Disney Cruise Line has announced the line will add a slate of enhancements to Disney Dream during the ship's drydock this October, including two new youth areas themed around Star Wars and Disney Infinity.
Additionally, the Disney Dream will get a new sweet shop serving handmade gelato and a new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
The drydock will take place October 4-24 in Freeport, the Bahamas.
Star Wars Youth Area
A newly themed area in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, open to ages three to 12, will offer experiences inspired by the Star Wars saga.
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, a play area inspired by the spacecraft from the movies, will offer children the chance to enter the spaceship and join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of the powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot the spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.
In the Millennium Falcon, children can express their creativity through Star Wars-themed crafts, games and activities. They can also watch episodes from the new Disney XD animated series, “Star Wars Rebels,” on a large screen or virtually join the rebellion at gaming stations featuring the series’ action-packed adventures.
A shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy experience will invite young Jedi hopefuls – known as “Padawans” – to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master. They can then face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.
Disney Infinity Space
The Oceaneer Club will also add a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game.
In the Disney Infinity Toy Box area, children can experience customized, on-screen adventures that bring to life characters and stories from across The Walt Disney Company.
The complete set of Disney Infinity character figures will be on display and available for gameplay. Children who visiting this room, which is found only on the Disney Dream, will be able to unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content that they can continue to enjoy when playing Disney Infinity at home.
Special activities will bring the virtual gameplay experience to life in the real world. For example, a life-sized Disney Infinity Base sets the stage where children take the place of character figures for a group gaming experience. Lighting up in response to gameplay on a large screen, this interactive floor will allow kids to be immersed in the Toy Box.
Specialty Sweet Shop for Families
Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats will serve handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and novelty treats on Deck 11. The shop will have two entrances, inside Cabana’s restaurant and outside by the pool deck.
Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop’s décor features nods to the film, including a race track and checkerboard patterned floor, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s race car and King Candy’s throne.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, coming to Deck 5 midship, will offer young guests pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers. On pirate party night this boutique becomes The Pirates League, where swashbuckling pirates of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their inner buccaneer.
New Retreat for Adults
Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward will include a new water feature, Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a rain curtain. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.
These new enhancements to the Disney Dream debuts on the October 26 four-night voyage from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The Disney Dream will continue to sail three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas throughout 2015 and into 2016.