Disney Cruise Line – Adult Drinking Experience

When on Vacation, many think of 2 things: Relaxing and Enjoying an Adult Beverage

Hey Guys, back talking about Disney Cruise Line again today…answering a common question or Goal (if you will) – Drinking on a Disney Cruise.

After I book a cruise for a client and towards the “planning” phase, beyond the date and stateroom selection…people start asking about Excursions, Adult-Only Meals (see post on Palo) and Classes (yep classes)…more specifically Mixology Classes.Β  Mixology Classes are so popular, some groups even arrange their own.

What is a Mixology Class you ask??Β  Well it is what it sounds like, you are taking a class where you LEARN how to MIX.Β  Mix what?Β  Well Mix ADULT beverages, AKA Alcohol, you silly πŸ˜‰

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Ariel’s READY!!

You can sign up ahead of time (Online) or if availability…on the ship.Β  Of course if you wait until on the ship, like I did, you need to do it ASAP.Β  Its $25 per person (or that’s what I paid).Β  You select a time/date for your class and meet at one of the local watering-holes on the ship.Β  Our class was in a tiny, quaint little bar called the Skyliner.Β  Our “teacher” was a bartender on the ship.Β  I forget how long but he has been teaching this class, on the Dream, for several years and really knew his stuff.

The concept is simple…you learn how to mix your own drinks.Β  Drinks you can then make at home; host parties, take to the pool, share with friends.Β  But when on the ship, you are making drinks you can then DRINK.Β  That’s right, this class is known for getting people a little tipsy…especially if you are a light weight and/or chug these cocktails.Β  Same with the Wine Tasting Classes or Hard Liqueur Tastings.Β  So for $25 you get 5 (decent sized) drinks PLUS learn whats in them and the process.Β  For our class we made 2 ourselves, then the last 3 were per volunteers.Β  And per our “teacher”, it gets more difficult to have everyone make own after 2 cocktails, lol.

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I was Mulling – Mint, Lime, Raspberry Puree

SEE the Pictures and Captions for Drink Names:

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NOTE – I was upfront with my allergies and a few drinks were adjusted per my needs.Β  They were very accommodating and thoughtful…as everyone else got the volunteer made drinks, I got 2 very special drinks made by the teacher himself πŸ™‚

Also NOTE – If you want a FULL recipe or ingredients list…you better be prepared to video this or type in your phone…as recipe cards are NOT passed out (which would have made this SO much better).

I give this class a thumbs up, especially if cruising solo (Adult Only) or with older kids (teens+).Β  I can’t imagine people drinking this much in the afternoon and still managing to parents small children, lol.Β  At least I couldn’t.Β  I would need a nap, lots of water and some serious junk food.

Mahalo for reading and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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Disney’s NEW Toy Story Land REVIEW

Love Toy Story?  Wanna FEEL like a toy and meet Woody and the Gang?  How about a NEW Coaster?  Take a Look…

Hi again, today I thought we would switch gears for a few and talk Walt Disney World.  But don’t worry – plenty of Cruise info to come!  As many of you probably know, Disney opened up a NEW land last summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Land!  It’s a stink’in cute area, jam packed with toys, colors, characters and 2 NEW rides.

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What a FUN way to welcome you!!

Look and Feel:

I recently revisited this area and I just love all the action and best part, you are not a kid in TSL (Toy Story Land) – you are a TOY!!  Everything is scaled to make you feel like a toy, like you too have “Andy” on the bottom of your shoe.  Giant Pixar Ball, Giant Box of Crayons, Building Blocks, Army Men, Links, Cooties, Dice, Jenga, Wooden Letters, and lots more.

The more you look, the more you see.  Even look at the road (ground) you are walking on…see anything?  The whole area is decorated like Andy’s fort of toys, spilling out to play with, trip on and enjoy…like a child would.  Christmas Lights are strung around the land, which is an excellent touch, as you can image the toys coming alive at night and using the lights to travel across the land.

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Toys at play…

NEW Rides and Dining Location:

Toy Story Land has 3 rides; 2 of which are NEW and 1 Dining Location.  The 2 new rides are very well themed.  Slinky Dog Dash is a coaster (see the videos) and Aliens Swirling Saucers is just like Disneyland’s Mater’s Junk Yard Jamboree (which my kids LOVE).  Its a rotating, swirling ride where your “Alien Ship” kinda dances around the track while it spins as you turn a corner.  The third is the ever so popular Toy Story Mania.  All 3 can be fastpassed (only 1 at a time), but Slinky Dog is clearly the crowd favorite at the moment (hello its a NEW coaster).

AND incase that wasn’t enough…you can meet all sorts of characters which you will find, both walking around and meeting guests (or other toys) in their meeting locations.  So Buzz, Jessie, Woody and NEW is Bo Peep.  I witnessed a group of kids interacting with Buzz pressing all his buttons and adjusting his “modes” – Spanish mode was my favorite πŸ˜‰  And don’t forget to look at the restroom – super cute.  It reminds me of the theming around Disneyland’s It’s A Bugs Land – the bathroom was so well fitting for the area, it blended right it.  At TSL, even the “girls” or “boys” signs fits in with the land.  Bravo Disney!  I love walking around TSL and looking and finding new things I didn’t see before.  AND I love being a TOY!

I am looking forward to returning to TSL this winter as my family tackles Galaxy’s Edge, I know we will need our Toy Story fix, especially as Toy Story 4 is about ready to premiere.  I saw a lengthy preview and I liked what I saw.  “Forky” is the NEW hit character, can’t wait.

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Ariel felt right at home, she LOVED it!

So…stay tuned for more on TSL and Walt Disney World in general as I have LOTS to share.  And if you are looking to book a trip to WDW and are looking for some expert help – I am a Travel Agent specializing in Disney and would love to book you a Magical Vacation, complete with my FREE services and ALL my expert tips/advice.

Mahalo for reading and following my BLOG – Nina