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Mousefest 2004 - Tuesday, December 7

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December 5 - December 13, 2004

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TUESDAY, December 7, 2004


Mark Owens and the Snow Family

Today we awoke to another crystal clear, warm morning in the Caribbean. We docked at Castaway Cay at 9:30. As we disembarked, we were greeted by a family of snow people and a huge decorated tree. Cast members were giving out holiday cookies and egg nog (no alcohol). It was simply a gorgeous day.



At 11:15 all MouseFest cruisers met at the boat dock for a group photo. The Disney Wonder in the background made for a great MouseFest souvenir!


The Klusewitz Family
The Klusewitz Family
Amy (amymouse)
Amy (amymouse)

Steve and George

Steve and George

Getting Organized for the Group Photo

Getting Organized for the Group Photo
Last minute instructions from the Photographer
Last minute instructions from the Photographer

Team AllEarsNet, Passporter and MouseEarVacations

Teams AllEarsNet, PassPorter and MouseEarVacations


Members of the group spent the day relaxing in hammocks, enjoying the clear but cool water and lots of excursions. Some folks did walking tours, others were out on kayaks, some went snorkeling and several folks (including Deb) tried parasailing! It was an incredibly smooth ride, several hundred feet above the motor boat that sailed around the Castaway Cay waterways. We've even got a Parasailing Meet all lined up for the MouseFest 2005 Cruise!

Ray Enjoys the Water

Ray enjoys the water

Deb Wills Parasails!

Deb Wills parasails!

Linda exclaims: It Was Awesome!!!
Linda exclaims: It Was Awesome!


Tonight is the Castaway Cay Club reception. Anyone who has sailed on the Disney Cruise Line automatically becomes a member. There are light cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet the ship's captain. Also, if you are a Castway Cay Club member, a welcome gift awaits you in your cabin upon your arrival. Recently, the gift has been a colorful Disney Cruise Line beach blanket (one per stateroom).

Jeanne and Bill

Deb with Tom McAlpin, President of the Disney Cruise Line

Beth Eloheimo

Gerry and Rosemary


Also tonight was the popular Golden Mickeys show. Performed in the Walt Disney Theatre, this show highlights some of the best Disney animated films with musical renditions. It debuted in 2003 and quickly became a favorite of many.

Family Fun this evening included "Who Wants to be a Mouseketeer" and "Walk the Plank", won by the Klusewitz Family.

Larison and Zigner Families

The Doig Family from Colorado

Lee Family and Deb

Jay and Kelly Richardson

Coleman and Spellman Families

Timothy, Cynthia and Nicholas O'Connell


After dinner, Jennifer and Dave Marx hosted a meet at WaveBands for '70s night. We had no idea we had even more celebrities in our group! Everyone was having a great time, some were dancing, some were just listening to the music, and some were plotting to perform "YMCA." Dave joined Jennifer's brother-in-law Chad and Matt, a returning MouseFest friend, along with a few others to make up the legendary Village People. They started by running out on stage and ripping their shirts off and finished by perfectly mimicking the originals. Vickie "Gloria Gaynor" Barrett belted out her rendition of I Will Survive! She even won first place in the Gloria Gaynor sing-off!


Vickie aka Gloria Gaynor

Vickie aka Gloria Gaynor

MouseFest "Village People", Matt, Chad and Dave

MouseFest "Village People": Matt, Chad and Dave


Continue to December 8, Day at Sea on the Disney Wonder

Mark your calendars for MouseFest 2005... Everyone is welcome!

Mousefest 2005 -- November 30 - December 8, 2005
Mega Mouse Meet Saturday - December 3
MouseFest 2005 Disney Wonder Cruise December 4-


MouseFest 2006 -- December 3 - 12, 2006
Mega Mouse Meet Saturday - December 9
MouseFest 2006 Disney Wonder Cruise December 3 - 7, 2006

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