Disney Cruise Line: Fun Facts

Since their maiden voyage in 1998, Disney Cruises have become a highly sought after and entertaining Disney vacation for many Mouse lovers.  If you love the big guy on land I can assure you that you’ll love him even more on the sea.
Here are some fun facts you likely did not know about these majestic and magical theme parks of the sea.

Disney Cruise Line has (4) ships in it’s fleet.
These are:
The Disney Dream (currently sailing 3-5 night Bahamian cruises)
The Disney Magic (currently running itineraries in Northern Europe)
The Disney Fantasy (currently swapping 7 night Eastern & Western Caribbean cruises)
The Disney Wonder (currently sailing Alaskan, Hawaiian and Mexican cruises)
The ships, in order of oldest to newest, are: Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy.
This also happens to be the order of smallest to largest (with Dream and Fantasy being the same size).
Each of the ships have a Godmother.  The Dream has Jennifer Hudson, Fantasy has Mariah Carey, Wonder has Tinkerbell, and Magic has Patricia Disney.  If anyone knows how these were chosen; let us know!
The Disney Cruise Line fleet are the first ships ever to be built from the keel up with the intent of accommodating adults and children alike.
The ships’ horns play the first seven notes of A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes. The Dream and Fantasy also have other Disney tunes they are able to play with their horns.
Disney Cruise Line owns it’s own private island at the Bahamas, Castaway Cay (pronounced key)
There are kid’s clubs on board for children aged babies to 17 years old.
Think it’s all about kids and families?  There are adult only areas for those 18 and up.  These include a spa, signature dining experiences, pools and an adult only beach on Castaway Cay.
24 hour room service is included in your cruise package as well as lots of quick service, sit down and snack restaurant options.
Speaking of food, Disney has a rotational dining they utilize each night.  You have your dining table and time but you will go to 1 of 3 different restaurants each night of your cruise.  You have your own personal wait staff who will travel to each restaurant with you as well!
Disney Cruise Line features first run films (some in 3D) on board for free.  A cool perk when you own the films!  If a movie is in theaters on land you can catch it on board at the same time.
A cruise industry first, most staterooms offer a “bath and a half” option.  This gives you a tub/shower and sink in one room and a toilet and sink in another.  Another helpful feature to cater to families.
70% of the staterooms on the Magic and Wonder have ocean views while 88% on the Dream and Fantasy have ocean views.
The Dream and Fantasy have the first water coaster at sea called the AquaDuck while the Magic has a 3-story body slide called the AquaDunk.
A special night, on board most sailings, you’ll catch a fireworks show at sea like only Disney can do during their Pirates IN the Caribbean show!
Do you have any other fun facts you’ve learned about Disney Cruise Line?  We’d all love to hear them in the comments.  What is your favorite DCL fact or feature that was mentioned here?

 

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