First off, ANYWHERE WITH PARKER is FUN. This cruise post is a little long, so hang with me.
We started the day with his favorite hair LADY giving him a trim, then off to Dallas to stay two nights at his favorite HOTEL, where he got to swim and watch movies. WE even made a few stops at GAME STOP for new games for his DS. Early, VERY EARLY as in 4 AM we headed to DFW to catch our flight. The hotel was nice to shuttle us to the airport and keep our car...a nice way to pay no parking AT DFW
Parker NEVER minds waiting as he always has a game with him....plus he just got a new IPOD TOUCH
We landed in Orlando and the Magical Express was waiting to take us to the Disney Wonder that would SAIL at 5 PM
HIS FIRST MEAL AND THE FIRST OF MANY PIECES OF CHEESECAKE and OTHER DESSERTS
SOME NEW FRIENDS HE MADE THE SECOND DAY
THEY GOT TO GO TO A MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF
THE PRINCE OF PERSIA!
A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE BIRTHDAY BOY AT DINNER
A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
THE WAITERS DID EACH NIGHT AT DINNER
ONE Of PARKERS FAVORITE LEADERS IN THE OUT AND
ABOUT GROUP...This was a great program that gave kids
freedom to do all kinds of things. They had a pager and we had a pager, so
FUN ACTIVITIES ALL DAY
Normally I would have lots more pictures, but Parker is NOW at that age that the camera is NOT something he loves for me to have in my hand. AND I RESPECT that as much as I can..
OK, remember the next part of this post is from someone that is a DISNEY ADDICT, who visits the PARKS at least once a year and sometimes MORE OFTEN. This was our FIRST DISNEY CRUISE! Would I do it again? Probably NOT. Somewhere between the parks and the boat, they LOST the MAGIC. And the MAGIC is what I LOVE. There were some pluses...Parker had more freedom, there was a lot less walking, (but also a lot less to do), food was easier to access...not sure if that was a plus or not, the shows at night were good, but to me not better than at the parks, you were close to your room at the end of the day, (although I LOVE that special time when everyone is leaving the parks at night after a fun day)! Maybe this is why I have been a little hesitant about writing this post. I missed all the fireworks shows, WISHES,missed FANTASMIC, missed all the parades, all the SHOPS!
If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them..BUT, I WILL TAKE THE PARKS for my next VISITS WITH MOUSE. THERE WAS JUST NOT ENOUGH MICKEY FOR ME.