Dancing With the Disney Stars

It’s a good thing I never go anywhere without my camera when we’re on vacation. Brayden and I were just chilling near the ship’s atrium this afternoon — I was reading, he was playing on Chris’s phone — when a dance party suddenly began and a bunch of Disney characters arrived. Brayden put down the iPhone and immediately joined in.

And when I say “joined in,” I mean he busted so many moves that I thought he was going to injure himself. You know that scene in “Back to the Future” when Marty gets all out of control while playing guitar at the high school dance? That was Brayden. People were actually clearing space to watch him go. He had Goofy and Mickey and Pluto all trying (and failing) to keep up with him. It was something to see.

We (barely) managed to stay awake for the Star Wars deck party last night, but I was glad we did. The show featured characters like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C3PO, and R2D2, none of whom were part of the random character greetings around the ship yesterday. The fireworks were pretty spectacular, too. The boys were beyond exhausted by the time it was all done, but I think they had fun.

This was another sea day, so we spent the morning riding the water coaster and swimming in the pool. You have to get to the water coaster early or the line gets crazy long, but getting up early is par for the course in our group, so that worked out well.

Tomorrow we get to spend the day on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. Beach day here we come…