CELEBRATION, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2010) â€“ An elaborately themed interactive sports deck, whimsical water play area, and relaxing poolside oasis for adults join the first-ever shipboard water coaster â€“ AquaDuck â€“ to provide fun in the sun for guests sailing on the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream.
These additions, announced today, one year from the maiden voyage of the Disney Dream, offer new experiences for guests of all ages.
Goofyâ€™s Sports Deck
On Goofyâ€™s Sports Deck, the magic tees off on deck 13 with Goofyâ€™s Golf â€“ a miniature golf course where â€œlessonsâ€ featuring Goofy and his son, Max, lead guests through nine themed holes of wacky fun. Each hole offers special golf instructions â€“ with a goofy twist. Lessons include:
â€¢ â€œHandling a dog legâ€ â€“ Guests avoid a fire hydrant and use Plutoâ€™s dog bone to guide them to the hole.
â€¢ â€œStuck in the roughâ€ â€“ Goofy shows golfers how to avoid the tall turf and steer clear of a lawn mower.
â€¢ â€œReading the greenâ€ â€“ Stacks of books and a large magnifying glass are obstacles to circumvent on this undulating green.
â€¢ â€œAttacking the greenâ€ â€“ Yo ho, yo ho! Golfers and landlubbers take a swashbuckling approach to sinking their putt on this pirate-themed hole.
Guests can choose to use the Goofy or Max tee on each hole, offering twice the fun. Family-friendly competitions and tournaments will keep the excitement on par while quirky golf clubs, some crooked and bent, will challenge golfers to stay on course. Goofy and Max may even swing by to interact with guests and offer some tips on club selection, stance or just goofing around.
Also on Goofyâ€™s Sports Deck, two digital sports simulators provide a variety of virtual game experiences such as soccer, tennis, basketball, golf and more. With the simulators, guests can kick, swing and throw, participating in favorite high-action sports without the hassle of chasing the ball.
Maxâ€™s Courts are two mini-sized sports courts for little ones to enjoy soccer, basketball or group play. Thereâ€™s full-court basketball that may also be transformed into a mini soccer pitch or volleyball court, plus table tennis and foosball tables. A walking track rings Goofyâ€™s Sports Deck.
Little ones discover oceans of fun at this fanciful water-play area overflowing with pop jets, bubblers and lovable underwater friends like Nemo, Dory, Marlin and other favorites from the Disneyâ€¢Pixar film, â€œFinding Nemo.â€
Shaded for protection from the sun and featuring a soft wet-deck surface, the 1,500-square-foot Nemoâ€™s Reef is a place for children to cool off and play among colorful, interactive figures that move and spray water. Children will delight as they splash alongside Nemo swimming in a sea anemone, glide down a pint-sized water slide shaped like Mr. Ray and frolic near Pearl the octopus who â€œinksâ€ herself with a mist of water. Kids can even get soaked in a water curtain that undulates back and forth like the EAC (East Australian Current).
Nemoâ€™s Reef is surrounded by a glass enclosure, with a main guest entrance and a wheelchair-accessible entrance.
Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar
Reserved exclusively for guests 18 and older, the Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar is a retreat for adults to sunbathe and swim, indulge in a cool drink or enjoy a relaxing dip in a nearby hot tub overlooking the ocean.
One of three fresh-water pools on the Disney Dream, Quiet Cove Pool features varying depths for taking a dip, sunbathing in comfort and enjoying a poolside cocktail. A series of connected circular pools includes a 4-foot-deep plunge pool and a 6-inch-deep sunbathing pool with built-in loungers and a mister. Guests also can splash up to Cove Bar, which is part of the pool, and sip a refreshing beverage.
Nearby, on the sides of deck 11, guests can soak in a whirlpool hot tub while overlooking the ocean. Four â€œinfinityâ€ whirlpool hot tubs â€“ two for families and two just for adults â€“ provide spectacular views of the ocean beyond.
AquaDuck and More!
The Disney Dream will feature the worldâ€™s first shipboard water coaster â€“ AquaDuck â€“ which will sweep guests away on an exhilarating high-speed flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops, uphill acceleration and river rapids â€“ all while traversing the upper decks of the ship.
Donald Pool is the place for families to gather and enjoy all of the activities up on deck. Overlooking Donald Pool is the giant Funnel Vision LED screen â€“ more than 30 feet wide and 18 feet high â€“ showing Disney films and other live broadcast events. A retractable floor extends over the pool, providing an ideal dance floor for deck parties.
Continuing a favorite feature of the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream will also have a Mickey Pool for children. The shape of Mickey Pool resembles the beloved Disney character, and an oversized version of Mickeyâ€™s hand supports a yellow winding slide that splashes down near the pool.
As an added convenience for parents with children of different ages, Donald Pool, Mickey Pool and Nemoâ€™s Reef are all located within the same vicinity, on deck 11 between the forward and aft funnel.
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