Creativity and Innovation Take the Helm Aboard the Disney Dream
|CELEBRATION, Fla. – A
first-of-its-kind 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 sophisticated lounge where
the sun sets over the skyline of a different world-famous
city each night. When the Disney Dream debuts on Jan. 26,
2011, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet will
bring to life these innovations and more.
The Disney Dream will take family cruising to all-new heights, embracing the spirit of innovation, magical family entertainment and immersive experiences that have made Disney Cruise Line the incomparable cruise of choice for families since 1998.
Disney Cruise Line revolutionized the cruise industry with ships designed especially for families. With the advent of the Disney Dream, preparations are underway to expand the one-of-a-kind family experience, utilizing technology to enhance the world-class entertainment and legendary guest services onboard. From stem to stern, the Disney Dream will offer a cruise experience that caters to each and every guest.
The Disney Dream features a remarkable interior design with a warm and welcoming feel throughout, providing the perfect 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 ship include:
AquaDuck Water Coaster
Disney Cruise Line debuts a cruise-industry first: a shipboard water coaster … AquaDuck! Guests 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.
Porthole for Inside Staterooms
Disney Cruise Line introduces another stateroom innovation with all inside staterooms on the Disney Dream featuring a Magical 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 Magical 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 film “Finding Nemo,” the flying balloon house from “UP” or even Mickey Mouse.
A Magical Oasis for Children
Only on a Disney Cruise Line ship can children become immersed in their favorite Disney stories with the help of caring counselors, beloved Disney characters and a sprinkling of pixie dust. 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 ages three to 10.
At Disney’s Oceaneer Club, children can:
|At Disney’s Oceaneer Lab,
children feel as though they are embarking on a great seafaring
adventure in a room filled with maps, maritime instruments and
swashbuckling artifacts. Here, children can try their hand at
animation, become a pop star or navigate ships through digital seas.
Both youth areas offer magical 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 giant plasma screens.
Both venues also feature a Magic Playfloor, a cruise industry first that blends the latest in gaming technology with Disney’s panache for storytelling. The interactive floor allows children to engage in group activities where their movements control the action. Activities include controlling the pitch of a virtual tilt maze, flying over the streets of London with Peter Pan and riding the ocean waves with Crush.
Chill-Out Zones for Tweens and Teens
Located inside the forward funnel of the Disney Dream is Edge – the lounge just for 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 with Vibe – a trendy, 9,000-square-foot club for guests ages 14 to 17. Teens can create videos, play computer games and try their hand at mixing dance tracks. Teens have a private outdoor area for sunbathing, deck games and cooling off with wading pools and water jets.
Personal Touches with Rotational Dining. . .
Disney Cruise Line continues its innovative rotational dining concept onboard the Disney Dream with elaborately themed restaurants, distinctly Disney touches, and world-class cuisine to create a magical dining experience. Throughout the cruise, guests visit different restaurants for dinner – with their servers accompanying them, providing friendly, personalized service each night. Restaurants include:
On the Disney Dream, while children are having the time of their lives in the elaborately themed youth areas, adults can look forward to incomparable indulgences and relaxation with exclusive areas and offerings designed exclusively for them.
|The Disney Dream will depart on her
maiden voyage Jan. 26, 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.
To learn more about the Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Disney Dream, or to book a vacation, please contact Academy Travel at 609-978-0740.
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