Honeymoon Booked!!

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Honeymoon Booked!!

It's been a few months since I've been on here, so for those who don't remember me, I'm Kat and I'm getting married next May, and my fiance Ethan and I are planning to go to Disney World starting on May 4th! We're working with an Authorized Disney Vacation agency, Off to Neverland Travel, and just last week we put a deposit on our May 5th-May 12th Disney vacation: 4 days at Port Orleans Riverside and then a 3-night Bahamas cruise on the Disney Dream! Ethan has never been to Disney before & I've never been on a cruise before so it'll be a new experience for both of us, one we're both quite excited for!! We're planning to eat at Akershus, since we both love the princesses and wanted a character meal, Cape May Cafe dinner for the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, and Hollywood and Vine for the Fantasmic package so far: we both like buffets and he's very picky (but loves simply-prepared seafood!) I considered some of the fancier restaurants like California Grill, but they're a little out of our budget and I don't think E would appreciate them that much.

Any honeymoon tips or cruise tips would be great! Since we're only having 4 days in the parks and we want them to be semi-relaxing, what are your top attractions, especially for honeymooners? And any cruise tips would be great too! Thanks, all!

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congrats yay Yay for your wedding AND Disney World AND a cruise!!!

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Woot woot! yay Sounds like it will be a fantastic trip for both you and hubby! Congrats!

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Congrats Kat. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time.

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That sounds so magical! You're both going to have a wonderful time. My biggest tip is just to take it easy. Stay up late at night, sleep in in the morning, don't worry too much about a schedule, just have fun!

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Yea, congratulations! Since you're going to be there in May, you'll catch the end of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. My friend and I happened to be there for it in 2009. There were some great free mini events (about 15 or 20 minutes each) about plants from around the world, very interesting if you're into gardening at all. They were held every 30 minutes or so and easy to stumble upon in the World Showcase (tea plants were in China and England, perfume plants in France). It's also relaxing to stroll around the park to find the special topiary displays.

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Congrats! While the trip is still a ways out, I hope you enjoy it!

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Thank you all! I'm so excited!

Kristen: We're definitely planning on taking it slow and relaxing, which is why we aren't doing park hoppers.

CC: I love going in May because of the Flower festival: I love all the topiaries that are around, and we both love gardening so we'll both stop into the demos! Thanks!

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Nov. 2014: Baby's First 1/2 Day at the Magic Kingdom; our date day at Hollywood studios
Jan. 2014: Our princess was born!
May 2013: Our POR & DCL honeymoon (& my husband's first Disney trip of hopefully many!)
May 2013: Our Disney-themed wedding

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congrats

I definitely second the "Take it slow" advice. I also recommend going and sharing a hammock on the beach at the Poly! Smile

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If you've been to the Bahamas before. Stay onboard the ship. The Dream is fantastic! I spent 7 nights onboard and still didn't do everything. I had so much fun on my cruise I'm thinking it'll replace at least one visit to the parks each year. On a short cruise I wouldn't recommend going to Palo...it's fantastic however you'll miss out on one of dining rooms. On your next cruise which hopefully will be longer you can book Palo or Remy. If the budget calls for it book another cruise on board and save money and get a bigger on board credit. Trust me it's 10% off and 10% down much better than paying 20% and only getting the $25 credit. I say book it early because the lines for the cruise desk get really long and that's wasted Bingo time eek lol or boozing/laying out time wink
Get off the boat at Castaway Cay and have a great time. Even if it's just kicking back and enjoying the sun. The island is beautiful! The water is a gorgeous crystal clear blue. I literally wanted to stow away on the island and live like the Swiss family Robinson crew Smile
Cabanas restaurant is fantastic and huge, it pretty much covers the back section of the ship on both sides. Take some time and order free room service... It is fast and tasty. I think we ate a cheese tray nearly every day just because we could silly
We took chocolate milks and fruit back to our room every morning after breakfast.
You can bring your own alcohol onboard. We had a beautiful bar set up and room service kept us in ice! We tipped well awesome
I never thought I'd prefer cruising Disney over the parks. I mean to tell you that it was an easy choice. From this point on we'll cruise at least once a year and maybe do the parks every other year. Who am I kidding...we're doing both biggrin
Dee

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We're looking to book our Disney Honeymoon for the last week in April, first week & half in May 2013 as well. I think California Grill is going to be closing in January for renovations not to re-open until later in the summer. I think I read that somewhere. I really wanted to eat there but came across something about that and I was disappointed. Have fun! I hope we get ours situated soon too!

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Tygress Welcome to the forums. Be sure to introduce yourself for a rightful welcome on the introduction page!

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tygress wrote:
I think California Grill is going to be closing in January for renovations not to re-open until later in the summer.

Yes, that is correct. But never fear, there are lots of fantastic signature dining options that will be open. Have you picked an alternative?