The Disney Dream is the third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The ship has 14 towering decks and the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers. 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. Take a look at some additional Disney Dream ship facts.
Disney Dream Ship Facts
Birthplace Meyer Werft – Papenburg, Germany
Maiden Voyage Jan. 26, 2011
Home Port Port Canaveral, FL
Ship’s Registry Bahamas
Tonnage 130,000 gross tons
Length 1,115 feet
Beam 121 feet
Draft 28 feet
Height 216 feet
Speed 22 knots cruising speed
(maximum 23.5 knots)
Passenger Decks 14
Capacity 4,000 passengers
- 150 Inside Staterooms (12%)
- 1,100 Outside Staterooms (88%)
- 199 ocean view
- 901 verandah (includes 21 suites)
Main Public Areas
- Atrium Lobby – Deck 3 (atrium spans three decks)
- Walt Disney Theatre (1,340 capacity; live original productions) – Decks 3 and 4
- Buena Vista Theatre (399 capacity; motion pictures) – Decks 4 and 5
- Preludes theatre concessions – Deck 3
- Bon Voyage atrium lobby bar – Deck 3
- Vista Café – Deck 4
- Shutters (Capturing Memories) photo gallery – Deck 4
- Vista Gallery – Deck 4
- Tiffany & Co. – Deck 4
- Guest Services – Deck 3
- Port Adventures – Deck 5
- D Lounge – Deck 4
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Deck 5
- AquaDuck water coaster – entrance on Deck 12
- Goofy’s Sports deck – Deck 13
- Donald’s Pool – Deck 11
- Mickey’s Pool – Deck 11
- Nemo’s Reef water-play area – Deck 11
- Vanelope’s Sweets and Treats – Deck 11
- Mickey’s Mainsail, Sea Treasures, Whitecaps retail shops – Deck 3
- Whozits & Whatzits retail shop – Deck 11
- It’s a Small World Nursery – Deck 5
- Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Deck 5
- Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – Deck 5
- Vibe teen club – Deck 5
- Edge tween club – Deck 13
- The District – Deck 4
- Skyline bar
- Pink cocktail bar
- Evolution night club
- 687 lounge
- District Lounge
- Senses Spa & Salon – Deck 11
- Quiet Cove Pool – Deck 11
- Cove Bar – Deck 11
- Cove Café – Deck 11
- Meridian bar – Deck 12
- Waves bar – Deck 12
- Currents bar – Deck 13
- Satellite Falls – Deck 13
- Enchanted Garden main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 2
- Animator’s Palate main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
- Royal Palace main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
- Remy adult-exclusive fine dining (68 capacity) – Deck 12
- Palo adult-exclusive fine dining (128 inside / 16 outside capacity) – Deck 12
- Cabanas casual dining – Deck 11
- Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, Fillmore’s Favorites quick service – Deck 11
- Eye Scream ice cream – Deck 11
- Frozone Treats smoothies – Deck 11
The Disney ships are painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors – black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo.
Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats, instead of the traditional regulation orange. Disney was granted special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, to keep with the special color theming of the ship.
Disney ships are the only cruise ships to have four captains – the ship’s captain, Captain Mickey, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow.
In a cruise industry first, most staterooms on Disney ships feature a split “bath-and-a-half” design, providing families the added convenience of a sink and tub/shower in one room and a sink and toilet in a separate room.
The Disney ships offer free soft drinks any time of day or night, with a free 24/7 beverage station featuring sodas, coffee, tea and water.
The ship’s horn on the Disney Dream is a prominent element of the “Sailing Away” deck party at the start of every cruise and is quite the musical talent. The horns are able to sound the first musical line of “When You Wish Upon a Star” as well as the second line of the song (“makes no difference who you are”) plus, several measures of “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” “It’s a Small World,” “Be Our Guest,” “Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me)” “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”.
The Sorcerer Mickey Mouse on the Disney Dream’s stern is about 14 feet long. Constructed of stainless steel and fiberglass, it weighs approximately 2,500 pounds. The “ornament” was sculpted at Walt Disney Imagineering in California, structurally designed by engineers at Disney Cruise Line and Meyer Werft in Germany, manufactured in Sarasota, FL, finish-painted in Orlando, and then transported by ship to Germany for final installation on the Disney Dream. From sculpture to the stern of Disney Dream was a journey of about 15,000 miles for Mickey Mouse.
The Disney Dream’s Art Deco-style chandelier sparkles with thousands of hand-crafted crystal beads and glows with colorful glasswork. Crafted in Brixen, located in Northern Italy, the chandelier is 22 feet diameter at the ceiling plate and comes down 13 feet from the ceiling. It is 24kt gold plated with a total of 88,680 Swarovski crystal beads ranging in size from 6mm to 12mm.
Every Disney Cruise Line ship has an atrium lobby statue celebrating a classic Disney character. Admiral Donald is striking a pose on the Disney Dream.
Walt Disney Imagineers elevated the AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Dream in order to maximize space on the deck.
Guests can celebrate special occasions with a one-of-a-kind toast at nightspots dedicated to “bubbly.” French champagne-maker Taittinger crafted a “pink” just for Pink – Taittinger Prestige Rose is the signature sparkling.
Ahoy, mateys! Subtle nautical motif adorns Disney Cruise Line ships, including traditional maritime symbols and lettering that only the conscientious sailor can spot. For example, on the carpet in the Disney Dream stateroom corridors, a ship’s wheel encompasses a map of the world and nautical flags spell out the name of the ship.
At 1,115 feet, the Disney Dream is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (1,063 feet) and longer than the height of New York City’s famous Chrysler Building (1,047 feet).
A leader in family entertainment, Disney is the only cruise line to first-run feature films, including films in 3-D, with movies premiering at sea on the same day that they are released on land.
Don’t worry about getting a chill! The swimming pools on Disney ships are heated when the water temperature drops below 75 degrees.
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