Mouths agape at the shock of finding our adorable little pirates on Lifestyle Picture Night (note to self: better planning next time), we headed back up to the stateroom to clean up. It didnt take all that long, and we found a new little friend hanging out waiting for us. After our photo shoot, we headed down to the Walt Disney Theater to snag some seats for The Golden Mickeys. As we approached we noticed we were too early for the paparazzi. Hm. Its unusual for us to be early for anything! We walked in on the left side entrance and saw the theater was only sparsely populated. Nice. We could even be in the front row if we wanted. Then I saw the small group of kids sitting in the front far left and remembered the dwarves!!!! This is the show you want to get to early if you have kids cause they use little volunteers as part of the show! I quickly counted the kids down there, SIX! They have room for one more. We hightailed it down there and plopped down right next to the group. Before too long, the CM gathered up the children to go backstage and as he did I approached and inquired if he already had all the dwarves selected for tonights show. He said he did indeed, and I counted again. One, two, three, four, five, SIX. Are there not SEVEN dwarves? Humph. They scurried off and left me there to sulk, too late again. (Nah, I didnt sulk but I sure didnt get why only six. I would figure it out later.) Meanwhile the pre-show began and Ron went up to deck 9 for the drink run. It took him quite a while, he barely got back before the show started. I found out it was because for some reason they had CMs staffing the drink station and would not allow you to serve yourself. I dont know why they sometimes decide to do this, both on the island and on CC, but its a little frustrating as I like my tea with a certain amount of ice. And since you have to queue up to wait for service it takes quite a while. By far this is the most frustrating thing I encountered on DCL, and I guess if thats the worst it gets I dont have much to complain about, do I? Too cute to be a dwarf anyway: Anyway Ron made it back and we enjoyed the show immensely as always. When the highly anticipated Snow White scene began and the parade of adorable little dwarves marched out, I finally discovered why they only select six extras. Seems the real Dopey leads the parade. Ah ha! After the show we trekked back upstairs again to change into more comfortable clothes for the Pirate Party. But first a photo shoot on the verandah: On our first cruise, the kids were too tuckered out and passed out dead asleep before the deck party. We heard the fireworks go off from our stateroom and swore we would not miss it next time. So up the stairs we headed in our semi-pirate regalia. Grabbed the drink glasses and switched them out at the oh-so-convenient bar outside of BBB. I chose the colada-margarita swirl, and after a few sips determined I got stuck with a virgin. Ron said he would go back and switch it but by this time we were out on deck amongst the masses and throngs of pirates and wenches so I decided it was fine, as it still tasted good. The party was in full swing and we headed out to find ourselves a spot on deck. It had been raining earlier in the evening and Captain Tom had made announcements that he would try very hard to find a calm area so that the party could go off. He succeeded after only a short delay (which worked out to our advantage since we crammed so much activity into our evening). The decks were a little wet and it was pretty windy but that didnt stop anyone from having a great time: Love how this guy accessorized: My little pirates: After the giant mouse sailed in to save the day, fireworks rained over the boat. It was great fun. After the show in the sky the party continued on deck with more dancing. Time for the buffet! It was huge, lined up along the Port edge of the ship. We joined the line at the forward end, which brought us to the desserts first. It all looked gorgeous, and I probably grabbed one of everything. Ice sculpture, bac pic sorry: After the dessert table, we hit the main food table, but most of the savory eats were fairly well depleted. I know there was some sort of beef being carved, what looked like it used to have been a fajita bar, lots of rice and bread. Thats all I remember. My plate was loaded with desserts. We grabbed more drinks (this time the drink station was self serve) and battled the gale winds with our full hands back towards the stateroom to relax. On the way we saw the empty Mickey pool, more resembling a wave pool! Once back in our room we changed into PJs and sprawled out in our beds with our towering dessert plates to relax. Unfortunately most of the desserts looked better than they tasted. But we filled our tummies and spent a little time watching Savannahs favorite TV channel: The 11 show (its on channel 11) Off to a good nights sleep, for tomorrow is our day on the island paradise of Castaway Cay!