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Fantastic Experiences Await Guests on the Disney Fantasy: New Details Revealed Today

Blog readers…I wrote my first Disney Parks Blog post sharing exciting details about the Disney Dream. Today, I get to share details on her sister ship – the Disney Fantasy!

With the Disney Fantasy, guests will have a full seven days to explore every nook and cranny of the ship. The Fantasy will bring to life many of the same innovative features and guest favorites from the Disney Dream, including the AquaDuck water coaster, Magical Portholes inside the staterooms and Enchanted Art throughout the ship. In addition, I want to share some new design elements and experiences that will give the Fantasy an identity all its own.

One of my favorite new highlights is “Animation Magic” at Animator’s Palate. This is a dinner show that celebrates the magic of Disney animation and allows families to participate in a unique new way. Everyone will be a “guest animator,” as they will be invited to draw a character of their own using a simple template on their placemat. Later, these sketches will be revealed on several large screens along the walls to join in an animated sequence with beloved Disney characters. Check out this photo that illustrates some of the magic that will dazzle guests during their dining experience.

During “Animation Magic” on the Disney Fantasy, Mickey Mouse stops by guests’ tables to surprise them by making their drawings come to life.

Adults – another new element aboard the Disney Fantasy is just for you…it’s a nighttime entertainment district called Europa. Guests 18 and older can escape and enjoy a collection of sophisticated bars and trendy lounges inspired by European travel. La Piazza is themed after Italian cities and their decorative outdoor plazas. Skyline is a chic bar that provides birds-eye views of stunning European city skylines that transform from day to night. O’Gill’s Pub is a rollicking Irish bar with modern day twists. Ooh La La is inspired by an elegant French boudoir adorned with velvet tufted walls. And finally, The Tube transports guests to a vibrant metropolitan club via the London Underground. Here’s a sneak peek…

Inside The Tube aboard the Disney Fantasy, adult guests are transported to a vibrant metropolitan club.

We also have a new surprise that will delight our younger cruisers – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! At this very special salon, aspiring young princesses and pirates receive the full fairy tale treatment with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers. After making their royal entrance, young princesses-to-be are greeted by their very own Fairy Godmother-in-training, who will transform them with the most magical makeovers you can imagine.

Young cruisers can enjoy magical makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Fantasy.

And on pirate party nights aboard the Disney Fantasy, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique becomes a buccaneer’s dream – Pirate’s League, where we can help guests of all ages prepare for a swashbuckling evening with beards and bandanas, swords and scars, earrings and eye patches and more. If you like dressing up for the occasion, you arrrr going to love this place!

This is only a small sampling of what you can look forward to on the Disney Fantasy – there’s so much more that I can’t wait to share with you. Stay tuned as we continue to unveil additional details!


  • I am going on my first cruise next April on the Fantasy! I am SO excited! Not only do I love all things Disney, but I will be celebrating my 55th birthday on the ship. Wow!

  • I’m going to be on the maiden voyage of this beauty! So looking forward to it 🙂

  • Does this mean that Aladdin A Musical Spectacular will be closing at Disney California Adventure?

  • I am awaiting my first cruise on the Dream in Sept., and now I am excited about the Fantasy…then there is Hawaii about ready to unveil…I can’t keep up; but my mind does!!!

  • I am SO excited about the announcement of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Fantasy – we will be celebrating my daughter’s 4th birthday while onboard next April and this just makes it PERFECT!

  • Counting down the days until the maiden voyage!!! Can’t wait to see the Fantasy!!

  • This is fabulous, Jason! I get lots of questions from guests at about magical makeovers for pint-sized princesses while aboard Disney Cruise Line. The Disney Fantasy will make all their dreams come true in such a fantastical way. Thanks…I can’t wait to tell everyone!

  • I can’t wait!! My first ever cruise will be on the Fantasy in 373 days!! For my husband and my 10 year anniversary. Tell us more about the ship! Construction videos/pics would be awesome too!!

  • Bring it on June 2012!! Super stoked!

  • Cannot wait to experience this magical moment with my family on April 21, 2012.

  • I told my daughter to start saving for the boutique! She did the Pirate’s League at Magic Kingdom a couple of month’s ago – how fun the night of the Pirate’s Party! We were just on the Dream and booked for the Fantasy. So excited!

  • Great news!!! Cannot wait to go on the maiden voyage =)

  • Booked on the Maiden Voyage and can’t wait for March to get here!

  • I am so looking forward to the maiden voyage on 3/31/2112. This will be my third cruise! My teenage son is just as excited. He loves hanging out in the teen room and making new friends!

    Karen & Danny

  • My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in sept 2012 on the Fantasy. It will be our 3rd cruise and 3rd ship.

  • All my daughter wants for her college graduation is a 7 day cruise on the Fantasy! We’re booked and counting the days!

  • I cannot WAIT!!! December 2012, here we come 😀

  • Hope they announce larger Pools!!!

  • August 2012 can’t come soon enough!!!

  • Went on the Disney Dream and am booked for the Fantasy in April. Disney you just keep getting better! 🙂

  • Looks like lots of new things to do & places to see.
    Can’t wait to board The Fantasy for the Maiden Voyage on 3/31/12!
    ~~~~~~ Barbara & Lauren ~~~~~~

  • Awesome!!! I can not wait for September 2012.

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