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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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