On the Wonder Now... Some news

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  1. TheBeadPirate

    TheBeadPirate Button Maker Magician & Blinkie toting Sherpa

    Aug 20, 2006
    A few things to share..

    We met the Dreams Remmy Sommelier (Alex) this trip. He is shadowing Ross and learning the Disneyway. He is a very nice and as you would expect very well versed in the French wines.

    We heard from Officer Joseph that Officer Pierre is over in Germany with the Dream team and that they all had a very special dinner to kick off the work. (those of you who know Pierre know that it takes a lot to impress him).

    Those of you who know and Love Yelena (really Jelena) from the Magic and the Wonder (more recently) will be trading her bar uniforms for one of the white suits on the Dream (I am beginning to think we should stop writing letters at the end of each trip highlighting the staff exelence... Disney takes these seriously and promotes all of the high performers!) :rotfl2:

    We booked another Wonder trip in a few weeks (11/7) onboard... love the FLA rates you know...

    Have I been spacing out or what... When did they put up that 100'+ tall "Palm Tree" (really an antenna I think) on Castaway?... We were sitting in Palo last evening and I swear you can see that thing from 10 miles away. I think Disney may now own the largest landmark in the Bahamas :rotfl:

    More later.... as has been the case for the last 9 months lot's of folks earning thier ears onboard.... almost all of the folks who will be on the Dream are getting a short vacation before they go bring us our new toy... (missing Stanni, Julia, and Nortel this trip :sad2:) so we will see them on the Dream Maiden voyage!

    Off to Palo Brunch!
  2. mom2lillirissa

    mom2lillirissa Earning My Ears

    Sep 23, 2010
    We leave on the Wonder tomorrow, Thurs (when you return). Can you tell me what the movies are and what kind of halloween activities they are doing? We are all very excited for our FIRST cruise on DCL.
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  4. gdulaney

    gdulaney <font color=deeppink>Another Konk Kooler please...

    Sep 5, 2002
    Does she currently work in the Cove Cafe on the Wonder?

    I thought I was the only person to notice. It's HUGE!! :cutie:

  5. KSDisneyDad

    KSDisneyDad DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2002
    I posted a picture of that large palm tree on the Picture of the Day thread after our Labor Day cruise. It went up sometime between March 2010 and early September 2010.


    It's quite hideous, but at least you don't really notice it when on the island itself.
  6. LivingtheWDWdream

    LivingtheWDWdream Dreamin of Disney!

    Nov 20, 2006

    We are also on the Nov 7th Cruise and love FLA rates!!! Come say hi on our Meet thread!
  7. samily

    samily DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2008
    Oh my! :eek:
    Does anyone know what it is for?
  8. TheBeadPirate

    TheBeadPirate Button Maker Magician & Blinkie toting Sherpa

    Aug 20, 2006
    I'm missing one Navigator that I think I already packed. But here's the ones on the others.

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Toy Story 3
    Prince of Persia
    You Again

    Night 2 was Halloween. There's a trick or treat trail from 4-5pm. There's a flyer in your room with the locations. Also a dance party on deck for the kiddos. For adults there's a Costume contest in Wavebands on the same night @ 11pm.

    Yelena is currently in Promenade Lounge, after that I believe Diversions is next on the rotation.

    We were on the May 23 cruise this year and it wasn't there then. So it had to be sometime this summer.

    We just posted. Thanks! Is there an FE exchange or did we miss the cut off? :cutie:

  9. HappyontheLake

    HappyontheLake One cruise down, next one in March 2011

    Oct 6, 2010
    I love Yelena! Can't wait to see her on the Dream!
  10. momssurprise

    momssurprise Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2010
    Hi Lori! I can't believe you get to cruise again before our Christmas cruise. Yay you!

    Sounds like you are having a great time. See ya soon!
  11. son3disfan

    son3disfan DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2006
    For those of you sailing soon on the Wonder again,
    Could I ask a favor?

    There is talk of turning the Conference room on deck 2 midship by the eleveators into a new TWEEN club, like the Magic has (as of December 2010 Disney told me in a letter.). They said it was for 11 to 14 year olds.

    I am hoping that this is still in the works, as we are cruising in March for a 7day MR cruise, and my 12 year old does not want to be a part of the current club (with 6 year olds) . I don't blame him

    If you hear any "info" on this from staff, or see constuction being done I would love to know!!!

    Thanks so much!:thumbsup2
  12. TheBeadPirate

    TheBeadPirate Button Maker Magician & Blinkie toting Sherpa

    Aug 20, 2006
    ... they are using that space extensively for training all of the new folks on the ship (earning thier ears) they have calsses there nearly all day long (happened to be standing by waiting for elevators and watched about three dozen newbies step outside to interact with guests under the watchfull eye of instructors...
  13. AlexandNessa

    AlexandNessa <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

    Jun 14, 2003
    What is my dear Jelena going to be doing on the Dream?! So happy for her and her promotion! Though I will miss her awesome Mojitos. :goodvibes Hope to see her on the Dream in September.

    She made my husband and me a "Magical Family" on the Magic in 2008.
  14. MouseLovinMom

    MouseLovinMom Mouseketeer

    Mar 11, 2008
    The supersized palm tree on Castaway Cay is a cell tower.
  15. noahsmom

    noahsmom 2002 - Poly & Wonder; 2004 - Poly & Wonder; 2006 -

    Mar 20, 2002
    We cruised in August and the big "tree" was not there then. Eek!
    The "tween" group on the Wonder is called Out and About and they don't really have a home base. There is a separate list of activities for them in the navigator and they do activities more suited to that age group. My DS (12) was ok with it, he would have enjoyed it more if there had been a room like Ocean Quest.
  16. dursin

    dursin DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2006
    It's ugly, but if it means that CC is part of my standard coverage area, I'm all for it. :)
  17. son3disfan

    son3disfan DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2006
    When we decided to cruise on the MR, and I realized the it was the Wonder, I sent a letter to CS asking what they are planning to do with the Tweens for 7 days, as out and about was not enough for my sons on our previous three day. 7 would be worse, especially if they are with 6 year olds all week....
    Here is what I got:


    Dear ,

    Thank you for your email.

    Your thoughtfulness in sharing your observations with ways we can
    improve our cruise experience is much appreciated.

    Please be assured that your thoughts will be shared with management.
    Input from our Guests is a valuable tool in determining ways we can make
    their visits more convenient and enjoyable. This is very important to
    us, as we are committed to offering a cruise experience that meets the
    Disney standards of excellence and provides the type of magical vacation
    our Guests have come to expect.

    I do have some good news to share with you. A new Youth Activities area
    called Edge will premier onboard the Disney Wonder in December, 2010.
    The age group for Edge is 'Tweens' 11-13 years old.
    If you have a child who is not quite old enough to participate or just
    past the age cut-off and traveling with other 'tweens' and you would
    like the child to participate in Edge, we recommend that the Guest and
    child meet with the Youth Activities Manager once onboard to find a
    solution that will meet the child's needs.

    During available hours (yet to be determined), children who are 11 - 13
    years of age are able to go in and out of Edge as much as they want. The
    children do not have to 'check-in' or 'check-out' with the counselors
    that will be supervising at all times.

    If you prefer that your child be in secured programming, please feel
    free to discuss this with a counselor once onboard.

    The children do not have to be registered with Youth Activities to
    participate in the Edge activities; however, the counselors will check
    to make sure they are the correct age for the location.

    Please contact us back in December for more details on this area.

    I hope this information has been helpful. If you require further
    assistance in planning your visit, please feel free to contact us.

    We look forward to sailing with you again!


    Reservations Department
    Disney Cruise Line

    So, I was just wondering from you "frequent" Wonder cruisers if they actually started it. Maybe a quick peek in the room!;)
    Guess not. Thanks BeadPirate for the update.
  18. mousemom11

    mousemom11 Wild Women Do Disney and They Don't Regret It!

    Aug 13, 2003
    That's great news about Edge! I'm glad to hear that it will be open when we cruise Alaska next summer.
  19. LKFan

    LKFan DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2009
    I know we discussed this on another thread but I am also anxiously awaiting to hear if they are going to redo the conference center sooner or later.

    When we cruised the Wonder in June, 2010, we were told that it would be converted after the first Alaska run.

    Since we're cruising with an 11 year old in February, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your letter is more accurate than what were told in June.
  20. kathymike

    kathymike Mouseketeer

    Mar 17, 2004
    I we are sailing on the 4th and excited to see secretariat :happytv:
  21. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

    Nov 14, 2007
    That is great news about the Edge- we never look at the Wonder because I know my one son would be very upset there wasn't an equivalent area to Ocean Quest. Thanks!

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