Day 4, whew! It was a big day. I have so much to share; I almost don’t even know where to begin!
I know, I’ll start with breakfast with my husband at Cabanas, the all-you-can-eat-and-then-some buffet offering everything from your favorite cereals and yogurts to bacon, sausage, more bacon, omelets, best-ever hash browns, pancakes, waffles, fruit, fruit, and more fruit, and about a million other nummy things.
A beautiful breakfast called for a beautiful photo opp. Or two. It was seriously windy.
Mickey ears with an elastic chin strap would have been a stellar idea. I even would have fit right in.
By then, the kids were up so we took a quick family selfie on the Atlantic…
… and I headed off to an amazing morning session.
We heard from Thomas Smith, editorial content director at Disney Parks and founder of the Disney Parks Blog.
Next, we saw an advanced screening of LOU, Disney-Pixar’s newest short film directed by Dave Mullins, who personally took us behind-the-scenes to share an intimate look at the creative process behind his heartwarming animation.(Look for LOU ahead of Cars 3 speeding into theaters June 16th!)
We then had the opportunity to learn more about the making of Moana’s character from Amy Smeed, Head of Animation. And let me just say, I’ve heard Amy speak before and she is such an inspiration.
We even watched eight amazing minutes of Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast! Oh, it was so good — I didn’t want it to end! I am literally counting down the days until the film’s release March 17th.
When morning sessions wrapped, we headed back to Tiana’s Place (hello, beignets!). While I soaked up the smooth jazz and southern cooking, my family kept themselves busy with breakfast…
…followed by homework…
…followed by water slides…
…and then a little ping pong.
As I headed into the afternoon session to hear from mother and Good Morning America meteorologist, Ginger Zee, my kids took part in the ultimate cruise pastime…shuffleboard!
(Followed by unlimited servings soft serve. YOLO!)
With a few free hours to enjoy the ship before dinner, I set my taste buds on Two Seasons, Disney Cruise Line’s drink of the day.
Needing that drink in my belly (and in my photos), my husband and I took to D Lounge for a libations with a side of love, but not before recording this video.
But back to libations.
With my Two Seasons (left) and my husband’s Mai Tai (right), I only pretended to drink two drinks at once. Wow, that look is intense. Calm down, girl.
Our view of the ocean was just spectacular, but instead of taking pictures of it, my husband kept taking pictures of me. There are 19 like this. Seriously.
Soon it was time to head on over to beautiful Triton’s for dinner…
…where both kids tried…wait for it…escargot!
WHAT. [Insert surprised emoji here.]
With a few hours before Pirate Night festivities, we headed to our room to get pirate-ready…
…before catching Moana 3D at the Buena Vista Theater!
Ahoy! Soon, it was time for Pirate Night!
Singing, dancing, pirate costumes, and fireworks at sea? YES, PLEASE! Talk about the perfect end to a day at sea. And oh yeah, this guy was waiting for us when we got back.
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