The Disney Fantasy Difference

When the Disney Fantasy sets sail on March 31, 2012, she will have a familiar floor plan to the Disney Dream, however, she will have changes that are all her own. Disney Cruise Line has announced some of the changes expected on the Fantasy, including the restaurants and clubs.

The chandelier in the Disney Fantasy will be made of stained glass and crystal beads.  Just like the Disney Dream, but a design of her own.  Adorning the Atrium will be Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse, inspired by travel in the 20s and 30s, dressed in vintage fashion with a steamer trunk and parasol.

Mickey Mouse takes center stage in Animator’s Palate with “Animation Magic”.  This show allows you to participate in the show as well.  When you arrive in the restaurant, you are asked to draw your own character using a template printed on their placemat.  During the meal, animated drawings of Mickey Mouse in black and white appear around the room.  However, when Mickey puts on the Sorcerer’s hat, the room transforms magically!  Mickey brings the guest drawings to life onscreen while they parade around the room joining other Disney characters along the way.  At the end of the show, the artists are given credit and the drawings are returned with a stamp showing they are an animator.

The room is also set up to have another show since the Fantasy will be offering 7 night itineraries and the guests will be in each dining room twice during a cruise.  This will make each visit to Animator’s Palate special, unlike on the classic ships where there is only one show per sailing.

Instead of the Royal Palace seen on the Disney Dream, this restaurant will now be the Royal Court on the Disney Fantasy.  The inspiration for the decor in this restaurant comes from films like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.  The walls in this area will have murals of the beauties and their princes, made of hand-crafted mosaic tiles.

The adult entertainment district will see a big change.  On the Disney Fantasy, this area is called Europa with bars and lounges inspired by European travel.

Skyline remains, but instead of cities around the world, the skylines will be from European cities.

La Piazza will remind you of an outdoor Italian plaza.  The bar looks like a carousel. This area on the Dream is called the District Lounge.

O’Gill’s Pub is a sports bar with an Irish pub attitude.  Guests will have a selection of Irish beers.  We hope that the problem we initially saw on the Dream with no beers on tap will be fixed before the Fantasy is launched.  This area on the Dream is 687.

Ooh La La replaces Pink and rather than champagne bubbles, you will feel like you are in a French boudoir.  The bar looks like a jewelry box.

The Tube will make you feel like you are in a club in the London Underground.  The dance floor is even an illuminated Union Jack flag.  On the Dream you will find Evolution in this area.

As we had previously indicated, there will be new shows on the Disney Fantasy, plus one from the Disney Dream.

“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will bring the show from the stage to the whole theater, including a magic carpet ride by Jasmine and Aladdin.  The production will feature a new song called “To Be Free”.  In addition to Aladdin, there will be a second new production, a Welcome Aboard show, Disney’s Believe and a Farewell show.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a popular salon at Disney World, makes it’s debut on the Disney Fantasy with makeovers that are exclusive for Disney Cruise Lines including Captain Mickey, Princess Minnie Mouse and First Mate Minnie Mouse, plus “Under the Sea” packages.  On Pirate night the area will become the Pirate’s League where everyone in the family can get ready to be a pirate.

Travel On A Dream will be hosting a group on the Fantasy on October 20, 2012.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact us for a quote here.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Todd C on May 20, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    The Fantasy sounds just that…like an amazing fantasy come to life. I can’t wait to sail on her!!!


  2. Posted by Joann on May 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    But no changes to the pools? They are too small on the Dream for a 7-day Caribbean cruise. Wish they would have addressed that… 😦


    • The information we received was only on the clubs, restaurants and entertainment. They may be making changes to the pools, we don’t know. Not a whole lot that can be done I’m thinking though since there are weight issues with all the water in the pool.


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