October 31, 2009

Weekly (Pin) News

This week seemed to be good for previews, in fact, all of the pin previews from Whats HapPINing, featured pins from WDW.

The first preview is of an upcoming DVC Open Edition Booster Collection featuring pins that represent some of the DVC Resorts.Blog_20091027_BoosterPackAnother preview was of the actual pins of the new 2010 Pin of the Month, Then and Now collection, with the old attraction as a silver carved circle, then turn it and you have the colored current attraction.Blog_20091026_ThenandNowA pin preview from TODAY, is of 2 new Hidden Mickey Pins, coming out in 2010 for WDW (presumably) or both WDW and DLR. Blog_20091031_Treats

In other Pin News, there has seemed to be 2 “surprise pins” in the past two days… The first is a SHARED Nightmare Before Christmas Jumbo Pin, with an Edition Size of 500, it was shared between WDW and DLR being released at WDW’s DTD and DL’s Little Green Men Store Command, it was released on October 29 (Wednesday).400017004914Another “surprise pin” of sorts is this 10 Years of Pin Trading with Mickey and pin on pin silver logo, that was released LAST NIGHT (October 30th, Friday) at WDW’s PTN in the Contemporary Resort, its edition size is 500.10910159     

That is it for pin news, but this past week has had several new characters step into the Disney Theme Parks. The first is the new Disney Fairy, Tinkerbell’s friend, Terence, has made his way and is now meeting guests at Disneyland Resort. As of now, he is only meeting in DLR, and there are no known plans for him to come over to WDW, but im sure there are. 693706408_Sdd9b-XL 

Also welcomed into the Disney parks, is Princess Tiana and the cast of the Princess and the Frog. With a welcoming ceremony of sorts, Princess Tiana was welcomed into the Magic Kingdom this past Monday, October 26th. Along with the official public debut of her show, Princess Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee. (Show is to debut in DLR on November 4th)tiana102609b

PRINCESS TIANA AND PRINCE NAVEEN -- Starting Friday, Nov. 6. Disneyland guests will be treated to appearances by Princess Tiana, star of the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film “The Princess and the Frog.” Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen and other characters from the motion picture will star in “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!,” a rousing, colorful procession with a jazz-filled Mardi Gras theme.  The good times will roll as festively dressed, bead-tossing revelers lead Disneyland guests from New Orleans Square to the Mark Twain Riverboat dock. The party moves onboard as paddlewheels begin turning and the Mark Twain makes its way along the river to singing, dancing and all that jazz. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

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The final piece of Disney “Parks and Resorts” news is the announcement of the Disney Dream ship, and its amenities on board. aquaducka

See all information regarding the new Disney Dream Ship as our Thursday double post of information, here: Part 1 and Part 2.


That is it for today, hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween. Boo To You! Stay Tuned this week for a revisit series…

Happy Halloween



  --From GDP



October 29, 2009

Disney Dream: Fun for Everyone

With the recently announced and discovered Disney Dream ship, it seems there are more clubs/ lounges for EVERYONE, from small tikes to big adults, whether your 1 or 100, there seems to be something for you.

These first ones we are going to talk about are geared towards adults…

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage is a bar located on Deck 3, Midship, situated in the grand Atrium on the Disney Dream. It is the perfect place for Guests to enjoy a refreshing beverage before dinner.

Bon Voyage offers a sophisticated Art Deco retreat for Guests to relax and unwind at the bar or in its comfortable sitting area.

COve Cafe

Cove Café is an adults-only lounge located on Deck 11, Forward next to Quiet Cove Pool on the Disney Dream. Open early for coffee, Cove Café is a refuge from the onboard bustle of the family areas.

Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating. Relax inside the cool, air-conditioned café with a refreshing iced cappuccino while catching the latest news. Or lounge outside and enjoy the sea breezes, catch some rays or a nap in the shade.

This peaceful spot also provides a selection of magazines and books, a large flat-screen television broadcasting the latest national news, as well as WiFi-enabled café laptops (available at an additional charge) to surf the Internet and check email while at sea.

Cove Café's furnishings and artwork are inspired from the glamorous Art Deco era of jet-setters and cruisers of the 1920s and 1930s when traveling in luxury and style was a given.

Distict Lounge

District Lounge is an entertainment venue located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream. This bar's cozy modern design conveys a relaxed atmosphere with comfortable, contoured seating that creates a gathering space for adults, as well as the perfect place to kick off the night's entertainment before moving on to explore the other venues in The District.

A special feature of the District Lounge is its "halo" lighting overhead that provides a warm ambiance and its ceiling dome that imparts a soft glow and sets the mood, changing in hue and intensity as day gives way to night.

Get the night started with your favorite cocktail from the full-service bar while listening to live piano in the District Lounge.

Live Music at District Lounge

District Lounge features live piano music and guest vocalists nightly. Because show times vary daily, check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for appearances and times while on board.

Evolution Lounge

Evolution, located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream, is a trendy dance club and the premier venue for grown-up fun. This glowing, pulsating club plays contemporary hits and classic favorites. During the day, Evolution provides dance classes, bingo, and arts and crafts. At night, Evolution caters to adults only, offering dancing, games, karaoke and a full bar serving mixed drinks.

Inspired by one of nature's most beautiful winged creatures, Evolution is an artistic interpretation of the transformation of a butterfly—dynamic, unique and vibrant. With an almost otherworldly atmosphere of organic forms, colors and lighting, Evolution evokes a sense of emerging from a chrysalis. The pattern inspired by a monarch butterfly's wing embellishes the walls, and swirling trails of light on the ceiling symbolize butterflies in flight.

Metro Pub

Metro Pub is a contemporary sports pub located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream. During the day, Metro Pub provides family games and activities in a comfortable, casual setting; after 9:00 p.m., the venue transforms into a refuge for adults seeking more grown-up activities and games to enjoy over a beer, wine or mixed drinks.

A modern interpretation of a traditional pub, Metro Pub provides a sophisticated, yet friendly and inviting atmosphere with rich details such as warm wood finishes, a stamped metal ceiling and leather upholstery. It's a place where Guests can unwind at the end of the day during their fun-filled vacation at sea. Pull up a stool at the long curved bar and sip a pint of your favorite draft, or sink into one of the comfy big leather chairs and toast to the end of another splendid cruise day with friends.

Equipped with multiple flat-screen LCD televisions and a huge plasma screen with digital surround sound, Metro Pub is the perfect destination for watching any number of live sports and major broadcast events via satellite, or simply a delightful place for partaking in some friendly competition thanks to the classic gaming tables and board games that grace the pub.

Activities at Metro Pub

Throughout the day, this lively lounge hosts a variety of entertaining family activities and games where both kids and adults can participate. Check the Personal Navigator, Disney Cruise Line's daily newsletter, which provides the specific dates and times of all the daily activities while on board.



Pink is a chic cocktail bar located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream. Inspired by France's finest Champagne, the entire venue makes Guests feel as though they are immersed in a bottle of pink effervescence.

Designed in French Art Nouveau, a style characterized by flowing curvilinear shapes, Pink's decor features back-lit glass "bubbles" inset into the walls to create an effect of cascading Champagne. A luminous accent wall behind the bar showcases glass dewdrops in dazzling shades of pink, giving the illusion of myriad bottles bursting forth with bubbly. Sculpted-glass light fixtures are reminiscent of Champagne flutes. The bar stools appear as if made from sparkling crystal and the detailing along the front of the bar resembles the wire cage surrounding a Champagne bottle top.

Elegantly styled in luxurious velvet, marble and wood finishes, Pink is an intimate space with cozy niches that provide the ideal romantic setting. Enjoy the creative ambiance as you top off the evening with an exquisite Champagne toast in this enchanted cocktail bar.


Skyline is a stunning cocktail bar located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream. This ever-changing venue celebrates some of the world's most famous cities. Tall "windows" line a wall that offer Guests a commanding view of some of the world's most beautiful city skylines as if from a vantage atop a high rise.

The chic setting is "metropolitan sky bar meets luxury penthouse," complete with digital fireplace. Warm wood and lustrous metal finishes provide a handsome backdrop to the 7 LCD big screens—Skyline's "windows to the world"—that not only depict a different city locale each day, but magically transform from day to night as each day progresses.

Every evening, Skyline's signature cocktails inspired by the showcased city's view will be offered for purchase. Round up the gang and head over to Skyline where you'll be "transported" to the heart of the world's most fascinating cities with a virtually breathtaking viewpoint.

These last ones are ones designated as “Youth Clubs”…


Arr-cade on the Disney Dream is an action-packed video arcade located on Deck 11, Aft. Adjacent to Cabanas, the arcade offers a variety of the latest interactive video games, plus several thrilling classics, such as pinball and air hockey. Guests of all ages are invited to compete against each other and partake in some high-tech video fun.


Edge is a loft-style lounge exclusive to tweens—children 11 to 13 years of age—that is located on Deck 13, Forward Funnel on the Disney Dream. Operating hours vary occasionally, so while onboard, please check your Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for specific times.

A cool tween hotspot to be sure, Edge features a vast array of hi-tech entertainment, including an illuminated dance floor and tables with notebook computers for playing games or for accessing a unique onboard social media application. Perhaps the lounge's most impressive component is a state-of-the-art video wall that stretches more than 18 feet long and nearly 5 feet tall. Comprised of 18 individual LCD screens, the video wall acts as a giant screen—its separate screens can even be divided in any combination to accommodate different-sized video feeds.

Edge's prime location affords impressive views of the pool decks below, with an interesting catch: tweens can see out, but Guests below can't see in. Even more exciting: 3 portholes in the club provide silhouetted views of AquaDuck riders as they zoom through the water coaster's tube as it winds through the Forward Funnel.

Be a Star

Thanks to 3 green screen rooms that are located at Edge, tweens are invited to become the stars of the show. Through the use state-of-the-art video technology, they can easily superimpose their image in both photo postcards and video karaoke, ensuring an unforgettable "immersive" experience unlike any other.

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It's a Small World Nursery— located on Deck 5, Midship on the Disney Dream—is a nursery for children ages 3 months to 3 years, whose whimsical design was inspired by the classic Disneyland attraction. This nursery is available at an additional charge.

Open throughout the day, It's a Small World Nursery invites parents to enjoy more adult-oriented adventures during the cruise while their children are safely cared for by trained Disney counselors. While onboard, please check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for operating hours.

Inspired by the classic Disneyland attraction—"it's a small world"—this nursery provides a colorful and soothing environment that infants and toddlers are likely to enjoy. The nursery's décor is a stylized patchwork of colorful shapes associated with the "it's a small world" attraction that Disney Legend animator Mary Blair designed.

The facility consists of 3 distinct areas:

  • An acclimation zone, designed to help youngsters adjust to the nursery
  • A main play area, with a 3-dimensional façade of the small world attraction that's filled with interactive features and hidden delights
  • A separate room for naps that is quiet and peaceful

The main play area also includes a boat in the center of the room that "floats" on a river pattern along the soft surface floor and is surrounded by colorful, kid-sized tables and chairs for toddlers to enjoy crafts, books and games.

While in the nursery, children can engage in craft projects, story time and movie time.


Activities at It's a Small World Nursery are unscheduled and vary depending on the mood of your child. However, with programs like movie time, story time and nap time, counselors are sure to keep your children grinning from ear to ear.

Disney's Oceenear club

Disney's Oceaneer Club is a children's activity center located on Deck 5, Midship on the Disney Dream. It is the perfect place for kids to immerse themselves in imaginative worlds that only Disney could create, and perform on stage, play games and enjoy a wide variety of supervised activities.

The Oceaneer Club's central rotunda is its main gathering place and, at the same time, a portal to other "lands," including Andy's Room, Monster's Academy, Pixie Hollow and Disney's Explorer Pod. It provides a welcome environment for children, featuring twinkling constellations of Disney characters on its ceiling and sparkling pixie dust. The room's focal point is a stage area where kids can create and star in their own theatrical plays, join storytelling sessions and attend special visits by the world-famous Disney character, both in person and virtually.

The rotunda also has a 103-inch plasma screen for watching movies and for magically awesome interactions with Crush, the animated sea turtle from Disney•Pixar's Finding Nemo, who speaks like a surfer dude. The turtle personally chats with kids during his real-time animated appearances, asking them about themselves and the human world they inhabit. It's way cool!

Exact operating hours are soon to be determined. However, operating times are likely to vary, so once you're onboard check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for the most accurate times.

Andy's Room - Inside this vibrantly-colored room, the world of Disney•Pixar's Toy Story comes to life. Children feel toy-sized, because everything around them is built large scale. Throughout this space, kids can play with larger-than-life characters from the animated film, including Rex the dinosaur, Hamm the piggy bank and Mr. Potato Head. In the center of room is Andy's bed—the place in the room for kids to watch movies. This room also features a huge Slinky Dog structure that kids can climb through.

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Monsters Academy - This area is based on the Disney•Pixar animated film Monsters, Inc. and features lovable monsters Mike and Sulley. Its centerpiece is an elaborately themed play structure, where kids can immerse themselves in the world of Monstropolis. It also boasts computers with unique interactive games. Kids can also dress up like a monster, with an assortment of monster costumes and props.

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Pixie Hollow - Inspired by the series of Tinkerbell movies, this fun interactive space transports children to the magical world inhabited by fairies. A pixie dust tree stands in the corner of the room, with glittering lights twinkling among its leaves, and fun acorn and mushroom stools are sprinkled about for children to sit on. This endearing and tranquil environment is designed for dress-up play, individual craft projects and storytelling sessions.

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Explorer Pod - Children can explore the Nemo Sub—a scaled version of a submarine inspired by the Disney•Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. The bright blue and yellow submarine surrounded by a seascape features virtual environments for children to discover. Onboard the blue and yellow submarine has 16 interactive computers stations for fun-filled individual or group games.

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Disney's Oceaneer Club includes:

  • Four distinctly themed play areas
  • Computer banks with child-friendly computers
  • A reading area
  • A small stage for games
  • Multiple televisions
  • Play structures
  • And a giant TV screen

What makes Disney's Oceaneer Club even more magical is an endless supply of toys and games, an open seating area for arts and crafts, and ongoing Disney movies. Mats for naps are also available.

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Disney's Oceaneer Lab is an area designed for children and dedicated to adventure and exploration—located on the Disney Dream on Deck 5, Midship. It's an ideal place for children to play games, perform educational experiments and enjoy a wide variety of supervised activities throughout the day. A seemingly endless supply of toys, games and Disney movies make Disney's Oceaneer Lab the perfect oasis at sea.

Celebrating children's natural explorer instincts, this space also serves as the staging area and starting point for a ship-wide quest game. Young explorers gather and decipher clues from around the ship that leads them on an exciting adventure. The room also features several individual computer stations.

The Lab's main hall features a stage, where kids can create and star in their own swashbuckling plays, hear stories of great expeditions and even learn how to be a pirate from Captain Hook. Also, kids can enjoy a large, interactive floor area for virtual games of all kinds. They can also watch Disney movies on a 103-inch plasma screen and interact with animated characters, including Disney's mischievous animated alien Stitch, whose unrehearsed, real-time antics are sure to bring laughter.

Disney's Oceaneer Lab is connected to Disney's Oceaneer Club by a workshop and laboratory. In these specialized areas, kids concoct crazy experiments in an interactive science lab, stretch their culinary skills and participate in other hands-on activities.   ol 1

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Breakout Spaces

Branching off the Disney's Oceaneer Lab's main room are several breakout spaces:

  • Media Room - Children can kick back and relax in bean bag chairs and watch movies, play video games or even read a book.

  • Animator's Studio - Themed as a working animation studio, this room allows children to create original, hand-drawn art or learn how to sketch their favorite Disney characters. With the help of a youth counselor and an animation simulator, kids can design and bring to life computer-animated characters.

  • Gaming Hall - This space is all about technology. It features numerous computers and large, high-definition LCD screens. Here, young technophiles can compete in various games from the latest video game consoles on the market. Kids can also take the helm of a virtual ship at individual computers and test their navigational skills.

  • Sound Studio - This area is dedicated to children who appreciate music and want to create it. Fledgling pop stars can make their own songs on special computer software. There are also listening and download stations that feature the hottest and most current recording artists.

  • Craft Studio - Children seeking a more tactile artistic experience can escape from technology to this creative studio and create hands-on arts and crafts projects.


Vibe is an indoor/outdoor teens-only lounge, located on the Disney Dream on Deck 5, Forward. Open throughout the day, it is the ideal place for teens ages 14 to 17 to hang out, kick back and make new friends.

Vibe has the look and feel of a hip urban coffee shop and stylish nightclub. Its comfortable interior is sleek and trendy while, at the same time, inviting. Modular, movable furniture and cushy chairs are plentiful and invite teens to relax in style. The trendy venue also features a coffee bar, a DJ/dance area complete with multi-screen video wall and a media room for video gaming and movie watching.

Vibe's central gathering place is a hi-tech room where teens can chill out by catching a movie on a 103-inch LCD screen with digital surround sound; the cozy, home theater-style space provides various spots for TV watching. In a separate stage area, teens can grab the spotlight during talents shows, karaoke contests and dance competitions. A lighted, multi-color disco floor and video wall set the stage for day- and night-dance parties, where aspiring DJs can spin and mix tracks. And for a more laid-back experience, teens can recline in individual nooks, created by built-in oval wall pods, and watch a personal video screen or play video games.

Along with playing videogames, teens are also invited to surf the Internet and enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities throughout the day. They can also create and edit videos using the latest computer technology.vibe 4

The Sundeck

Boasting a modern, new age design, Vibe's outdoor deck at the ship's bow allows teens to enjoy some fun in the sun without ever having to leave their private club. Here, there are plenty of mod chairs and chaise lounges for sunbathing, as well as "splash" pools, fountains, pop jets and misters to help teens cool off. For outdoor recreation, teens can play deck games such as ping-pong, foosball and "old school" board games set on a giant checkerboard that's designed into the floor pattern. vibe 3

Finally, we have the Entertainment offerings, i.e. THE THEATERS.

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The Buena Vista Theatre, one of 2 large theatre venues on the Disney Dream, is a lavish cinema located at Deck 4 and 5, Midship that screens first-run films—some in stunning Disney Digital 3-D—and other popular motion pictures.

Evocative of the illustrious movie palaces of Hollywood's golden years, the opulent Buena Vista Theatre features the latest in state-of-the-art projection and sound technology. It also boasts dual level stadium seating, in which every seat in the theatre offers an exceptional view of its giant movie screen.

The Buena Vista Theatre, whose plush décor is reminiscent of the grand Art Deco styles of the 1920s and 1930s, is the onboard destination to watch some of the latest motion picture releases. Show times occur throughout the day, so you can be sure to enjoy a flick or two during your cruise. Please check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—while onboard for a complete list of movies and show times.

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In addition to first-run films, the Buena Vista Theatre screens 3-D digital movies for your enjoyment. Equipped with the latest digital 3-D projectors, the theatre allows you to experience the fun and excitement of both new and classic films during your cruise.

The Buena Vista Theatre also features some special surprises—adding a fourth dimension to your Disney cruise movie-going experience.

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WD Theater

The Walt Disney Theatre, one of 2 large theatre spaces on the Disney Dream, is an enormous live performance setting that presents original Disney live shows, as well as first-run and digital 3-D movies. It is located at Deck 3 and 4, Forward.

With orchestra seating on Deck 3 and balcony seating on Deck 4, the extravagant Walt Disney Theatre provides an extraordinary venue for enjoying the Broadway-style Disney live shows that can be found only on a Disney cruise. From enchanting original Disney musicals to family-friendly variety acts, the Walt Disney Theatre offers an unforgettable entertainment experience at sea. For a complete list of show times, please check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—while onboard.

Inspired by the red carpet and golden trophies of Hollywood award shows, this colossal show palace is adorned in rich red and golden hues. Intertwined throughout this 1930s Art Deco-style theatre are subtle Disney decorative touches.

Although the theatre's décor is reminiscent of years past, the technology behind the venue is truly state-of-the-art, able to support and enhance even the most complex Broadway-style shows. The Walt Disney Theatre includes an approximately 40-foot-wide proscenium stage, full-flying capabilities for moveable backdrops and scenery, a projection system for animated scrims and stage lifts, and the capacity for pyrotechnics. Additionally, the theatre includes state-of-the-art lighting and a Dolby sound system.

Movie PremEARS at the Walt Disney Theatre
Along with presenting original live entertainment, the Walt Disney Theatre also hosts Disney movie premieres, allowing Guests to enjoy a film's opening at the same time it's making its nationwide debut onshore.

Disney Digital 3-D
In addition to live shows and movie premieres, the Walt Disney Theatre—in a cruise industry first—shows 3-D movies for your enjoyment. Equipped with the latest digital 3-D projectors, the theatre allows you to experience the fun and excitement of both new and classic 3-D films during your cruise. Additionally, the Walt Disney Theatre features new in-theater effects, adding a fourth dimension to your Disney cruise movie-going experience.

That is it for today… I think with all the Disney Cruise info… I hope you enjoyed, all Pictures and Info from Disney Cruise Line website.

Disney Cruise’s New Ship: Disney Dream—Dining and Ducks

ship2Announced today, you can start making reservations and booking your cruises for the new Disney Dream setting sail on January 26, 2011, you can start booking on November 9, 2009. Along with that, Disney Cruise Line.com launched a site dedicated to the Disney Dream and gives you sneak peaks and info at the amenities. That is what we will take a look at today.  

The Disney Dream is the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-ton vessel includes 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers—along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise Guest each and every day.

Building on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design—which harkens back to the golden age of cruising—and state-of-the-art technology. As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts—like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water coaster at sea.


Year-round, you and your family are invited to embark on an unforgettable cruise adventure aboard the Disney Dream. Discover for yourself the vast array of comforts, outstanding service and timeless beauty of a ship that captures the hearts and imaginations of everyone who steps on board.

Construction of the Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line began construction on the Disney Dream in March 2009 with a steel-cutting ceremony at the world-renowned Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Constructed as a thematic extension of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream was designed to reflect the glamour of the golden age of cruising during the 1930's. Scheduled for completion in early 2011, the new ocean liner will feature the same attention to detail Disney is known for, while introducing new and immersive, one-of-a-kind venues and experiences for everyone in the family—be they young or simply young-at-heart.

Interior Design of the Disney Dream

To step aboard the Disney Dream is to be instantly transported to an age of adventure and wonder, where elegance and sophistication mingle with Disney storytelling and whimsy. Inside is an attention to detail one would only expect from Disney. Lavish decorative murals mingle with sparkling fixtures and furnishings. Original paintings, statues and woodwork envelope Guests in a radiant Art Deco ambiance that is both rich and distinctive. And wondrously themed venues—including charming youth activity clubs, resplendent restaurants, intimate lounges and stunning theatre spaces—transport Guests of all ages to faraway places where memory and magic come together.

Stroll through the radiant lobby atrium and behold a bronze statue of Admiral Donald—an installment designed by Walt Disney Imagineers to evoke the feeling of fun, adventure and sophistication that can be found throughout the ship.donald

Dining on the Dream

Dining aboard the Disney Dream promises a culinary confection of fresh, expertly prepared dishes with a dash of Disney magic. Offering diverse menus, wondrously themed restaurants and Disney's innovative Rotational Dining where you can enjoy a different restaurant every night of your cruise, Disney Cruise Line invites you to feast on the finest dining at sea.

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Animator's Palate on the Disney Dream is a delightfully themed, Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Aft that serves contemporary Pacific Rim cuisine with an American flair for dinner.

Inspired by the magic of Disney animation, Animator's Palate is a spacious yet stylized restaurant filled with everything you would expect to find inside an actual animator's studio. Character sketches, maquettes, light boxes, paint brushes, colored pencils, computer work stations and other tools of the animation trade delightfully decorate the venue; and scenes and characters from popular Disney films adorn the walls—creating a one-of-a-kind experience sure to captivate the entire family.animators palete 2


EG 2Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream is a large-sized, Main Dining  restaurant located on Deck 2, Midship. Inspired by the picturesque gardens of Versailles, Enchanted Garden boasts a market-inspired menu of mouthwatering flavors from around the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner—and a wondrous environment that magically transforms from day to night over the course of the dining experience.

Boasting painted frescoes where rolling hills mingle with lush greenery and a magnificent blue sky overhead, Enchanted Garden invites Guests to dine in a serene splendor that recalls an elegant conservatory amid the foothills in France. Adding to the idyllic atmosphere are custom-glass flower light fixtures that suspend overhead, white trellises, ornamental light posts and—at the center of the restaurant—a delightful 7-foot tall cascading fountain, home to a fanciful stone cherub Mickey Mouse.

Dining Experience
Dining at Enchanted Garden means you can expect something magical to happen. During dinner, the restaurant's sweeping ceiling changes from a brilliant blue daytime color into the golden red of a setting sun, finally transforming into a captivating nighttime constellation of twinkling stars. Additionally, flower light fixtures "bloom" and become bathed in color, decorative wall sconces fall away to become folding fans, wall paintings project a dusky illumination and the centerpiece fountain is flooded with shimmering light.eg 4

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Dinner at Enchanted Garden is part of the reserved Rotational Dining that occurs nightly during your cruise. Check the dining tickets that can be found in your stateroom for assigned seating time, restaurant schedule and table number.

Enchanted Garden offers a mouthwatering 4-course affair, serving a seasonal menu of exquisite culinary delights for Guests of all ages.


Palo on the Disney Dream is an intimate Adult Exclusive restaurant located on Deck 12, Aft that boasts Northern Italian cuisine for dinner nightly. Along with its rich cuisine and upscale atmosphere, Palo offers sweeping ocean views and an elegant décor—a perfect romantic setting for Guests 18 years of age or older.

As the preeminent venue for Disney dining on the high seas, Palo presents the best in fine Northern Italian dining, serving a varied selection of tantalizing favorites with a mouth-watering contemporary twist.

Palo, named after the signature long poles used by gondoliers in Venice, features stylish furnishings, custom art and an Italian-inspired décor. Every seat in the restaurant provides an excellent view of the ocean, thanks to raised seating banquettes along one side of the room, floor-to-ceiling windows and a semi-circular design. Adding to the magic is a backlit bar at the restaurant's center and a pianist who softly serenades diners in the intimate surroundings.

For an even more memorable Palo experience, Guests may dine al fresco on the restaurant's private outdoor teak deck, where picturesque views and warm ocean breezes caress the senses.

Royal Palace

Royal Palace on the Disney Dream is a wondrously themed, Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Midship. Inspired by classic Disney films like Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast, Royal Palace serves French-inspired, continental cuisine fit for a king or queen for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dining at Royal Palace is an elegant affair. Resplendent décor includes ornate marble floors, a luxurious rose carpet and an elaborate chandelier brimming with glass slippers and roses, along with hand-painted portraits of Disney princesses and princes including Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Belle. A marble entryway inlaid with a royal crest featuring a pumpkin coach, glass slipper, rose and tiara, and lavish chair backs embellished with gilded emblems and tiara-topped porthole valances add to the magic.

With an attention to detail only Disney could communicate, dining at the Royal Palace places you and your family in the center of a classic Disney fairytale—where much of the restaurant's décor is modeled from classic Disney films. For example, the circular floor plan, fluted columns and iron railing that grace the restaurant are all faithfully recreated from the Cinderella ballroom scene.

That is a look at the Disney Dream’s Dining Establishments, with pics and information from DisneyCruiseLine.com… Stay tuned the next couple of days for more Disney Dream information.

October 25, 2009

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: A Photo Tour

This is a photo tour/report from the Food and Wine Festival from Saturday October 17th, 2009.

This is the entrance area to the park with the signage and themeing for this years festival, which is similar to last years Tables in Wonderland, but this has to do with CELEBRATING.100_1847The big festival map behind Pin Central, to help show guests where they are, and where they want to go. 100_1881The first food encounter we saw, (entering from Imagination) was the Flavorhood, an Edy’s Ice Cream sponsored pavilion, with seating and kind of a play area for children. 100_2039 100_2061100_2042The Athens, Greece pavilion…100_2040100_2058Montreal, Canada Pavilion… The first food stop on the tour around the lagoon.100_2041From Canada, Chicken Sausage, with Polenta and Raspberry Sauce.100_2046Up next,Wellington, New Zealand… 100_2047100_2048Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney from New Zealand.100_2049100_2057100_2050100_2052100_2053100_2075100_2060100_2077New Orleans…100_2064100_2063Crawfish Etoufee, from New Orleans…100_2070100_2066Lobster Roll…100_2071100_2072100_2074100_2076100_2051Final Stop on our tour… Mexico City, Mexico.100_2065Chipotle Chicken on a Flour Tortilla…100_2078 Beef Taco…100_2079 Mexican Sunshine… (Non Alcoholic)100_2080 Good-Bye…100_1885

That is it… Stay Tuned for later this week we will conclude our WDW Trip series with the Wishes! Dessert Party… And this Halloween Week we will have a special Halloween Themed Series… Stay Tuned and i hope you Enjoy!