A few weeks ago, after Chelsea’s Grampa passed away, my husband I and started discussing taking the family to Disney World next year. My husband went when he was young and Grampa would have loved to see Chelsea’s excited little face. The very next day, I received an invitation to tour and have lunch upon the Disney Magic while she was in port here in Halifax… my Disney fever went into overdrive.
Lumiere’s serves classic American fare during lunch, and I loved how the menu was just so, so… Disney (seems to be my new word for perfect). It’s so rare (this was a first for me), where I can see a menu with such upscale items as Butternut Squash Risotto along side a Corn Dog or Grilled Cheese Sandwich for the kiddos. Lumiere’s decor is so elegant, yet no one would bat an eye if they heard toddler meltdown. If you have a little one, you understand how absolutely exciting this is.
It’s just out of shot, but there is another pool here, which in the evenings is covered with more of this stage and outdoor activities (including fireworks) abound. Note the screen so you can watch your favourite Disney movies while you work on your tan. Speaking of movies, there is of course, a theatre inside the ship, playing the newest Disney flicks, sometimes before they even hit the theatres.
Here is the adults only pool, which has a couple of hot tubs as well… ahhh. Sadly we ran out of time and missed out on a tour of the spa… but I think if we had they may have ended up having a few stowaway Mommies on board.
More than once during my mini mini Disney Magic vacation I found myself close to tears just by the awesomeness of it all. Having never been to Disney, I turned into a bit of a child myself and the magic and wonder that is displayed on board is first class. It’s great to learn that cruising is not something that has to wait until Chelsea grows up, or something we have to do and leave her home… we can go as a family and all get everything exactly how we want it.
Coincidence? More like an omen… let the vacation planning begin!
I really, really encourage you to see all of the vacation options provided by Disney Cruise Line.
Thank you Disney, for having me! (Angela… mwah!)