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January 18, 2011

The Contemporary's Wave Tests a Breakfast Buffet

During December 2010, the Wave restaurant, in the Contemporary Resort, tested out a breakfast buffet. Guest feedback was very positive so the trial run will continue through January 2011.

Cost is $18.49 for adults and $10.99 for children and includes non-specialty beverages.

Almost ever\y item on the regular menu is on the buffet, even Eggs Benedict. About the only thing not on the buffet are omelets.

Laura, Mike and myself dined there and found the food hot and yummy. Don't miss the cheese grits :)

The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary


Classic Salmon with egg, capers, onion and tomato
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Seasonal Fruit - Citrus and Strawberries
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Cottage Cheese, fruit, jams
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Bananas, Grapes, Muesli
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Assorted Pastries
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Assorted Pastries
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Pork Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Mickey Cinnamon Buns, Ham and Cheddar Quiche, Cheese Grits with Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Mickey Waffles, Sweet Potato Pancakes with Pecan Butter, Eggs Benedict
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

Dried Cereal
The Wave Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary

January 21, 2011

Disney Dream Inaugural Merchandise

The shops on the Disney Dream were open during our Christening Cruise - Media Preview Cruise. The shopping, while still located near the Walt Disney Theatre, has been expanded.

For the Christening Cruise, the only merchandise to be found were two free items, the 1 page program from the Ceremony, and champagne glasses given out at the Sail Away Party. The Maiden Voyage on January 26, 2011 will have a variety of limited edition merchandise.

The stores had Disney Dream Inaugural Merchandise. 2011 will be a year of Inaugural Year cruises.

Disney Dream Merchandise

Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise


Disney Dream Merchandise

Disney Dream Merchandise


January 22, 2011

Disney Dream Entertainment Overview

While on the Disney Dream Christening Cruise, I spoke with David Duffy, Creative Director for Entertainment and Port Adventures Disney Cruise Line.

David shared an overview of what Entertainment is in store for guests on the Disney Dream.

David Duffy


The Walt Disney Theatre has been greatly enhanced from the Magic and Wonder ships and now seats 1,340 guests and includes a balcony.

Walt Disney Theatre

The basic show line up on the 3-night cruise will be Villains Tonight, Golden Mickeys and Disney's Believe.

The biggest news is the new centerpiece show created just for the Disney Dream, Disney's Believe! This heartfelt story includes an "enchanting score and lavish production". You'll find some original characters and songs along with some favorites.

Golden Mickey's has also been updated and enhanced to include new characters and songs.

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On the 4 and 5 night Disney Cream cruises --If there is a current first run movie - it may be featured in the Walt Disney Theatre. If a movie is not current, look for a variety of specialty act. Plans are still underway for the night time entertainment on the Dream 5 night cruises.

Adult Enrichment programs will be much different then those currently on the Wonder and Magic. There will be an enhanced adult enrichment series and also a family enrichment program. A new cooking series called "Anyone Can Cook" will adult only and family cooking sessions. These are fashioned after Walt Disney Pictures Ratatouille!

Jeff Kurti has written a new book entitled "Welcome Aboard, The Creation of the Disney Dream". Jeff has created a multimedia presentation called the Making of the Disney Dream which will be another program offering.

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A new Animation Program is being developed. The Disney Cruise line obtained the rights to theme the program based on the "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation" By Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas.

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David also noted that Pin Trading will continue on the Disney Dream!

There is much more to share about the entertainment on the Disney Dream - as we learn more and experience some of the programs, we will share that information with you.

January 25, 2011

AllEars Soarin' Meet in Epcot January 24, 2011

Thanks to all for taking time out of your day to spend it with AllEars. Jack Spence and I enjoyed meeting all our new friends and seeing old friends. Folks came from all over the United States as well as Canada!

Attendees got to trade AllEars Trading Cards and also received our newest card of the Disney Dream!

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet


AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

AllEars Soarin' Meet

January 29, 2011

Disney Dream Maiden Voyage Day 1 Photos

Deb Wills is on the Disney Dream's Maiden Voyage, which began January 26, 2011.

Here are some photos from the first day of the trip:

Disney Dream as we drive up to dock
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LONG line to get in port - rain stay away
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Sun has re-emerged at the port
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450 Platinum Castaway Cay members sailing Maiden Voyage
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Family of the Day from Leesburg VA on Disney Dream
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Waiting to board the Dream - the Port terminal is packed!
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Yea we r boarding!
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Almost to the ship
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Weather has cleared on Disney Dream
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Maiden Voyage Sailaway Goodies in stateroom
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Our virtual porthole cabin
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Maiden voyage sailaway toast
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Sailaway about to begin
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Captain Tom video toasting the Maiden Voyage
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Celebrating the Sailaway!
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