Part of the magic of a Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise (a charter voyage that enhances the already extraordinary Disney Cruise Line experience with custom décor, in-room gifts, and a diverse lineup of special shows and experiences created just for members and their guests) is its unique ability to take some of Disney’s biggest fans to places beyond those on the ship’s itinerary. Whether we’re “traveling” behind the scenes with filmmakers or into the minds of artists, back in time with historians or into the future with Imagineers, some of these voyages’ most memorable moments don’t involve a port of call.
While these unique experiences typically play out on the ship’s numerous stages, the revelations periodically extend to stateroom televisions, where exclusive content allows families to further explore a topic or place featured in an onstage presentation.
Our August 2015 voyage, for example, featured a rare look inside Walt Disney’s private apartment above the Disneyland firehouse as part of a special celebration of Walt in the ship’s Buena Vista Theatre. Upon returning to their staterooms, Members and their Guests explored another planned Walt Disney residence through an on-camera tour of the Disneyland Dream Suite, a stunning New Orleans Square hideaway once envisioned as a more spacious apartment for Walt and his family.
The 9-minute video features the perspectives of renowned Imagineer Kim Irvine, explores the suite’s uniquely themed rooms and demonstrates the charming effects that come to life in surprising fashion.
To help more Disney fans enjoy this imaginative space during the ongoing Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, Disney Vacation Club is pleased to now share that video with all of you here on the Disney Parks Blog.
We leave you to enjoy the tour while we continue planning our next Member Cruise, sailing September 28 – October 2, 2016, out of a new port for the event – New York City! The Big Apple is inspiring some big ideas for this voyage, which our Members will begin booking on November 15.