Lets Talk about this last Vacation (part 1)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Let me preface this by stating that my overall experience with the Disney Dream was awesome!! I did find some things that were completely different from that of the Disney Wonder.

Let me also say that I feel so stupid!! This whole time on the on the Dream, I kept thinking that I just missed having the TV movies so much (because there is literally NOTHING on TV)…. Until, I spoke with Guest Services about my experience and the apparent differences that I noticed. Well, I am sad to say, that THERE ARE TV movies to watch (YEA!!!!). This whole time I have spent saying to myself, that I truly miss it because there were some times that I just wanted to sit in the room, but I was thinking that was impossible with the lack of TV programming. For future reference, on the TV Remote, click Menu and it brings up a whole list of ONDemand Movies and shows. I am just in awe about the whole thing. Of course, I too am excited that I found it for the next time J

Overall, this is a phenomenal ship that truly is in a class by itself. I can tell that they took some of the little details that worked for the Wonder and the Magic, and engulfed itself with upgrades to those details for the sake of this ship. As you walk on you’re truly taken a back and just want to take in all of the elegant details it offers from the time you step on the ship. I admit that I was not expecting what I got. But I was pleasantly surprised. Again, Disney understood what works and does not work for everyone and found a way to incorporate all of that.

We started out by leaving Bay Lake Tower about 9:00 AM. We arrived about 10:20 AM, and the nice young man suggested that the kids and I get out (and get checked in) while Anthony parks the car. Disney really knows how to treat women and children and understand that the men need to do the obviousJ. Of course, Anthony is easy going, so no worries with him.

The kids get and received our boarding number (which was #11). As we got checked in the awesome guest service lady, scratched out the 11 and wrote in 5 and initialed it. This, of course, giving us an earlier boarding number. (Yea!!).  They took our pictures. After we got checked in it was time to get the kids registered with the kids club. At first glance that line was outrageous, but to my dismay, it went rather swiftly In line a max of 20 minutes (if that). For that is I was thankful J.  After getting everyone checked in we were able to get in line and go through the Mickey portal. We stood in line for our “the pictures”.  After that we proceeded onward, to be announced and applauded by the staff at the entrance. For some reason that just never seems to get old. We then went upstairs to the 5th floor and got Dudie set up and ready to go. I took lots of pics while I was here.

We then went and had lunch at the Enchanted Gardens (mostly because I wanted to see what it looked it). Orginally, I wanted to stay on the 2nd floor to be near this enchanted place, but alas I ended up on the 8th floor. Lunch was great; except I am more of a normal food kind of person (you know chicken burgers, etc). LOL.

After lunch we headed to the room. The room is pretty standard, except that this room was a lot bigger than the ones we would normally stay in. Of course we are on a newer ship and a different ship with a different category. We are normally used to a category 9, but we got a category 8C. For the next one (if it goes through) we will have a category 4C. We will see how that plays out. More on that later.

Here are a few pictures that I took on the way to getting to "The Place" :o)

Until next time :) 


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