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Pluto Comes Into His Own

All That is Left is PP

Poor Pluto. Poor Pluto Pup. That’s right, his last name is Pup. Not “Mouse” which you would think was the case because Pluto is a part of Mickey Mouse’s family. And with Mickey being gone with others of the Disney characters going with him, all that is left if PP.

A Less than Perfect Leader

Somehow the expectation is that Pluto will take over the duties of the Mickey Mouse fam to make sure everything is running well. Mickey is too depressed to work because of the way that the Coronavirus has hit his world. This end of the cruise ship and Disneyland sales, makes him less than perfect for taking action as a leader.

Head of Press

0fficially a mixed-breed dog, Pluto made his debut as a bloodhound in Mickey Mouse cartoons starting in 1930. So yes, Pluto looks pretty darn good for being age 90. At a time in his life chronologically when this canine may have hoped for a nice retirement, he is now unofficially-officially the voice of Disney press.

Where Did Mickey Go?

Moving Further Away from Us

Even though there is still a lot of Disney to go around for fans, there is a way that we feel Mickey has deserted us. Just yesterday here in New York we got the news that “Frozen” on Broadway was closing due to the Coronavirus. Every day it feels like Mickey is moving further and further away from us.

Author Shares with His Community

As a Disneyite, I need my fix of Mickey now and then, but in many ways all things Disney are dimming. This will pass of course. For example, the Broadway hit “Hamilton” will be streaming soon on the Disney Plus. The author of “Hamilton” grew up just down the street from us an occasionally shows up in the community sharing something artistic such as movies or watching the local kids dancing.

Withdrawal

Although we love Lin-Manuel Miranda and are looking forward to seeing the cinematic take on his amazing story with contemporary music, we still need more as Disneyites. As we’ve discussed the lack of Disney cruises available is the cornerstone of our Disneyite needs. With the cruise we are able to immerse ourselves in the Mickey/Disney experience. Losing that has caused a kind of feeling of withdrawal. Mickey, com back Mickey!

A Disneyite Trapped by a Major Crisis

Cruises Shut Down

I am a Disneyite who is trapped in a major crisis. The crisis is the same one we are all in which is the Coronavirus. I can’t do the regular things that I would be able to do if it were not for COVID-19. For example, I had planned to go on a Disney Cruise in the not so far off timeframe. But the Disney Cruise and other cruises had been shut down.

Experiences Expunged

I wanted to go to Disneyworld, but that too had been closed. Oh how I yearned to see the Disney castle in person with its fireworks. No go. The experiential offering had also been closed.

The Last Resort (Pun Intended)

So what was I to do with no Mickey? I did what any Disney fan would do in my situation which was to record my sadness over not being able to be close to my dream. My salvation? The writing of this post in honor of cruises and theme parks that had lifted my spirits in the past. Writing what you are reading right now  somehow makes me feel just a little bit more close to Walt.

The Ears and the Castle

A Return

Hello all Disneyites. We hope your Disneyite life has been going well. We apologize for not being around for a while. We’ve been busy having Disneyite adventures. More on that later.

Some Disneyite Thoughts

We’ve been mulling over what it means to be a Disneyite and as per the photograph we believe much of what being a Disneyite has to do with is the ears and the castle. We’re fans of both. Mickey Mouse was Mr. Disney’s first character. And the castle, according to my grandfather, was the key image used in the old Disney program.

What are YOUR Insights?

We’d love to hear from you!

The Disney Wish a New Addition

New Stern Art

Disney is known for many wonderful things, the latest of which is a new addition to their cruise ship ensemble. The name of the vessel is “Disney Wish.” It will be a little larger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. Also, there will be the ability to go to the stern and look down at the art that will be found there.

Extra Decks

The atrium is influenced by a princess of beauty from a fairy tale. Unlike prior ships, the stairs will rise to the first floor and the second floor. Making the ship larger with the addition of a couple of extra decks. The ship will set sail on January 2022.

An Imagineer

Disney is also creating a new island attraction known as Lighthouse Point. With all the ships running, the island called Castaway Cay does not have enough space to host them all. So it makes sense to have another island to take the overflow. Imagineer Joe Rohde is heading up the development of the island. One of the big additions of the new island is that there will be a long zip line.

Tips for Interacting with Characters on the Disney Cruise

Hi Disneyites! Today we are talking about tips for interacting with Disney Cruise characters. So let’s get started.

AUTOGRAPH BOOK OR SOMETHING TO GET AUTOGRAPHS ON: you need this because if you want to keep the memories alive  you can use an autograph book or something to get an autograph on like a pillowcase, a notebook or anything else you can think of.

GET THE NAVIGATOR APP: this app says what time things are. It can be used for finding out when there are character meet and greets, seeing when there are activities/parties and you can even chat on the app with the people in your room.

SIGN UP FOR THE PRINCESS GATHERING EARLY: If you sign up for the Princess Gathering you’ll be able to meet four princesses. Even though the Princess Gathering requires an extra fee, it’s worth it. You get to meet the princesses without having to wait that long.

Aye aye Disneyites!

 

Food Tips and Tricks on the Disney Cruise


Ahoy Disneyites! Today we are going to talk about tips and tricks on the Disney Cruise. Hope you enjoy.

FINDING A GOOD PLACE TO EAT BREAKFAST: it’s hard to find a good place to eat breakfast on your first full day on the Disney Cruise. Most people go to Cabanas, but and my family and I go to Enchanted Garden on the second floor of the Disney Dream and I think all of the other cruise ships as well.

GETTING BANANA AND STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM: one thing I found out from going on a Disney Cruise twice is that only on the first  day you don’t get strawberry and banana ice cream. Only chocolate and vanilla.

GETTING DRINKS 24 HOURS A DAY: if you don’t know much about the Disney Cruise, then you probably don’t know that on the pool deck they have a 24 hour drink fountain.

ROOM SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY: I’ve only used room service once on the Disney Cruise and plan to do more in the future because there is great food available. I recommend the Key Lime Pie! My family and I finished it under three minutes.

BUT BEST OF ALL THE FOOD IS INCLUDED! Please remember to tip.

Until next time, goodbye Disneyites!

5 Things to Bring on Your First Disney Cruise

Hey Disneyites, I have 5 things to bring on your first Disney Cruise. Hope you enjoy. Have a magical day.

DAY BAG: the reason you need this is because your other luggage will not come to your stateroom until around 2pm. And you will need your bathing suit, phone and more.

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE: you need this because on the pool deck they have a soda dispenser. At the soda dispenser they have tea, water, soda and more.

SEA SICKNESS MEDICATION: you need this because you don’t know whether or not you’ll get seasick. Although I have not had need for them, some medications I’ve heard about include Gin Gins, Dramamine and finally peppermint and ginger essential oils behind your ears.

LANYARD: you’re going to need this because on your first Disney Cruise they don’t provide one. If you want a Disney themed lanyard or any design on it you can buy them on Etsy, Amazon or Five Below.

DOOR MAGNETS:  you’ll need this because if you want to be festive and have the Disney spirit door magnets are the quickest way to it. Some places you can find the magnets at include Etsy, Amazon or on the Disney Cruise itself.

Sea (pun intended) you real soon.