Welcome aboard Magical Blogorail Yellow! This month we’re cyber-visiting Disney destinations we haven’t been to yet but that are on our “someday” list. For me and my family, that would be a trip on Disney Cruise Line.
I was fortunate to sail aboard the Disney DREAM Christening Cruise. However, the invitation was for me only, and my family had to miss out. (And they haven’t let me live that down since, lol!) My husband is a little leery about being in open waters, but I’m certain that once he’s on the ship, he’ll forget any fears of getting lost at sea. Disney Cruise Line is just like the Disney parks in that they immerse Guests in a completely alternate world. That’s the very thing that hooked us from our very first Disney trip and keeps us coming back for more!
Each of the four Disney Cruise Line ships offer state-of-the-art amenities and all the comforts of home on three, four, or seven or more night sailings bound for Alaska, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal, or Europe. With clubs and tons of activities for kids and teens, not to mention the Broadway caliber shows, swimming pools, fine dining, deck parties, and evening fireworks, “Mom, I’m bored,” is something we would definitely not hear on a Disney cruise! I’m still twisting my husband’s arm, but hopefully someday in the not-too-distant future, we’ll hear the cheer of DCL Crew Members welcoming us aboard.
Walt Disney always wanted his parks to transport Guests into his imagination—to place them right into the movies—and the theme parks accomplish that goal. I know Walt and Lilly took their share of cruises, but I don’t know if Walt ever envisioned owning his own fleet of ships. I have no doubt he would be pleased at DCL’s offerings!
Learn about maritime activities.
• Distress signals for all boaters at Boatsafe.
• Learn how to spell your last name and SOS using Sephamore flag signals.
• Make your own secret codes at Thunk.
Research the following:
• Find out why speed at sea is called knots.
• Investigate how the moon affects the tide.
• Learn how to calculate the distance to the horizon in nautical miles.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Communication (maritime)
SKILL LEVEL: Middle Grades
Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Yellow this month. We will be back Friday, October 5th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Return to Disney
2nd Stop ~Magik Mouse
3rd Stop ~ DIStherapy
4th Stop ~ Delightfully Disney
Final Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse (YOU ARE HERE)
Think outside the textbook with this veteran homeschooling author & editor, and learn while you play!