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The Pay It Forward TR-Concierge on Disney Fantasy Eastern Jan. 26, 2013–Complete!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by cblack, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. cblack

    cblack Mousketeer

    I found one photo with Conor in it, but it is a profile of him and the back of Jayden while they were swimming in the pool at our excursion in San Juan. Conorama might have one :confused3
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  3. CarolyninCO

    CarolyninCO New Member

    Once again, I'm in tears reading the Jayden / Aurora last moments together. What a treat for her!

    Love the Castaway Cay and cabana info. One (of many) of the reasons I booked concierge is to up my chances for a cabana. Your trip report is so thorough I'm sure I'll be going back to it as our trip gets closer.

    Thanks again!
  4. roxy72

    roxy72 New Member

    Oh my goodness, the house/petsitter let 7 people stay at your home?? Where did you find this person? I can't believe that. I've watched my old neighbors house and 2 weenie dogs in the past and cannot imagine doing something like that. I always want to leave the house in the same condition that it was in when I arrived (or maybe better, like taking out the trash and recycling before they arrive). Ay ay ay!
  5. jerelle

    jerelle Jerelle


    So I was on page 3 of your TR before I clued in and realized that I was looking at little Jayden from our 2011 cruise on the Magic! My how she's grown and what a little cutie pie!

    It's great to see the ship through your eyes. :)

    Warm Regards,

  6. MomToPrincePhillip

    MomToPrincePhillip New Member

    Thank you so much for the great report. I enjoyed reading it!
  7. tth5454

    tth5454 New Member

    Thanks for sharing!
  8. Conorama

    Conorama New Member

    Great report! I love the exhausted, grumpy photos above, just because it's just so very real and close to home! ;) (And you have lots of other lovely happy photos, too, of course.)

    OK - my thoughts:
    A) It's entirely possible that homicide would happen if I came home to what you came home to. You are my hero for holding steady. I just had to cope with my dad's mildly chastising comments about how often we feel the litter box needs cleaning... I chose to ignore him!
    B) Conor was early to bed and all, and still slept on the plane. Cruises are tiring, it seems.
    C) Seriously - you did NOT DO THE MYSTERIES??????????? As you know, we did them over and over and over and over and over. Wow. Of course, we did no character meets, shows other than Aladdin, or a bunch of other stuff.
    D) Agree on venturing into the land of the non-Disney excursions so long as there are NOT 25,000 tourists in port.
    E) I read about 5 books. :goodvibes Sorry!
    F) Palo once at night, near the end, was just about right for us. I didn't feel we missed out on other nights or brunches. Conor was keen on the kid's club by then, and so we were all happy - we were together 24/7 the rest of the trip, really.

    Ohh - good point. He might object though - Dude likes to be in CONTROL of his sand.

    Hmmm - I'll look. Darned 4-year-olds move too much - hard enough to get photos with one of them holding still! :lmao:

    OK - looked, and no, not really - just Jayden's back again, and they're both blurred. Moving too much!

    Great report, and thanks for organizing the FB page, and for doing your PTR - very helpful to me, even in my anti-Disney state. Jayden is a great little girl - as I've said before, I love her spunk and spark. She's gives a good name to princess, even I will admit. :)
  9. KarenMP59

    KarenMP59 DVC Member

    I loved both yours and Conorama's TRs so much!!! Thank you both for doing them!!!!
  10. lizzyb

    lizzyb New Member

    Great review! Thanks for sharing!
  11. cblack

    cblack Mousketeer

    I believe that the woman dressed up as Aurora and Jayden just hit it off. I'm sure it won't happen every time, but so happy we have those memories! I hope you have fun on your cruise!

    Ok, let me be fair (or explain why there was no homicide), the dog/house sitter was family, and all of those except one that were at our house were family, too. Still doesn't explain the bonehead move of putting my darn rug outside, but you know what they say about family ;) The good news is, they don't say that about future dog/house sitters!

    Hi! I remember you and your DD! I loved her hat at the tea party with Alice! She is probably driving now, isn't she??? Thanks for reading along!

    Thanks for reading along!

    Thanks for reading along!

    See my note above about the dog/house sitter...family...oy! With three large dogs, staying at our house, eating our food, being given gas money plus what it would cost us to board them is a pretty lucrative deal that will not be offered to that person in the future. Live and learn!

    We really did not do the mysteries...next time! And, you did them enough for us ;) and we handled all of the characters for you.

    5 books?!?! Jealous!

    Thanks for reading along! It was so nice getting to know you and reading your report! Conor is a great little dude, too and will forever be known as Sandboy to me :D. I do hope for his sake that they come out with a pirate themed all inclusive resort...that way you can wear you pirate shirt and sparkly shoes!

    Thanks for reading along!

    Thanks for reading along!
  12. Luv2Diz

    Luv2Diz We love the Wonder and Magic of Disney cruising!

    Thanks for sharing your cruise with us. Great TR and nice photos. I'm sorry to see it end!
  13. Conorama

    Conorama New Member

    Thanks! :)

    Maybe that's what was driving Sandboy- he was worried the mysteries weren't being used to their full potential. He *still* talks about the mysteries.

    To be honest, Beaches has a lot of pirate stuff - including a pirate ship splash pad, which Conor, of course, wouldn't try since he objects to splashing as a matter of principle (there is a reason we didn't go anywhere near Nemo's reef or the other splashy area) - and I might be able to hide my (hideous) sparkly leopard-print shoes long enough that he'll forget them. One can always dream!

    Thx for the view of life in the Concierge realm. Good luck with that rug! :thumbsup2
  14. Linda67

    Linda67 <font color=magenta>Has a Masters in Margaritas<br

    What a wonderful TR

    It sounds like you had a great cruise and some lovely memories to look back on

    You've really made me want a Cabana now though!! :)
  15. Ensusieasm

    Ensusieasm New Member

    I was able to get a cabana only two weeks before our Fantasy cruise that just ended today. People cancel, so check every day. I ended up canceling just a week before and spent the same money for an overnight at Disney port Orleans and two park hoppers. It was a wonderful trade off. I am sitting at the airport right now waiting for my flight home.... Can't believe I had breakfast on the ship this morning... 4 words..... YOU WILL LOVE IT!
  16. Bouldering

    Bouldering New Member

    Wonderful trip report and photos! Look forward to your next Pre-Trip report in 2015? We enjoyed our 1st cruise and I'm looking forward to our next cruise on the Fantasy! :cool1:
  17. cblack

    cblack Mousketeer

    We did have a great time! Thanks so much for reading along!

    Thanks for reading! The next trip is in 2014 for the southern Caribbean. Not sure if there will be a trip report, yet. :) You will love the Fantasy...have a great time!
  18. princess aleya

    princess aleya New Member

    Dinner was really nice. I understand why people say you don’t go to 1900 Park Fare for the food, though. The character interaction was great, the food was OK. Anastasia and Drizella were not at dinner this night, though, because they were in trouble for shaving Lucifer (per Lady Tremaine). Jayden told this story to everyone who would listen on the ship. :) Here are a couple of photos from dinner. The first one is probably my favorite from the entire trip, as this was when Jayden first saw Cinderella. :cloud9:

    I just love this expression on her face!!!
  19. kelkan

    kelkan New Member

    I loved your post and enjoyed your recount of your vacation. We are booked for Room 12000 in September and I am debating if we should try to switch. How was the view from the balcony? Was the teen lounge annoying to overlook? What did you see when you looked left/right? The walls from the Roy and Walt suites? I am concerned that it isn't a very good view of the water.

  20. cblack

    cblack Mousketeer

    We really enjoyed the room and view. The only time i saw anyone in the teen area was when a maintenance worker put the flag up. I'm not kidding, I didn't see a single teen there the whole week. You have a fairly wide-angle view from the balcony...maybe a 120 degree view. If I wanted to look far left or right, I got on a chair. HTH!
  21. mandy2012

    mandy2012 New Member

    Thank you for the wonderful trip report! I really enjoyed reading it. Your little girl is so adorable! How old is she? I look forward to reading more reports from you in the future :thumbsup2

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