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Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Dreamin' About the Disney Dream

Each day brings us closer to our 4th Disney Cruise and our first on Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Dream. Disney announced last week that they will have a live broadcast during the ship’s christening beginning at 10:30 am Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, on both the Disney Cruise Line site and Disney Parks Blog site.

In the meantime, I found a video from the ship—click here to take a look. The video is about 30 minutes and at the beginning you can hear the wind, but it gives you a look at the Donald and Mickey Pools, as well as the Adult’s Only Quiet Cove Pool. The boy wanted to know if there were still the two mini-pools in Mickey’s ears in the Mickey pool, like on the Magic and Wonder. The answer-- no. Mickey’s pool is square, but with the face of Mickey on the bottom—and it seems bigger. The Mickey slide doesn’t empty into or nearby the pool, but to the side. I think this is so the pool can be completely covered for more space for deck parties.

You also get to peek at Cabanas, which is not a buffet location, but a food court, and Remy, Palo, and the Meridian Lounge, just up one deck. Everyone at our house was excited to see the seafood station in Cabanas. Check out the blue and white striped awning in the entrance to Cabanas and the “palm trees” that hit the ceiling. While there’s no “sand” in Cabanas, there are pictures, almost etchings, of various sand castles on the walls.

If you want to see even more of the Dream, check out the video series on the Disney Cruise Line site. Cruise Director, Rachael, has made a series of videos—The Disney Dream Revealed. I smile at the one about the staterooms where she is under the bed to show you that there is even more room to store your luggage. I also got to see the round shower/bathtub—plenty of room for shaving legs.

I’m sure there will be plenty more photos and videos coming in the next weeks as more guests board the Disney Dream. But I still want to know when the itineraries for the remaining months of 2012 will be announced. Maybe on the 19th or soon after the Dream’s Inaugural Sailing on Jan. 26? In the meantime, I’m waiting for a set of Disney sand toys I ordered from e-bay for $6 with free shipping to arrive. They come in their own Mickey shaped basket like container that allow for rinsing and sand removal and sell for $10 in the parks and resorts. They will be great for Castaway Cay!

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