Disney Dream - Suites, Pools, Shopping and more....
While at the Disney Cruise Line press event for the Disney Dream, I had the opportunity to speak with Joe Lanzisero, Imagineering Senior Vice President, who oversaw the Imagineering team for the Disney Dream. Joe showed me around the model of the ship and gave an overview of the upper deck and some of the enhancements coming to the Disney Dream.
No matter who I spoke with, the Cast Member emphasised how the Disney Dream is 40% larger than the Magic and Wonder and so everything was enlarged by about 40%. The same is true for the pools. There are three pools: quiet pool for the adults, the family pool and kid's pool. The family pool and kid's pool are positioned together so families don't feel separated. The kid's pool has the Mickey slide (similar to the Magic and Wonder) with a couple additional turns. None of the pools are covered nor is there a "Solarium" type pool.
The huge announcement for water activities is the incredible AquaDuck coaster :) More AquaDuck information click here.
Here's a photo of the AquaDuck raft:
Disney officials are being quiet right now about the Recreational Area on the upper deck. When asked if there would be mini-golf or some other type of recreation, I was told there would be a separate announcement about that.
There will be exciting additions to the upper deck. Suite guests will now have their own private area to relax. The deck below is also the suite deck. And the stairs to the left will also take you from the Lounge to the Upper Deck. There will be a private concierge lounge. If you look at the photo, the dome in the ceiling is for the concierge lounge. The lounge will offer private check-in, private buffet, a bar, and a shore excursion desk.
The Walt and Roy suite are located in the front of the ship. If you look at the photo below and you will see two outdoor jacuzzis and that's the Walt and Roy! These 2 suites were designed so the beds have ocean views out to the sea. This photo is from the starboard side of the ship, so it's reversed from the photo above. These two suites will be approx 890 sq. feet and sleep 5.
Those familiar with the Magic and Wonder ships may recall that there was a Crew member pool area in the front of the ship. On the Disney Dream, this area now becomes part of the Teen Space! This area will have lounges for sunbathing, two wading pools, fountains, pop jets and misters. The checkboard area are the pop jets. Under the Mickey ears (one deck below) is the Teen Club. They will have cards to swipe that allow only them into these areas. Click here for the Press Release on the Tween and Teen Clubs.
The Shopping Area will be enlarged (about 40% as all the areas have been). The Disney Dream will have more of an open promenade shopping area. There will be more than two stores.
BYE BYE INTERNET CAFE
The entire ship will be Wi-Fi, there will be no dedicated internet cafe!
Thank you Joe for spending so much time with the AllEars team!