The Disney Dream pulled into Port Canaveral recently to show off its upgrades after a minor refurbishment. The great ship added areas include a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a new adults only splash pool and sun deck, a new sweet shop serving homemade gelato, and two new interactive youth areas, one themed to Star Wars and the other to Disney Infinity.
Star Wars Area Brings Force-filled Fun for Children
A newly themed area in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, open to ages three to 12, delights children with an out-of-this-galaxy experience inspired by the Star Wars saga
Kids are transported to a far away galaxy at Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, a Force-filled play area inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga. Upon entering the spaceship, younglings join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with navigation of this powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot the super-cool spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.
In Millennium Falcon, children can express their creativity through Star Wars-themed crafts, games and activities. They can also watch episodes from the new Disney XD animated series, “Star Wars Rebels,” on a large screen or virtually join the rebellion at gaming stations featuring the series’ action-packed adventures.
The excitement continues during a shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training experience that invites young Jedi hopefuls to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master.
High-Tech Disney Infinity Space Adds Adventure for Kids
Also in the Oceaneer Club, a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game offers more fun for kids.
In the Disney Infinity area, children can experience a whole new way of playing together with exciting virtual experiences and immersive activities. Customized, on-screen adventures bring to life characters and stories from across The Walt Disney Company.
The complete set of Disney Infinity character figures is on display for creative inspiration and available for gameplay. Kids visiting this special room – found only on the Disney Dream – can also unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content that they can continue to enjoy when playing Disney Infinity at home.
Special activities bring the virtual gameplay experience to life in the real world. For example, a life-sized Disney Infinity Base sets the stage where children take the place of character figures for a group gaming experience unlike any other. Lighting up in response to gameplay on a large screen, this interactive floor allows kids to be immersed in the Toy Box.
Specialty Sweet Shop for Families
Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats satisfies the sweet tooth of cruisers of all ages, with handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and delectable novelty treats for purchase. New to Deck 11, the smell of freshly baked waffle cones and candy lingers from the specialty store’s two entrances, inside Cabanas restaurant and outside by the pool deck.
Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop’s décor features nods to the film, including a race track, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s race car and King Candy’s throne.
New flavors of gelato and ice cream are offered daily, along with a wide selection of toppings. Signature sundaes include Vanellope Von Schweetz’s Race Kart Sundae, served in Vanellope’s very own race car, and Ralph’s Family Challenge Sundae, presented in a trophy cup and made with eight heaping scoops of ice cream, meant for the entire family to share.
Magical Makeover Salon for Princesses and Pirates
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Deck 5 midship brings to life the storybook fantasies of young guests with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers. This very special salon offers aspiring princesses and knights ages three to 12 the chance to transform into royalty with the help of a fairy godmother-in-training. On pirate party night this boutique becomes The Pirates League where swashbuckling pirates of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their inner buccaneer.
Cool and Comfortable Retreat for Adults
Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward includes a new water feature, Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain that provides cool comfort. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.
This all sound amazing. The Star Wars area looks a lot more fun than the concept art even implied. It’s going to be even more difficult to get your kids to leave.