Wednesday, October 3
Today was our second (and final) sea day. We, as is typical for sea days, didn’t really have any plans (that we could remember when we woke up – more on this later). So, we headed for breakfast at Cabanas, and they had Churro Waffles on the buffet line. For those who have never experienced this, a churro waffle is a regular waffle that’s been fried, and dipped in cinnamon sugar. They were pretty good.
After breakfast, we go to the rainforest room to use our last passes. After enjoying the sauna and the showers, Tracy left to go back to the room to grab a book, and I was relaxing on one of the heated loungers. After reading a few chapters, I decide to shower and head back to the room. As I leave the shower, I look at my phone, and see a text from Tracy. We had booked a mixology class that had started 10 minutes ago.
So, I raced to Keys (luckily I had a t-shirt and pair of gym shorts with me) and got there in time for the 2nd drink. The server came over and brought me the first drink they had made, so I could catch up.
We had done mixology classes before on the Fantasy, and noticed that the Magic has the classes setup a bit differently. On the bigger ships, they will bring folks behind the bar (in rotations) to make each of the drinks. However, with the Magic and Wonder, there’s no way to get behind the bar without going through a Crew-Only area, so everyone stays seated, and they bring the drinks (or ingredients) to you. Our instructor was great, and spend some time talking about how he became a bartender, some of his favorite drinks to make, and why he’d never make “fire” drinks, even if he was working in a bar on land. (Disney won’t let him do it on the ship, and he’s seen too many accidents with fire to ever want to do it)
It may have been the alcohol, or it may be that I’m writing this in February, nearly 6 months after we got back, but I have absolutely no idea what we did in the afternoon.
The evening show was “Dreams”. Typical Disney show – power of positive thought, dreams come true, believe in magic, etc. However, it was centered around a little girl who is visited at night by Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, and Tinkerbell is one of my least favorite characters, so I did not really like the show.
Dinner was great and bittersweet at the same time. Ove the course of the trip, we had enjoyed our serving team, and got along really well with our tablemates (as well as the brother of one tablemate, who worked on the ship and joined us a few times). We exchanged phone numbers, and as 1 couple lived in NY, and the others of us were spending a few nights in NY after the cruise, talked about a possible get together.
Time to go back to the room and pack.