New Details Revealed For The Upcoming Disney Dream Cruise Ship

With the highly anticipated Disney Dream Cruise Ship just one year away from sailing, new details are being released on the features of this magnificent ship. The interior design will offer an elegant Art Deco style mixed with whimsical Disney fun.

Set to debut Jan. 26, 2011, the Disney Dream will feature a cruise-industry first, an on board water coaster! Entitled the AquaDuck, this 765 feet long, translucent high-speed ride is sure to provide a thrill! Guests will be looking down on the ocean 150 feet below, while sliding 13 feet over the side of the ship in a see-through loop. While high-powered jets push thrill seekers upwards and forwards at 20 feet per second, the AquaDuck will continue through, encountering a 335 foot stretch of river rapids, ending on Deck 12 with a splash. Talk about roller coaster thrills!

Virtual Portholes will offer another cruise line first, allowing guests to view real-time views outside the ship thanks to the high-definition cameras placed on the exterior of the ship. I can just imagine the look on a child’s face when the magical animated characters such as Peach the starfish from “Finding Nemo”, or Mickey Mouse pop in now and again to say hello!

Little ones can take a break from the beach at Nemo’s Reef, a fun water-play area with underwater characters from Disney’s “Finding Nemo”. Pop jets, bubblers, a pint-sized water slide shaped as Mr. Ray and a water curtain which mimics that of the EAC (East Australian Current), are just a few of it’s features. At 1,500 square feet, this soft wet-deck surfaced area is perfect for taking a break from the beach. Surrounded by a glass enclosure, this mini water play area has two entrances, one of which is wheel-chair accessible.

Nemo’s Reef is surrounded by a glass enclosure, with a main guest entrance and a wheelchair-accessible entrance.

Incredibly decorated restaraunts offer a magical Rotational Dining experience, allowing you to “rotate” through three different restaurants through dinner with their servers accompanying them.

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.”

Animator’s Palate, 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.

Enchanted Garden, a whimsical casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles and featuring a dining environment that magically transforms from day

to night.

Many other features include an additional restaurant, three adult lounges, a spa,  Teen Clubs, Oceaneer Labs and the Animator’s Studio (just to name a few). 

The Disney Dream is scheduled to depart on its 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. Guests can book their Disney Dream cruise beginning Nov. 9, 2009.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at 888/325-2500.

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