Day 9: Second day at Sea!
Good morning Disney Magic! We started of with some celebrities, the first one was Daisy Duck in her sailor outfit. While waiting in line for Daisy we saw the Princess Gathering downstairs, this is a ticketed event for which you need to reserve upfront, you only get to do this one time and we did this on the first day of the cruise already.
But the line was very short and I took my chance asked if we would be allowed to go one more time, the answer was yes! Right away we could get in line but we first wanted to have a picture with Pluto.
The line was short but the princess took a lot of time to chat with Emily, she proudly showed them all her new bracelets with beads of the princesses.
Right after we went in line for a picture with Character breakfast where Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy visit your table. The breakfast is table service and we were lucky enough to get our own servers for breakfast. Emily might have been more excited about the fact that Alejandro was serving us as Disney friends visiting us.
After breakfast we had a royal meeting with the Queen and Princess of Arendelle, as known as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
Now we needed to hurry as Mickey Mouse was meeting and this was our last chance with the photographers from Shutters taking the pictures.
After this meeting it was time for another 1,5 hours in the Oceaneer Club for Emily, not something she particularly likes but she can’t join us on the Chocolate and Liquor tasting in Keys which is a 18+ bar.
The tasting was awesome, even better as the Champagne tasting from the night before. It gave a whole new dimension to drinking wine, champagne, port and whiskey. Something I would absolutely do again.
We picked up Emily, took a picture with Mickey Mouse and we went back to our room. Here Emily took a afternoon nap while Danielle and I, ok mainly Danielle, packed our suitcases. And again everything fitted in! We got a bit lucky here as Vueling raised the luggage allowance from 23kg to 25kg.
After Emily woke up we did another round of characters but there were no more professional photographers anymore.
The last night we had dinner in the restaurant were we started: Animator’s Palate. This time we were drawing a figure on a placemat which was later scanned in and part of the show.
After the show we walked around the ship a little bit, bought the last souvenirs before it was time for Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic! Maybe the best show of the week, or maybe just as good as the 2 other shows we saw.
After the show we went right back to our room as it was bed time for all of us while tomorrow we need to be present at breakfast at 7:00am!
Day 4: Bibbidi Bobbidi Sea!
The waves rocked us a sleep last night and so we slept very well. Early in the morning, around 7:30am, we started to get ready for the day.
First stop: Cabanas for a small breakfast. Emily went for pancakes & Mickey waffles, for Danielle and me it was a salmon kind of breakfast with Salmon Egg Benedict and smoke salmon.
We finished our breakfast quickly because at 9am the #1 Duck was our for a meet & greet. Emily loved it, she actually started asking questions about why he was stamping with his feet.
After meeting with Donald Danielle and I got a coffee at Cove Café, the Salted Caramel Coconut Latte which we enjoyed under blankets at Funnel Vision (a outdoor movie theatre) while watching Toy Story.
Soon it was time to head to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a princess make-over for Emily. We didn’t really know what to expect but it exceeded our highest expectations by far. She picked out the Princess Tiana make-over as she didn’t had that dress at home yet. The fairy godmother in training, Emilie from France, was so nice and gentle with our Emily she asked tons of questions and at the end of the 45 minute visit Emily really felt comfortable.
After the make-over was done we had tickets for the princess gathering, one short wait to meet 4 disney princesses. This time we met with, in order of appearance: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and Ariel. Emily was interacting a lot, she showed everyone her glitter nail polish and with Tiana she actually danced in front of a lot of people.
After the princess gathering we went to the Promenade Lounge where we made an elephant mask.
We had a short lunch at Cabanas, ok we sat at Cabanas I got the food from the Duck-Inn Diner but due to the not so great weather we wanted to eat inside.
After lunch it was bedtime for the little princess, she was out in just a couple minutes. While she slept I delivered our gifts for the fish extender to the rooms in our groups and while doing so I explored the ship at the same time.
At 3:30pm everyone was ready to go after their nap and the first stop was Minnie Mouse. While tonight was formal night all characters were dressed up in their nicest outfits.
After Minnie we found Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Donald and Daisy before it was time for dinner. We loved it.
On our way to dinner we got a free cocktail from the Captain’s reception. Dinner was served at Rapunzel’s Royal Table. This is a restaurant with live entertainment as we celebrate her birthday with a surprise party. Rapunzel also came by the table to say hi during dinner.
As usual dinner was delicious, we actually went with 2 appetizers. Danielle has smoked salmon and wild mushroom soup where as I had the smoked salmon combined with knockwurst.
After the show was done there were 3 tables left for a Rapunzel, one was hours. Rapunzel walked by and left a couple children very sad at the table. Our server Mihar came by our table and asked what happened, that was not how it supposed to happen. Within minutes she came by for a picture.
Emily wanted to cheer up the girl which was crying on the table beside us by holding her hands, and so we walked out the restaurant. Funny is that this girl speaks both German and English due to German speaking parents but living in the UK.
After dinner we walked around a little bit and took some pictures without characters and soon it was time for Twice Charmed, a twist on the original Cinderella story. An amazing show, although it was very late Emile clapped, waved and smiled through the show while sitting in my lap.
Around 10pm Emily was in bed and sound a sleep. I went out for a quick late night snack from Pinocchio and soon we were a sleep.