The Newly Enhanced Disney Fantasy

Because Perfect Wasn't Good Enough

By Joyce Shulman June 13, 2017

Some of the things that make all things Disney extraordinary is its spirit of innovation and the belief that there are always more stories to tell. As Walt Disney famously said:

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

This spirit is apparent in a swath of enchantments revealed last month aboard the Disney Fantasy. At merely five years old, the Fantasy didn't need anything, the ship delivered everything a family could want -- endless activities, delicious restaurants, broadway-style shows, an inspired kids club, a cool teen club, a rainforest-themed spa, eight pools and splash pads, the AquaDuck water coaster and, of course, all of the special touches and beloved characters that make a Disney cruise magical.

Was it just about perfect? We thought so. But the Disney team imagined ways to make the Fantasy even better. So they did. Join us as we check out the enhancements aboard the Disney Fantasy:

Top of the list is the introduction of two new spaces in the Oceaneer Club where kids 3 to 12 can play and explore in worlds that only Disney could create.

The new Star Wars Command Post invites kids to step into a richly-detailed hidden Resistance base. There are video games to play, holographic models to explore, and the chance to receive the training needed to harness the Force to defeat First Order Stormtroopers. Kids will get up close and personal with beloved Star Wars droids, meet members of the Resistance and find themselves transported to a galaxy far, far away.

Across the rotunda, kids can enroll in the new Marvel Super Hero Academy where Doctor Strange instructs them in the ways of the mystic arts and sends them on quests that will help them discover their own super powers. Super Hero apprentices will learn to decode a secret code, create crafts, access new worlds via the interactive portal, marvel (pun intended) at the amazing artifacts and meticulous details from their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and prepare to assist Doctor Strange in battle with notorious villains.

What’s a cruise without ice cream and treats? Sure, the Disney Fantasy has soft serve flowing all day long. If your kids are hungry from all of that adventure, head to the new Sweet on You “ice cream emporium.” Step into this classic ice cream parlor, grab a quick selfie with Mickey and Minnie sharing an ice cream soda and make your selection from 20 hand-crafted gelatos and 16 ice cream flavors, as well as bulk candy and whimsical pastries (a Darth Vader cupcake anyone?).

For treats of a more sparkly nature, a visit to the first Tiffany & Co. at sea might be in order. The iconic jeweler has brought a large collection, including many of their signature lines (Tiffany keys anyone?) to the Disney Fantasy. A private room is available for discerning customers and the Tiffany and Disney team are standing by to help guests plan an extraordinary proposal or make an anniversary dream come true.

The writer and her husband were guests of Disney for a three-night cruise to facilitate the preparation of this article. No other compensation was received and all opinions are her own.