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Old 10-21-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SD
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Can you tell me if the island is wheelchair accessible? What about using the chair on the ship? Thank you.
It is very wheel chair accessible. From the ship to everything is one long walkway with the beach on one side and some stores and food areas on the other. It's just short stop so that everyone can use the beach. The ship appeared wheelchair accessible but I think there were waits for the elevators. We used the stairs because we didn't have the patience to wait. I know there were ramps going into a few of the ship restaurants, so you wouldn't have any problems maneuvering with one.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Thanks 5FLgirls that is good to know.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default Disney cruise

I have been on too many cruises and seen so many ships the Disney ship wasn't impressive to me. The themed restaurants were o.k. but my party was really impressed. As a male guest the ship didn't have a casino or much to do for me but for the kids it was great!! The entertainment was pure Disney and very good but it wasn't Las Vegas esque for me. Lots of characters shaking hands for the kids but silly for me. The BEST part of the ship were the cabins.
Perfect for a family and very spacious and strictly deluxe. The best part of the trip for me was the Disney private island with its beautiful beaches. I would definately recommend it for a family but for a single guy or young honeymoon couple try another!! A very unique experience and anyone who loves Disney should do this cruise!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My whole family went and we all had a great time. My favorite was the spa, I had a wonderful time with a full body mud wrap then I also purchased unlimited access to the steam room.

The daycare was wonderful as well, my daughter didn't want to leave with me. I left here there to go and eat at the Adults only restaurant, the name escapes me. I advise to eat there twice if you can, once for dinner (the chocolate souffle' was wonderful and you can't miss brunch there, that was amazing.

We made friends with a couple and he was in a wheelchair, they were in a HUGE suite to make room for his chair. They did run into a problem when they tried to go onto one of the islands out too the beach, I think it was because they couldn't load his automatic wheelchair and he didn't bring a regular one. BUT at Castaway Key, they had a beach wheelchair all set up for him.

I loved it and can't wait to go again. Make sure you bring an autograph book or buy one there because there are alot of chances to get the characters autographs.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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We've been confused about whether or not to take the cruise or the parks. My mind is just about made up to take the cruise! We will have a 5 year old girl, 2 boys (14 and 19), and our daughter and son-in-law (23 and 30). We're both 44 and can't wait! I'm sure we will all have a great time no matter what age!
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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We always do the theme park and stay at the Polynesian. This year, my husband's friend wants us to go on a cruise with them. (They went last year and had a blast) I want to do the theme park, call it the kid in me, but I am just wondering if our kids would stayed occupied during the cruise without the usual park distractions (ages 7 and 5). Any suggestions? And BTW, I do not want to do both! Thanks!
The Disney Cruise Line is a revelation. Not all cruise companies are the same but since you're talking about Disney, here's some advice. I'm a HUGE fan of both the parks and the ships and can tell you from experience that your kids will have an absolute blast (and you will too) on a Disney Cruise. They've got an entire floor of the cruise ship that is entirely devoted to kids. You can drop your kids off for as long as they like (and trust me, you'll hear..."Mom! Do I HAVE to go with you??!?!?!") and they will have non-stop activities throughout the day. Dancing, watching movies, doing crafts, swimming, playing games, hanging out with the characters, eating, drinking, learning to cook, etc etc. It's the world's best version of Summer Camp. Your kids are close enough in age that they will likely be put in the same group which is helpful if they don't know anyone.

You and your husband will be able to enjoy plenty of time to yourselves while your kids have fun. The staff will give you a pager while your kids are in their care and you can pop in whenever you want to check in on them. I saw my kid more often at the beginning and then had to physically DRAG her away on the last day. I highly recommend the cruise for parents of kids old enough to enjoy the activities. Little kids and babies present more of a challenge but you can still have fun (though not as much fun as when they're about 5 or older).
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Another vote for the cruise.
We went back the following year we were so impressed,,and I had to be practically dragged on at first.I pictured screaming waves of noisey kids run amok-I was very wrong. Wonderful,well done,hassle free trip. Our son was in heavan and the staff was excellent.
I have been on other cruises and Disneys was top notch.

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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We always do the theme park and stay at the Polynesian. This year, my husband's friend wants us to go on a cruise with them. (They went last year and had a blast) I want to do the theme park, call it the kid in me, but I am just wondering if our kids would stayed occupied during the cruise without the usual park distractions (ages 7 and 5). Any suggestions? And BTW, I do not want to do both! Thanks!
I love going to the parks but I have to say cruises are so much better! there are plenty of things for kids to do such as the kids clubs and pools. (I'm 14, went on my first cruise at 13) and when I went on mine I would always ate my desert to go and head back to edge. my cousin was on it too and she was only 4 and was always begging her mom to let her go to the kids clubs. we went to them one night after they closed with edge and the club counselors and they seem like they would be so much fun trust me whatever you decide your kids will have fun I mean c'mon it's Disney how could it be boring
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have to smile, the post was started 7 years ago and has been dead for 4, now people are answering it. Oh well, it is a good subject. My honest opinion would be: a combination 3 day cruise and 4 at the park or visa versa. If I could only do one or the other, I think I would opt for the cruise.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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We've been on several cruises and took two of the grandkids (10 & 13) last Spring (Royal Caribbean). They really enjoyed themselves and talk about the cruise often. We've also taken various grandkids to Disney World ... and they also seem to have a great time. Ultimately, we enjoy cruising more than theme parks ---while the kids are equally happy with either.

In four-years we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary and plan to take all the kids and grandkids on a Disney Cruise.
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