One of the great things about a sea day is that they force you to relax, to a point. Disney cruise line are great at providing a plethora of entertainment for the whole family, either as a family or as adults. Each day on the ship, the kid’s spaces run an open house. A chance for adults to go in to the spaces and take part with their children. This morning was the “Mouseketeer Training”, so after a brunch in Lumiere’s we all went along. The activity took children through the steps on how to be a Mouseketeer. Mickey ears, marching, Disney friends and how to give Mickey a “High Four” Each child was given the opportunity to make their own mini Mickey baton to m a rich with and once they had finished their training, Captain Mickey paid a visit to check their progress and on the completion of his inspection confirmed each and everyone was now a fully qualified Mouseketeer and to mark the event, everyone was given their own Mouseketeer patch to take home along with their mini baton.
Next up was a visit to the Promenade Lounge to take part in yet another Trivia Quiz. This time, Disney Tunes Trivia. It was pretty busy with a lot of people taking the chance to take part in the onboard activities put on by the entertainments team. We may have won this one too! As we were at sea, the pools were pretty busy. We didn’t dare try the Goofy pool but Harry enjoyed the Mickey pool until it had to be closed for cleaning (use your imagination). Luckily, it was the same time as lunch and our time to meet Goofy and Max under the deck 9 gazebo. I struggle to recall how many times I’ve seen Max in a meet and greet so this was a rare opportunity.
The Aloha Luau was due to start at the Oceaneer’s Club at 3 so we said goodbye to Harry and headed down to the Rockin D bar to use the free Bingo card we got early in the week on today’s jackpot. I have to say, we were 4 number away from the win but someone beat us to it. I wasn’t as miffed as I would have been if I’d have paid for the card. That left enough time relax and listen to some live music in the Adult only Quiet Cove pool area before boys time in the Goofy pool asit was considerably quieter than earlier. After a half hour swim it was a quick change ready to visit the Walt Disney Theatre for tonight’s show “Walt Disney: The Dream Goes On”. This was a new show to me and used Disney animated films, live action movies and the themeparksto tell the story of Walt Disney and the Disney Company. It’s nice to see the company creating something that pays homage to Walt on the cruise line in is way. It may have been appreciated more by the real Disney fans but other than a couple of newly written duff songs the show was pretty good.
After a brief stop in Studio Sea for Mickey Mania it was down to Parrot Cay for our Island Dinner. This is another standard Disney menu and has a pretty good selection. It’s would be the last evening meal we would ever eat there as it is soon to be given a makeover during the ship’s dry dock.
After din editors trip down to Rockin Bar D to watch the guest illusionist Scott Pepper. Having recently been voted the number 1 Magician in the UK he had a lot to live up to and to be honest, he really did. He has a main show in the Walt Disney Theatre the following night. Tomorrow we visit our final port of call, Valetta in Malta.