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wdw1972
01-15-2006, 07:03 PM
TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2006:

Who: Sue (47), DVC Member
SB (48), Sexy Boyfriend

Plan: Castaway Cay

Actual: I was up around 7 again, just after sunrise when the sunlight brightened up the stateroom. I expected him to sleep in, but he was awake and wanted to get up by the time I’d brushed my teeth. So much for puttering around on my own while he sleeps, lol! We were pulling in to Castaway Cay, and it looked like another gorgeous day! I ran up to the beverage station to make my cappuccino, then returned to the stateroom and finished yesterday’s report while he showered & got ready.

Around 8:30 or so we went upstairs for breakfast at Beach Blanket Buffet. The food on the buffet is basically the same each day, with just a couple of exceptions. We ate outside again, and noticed big dark clouds that caused it to drizzle slightly at times. Eventually they cleared though, and the day was gorgeous!

After eating we disembarked the ship with no wait at all, and rode the tram over to the beach. We decided to stay at the end of family beach, down by the Head’s Up Bar. It was very peaceful there, even later when more people came. I don’t recall there being any kids near us at all! When the bar opened we walked over there and got a beer for SB and a Snowflake for me. The Snowflake was the drink of the day, and was delicious – coconut cream, pineapple juice, rum & rainbow sprinkles). We both dozed off a bit and when we woke up it was time for lunch at Cookies’ BBQ. I had half of a hot dog, corn on the cob, and of course a giant cookie. He had a burger, ribs, corn, and some salads. Everything tasted really good, and we had no wait at all to get our food or find a table. We went back to our lounge chairs for another hour or so after lunch, then caught the tram back to the ship.

We sat on the verandah briefly, I updated the report, then I decided to go walk a mile on deck 4 while he was watching tv. We watched General Hospital, then I wandered around a bit while he showered. We went out to deck 4 to watch them load everything onto the ship, toss the ropes, and sail away. At that point it was time for the Castaway Club reception, which was held in WaveBands. There was a pretty good turn out, and the drinks & food were great. They no longer had the chicken tenders, but did have coconut jumbo shrimp, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, cold canapés, fruit, jalapeno poppers and some sort of little quiche. Captain Henry addressed the crowd, and we were out of there about 5:45.

We headed up to deck 5 to the movie theater and saw Sky High – cute movie, but not something we would have paid to see at home. We had a little time to hang out in the stateroom before dinner, and I called room service to see if we could get an entrée from the restaurant menu delivered to the stateroom. On HAL this is permitted, but not on Disney. So, I changed into a dress and we went down to our dinner seating (not hungry at all) at 8:30.

We were surprised to see our table set for only 2, and the server explained the other couple had moved to early seating. We were thrilled to end up with our own table. SB had the crab cake, gumbo soup and snapper. I ordered the pineapple and snapper. Everything was good except the gumbo, although nothing was really outstanding. I think I may skip this dinner if I do any future Disney cruises. We left before dessert, which means we missed the wait for the limbo dance they do. That’s not really my thing, and I knew he wouldn’t mind missing it either. We went back to the stateroom and watched the fireworks from our verandah – a perfect view.

Jennifer48
01-19-2006, 10:13 AM
I can't wait for Castaway Cay day! :sunny:

I love how you always catch your soap! LOL

wdw1972
01-19-2006, 06:11 PM
I can't wait for Castaway Cay day! :sunny:

I love how you always catch your soap! LOL

I was saddened to hear the people on the next cruise missed Castaway Cay due to the winds/weather. It really is a nice beach day - luckily I've never had to miss it on my DCL cruises.

Gen'l Hospital is something I've watched since high school, although I'll admit I don't pay real close attention to it. Hey, it's a soap...anything interesting will be strung out over days of episodes, lol!

TCB in FLA
01-19-2006, 08:56 PM
Your reports have gotten me excited about our journey next week.

Quick questions: which restaurant were you in?

wdw1972
01-20-2006, 06:06 PM
Your reports have gotten me excited about our journey next week.

Quick questions: which restaurant were you in?

Thanks! We were at the 8:30 - Parrot Cay (we skipped this for Palo), Triton's, Triton's, & Animator's Palate.

4theloveofdisney
01-21-2006, 12:35 AM
:earsgirl: TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2006:

Who: Sue (47), DVC Member
SB (48), Sexy Boyfriend

Plan: Castaway Cay

<snip> I think I may skip this dinner if I do any future Disney cruises. We left before dessert, which means we missed the wait for the limbo dance they do. That’s not really my thing, and I knew he wouldn’t mind missing it either. We went back to the stateroom and watched the fireworks from our verandah – a perfect view.

Hi Sue! :wave2:

As usual, loved your TR! We are on the Wonder 1/29 and can't wait!!! I haven't heard about fireworks and I thought I had read everything there is to read - lol! :earboy2: What fireworks? On CC??

TIA!

P.S. Robin from AOL Disney Boards here! :goodvibes

wdw1972
01-22-2006, 01:16 PM
On Pirate night the Disney ships shoot fireworks off from above deck 10 (part of deck 10 will be closed off). They're usually shot towards the starboard side, so unless the winds are causing that to change you'd have a perfect view from your verandah on that side of the ship (that's what we did). Like any deck party, it gets really crowded up on decks 9 & 10 during the event. They're actually a pretty decent fireworks display too, nothing like Wishes of course, but more than the few bursts they do at Pleasure Island nightly.

Have a great cruise...wish we were going again!

mandymouse
01-22-2006, 01:53 PM
What a lovely day at Castaway Cay, I really hope we get there next year :)

4theloveofdisney
01-23-2006, 07:37 PM
On Pirate night the Disney ships shoot fireworks off from above deck 10 (part of deck 10 will be closed off). They're usually shot towards the starboard side, so unless the winds are causing that to change you'd have a perfect view from your verandah on that side of the ship (that's what we did). Like any deck party, it gets really crowded up on decks 9 & 10 during the event. They're actually a pretty decent fireworks display too, nothing like Wishes of course, but more than the few bursts they do at Pleasure Island nightly.

Have a great cruise...wish we were going again!

Thanks so much for the info! I can't wait!!!!!!! Pooh - just looked to see and we are on port. At least we know! Thanks again!