Anyone booked for Pacific Cruise from LA September 2012

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  1. julie tinkerbell

    julie tinkerbell Earning My Ears

    Aug 22, 2007
    Just wondered if anyone else has booked the cruise from LA to San francisco etc next September. We would also love some advice on Disneyland, as we have never been there, always go to WDW.
  2. giftcard

    giftcard Mouseketeer

    Sep 12, 2006
    There's a whole forum for Disneyland that's very helpful.

    Here's the list of 2012 Wonder cruises so you can see who is signed up for your cruise.

    HTH. :goodvibes
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  4. jilljill

    jilljill <font color=blue>Collects Disney men!<br><font col

    Jan 21, 2003
    Have you checked the Cruise Meets section of the cruise boards to see if there is a thread started for your sailing?
    You can also read all about D'land by going over to the D'land boards on here.
  5. julie tinkerbell

    julie tinkerbell Earning My Ears

    Aug 22, 2007
    thank you so much
  6. castawaycayfans

    castawaycayfans DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    We did the Repo cruise from LA to Vancouver in May and LOVED it. We spent 3 nights in Anaheim before the cruise, one of the days at Disneyland--my kids can't wait to go back!
  7. sunshine1259

    sunshine1259 DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2008
    Yes, right now, we are booked for the Sept 16th sailing.
  8. Disney4Nina

    Disney4Nina Earning My Ears

    Apr 9, 2011
    I'm also booked on the Sept 16th cruise.
  9. OrcaPotter

    OrcaPotter Lucky to be local to the Mouse

    May 21, 2005
    I'm a WDW resident and came back from my first trip to DL in July. I also recommend checking out the Disneyland board, as that's where I got 99% of my tips and info. I just finished my trip report as well, which is linked in my signature.

    Have fun! If I had the cash and time (and didn't want to do Alaska first), I'd love to do the Pacific coast itinerary!
  10. BigDisneyOE

    BigDisneyOE DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2011
    We are booked on the 23rd of September. Flying in from New Zealand for it. If you are on the cruise we'd love you to join the cruise meet! :goodvibes
  11. Susanpensacola

    Susanpensacola Earning My Ears

    Mar 12, 2008
    My DH and I are booked for the Sept. 30 cruise. We live in Florida and have done all of the Disney ship on the east coast and are ready to try the west coast. Because of my work we won't have any extra days, but are excited to see the west coast. Never been there before.:banana:
  12. babydiver

    babydiver Mouseketeer

    Jun 24, 2011
    We are on the sailing for Sept 30th Pacific too and looking forward to our couple of days in San Fran along with a visit to Disneyland.

    We have been to Fla many times and in fact, will be arriving on 24th Sept after a Disney Magic Transatlantic from Barcelona.

    I hope someone starts a thread for our Pacific cruise date as I see there are only ones either side at the moment.
  13. rainnorsnow

    rainnorsnow Earning My Ears

    Nov 28, 2010
    Our best DL advice is to eat at Cafe Orleans at least once. We loved the pomme frittes, gumbo and Mickey beignets so much we ate there twice, before and after our last cruise.:yay:
  14. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

    Oct 19, 2007
  15. LKFan

    LKFan DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2009
    You'll find a lot more info on the Disneyland board.

    My personal opinions.....

    Fantasmic is significantly better at DL than WDW so I would be sure to watch that. The problem is that there isn't theater type seating so you need to find your spot on the ground (similar to a parade) early. Again, the DL boards will have a lot on strategies for viewing Fantasmic.

    There are certain rides that are different at DL than WDW - Space Mtn, Splash Mtn, Small World, Tiki Room, etc. (Small World is better at DL, Spash Mtn is better at WDW). If you know WDW well and want to compare the differences, you might want to hit those rides.

    Matterhorn doesn't have a fast pass so go on that early. The same goes for Dumbo -- It is one of the longest/slowest lines in the park. Also, some rides have more scenic lines (ex. Indiana Jones) than others (ex. Small World). If you are interested in the line setting the ambiance for the ride, you might want hit Indy early and wait in line rather than use a fast pass.

    Star Tours was recently renovated at DL. I'm not sure if it was at WDW too.

    I'm sure other things will pop up but a lot depends on if you have kids, what their ages are, how much time you have and what type of experience you want. Your best bet is checking the Disneyland and DCA boards.

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