Thank you all for participating in our reader survey last month. We asked which kid’s club on the Disney Cruise Line ships was the best, and the winner was the Disney Dream with 41.7% of the vote! A close second was the Disney Fantasy with 33.3%. The Disney Magic was third with 16.7%, and the Disney Wonder came in last with only 8.3%.
It’s no surprise that the two newest ships in the fleet, the Dream and the Fantasy, have the highest numbers. The Fantasy is the newest ship, but the Dream received some amazing ship-wide upgrades when in dry dock last fall. You can read Karen S’s article about all of the changes here.
The re-vamped Oceaneer Club on the Dream now features the Jedi Training Academy – a fan favorite straight from Disney’s Hollywood Studios that allows young jedi’s-in-training to learn how to weild a lightsaber and battle Darth Vader. Also new at the Dream’s Oceaneer Club is Star Wars: Milennium Falcon, which is a play area where kids can watch episodes of the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels on a large-screen TV, participate in Star Wars arts and crafts, enjoy the computer stations loaded with Disney XD games, and even fly the Milennium Falcon!
Also exclusive to the Dream’s Oceaneer Club is the Disney Infinity Game Room, where young video game lovers can not only play the popular game, they can unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content to enjoy at home.
The Disney Fantasy Oceaneer Club also has a couple of exclusive areas. The first is Monsters Academy, where kids can immerse themselves in the city of Monstropolis. Unique interactive games are featured, as is a play structure with a Mike Wazowski figure.
The other area exclusive to the Fantasy is the Explorer Pod, where children can explore the Nemo Sub and discover the various virtual environments. Group or individual games can be played onboard at 16 interactive computer stations.
Like the Dream and the Fantasy, our third-place winner, the Magic, has Pixie Hollow and Andy’s Room. The exclusive Magic areas are Marvel’s Avengers Academy and Mickey Mouse Club. The Avengers Academy is the top-secret command post of S.H.I.E.L.D. and features some of the Avenger’s weapons such as Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s armor, and Captain America’s shield. The area also has arts and crafts and computer games, and it’s been reported that some Superheroes stop by for surprise visits! Powered by spinning magnetic gears, Goofy Gears in The Mickey Mouse Club area is a large-scale wall game for kids to enjoy. Also available in the Club are crafts and Mickey Mouse-shaped tablets to play games.
Our last-place club on the Wonder does not have either Andy’s Room or Pixie Hollow. It does, however, have Never Land! Here, kids will find a child-friendly computer lab with interactive games, a dance floor, a crow’s nest slide and rope bridge, the Captain’s Closet for dress-up play, multiple flat-screen TV’s for watching Disney movies, and a stage for games and character appearances. Also featured is a fiber-optic night sky!
Do you agree with our reader poll? If not, which Oceaneer Club is your kids’ favorite?
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