As any grown a$$ woman would, I gifted myself a Disney cruise for my upcoming birthday. My kids have half day on Thursday and all day off on Friday, so I figured why the heck not? They’d kill me if I went on the Wish without them, and DH is at a conference, so we off we go a month from now!
Who: me, DD5, DS10, DM (Dear Mama/Nene) – or, Hei Hei, Moana, Kakamora and Grandma Tala (yay Halloween costumes!)
When: Oct 26-30
Where: the night of my bday we are staying at POFQ, and then will take Disney transport to the Wish for a 3n adventure!
We are flying frontier, which is a gamble we took and lost on our 3n April 2022 cruise on the Dream that earned us a 14 hour road trip home. But that was during the Great Airline Debacle of 2022 (it was the entire year, right? Yeah), so I’m hoping we fare better this time.
After that cruise we had planned Homecomin’ brunch and DS before the airport, but we got the “sorry your flight is cancelled” text from Frontier on the way to DS, so this time we are hoping to do that before the cruise. I have a 2:15 ADR for Homecoming which is all I could get.
Our flight lands at 10:40a and I snagged the inflatable booster seat for DD so we can just Uber to POFQ.
From here, I’m not really sure what we will do. Part of me thinks we should just explore around FQ and POR until our 215 ADR and then hang out at DS? Though truthfully I don’t love DS and the only place the kids love is the LEGO store, and we won’t have room for purchases.
Then at 8:30, we’ll go see YeeHa Bob and order some apps for the kids if they’ve managed to get hungry again.
DD would love the pool but DS only loves the pool if he has a playmate, mainly because he has ear issues that pretty much guarantee he will end up in pain (the $150 custom ear plugs don’t work). Plus, we are packing WAY light, and our bathing suits would still be wet for embarkation day.
So, while I am happy with Homecomin and YeeHa Bob, not so much with what’s in between.
The other thought I had was grabbing some post 1p AK tickets because that’s obviously the best park. Maybe Sanaa lunch, then park time 1-7 (close), then checking out FQ on the way to Riverside for YeeHa Bob. But that gives such a short time to explore the resort and costs us more $$. And is a little rushed vs relaxed. But we will have 3 relaxing days afterwards so …
We have a Frozen themed balcony stateroom (there’s a spreadsheet that lists the theme of each room in case you want a particular one) and don’t plan to leave the ship since 3n isn’t enough to experience everything the Wish has to offer! (And we’ve done castaway and Nassau). I haven’t been able to find spots in the Enchante dessert experience but I would love to take my mom to that if we can get a spot! I DID manage to grab spots at Olaf’s Royal Picnic for me DD and DM but woof the price. $220 per kid, $69 per adult
But I love warm hugs. And so does DD. So maybe we keep it? I’m gonna read some reviews first.
But anyway, follow along here and I’ll make some planning updates along the way and turn it live later!