Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pelican Plunge at Castaway Cay

Mmm…ever since they announced the Disney Cruise Line many years ago, I was very excited about it. I'm a huge fan of Disney in general and the Disney Parks/Experience in particular. I have always loved Disneyland since I went as a kid and have had tons of fun taking my own kids a couple of times now. I've been to Disney World a couple of times and absolutely love the immensity and immersive nature of that experience and I hope to take my kids out to Florida before too long.

In addition to my love of Disney, I absolutely love the beach…especially a nice warm sandy beach like those in the Caribbean. Lynette and I went to the Bahamas on our honeymoon and it was fabulous. In various trips to east and west coast and even mountain lakes like Tahoe, I just love relaxing on the warm sand and listening to the water lap on the shore…or paddling around in the surf as it breaks against the sand. It's just awesome.

So, the Disney Cruise Line experience is something I really want to try out. A couple of days in WDW, some time at sea and then some time on a "private" Disney island, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. Sounds wonderful.

Just the other day Lynette suggested we create a "Disney Cruise" account where we'll just keep socking money and whenever we have enough for the trip, that's when we take it. Sounds like a good plan to me.

To help make the fun more enticing, Disney just put out this video showing some additions they're making to add water park style fun to the warm waters on their private island. Just another part of the experience. Good times. :)

Has anybody been on a Disney Cruise?  What did you think?  Did you take kids?  What did they think?


Brian Miller said...

nice. my boys would love it...looks like a lot of fun. we have been cruising before just T and I and it is a blast.

MeganRebekah said...

I've been on a Disney cruise, and some other cruise lines too.

Disney by far is the most family oriented. I don't have kids, but it was impossible to miss how many childrens activities they had lined up. And all cruises offer some sort of daycare program, but again Disney's appeared better than any of the others.

If you like Disney -- the characters, the music, the movies -- you'll appreciate their cruise line!

Romans 12:2 said...

Hey Okie. Sorry I haven't responded to your comment. I've been really busy. Glad you like the post about the parrallels between Daniel's life and Jesus's!

sprinkles said...

I'd just like to go on a cruise whether it's with Disney or not! :) I hope you get to go and that you and your family have a wonderful time!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I'm glad you liked last week's Wordless Wednesday. I thought the painted hands were pretty cool too!

Phoenix said...

I've never been on a Disney cruise but it does look like a lot of fun - and knowing Disney, they always put a huge effort into making everything run very, very smoothly ;)

I'm sure you guys would have a great time!

Unknown said...

Disneyland sure is amazing. I had been there when I was just 8. Then, we were there an year ago.
Though, I have never been on the Cruise line.


Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

Happy Wednesday!

Okie said...

Thanks for all the comments all. I think we'll surely try out a Disney cruise one of these days...possibly in the next couple of years. It just looks like a ton of fun. Couple it with a few days (a week?) in the parks of Florida, and it's a wild and crazy fun family vacation. :)