Festival of Speed – December Day at the Ritz

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Over the course of the past year or so, Hunter has taken quite an interest in cars. He will often disappear to the toy room for a few hours with the laptop, pull up a photo of his favorite cars, and try to build replicas of them with Legos. He has made it well know that some of his favorites… Read more »

The Day The Movies Died… Goodbye Great Movie Ride

It was two weeks ago today that Disney announced all the amazing additions and updates that are coming to the US parks as well as the Disney Cruise Line. It was an exciting announcement as they told of new attractions and lands that were slated for each of the four parks at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 5, Curacao

It would be hard to top day four in Aruba but we were willing to give it a try at the island of Curaçao.  One of my favorite Disney Cruise morning activities on days in port is to wake up early and head up to deck 12 to take a timelapse video of he ship coming into port.  Unfortunately, today… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 4, Aruba

After a turbulent day on the ocean during our second Disney Fantasy sea day, we were excited to be approaching our first island stop of our cruise.  We awoke around 8 am, as the ship was still making its way to Aruba.  This gave me time to get the GoPro set up on the veranda and take an approaching timelapse… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Days 2 & 3, At Sea

Thursday, June 29th, Disney Fantasy At Sea After a fun and eventful embarkation day on the Disney Fantasy, we were looking forward to some more fun and relaxation on our first of two sea days on our way to Aruba.  The seas were quite calm and we wanted to spend a little time this first morning on deck 11 enjoying the water… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 1, Embarkation 

Needless to say the entire Hayes household arose early with excitement as our Disney Fantasy Cruise embarkation day had arrived. To backup the storyline a bit, this cruise was two months in the making, but we only told the boys about it the Sunday before we departed.  In classic Emily style we wanted to have a fun and unexpected reveal… Read more »

Breakfast on The Dream, Lunch at Epcot, Sawyer’s 5th Birthday

Morning on the Disney Dream With the seas as rough as they had been the night before after departing Castaway Cay, waking up to the calmness was both a blessing and a curse. It meant that the ship was tied up and we were back at Port Canaveral… our cruise had ended.  We were excited, however, to wake up to… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 3

Disney’s Castaway Cay Island Morning Day three of the three day Bahamas cruise always pulls you in two directions.  On one hand it is amazing because you get to enjoy the day on one of the most beautiful islands on earth.  On the other hand, it is your last day of the cruise which means tomorrow you are back to… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday Day 2

Sunrise on the Disney Dream – Day 2 Nassau We arose to the gentle rocking of the ship as we continued the last portion of our journey to Nassau, Bahamas.  Day one on the Disney Dream was a blast and we were looking forward to another fun day on the ship.  Most of the Hayes household likes to sleep in… Read more »

2017 Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamas Cruise – Sawyer’s 5th Birthday, Day 1

Traveling to Port Canaveral Emily had, in her usual style, arranged all of the details for a memorable fifth birthday for Sawyer, which kicked off with a three night Disney Dream birthday cruise.   The bags were packed with the essentials as well as some fun birthday surprises for Sawyer.  After getting the car packed, Sawyer and I went to… Read more »