Last May we where on the Disney Dream cruising in the Bahamas. We loved it a lot and as you might remember we booked a placeholder on board, this means you get a discount on a future cruise next 2-years. Before we got home from our last vacation we found a very nice cruise on for later this year.
After a couple of weeks we booked the 7-Night Halloween on the High Seas Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral and we will celebrate Halloween on board! And today it’s just 8 weeks until we are sailing away for an itinerary taking us to Cozumel in Mexico, Falmouth in Jamaica, Georgetown on Grand Cayman in Cayman Islands and not to forget Castaway Cay!
We’ll be cruising on the Disney Fantasy, the sister ship from the Disney Dream. Funny enough this is not the first time we will see this cruise ship as we were on a city trip in New York the day the Fantasy for its christening. The first picture we took from the top of the Empire State Building while it was sailing in to port. The second picture we took a couple of days later when it was actually docked.
But before we sail away we fly to Orlando from Pearson a day before to stay in a Walt Disney World Resort for the first time ever. After we land we will take the Magical Express to Port Orleans French Quarter. Here we will stay one night till the Disney Cruise Line bus will pick us up and drive is to the port to embark the Fantasy. After we disembark we’ll be taking a the Disney Cruise Line bus back to the Airport where we’ll be renting a car from SIXT for the last part of this vacation.
This time we did not rent a villa but a townhouse in Windsor Hills a gated community very close to Walt Disney Resort. The house has a private pool and the resort itself has a lot of interesting amenities including a huge zero entrance pool, that’s what Emily likes a pool she can just walk in…
We can’t wait to get back to the magic of Disney and see how much the experience with Emily is different this time.
After Emily discussed it with her pal Dumbo at 3:00 am at night we all agreed this morning to go to the Hollywood Studios to celebrate Emily’s 0,5 birthday.
We arrived at the parking lot around 9:15 am and after we walked to the entrance and went through security we started our day with a Starbucks.
The first ride we did was Rock ‘n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. Sander went through the single rider line and go a rider switch pass for me so after he got back I could enter through the Fast Pass line. After the stretcher brought me back from the Aerosmith concert it was time for our Fast Pass for the Hollywood Tower of Terror. Now you can get besides the onride picture also a little movie from your ride. While we both went on this ride, Emily enjoyed her fruit snack.
Now it was time for Emily to do get first ride in the Hollywood Studios. We decided to do the Great Movie Ride, the wait time was only 20 minutes. As we waited in line Emily was flirting with the Cast Members and the other people waiting in line with us. She was very impressed by everything she saw while we were waiting and on the ride…
On ride movie: Danielle in the Tower of Terror
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After lunch Sander did Star Tours while Emily and I watched the Jedi Training. Slowly we walked towards the exit because it was getting cloudy and they predicted rain and thunderstorms for the afternoon. We took a quick Photopass on our way out and as we walked to the car it started to rain. In our way home Emily fell asleep in the car. Luckily it stopped raining when we got home so we were able to put Emily in her crib and she slept as if nothing happened.
The rest of the afternoon and evening we relaxed at the villa. Only Sander went to the supermarket and a 7eleven to get gas for the barbecue.
Today we were shopping and Danielle decided to check out all the clothes Duffy’s owns. We came to the conclusion it’s a lot he has 15 different outfits as you can see below. The most beautiful one is the Cape Cod Carolers outfit Sander brought back from Tokyo last year. Feel free to leave a comment and tell which one you like most!
And since Duffy felt lonely we got him a girlfriend, ShellieMay from Tokyo. She is a bit newer and doesn’t has so much clothes which is also caused by the fact that her clothes are only available at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. What is nice is that most of her outfits match with outfits Duffy owns.