Last night, out of the blue, the boy started telling me his packing plans for our next Disney vacation which is a Disney cruise on the Dream during the holiday season. He wanted to make sure there was enough room in our luggage for toys and gifts. He’s already asked whether or not Santa would find us on the ship.
Little does he know, I’m way ahead of him! The holiday (and birthday) shopping has already begun.
I snagged a Disney Universe Wii game from Best Buy for his birthday for a mere $8.47. Best Buy had a great sale one week-end with the game priced at $7.99. Made the purchase on-line through Ebates.com and then had it shipped to the store. No problem.
Ridley Pearson, author of the Kingdom Keepers series, just published Shell Game, which takes place on the Disney Dream. I ordered it from our local bookseller, got 20% discount and then had a portion of a gift certificate to use. This book will be a holiday gift since we will be on the Disney Dream!
The puzzling part is going to be how to get gifts that we bring with wrapped once we are on the ship. I asked someone who was on the Dream the last holiday season and there was not a wrapping station. I know wrapping paper can be folded, so packing that ahead of time, along with some tape may be the trick. TSA doesn’t like wrapped gifts to go into the checked luggage, and I wouldn’t want to do that anyway. Santa may have to communicate that some gifts he can deliver on the Dream while others get delivered before or after our trip.
I know, we still have several months, but the planning and strategizing has already begun! And, not just by me!