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Bon Voyage, Disney Fantasy

posted on April 3rd, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager, Public Affairs

The Disney Fantasy sailing by approximately 4,500 spectators, who were waving Mickey hands along the shoreline.

Members of the community gathered together at Jetty Park in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday to wish the Disney Fantasy “Bon Voyage.” There was excitement in the air that erupted into cheers when the Disney Fantasy played “When You Wish Upon a Star” on its horn and began its way down the channel for its Maiden Voyage to the Western Caribbean.

Our new ship sailed by approximately 4,500 spectators, who were waving Mickey hands along the shoreline and at nearby restaurants, on its way out to sea. Disney Fantasy guests and beloved Disney characters onboard waved back.

Port Canaveral also hosted a similar event to welcome the Disney Dream last year, and many local families were able to attend both events and wave to both ships. Radio Disney and WLRQ FM 99.3 played music and hosted trivia contests.

We were even treated to a visit from Disney fan favorite Bonnie Voyage, who entertained the audience.

Nothing could dampen the spirits of our fans who were there to help us celebrate the newest addition to our fleet, not even a little rain.

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Kelly on April 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 am

I was on the preview cruise and it was so magical! I bet these folks are going to have an amazing trip!!


Daniel on April 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 am

Great story! We’re here in Grand Cayman right now and witnessed a DCL rarity yesterday–two (2) DCL ships in the same port, Magic and Fantasy. Any pictures of this unusual event?


Kimberly from MA on April 3rd, 2012 at 9:58 am

I’ll be sailing away on the Fantasy in 5 months!!


Santa from FL on April 3rd, 2012 at 10:20 am

I will be on the Fantasy May 26th. Can’t wait.


Jennifer on April 5th, 2012 at 11:43 am

I set sail on the Disney Fantasy on April 21st. IT. CAN’T. COME. SOON. ENOUGH!!!

Which is why I’m here reading everything I can about the Fantasy…so I can already begin to escape the real world and start my Fantasy vacation early. :-)


vicky from AZ on April 8th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I was on the Maiden Voyage and it was Amazing!!! What a Beautiful ship!!!