Sander, Daniëlle & EmilyOur Family life...

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Day 11: Animal Kingdom and more…

Another cold morning on our vacation Airbnb. Sander needs to figure out how the thermostat is working because waking up with 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 Celsius) isn’t comfortable…

Just 10 minutes a reprogrammed the thermostat and the place is warming up already, target 70F (21C)!

Another 20 minutes later Sander showered, got Emily dressed and did her hair by the best of his abilities. Next stop Target for something for breakfast and to stock up on Toilet-paper! With a non-fat flat white in their hands they got back home.

Emily her hair got redone and we were all on our way to Animal Kingdom. First stop was a meet & great with Mickey & Minne Mouse at the Adventure Outpost. They were so excited, and Emily loved it.

Shortly after it was time for our lunch at the Tuskerhouse, a character dining experience. We met Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goody and Mickey Mouse while eating African inspired food from the buffet. Was it worth it? For the food no, for the experience with the characters I think yes as they visit while you are having your lunch.

Since it was really cold we decided to only do one more ride as we had a Fastpass for it, the Na’vi River Journey in Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Around 2:30pm we got back to a 77F (25F) hot Airbnb, so we overshoot the target by just 7 degrees F and Sander needed to study the Thermostat a bit more.

Only minutes later the apartment was cooling down and Emily was in her bed sleeping holding Forky tightly making sure he didn’t jump into a trash can.

After she woke up we left to the Mall at Millenia where we visit the Lily Pulitzer store. Here Emily got her own fitting room, pretty amazing experience for a 4-year old. She changed herself, asked for another size and decided she wanted that new PJs.

After Milkshakes from Johnny Rockets for the ladies and a Firehouse Sub for Sander we decided to go back to our Airbnb at a perfect 70F, good job Sander!

But then there was traffic, our GPS routed us differently and we literally passed the Premium Outlets. In this outlets there is a Disney Outlet, called Character Warehouse. So that was a no-brainer, park get out as quickly as possible and find that store!

Score: A Giggle McDimples (4,99$ was 19,99$) a Disney Cruise Line best (14,99$ was 39,99$) and a T-Shirt (12,99$ was 29,99$) for Emily and a new iPhone cover for Danielle (7,99$ was 24,99$).

From there we drove back and by 9:15pm Emily was in bed with Forky, Giggle McDimples and Duffy!

After finishing of the blog we call it a day too!

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Day 3: Boca Raton, FL – Port of Miami, FL

The jetleg this morning was het little better than yesterday but we still woke up pretty early. After Sander got us some breakfast from a close by Starbucks we packed all our stuff together and checked out of this hotel.

After we got some gas we were on our way to Miami, the Port of Miami to be exact. It was about an hour drive over the I95 followed by the I395 in the direction of South Beach. There was lots of traffic but we took the express lanes which was a lot faster. After we drove through the tunnel close to the Port we saw the Disney Magic.

We parked our car in parking garage C right on the other side of the street of terminal C. So it was like a 15 second walk from the garage to the terminal. Very convenient.

After we went through security we took pictures with both Mickey and Minnie and after that our boarding group (number 4) was called so it was our turn to board the ship.

We walked around a little bit and decided to get lunch at Lumieres. Here we saw Mizar, he was one of the service we had on our last cruise on the Disney Magic.

Next stop was the Kids Clubs. We registered Emily and took a look around and guess who came to visit….. Rapunzel and Tiana. They played games drew nice pictures. We walked around the pool deck and enjoyed the nice Florida weather.

At 1:30 pm we were able to go to our stateroom to get rid of our backpacks and a little later we decided to take a short nap before the mandatory safety drill started followed by the Sail-a-wave party a deck 9 which was so much fun.

Tonight we had dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table where we celebrated her Birthday. After dinner we went shopping, took some pictures and went back to our stateroom because we were all so tire.

Tomorrow will be our first port-of-Call of this cruise and it will be Key West and we’re really looking forward to it.

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