As a dedicated travel planner, I love hearing what my clients have to say about their trip. Jackson a/k/a “Jax” Geach is an amazing young man and a rising Hollywood star. He is an actor, model, singer, musician and songwriter among other talents. Check out his Facebook Page here. Jackson loves all things Disney and I had the privilege of booking his family’s first Disney Cruise. I was very eager to hear all about their adventure at sea. Here’s my short post-cruise interview with Jax and a few pictures his mom shared with me after their trip.
What was the first thing you said when your parents told you that you were going on a Disney cruise? I said, “Wow this is awesome!” but in my head I was thinking ,“We’re not going to Disney World?” Usually we go to Disney World every winter so this was a change for me, but as the days went forward I started researching Disney Cruise Line and started obsessing over going on the ship. To be honest, I asked every single day leading up to it.
What is the first thing you remember after you boarded the ship? We went during the Christmas season and the first thing I remember is the beautiful colors, lights, and gorgeous Christmas tree! I also remember the crew calling out “And here we have the Geach family!” It was a very magical moment for me and the rest of my family.
What is the first thing you did after checking into your room? The first thing I did was the “Interactive Detective Agency” with my sister Makenna. It was really fun because it showed us everything around the ship from the restaurants, to the shops, and the art gallery. I would definitely recommend it. It is the best way (and most fun) to learn your way around the ship.
What was your favorite food on board? My favorite food was actually a soup. I loved the bacon potato soup from the Animation restaurant.
How was the weather during your cruise? If it rained, what did you do when it rained? It was (mostly) nice and sunny during our cruise. When it rained I rode the AquaDuck and watched movies from the room.
Who was your favorite Disney Cruise Cast member onboard and why? Was it your server? My favorite Disney Cruise cast members were from the restaurants. They were very friendly, and kind. One of the cast members gave me an origami swan.
Which was your favorite restaurant and why? My favorite restaurant had to be the Enchanted Garden because I loved the design from the flowers to the tables; it was amazing. They also had a great breakfast buffet.
Did you make any new friends on board? Yes, I met this girl named Tori at dinner the first night and we would talk every night afterward.
Did you go to the kids’ clubs? If yes, what did you think? I did one activity at the kids’ club which was the Star Wars Training and it taught us how to use the “Force”. However, there were so many other great activities to do I just didn’t have time for more.
What family activities did you participate in? We participated in the AquaDuck which was one of our favorite things on the ship. We loved how it went over the water and that it went around the whole perimeter of the ship. We also participated in the Pirates of the Caribbean pirate night. I loved the fireworks, music, and the dance party at the end because I showed everyone my moves. The thing l loved the most was participating in the tree lighting. It was a great way to feel the holiday spirit throughout the entire trip. I can’t wait to go on another Disney Cruise!
Jax is already looking forward to his next Disney Cruise! Are you ready to walk in his scuba shoes and book your Disney Cruise?
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It’s time to treat your senses to a breathtaking, flavorful and fun-tastic adventure at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival going on now through May 30, 2016.
In addition to Epcot’s longtime cherished attractions, interactive learning experiences and character meet & greets, you will find an exquisite culinary collection of authentic international cuisine, how-to gardening seminars and workshops, and interactive play gardens that glow at night!
“See” all of the carefully crafted character topiaries including Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, making their 2nd festival appearance.
“Hear” the pulsating beats of timeless and treasured pop music bands with the Garden Rocks Concert Series featuring Peter Noone, Herman’s Hermits and Darlene Love – just to name a few.
“Smell” more than the roses at the Healing and Health Garden display of ancient medicinal plants and herbs, and the grandiose floral arrays throughout the park.
“Taste” some of the finest delicacies showcased around the world, pamper your palate with specialty wines and mixed cocktails, and experience Florida Fresh – a sampling of unique blends of locally grown and produced ingredients.
“Feel” the friendly flutter of butterfly wings against your ears or the soft tickle of their tiny legs as these treasured winged wonders grace the palms of your hands at the Butterflies on the Go exhibit.
Create with children. Fellowship with friends. Make new memories.
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Travel is both my profession and my passion. I love to travel and cruising has become my preferred vacation choice. With cruises, my vacation begins the moment I step onto the ship. My sons, ages 14, 19 and 24, all love cruising too. Greater than birthdays and holidays, it’s our most anticipated time of year. Whether young or mature, cruises offer a variety of activities and unique experiences for every age. Continue reading →