Saturday, April 9, 2011

March 11th, Thursday ~ Disney Wonder ~ Day 2 at Cabo San Lucas Cancled

March 11th , Thursday ~ Disney Wonder
Day 2 at Cabo San Lucas Canceled

We were awakened early by an unusual in room announcement. They shut off the speakers to the rooms so they do not describe the guests when they want quiet. All announcements are piped into the halls and broadcasted on the cabin TV.
The Captain came over the in room speakers to inform us of the earthquake in Japan and the fact that our docking in Cabo San Lucas was delayed while the port authorities cleared a tsunami warning caused by the earthquake. We watched the news on the cabin TV as we dressed for breakfast. We prayed and talked about what we would do today. We did not have a Port Adventure planned but were considering walking around the port again. Several more times the captain came on the speakers to give updates on the earthquake and tsunami warning and finally he informed us that the tsunami warning had not been lifted and we were moving further out to sea and leaving Cabo without going into port. It was time to start the final leg of our trip home. Even if we were cleared right then to dock our time at Cabo would be really short, too short for people to do their Port Adventures or even just do a little shopping. He also informed us that all passengers who had booked Port Adventures had already been refunded for the charges. We were also informed added activities had been added to the days to make up for not getting into Cabo and make sure we were well entertained. They delivered a printout of the added activities to each cabin and made copies available at several places around the ship.
We ate breakfast at our favorite place, Beach Blanket Buffet. We then walked around the ship just looking around and taking pictures. We contacted our friends and asked what they wished to do and if they wanted to join us. They were not feeling well and said they would join us later. We are all a little in shock from the news from Japan. We asked about crew from Japan on the ship and asked they be told people were praying and thinking about them and their friends and family at home.
We finally decided that today would be a quiet day. Scott walked around taking pictures around the ship while I sat by the quiet cove pool worked on catching up on downloading pictures and working on the blogs. (As you can tell I got behind.) We then decided to walk around the ship together taking pictures. We found a “shadow” of the Disney Cruise Logo on a wall. We looked around and saw that the sun was shining through a room from the other side of the ship and out a window on the door. In the window was a etched Disney Cruise Logo! We also decided to spend some time in the pool relaxing. The day went by all too quick and it was time to get ready for dinner and tonight’s show.

Tonight’s show is Disney Dreams. It is a fun story about a young girl who is torn between dreaming and keeping her childhood and growing up. In her dreams Peter Pan comes and shows her that it is ok to dream and that dreaming is important. This show would do well at the Hyperion Theater where Aladdin is now playing. I see where this play is more flexible than others that are on the ship.

After the show we spent time in the Cadillac Lounge watching Fred play piano again with our friends. We left early so we could go for the midnight chocolate buffet in Tritian’s. We arrived early for the buffet and took some pictures around the area, more later on that. What a fun spread of decedent treats! The room was set to the highest elegance! The tables had tux folded napkins, beautiful chocolate fountains and Wonder~ful displays of chocolate tidbits filled rows of tables with servers in full tuxes waiting to serve us our every chocolate dream! WOW!!!

We decided while waiting for the buffet to take pictures around the atrium lobby area. While I was taking pictures on the stairs two couples were coming down the staircase. They stopped and asked what I was taking pictures of. I told them I felt the area was beautiful and classy. The entire ship is elegant. Even with that there is the Disney touch of whimsy. I truly feel that only Disney can combine class and whimsy and make it work so well. One of the men offered to take my picture. After taking my picture they walked away. A few minutes later the man who took my pictures came back to talk to me. He laughed and told me his name is Payton and he is an imaginer for Disney! He designs roller coasters for the parks. We talked for a few more minutes and we thanked him for all the fun he adds to our lives.

After that it was time to take our turn leaving things for the Fish Extender group! Our “day” to give our Fish Extender gifts is tomorrow, Saturday the 12th, but we wanted people to wake up to their little treats. Duffy and Piglet helped us deliver gifts to all the rooms on our list. We ran thought the halls of the ship after midnight covering our mouths to stifle the laughter as we “snuck” up to peoples doors to leave our trinkets in everybody’s Fish Extender! We stopped to take pictures of areas we had not yet seen and we also took pictures of peoples doors with the Fish Extenders. There were people in our Fish Extender group on every deck! What a way to get a “midnight tour” of the ship.
By the time we got back to our cabin from our Fish Extender Expedition it was after 1:30 a.m. and time to catch a little news about Japan. Before we went to bed we spent some time praying for the people of Japan and those visiting there.


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  2. Carolyn, I am Peyton's friend. I chatted with you on the cruise the night of the chocolate buffett. Its been fun reading your description of the cruise. Funny that we had such different experiences! I suppose thats part of the beauty of a Disney cruise. Everyone can have their own, whimsical, wonderful experience. I remember you telling us you lived in Burbank. I work on the Disney studio lot and would love to invite you and your husband to lunch one day on the lot to have a look around if you haven't before. If so reply here and we can work out the details. I love to meet other Disney fans.

  3. We would love to meet you at the studio!! We have been inside once or twice but NEVER had a tour! I'm so sorry it took so long to respond I'm still learning how to find and see comments!!

  4. I'm so glad you saw my post! I was worried you hadn't. I would love for you and your husband to come to the studio for lunch one day. There is so much history on the lot that I'd love to show you. This is where the magic is made! Email me at and we can make a plan! I look forward to it!


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