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Curtain Set to Rise on Spectacular Theaters Aboard the Disney Dream

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

Over the past few weeks we’ve given you sneak peeks at many wonderful features aboard our newest ship, the Disney Dream, which will welcome its first Disney Cruise Line guests next month in Florida.

You’ve explored the beautifully-themed restaurants that will host our guests each day, you’ve taken a virtual ride on the AquaDuck water coaster, you’ve glimpsed our first premier dining experience and you’ve previewed a few of the ship’s chic lounges for adults.

Let me welcome you to another magnificent venue, the Walt Disney Theatre.

Entrance to the Walt Disney Theatre Aboard the Disney Dream

Takes your breath away, doesn’t it? And that’s just the entrance! What’s even more amazing are the live shows that will take place inside every night.

By the way, don’t mind the clutter in the adjacent retail shops. We’re still getting the ship ready but we’ll have everything tidied up by the time she reaches Port Canaveral in a couple weeks.

The 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre is located at the forward end of Deck 3 with balcony seating accessible from Deck 4. It’s one of the most technologically advanced theaters at sea or on land and it’s where our guests will be entertained every night with Broadway-style stage shows exclusive to Disney Cruise Line. During the day it’ll also present first-run movies, including some in Disney Digital 3D.

At midship on Decks 4 and 5 is the 399-seat Buena Vista Theatre, an Art Deco cinema that will screen first-run films and other popular movies, some in Disney Digital 3D too.

Upcoming films that will premiere at sea on all three Disney Cruise Line ships the same day they debut on land include “Gnomeo & Juliet” (February 11, in Disney Digital 3D), “I Am Number Four” (February 18) and “Mars Needs Moms” (March 11, in Disney Digital 3D).

But enough from me. You want to see what’s inside these terrific palaces, right?

Here’s an exclusive preview of both theaters, including a few computer renderings and a sneak peek at rehearsals for the original stage spectacular that will debut aboard the Disney Dream, “Disney’s Believe.”

Meanwhile, the ship is finally on her way to Florida! The Disney Dream departed Bremerhaven, Germany, a couple days ago and is making the transatlantic voyage to Port Canaveral with a few brief stops planned in between.

I’ll be going aboard later this week when the ship reaches Tenerife, a Spanish island off the northwest coast of Africa, and will continue sending sneak peeks as the crew brings her home.


  • Production shows are my favorite feature of any cruise line! Yours, Disney, are so impeccable! I can’t wait to sail on the DREAM on 2012 or 2013 just to see them!

  • Can hardly wait to board with our family on Easter Sunday, including 5 grandchildren. Will there be anything special happening for the young folks that day?

  • My cousin is a princess on the Dream. She is currently sailing from Germany back to the States. She says they are having a great time and working hard.

  • Looks great! I´ve been wondering how all of that was coordinated – did Imagineering provide the blueprints of the interior spaces, and the shipyards then build them, or did Imagineers build them on the site, or were decorations, ornaments and the like created in the US and then shipped to Germany?

  • roll on march 3rd i cant wait i’m so glad we get the chance to see all 3 shows i will be doing that i can tell you what an awsome 40th i will have

  • OHMYGOSH!!! Disney+Theatre???? When can I start work????
    Disney is a dream- and theatre? Theatre is a life! Put
    them togther: My complete Dream Life!!!
    Go Disney imagineers!

  • All this waiting til I sail in Oct 2011 is really killing me lol! It looks awesome!

  • I’ll be sailing on the Dream on May 19th with my husband and 3yr old!! can’t wait 🙂 This is our first time on a cruise, so hopefully we’ll love it! 🙂

  • Love the shows….so do our teens-which says something for the entertainment on Disney cruises!! We are sailing on the maiden voyage Jan 26th….and I am pretty certain I am more excited for this cruise than the kids! Absolutely can’t wait to board that ship! Thanks for the sneak peaks!!

  • Theatres look great! Especially the WD Theatre.
    Do all guests get to see all 3 shows? Can wait to see Disney’s Believe!

    • Yes! The stage shows rotate so every guest has an opportunity to experience all three productions aboard the Disney Dream. For a complete list of show times, check the Personal Navigator while on board.

  • Will Dr. Facilier be in this production of Villains Tonight?

    I can not wait… I’ll be there for the Maiden Voyage!!

  • We just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Magic. It was amazing. I am going to have to book the next cruise on the Dream. It never ceases to amaze me how Disney just keeps improving on everything they do!!!! Looking forward to the next cruise!!!

  • The entrance looks beautiful! It’s so luxurious and grand, I am def going to book a cruise on the Dream soon! I’m looking in March, right after I graduate from college 🙂 Took my first Disney cruise on the Wonder 2 weeks ago and LOVED it!!! I’m hooked 😀

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