Disney Dream Emerges with New Enhancements | Cruise News – Nov. 3, 2015

Disney Dream Emerges with New Enhancements

Cruise News – Nov. 3, 2015

Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream has returned from a three-week drydock with several new enhancements, including:


Star Wars–Inspired Kids Area

Inspired by the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Millennium Falcon is a newly themed area in Disney’s Oceaneer Club (open to kids ages 3 to 12). At the spacecraft-inspired play area, children join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with navigation, sitting in the cockpit, and piloting the spaceship.

Children can also get creative through Star Wars–themed crafts, games, and activities; watch episodes from the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels, on a large screen; or virtually join the rebellion at gaming stations featuring the series’ action-packed adventures. The excitement continues during a shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training experience that invites young Jedi hopefuls to learn light saber moves from a Jedi Master.


High-Tech Disney Infinity Space

Also in the Oceaneer Club, a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game offers children a new way of playing with exciting virtual experiences and immersive activities. Customized, on-screen adventures bring Disney stories to life.

The complete set of Disney Infinity character figures is on display, and kids visiting this room (found only aboard Disney Dream) can also unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content that they can continue to enjoy when playing Disney Infinity at home.

Special activities bring the virtual gameplay experience to life. For example, a life-sized Disney Infinity Base sets the stage where children take the place of character figures for a group gaming experience. Lighting up in response to gameplay on a large screen, this interactive floor allows kids to be immersed in the Toy Box.


Specialty Sweet Shop
On the Disney Dream, Vanellope's Sweets and Treats satisfies the sweet tooth of cruisers of all ages, with handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and delectable novelty treats for purchase. Inspired by the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop offers new flavors of gelato and ice cream daily, along with a wide selection of toppings. (Kent Phillips, photographer) Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats serves up handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and novelty treats for purchase. New to Deck 11, the smell of freshly baked waffle cones and candy lingers from the specialty store’s two entrances, inside Cabanas restaurant, and outside by the pool deck.

Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush racecar game in Wreck-It Ralph, the sweet shop’s décor features nods to the film, including a racetrack, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s racecar, and King Candy’s throne. New flavors of gelato and ice cream are offered daily, along with a wide selection of toppings. Signature sundaes include Vanellope Von Schweetz’s Race Kart Sundae, served in Vanellope’s own racecar, and Ralph’s Family Challenge Sundae, presented in a trophy cup and made with eight heaping scoops of ice cream, meant for the entire family to share.


Magical Makeover Salon

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Deck 5 midship brings to life the storybook fantasies of young guests. This special salon offers aspiring princesses and knights ages 3 to 12 the chance to transform into royalty with the help of a fairy godmother-in-training. On pirate party night, the boutique becomes The Pirates League where swashbuckling pirates of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their inner buccaneer.


Adults-Only Retreat

Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward includes a new water feature, Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain that provides cool comfort. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.



Disney Dream debuted in 2011 and sails 3- and 4-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral.

Photo: Disney Cruise Line

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