230 Chris and Seth’s Hawaiian vacation: Oahu, Waikiki, and Aulani

Join us for a fun episode as Chris recaps his first visit to Hawaii. We recap their adventures as they travelled to Hawaii for the first time, spent time on Waikiki, explored the North Shore, ate Dole Whip and Shave Ice, did a star gazing excursion, visited Kualoa ranch where Jurassic park and several other movies were filmed, and topped off their visit with two fun filled days at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa. So grab your rubber slippers, your beach towel, and sunscreen, we’re off to visit the beautiful island of Oahu, and Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa.

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229 A look a Disney’s newest ship: The Galactic Star Cruiser, The Halcyon

Join us for a fun episode, as we take a look at the experience (what we know of it so far, along with a little speculation on our part) guests will be able to experience, as Disney’s Galactic Star Cruiser, the Halcyon comes on line in 2022. Dennis from Podcast Star Dust joins us to help place where the Halcyon fits in the Star Wars Universe, we then talk about the suites guest will be able to book, dining, and then finish up with what we know your day by day experience will entail. For Star Wars fans, this truly looks like an amazing once in a life time experience, and we cant wait to hear about it once she launches in 2022.

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228 Christy’s 3 Day sailing aboard the Disney Dream

Christy and her family have just returned from a 3 day cruise aboard the Disney Dream, and she joins us this week to talk about their experiences. This 3 day cruise departed from Port Canaveral, and featured 2 stops at Castaway Cay. We discuss the embarkation process, covid testing protocols, the new welcome aboard show, the new muster drill process, how to book and navigate the kids clubs, dining, onboard entertainment, dinner at Palo, and of course what it was like spending two wonderful days at Castaway Cay. Soooo, it’s time to pack your bags and suntan lotion, and head back out to Port Canaveral, the Disney Dream is back sailing!

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227 Rebroadcast: Coffee at the Cove – DCL August News Re-cap

This is a rebroadcast of our monthly live DCL news recap show. You can view the show on our Facebook and YouTube pages as well. Thanks to Stephen from Tampa (our FL Beat Reporter), for joining us again this week!

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226 Port Adventure Series: Sailing the Baltic/Northern Europe aboard the Disney Magic

Our Port Adventure Series continues as we turn our focus to Northern Europe, as we look at some of the Baltic countries you can visit while sailing aboard the Disney Magic. We are joined this week by good friend of the show Jon, from the United Kingdom. Jon and his family sailed through the Baltic aboard the Disney Magic a few years ago. Jon has also travelled previously on land vacations throughout this region as well, so he is well versed with many of the country’s surrounding the Baltic Sea. We touch on the different city’s DCL currently visits, and some of the unique experiences you and your family can have, when you visit this historically rich and beautiful part of the world. We hope this series helps you plan your next adventures, or stirs your imagination into visiting this very unique area of the world.

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225 Sailing aboard the Disney Magic from Liverpool

We’re back this week with another fun trip report, featuring a Disney Magic sailing from Liverpool, England. Claire joins us this week to discuss her family’s 4 night Disney Magic at Sea sailing, this Summer. Claire and her family are no strangers to Disney Cruise Line, already having sailed on the Disney Dream in the Caribbean, and the Disney Wonder twice through Alaska. However, this was their first time sailing on the Disney Magic, and also sailing from their home country, England. We have a fun time hearing all about their experiences, as we touch on pre-arrival planning, embarkation, dining, on-board fun, a great perspective of the Edge (one of the teen’s kids club), character interactions, and her thoughts about Disney continuing these sailings in the future. So pack up your bags and swim wear, we’re headed out to sea for a four night cruise aboard the Disney Magic

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224 Rebroadcast: Coffee at the Cove – Kaitie and Lake from MouseGen’s Disney Dream Sailing

This is a rebroadcast of our live Patreon Coffee at the Cove episode which aired July 18 on Facebook for our Patreon supporters. Kaitie and Lake from MouseGen join us this week to discuss their latest 3 night sailing aboard the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral. We have a fun time discussing the new Covid protocols, dining (and yes they went to Palo), onboard activities, the first time sailing in an Ocean View stateroom, and of course all the fun they had during their two stops at Castaway Cay. For those of you who were unable to catch the show live, we hope you enjoy this rebroadcast.

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223 A Disney Dream trip report as she returns to sailing, Aug 9, 2021

Disney Cruise Line began sailing this week with the Disney Dream, from Port Canaveral. We’re excited to bring you a trip report from her first sailing, Aug 9, 2021. Scott and his family, who are big Disneyland fans from Southern California, travelled to Florida to experience their first Disney Cruise. He does an excellent job detailing the check in process, what it was like for he and his family to step on board the Dream for the first time, thoughts on their cabin, dining, onboard entertainment, the pool deck procedures, how his kids enjoyed the kids clubs, and of course all they experienced on Castaway Cay. Its been a long time coming, but Disney Cruise Line is once again sailing from the U.S.. So pack your suitcase, and grab your snorkel gear and suntan lotion, we’re headed out on a 4 day cruise aboard the Disney Dream!

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222 A detailed look at DCL’s online check in process with Sarah from Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW

Sarah, from the blog Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW, joins us this week to discuss her experience during the online check in process for her upcoming August 23 cruise aboard the Disney Dream. Sarah does an excellent job detailing the new steps which she needed to take to check into her upcoming cruise. In addition, she shares information which Disney has provided to prepare her for their time aboard the ship and at Castaway Cay, so they can maximize their time and experiences while onboard and land. So get your selfie prepared, pick your onboard experiences, and get set for Fire Works at Sea, its time to set sail aboard the Disney Dream.

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221 Experiences sailing aboard the Disney Dream, during her final test cruise (Featuring the DCL Cruise Nerd)

Meghan, the amazing host of the DCL Cruise Nerd Vlog, joins us this week to discuss her experiences sailing aboard the Disney Dreams final test cruise, before she began sailing with paying guests on August 9. We have a fun time discussing her over all experience getting back onboard a Disney ship, and spending time with her amazing crew. She then details all the changes which DCL has made to the check in process, port arrival procedures, getting onboard, the new muster drill process, and differences with dining, onboard entertainment, the pool deck, and of course her experiences on Castaway Cay. It’s time to pack your bags, put on your sunglasses and sun tan lotion, and get ready for some serious fun….Disney Cruise Line is about to set sail again out of the U.S..

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