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So I went on a Disney cruise recently – PREP201

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So I went on a Disney cruise recently – PREP201

I recently went on a Disney cruise and lots of people wanted to hear how it went, so I’m telling you all about it in this episode.

I also have a quick tip on making a very creative character autograph book with your kids to use during your trip.


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Quick tip of the day

Emailed from Jennifer M.:
“I have found your podcast soooo helpful as we plan a Disney World trip for February. I’m not sure if this is a ‘quick’ tip, but wanted to share an idea for a unique autograph book that also helps build lots of excitement for the trip with kids.

The short version: my kids drew pictures of the characters and I had those drawings printed into a very adorable book.

The detailed version: My daughter (age 5) heard from a friend about Art Hub for Kids on YouTube and she drew a few characters following those guides. My son (age 7) then did a few.

Soon, they were making up their own versions of characters and we kept tucking the drawings into a folder. We then somehow decided that all 3 kids (my four year old daughter joined in the fun) would do drawings of as many characters as they could think of. We looked at which ones are often in the park and prioritized those.

I then snapped photos of their drawings on my iPhone, and assembled them into a book using Blurb (you could also use Shutterfly or whatever you prefer). We left spaces to add photos and for characters to sign on pages next to drawings of characters we anticipated meeting (if we don’t meet them, we will just add trip pictures that work with it).

This has been an incredibly fun project and they are SO proud of it, and working on it has also built so much excitement about the trip. For us, it will also make a really meaningful keepsake and a beautiful, personal coffee table book we can display after our vacation. Hopefully the characters will get a kick out of it, too!”

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Shannon Albert


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Loved this long episode! I've always heard great things about Disney cruises, but this episode really painted a full picture for me. Now, I'm hoping to convince my husband and kids to agree to a Disney Cruise :)