(Friday, February 28, 2014)
Friday morning we woke to our first cloudy day since our trip began. Thankfully it was still dry as today was our day at Castaway Cay (pronounced Castaway ‘Key’), Disney’s private island. After breakfast we prepared for a day of beach fun! I’ve heard a lot about this beautiful island and was excited to see and experience for myself!
We popped back to the room to get our beach stuff and Hannah took the opportunity to hide on Miss Gisele so she came in and found her. I love that my clever little girl still thinks she’s ‘hiding’ when she’s under the covers. So sweet!
Go Hannah! Go Hannah!!
Our ship from the top of Pelican’s Plunge. I still love the look of the Disney ships!
We decided to head to Cookies to enjoy a BBQ lunch and hope that the rain would pass. Lunch was delicious but the rain continued so we, like many others, chose to return to the ship. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to return to Castaway Cay someday and enjoy all that it has to offer!
This was one time that there was longer lines to board the ship but it only made sense as hundreds of people decided to board at the same time. After we’d been in line for a few minutes Hannah told me she had to go to the washroom so we left the line and quickly headed towards some buildings I could see close by. Unfortunately when we got there there weren’t any washrooms. Uh oh! One of the crew members took a look at Hannah’s little potty dance and quickly ushered us up the gangplank reserved for crew members only. After scanning our Key to the World cards we went through security and the kind crew member ushered us to the nearest washroom. Thank you!!
As we were in the washroom I could hear Cruise Director Clayton announcing a number of changes they were making on the spur of the moment to accommodate the extra passengers onboard. ‘Frozen’ would play in the main theatre (yes, we were tempted!) and characters would be appearing around the ship greeting guests.
Hannah and I were walking to our stateroom when suddenly Goofy was there with nobody but his companion with him. Hannah was thrilled as Goofy is her favourite character!! He immediately began interacting with her as you can see here. A wonderful moment for sure!!
Yes, these are the moments that make our Disney time so special and truly they happen often to us and to others! It’s these little, unexpected moments that cause me to fall in love with Disney over and over again!