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Disney Dream Day Four

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Find out what it is like on a Castaway double dip cruise on the Disney Dream! From Castaway Cay, lunch at Cookies BBQ, riding the AquaDuck and dinner at Animator’s Palate, going on a Disney Cruise is a dream come true!

The Disney Dream at Disney's Castaway Cay.

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Make sure to check out my article and videos for Day One (read about Day One here or watch Day One on YouTube here) to see the boarding process, Day Two (read about Day Two here or watch Day Two on YouTube here) at sea, and Day Three (read about Day Three here or watch Day Three on YouTube here) which included Castaway Cay, Pirate Night, Mickey’s Mouse-Querade Party, and fireworks on the ship!

Two drinks on deck 11 of the Disney Dream.

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Second Day on Castaway Cay

We were lucky on our cruise to get to spend 2 days at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Check out my video from Day Three to see the fun things we did that day.

View of Castaway Cay from the Disney Dream deck 8.

As we exited the ship and were walking toward the tram, we happened to run into one of our favorite Disney characters, Captain Jack Sparrow!

Captain Jack Sparrow on Disney's Castaway Cay.

We found our way to the tram and took a ride to the first stop. 

Tram stop on Disney's Castaway Cay.

Scuttle’s Cove

Castaway Cay has a kids club on the island called Scuttle’s Cove. We dropped my 7-year-old off and he was super excited to play in the sand with some of the same cast members and friends that he had played with at the kids club on the ship. Scuttle’s Cove has a splash pad and areas to build sand castles and dig for bones.

Scuttle's Cove Kids Club on Disney's Castaway Cay.

My older two boys went to the Teen Hideout to play some games with their friends from the Edge while my husband and I took another tram over to the adults only beach, Serenity Bay.

In Da Shade Sports Club on Disney's Castaway Cay.

Serenity Bay on Castaway Cay

The Serenity Bay area is designated for ages 18 and over. You can eat lunch here or just grab an ice cream cone and then enjoy the view. 

Serenity Bay on Disney's Castaway Cay.

The kids club was scheduled to close at 12:30, so we didn’t have much time to spend at Serenity Bay, and actually found it to be busier than the family beach. We headed back to pick up the kids for lunch.

Serenity Bay on Disney's Castaway Cay.

Lunch at Cookies BBQ

Lunch was once again, at Cookies BBQ. My boys love all of the food here. They had hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and ribs. We highly recommend the banana bread.

A plate of food from Cookies BBQ on Disney's Castaway Cay.

Family Beach

Like I mentioned in my Day 3 video, we wanted to keep this vacation low key and relaxing, so we didn’t plan any excursions. My kids were perfectly content to play in the sand and in the water, for the next three hours. It was pure heaven, just relaxing and watching them play.

Kids playing in the sand at the Family Beach at Disney's Castaway Cay.

Check out the crazy storm that was on the horizon. We had our eye on it, but fortunately, it never interfered with our fun.

Storm clouds rolling in over Disney's Castaway Cay.

We did bring our own snorkeling masks, so my husband took our 11-year-old snorkeling, while my 14-year-old took a nap.

Kids snorkeling at Castaway Cay.

After being in the sun all day, it was time to head back to the ship.

View of the Disney Dream through a group of palm trees.

Back on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Back on the ship, my son and I went swimming and rode the waterslides while the rest of the family showered and got ready for dinner.

A child at the bottom of the Mickey Mouse water slide on the Disney Dream cruise ship.

Remember those clouds I showed you when we were playing on the beach? Well, they finally decided to rain. And boy did it rain.

A view of rain on Castaway Cay.

While we were gone, our room host left our luggage tags, which is always a sad sight, because it means our cruise is coming to an end. If you don’t want to haul all of your luggage off the ship when you disembark, you can pack it up and leave its outside your room by 10:00ish the night before and it will be waiting for you in the morning at customs.

Disney Cruise luggage tags.

Also in our room were our prepaid gratuity envelopes that were ready to be passed out to all of our helpers from the cruise.

Gratuity envelopes for the Disney Cruise.

Dinner at Animator’s Palate

That night, we had dinner at Animator’s Palate, which I think, is the cutest restaurant on the Disney Dream! I love the adorable Mickey Mouse chairs!

A Mickey Mouse themed chair at Animator's Palate.

This black truffle pasta is filled with truffle-scented cheese with a champagne sauce was delicious!

A photo of Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes from Animator's Palace on the Disney Dream cruise ship.

This is the Chicken and Walnut Salad with dried cranberries, red onions and a cranberry dressing.

Chicken and Walnut Salad from Animator's Palate.
Chicken and Walnut Salad

The baked potato and cheddar cheese soup with bacon and chives.

Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup with bacon and chives in a white bowl from Disney Cruise Line's Animator's Palate.

The herb crusted pork chop with sun dried tomato risotto.

Herb Crusted Pork Chop from Animator's Palate.

And this is the ginger-teriyaki dusted beef tenderloin with wasabi mashed potatoes. My boys ordered the pasta, a cheeseburger and steak.

Ginger-Teriyaki dusted Angus Beef Tenderloin from Animator's Palate on the Disney Dream.

For dessert we had a Mickey Ice Cream Bar with sprinkles, Crunchy walnut cake with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate fudge cheesecake, and the lemon ice box pie.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar from Disney Cruise Line.
Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Crunchy Walnut Cake from a Disney Cruise.
Crunchy Walnut Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake at Animator's Palate.
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
A slice of Lemon Icebox Pie.
Lemon Ice Box Pie

Time to Pack

After dinner, it was time to head back to the room to pack. I may or may not have been doing things to procrastinate because I didn’t want our cruise to end.

Towel animal in Disney Dream stateroom 8614.

My older boys went back to the Edge, where they spent most of their time on the cruise, so my husband, 7-year-old and I sat out on the Verandah to enjoy one last sunset. I then asked my son to tell me about Scuttle’s Cove on Castaway Cay.

A dad and son sitting on the verandah of the Disney Dream stateroom 8614.

After dropping him off at the kids club, we stopped to see Goofy dressed as a Mummy and I bought a sweatshirt that I had my eye on for the whole cruise. Then we packed up our suitcases and headed to Trivia.

Mummy Goofy in the atrium of the Disney Dream.

Disney Tunes Trivia

Disney Tunes Trivia was being held in the D Lounge and was a fun activity. If you want to see a schedule of activities for our Disney Cruise, you can find it here

I knew a lot of the Disney songs, but let’s just say, I have to brush up on my trivia skills. Some of the songs really stumped me!

Answers to Disney Tunes Trivia.

On Deck 11, my son got one last ice cream cone. My boys said that the strawberry banana twist ice cream was the best, but I liked the chocolate because it tasted like a Wendy’s frosty. We went for one more walk around deck 4, then got everyone ready for bed. 

Unlimited Ice Cream on the Disney Dream.

Disembarkation

On disembarkation day, we had to get up super early to make it to breakfast by 7:00 am. Our room looked pretty depressing without all of our stuff. We had a cool view of the terminal. We took one last look around our room, then headed down to breakfast.       

Empty stateroom 8614 on the Disney Dream.

Our last breakfast was at Animator’s Palate. The menu was not quite as extensive as previous days, but I think that is because they are trying to rush you off the ship.

Animator's Palate on the Disney Dream.

As I mentioned before, you find the menus for all of the restaurants on the Disney Dream here.

Picture of Disney Cruise Breakfast Menu from the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App.

My boys had their donuts, my husband had yogurt, and I had an omelet and hash browns. 

Route 66 breakfast from a Disney Cruise.
Route 66 Breakfast

And just like that, our cruise on the Disney Dream has come to an end. We had an amazing time all four days, and I hope you had fun following along.

Atrium of the Disney Dream.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out days one, two, and three and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube, so you won’t miss our next adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

The Disney Dream at the Disney Cruise terminal in Port Canaveral Florida.

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