Thursday, October 29, 2009

An AquaDuck On The Disney Dream

Today Disney announced the details of their new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, and what a ship it's going to be. The new ship will debut in 2011 and will be 40% larger than Disney's existing ships, carrying a total of 4,000 passengers.

The ship will be filled to the brim with bells and whistles, including virtual port holes on inside cabins, themed restaurants, plenty of Disney caliber entertainment, and enough activities to fill any family's day.

Perhaps of special interest to our readers will be the ship's master blaster water coaster that will sit four stories above the deck, the AquaDuck. The 765 ft. long ride will actually take passengers out over the edge of the ship in a clear tube, giving them truly unparalleled views of the water, some 150 ft. below them. The ride also passes through the forward funnel of the ship in the middle of one of the boat's children's area.

The Disney Dream will sail 3, 4, and 5 night trips leaving from Port Canaveral, Florida to Disney's private island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.