A Frightfully Good Time Awaits Disney Cruise Line Guests this Halloween

June 30, 2016 | Posted in Character Experiences | No Comments » |

CELEBRATION, Fla. – Disney Cruise Line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland filled with frightfully fun events and activities, special decorations, unique menu items in the restaurants and themed parties.

In 2016, Halloween on the High Seas takes place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic from September through October. This extra-spooky celebration features Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which magically transforms throughout the cruise. Other special experiences include:

  • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration with games, dancing and lots of candy! Beloved Disney characters, wearing special Halloween costumes just for the occasion, will join guests for this fun-filled costume party.
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where guests are part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally.
  • Haunted Stories of the Sea, where the bravest cruisers gather under the stars to hear some true—or not so true—tales of the sea told by a mysterious sea captain storyteller.
  • Creepy Cabaret, Halloween-themed music performed live in the atrium by a band of ghostly musicians.
  • Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids: For adults, the nighttime entertainment district becomes the ghoulish setting for a costume contest and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor.
  • Spooky Movies: To get guests into the spirit of the season, Halloween-themed movies will be shown on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in staterooms.
  • Ghoulish Delights: Disney Cruise Line chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.”
  • More spooky fun includes mask-making and a ghostly takeover of ship announcements!

To celebrate Halloween, the Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing Sept. 2 to Oct. 31; the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing Sept. 3 to Oct. 29; and the Disney Magic sails five-night Canadian Coast cruises, and seven- and eight-night Bahamian cruises departing Oct. 2 to Oct. 29.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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Sail Away to a Magical Winter Holiday with Disney Cruise Line

June 29, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

CELEBRATION, Fla. – This holiday season, give a gift that’s both nautical and nice: a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. But the best part might just be relaxing on deck instead of shoveling snow.

During these voyages through the new year, special stem-to-stern holiday events include:

  • “Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where Disney characters lead holiday carols and the lighting of the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • “Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball” in the atrium lobby, where Disney cruisers welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes. This evening of enchantment is made complete when a special pair of royal sisters joins the party and causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium.
  • Dickens-inspired carolers carrying the spirit of the holidays throughout the ship while singing holiday classics, sometimes with the help of favorite Disney friends. At the end of the cruise, children will have the opportunity to join the carolers onstage for a special farewell show.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • A special holiday edition of the cheerful farewell celebration on the final night of the cruise, with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

On Thanksgiving Day, guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast and visits from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. Also during the special Thanksgiving voyages, NFL football games will be broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screens – Funnel Vision – located near the family pool.

Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree Santa Claus and his helpers will have a surprise for all the kids, and guests will delight in a special musical performance from the children. A traditional Christmas Dinner will be served that night in the dining rooms.

Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

When the ships stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and holiday island music.

For an extra sprinkle of holiday joy, special amenities are available for stateroom delivery. Purchased in advance of sailing, these include holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets and even mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper. Plus, during the holiday cruises, the Disney Cruise Line holiday merchandise collection and ever-popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments will be available in the gift shops.

To ring in 2017, voyages during the holiday include a special New Year’s Eve party, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown.

To celebrate the holidays, the Disney Magic sails four- and five- night Bahamian cruises, five-, six- and seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises, and seven-night Western Caribbean cruises departing Nov. 5 to Dec. 23; the Disney Wonder sails four- and seven-night Western Caribbean cruises, and seven-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23; the Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 7 to Dec. 22; and the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Nov. 19 to Dec. 24.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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Land of “Frozen” Aboard Disney Cruise Line This Summer

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

From the deck, to the stage and beyond, “Frozen” experiences add to summertime fun

CELEBRATION, Fla. – In summer 2016, Disney Cruise Line guests can immerse themselves in the animated hit “Frozen” with exciting experiences inspired by the film, including a spectacular deck party, storybook adventures ashore, a three-song stage show production number, character meet and greets, and more.

A Day of Frozen Fun, Including New Deck Party

On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings to Europe and Alaska, Disney Cruise Line guests are transported to the land of “Frozen” when the ship is transformed into a winter wonderland and a day of frozen fun culminates with an extravagant celebration with friends from the Kingdom of Arendelle.

On one special morning, guests will awake to discover a magical freeze has overtaken the atrium lobby with sparkling icicles adorning the grand staircase, resembling the majestic mountain-top ice palace of Queen Elsa.

Icy adventures and fun for the entire family throughout the day include all-new meet and greets and themed experiences:

  • Memorable moments with Anna, Elsa, and for the first time in forever, Kristoff and Olaf
  • “Anna’s Chocolate Chase” scavenger hunt for those who share Anna’s sense of adventure, with a special surprise for finishing the game
  • “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” activity where kids take on Elsa’s magical powers to make snow and ice
  • “Oaken’s Maypole Swirl and Twirl” for families to learn a traditional Scandinavian dance spinning and braiding giant ribbons
  • “Frozen” themed dining experience, including a menu inspired by traditional Nordic fare and special dishes inspired by the film

The evening fun kicks off with “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends,” a family-friendly interactive deck party featuring the famous royal sisters of Arendelle and their fun-loving Nordic companions. By now, the freeze has spread to the upper decks of the ship, with giant snowflakes, icicles and snow-covered rocks.

The celebration begins with a high-energy line dance, set to the movie’s ice cutting scene, featuring the arrival of Kristoff, impressively twirling his ice picks, and Princess Anna.

Anna and Kristoff’s beloved companions, Sven, the trolls and Olaf, make virtual appearances at the party. Sven engages the crowd in reindeer games like “Sven Says” and the “Troll Stroll,” and Olaf leads a sing along to his signature song, “In Summer.”

Elsa arrives with a snowy gust of wind, calling on guests to sing “Let it Go” with her as she conjures up a wintry spectacle to cool things down for Olaf. In true Disney fashion, Elsa unleashes her magic, sending a chill through everyone as the powerful Academy Award-winning song echoes from the ship.

The evening concludes with more family dancing on the pool deck, followed by fun just for adults in the nightclub featuring dance performances and frozen specialty drinks.

Adventures Ashore in Norway

Disney Cruise Line guests who travel aboard the Disney Magic to Norway, the land that inspired Arendelle from “Frozen,” have the opportunity to join exciting Port Adventures that bring this fairytale setting to life. One signature adventure ashore in Ålesund, Norway, created exclusively for Disney Cruise Line, immerses guests in the splendor and charm of Norway, with the help of Anna and Elsa, in an enchanting storybook village.

Other shore excursions take Disney Cruise Line guests to discover the breathtaking natural wonders, stunning architecture and rich Scandinavian culture depicted in the film. Seven-night voyages begin May 29, 2016, sailing through Norwegian fjords and calling on ports including Stavanger, Ålesund, Geiranger, and Bergen, Norway.

In Summer and Beyond

Adding to the excitement, offerings debuted in 2015 continue this summer and beyond.

Aboard the Disney Magic, Anna, Elsa and Olaf are part of the line up of beloved Disney characters who together teach a young girl the power of her dreams in the Disney Cruise Line original production, “Disney Dreams … An Enchanted Classic.” Scenes featuring “Frozen” characters include renditions of three popular songs: “Let it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever” and “In Summer.” The show segment is a heartfelt, humorous and memorable tribute to the “Frozen” film, preserving its endearing and playful tones with an inspiring message. Special effects are magical, with a snowfall throughout the theatre and a breathtaking transformation of the young girl’s room into her own ice palace.

On all four Disney ships, Olaf is giving warm hugs alongside Anna and Elsa. Children and families have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with their favorite “Frozen” friends on their royal tour of the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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The Ultimate Day at Sea for Star Wars Fans Returns to Disney Cruise Line in Early 2017 with 15 Sailings

March 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

The day-long celebration transports guests to a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean

CELEBRATION, Fla. (March 10, 2016) – Returning in early 2017, Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga during Star Wars Day at Sea. New in 2017, the Disney Fantasy special sailings expand to both eastern and western Caribbean itineraries and nearly double in number to 15 cruises — up from eight in 2016. During this day-long celebration, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney for an out-of-this-galaxy cruise experience unlike any other.

“Our guests keep telling us that Star Wars Day at Sea is an experience they’ll never forget, that it’s a thrill of intergalactic proportions,” said Karl L. Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “In response to guest demand, we’re pleased to create even more Star Wars memories aboard the Disney Fantasy in 2017 with an expanded schedule of these special sailings. Clearly, the Force is alive and well on the high seas!”

Each sailing features a full day of dark side and light side fun, including official appearances of Star Wars characters, a deck party and fireworks, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, at-sea screenings of Star Wars films, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise.

Throughout the day, Star Wars Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike can enjoy the immersive, intergalactic entertainment, including:

Force-filled Fun for Everyone

  • Characters from across the Star Wars galaxy are onboard for interactions, photos and also may be seen patrolling the decks.
  • Kids and families enjoy friendly competition during Star Wars trivia games, putting their knowledge of the film and television sagas to the test.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their costumes and participate in the costume celebration held in the ship’s atrium.

Younglings Use Their Power

  • In “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” Force-sensitive children learn the ways of the Jedi and use their new-found skills in a final face off with Darth Vader.
  • Star Wars-themed arts and crafts, games and activities are offered throughout the day in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.

Star Wars Deck Party and Fireworks

  • An exciting evening blasts off with a deck party filled with music, a galactic dance party and the arrival of Star Wars characters on the deck stage.
  • The grand finale is a spectacular display of pyrotechnics, lighting and sound effects set to a medley of Star Wars

Merchandise, Food and Beverage

  • Event merchandise exclusive to Star Wars Day at Sea is available on each sailing, including a range of collectible items, apparel and trading pins.
  • Specialty Star Wars-themed beverages, including non-alcoholic offerings, as well as snacks, dinner menu items and desserts, please the palates of everyone from Padawans to rebel pilots to Tusken Raiders.

Film Screenings

  • Guests can watch “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first in a new series of standalone Star Wars films, to be released on Dec. 16, 2016, as well as all seven films in the Star Wars

Star Wars Day at Sea will be on Disney Fantasy seven-night cruises sailing from Port Canaveral on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

Departing Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1 and 15, 2017, the western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Departing Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; March 11, 25; and April 8, 2017, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

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Disney Cruise Line Introduces Star Wars Day at Sea on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

Day-long celebrations thrill both Jedi-in-training and Jedi Masters of the family

CELEBRATION, Fla. – In 2016, Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga during a brand-new, day-long celebration aboard eight special sailings on the Disney Fantasy: Star Wars Day at Sea.

Marking the first official appearance of the heroes and villains of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force, the magic of Disney and the excitement of cruising for an out-of-this-galaxy experience unlike any other.

Occurring one day during each of eight Disney Fantasy sailings, Star Wars Day at Sea transports guests to a galaxy far, far away — in the Western Caribbean. The event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including a deck party, meet-and-greets with favorite characters, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise.

Also featured are exclusive at-sea screenings of all seven Star Wars films and the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

Throughout the day, Star Wars Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike can enjoy the immersive entertainment. Intergalactic highlights include:

Force-filled Fun for Everyone

  • Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Stormtroopers and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy are onboard for meet-and-greets, photos and may be seen patrolling the decks.
  • “Star Wars Saga: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away” is an interactive participation show featuring guests retelling their favorite Star Wars stories, with the help of props and special effects.
  • Kids and families enjoy friendly competition during Star Wars trivia games, putting their knowledge of the film and television sagas to the test.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their costumes and cosplay and participate in the costume celebration held in the ship’s atrium.
  • At noon, guests on deck will be treated to a very special episode – to mark the midday, the Disney Fantasy ship’s horn will resound the opening notes of the “Imperial March.”
  • In the evening, The Tube nightclub transports adult guests to another galaxy with Star Wars-themed specialty cocktails, lively cantina music and a super fan trivia challenge.

Younglings Use Their Power

  • In “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” Force-sensitive children to learn the ways of the Jedi and put their skills to the test in a final battle with the Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
  • In “Padawan Mind Challenge,” Younglings participate in a fun, brain-bending battle of wits and trivia to become mind challenge masters.
  • Star Wars-themed arts and crafts, games and activities are offered throughout the day in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.

Star Wars Deck Party and Fireworks

  • The day concludes with more intergalactic fun when the “Summon the Force” deck party blasts off to an exciting evening filled with music, dancing and games.
  • The party culminates as Star Wars characters converge for a celebration of the saga in an epic show featuring special effects and guest participation.
  • The grand finale is a spectacular display of pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and a medley of Star Wars

Merchandise, Food and Beverage

  • Event merchandise exclusive to Star Wars Day at Sea is available on each sailing, including a range of collectible items, customizable nametags and eight special trading pins – one for each of the Star Wars Day at Sea cruises.
  • An epic day is not complete without a feast for the palate so the dinner menu includes creative fare such as Sand People salad, Bantha steak empanadas, Opee Sea Killer shrimp cocktail and Qui-Gon’s crisp chicken. Sweet endings complete the meal with Calrissian velvet cake, Cloud City macarons and a frozen carbonite sundae.
  • Specialty Star Wars-themed beverages include the colorful Galaxy in a Glass made with rum, coconut, mango and strawberry and a non-alcoholic Planetoid Punch.
  • For sipping, there are non-alcoholic beverages in collectible cups like a BB-8 sipper and Chewbacca stein and for snacking popcorn is served in containers themed to Darth Vader’s helmet or a tie fighter.

Film Screenings

  • Guests can watch all seven films in the Star Wars saga and follow Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Rey and Finn along their epic journey.
  • Also showing are episodes of the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Day at Sea will be on Disney Fantasy cruises sailing on Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2 and 16, 2016. Departing from Port Canaveral, the seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.

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Disney Cruise Line Premieres Brand-New ‘Tangled: The Musical’ Stage Show

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

Original music by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken headlines stage adaptation of Disney animated film

CELEBRATION, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2015) – Endearing characters and captivating music from the animated film “Tangled” are enchanting audiences once again. This time they’re part of an original Disney Cruise Line stage spectacular aboard the Disney Magic—the first time the beloved Disney tale has been adapted for the stage.

“Tangled: The Musical” immerses audiences in Rapunzel’s fairytale world through lavish production numbers and spellbinding music. Three new songs created exclusively for the show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater bring the story to life onstage.

The show stays true to the storyline from the hit feature film—with a few special twists to create a live stage production—featuring favorite characters like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, the villainous Mother Gothel and Maximus the guard horse.

The story follows the thrilling adventure of Rapunzel as she escapes the confines of her tower and the clutches of Mother Gothel, who wishes to shield the secret of Rapunzel’s magical golden tresses and royal roots. Rapunzel strikes up an unlikely friendship with the suave, crown-stealing bandit Flynn Rider, and together they face ruffians, thugs and a budding romance on a hair-raising journey filled with classic Disney playfulness and whimsy that will delight audiences of all ages.

New Songs Debuting with Film Favorites

Acclaimed composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyricist Glenn Slater, the prolific pair behind the original soundtrack for “Tangled,” teamed up again to adapt the score and story for the stage. Complementing the score from the film, three new songs weave a delightful combination of narrative, humor and theatrics into the performance.

In addition to new melodies, audiences enjoy live performances of favorite songs from the movie, including “When Will My Life Begin,” “Mother Knows Best,” “I’ve Got a Dream” and the Grammy Award-winning ballad, “I See the Light.”

Adapting “Tangled” from Screen to Stage

Elaborate costumes, groundbreaking puppetry and stunning set designs transform the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre into a fanciful Bavarian kingdom, immersing audiences in Rapunzel’s world and making them feel a part of her story. Disney assembled an all-star creative team to develop this extravagant production, with director Gordon Greenberg and choreographer Connor Gallagher joining Menken, Slater and a bevy of top-notch theatrical talent.

Master puppet designer Michael Curry, whose extraordinary creations are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway, bred a brand-new pedigree of puppetry in Maximus, the rambunctious guard horse. The “mane” attraction of every scene he steals, Maximus’ exaggerated demeanor becomes even more hilarious through the talents of the whinnying puppet performer within.

Dazzling costumes created by Tony Award-winning designer Paloma Young bring the flair and vibrancy of the animated world to life onstage. The townspeople’s bright hues and Rapunzel’s feminine florals are perfectly balanced by the bristly browns of the rugged thugs and royal regalia of the kingdom officials, creating a sensational fusion of colors, patterns and textures.

Remarkable set designs by scenic designer Bradley Kaye (Disney’s “Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular”) transport audiences to storybook locales that include Rapunzel’s tower home, the outlandish Snuggly Duckling tavern, a brightly adorned kingdom town and the resplendent lakeside setting of the iconic floating lanterns scene from the film.

New Show Joining Line Up of Exclusive Stage Productions

“Tangled: The Musical” is the newest addition to the line-up of Disney Cruise Line-exclusive live entertainment performed every voyage aboard the Disney Magic. It joins “Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” and “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic,” which features a new segment from the blockbuster animated hit “Frozen.”

“Tangled: The Musical” premiered aboard the Disney Magic during the Nov. 11 four-night Bahamian sailing. The ship will continue to sail four-night Bahamas and five-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami through the new year.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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The Magic of “Tangled” Shines Onstage in Brand-New “Tangled: The Musical” Stage Show Aboard Disney Cruise Line

April 2, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

Original music by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken headlines new stage show adaptation of Disney animated film

CELEBRATION, Fla. (April 2, 2015) – In November 2015, the endearing characters and captivating music of the animated film “Tangled” will enchant audiences once again, this time as an original stage show spectacular at sea aboard the Disney Magic—the first time the beloved Disney tale has been adapted for the stage.

“Tangled: The Musical” will immerse audiences in Rapunzel’s fairytale world through lavish production numbers and spellbinding music. Three new songs created exclusively for this show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater will bring the story to life onstage.

The show will stay true to the storyline from the hit feature film—with a few special twists to create a live staged production—featuring favorite characters like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, the villainous Mother Gothel and Maximus the police horse.

The story follows the thrilling adventure of Rapunzel as she escapes the confines of her tower and the clutches of Mother Gothel, who wishes to shield the secret of Rapunzel’s magical golden tresses and royal roots. Rapunzel strikes up an unlikely friendship with the suave, crown-stealing bandit Flynn Rider, and together they face ruffians, thugs and a budding romance on a hair-raising journey filled with classic Disney playfulness and whimsy that will delight audiences of all ages.

New Songs Debuting with Film Favorites

Acclaimed composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyricist Glenn Slater, the prolific pair behind the original soundtrack for “Tangled,” teamed up again to adapt the score and story for the stage. Complementing the score from the film, three new songs weave a delightful combination of narrative, humor and theatrics into the performance.

In addition to new melodies, audiences will enjoy live performances of favorite songs from the movie, including “When Will My Life Begin,” “Mother Knows Best,” “I Have a Dream” and the Grammy Award-winning ballad, “I See the Light.”

Adapting “Tangled” from Screen to Stage

Elaborate costumes, groundbreaking puppetry and stunning set designs transform the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre into a fanciful Bavarian kingdom, immersing audiences in Rapunzel’s world and making them feel a part of her story. Disney assembled an all-star creative team to develop this extravagant production, with director Gordon Greenberg and choreographer Connor Gallagher joining Menken, Slater and a bevy of top-notch theatrical talent.

Master puppet designer Michael Curry, whose extraordinary creations are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway, is breeding a brand-new pedigree of puppetry in Maximus, the rambunctious police horse whose exaggerated demeanor becomes even more hilarious with the addition of the whinnying puppet performer within. This cleverly constructed character is sure to be the “mane” attraction of every scene he steals.

Dazzling costumes created by Tony Award-winning designer Paloma Young will bring the flair and vibrancy of the animated world to life onstage in “Tangled: The Musical.” The townspeople’s bright hues and Rapunzel’s feminine florals are perfectly balanced by the bristly browns of the rugged thugs and royal regalia of the kingdom officials, creating a sensational fusion of colors, patterns and textures.

Remarkable set designs by scenic designer Bradley Kaye (Disney’s “Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular”) will transport audiences to storybook locales that include Rapunzel’s tower home, the outlandish Snuggly Duckling tavern, a brightly adorned kingdom town and the resplendent lakeside setting of the iconic floating lanterns scene from the film.

New Show Joining Line Up of Exclusive Stage Productions

“Tangled: The Musical” complements the line-up of Disney Cruise Line-exclusive live entertainment performed every voyage aboard the Disney Magic, joining “Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” and “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic,” which will feature a new segment from the blockbuster animated hit “Frozen” beginning in summer 2015.

“Tangled: The Musical” will premiere during the Nov. 11 four-night Bahamian sailing aboard the Disney Magic. The Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas and five-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning Sept. 30 through the new year.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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Disney Cruise Line Introduces Star Wars Day at Sea on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

Day-long events will certainly delight both Jedi-in-training and also the Jedi Masters of the household

EVENT, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015)– In 2016, Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the fabulous experiences as well as iconic characters from the Celebrity Wars saga during a brand-new, day-long event aboard 8 unique cruisings on the Disney Dream: Superstar Wars Day mixed-up.

Marking the initial official look of the heroes and also bad guys of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, Star Wars Day mixed-up combines the power of the Pressure, the magic of Disney as well as the exhilaration of navigating for an out-of-this-galaxy experience unlike other.

Occurring eventually throughout each of 8 Disney Fantasy cruisings, Superstar Wars Day at Sea will certainly carry visitors to a galaxy much, away — — in the Western Caribbean. The occasion includes a complete day of Star Wars parties, consisting of a deck party, meet-and-greets with favored personalities, Superstar Wars-themed young people tasks, one-of-a-kind meals as well as drink providings, and special merchandise.

Additionally included will be special at-sea testings of the Star Wars movies and also the brand-new Disney XD animated series, Celebrity Wars Rebels.

Throughout the day, Celebrity Wars Younglings, Padawans as well as Jedi Masters alike will take pleasure in the immersive entertainment. Intergalactic highlights consist of:

Force-filled Enjoyable for Everyone

  • Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers as well as various other personalities from throughout the Superstar Wars galaxy will certainly be onboard for arranged satisfy and also greets, along with roaming on deck as well as elsewhere around the ship. Guests additionally are urged to spruce up in their very own excellent costumes.
  • A shipboard variation of the preferred Jedi Training Academy experience invites youthful Jedi hopefuls– called “Padawans”– to find out lightsaber actions from a Jedi Master. They could then use the Force as well as take on in a last driving test against the evil Darth Vader.
  • Children as well as family members enjoy pleasant competitors throughout Celebrity Wars facts video games, covering fun truths from the movie and television sagas.
  • For Younglings, Star Wars-themed fine arts and crafts, video games and activities will certainly be provided throughout the day in Oceaneer Club as well as Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.
  • At night, grownups going into the night club will feel like they entered the Mos Eisley cantina scene. Personalities and cantina music set the state of mind as Celebrity Wars-themed specialty alcoholic drinks are offered.

Film Screenings and Celebrities

  • Guests can watch the very first 6 Superstar Wars films and comply with Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke and also Leia along their legendary journey.
  • Additionally showing will be episodes of the new Disney XD animated collection, Celebrity Wars Rebels.
  • On each of the special cruisings, stars as well as experts from the Superstar Wars galaxy will certainly share their experiences, satisfy followers as well as indication autographs.

Superstar Wars Deck Celebration as well as Fireworks

  • There’s intergalactic enjoyable when the Superstar Wars deck celebration blasts off to an amazing evening loaded with songs, dance and video games.
  • Star Wars personalities merge on the deck phase for a celebration of the Star Wars legend in a program showcasing unique results and also guest engagement.
  • The deck celebration winds up in a magnificent display of themed pyrotechnics, illumination, sound impacts, lasers as well as Star Wars

Celebrity Wars Day at Sea will certainly be on Disney Fantasy boat trips sailing on Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2 and 16, 2016. Leaving from Port Canaveral, the seven-night Western Caribbean travel plan includes Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and also Disney’s personal island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

For more information concerning Disney Cruise Line or to reserve a holiday, guests could go to http://www.disneycruise.com, phone call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or call their travel representative.

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Land of “Frozen” Coming to Disney Cruise Line This Summer

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

From the deck, to show business as well as past, “Icy” experiences bring in to summer fun

EVENT, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015)– Beginning in summertime 2015, Disney Cruise Line visitors could submerse themselves in the animated favorite “Frozen” with brand-new experiences inspired by the shoot, consisting of a stunning deck event, a three-song phase show production number, brand-new character comply with and greets, unreal journeys ashore as well as a lot more.

A Day of Frozen Fun, Including New Deck Event

Debuting this summer, on pick Disney Magic as well as Disney Marvel cruisings to Europe and also Alaska, Disney Cruise Line guests are transported to the land of “Icy” when the ship is changed into a winter season paradise and a day of icy fun winds up with an extravagant party with pals from the Kingdom of Arendelle.

On one special morning, visitors will certainly awake to uncover a wonderful freeze has actually surpassed the atrium lobby with gleaming icicles embellishing the marvelous stairs, looking like the magnificent mountain-top ice palace of Queen Elsa.

Icy adventures as well as enjoyable for the entire household throughout the day include all-new comply with as well as welcomes as well as themed experiences:

  • Memorable minutes with Anna, Elsa, as well as for the very first time in permanently, Kristoff and Olaf
  • “Anna’s Chase for the Chocolate” scavenger hunt for those who share Anna’s feeling of journey, with an unique surprise for completing the video game
  • “Do You Would like to Build a Snowman” task where kids take on Elsa’s enchanting powers to make snow as well as ice
  • “The Maypole Swirl and also Twirl” for families to learn a typical Scandinavian dance spinning and braiding gigantic ribbons
  • “Icy” themed dining encounter, including a food selection inspired by standard Nordic charge as well as unique recipes motivated by the film

The evening enjoyable begins with “Freezing the Evening Away with Anna, Elsa and also Pals,” a family-friendly interactive deck event featuring the famous royal sis of Arendelle and their fun-loving Nordic companions. By now, the freeze has dispersed to the upper decks of the ship, with giant snowflakes, icicles as well as snow-covered stones.

The event begins with a high-energy line dancing, established to the film’s ice reducing scene, including the arrival of Kristoff, remarkably twirling his ice picks, as well as Princess Anna.

Anna and also Kristoff’s beloved buddies, Sven, the giants as well as Olaf, make online appearances at the event. Sven engages the group in reindeer games like “Sven States” and the “Troll Walk,” and also Olaf leads a sing along to his signature tune, “In Summer.”

Elsa arrives with a snowy gust of wind, calling on visitors to sing “Permit it Go” with her as she creates a freezing spectacle to cool things down for Olaf. In true Disney style, Elsa unleashes her magic, sending a chill with everybody as the effective Academy Prize-winning tune echoes from the ship.

The evening ends with even more household dance on the swimming pool deck, complied with by fun merely for grownups in the nightclub showcasing dancing efficiencies and also frozen specialized beverages.

New Production Number in “Disney Dreams”

This summertime, friends from “Icy” are making their stage show launching at sea in the Walt Disney Theater aboard the Disney Magic. In the Disney Cruise Line initial production, “Disney Dreams … … A Captivated Standard,” Anna, Elsa as well as Olaf sign up with the line up of beloved Disney personalities who with each other show a girl the power of her desires.

Brand-new scenes showcasing “Frozen” personalities include performances of three pop musics: “Allow it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever” as well as “In Summer.” The new show sector is a warm, amusing as well as unforgettable tribute to the “Frozen” shoot, preserving its capitivating as well as spirited tones with a motivating message. Special impacts are magical, with a snowfall throughout the theater and also an impressive improvement of the girl’s area right into her very own ice palace.

Wonderful Meet as well as Greets

Olaf will be offering cozy hugs when he signs up with Anna and Elsa on their imperial tour of the Disney Cruise Line ships, starting this summer season. Children and households will certainly have the chance to comply with and also take photos with their preferred “Icy” buddies on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Desire, Disney Marvel as well as Disney Magic.

Experiences Ashore in Norway

Disney Cruise Line visitors that take a trip aboard the Disney Magic to Norway, the land that inspired Arendelle from “Frozen,” will have the opportunity to join amazing brand-new Port Journeys that bring this fairytale readying to life. One trademark adventure ashore in Ålesund, Norway, developed specifically for Disney Cruise Line, will certainly involve guests in the natural beauty and beauty of Norway, with the help of Anna as well as Elsa, in a wonderful storybook village.

Various other coast excursions take Disney Cruise Line guests to find the impressive natural wonders, magnificent style and also abundant Scandinavian culture depicted in the movie. 7 and also nine-night voyages begin June 6, 2015, cruising through Norwegian arms and also getting in touch with ports consisting of Stavanger, Ålesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway.

Olaf’s Summer Freeze on Castaway Cay

With the assistance of everybody’s favored snowman, Disney Cruise Line is cooling off Castaway Cay with the addition of Olaf’s Summer Freeze bar. Serving non-alcoholic specialized frozen beverages in memento mugs, the imaginative food selection features refreshing drinks such as “Olaf’s Spurt Freeze,” “Sven’s Carrot Pleasure” and “Warm Squeezes.” Olaf’s Summer season Freeze opens summertime 2015 near the Pelican Factor tram visit Castaway Cay Family Coastline.

To find out more concerning Disney Cruise Line or to reserve a vacation, guests could visit http://www.disneycruise.com, decision Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or call their travel rep.

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Toy Story — The Musical

October 4, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | No Comments » |

CELEBRATION, Fla. – – Disney Cruise Line changes among the most beloved computer animated functions of perpetuity right into a stage spectacular at the Walt Disney Theater aboard the Disney Wonder trip ship with the debut of “Toy Story-The Music.” This is the originally time the popular Disney•• Pixar classic has actually been adjusted for the stage.

Maintaining the humor and also heart of the original “Plaything Tale” movie from Pixar Computer animation Studios, “Plaything Story-The Musical” checks out the real significance of friendship as News Lightyear furthermore, Woody change from jealous opponents to buddies with an unbreakable bond. The show’s intricate clothing capture the vivid colors and playfulness of the computer animated characters. Visitors of any ages will indulge in an original collection of show tunes that retell the story in a fun and energizing tool.

Adhering to the storyline of the original Disney•• Pixar film, “Plaything Story-The Music” provides visitors a toy’s eye-view of life in Andy’s space. The music opens up with an intro to Woody, a pull-string speaking cowboy which has actually long been six-year-old Andy’s favorite toy.

However Andy’s birthday brings a new kid on the block – – Buzz Lightyear, the coolest action amount in the cosmos. Woody’s jealousy overcomes him furthermore, he systems to obtain rid of his new competitor, yet projects go dreadfully awry. Woody and also Buzz locate themselves beyond Andy’s area also, in a hostile globe. Interacting and also conquering their huge differences, they discover their way back to Andy – – along the tool establishing a recognition of one an additional also, developing a relationship.

“The ‘‘ Plaything Tale ‘film provided us a rich story as well as some extraordinary visual elements to build on,” noted Jim Urry, vice president of Amusement for Disney Cruise Line. “The team we put together developed costumes, set layouts also, a whole new music score to actually move our guests into the center of the whimsical globe of Buzz also, Woody.”

Taking audiences into that globe was no small task. Larger-than-life set pieces aid change the 977-seat Walt Disney Theater into a toy-sized globe of enjoyable as well as journey.

Using Randy Newman’s Oscar chose hit track “You have actually Obtained a Buddy in Me” as a separation factor, this manufacturing has a new seven-song credit score that brings the story to life. New York-based Valerie Vigoda as well as Brendan Milburn from the band GrooveLily mixed together pop, rock as well as folk music to develop a contemporary credit score that absolutely captures the sincere whimsy of the animated tale.

The costumes for “Plaything Story-The Music” are some of the most complex ever developed for a Disney Cruise Line production. Costume developer Ann Closs-Farley developed a phenomenal vision for what the personalities would seem that on stage. With a combination of articulated creatures as well as inflatable outfits, the “Toy Story” personalities come to life – – including a nearly 9-foot-tall version of Rex the dinosaur as well as a 4-foot-round Hamm the piggybank.

In all, “Toy Story-The Musical” stands for one of the largest manufacturings ever before established for a cruise liner. This is merely the 2nd time a Pixar stimulated function has actually been adjusted for show business by Disney Creative Home entertainment. In early 2007, “Finding Nemo-The Musical” debuted at Disney’s Pet Kingdom at Walt Disney Globe Resort and also has actually been a remarkable success.

“Toy Story-The Musical” compliments a currently stellar schedule of entertainment executed every trip on the Disney Marvel, joining performance “The Golden Mickeys” as well as the prize-winning “Disney Dreams.

Because its 1995 debut as a groundbreaking animated attribute, the Toy Story franchise has come to life in numerous ways throughout The Walt Disney Firm as “only Disney can do” noted Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks also, Resorts.

“From the cinema to customer products to motif park destinations also, now a live stage show at sea, Plaything Tale is a terrific example of what The Walt Disney Company does best – – as well as how we could take a sustaining story also, absolutely bring it to life in new also, unique ways throughout the entire business,” stated Rasulo.

Along with the musical, Rasulo noted that ‘‘ Toy Story’ will be showcased in ceremonies at both Walt Disney Globe also, Disneyland, along with in an innovative 4-D interactive destination called Plaything Tale Mania that will fully immerse Visitors in the Plaything Story world. The tourist attractions will certainly open at both Walt Disney World furthermore, Disney’s California Adventure later this summer season.

To find out more with regards to Disney Cruise Line or to book a getaway, guests could contact their trip representative, check out disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL -2500. Travel agents could call Disney Cruise Line at 888/325 -2500 or go to disneytravelagents.com.

About Pixar Computer animation Studios
Pixar Computer animation Studios, a wholly had subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Honor®®-winning movie center with world-renowned technological, creative as well as production capacities in the fine art of computer animation. Developer of some of one of the most effective and also cherished computer animated movies of perpetuity, including “Plaything Tale,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” and “Ratatouille.”

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