In honor of today’s release of Incredibles 2 (I’m seeing it later tonight), I thought it would be fun to do a Disney themed post today. (I know, I know The Incredibles is Pixar not Disney but you know what I mean). It’s no secret that I LOVE all things Disney and Disney Cruise’s are no exception!
My Disney Cruise back in January was an absolute blast and I can’t wait until my next Disney Cruise this August! I know what you’re thinking, “Two Disney Cruises in one year?!”. I was telling my mom the other day how when we discover something “new” within Disney, we tend to go a bit overboard. Case in point, we visited Disneyland Paris twice in one year and now we’re taking two Disney Cruises within the same year.
What can I say, Disney is my happy place!
Since all of the stateroom doors on the Disney Cruise Line are magnetic, a lot of people like to decorate their doors with Disney themed magnets, dry erase boards, and more! It’s a fun way to add a little pizzazz to your stateroom.
Disney fans never cease to amaze me with their creativity! One of my favorite things to do while I was on my Disney Cruise was to roam the halls on each deck and check out all of the cool decorated stateroom doors. It was so much fun getting to see all of the different ways people expressed their “Disney pride” via magnets and decor on their stateroom doors.
Here are a few tips for decorating YOUR Disney Cruise Line stateroom door:
Back in April when I first learned I was going on a Disney Cruise, the first thing that came to mind was “I can’t wait to do Fish Extenders!”. Fish Extenders are such a fun and unique part of the Disney Cruise Line experience and I was so excited to finally be able to experience it first hand.
What’s a Fish Extender you ask? Fish Extenders are a fun fan-made tradition specific to Disney Cruise Line. Fish Extenders got their name because of the fish shaped hook located outside of every stateroom door on the Disney Cruise ships. Disney Cruise Line employees often use this fish hook as a place to leave excursion tickets, navigators, and other things. Well in 2005, a Disboards.com member named Epcotkilterfan thought it would be a fun way for Disboard members to exchange gifts and spread more Disney magic, thus Fish Extenders were born!
Here’s everything you need to know about Fish Extenders: Continue reading
As some of you may recall, I went on my first ever cruise (to the Bahamas) in November (technically the cruise set sail October 30 but it ended in November so..). Before setting sail on my cruise, I would have never pegged myself as a “cruise person” but I had such a blast that I’m actually in the process of planning another cruise (possibly during the summertime!). One of my favorite things about my cruise (besides getting to explore the Bahamas obviously) definitely had to be all the yummy food! Seriously, there was SO much delicious food and awesome eateries aboard the Carnival Valor. While there are a variety of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner such as Guy’s Burger Joint (which I LOVED), buffets, a 24-hour Pizzeria, 24-hour soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt and 24-hour Room Service (which I HIGHLY suggest you take advance of) that ARE included in the price of your cruise, there are a hand full of restaurants and specialty dinning options that are not included in the cruise price (before setting sail, make sure to familiarize yourself with what is and is not included in the price of your cruise). Since this was my first cruise, and I wanted to try and experience every aspect of cruising, I decided to try out at least one “specialty dining” experience while abroad the Carnival Valor. So, I decided to spend the final night of my cruise (as a sort of last hurrah) dinning at Scarlett’s Steakhouse. Continue reading
Although the weather today isn’t that bad (and it’s not suppose to snow again until Christmas, although I’ll already be in Paris by then), yesterday was one of the coldest days in Chicago in December thus far! At one point yesterday, thanks to the wind, it felt like -15 degrees in parts of the city. In fact, in the 10 minutes it took to shovel the snow in front of my house, my entire hands almost froze completely (and I was wearing THICK gloves!). I’m so happy that it’s going to be in the high 40s/low 50s while I’m in Paris later this week/during the holidays! All this chilly weather instantly brought me back to last month when I was sipping daiquiris and sitting poolside in the Bahamas! If you’ve checked out some of my other cruise posts then you’ll know that during my Carnival cruise, I got to spend two (wonderful) days in Nassau. I spent the first day really exploring and getting to know the island and I spent the second day exploring Atlantis Paradise Island Resort (you can check that out HERE!). Continue reading