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An Overview of the Disney Fantasy on Disney Cruise Line – Fun for the Whole Family

The Disney Fantasy lives up to its name, bringing Disney fantasies to life with entertainment and dining experiences specifically designed with longer cruises in mind. In true Disney Cruise Line tradition, the Disney Fantasy has something for everyone, with activities and areas just for kids, families, and adults.

On the Disney Fantasy, guests embark on a “splashtacular” adventure aboard the AquaDuck, a 765-foot long water coaster that suspends riders high above the sea; rediscover beloved stories, songs and characters during Broadway-style stage spectaculars; and enjoy much-needed “me time” at dedicated kids’ clubs and adult escapes. Learn more about this amazing ship below!


1 – Family Entertainment

From dazzling stage shows to over-the-top deck parties, entertainment aboard the Disney Fantasy is designed to delight the entire family. Broadway-style stage spectaculars delight audiences in the lavish Walt Disney Theatre, two of which are exclusively presented aboard the Disney Fantasy.

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” follows the captivating adventure of royal sisters Anna and Elsa as they embark on a journey to discover the meaning of sisterhood, inner strength, and true love. Favorite characters will enchant fans of the film, and newcomers alike brought to life onstage along with beautiful renditions of the movie’s iconic music.

“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” takes the stage on the Disney Fantasy. Credit: Disney.

“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” is a fast-paced comedy where Aladdin, the “street rat” of Agrabah, meets a Genie who grants him three wishes, battles the evil Jafar, and falls in love with Princess Jasmine.

Disney’s Believe” features a cast of beloved characters who help a father dedicated to his work as a botanist discover that there is something far more important to tend to than his plants.

There are also movies shown in the Walt Disney Theatre, as well as up on deck by the family pool and in the Buena Vista Theatre, a cinema with plush stadium-style seats that screens first-run movies and digital 3-D films.

Once each cruise, there’s an evening brimming with buccaneer fun during “Pirates IN the Caribbean” celebrations. An interactive show featuring Jack Sparrow culminates in a fireworks spectacular choreographed to the dramatic musical score from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. As the night rolls on, guests unleash their inner pirate and dance their boots off during a swashbuckling deck party, a family-friendly bash featuring electrifying music, stunning visuals and special effects.


2 – Fun in the Sun on the Upper Decks

Like all Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Fantasy boasts separate pools for children, families, and adults. Other fun in the sun includes:

  • AquaDuck, a 765-foot long twisting-and-turning water coaster.
  • AquaLab, a water area where families can play among pop jets, geysers and bubblers. Nemo’s Reef, a special splash-and-play area for little ones up to age 3.
  • Goofy’s Sports Deck, featuring a nine-hole miniature golf course and sports simulators.

Learn more about upper deck fun on the Disney Fantasy by clicking here.


3 – Enchanted Dining

Enjoying the three uniquely themed family restaurants aboard the Disney Fantasy is convenient and hassle-free, as guests “rotate” through the restaurants each night accompanied by the same serving team for a variety of menus and cuisines and friendly, personalized service. Royal Court, an exquisite dining room fit for a princess; Enchanted Garden, a transformative oasis inspired by the gardens of Versailles; and Animator’s Palate, a Disney Cruise Line signature restaurant, are the perfect settings for delicious dining with a magical Disney twist.

While dinner may be served twice at popular Animator’s Palate, the show accompanying the meal is different each evening guests visit. Upon their first visit, guests’ cartoon creativity comes alive during dinner in a show called “Animation Magic” when their own drawings dance on screen with Disney characters. On another evening, the room is immersed in a vivid undersea environment during “Undersea Magic” and Crush makes a special appearance, swimming around the restaurant and engaging in live impromptu interactions with guests.


Two adult-exclusive restaurants – Palo, specializing in modern Italian cuisine, and Remy, an upscale and romantic dining experience serving French-inspired cuisine – feature stunning ocean views and a formal, romantic ambiance.

4 – Magic for Kids of All Ages

The Disney Fantasy continues the Disney Cruise Line tradition of age-appropriate fun for kids of all ages in special designated spaces just for them:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club transports kids ages 3 to 12 to the magical lands of Disney fairies, courageous Super Heroes, adventuresome toys, undersea exploration and Force-filled characters that are out of this world.
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab is a nautical wonderland where children ages 3 to 12 embark on a journey of discovery with arts and crafts, gaming and counselor-led activities.
Andy’s Room on the Disney Fantasy
  • It’s a Small World Nursery is a whimsical world for infants and toddlers up to age 3 where they are safely cared for by trained Disney counselors.
  • Vibe (ages 14 to 17) and Edge (ages 11 to 14) are ultra-cool teen and tween hangouts with comfy couches, music, video games and other chill-out necessities.

At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, aspiring young princesses and knights become Disney royalty with the help of a fairy godmother-in-training. When the pirate deck party is on the evening schedule, the space transforms into The Pirate League, where young sailors can unleash their inner buccaneer with a piratical makeover.

5 – Excitement and Relaxation for Adults

Nightlife takes a European twist in Europa, a continent of adult nighttime entertainment without borders, featuring high-energy clubs and sophisticated lounges inspired by the night spots of Italy, France, Ireland, and London.

    • La Piazza lounge is inspired by stylish Italian plazas, complete with a bar inspired by a carousel, Venetian masks and a classic Vespa.
    • Skyline is a metropolitan “sky bar” with changing views of stunning European skylines.
    • O’Gills Pub is a rollicking Irish bar with modern-day twists.
    • Ooh La La is an elegant room inspired by a French boudoir.
    • The Tube is a vibrant metropolitan club reminiscent of swinging London.

At the luxurious Senses Spa & Salon, adults ages 18 and older can indulge spa treatments, massages, manicures, pedicures, and a rainforest-themed aromatherapy steam room and sauna. The fitness center is well-appointed with state-of-the-art equipment and offers personal training sessions and instructional classes in yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and more.


6 – Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy staterooms were designed with style, comfort, and a dash of Disney magic. Immaculately appointed staterooms feature a contemporary, art deco-inspired design and provide a welcoming environment.

Eighty-eight percent of the 1,250 staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are outside rooms; of those, 90 percent have private verandahs. To accommodate larger families and groups traveling together, there are 500 connecting doors that adjoin staterooms.

For groups wishing to sail in ultimate luxury, the Disney Fantasy provides adjacent, concierge-level accommodation for up to twenty-five guests with four suites and two staterooms – all joined by connecting doors.

7 – Pixar Day at Sea Cruises

During Pixar Day at Sea, which debuted on the Disney Fantasy in January 2023, guests are immersed in the ever-unfolding stories of their favorite toys, monsters, and supers. The daylong celebration features one-of-a-kind entertainment that brings to life the beloved tales of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more. Families enjoy a rootin’ tootin’ breakfast, a totally awesome pool party, themed activities, and treats, and character encounters around every corner throughout a fun-filled day at sea that culminates with a Pixar Pals Celebration dance party and a deck show of incredible proportions. A Pixar film festival, exclusive merchandise, and photo opportunities are also available as part of the celebration.


Visit the links below for information on the Pixar Day at Sea from our sailing on the inaugural sailing in January 2023:

TRAVEL LOG: Our Pixar Day at Sea Cruise on the Disney Fantasy – Day 3 – Part 1

TRAVEL LOG: Our Pixar Day at Sea Cruise on the Disney Fantasy – Day 3 – Part 2

Click here for a full review of the Hey Howdy Breakfast with Woody and Friends to learn more and get tips and tricks for the best dining experience.

8 – Disney Fantasy Cruises

The Disney Fantasy sails out of Port Canaveral on seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, and every cruise includes a stop at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay.

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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