both! Sorry for the repeat!

    We are super excited! This will be our first time on the Wonder, 2nd time on Castaway Cay. We have been on the Magic Twice and we LOVED it!!!
     
  9. imatex

    imatex Neurotically Disney Grandma #28

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    My daughter-in-law and myself are going to participate. My concern is how hot will it be when we get off the boat. I'm used to humidity, that happens every day. The races I have done in the past have always been in cooler weather. Has anyone been there in October before to know what the weather will be like?
     
  10. pumpkinkate

    pumpkinkate Mouseketeer

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    We went last year it was 77 when we docked. Got up to like 86 in the heat of the day. Slight breeze. Fantastic weather.
     
  11. CamMad06

    CamMad06 Earning My Ears

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    We just booked our 2nd Disney Cruise for 10/12 a couple of weeks ago on the whim after hearing about some of the specials to sail out out Galveston, TX. :woohoo: Coming from Edmond, OK and will be sailing with my DW, DS (7) and DD (5).

    Is there a FB group for the October 12th sailing? Are there any DVC member activities during the cruise?
     
  12. pumpkinkate

    pumpkinkate Mouseketeer

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    Yes we have a facebook group. Pm me your em ail & I will add you.
     
  13. Smith70592

    Smith70592 Earning My Ears

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    We made the decision tonight to book on the Oct 12th cruise out of Galveston. Myself, DW & DS are from Lafayette,LA... We're all very excited as it's our second cruise. DS13 loved the edge on the Dream last time and is hoping there will be other "dude's" to hang with.. lol
    I'd like to be apart of the Facebook group
     
  14. CamMad06

    CamMad06 Earning My Ears

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    Hi! I tried to PM you but since we are new members I have to have 10 posts before it will let me? Just tried to put it in this message and got the same error msg. My FB name is Lisa Pagan Sein. Hope this is what you need to add me to the FB group.:)
     
  15. CamMad06

    CamMad06 Earning My Ears

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    We would love to participate in the FE!
    CamMad06
    We do not have a cabin # at this time
    DH - Eddie
    DW - Lisa
    DS - Cameron - 7
    DD - Madison - 5
     
  16. CamMad06

    CamMad06 Earning My Ears

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    Just looked into this! Did not know about this the last cruise. I will run with you! I just finished the OKC Memorial Half and am doing the Half Marathon in WDW in Jan 2014. This should be so fun! What part of OK are you in? We live in Edmond.
     
  17. pumpkinkate

    pumpkinkate Mouseketeer

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    Did we get you in the fb group?
     
  18. beaglefan

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    Hi there, excited to join the group!

    We just returned today from a 8 night cruise on the Magic, the last one from Galveston for her (the TA sails tonight). Couldn't wait too long to join the fun again.

    We booked this cruise to celebrate as both of our son's have birthdays on the cruise.

    Would love to join the FE list:

    Beaglefan Room# 7560
    DH (Kevin) - me
    DW (Liz)
    DS (Kevin, Jr. turns 5 onboard)
    DS (Sean, turns 4 onboard)

    Counting down the days!
     
  19. beaglefan

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    Let me add my two cents for being a Houston native:

    Taxis are expensive, so the best bet in getting from the airport is Disney transportation, a car service, rental car with one-way drop off, etc.

    Also, I have stayed for business at the Marriott airport hotel IAH, and it is NOT up to Marriott standards. If you have flexibility, I would not stay near the airport, not a great area, and not much to do. Very industrial, not a lot of places to eat, etc.

    I would make the effort to get down to Galveston that night, you would enjoy a relaxing and easy commute the next morning and reduce the stress to start your cruise.

    CC 5K:

    With regards to the 5K, we just ran it this week on CC and it was nice. They had water 4 times along the route, so even thought it was way too hot it was nice to say you did it and to burn some calories. They have a cheap "winner" medal they pass out (same one you get for winning Pub Trivia, etc), but we splurged on the $25 t-shirt that was nicely done at the shop next to the start/finish line. Some people ran it, others pushed strollers and walked the entire way.

    What they won't tell you - if you have kids, they open the kids club on CC early enough that you can drop them off and still make it to the starting line in time for the race. The Navigators showed that the race began at 9a, and the Club opened at 9a. I even called Customer Service the night before and they said the same thing. When I went to the meeting spot on the ship, however, they clearly said the Club would be open for us to drop off the kiddos (confirming prior reports on this board) and mom and I both ran it!

    5 months seems so far away! It has been 5 hours since we left the Disney Magic and I already miss it.
     
  20. lucky1

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    BeagleFan thanks for the information about Houston. I am hoping to take DCL transportation from the airport, if we can get a decent flight into IAH. Too Bad SWA does not fly into there.

    Does anyone know if DCL will transport you the day before to post to a hotel there, if you book air on your own. I know if you book air through DCL, they may book you at the Marriot or down in Galveston.


    Even though you said the Marriott was not that nice, I have a room booked there just in case. Just seems that much easier.
     
  21. beaglefan

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    Is anyone else planning on going to Atlantis for the day when at Nassau?

    I have always wanted to go, but the prices are outrageous. Reading the boards, it seems like a way to save some $$ with just a little extra effort is booking a room at the Comfort Suites hotel. Per hotel room you get 4 wrist bands/admissions to most of Atlantis.

    They have a great deal now for $159++, total of $232. This would allow me to get 2 adults and 2 kids into Atlantis. I believe the shore excursion via Disney is $160/adult and $110/child, so over a 50% savings. The only additional charge by doing it on your own is taxi fare of $4/pp.

    Has anyone successfully done this before that is going on this cruise? Seems like plenty of others on the board have, so I thought I would share and get any tips/advise.

    Thanks!
     

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