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Sea Day #2 - Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Today unexpectedly turned into one of our customary “Day of Sloth”. Kara didn’t sleep well and we were awake by 8am (back on Eastern time). Finally around 9:30am I prompted us to get to Cabanas before it closed at the gloriously late 11am. Today we were pleased to find Churro Mickey Waffles, something we’d only previously found on the Disney Magic.

I (Gayle) quickly visited an empty Guest Services to get a Placeholder, as I wanted to apply a different credit card than the one attached to my onboard account. (FYI when we got home we learned they hadn’t processed my credit card and there was another “association” issue with it. Thus, it seems the ship and shoreside need to address their communication.)

After breakfast Kara ended up napping and I read until nearly 1pm. I woke Kara up, as Cabanas was going to close at 2pm. Since it would be our final chance, we ended up getting our poolside chicken tenders (located exactly 2 decks above our stateroom). I’d gone to Cabanas to get chocolate chip cookies, but they only had oatmeal raisin - gross! So I ended up with a slightly odd s’mores cheesecake. We casually enjoyed all of this from our verandah.

Still feeling lazy, we ended up putting Hercules on the on-demand TV, as Kara said she’d never seen it (& we’d been talking about the retired Hercules stage show). I ended up nodding off for a bit during the movie, which gave me a somewhat expected migraine.

Soon Kara started getting ready for dinner and we put the classic Avengers on our stateroom TV. Dinner was in Animator’s Palate and it was the Magic Drawing show. I let Kara draw both of our placemats.

Due to never enjoying this dining room’s menus, Kara got a Caprese appetizer, shrimp/pea/potato salad, and from the kid’s menu, the surf & turf. Still dealing with a bit of headache in the loud dining room, I got the kid’s cod with a baked potato. For dessert Kara got the classic Mickey Premium ice cream bar, while I got the kid’s chocolate bread pudding, which was better than expected.

Leaving dinner we happened to exit the main doors instead of the side door. Walking the main corridor, we realized it was making for an excellent sunset. Thus, we hurried to Deck 4 to photo & video the beautiful glory. Based on the crowds, this was a popular option! We even got to see Chip & Dale in their tuxes - shaking their tails!

It was the perfect time to finally relax on the Deck 4 loungers, something we again should have done more of. Instead of watching Frozen II on Funnel Vision, we headed to Guest Services to go ahead and increase our gratuities. (One less thing to hassle with on Disney Castaway Cay Day.)

Then we headed to Sweet on You, where Kara got her Mixed Berry gelato with chocolate pearls and I got the favored Mickey Peanut Butter cookie (which isn’t a good enough description)! It’s actually a really thick soft peanut butter cookie with a chocolate Mickey on the front, all encrusted with chocolate around the back & sides!

Back at the stateroom we packed for Disney Castaway Cay and Kara handled the gratuities paperwork. Then it was a bit of reading before sleep, in dreaded anticipation of our first morning alarm in 5 days.

Disclaimer: I (Gayle) am a travel agent with Authorized Disney Travel Planner agency - Off to Neverland Travel. Contact me today for a no-obligation quote!

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