Friday, December 9, 2016

More Great Spaces for Kids on the Disney Wonder!

On the Disney Wonder, one of the biggest updates on the ship was the kids' spaces--Oceaneer's Club, Oceaneer's Lab, It's a Small World Nursery and the Edge. I focused on the Club and Lab last week, so we're looking at the nursery, the Edge and some photos from the Vibe.

It's a Small World Nursery is for the littlest cruisers ages 6 months to 3. They have a beautiful space with bright colors in the play area and soothing cool colors in the sleeping/napping space. With a limited number of babies and toddlers allowed in this area and reservations required, the nursery uses its space well.

While the nursery does have a fee (currently $9/hour), the ratio of adult to child is very low and gives little ones a chance to play or nap while parents enjoy dinner at Palo or a massage!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Amazing New Kids' Spaces on the Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder's recent updates included some of the most amazing updates in the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab. Walking into these spaces is just breath -taking! Where the old Lab and Club were dark, the new spaces have so much light and so much to do. With a new inner hallway that connects the two, now kids can more easily go between the two to do whatever fun activity they want to do!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Review of the New Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder

Along with another Wishdrawals agent, Kasey Diep, I had the opportunity to sail on the Disney Wonder November 14-18. One of the things I was most excited to see was the new Tiana's Place restaurant.

Tiana's Place replaced Parrot Cay Restaurant on the Wonder. While the food in Parrot Cay was good, the decor was dated and the servers' costumes were rather unattractive. These are photos from the Panama Canal cruise in 2015.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wondering About the Disney Wonder...or Why I'm Too Excited to Sleep!

I'm writing today from the Atlanta airport as I am on my way to Houston where I'll take a bus to Galveston, TX, this evening.

Tomorrow morning I will board the re-imagined Disney Wonder...and I'm crazy excited! I was too excited to sleep, and I'm currently working on 3 hours of sleep!

Disney Fantasy at Castaway Cay

I'm often asked which Disney ship is my favorite, and honestly, it's hard to choose! I've sailed on all four and enjoyed each of them for different reasons.

The Fantasy was our first Disney cruise experience and started our love of Disney cruising. The Fantasy is just amazing! It's huge and has tons of cabin options and high-tech upgrades in Animator's Palate and in the cabins.

There is so much to do, too--AquaDuck, mini-golf, Midship Detective Agency, beautiful spa, large Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique and lots of great adult spaces! But it's also huge and the pools can feel overcrowded. Kids sometimes make a friend in the club and never see them again!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Top 10 Character Interactions NOT to Miss at Disney World!

Everyone loves to go to Disney World and meet the characters, but maybe you want to know who has the best character interaction! Our agents weighed in, and here's our top 10 list:

10.  Characters at Special Party events

If you attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, you will find an array of special character greetings many that can’t be found at any other time of the year:  princesses with their princes, special costumes, all seven dwarfs and so many more, but one of our favorite special event characters are Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Friday, November 4, 2016

My "Not So Merry" Christmas Party...And Why I Would Do It Again!

(This blog originally posted in 2014, but with since it's time for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party upon us, it's fun to repost and share one agent's experience with it!)

What could be more magical than celebrating the Christmas season at a special party at the Magic Kingdom? Nothing, right? From the snow on Main Street, the special Christmas themed parade, free hot cocoa and cookies given out around the park, special event only entertainment, and arguably the most impressive fireworks display all year makes it is a pretty fantastic event. This party is well worth the ticket price.

And we had a terrible time. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dining Review: Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

On my family's trip last month, we planned to try some new restaurants. Well, new to us restaurants! We have some of our favorites, and it was really hard to not go back to those.

On a whim, we booked Captain's Grill at Disney's Yacht Club. I didn't know anything about it. I had never eaten there, and in almost four years as a Disney vacation planner, I have never booked a client there.