I’ll bet when you think of ghouls and goblins and all things Halloween, Disney is not what first comes to mind, but the U.S. Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line really know how to throw a Halloween party! My family has been fortunate to visit Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort, and Halloween on the High Seas on Disney Cruise Line. When my son was little, I knew it was a great safe way for him to dress up and go trick-or-treating. Plus, it was fun rather than scary. Now that he’s older, I have to admit we still trick-or-treat, but we are also able to enjoy the festivities in a different way.
To do these amazing parties justice, rather than try to fit them all into one post, I’m splitting into a three-part series. For now, let’s start with Halloween on the High Seas on Disney Cruise Line. Continue reading →
Port check in is pretty easy. They’re used to first-time cruisers. Be sure to go to the port during your designated port time that you chose during online check in as it will save time. If there isn’t someone already directing you what to do or where to go, simply ask. If you have luggage you want to check, be sure your tags that were sent to you in your booklet are on each piece (read the instructions on the back – it may seem self-explanatory, but if not done the way they show, you may find yourself struggling to get them off your bags) and give them to the porter. BE SURE YOUR CRUISE BOOK, YOUR PRINTED SIGNATURE FORM FROM ONLINE CHECKIN, AND YOUR GOVERNMENT-ISSUED CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTS ARE NOT IN YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE. You’ll need them to check in and you won’t see the checked luggage again until late afternoon or early evening. In addition, just like flying, don’t put Continue reading →
In just three short weeks, I will be leaving on my 8th Disney Cruise Line voyage and my 11th cruise overall. This one, though, will be quite different as I am traveling not only with my own family, but with four other families, none of whom have ever cruised or even set foot on a Disney Cruise Line ship. I’m actually looking forward to it. There’s just something about the wonder of traveling with someone for whom everything will be new. I’m so excited for them. I have realized, however, that there can also be a lot of questions and one can end up with too much information when researching, so I put a list of tips together for those with whom I’m traveling and am sharing them here with you. Continue reading →
Looking for a great Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway? This month’s Blogorail Peach Loop is full of ideas for Mother’s Day Weekend Getaways sure to please the moms in your life.
What does a perfect Mother’s Day Weekend getaway look like? Breakfast in bed? A spa package? Fun times with the kids? Free babysitting and a romantic evening with dad? How about just no cooking and cleaning for a couple of days? Perfect, right? That’s what I’m expecting for my Mother’s Day Weekend on Disney Cruise Line. Continue reading →
Like most people, I need to save up to go to the Disney Parks. There are many different ways to do so including the Disney Vacation Account, but I have found that the best way for my family is with Disney Gift Cards. Plus, with Disney now making it so that gift cards can be tracked and transferred online, that has become even easier. Here are a few tips on how we use it to save. Continue reading →