Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Disney Dream Cruise

The day after our gator tour, we boarded the Disney Dream cruise ship.  It was definitely a sight to behold!  Disney never ceases to blow me away.  Since this was Jared & I’s first time on a cruise, we really had no idea what to expect, and we were not disappointed.  Our niece came along with our girls much of the time - three little peas in a pod - they had so much fun.  fyi - Gabe was in Idaho with my mom & dad which was a back-and-forth decision leading up to the trip, but as much as we missed him, we decided to make this all about our girls and give them our full attention.  I can’t thank my parents enough for accommodating our little guy and for allowing us this opportunity to be with Jared’s family and our girls.    

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Checking in... 

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Deck 11 was the place to be the majority of the time - swimming pools, The Aquaduck (an amazing water coaster that carries you over the side of the ship & back), AND the food, of course.  The sail-away party was FULL of dancing, singing, swimming, and games with Mickey’s crew.   

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The Oceaneer Club was a children’s activity center - Kid’s Only - where adults could leave their children with an ample supply of child-care counselors.  We attended the open house the first day, and wow, it was the perfect place to take our girls while Jared & I had some alone time here ’n there.  

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Pixie Hollow (AnnMarie’s favorite place) inside the Oceaneer Club:

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This is a kid’s cafeteria (inside the Oceaneer Club, too) where the counselors served meals and baked different goodies with children throughout the day.  The security procedures were unbelievable.  Check-in to check-out included password identification, wristband screening, & photo id. 

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A few walls in the halls. :)

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Our room keeper surprised us every night with a different towel creation.  So funny!  

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We attended a Broadway-caliber show each night in the Walt Disney theatre; it reminded me of a 1930s Hollywood style theatre (rich golden & red hues throughout - so pretty).  We LOVED "The Golden Mickeys” which was basically an awards ceremony where different Disney characters were nominated for heroism, romance, etc.  

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As I finally sort through these pictures, I’m so grateful for this magical experience we had.  I’m looking forward to posting more pictures again soon.  :)  

2 comments:

Steph Thomas said...

Uh oh....I heard a lady say just last week when we were talking about cruises that you should never go on the Disney cruise first because it is SOO good that you will like any of the others:) Your standard will be too high:) I heard about that kids place and man, that is incredibly awesome!
So awesome that your parents watching Gabe for you. So fun

Stacy Jackson said...

These pictures looked like you all had SO much fun. Probably not as fun as Grandpa and I had tending Gabe!