A water coaster that sends guests racing above
the upper decks of the ship. An animated turtle that engages
children in conversation about life in the ocean. A lounge where
the sun sets over the skyline of a different world-famous city
each night. When the Disney Dream debuts on 26 January 2011, the
newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet will bring to life
these innovations and more.
“For more than a decade, passengers have filled
their passports with memories sailing around the world with Disney
Cruise Line,” said Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo.
“With the Disney Dream joining our fleet, we’ll be able to take
families to even more places they never imagined they could visit
– in true Disney style.”
The Disney Dream’s design offers guests a
blend of elegant Art Deco style and fun-filled Disney
whimsy to create one of the most spectacular ships afloat.
Distinctly Disney guest features aboard the Disney Dream include:
AquaDuck Water Coaster:
Passengers aboard the Disney Dream will get swept away on an
exhilarating high-speed flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops,
uphill acceleration and river rapids – all while traversing the
upper decks of the ship. AquaDuck stretches 765 feet in
length - more than two and a half times the length of a football
field - and spans four decks in height. Passengers can slide 13 feet
over the side of the ship in a translucent "swing out" loop
allowing them to look down on the ocean 150 feet below. They experience coaster-like thrills, as high-powered water jets
push them upwards and forwards at 20 feet per second. AquaDuck continues through the forward funnel, encounters a 335
foot stretch of river rapids and splashes down to an end on Deck
Virtual Porthole for Inside Staterooms:
All inside staterooms on the Disney Dream will feature a Virtual
Porthole that provides guests with a real-time view outside the
ship. High-definition cameras placed on the exterior of the ship
feed live video to each Virtual Porthole. As guests observe the
impressive outside views, they may glimpse a magical surprise:
animated characters such as Peach the starfish from the
Disney•Pixar hit film “Finding Nemo”, or Mickey Mouse may even pop by
the Virtual Porthole.
Magical Oasis for Children: The
celebration of children’s creativity rises to a new level on the
Disney Dream with nearly an entire deck of youth spaces designed
to inspire, entertain and unlock the imagination of children.
There are two main spaces for children aged three to ten - a Lab
and a Club.
At Disney’s Oceaneer Club, children can:
- Play among
larger-than-life characters from Disney•Pixar's "Toy Story" in
- Explore the Laugh Floor with loveable monsters
Mike and Sully from "Monsters, Inc."
- Dive under the sea with Nemo and friends or visit Tinker Bell's fairy forest
Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, children
can try their hand at animation, become a pop star or navigate
ships through digital seas.
Both venues offer
interactions with the animated characters such as Crush, the sea
turtle from the Disney•Pixar motion picture “Finding Nemo” and
Stitch, the mischievous alien from “Lilo and Stitch”. The
characters chat, play and joke with children in live, unrehearsed
conversations from their digital undersea and intergalactic
environments via 103-inch plasma screens.
for Tweens and Teens: Located inside the forward funnel is
Edge – a lounge just for what Disney calls tweens (ages 11 to 13). This tween pad
is filled with a multitude of hi-tech entertainment including the
ability to create and star in photo postcards and video karaoke
using green-screen technology.
Teens have their own
exclusive club aboard the Disney Dream with Vibe – an indoor/outdoor space created especially for
14 to 17. A “teen-only” swipe card provides access to the nearly
Teens can create and edit videos,
play computer games, access the onboard social media application
or try their hand at spinning and mixing dance tracks. Teens have
their own private outdoor deck area with chaise lounges for
sunbathing, two wading pools, misters and pop jets for cooling
off, and deck games such as ping-pong and foosball.
Personal Touches with
Rotational Dining: Throughout a cruise, guests “rotate” through three
different restaurants for dinner – with their servers accompanying
them, providing guests with familiar, personalized
service each night. The rotational dining restaurants include:
- Animator's Palace, a signature Disney Cruise Line restaurant
that brings the magic of Disney animation into the dining room for
a unique experience that will captivate the entire family.
Royal Palace, an elegant restaurant inspired by the classic Disney
films "Cinderella", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", " Beauty
and the Beast" and "Sleeping Beauty".
- Enchanted Garden, a
casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles
and featuring a dining environment that magically transforms from
day to night.
Just for Adults: Adults can
escape in to The District, a nighttime entertainment area on the
Disney Dream with five unique venues. This playground for grownups
features sophisticated lounges, each with its own unique design,
look, feel and palate-pleasing delights.
Senses Spa & Salon
offers adult tranquility with 17 private treatment rooms, lavish
spa villas with indoor treatment rooms and private outdoor
verandahs, and Rainforest, a special section of the spa offering
the benefits of steam, heat and hydrotherapy to relax the mind and
At Palo, adult guests find epicurean excellence and an
gourmet dinner experience at sea. Every seat offers
ocean vistas while a pianist softly serenades guests in
an intimate restaurant setting.
The Disney Dream is scheduled
to depart on its maiden voyage on 26 January 2011, and will sail
alternating three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas and
Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. During summer months, the
ship will alternate four and five-night itineraries with two stops
at Castaway Cay.
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