Monday, March 14, 2011

Disney Wonder March 6th

March 6th, 2011
Due to firewall ristrections on the Disney Wonder
I could not post this here until I got home.

Today we woke up early and put all our luggage in the truck to head for the Port of Los Angeles to board the Disney Wonder for a magical cruise to the Mexican Riviera!! After hugging our daughter and telling her we will miss her on our cruise we left for the port. The entire drive we were listening to Disney music from the last cruise. DCL had sent us a CD Rom called the Castaway Shoreside Survival Kit. It had music and a screensaver for the computer. This added to the anticipation and excitement! Walt’s Basement traveling ambassadors, Piglet and Duffy kept jumping out of their carry bag to see where we were as we drove.

We got to port around 11 am, well before boarding started. We were giving boarding group 19. Our friends had not arrived yet so we sat down in the terminal to wait, we wanted to board together. We saw Captain Mickey and his gal Minnie in the terminal. We traded pins with some kids while we waited. When our friends came we boarded with the line to board. When we boarded they called out our name and the cast and other guests in the atrium clapped and greeted us warmly.

Next we had lunch at the Parrot Cay Restaurant. They had a wonderful buffet!! We enjoyed a leisurely lunch as they finished getting our room ready for us. We talked and enjoyed ourselves for about an hour.

After lunch we went to our cabin to drop off our carryon luggage. Our cabin is a category 9B on deck 2. We have one large porthole to look out of. The bathroom is split. In one we have a toilet and sink with a large mirror. The other has a tub/shower and sink. This is unique to the Disney Cruise Line ships. It makes it easy for more than one person to get ready at the same time. There is a desk and a couch to relax on.

When we got to our cabin we found that our check in luggage had not arrived in our cabin. We set up what we could and put our Fish Extender and decorated our door! If you don’t know what a Fish Extender is check out the last blog. By that time it was time to go to the mandatory lifeboat drill. So off we went! While standing there waiting for the drill to start we found a unintentional hidden Mickey! Mickey is hiding on the propeller of lifeboat number 16.!

After the lifeboat drill we went back to our room to see if any of our luggage had arrived. Some had come but others not all. We then went to the Sail Away Deck Party at the Goofy Pool. What a crazy time! Loud and fast moving the party got going. It was interesting at the end of the party to see how they uncover the pool. The pool had been covered to make room for a dance floor.

After the party we went to get ready for dinner. Some of our luggage had been placed in our room. We put away what we could and waited for the rest of the luggage. The only piece of luggage that did not come was Scott’s large bag. It came just as we were walking out the door for dinner. Too late for us to change clothes. So we did not get to dress up for dinner.

Our first night we ate at Triton’s. We enjoyed a quiet meal with our friends.. I’ll post later what we ate. After dinner we went to the Walt Disney Theatre for the All Aboard show with Taylor Mason. It was a fun show about sailing on the Disney Cruise. It showed people and Disney characters boarding the ship for a cruise!

After the show we went back to our cabin and found more fun things written on the white board we put on our door. Scott’s last piece of luggage had arrived. Scott grabbed a warmer jacket and we went up to deck 9 to get a drink before going to bed. It was raining and cold outside. We stopped at the Cove Café to sit and relax for a few before going back to our cabin and bed.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tomorrow ~ Disney Wonder and the Mexican Riviera!

Tomorrow we leave on the Disney Wonder on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera! We are excited about our trip and looking forward to many things!

Here is what we are looking forward to doing! We are looking forward to spending time with our friends who are going on the cruise with us. We are looking forward to seeing the ship, the fun shows, Mickey & the Gang and great food. We are looking forward to watching movies in the fantastic theater, swimming and most of all spending time together! What a joy this will be! It has been over 16 years since we have gone on a romantic trip alone. We love our daughter but need time as husband and wife to keep our relationship strong. We are also going to be posting on this blog each day.

We are looking forward to some fun that we are bringing along with us! We joined a DisBoards Fish Extenders group. What's a Fish Extender you ask?? Well it is a set of pockets you make and hang on the fish that is next to your cabin door. Each day a member of the group goes around to the cabins in the group and puts little gifts in the pockets! There are 19 cabins in our group with a total of 53 people! There will be a meet and greet so we get to make some new friends. WB's Traveling Ambassadors, Piglet and Duffy are going with us so we will be showing them around the ship.
We added to the fun with Geocaching. Walt's Basement member Yen Sid geotagged our Basement Traveling Ambassador, Duffy Bear and we tagged Ambassador Piglet. We also tagged ourselves! You can go to and see where we are during this trip and we will continue to carry the tags after we get home. People may see our tags and log in saying they saw us. We will also log in and say were we are. We are hoping that people that get Piglet and Duffy after us will continue the Geocaching fun. All you have to do is make sure people can see the tag when you carry them around. If somebody comes up and asks for the tag number just turn it over and let them write it down. They are just trying to get as many geotag numbers as they can.

Here are the Geocashing tracking numbers for the 4 geotags we will have on the cruise.
TinksPeter (AKA Peter "Sparky" Pan) ~ TB3XAJ7
(This is a patch that can be put on a piece of clothing or carried.)

PansTinkerBell (AKA Tinky) ~ TB42AHR (Amore Teddy tag warn on a laynard.)
Piglet ~ TB43AHY (Amore Teddy tag warn as a neckless.)
Duffy ~ TB42AJC (Amore Teddy tag warn as a neckless.)
 You can see Piglet & Duffy's tags in this pictue.
So follow us on our week long trip to the Mexican Riviera on the Disney Wonder here at this blog and on Piglet's Grand Adventure and Duffy's Travel Log in Walt's Basement as well as seeing where we are on

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