Disney Fantasy: October 18

The kids actually all slept until 7:15, when we went to Cabana’s to watch the ship pull up to Castaway Cay!

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We quickly got ready to beat the crowd off the boat and to the family beach.  We found a spot and were sitting at the edge of the water collecting shells (just to look!) in no time.  Nolan was so content.  Castaway Cay is the most idyllic, picturesque place I know and the day couldn’t have started off better.  Well, unless I had a working camera… but whatever.

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We enjoyed the family beach, the Pelican Plunge play area and the fish swimming all around us until it was time for lunch.  After making our way to Cookies BBQ we enjoyed a delicious lunch and watched Nolan clap and dance to the music that was playing.

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When we had finished, we took a walk down to the afternoon’s crab race.  Our family was chosen to participate and were rooting for crab #6, whom the girls named “Beauty”.  The staff was pretty sure it was a first for these little crabs! 🙂  She took first place in heat three which led us to the final round, but only took second overall.  She was, however, called the Dolce and Gabana of crabs.  Apparently Beauty was an appropriate name.

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Nolan had an appointment at the nursery in the afternoon, so Kyle took him back to the ship while I checked the girls into Scuttle’s Cove – the children’s play area on the island.

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Things took longer than we had planned so we only had about 40 minutes on Serenity Bay – but it was still worth the effort.  Starfish, fish and rays were easy to see.  It’s still the most beautiful, clear, quiet beach we’ve ever seen – and we’ll definitely have to plan for more time there next trip!

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Dinner at Animator’s Palate was fantastic.  The animation show there is top notch and we all had a blast!  We said goodbye and gave hugs to our team… but only after the girls had received a special goodbye from their BFF, Anthony!

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Apparently while I had been waiting in line for future cruises, he had called to them from an upper deck to stay still.  He rushed downstairs to find them and presented them with “Best Friend” certificates.  Goodness, that boy.  Disney Magic in that one.

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The nighttime show was spectacular, and such a magical way to end our cruise.  “I wish we had seven more days!” said Elise.

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Don’t we all.

Alas, the next day we had to get off the ship.  It’s always the saddest day!

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