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This is really cool.  Walt Disney Imagineering filmed this behind the scenes peek at the technology they are developing for the new Disney Cruise Line ships, Dream and Fantasy.  Give it a watch, these guys are good!

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Sometimes I love getting little bits of information at a time, the rest of the time I want it all….NOW.  The more patient side of me is getting it’s way right now with the latest news release from Disney Cruise Line about the new Disney Dream.

Upper Deck Activities Unveiled on the Disney Dream

An elaborately themed interactive sports deck, whimsical water play area and relaxing poolside oasis for adults join the first-ever shipboard water coaster – AquaDuck – to provide fun in the sun for Clients sailing on the newest Disney Cruise Line® ship, the Disney Dream™. These additions offer new experiences for Clients of all ages.

Goofy’s Sports Deck

The magic tees off on Goofy’s Sports Deck, located on Deck 13, with Goofy’s Golf – a miniature golf course where “lessons” featuring Goofy and his son, Max, lead your Clients through nine themed holes of wacky fun. Each hole offers special golf instructions – with a goofy twist.

Guests can choose to use the Goofy or Max tee on each hole, offering twice the fun. Family-friendly competitions and tournaments will keep the excitement on par while quirky golf clubs, some crooked and bent, will challenge golfers to stay on course. Goofy and Max may even swing by to interact with your Clients and offer some tips on club selection, stance or just goofing around.

Also on Goofy’s Sports Deck, two digital sports simulators provide a variety of virtual game experiences such as soccer, tennis, basketball and more. With the simulators, your Clients can kick, swing and throw, participating in favorite high-action sports without the hassle of chasing the ball.

Max’s Courts are two, mini-sized sports courts for little ones to enjoy soccer, basketball or group play. There’s full-court basketball that may also be transformed into a mini soccer pitch or volleyball court, plus, table tennis and foosball tables. A walking track rings Goofy’s Sports Deck.

Nemo’s Reef

Little ones discover oceans of fun at this fanciful water-play area overflowing with pop jets, bubblers and lovable underwater friends like Nemo, Dory, Marlin and other favorites from the Disney-Pixar film, “Finding Nemo.”

Shaded for protection from the sun and featuring a soft wet deck surface, the 1,500-square-foot Nemo’s Reef is a place for children to cool off and play among colorful, interactive figures that move and spray water. Children will delight as they splash alongside Nemo swimming in a sea anemone, glide down a pint-sized water slide shaped like Mr. Ray and frolic near Pearl the octopus who “inks” herself with a mist of water. Kids can even get soaked in a water curtain that undulates back and forth like the EAC (East Australian Current).

Nemo’s Reef is surrounded by a glass enclosure, with a main entrance and a wheelchair-accessible entrance.

Quiet Cove and Pool Bar

Reserved exclusively for your Clients 18 and older, the Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar form a retreat for adults to sunbathe and swim, indulge in a cool drink or enjoy a relaxing dip in a nearby hot tub overlooking the ocean.

One of three fresh-water pools on the Disney Dream, Quiet Cove Pool features varying depths for taking a dip, sunbathing in comfort and enjoying a poolside cocktail. Featuring a series of connected circular pools, this area includes a four-foot-deep plunge pool, and a six-inch-deep sunbathing pool with built-in loungers and a mister. Guests also can splash up to Cove Bar, which is part of the pool, and sip a refreshing beverage.

Nearby, on the sides of Deck 11, your Clients can soak in a whirlpool hot tub while overlooking the ocean. Four “infinity” whirlpool hot tubs – two for families and two just for adults – provide spectacular views of the ocean beyond.

AquaDuck and More!

The Disney Dream will feature the world’s first shipboard water coaster – AquaDuck – which will sweep Guests away on an exhilarating high-speed flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops, uphill acceleration and river rapids – all while traversing the upper decks of the ship.

The Donald Pool is the place for families to gather and enjoy all of the activities up on deck. Overlooking the Donald Pool is the giant Funnel Vision LED screen – more than 30 feet wide and 18 feet high – showing Disney films and other live broadcast events. A retractable floor extends over the pool, providing an ideal dance floor for deck parties.

Continuing a favorite feature of the Disney Magic® and Disney Wonder®, the Disney Dream will also have a Mickey Pool for children. The shape of the Mickey Pool resembles the beloved Disney character, and an oversized version of Mickey’s hand supports a yellow winding slide that splashes down near the pool.

As an added convenience for parents with children of different ages, the Donald Pool, Mickey Pool and Nemo’s Reef are all located within the same vicinity, on Deck 11 between the forward and aft funnel.

I have no doubt that my son will be thrilled with the news about the sport courts.  Personally I’m really excited about the Quiet Cove Pool area with the swim up bar and the infinity hot tubs!  Of course we’re all excited about the new AquaDuck watercoaster!!!!

Now the patient side of me will have to wait for the next release of information.  Until then, I’ll just keep dreaming about the Dream.

There’s a lot going on with Disney Cruise Line lately.  The most recent announcements include a new show,  new activities for kids and a joint announcement from DCL & Adventures by Disney.

Premiering March 27, 2010 on the Disney Magic is the first show all about Disney villains.  A description of the show from Disneycruiseline.com:

“Villains Tonight!” begins as Hades and his faithful sidekicks, Pain and Panic (“Hercules”), welcome new souls (the audience) to the Underworld. But instead of a frightening realm, guests will discover that Hades has turned the Underworld into an upbeat and happier place. The lively fun comes to a halt when The Fates arrive and predict that Hades will lose his position as Lord of the Underworld if he doesn’t ramp up the evil factor.

Worried by the news, Hades checks his Evil-O-Meter and discovers it is running dangerously low. So he comes up with a plan: He’ll conjure up the very best of the worst – the most powerful Disney villains – to help him replenish the world of evil. What ensues is a comical journey as Hades, Pain and Panic embark on a quest filled with wacky antics and amusing musical numbers featuring everyone’s favorite Disney villains and their sidekicks.

“Villains Tonight!” features a “Who’s Who” of the Disney villains, including Disney’s newest crook, Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog.” The show also features classic divas and scoundrels like Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”), the Evil Queen (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”) and Scar (“The Lion King”).

During “Villains Tonight!,” the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre becomes a hilariously wicked world through the use of elaborate sets and special effects, extravagant costumes and a fun-filled, contemporary musical score.

This past week came the announcement that kids will be able to “customize” their activities on their vacations.  No longer will activities be divided up by age, now they’ll be more “interests” centered.  Cooking, puzzles, computer games….kids will play with kids interested in the same things they are.

The last big piece of news is great for those that have wrestling with the idea of a Disney Cruise or an Adventures by Disney vacation.  “Mediterranean Magic” is the best of both worlds:

Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line® present an extraordinary new way to experience the Mediterranean. Disney Cruise Line Guests can now enhance their 10- and 11-Night Mediterranean Cruises with the extra magic of an Adventures by Disney vacation! Combining our personal service and expertise in guided travel across the world with the enchantment of a Disney cruise, the Mediterranean Magic brings you an exquisite selection of unique onboard activities and premium shore experiences designed to immerse you and your family in the cultures and sights of the incredible Mediterranean region.

As part of our world-renowned Disney Difference, our Adventure Guides serve as VIP hosts and expert tour guides, overseeing every aspect of your journey. We’ll handle the details so that you can relish some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating cities! We have thoughtfully planned every excursion and taken care of all port meals so that you can truly enjoy every shore experience and spend your time together as a family having the time of your lives.
What’s Included?
All shore experiences and meals, onboard and onshore photos and gratuities, a night of adult fine dining and wine tasting at Palo, private receptions and special activities on board the Disney Magic!

If that’s not enough, here’s a quick reminder of things previously announced:

Everyone is looking forward to the new ships; the Disney Dream will set sail in January 2011 and the Disney Fantasy is scheduled to debut in 2012.

New itineraries are popping up.  This spring the Disney Magic will make a Trans-Atlantic sailing and then spend the summer sailing the Mediterranean.  While the Magic is gone, the Disney Wonder will be changing up her usual schedule and sailing on some 5 night cruises.

2011 will begin the first time Disney has cruised to Alaska!   In April 2011, set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, Canada as the Disney Magic repositions for it’s Alaska cruise season.  From May – September, spend 7 nights cruising from Vancouver to Alaska.  In September, the Magic will reposition back to Los Angeles for 7, 8 and 10 night Mexican Riviera cruises.

Castaway Cay is undergoing some pretty cool renovations!  The new playset out in the water is coming along nicely and there will be more facilities added to the island in anticipation of the Dream & Fantasy’s arrival.

This is the perfect vacation for everyone in your whole family from 1-92. With all that’s going on, it’s a perfect time to book your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

I will write more about this later, but for now check out the beautiful/awesome and really cool (all I’m gonna say is “AquaDuck”)  new Disney Dream!  Setting sail Jan 26, 2011.

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I’ve been waiting for this news.  Castaway Cay is AWESOME,  but if you’re going to be bringing more people there with a bigger ship, then you’ll need more room for them.

What am I talking about?   In preparation of the new ships Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy; Castaway Cay is getting a makeover.  It actually looks to be a major expansion and overhaul more than just a makeover.  A few of the headlines: new/expanded family beach area, another picnic shelter for the buffet lunch, a new teen hideout area, new water play areas –in the water and on land!   More information

As I said, I’ve been waiting for this announcement.   I saw signs of this in July; there were large construction vehicles/tools on the island and some work was starting.  While I’ve been fortunate to visit Castaway Cay during some lower crowd times, I can see how it could get very busy.  Bring in the new ships and more than double the amount of people….It was going to be crowded.  The great thing is, this island has plenty of room for expansion and the ability to leave much of the island undisturbed.

This is very exciting news.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out!    Hmmm, sounds like a good reason to book another cruise 🙂

For all of us Disney cruise addicts, today was an exciting day;  the laying of the keel of the new Disney Dream!


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