Trip Report: January 9, 2019 Galveston to San Juan on the Disney Wonder – Day 3
If you remember, I ordered bacon, eggs, fruit and pancakes for 5. It was SOOO much food!
We had princess to meet this morning! My daughter and I went to the princess meet and greet first. It includes Cinderella, Arial, Tiana and Belle. We then went to the Frozen gathering. When we were on the Dream last year, it was Elsa and Anna. This year, it was only Anna. Apparently Elsa was stuck in her ice castle all week (also known as sick). My little one was very disappointed, but she she was still excited to meet Anna. They boys wanted to go to Oceaneer club for Spider Man’s Web Warriors 101, so my husband took them and got a few minutes alone.
After the princesses, we met up with my husband and went up to the concierge lounge. Our middle child had lost his Stitch keychain at dinner last night, so we went to see if they could track it down for us. I got a mocha (that coffee machine in the lounge is AMAZING!) My husband got some hot tea and our daughter had chocolate milk and fruit. We went for a walk around the ship, and then we dropped her off at Oceaneer club so she could Doc McStuffins Pet Hospital. I really wish they took pictures in the club. I would have loved to see her participate in this. She still talks about it! And our boys still talk about all the superhero training they got to do!
Since we were randomly kid free, we went to the spa to use the rainforest pass I had purchased. It was ok. We were glad we only bought a day pass. It was kind of busy, we had to wait for a lounge chair, and then we felt guilty when other people came in. I’m glad we tried it, but we probably won’t do it again.
Since we were still kid free, we went to the Disney Vacation Club seminar because we were curious. They were also giving away a $200 stateroom credit. We didn’t win. But they did give everyone a $25 stateroom credit so that was nice! We went and picked our kids up. None of them ate lunch while there because we didn’t tell them too! So we headed up to concierge and all had lunch. Sandwiches, salad and fruit. We got drinks and popcorn then went to see Mary Poppins Returns. We loved it! Our daughter fell asleep and had a nice little nap.
After the movie, our oldest and youngest wanted to swim, so we did a quick change and headed to the pool. Our middle wanted to relax, so he and my husband had some downtime in the room. Those of us at the pool had ice cream cones and did some swimming. We then met up with my husband and middle child in the lounge for the concierge party. Stitch was there which made my boys super happy! There were also rice krispie mickey bars, so the kids stocked up on those.
We went back to the room to get changed for diner. The kids watched some Moana, I read on the verandah. We then headed off to dinner at Tritons.
Fried brie- awesome
Duck confit- ok
French onion soup – delicious
Farmhouse salad- good
Filet – good
Duck breast – delicious
Lobster pasta - ok (this is what I ordered initially and Stefan suggested I choose something else because people tend to be disappointed in it. So I ordered the duck and he brought me a side dish of this. He was right. It was just ok. )
Crème Brule – good
Apple tart – ok
Grand marnie soufflé –awesome
The moms decided we should take a group photo. With the digital photo package on the ship, it is for your stateroom only. Even though our reservations were all linked together, this did not allow all our photos to be linked. If anyone from our stateroom was in the photo, then those photos were included in our package.
We went to concierge for popcorn and drinks and then picked the kids up from Oceaneer club and went to Frozen. We got there at 8:15 and it was packed! The 5 of us shared 3 seats and we were lucky to get those together! There were people sitting in the aisles on the steps! The show was good, but we all said we liked the Golden Mickeys better.
Our daughter lost her mind after the show. She had an epic meltdown right in front of the elevators. I mean, laying on the ground, screaming and kicking. Another great thing about Disney cruises, no one is surprised or bothered by melting down kiddos. I got a lot of sympathetic “I have been there” looks, which I was thankful for! She finally worked it out and we all got back to the room to get ready for bed. The kids loved our monkey towel animal tonight!
Our daughter climbed in bed with us at some point in the night. The ship was moving quite a bit. Room service knocked on our door by accident at 7AM. This was a bummer because I had requested it to be delivered at 9 and this woke everyone up! I turned on Cars for the kids and my husband went in the master bedroom and went back to sleep. Room service was delivered at 8. I could have sworn I asked for 9, but since the kids were up already it was no big deal. We ate breakfast while we watched Cars.
The kids and I went to meet Captain America. There was a time change during the night and somehow I missed this! So breakfast was delivered at 9, I just thought it was 8! And we missed Captain America. The boys wanted to go build a fort in the Oceaneers Club, so we dropped them off. My daughter and I went to meet Minnie.
We then all went to see Spider Man. My husband met up with us and took our daughter with him to the concierge lounge for snacks. She was having a hard time waiting!
My husband and the kids got in their swimsuits and headed to the pool. I think they ate lunch poolside, but I’m not totally sure since I wasn’t there!
I left them and went with 2 of the ladies we were traveling with to go to the Chocolate and Liquor tasting. The cost was $35 per person. We all loved it!
White and caramel melted chocolate, White, caramel, and dark chocolate pieces,
Parmesan reggiano and Melted dark chocolate
It was a lot of fun. The Sommelier told us that champagne pairs well with fried foods. I love champagne and fried foods, so I was excited to learn this! All the pairings were delicious.
My husband and kids were in the room taking showers. I picked our daughter up for her appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. She wasn’t able to do this on our last cruise because she was too young. She was super excited to go! My husband and the boys went to see Ralph Breaks the Internet. We saw it a couple of months ago, but they loved it and wanted to see it again. At BBB Our daughter decided on the Frozen package and chose Elsa. The size 4 dress barely fit, but the next size up was a 5/6 and it was way too big. She fell asleep during her appointment. It was so sweet. She got a blonde braid, some hair jewels and an Olaf with her package. The blonde braid with her brown hair was so funny! When we got to the room that night, BBB had sent her a Magical Moments for being a sleeping beauty.
She was refreshed from her nap at BBB! We met my husband and the boys for the Royal Tea Party. We did this on our last cruise, but our daughter was too little, so we decided to do it again. She and I were going to do it solo, but the boys were not cool with that, so we all went. They get so much swag at this thing. Our daughter got a crown, a Cinderella doll, a jewelry box with a necklace and bracelet, an autograph book and a pen. The boys got a sword and shield, a drawstring bag, a sailor teddy bear, an autograph book and a pen. And every time one of the princesses come in, they give the little girls a charm for their bracelets and the boys get a pin. No wonder it is so expensive! The tea was delicious. The kids get apple juice instead of tea. The sandwiches were ok. The bread was dry. It was dry the last time too. The desserts were delicious. The cupcakes the kids get are huge! You put in your prince/ princess request ahead of time for your cupcake. The boys chose Prince Phillip (because he fights dragons) and our daughter chose Tiana. It is a fun experience, but very expensive, so I really don’t think we will be doing this on future cruises.
They announce you as Princess or Prince “Name” as you walk in.
Our oldest wanted to go back to kids club, so we dropped him off. We went back to the room to drop off all the swag. We then ran up to the concierge lounge so I could order hot breakfast for room service and cancel the boys tickets for the princess meet and greets. They decided they no longer wanted to go. For concierge you can order a hot breakfast for room service and you can order from the menu of whichever restaurant is serving brunch that day. However, you can’t have it until they open. They wouldn’t have been able to deliver until 9:30 at the earliest, and we had princesses to meet the next day! If you want something basic, they will let you order from Cabanas. So I ordered pancakes, eggs, bacon and fruit for 5 people, oj for the kids and coffee for the grown ups. Our middle child loves shopping, so we went back to the gift shops to browse again. I don’t remember anyone buying anything this time. We picked up our oldest from kids club and headed to dinner, which was at Tiana’s tonight. The music was amazing and we all loved seeing Tiana and Louis.
I missed taking a picture of our first course, but here is what we had.
Shrimp and Grits – awesome
Charcuterie – good
Shrimp and orange salad – delicious
Hot pot – ok
Pasta – ok
Sea bass – good
Jenn got the prime rib and said it was delicious
Bread pudding – awesome
Beignets – delicious
Cappuccino – delicious
The kids went to the Oceaneer club when they were done eating. The grown ups finished our dessert and coffee. My husband and I headed up to the concierge lounge to get drinks and popcorn and then picked up the kids from the club. They were all excited about seeing the Golden Mickeys. We all loved it!
After the show, we headed back to the room and went to bed. We had a penguin towel animal tonight!
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