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Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:34 pm
by Sluggo77
robbalvey wrote:
Sluggo77 wrote:Wow looks like this park sucks.

To be honest, it didn't "suck" it just wasn't that great. It seriously was like the definition of mediocrity. Although it did suck paying that much money for really average-at-best rides...


Makes sense. I'm guessing it's just different countries laws but I'm sure Disney can't like the use of their properties in a park like this.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:19 am
by robbalvey
Married a Canadian wrote:One question, is it like the cruise in that you choose your own port adventures, or does Disney create an itinerary for you to follow?

Disney creates an itinerary for you, but for many of the options, you can choose which ones you want to do or not do. For example, Prater was not part of their itinerary (and I can understand why after going there), but since the ship ports in one place for usually an entire day, you have plenty of time to do something on your own in a city, or go on one of the Disney organized excursions. There are some days where you can choose which excursions to do as not everyone does the same exact one all of the time.

And so far, all the excursions we've done are VERY well organized and have been very interesting!

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:56 am
by cfc
That's too bad about Wiener Prater, as I've always been a bit intrigued by this place. I doubt I'd make a special trip for it, but might consider visiting if I'm spending a few days in Vienna.

At least it really makes you appreciate parks like Tivoli Gardens and Liseberg even more.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:45 am
by Married a Canadian
Disney creates an itinerary for you, but for many of the options, you can choose which ones you want to do or not do. For example, Prater was not part of their itinerary (and I can understand why after going there), but since the ship ports in one place for usually an entire day, you have plenty of time to do something on your own in a city, or go on one of the Disney organized excursions. There are some days where you can choose which excursions to do as not everyone does the same exact one all of the time.

And so far, all the excursions we've done are VERY well organized and have been very interesting!


Thank you. You already had me sold, and this makes even more sense.
We do love the Disney cruises as a family, but what I like from your trip report is that there seems to be a more "relaxed" feel to it, while still retaining what makes the cruise so good (the Disney touches). Looking forward to the next updates.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:00 pm
by robbalvey
Good morning from Slovakia!

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This morning we are touring castle ruins!

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We have stumbled upon a Slovakian army. Apparently they had a pretty wild night! lol

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Yay! The soldiers have awaken and are ready for battle!

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Oh, dear! They have recruited Kristen into their army! They have no idea what's in store now!

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Any adventure where the kids get to attack the parents is sure to be a hit! lol

The kids are learning to use their weapons. It's like the Slovakia version of Jedi Training Academy!


Yes! We are playing real life Fruit Ninja! This is the best!!!


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These guys REALLY hate cabbage! lol (I agree!) ;)

Children! March and ATTACK the parents!!! lol


You know what makes every adventure more exciting? EXPLOSIONS!!!


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These guys were great! I really love all presentations Adventures By Disney has put together. They are fun and informative!

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View of the Danube River from the ruins of Devin Castle.

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The kids got to make coins in this coin stamping demonstration!

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Next up today was archery! This has been a very weapons heavy day! lol

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On a more historical note, we are walking through the obviously defunct "Iron Curtain" as Slovakia borders Austria.

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Yay! We got a bonus donkey credit on the trip!

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Just making sure you know EXACTLY what this trash can is for!

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Our day at Devin Castle was great! Very well organized activities! Kids & families seemed to love it!

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Oh yeah... Slovakia was a new country credit for all three of us! It's rare we all get a new country credit together!

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Elissa is super happy our ship is docked next to Slovakian McDonalds!!! Another new McDonald's country credit!

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Elissa was happy to get her Slovakian McDonalds credit! Some familiar and not-so-familiar items here!

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This afternoon we decided to hang out in Bratislava and take a walk around town.

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Yay! I got Starbucks in Slovakia! I need to start keeping track of my Starbucks country credits!

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Even Bratislava has Wagamama! We need more of these in the US!

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Slovakian Stark Tower?

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Champagne cocktail party on the ship! (Well, juice for the kids!)

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The captain & the crew have come out to say hello to everyone! The staff on this ship have been wonderful!

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How about some more food porn pics? Seriously the food on this ship has been fantastic!

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I simply cannot say enough good things about our Adventures By Disney "Adventure Guides." They add that Disney touch to an amazing vacation!

Click HERE for Part Eight of the report!

Oh yes, be sure to POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!
(we took the time to write the report, the least you could do is say something nice about it!) :p

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:45 pm
by Mrlittle
All of the food on this trip has looked amazing. I need to stop looking at your updates when I'm hungry.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:47 pm
by larrygator
Slovakian Kidzania. Join the army. become an archer, mint coins

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:11 pm
by robbalvey
larrygator wrote:Slovakian Kidzania. Join the army. become an archer, mint coins

That's kind of EXACTLY what our day was like! lol

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:10 am
by alexinla
I get a Mc D country credit to every country I go to. I was just in Israel and not only are they serving only Kosher Food, it is really good and they had a Mc Kebap with a spicy souce that was so spicy. I loved it!
Slovakia is great, I am so happy that you are getting around a little and experience different countries. That is the fun part of travel.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:51 am
by cfc
Slovakia looks great! In fact, the whole cruise looks great, and I'd love to do this someday, myself.