One of the perks of having Piper as a best friend (aside from unconditional love, support and non-stop laughter) is that she gets invited to press events and sometimes takes me as her guest to things like the christening celebration of Disney's newest cruise ship, Fantasy.
I'm not a Disney fanatic and I've never been on a luxury cruise, but we knew the Disney company would throw an amazing party and figured it would at least be a funny night.
But here's what happened: the party wasn't amazing, it was UH-MAZINGGGG. Like, blow your mind, knock your socks off, insanely, incredibly nuts. The ship is opulent and I now totally understand why so many people go gaga for Disney cruises. Guests can easily imagine they are in a fantasy world, living the life of a princess.
First on our itinerary was the Entertainment Showcase in the Walt Disney Theatre. I honestly expected to watch some promotional material on the jumbo screens. Instead, we got several live musical Disney performances hosted by Neil Patrick Harris!
Mary Poppins showed up.
Oh, and then Jerry Seinfeld performed on stage for 15 minutes. You know Jerome, right?
And then Tony and Grammy award winner, Heather Headley, performed three Disney numbers.
And then Neil Patrick Harris walked around the room greeting celebrity guests like Tim Gunn, Alan Cumming, Ty Pennington, and Mayor Bloomberg (we were surprised at how excited we were about seeing Mayor B., I like that guy.)
When the show was over we were all given a glass of champagne and lead to the Atrium for the Christening Celebration.
More Bob Iger, more Neil Patrick Harris, and then guess who waltzed down the stairs to give a toast
MARIAH CAREY (!!!!).... and Mickey Mouse! (Not gonna lie, when I was 13 I waited in line at Disney World to get Mickey's signature).
At this point Piper and I were pretty much losing our minds, but luckily a kind staff member directed us to the Animation Palette restaurant for dinner. After dinner we went to the Europa District (think Epcot Center, but all bars and clubs) for more snacks and fancy drinks.
Oui, oui. Champagne bar for France.
Ciao! We're in Italy!
Getting randy in London.
If you want to read more about our magically enchanting night check out Piper's post on Yahoo Shine.