A Very Merry Brock Birthday

 
On Wednesday, April 16, THE Emma Brock turned 24. It was a momentous day, marked with an even more momentous birthday hashtag (#brockbirthday) and we were so excited to be a part of it.

We started off the day with a fabulous breakfast on the deck overlooking the ocean. Mickey waffles. Upgrade. Eggs Benedict. Upgrade.

Then we headed off the boat onto Castaway Cay (Disney’s own freakin private island!) for a mysterious surprise.

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A TREASURE HUNT! Emma’s friend Lauren had orchestrated this whole easter egg treasure hunt throughout the island it was magical. First stop, “the only snowman for 10,000 miles!”

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So we headed on over to Olaf- see him there on the right? And out popped Laura with a big hug and an easter basket to collect all the treasure!

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SHE FOUND THE TREASURE! Best part was the parents were asking us if there was an Easter Egg hunt going on. NO. JUST FOR EMMA. FOR HER BIRTHDAY. ADULTS ONLY. ONLY EMMA AND ONLY FOR BROCK BIRTHDAYS. We said it nicer than that.

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We forced Emma to wear SO many birthday buttons.

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The second clue fit with the first like a puzzle. What is it going to say???

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Then off to the gift shop for more clues.

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Off to get the next clue at the bicycle shack!

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And riding in the trolley towards the final clue.

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We ran into Captain Jack Sparrow.

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HAPPY BROCK BIRTHDAY OBLIGATORY DISNEY CHARACTER PHOTO OP.

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And another.

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Jack helped lead us to the next clue, which led us to…

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SURPRISE! The crew beach with all of her friends and cast mates waiting for her!

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Hugs and happiness.

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And here’s Emma with the mastermind behind it all, Lauren!

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Emma with the lovely ladies of the Disney Magic.

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Then time for presents, food, and bubbles!

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The whole Disney Magic cast.

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We had a blast just hanging out and celebrating, then spent the rest of the afternoon lounging on the beach. Doesn’t get better than that!

That evening we got all dressed up for a fancy dinner at Palo, an amazing restaurant onboard.

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Emma stopped by our room beforehand and we went through all the #brockbirthday photos. You see, Emma gets limited internet on board and hasn’t seen lots of her friends since leaving for her Disney contract, so she asked her friends to post a picture of themselves and tag it #brockbirthday so she could feel like she was with everyone on her birthday. It was a HIT and she got SO many creative selfies.

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Stanzi and Adam’s #brockbirthday picture? Life changing.

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And then…. we saw  THIS:

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Her friend Nick brought Emma’s headshot around with him all day. THE BEST. BROCK BIRTHDAY!

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And now for some pictures of the gorgeous birthday girl!

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At the restaurant. We had the meal of a LIFETIME there. SO good.

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And we gave Emma her birthday presents.

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And she smiled.

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And laughed. And we ate and talked and ate food and talked and ate the best chocolatey lava cake something that was the best ever.

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And it was so wonderful. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!

 

 

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