The New Year has rolled in with a
winter wallop, but the INTERCOT Insider is here to cure a case of cabin
fever. Snow and ice may be piling up in your neck of the woods, but
news of new and exciting experiences has been piling up at the Walt Disney
World resort and aboard the Disney Cruiseline. In this edition we take
a look at the newly launched Disney Dream Cruise Ship and find out what's
coming to Fantasyland. It's Insider time!
<<Aboard the Dream with
John and Ian>>
John and Ian and were guests on the Disney Dream Preview Cruise last week.
The two took a boat-load of pictures and could fill several sea shanties
with what they had to say. Here are some of the highlights of their
- Cabins were nicely appointed & we love the
separated bathrooms. - Dining onboard - meal at Palo was excellent as was
the food everywhere - very good - both Ian and John were pleasantly
surprised. - Animator's Palate is a giant Turtle Talk in the round - very
cool! Meal there was the best of the rotating restaurants. - Living
Artwork on board - pictures come to life. Neat touch. - Secret/Magic
Porthole Rooms - we're so ready to stay in one. Even liked the layouts
better. High def screens are an effective illusion. - Skyline night club
- Huge monitors made to look like windows on the world. The menus there also
glowed - very easy to read in low light. -The Aquaduck - All in
all, not too scary despite being "see-thru". - Fireworks show onboard -
only ship to be doing it right now. - LOVED Castaway Cay. Couldn't be
nicer. - Senses Spa Cabana Massages & Shave/Facial/Chair Massage. Right
around $100 - very reasonable. - Villains show was funny, entertaining
and very Broadway. Hades was a riot. - The Greycliff Tour - Cigar Rolling
and Rum Tasting - A two person tour. The wine cellar was amazing. 260,000
bottles of wine - the third largest in the world. One rack was worth over a
MILLION DOLLARS alone. - Had dinner at Senior Frogs - nice spot with a
neat view of the harbor. - INTERCOT Best of Disney Dream... Ian says
Castaway Cay. John liked his huge verandah and the dinner at Palo.
Disney World resort has announced more exciting attractions planned for the
on-going Fantasyland expansion. Here's a recap of the exciting attractions
just announced to be opening in Phase II:
- The Seven
Dwarfs Mine Train will take guests on a rollicking, musical ride into the
mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature a
first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back
and forth, responding to every twist and turn of the track. The journey will
be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of
Snow White and the Dwarfs.
Fairytale Hall will become the home of Aurora, Cinderella and other Disney
princesses, such as Tiana and Rapunzel. The Princesses will greet
Guests in an elegant royal court on the site where Snow White’s Scary
Adventures stands today.
Circus will be filled with the sound of the calliope and not one but two
circling carousels of Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Before taking to the skies
on this Fantasyland favorite, guests can experience an array of fun-filled
family games and interactive wonders for kids of all ages inside the Big
Goofini will be new twist on the classic Barnstormer coaster. Featuring
Goofy as It’s a twisting, turning roller coaster “flight” high above
the circus fun.
Before Guests hop onboard these
attractions, Guests will experience new attractions and restaurants as Phase
I is completed in Late 2012. Here's a re-cap of the attractions
opening in Phase I:
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid,
a major, all-new attraction during which guests will travel with Ariel and
her friends through their exciting adventures above and below the waves –
all against a musical backdrop of songs from the classic film.
Our Guest Restaurant will feature a lavish dining experience in Beast's
castle featuring the the elegant ballroom, gallery, and mysterious “West
Wing”. With seating for 550, this magnificent facility will offer “great
food fast” service by day and full table service dining in the evening.
- Belle's Village will be a quaint,
French town featuring the rousing Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village
- Enchanted Tales with Belle will transport Guests from
Belle's Cottage into a new kind of storytelling experience. The adventure
begins in Maurice’s workshop, where a magical mirror is the doorway to the
Beast’s library to meet Belle and Lumiere, and share in a lively,
interactive, re-telling of the “tale as old as time.”
<< Conclusion >>
That draws this
double-header edition of exciting news developments to a close. We
hope its gotten you excited about the newest Disney ship on the seven seas
and the new things to see in Fantasyland in the coming years. Will be
back in a few weeks with more news, tips and deals. See ya real soon!
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