The Year 6 class from Triple C School beat out more than 1,300 other students in 69 classes to win the award for their “Save the Wetlands” project. Led by teacher Sharmaine Campbell, the students partnered with the local Department of Environment to better understand threatened wetland areas in the Cayman Islands. Then, they hosted public events to educate the community, developed plans to battle soil erosion, and organized a 5K walk to raise awareness.
The result? Their efforts are paying off by helping preserve habitats for all kinds of Cayman wildlife like blue iguanas, whistling ducks and upside-down jellyfish. How cool is that?
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As Jonathan showed you in his April 30th post, Captain Mickey Mouse took the field at Yankee Stadium during last Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. But did you know that 70 children from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx received surprise tickets to see the game and got to meet the famous character in person? For many of the children, it was not only their first time at a professional sporting event but also their first time meeting Mickey Mouse.
The children could barely contain their excitement on game day, as they watched some of their heroes play in one of the best-known ballparks in the country, and perhaps dreamed just a little bit bigger than they had the day before.
“Hi-ho the me-ri-o, that’s the only way to be…” I haven’t been able to stop singing this song after seeing “Disney Wishes” aboard the Disney Fantasy. The number “I’ve Got No Strings” from “Pinocchio” is just one of the heart-pounding scenes I love in this brand-new original show.
Of course with a 7-night itinerary, “Disney Wishes” isn’t the only stage spectacular on the Disney Fantasy. But rather than tell you about the others, I’d rather just show you with another “Inside the Disney Fantasy” video from Assistant Cruise Director Natalie. Check it out…
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By now you’ve probably heard that the Muppets are starring in the new Midship Detective Agency game aboard the Disney Fantasy. It’s one of the favorite new guest experiences, so when we found out that one of the stars of the game, Pepe the King Prawn, was sailing, we sent investigative reporter John to catch up with him.
The interview started out a bit rocky after a miscommunication between Pepe and John, but they soon smoothed things over. Check out this video of John’s hilarious one-on-one interaction with the King Prawn himself…
It’s hard to believe the Disney Fantasy maiden voyage has already come and gone! But the good thing is that the fun has just begun for Disney Cruise Line guests coming onboard to experience the ship for themselves.
I’ve told you about some of my favorite features of the Disney Fantasy and Assistant Cruise Director Natalie has told you hers. Now it’s time to hear from our guests!
Take a look at this video to find out what some of the guests are saying after sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy for the first time.
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Members of the community gathered together at Jetty Park in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday to wish the Disney Fantasy “Bon Voyage.” There was excitement in the air that erupted into cheers when the Disney Fantasy played “When You Wish Upon a Star” on its horn and began its way down the channel for its Maiden Voyage to the Western Caribbean.
Our new ship sailed by approximately 4,500 spectators, who were waving Mickey hands along the shoreline and at nearby restaurants, on its way out to sea. Disney Fantasy guests and beloved Disney characters onboard waved back.
Port Canaveral also hosted a similar event to welcome the Disney Dream last year, and many local families were able to attend both events and wave to both ships. Radio Disney and WLRQ FM 99.3 played music and hosted trivia contests.
We were even treated to a visit from Disney fan favorite Bonnie Voyage, who entertained the audience.
Nothing could dampen the spirits of our fans who were there to help us celebrate the newest addition to our fleet, not even a little rain.
I got the chance to preview the brand-new play area on the Disney Fantasy – AquaLab – and it is just as fantastic as I imagined! Kids were splashing and squealing with delight, plugging leaky pipes and geysers, and enjoying the thrill of not knowing where the water would come from next!
In this video, Walt Disney Imagineer Peter Ricci shows us the ins and outs of this fanciful new water play area, including some of the hidden ways your kids might get soaked.
Take a look at more of the fun you can expect when sailing on the Disney Fantasy: