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New Experiences Coming to the Disney Dream When Transformed Spaces Debut This Fall

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line

Just announced today, we’re bringing exciting new experiences to the Disney Dream when we transform spaces throughout the ship this fall! Headlining the enhancements are two new interactive youth areas, one themed to Star Wars and another to Disney Infinity. We’re also adding a whimsical sweet shop serving handmade gelato and the ever-popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Here’s a look at the new spaces and the fun in store for Disney Dream cruisers …

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Star Wars: Millennium Falcon

In Disney’s Oceaneer Club, kids are in for an out-of-this-galaxy experience in a newly themed play, Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga.

Upon entering the spaceship, younglings will join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of this powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot this super-cool spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.

We’ll also offer Star Wars-themed crafts, games and activities in this space. Plus, kids can 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 Academy experience that invites young Jedi hopefuls – known as “Padawans” – to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master. They can then use the Force and face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.

Disney Infinity

Also in the Oceaneer Club, a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game offers more fun for kids.

In the Disney Infinity area, children can experience a whole new way of playing together with exciting virtual experiences and immersive activities. Customized, on-screen adventures will bring to life characters and stories from across The Walt Disney Company.

The complete set of Disney Infinity character figures will be on display for creative inspiration and available for gameplay. Kids visiting this special room – found only on the Disney Dream – will be able to unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content that they can continue to enjoy when playing Disney Infinity at home.

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

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Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats

Handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and delectable novelty treats are some of the deliciousness available for purchase at Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats. Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop’s décor features nods to the film, including a race track and checkerboard patterned floor, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s race car and King Candy’s throne. This specialty store coming to Deck 11 will have two entrances, inside Cabana’s restaurant and outside by the pool deck.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

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

Satellite Falls

Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward will include 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.

This wave of enhancements to the Disney Dream debuts on the October 26 four-night voyage from Port Canaveral, following the ship’s dry dock October 4-24, 2015 in Freeport, Bahamas. Which new space are you most excited about?

Comments

  • Mo. My two grandchildren will be so excited about the addition of Star Wars and the boutique for the girls. What great additions. After three Disney Dream trips I did not think it could get any better! That is Disney for ya!!!!

  • So where is the Adult Star Wars Club?!!?! Seriously! I was six when A New Hope was released. I’m a bit old for that particular attraction.

  • We are already booked on the Dream for 10/30. Can’t wait to see the new areas. You need to have an adult night in the Star Wars area after the kiddies have gone to bed.

  • This is amazing! I love the Fantasy as my husband and I and my sons went on the Fantasy and it is nice to see it coming to the Disney Dream. The only thing I am surprised that they are not doing is the Aqua Lab as that is a great spot for kids. I also am a Star Wars fan and so are my boys.

  • Awesome new additions! Sweet idea to include the Millennium falcon

    Eric– You really have to understand that Frozen is Disney Animation’s biggest hit since The Lion King. Frozen received acclaim from both critics and audiences, won a Golden Globe, two Academy Awards, and became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Plus, it is a great film with characters and music that audiences love, in addition to a great story. As such, there has definitely been a big *public demand* for merchandise and content.
    (And no, it has not become the “Let it Go movie”, people love the characters and story, not just the soundtrack.)

  • My girls are so excited about the Star Wars Addition as well as the Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats. I just hope that Disney is not moving towards the trend of the other cruise lines with the extra cost restaurants and shops. A good gelato is nice but not if its $8. We will stick with the free ice cream, because once you have one gelato in our house is turns into more!

  • Looks awesome. And I’m with Richard from MI. The Cantina Bar from the old Star Wars would be phenomenal!

  • @Michael – Sweet and Treats is replacing the space where the arcade is currently.

  • @Rebecca – The changes to the Oceaneer’s Club are replacing Monster’s Academy and the Finding Nemo space.

  • They need one of these as a bar for adults, with the funky music and characters. Wish I was a kid again.

  • I love Vanellope’s shop. It is so cute! I hope she opens one in Disneyland and WDW. :)

  • My husband & I have sailed many times on the Fantasy. Adults will love the additions to the adult area on deck 13. Satelitte Falls and the covered deck area on deck 13 are great. We spend a lot of time relaxing up their. Enjoy!

  • Does this apply to the Disney Dream 3 night out of Port Canaveral? In the article it states the 4 night.

  • This looks so cool!! I just showed it to my husband and he got really excited!

  • I’m so excited to see the changes. My wife and I booked a cruise for ourselves that starts November 9th. I hate it that the kids won’t be with us to enjoy the new kids’ areas, especially since my oldest son is a huge Star Wars fan.

  • I think I may have to turn to a life of piracy & commandeer that particular vessel. Thank you Disney, for driving me to a life of crime.

  • @Elizabeth, they had open houses every day on my Dream cruise. It’s usually at 9:00am. I think they have extended hours on Castaway Cay day since kids activities are moved to Scuttle’s Cove on the island. Do a search for Disney Dream Navigators online.

  • @Sandra, on my recent cruise I thought the only Open House was on embarkation day. Maybe I just didn’t notice the available times on other days.

  • I’m so excited about these changes, especially since I have a cruise booked on the Dream in November! Would adults at least be allowed to visit the Millenium Falcon during the open house at the beginning of the cruise?

  • Very cool! I’m surprised Disney is transforming these spaces on the Dream vs the Fantasy since the Star Wars sailings are all taking place on the Fantasy.

  • They have Open House hours in the Oceaneer Club every day, so yes adults will be able to play in the Millennium Falcon too!

  • Definitely need an ‘over 21’s’ session on the falcon! Big boys need to play too!!!

  • Vanellope’s Would be an AWESOME Edition inside DisneyQuest since Wreck-It-Ralph seems to be the Mascot of the place…

  • I want to drive the Falcon!!! SO very cool. I think they need to add a special “Parents Play” hour (or evening) so we can get in there and pretend to be Jedis too!!
    And I love that they’re adding a little something from Wreck-it Ralph. I saw that movie for the first time on the Dream so for me, the two are always going to be connected. :)

  • Will the Disney Dream be getting Aqua Lab themed to Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewy, and Louie as well?

    Where guests can control the speed of the AquaDuck water coaster or have fun splashing around?

  • We are booked on the Dream in February, 2016 and my granddaughters will be thrilled at the addition of the Bibbidi-Bobbidi Boutique! We couldn’t fit it in our schedule on our WDW trip last year and they were so disappointed. Can’t wait to see their faces when I tell them! Does anyone happen to know if the changes to the Oceaneer Club are in addition to the present activities, such as Monsters Academy and Pixie Hollow, or if they will be replacing them?

  • I am so glad they are adding this to the Dream. My son was so disappointed to find out the avengers was not on the Dream.

  • Ack, Disney Dream. I meant we’re going to have to sail on the Dream.

  • This looks and sounds amazing but I wish it were happening on the Wonder. I am surprised they are upgrading one of the new ships before the last old ship to go through a major refurbishment.

  • I have to second (or third) the need for adults to have time in the Millennium Falcon. At the very least, let Star Wars fans enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime photo op at the helm. :)

  • What about adding the AquaLab that is featured on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic as well?

  • Well, that does it, now we’re going to have to sail on the Wonder.

  • There should be at least one late night session where adults can check all these areas out as well.

  • I need to be able to play on the Falcon! Think they’ll believe me if I say I’m just really tall for 10 years old? :)

  • When are they going to realize that the main thing DCL needs is Dole Whip??

  • Ummm, are adults allowed to spend the day playing on the Falcon?!?

  • I’m already telling my husband that we are going on our 2nd DCL cruise after our first on the Fantasy this September. This basically just gives me one more reason to tell him that we should try the Dream next! WOW!

  • This sounds exciting!

    Is it known where the new Sweets & treats will be going (taking over some of Cabana’s)?

  • Um, can parents play in the Millennium Falcon too? LOL 😀

  • Nice to see Ralph & Vanellope get some love again, rather than that other recent over-milked Disney movie. 😉
    But is the Millennium Falcon taking the place of the Avengers training base? (And it looks so clean and spacious compared to the original Falcon!)

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