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Disney Magic Verandah Stateroom 7618, Category 5B

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Disney Travel

Pictures taken on February 4, 2016. The Disney Magic was about to embark on a 3-night Bahamian cruise out of Port Canaveral, FL. It visited Nassau, The Bahamas, and Disney’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. The following are pictures of a category 5B verandah stateroom. Staterom #7618 is located starboard side, aft. Right where my family likes it. Two decks below Cabanas, pools, and a near constant supply of pizza.   Great room, great location. Also very quiet. Muster station is currently inside Animator’s Palate, which comes in handy when you have a possible man-overboard situation that lasts over an hour, like we did. We certainly felt bad for...

Castaway Cay Cabana #3

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Braces

  Available to the lucky few who grab one are cabanas on Disney Cruise Line’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. The cabanas come loaded with lots of extra goodies in addition to a private, comfy, shaded and secure spot to spend your day. Cabanas come equipped with sunblock, soda, snacks, beach toys, floaties, bike rentals, and snorkel equipment rentals. You also have a personal attendant that will get you whatever you need at the push of a button. The cabanas area is accessible only to those that have these wristbands. A view of the ship from the cabanas beach. Complimentary toys. Private beach to share with other cabana families....

Upper Level Theme Park View Room at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel: Room 1044

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Disney Travel

  One of the room types available to book at Disneyland Resort’s Paradise Pier Hotel is the Upper Level Them Park view. This hotel towers over Disney’s California Adventure park, and these rooms provide fantastic panoramic views. As a bonus, you can view World of Color from your room and you can tune your television into a channel that will pipe in the music from the show. Paradise Pier’s themes is California beach, and it starts right out the gate with these cute vintage surf board room numbers! These rooms get the eastern sun and are bright and sunny throughout the day.   If you would like a quote...

Disney Cruise Line’s Lobster Ravioli

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Disney Travel, Food, Recipes

This lovely dish is served in Enchanted Garden on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. On Fantasy and Dream sailings that offer the “Anyone Can Cook” activity you can watch a DCL chef cook this dish, and then they provide you with a sample (along with a bit of wine to compliment) and the recipe. You can download a PDF of the recipe by clicking here.┬áBon...