Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our MAGICal Disney Cruise Day 4 Part 2: Last night onboard


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Our MAGICal Disney Cruise

Day 1 Navigator
Day 2 Navigator
Day 3 Navigator
Day 4 Navigator

Trip Report:
Day 1 Part 1:  Intro and getting there 
Day1 Part 2: First afternoon on the ship 
Day 1 Part 3: First evening
Day 2 Part 1:  Sea Day
Day 2 Part 2:  Palo and the Ventriloquist
Day 3 Part 1:  Nachi Cocom
Day 3 Part 2:  Cozumel and Pirate Night
Day 4 Part 1:  Last Sea Day

It was almost 2 p.m. and we decided to all meet back up to catch the matinee of the show Dreams.  This show has been ranked the top cruise ship show, so we didn't want to miss it and figured the kids would enjoy it more in the afternoon before they got too tired. Unfortunately, photos are not allowed in the theatre at all.  But, the show did not disappoint.  I was blown away.  By the story line, the sets, the special effects...everything!  If you don't see any other shows, you must see Dreams!

Alyssa fell asleep on me during the show.

The atrium chandelier...

Nana and Alyssa
After the show, we went back to the room to chill for a little while.  At 4 p.m., we dropped the boys back off at the kids club because it was time to prep for Friendship Rocks.  Friendship Rocks is a show that all the kids from the clubs put on in the Walt Disney Theatre.  They only do it on the two classic ships, so we didn't have a chance to see this on our last cruise.  The kids all got free t-shirts that said Friendship Rocks with a photo of the ship.

First, they led in the older kids, ages 7 and up in blue t-shirts.  They did one song as a group.

Next came the 3-6-year-olds in yellow.  We were surprised that Joshua wanted to participate, he usually doesn't like performances.

Then Mickey and Minnie joined the kids onstage for a song.  What a cool sight to see our kids and all the other kids performing with Mickey and Minnie!  This show was one of the highlights of our cruise.  They also showed a slideshow with photos of the kids in the clubs throughout the week.

Nathan after the show--he wanted his picture taken.  Joshua, not so much.

Our last dinner was at Lumiere's.  I had scheduled Alyssa in the nursery one last time during dinner. The menu was mostly seafood.  At dinner, the servers did a Parade of Nations.  I took Joshua to the club during dinner because he wanted to go back.

I picked up Alyssa early from the nursery in order to catch a meeting with Minnie Mouse.  She hadn't met Minnie Mouse yet this entire trip, and since she's such a big fan we had to make that happen.

Nathan wanted to be dropped back off at the Oceaneer Lab.  I took Alyssa back to the room.  One last set of towel animals.

Joshua and Alyssa went to bed.  I picked Nathan up from the Lab and we walked around deck.  This was our last night and we hadn't had any one-on-one time yet.  We got ice cream cones.

The Lion King was playing on funnel vision, but it was getting too cold to watch it for long.  We could tell we were a lot farther north now.

At 10 p.m. was one final character appearance called "Til We Meet Again".  I decided what the heck, it's our last night, we should go.

It was crazy.  If you have small kids, I don't recommend this last character greeting.  It was every single character on the ship, plus some of the performers from the show.  They are only out for 20 minutes, there are no formal lines, just crazy.  Nathan mostly met the show performers since most people were hanging around the major characters.

We did get lucky and got one last photo with Captain Mickey Mouse.

Nathan might be embarrassed that I'm posting this one.
Nathan with the star of the Dreams show.
And that was the end of our cruise.  The next morning, we had an assigned breakfast time of 7:15 a.m.  My daughter threw up on me as we were waiting to disembark.  At least she didn't get sick earlier in the cruise! We got off the ship around 8:30 a.m.

Up next:  A comparison of the Disney Dream vs. the Disney Magic.  Which one do you think we like better???  Take a guess in your comments on the blog or on Facebook.

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