Early in the evening on April 25, 2013, a 180-foot-tall Mike Wazowski from the upcoming Disney●Pixar film “Monsters University” made the official announcement that we’re keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours on Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season, to kick off a Monstrous Summer on both coasts. Wazowski, the loveable green-bodied, one-eyed monster, joins best pal James P. Sullivan (“Sulley”) in the prequel to “Monsters, Inc.”, this summer as college students with hopes of becoming Scarers.
Our first-ever, three-park all-night party is happening at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park in California. The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013, local time.
- In Florida, Magic Kingdom Park will feature a “Monsters University” theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade and make appearances in Tomorrowland. There will be extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning, and late-night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.
- In California, you’ll be able to party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.
April 25, 2013 the huge sphere of Spaceship Earth was transformed from Disney Parks icon to Disney●Pixar “Eye-con” for the announcement.
Check out the plans for the Disney Magic. Looks great!
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will bring a celebration of the New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A., through fantastic and innovative new parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that will feature beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a parade theme song. Keep your eyes out in 2014 for this exciting new parade!
The Disney Dream has many wonderful staterooms, but wouldn’t it be great to stay in the one-bedroom suite?
Here is Suite 12012 on the Disney Dream
Masterbath wiht TV in the mirror and jetted tub
Living and Dining area
The one-bedroom suite offers a queen bedroom, Murphy bed and sofa bed; two bathrooms, one with a jetted tub! The suite has a roomy verandah. Plenty of space for a family or two couples to spread out!
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I recently had the opportunity to inspect the Disney Dream. What a beautiful cruise ship, dressed in the classic yachting colors of navy and gold. The ship is top notch from stem to stern.
As you ascend the escalator to the terminal you will be greeted by the shimmer wave-like ceiling and map of the Caribbean embedded in the terrazzo flooring. When you step onto the floor you are standing in Florida, you will pass through the islands of the Caribbean as you make your way to the Mickey ears that lead to the ship.
You are greeted like Disney royalty in the art deco atrium as each family’s arrival is announced on the loud-speaker and staff gives you a royal greeting.
The atrium is awash in gold with the classic Disney charcters circling the room. The chandelier and staircase and three-story lobby make you feel like you have entered a luxurious cruise ship.
We were lucky to see a photo shoot with the princesses one day!
The pool deck is large and offers the Aqua Duck, pools, kids splash park, jumbo-tron movie screen and much more
For those wishing to be child-free while enjoying the sun and water, Disney Dream offers Quite Cove area for adults only. This area offers a pool with swim up bar, padded chaise lounge, whirlpools and a cafe nearby. Picture #3 of whirlpool shows the plexiglass floor, which enables you to view the ocean below.
Contact your Disney Travel Professional~~~Jane-Ellen today at JEGTravels@Gmail.com to start planning your Disney Cruise! As a thank you for booking with us we are offering a Disney Giftcard to use on your cruise!
Offical Carnival Statement:
CARNIVAL LEGEND STATEMENT
March 15, 2013
Carnival Legend is experiencing a technical issue with one of the ship’s Azipod units that is affecting the vessel’s sailing speed. The ship’ssafety systems and hotel services are all functioning normally.
The vessel made its scheduled call yesterday in Mahogany Bay, Roatan, in addition to visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya earlier in the week. Because of the reduction in sailing speed, today’s visit to Grand Cayman has been cancelled and the ship will proceed to its homeport of Tampa, where it is expected to arrive on Sunday as scheduled.
Guests on the current voyage will receive a $100.00 USD per person credit and a full refund on pre-purchased shore excursions for Grand Cayman. In addition, guests will receive 50 percent off a future Carnival cruise.
Carnival Legend is currently on the last leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed Tampa on Sunday, March 10.
A month after a fire crippled the Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, another Carnival ship – the Carnival Dream – is stuck in port due to generator issues, CNN reports.
According to CNN, the Carnival Dream was on a seven-day Caribbean cruise when its emergency generator failed while docked in St. Maarten. The emergency generator powers propulsion for the ship.
“The Carnival Dream has a technical issue with the ship’s backup emergency diesel generator which our engineering team is currently working on,” said Vance Gulliksen, a Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson. “Yesterday, during regularly scheduled testing of the ship’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction occurred. At no time did the ship lose power and the ship’s propulsion systems and primary power source was not impacted. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. All guests are safe and comfortable. There were periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services for a few hours last night. However, all hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30am.
“While personnel continue to work on the technical issue we are making arrangements to fly all guests home via private charter flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten. Guests on the current voyage will receive a refund equivalent to three days of the voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise.
“We are also cancelling the ship’s next voyage which is scheduled to depart on Saturday, March 16. Guests scheduled to sail on this cruise will receive a full refund and 25 percent off a future seven-day cruise. Guests who re-book will have their current rate protected on the future sailing.
“Additionally, any non-refundable transportation related expenses will be reimbursed.
“Yesterday was a scheduled port of call visit to St. Maarten. Guests were able to spend the full day in port and have the option of continuing to do so until their scheduled return home. All of the ship’s activities and facilities are fully operational.
“We are very sorry for this disruption to our guests’ vacation plans and extend our sincere apologies. We look forward to welcoming them back on another Carnival cruise.
“The Carnival Dream was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and was docked in St. Maarten when the technical problem arose. The ship is based in Port Canaveral, Fla,” Gulliksen concluded.
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