Our long awaited trip finally arrived. We had a great time and loved every minute of it. The weather was perfect. When we left the ship this morning it was overcast and apparently was going to rain all day and get cold. Felt kinda bad for the new group boarding. My 6 year old had a blast in the kids area. Had to drag her out to join us for dinner and shows and trips to the pool etc. We checked her in at Castaway Cay and I had to go back 3 times before she would leave with me. Did not see my 15 year old till this morning. We were not even certain he was still on board(just kidding).(The funny part of the trip was that I signed him in at the loft for an excursion with the teens. My husband was snorkeling later in the day and was swimming above one the sunken boats and he saw something that caught his eye. He decided to swim all the way down and see what it was. It was room key that he thought had been down there for a few years. When he got back to the surface, he looked at the name of the card and it was our sons!!! How weird was that! Apparently Sean had snorkeled earlier in the day!) He was the one that wasn't quite sure he would have any fun. He came in every am around 2:00. He met lots of new friends and had a blast. My 14 year old also had a great time. Things I would highly recommend. The shows bringing your own digital camera. (it was great having all the professional pixs up at shutters and be able to compare them on my camera. My pixs were just as good. I saved a ton of money but still ended up spending close to $200 on just photos but if I did not have all the pixs of the characters it would have been at least $500. The over the door shoe thingy. What a great space saver! Pirate Night. What a blast. Sail away party is also a must! Bring your own photo mats and leave at guest services to sign. I also bought a Mickey Mouse punch(at my local Scrapbook Store) and puched out a bunch of Mickey heads on acid free paper and asked to have all the characters sign a head. This way when I scrapbook I can match the signature to the pix...I thought this was much better than having an autograph book hanging around somewhere..better to keep all together. Things we would not do again: Palo...yes the food was good but not excellent. I really missed our great waiters down below. The straw market at the Bahamas...talk about being pestered! All in all we had the vacation of a lifetime.....I would highly reccommend the DIsney Cruise to any family with kids of any age. Our kids are 6, 14 and 15 and it is very rare to make all of them happy on a vacation and I must say that they all were quite entertained! Worth every penny! Did we book again? No(not to say we will not in the furture)because this trip was absolutely perfect and I did not want to be dissapointed if we went again and the weather etc was not the same! To all of you that have not gone but are going in the future....You are going to have the time of your lives. Oh and being the nosey person that I am, I asked one of the waiters at the beach after my 2nd Conch Cooler(excellent, must have at least one) how much they make a month....$50.00 a month! That is why it is important to tip! The whole staff was excellent and deserved at least what is recommended! Email me if anyone has any questions!