Mom And Son Nemos Reef; mom hugging son; laughing
  • On Dec 6, 2023
    C from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm considering booking a Disney Dream in March '24. My three-year old's fave Disney movies are Toy Story, Finding Nemo, the Lion King, Frozen and Mickey Mouse shows. Will these properties be available/featured on the Dream?

    Hey there, C! Welcome back to planDisney with another great question.

    I took my son on his first Disney Cruise when he was three, and he loved it! Regarding planning a Disney Cruise, you’ve got a friend in me! I’m happy to share what I know about the Disney Dream. There are plenty of opportunities to meet and hug Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and their friends.  

    I recommend heading up to Cabanas on Deck 11 for lunch when you embark. The restaurant features amazing murals from “Finding Nemo.” After lunch, your Mouseketeer can splash away with Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and Mr. Ray at Nemo’s Reef. There are plenty of bubblers, jets, and splashy spots perfect for little guppies. 

    Your little dude or dudette will especially love dining at Animator’s Palate, one of the three rotational dining restaurants. Crush swims around the restaurant, interacting with Guests! If you hope to share a conversation with Crush, you can request to be near a screen on your reservation page under Special Requests. Requests are not guaranteed, but I’m sending virtual pixie dust your way that you get to talk with Crush. 

    In the evening, you can end your night enjoying one of three kid-friendly Broadway-quality musicals in the Walt Disney Theatre. When my son was younger, we would have him change into his pajamas before the shows. This way, if he fell asleep during the performance, my husband could carry him back to the room and put him right to bed. I think your family will enjoy the “Toy Story” scene in “The Golden Mickeys” and the “Lion King” performance in “Disney Believe.” 

    As you can see, there’s no shortage of Disney Pals onboard. The most interactive space is Disney’s Oceaneer Club. Andy’s Room is a preschool kid’s dream room. You can sit on Andy’s bed, crawl through Slinky Dog, and play with a life-sized Mr. Potato Head! The club has Open House hours throughout the cruise where adults and kids can play together. 

    Did you know that there’s a Pixar Day at Sea cruise? These themed voyages occur from January until early March aboard the Disney Fantasy. If your dates are flexible, you might want to take a look. I know you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ good time with your crew no matter the ship you choose. Please see us again if we can help with anything else. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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