Here’s Your First Look at the New Disney Dream
As an adult I’m still very much a kid-at-heart, so sailing on the newly renovated Disney Dream was kind of like a dream come true. Not only have Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab been magically enhanced, but the adults-only and common family areas have also been completely renovated.
Star Wars is decidedly en vogue, what with Episode VII The Force Awakens coming out in theaters in December and theme sailings embarking on Disney Fantasy in early 2016. Only on Disney Dream, however, has the sci-fi series made its way to sea permanently.
Here, the Millennium Falcon has landed on board, and the results are stunning. The level of detail in the room is just staggering, as though you’ve stepped on to the film set.
Children can test their skills as “padawan learners” navigating the spacecraft and interactively controlling the environment with the Force, meaning actually moving objects in the room. There’s even a new version of the Jedi Training Academy featured on board (ahead of the theme parks) called “Trials of the Temple.” Other Star Wars programming and surprises are offered daily for young cruisers.
Be sure to say hello to R2-D2 and watch him respond playfully.
The Disney Infinity video game experience has also made its way to the club, with the option for kids to play current and future physical figurines of characters that plug in to the game base so they can be played virtually.
A life-sized base makes the otherwise-virtual experience a physical one as all your body movements are tracked to control unique games like TRON. Also, exclusive Disney Cruise Line content will be unlocked for participants once they return to playing the game at home.
In Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab many former traditional computer consoles have been technologically updated with tablet computers.
For the whole family, Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats sells an abundance of premium ice cream scoops and sundaes, as well as assorted candies themed to Wreck-It Ralph.
Free soft-serve ice cream is still available on the ship, but the choices here are well worth the reasonable cost.
The princess and pirate makeover retail experience, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the Muppets Midship Detective Agency game and …
… Funnel Puddle splash pool originally from the Disney Fantasy have all been added.
For adults only, The District has been updated with refreshed decor and new drink options, including champagne cocktails at Pink and draft beers at 687 Pub.
Also from the Fantasy comes Satellite Falls, a relaxing pool that includes a curtain of waterfalls.
And exclusive to the Dream is the new Senses Juice Bar for enjoying a healthy smoothie before or after a spa treatment.
Oh, and those listening closely might just be newly asked, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” on the ship’s horn.