posted on March 26th, 2012 by Ryan March, Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine
If my calculations are correct (which my childhood math teachers would find remarkable), this is my tenth post on the Disney Parks Blog, and my third involving travel-television personality Samantha Brown.
The first two posts on my unofficial “Samantha Beat” spoke of her role in Disney Vacation Club online broadcasts filmed on the island of O‘ahu, and they included some offhanded quips (one bitter, one gleefully smug) about whether or not I was in Hawai‘i during the shoots. While I can report in this third Samantha-centric post that I was not on set for the latest shoot aboard the Disney Fantasy, my feelings on the subject are decidedly less bitter – and this show is fantastic!
Viewers can get a sneak peek at the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet and learn more about the wide range of experiences available through Disney Vacation Club by visiting www.dvcwebevent.com and registering for an available on-demand viewing date.
For more posts with Samantha Brown, check out these below:
posted on March 20th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
I know many of you have followed our coverage of the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship here on the blog, and a few of you have even shared excitement about an upcoming Caribbean cruise.
While the Disney Fantasy won’t officially begin sailings until March 31, our latest desktop wallpaper, created by artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett, should help tide you over until then. Enjoy
For more updates on the Disney Fantasy, check out the posts below:
posted on March 16th, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager of Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line
What better way to celebrate the arrival of our newest ship than to mark the occasion with a donation of $250,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida?
The Disney Fantasy is a place where imagination comes alive. I saw this for myself this morning when some children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida joined us on the ship for a very special check presentation from Disney Cruise Line to this youth development organization. As the children laughed and played in the specially designed youth spaces onboard and discovered some of the hidden wonders of our new ship, there was a feeling that anything is possible.
The donation will assist in the development of a new Boys & Girls Clubs facility close to our homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida, which will allow our crew members to further support these children through Disney VoluntEAR efforts in the future. Last year, Disney hosted a one-of-a-kind benefit cruise on the Disney Dream, the sister ship of the Disney Fantasy, raising $750,000 for the organization.
You may not know that the relationship between Boys & Girls Clubs and The Walt Disney Company started more than 50 years ago when Walt Disney was made an honorary member of the organization’s national board of directors. Disney has been an active supporter ever since, and as the Disney Cruise Line fleet has expanded and the business has grown, it is our pleasure to help the clubs grow as well.
This was also a special day for another reason. In keeping with maritime tradition, Disney Cruise Line hosted a plaque exchange ceremony with key members of the port and community leaders commemorating the inaugural call of the Disney Fantasy on Port Canaveral. Welcome home, Disney Fantasy!
posted on March 16th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
At this rollicking Irish bar “pint-size” means big-time fun! O’Gills features dark woods and brass accents reminiscent of the friendly neighborhood pubs throughout Ireland, but includes a modern twist: flat-screen televisions that are all the better for watching live sporting events.
And, of course, there are those pints to celebrate with, including a red lager draft made especially for the pub. O’Gills also has its own private label Irish Cream and vintage Irish whisky.
For a real treat, ask for the Blarney Stone Tasting flight with O’Gills Irish Cream, Kilbeggan Irish Whisky and Irish coffee!
posted on March 9th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
As part of the countdown to the Disney Fantasy March 31 maiden voyage, we’ll be showing you mystery images from the ship, putting your Disney Fantasy knowledge to the test!
Where on the Disney Fantasy can you find today’s mystery image?
Put your answers in the comments and we’ll update the post with the answer later today.
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posted on March 8th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
Europa is the Disney Fantasy’s passport to “nightlife” – a veritable continent of adult fun… without any borders. Here, guests age 18 and older can go “country hopping” among clubs, pubs and lounges that celebrate Europe for sipping and socializing, dancing, watching and rooting or just plain hanging out, lounging and winding down.
Check out this photo gallery:
Ooh La La – Ooh La La on the Disney Fantasy is inspired by an elegant French boudoir adorned with velvet tufted walls, Victorian furniture and Louis XIV-style chaise lounges. A sensuous color palette is accented with ornate framed mirrors, gold details and a “jewel box” feature bar backed with sparkling diamond-like facets. Exclusively for adult guests, the lounge is part of Europa, a nighttime entertainment district that celebrates European travel.
Skyline – Skyline on the Disney Fantasy provides ever-changing birds-eye views of dynamic European city skylines. Skyline’s “windows to the world” give guests a glimpse of spectacular locales, such as Paris, London, Barcelona and Athens, in panorama. Exclusively for adult guests, the lounge is part of Europa, a nighttime entertainment district that celebrates European travel.
The Tube – The Tube on the Disney Fantasy transports guests to a vibrant metropolitan club via the London Underground. Guests “mind the gap” as they walk across a tube route map, lounge among mod furniture, dance atop an illuminated Union Jack dance floor and enjoy cocktails at a bar inspired by London. Exclusively for adult guests, the club is part of Europa, a nighttime entertainment district that celebrates European travel.
O’Gills Pub – O’Gills Pub on the Disney Fantasy is a rollicking Irish bar with modern-day twists exclusive for adult guests. Dark woods, brass accents and a selection of Irish beers create the perfect pub atmosphere where adult guests can sip a pint or sample O’Gills Irish Cream. The pub is part of Europa, a nighttime entertainment district that celebrates European travel.
La Piazza – La Piazza, inspired by Italian cities and their decorative plazas, is an exclusive lounge for adult guests on the Disney Fantasy. The centerpiece of La Piazza is a bar modeled after a colorful vintage carousel. Venetian masks and romantic couples’ booths accentuate the Italian flair. The lounge is part of Europa, a nighttime entertainment district that celebrates European travel.
posted on March 6th, 2012 by Jason Lasecki, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disney Vacation Club
Welcome home, Disney Fantasy! Hundreds greeted the Disney Cruise Line ship this morning when she sailed into Port Canaveral, the home port for her Caribbean sailings starting March 31. Check out the photos of the long-awaited homecoming.
Fireworks lit the sky and onlookers cheered as the ship sailed into the port after traveling nearly 4,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany. Here’s a video of this milestone moment:
Aerials courtesy of WESH – TV, Orlando
posted on March 5th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
After an amazing Christening ceremony in New York City, the Disney Fantasy is headed to Florida. It was hard to say goodbye to the Big Apple, especially after seeing the skyline and other sights while sailing down the Hudson River. Check out the spectacular views from the ship in our new timelapse video.
posted on March 2nd, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line