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Disney Cruise Line Shows and Entertainment

Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

Disney Cruise Line Entertainment provides many opportunities for families to bond and have fun together aboard each ship. For instance, guests can attend a number of character experiences, live shows, and even a lavish theatre to see movies from Disney throughout the years.

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Disney Cruise Line Theatres

Walt Disney Theatre

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. Live shows will be performed twice each evening to accommodate first and second dinner times. In addition to live performances, Movie PremEARS are also offered in the Walt Disney Theatre when a nationwide opening of a film coincides with a sailing. Guests can check their Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to see shows and showtimes.

Although the theatre recalls a bygone era, it is fully equipped to handle complex productions. The 40-foot wide stage and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems are not to be missed. There are even pyrotechnic capabilities in this theatre!

The Walt Disney Theatre is located on the Wish, Treasure, Dream, Fantasy, Magic, and Wonder.  It is not to be missed. Aboard Dream and Fantasy there are 1,340 seats, and 977 seats on Magic and Wonder. The Disney Wish and Disney Treasure offer 1200 seats on two levels.Guests can arrive up to 30 minutes prior to show time to find their seats.

Walt Disney Theater Disney Wish

Buena Vista Theatre

The Buena Vista Theater is the state-of-the-art movie theater on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The Buena Vista Theatre is the best place to check out original Disney Classics, 3D motion pictures, and even first run films while sailing across the seas. This theatre is equipped with the best of both worlds, or generations. The Buena Vista is detailed with incredible décor and ambiance of 1920s and 1930s glamour. When the movie begins guests will definitely notice the new-age technology projecting the day’s film. Movies are played throughout the day. Check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for show times and details.

The Buena Vista Theatre is similar for each of the four Disney Cruise Line ships. Enjoy lavish seating and plenty of legroom while snacking on sweets and treats you can purchase outside the theater. As for viewing, there is not a spot in the house that does not have a good view. When traveling aboard the Disney Fantasy and Dream there are two seating levels to choose from, and 399 available spots. If you are traveling on Disney Wonder or Magic there are 278 seats. Accessibility viewing is available at all theatres, just notify a crew member 10 minutes prior to showtime.

Wonderland Cinema

Wonderland Cinema & Neverland Cinema

The Disney Wish and the Disney Treasure  offer two cinemas for movies fans to enjoy. As with the Buena Visa Theater, these two cinemas also offer a variety of films. There are family options throughout the day and current releases in the evening. Wonderland Cinema offers 84 seats and Neverland Cinema offers 86 seats. As with the theaters on the other ships, accessibility viewing is available.

Wonderland Cinema is located on deck 4 forward port side. Appropriately, an “Alice in Wonderland” theme greets guests.  Neverland Cinema is located on deck 4 forward starboard side.  Not surprisingly, Peter Pan fans will delight in the theme of this cinema.

Poolside Movies

Disney Cruise Line Poolside Movies

In addition to the heatres mentioned above, you can catch movies, Disney channel shows, and cartoons on the Funnel Vision screen above the top deck pool.  This is a great spot for poolside entertainment and a relaxing day at sea.

Live Shows



Beauty and the Beast – (The Dream) – The tale as old as time comes to life in an Broadway caliber enchanting spectacular while you are off sailing in the great wide somewhere.

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

Disney Seas the Adventure – (Disney Wish)  Captain Minnie plans a surprise for everyone.  Meanwhile, Goofy takes over the helm!  Can Goofy handle the challenge of steering the ship?

Disney Wish Little Mermaid Live Show

Disney The Little Mermaid – (Disney Wish)  This retelling of the beloved Little Mermaid story begins on a beach with a group of storytellers.  They happen upon treasure chest containing whozits and whatzits galore!  After that discovery, the storytellers are inspired to share the saga of The Little Mermaid.

Disney Aladdin Disney Cruise Line Wish

Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular – (Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish) Enjoy this 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.

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

Frozen, The Musical Spectacular – (Disney Wonder) Enjoy the full length retrelling of Disney’s hit movie Frozen, where a special love between two sisters is enough to get them through after the tragic loss of their parents.  Watch for lots of frozen side effects in this spectactular show.

Tangled – The Musical – (Disney Magic) – The enchanted world of Rapunzel, Flynn, Maximus is waiting for you to dive in and enjoy the show. In addition, you’ll see all their friends and enemies.    This productions includes favorite songs from the movie as well as original songs created just for this spectacular, that follows the plot line of the movie, with just a bit of a twist.

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.  Surprisingly, this show features 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.

Disney The Tale of Moana (Disney Treasure, setting sail December 2024) – Follow the journey of Moana onstage for the first time.   The musical will feature characters and songs from film.

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.   Some events require tickets, so check with guest services.  However, plan to arrive early if tickets are not required.   Lines can quickly grow long, though these magical moments are ones you’ll savor.

The Disney Cruise Line ships offer a number of character experiences.  These include shows and individual meet and greet opportunities.

Deck Party Disney Cruise Line

Whether for a sail-a-way celebration or to party as a pirate, deck parties are a character experience like no other. Join in the action where you can sing and dance with your favorite characters. There is more information on the different deck parties available on our Deck Party page.  In addition, there are occasionally short and charming character shows in the atrium or Grand Hall.

Character show Disney Wish

Lounge Games & Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

The daily navigator lists the fun games that the lounge areas host.  Lounges will often offer live musical performances as well so be sure to check the Personal Navigator.

The Bayou Entertainment Disney Wish

Many of the lounges are open late for adult only entertainment where drinks are flowing and fun is abundant! View our Adult Activities page for nightlife shows and Disney Cruise Line entertainment.

Disney Cruise Line Entertainment
Match your Mate

Animator’s Palate and Worlds of Marvel

Guests can enjoy dinner and a unique Animator’s Palate show aboard the Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy.  In the same fashion, guests can enjoy dinner and an interactive Marvel Experience on the Wish and Treasure.

Animator's Palate Disney Magic

Drawn to Magic

Sorcerer Mickey leads guests in this musical animated journey where you will see the entire dining room transform from black and white sketches into a spectacular array of colors by the end of your meal. The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder offers Drawn to Magic.

Animation Magic

When guests book a Disney Magic or Fantasy cruise for 7 nights or longer the Animation Magic dinner show is an option. This exclusive dinner is interactive.  Specifically, guests draw their own character.   This drawing may be featured with the rest of the Disney characters for guests to admire.

Undersea Magic

This dinner is all about Finding Nemo! Enjoy as characters like Crush and other friends of Nemo’s make visits to each table. Accordingly, the entire restaurant transforms into an underwater spectacle.  The family will talk about for years to come! Experience the Undersea Magic aboard Disney Fantasy and Dream.

Worlds of Marvel Disney Wish

Worlds of Marvel

The Avengers need your help!  Something goes wrong with Ant-Man’s Pym particle technology.  Join forces with your favorite Marvel characters to save the day!  Every table has a Quantum Core device so you can assist the Avengers.  Consequently, all guests are heroes.

The Mouse For Less Tips

Be sure to check your Personal Navigator for times and locations of the various shows and Disney Cruise Line entertainment opportunities.  In addition, cast members can assist if you have any questions regarding entertainment.

Select character greeting locations offer only photos.  Therefore, there are no autographs at these events.

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.

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