The long-awaited upgrades to the Disney Dream are now complete and the ship has returned to sailing out of Port Canaveral. The ship was in dry dock for three weeks as changes were made to several areas around the ship.
The biggest change has come to the Oceaneer Club kids’ area. A Star Wars room comes just ahead of the December 18th release of the newest film in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Children can sit in a replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit and virtually pilot the ship through the galaxy. Gaming stations have been added for kids to play Star Wars-themed games; there will also be crafts, activities and a large screen showing episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Kids will even find a life-size R2D2 in the room. A version of the Jedi Training Academy from Disney’s Hollywood Studios allows kids to learn how to wield a lightsaber to defeat the empire.
A Disney Infinity area has been added to the space, giving kids the chance to actually become the characters in the game and even bring home exclusive Disney Cruise Line content to play once back on land.
Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats, a new gelato shop on Deck 11, is themed like Sugar Rush, the race car game in Wreck-It Ralph.
A new pool area, Satellite Falls, has been added in the adults-only section of the ship. This circular splash pool features benches for relaxing, a rain curtain and loungers for sun bathing.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is available on Deck 5 for kids to be transformed into a princess or knight and a pirate on Pirate Night.
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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.