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Old 10-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #106
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Great new update!

The fireworks at sea are pretty nice and I always look out for other cruise ships nearby - just look for them and I am almost certain there will be one closeby. A friend told me to look for other ships watching "our" fireworks and so far EVERY trip I noticed at least ONE ship!
BUT - I liked Pirate night and Mickey flying from one funnel to the other more than the show on the DREAM. We watched it the first time around, but then didn't bother any more, just went for the fireworks!
And one day I will be able to skip dinner and just indulge in the dessert buffet - one day .........
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #107
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Great new update!

The fireworks at sea are pretty nice and I always look out for other cruise ships nearby - just look for them and I am almost certain there will be one closeby. A friend told me to look for other ships watching "our" fireworks and so far EVERY trip I noticed at least ONE ship!
BUT - I liked Pirate night and Mickey flying from one funnel to the other more than the show on the DREAM. We watched it the first time around, but then didn't bother any more, just went for the fireworks!
And one day I will be able to skip dinner and just indulge in the dessert buffet - one day .........
Hmm, I'll have to look next time to see if we can see another cruise ship out there! They must be jealous that they have to watch the DCL fireworks!
I really wish we weren't so full, and could have at least tried a few things at the Pirate Night buffet!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #108
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Enchanted Garden Breakfast

Meg and I woke up around 8, and got ready for breakfast. I talked her into going to Enchanted Garden. She hadn't wanted to, because she wanted to be "surprised" when we went there on our dinner rotation that night. But I convinced her by saying that if she went during the day, she would see the room in a different way than it would be at night. The flower light fixtures open, and then close at night, and during the day, the walls go from looking like a sunny day outside in a garden, to dark at dinner time.

So, she agreed, and off we went.


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After stopping for that picture, we arrived at the Enchanted Garden.


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I was excited because they have a buffet breakfast there, which I guess is somewhat similar to the buffet at Cabanas, but much less crowded and with servers for everything else, like juice, coffee/tea, etc.

We went up to get a plate of food. Meg got eggs, bacon, home fries, and a Mickey waffle, and a bowl of fruit.


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I got the same thing as Meg, but I got a Krispy Kreme! and a little biscuit.


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Can you tell I was excited about the donut? I took a big bite before remembering to take a picture of it!

Our server, Estewar, came over and did some very cool magic tricks, and napkin designs for us.


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He was very nice, and his magic tricks were great. Breakfast was really good, except for the Mickey waffles. They were pretty hard. When we were leaving, we overheard a guy yelling at a manager about how awful, and hard the waffles were. Really? You need to yell about waffles? When there is a TON of other food to eat? I guess he had his heart set on those waffles!

We looked around the restaurant, before leaving, with Meg snapping more pictures.


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Then, we were off to meet some characters!
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #109
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What a pretty breakfast! Your napkin pictures cracked me up because in college, my BFF use to cater and they'd fold the napkins all fancy for the events. If they had linen napkins when we would go out to eat, she'd always insist on making all the different shapes she learned at work. Although hers weren't nearly as fancy!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #110
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Hi! I caught up over the weekend, but didn't get a chance to post. I'm really enjoying your trip, and your great pics of the Dream! It looks like you had a wonderful time together - especially your mixology class!

The Enchanted Garden looks so beautiful - makes me want to book, just to eat dinner in there! Do the lights change from daylight to stars?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:43 AM   #111
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Breakfast looks great. It was good you talked your DD into it!

Those servers know a lot of fun magic tricks. On our first cruise on the DREAM this summer we had a young couple and she fell for the tricks every time. Cracked the rest of us up.

There is something seriously wrong with Mickey Waffles on the Disney ships I need yet to find a really good one too. Maybe they are just out too long?
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #112
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What a pretty breakfast! Your napkin pictures cracked me up because in college, my BFF use to cater and they'd fold the napkins all fancy for the events. If they had linen napkins when we would go out to eat, she'd always insist on making all the different shapes she learned at work. Although hers weren't nearly as fancy!
The Enchanted Garden was my favorite place of breakfast. And yes, the napkins were pretty cool. Better than the towel animals!

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Hi! I caught up over the weekend, but didn't get a chance to post. I'm really enjoying your trip, and your great pics of the Dream! It looks like you had a wonderful time together - especially your mixology class!
The Enchanted Garden looks so beautiful - makes me want to book, just to eat dinner in there! Do the lights change from daylight to stars?
Glad you're all caught up! The Dream really was so nice. The pictures don't do it justice. And the mixology class was great! Next time, maybe I'll do the champagne one!
The flower lights in the Enchanted Garden close up, and the "sky" went from looking like sunset to dark. Not sure if there were stars. I'll have to pay better attention!


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Breakfast looks great. It was good you talked your DD into it!

Those servers know a lot of fun magic tricks. On our first cruise on the DREAM this summer we had a young couple and she fell for the tricks every time. Cracked the rest of us up.

There is something seriously wrong with Mickey Waffles on the Disney ships I need yet to find a really good one too. Maybe they are just out too long?
I fell for the magic tricks too! I never can figure out how they do them! Which makes me very easy to impress!

Yes, there was a problem with the Mickey waffles, but I was good, since I had the Krispy Kreme donuts instead!
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:11 PM   #113
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Pumpkins and Snowstorms!

Thought we'd throw in a real life update since it IS Disney related.

Meg found some Disney pumpkin carving templates online here. So, she picked one, and got to work.

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It's Jack Skellington!

We are stuck in the house tonite, as we are having a very freak Nor'easter in MA. We rarely get snow in October, and if we DO, it is usually a dusting. But tonite, we are getting over a foot. Luckily, we still have power. A lot of people don't, because there are still many trees with all their leaves and the heavy snow is weighing them down, causing the branches to fall and take out power lines!

Let's hope we don't need to huddle around the table with our newly carved pumpkin for light!
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I love your pumpkin!!! I tried to do Jack a few years ago and it looked nothing like yours (aka not like Jack). But he's the pumpkin king so it's so appropriate!

And you can keep that snow where it is! It's chillier here but nowhere near snow cold... and I like it that way!
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Cool pumpkins! I hope your power stays on, and you keep warm this weekend.
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That's one great pumpkin!!!!!!!! I love those Family Fun templates - they always have the most fun ones!

Hope you still have power!
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I just found your TR and your trip is almost over! Love all of your pics I have to go on a Disney cruise one day - love how you and your daughter are enjoying your together and alone times.
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Loving your TR!! The Dream seems so beautiful and lots of fun!! We are in MA too. We live in central ma and ended up with around a foot of snow. We are still without power. They are saying Thursday, at the earliest! Can't wait for your next update!! Thank goodness for phones that connect to the Internet! Hope your staying warm! It's way too cold!
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Well, needed to find a new TR to read, and came upon yours. What a lucky pick!!! I am enjoying it immensely!

I had never heard of an FE before your report, so I learned something new. What a great way to interact with fellow DISers while on a Disney Cruise - pixie dust all around.

I enjoyed your TR in the parks, and am enjoying your ship TR. I especially like your candor as to your opinions on food, rides, interactions, etc.

Looking forward to reading more...
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I love your pumpkin!!! I tried to do Jack a few years ago and it looked nothing like yours (aka not like Jack). But he's the pumpkin king so it's so appropriate!

And you can keep that snow where it is! It's chillier here but nowhere near snow cold... and I like it that way!
Thanks! Meg did a great job on it. And free templates are always good!
We wound up with a foot of snow! Trick-or-treating was cancelled for lots of towns! How sad is that?!?

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Cool pumpkins! I hope your power stays on, and you keep warm this weekend.
Thanks! We actually lost power for three looonnnngggg days! Very cold, and boring! Luckily we showered at friends' houses, and they had us over for dinner!

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That's one great pumpkin!!!!!!!! I love those Family Fun templates - they always have the most fun ones!

Hope you still have power!
Thanks Karin! Our power is back now. Really makes you appreciate it when you don't have it.
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