Shows and Entertainment

Shows and Entertainment

Entertainment abounds on the sea with Disney Cruise Line. Through live shows, deck parties, movies, and character experiences, Disney Cruise Line provides many opportunities for families to bond and have fun together on board the ship.

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Buena Vista Theatre – (All 4 Disney ships) The Buena Vista Theatre is the place to go to see first-run films, including 3D films, plus other movies.  It is decorated in the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s.

Walt Disney Theatre – (All 4 Disney ships) Decorated in the styles of the 1930s and 1940s, the Walt Disney Theatre is the place to see Broadway-style shows as only Disney can bring them to sea. This is also the place to see Movie PremEars (Disney movie premieres at the same time as they are making their debut back home).  The Walt Disney Theatre is equipped with Disney Digital 3D.

Live Shows

A Fantasy Come True – (Disney Fantasy)  A Fantasy Come True shares a family’s adventure as they learn about all the great things that are waiting for them on the Disney Fantasy.

All Aboard: Let the Magic Begin – (Disney Magic) – cruises of 7 or more nights) The many activities on board the ship are covered in this entertaining show that also gives tips on different ways to maximize a cruise vacation on the Disney Magic.

An Unforgettable Journey – (Disney Fantasy – cruises of 7 or more nights) An Unforgettable Journey provides a look at the memorable journey on board the Disney Fantasy. Using Walt Disney’s own words, quotes, audio, and video clips, the show relates the guests’ experiences on the trip with the various Disney touches and memories that originally began with Walt Disney himself.

Dreams…An Enchanted Classic – (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) Dreams…An Enchanted Classic tells the story of Anne Marie. Anne Marie is a little girl who just can’t believe. One night, she is visited by the Blue Fairy, Peter Pan, and someone very special, and they all have a story to tell.  Who will that special guest be?

Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular – (Disney Fantasy) Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular is the fast-paced Broadway-style production based on the Disney animated movie, Aladdin. Laugh along with the Genie’s jokes as Aladdin goes on to save Agrabah.

Disney’s Believe – (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) When Dr. Cornelius Greenway forgets his daughter’s birthday, his daughter (Sophia) makes a special wish. Genie from Disney’s Aladdin shows up to make Sophia’s dream come true. There are more than 20 Disney characters in this show.

Remember the Magic: A Final Farewell – (Disney Magic – cruises of 7 or more nights) Enjoy this farewell show that brings together many of the memorable moments from the different shows seen during the voyage.

The Golden Mickeys– (Disney Wonder) The Golden Mickeys is an award show that celebrates the music of Disney films. Because the Master of Ceremonies fails to show up, the stage manager is left to host the show. Watch as he learns that dreams really can come true.

The Golden Mickeys:  A Timeless Tribute– (Disney Dream) The Golden Mickeys is an award show that celebrates the music of Disney films.  Because the Master of Ceremonies fails to show up, the stage manager is left to host the show. Watch as he learns that dreams really can come true. The Disney Dream version of this show has a little extra sparkle to it with new musical numbers that includes an aerial ballet with Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Toy Story – The Musical – (Disney Wonder) Relive the friendship that Woody and Buzz form as they vie for attention from their owner, Andy. Toy Story – The Musical is the first time that the Toy Story movie has been brought to stage, and it can only be seen on Disney Cruise Line. The show has six original songs and larger-than-life sets.

Twice Charmed – An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story – (Disney Magic – cruises of 7 nights or more) Twice Charmed – An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story starts where the original Cinderella movie ends. Only, there is now a new character named Fairy Godfather. When the Fairy Godfather promises Cinderella’s stepmother that one of her two daughters will get a wedding proposal from the prince, the whole story changes. This musical contains six original songs.

Villains Tonight! – (Disney Magic, Disney Dream) Hades wishes to remain the “Lord of the Underworld”, but the Fates tell him that he might lose that position because the Underworld is too happy a place. Hades gathers the Disney Villains to help make the Underworld more evil and wicked. This family-friendly show is filled with humor and musical numbers.

Disney Wishes – (Disney Fantasy) Follow best friends as they go to Disneyland for their high school graduation celebration. Not knowing what will happen after high school, they wish to go on the “Ride of Their Lives”. Throughout their journey, the teenagers are led by several Disney characters.

Deck Parties

Whether for a sail-a-way celebration or to party as a pirate, deck parties are a fun way to join in the action. There is more information on the different deck parties available on our Deck Party page.


On all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships, there are two different theatres that show both first-run films and classic films. Both are equipped with state-of-the-art 3D projectors.  Watch for Disney movies to premiere on board ship at the same time as they hit the theatres back home.

Character Experiences

What can Disney Cruise Line offer you that no other cruise line can? A chance to create memories with Disney characters. Because the characters love to cruise, too, you don’t have to go to a Disney Park to see them. All cruises end with a final farewell reception, so you can get a final hug and picture of your favorite character.

Mickey_Ears_sm  Be sure to check your Personal Navigator for times and locations of the various shows and entertainment opportunities.

Mickey_Ears_sm  Some character greeting locations are designated as photo-only, and no autographs will be allowed.

Mickey_Ears_sm  Besides the Personal Navigator, you can check for character greeting times and locations by calling 7-PALS from your stateroom phone, or you can check the message board in the Lobby Atrium.