Splashdown for Disney Fantasy

//Splashdown for Disney Fantasy

aqualab.jpgWhen cruise ship Disney Dream launched in January, it introduced the AquaDuck – a whole new concept in having fun at sea and getting wet at the same time.
Sister ship Disney Fantasy, debuting next March, will also have the water-coaster feature, and lots more “splashtacular” fun, including the AquaLab (above) play area, a family wading pool, and an adults-only waterfall pool (below).
In true Disney tradition, all these places have to have a back story, so we learn today that AquaLab was created by Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Through hand-painted notes left by the nephews, kids are put in charge of the AquaDuck water coaster and by turning wheels and moving levers they will “control” its speed and temperature. At a leaky wall, children can cover holes in squirting and spurting pipes with their hands. In another area, water leaks and sprays from the Ducky Dinghy, suspended overhead.
Perhaps it was devised as a consolation to Donald, whose commanding presence in the Dream’s Art Nouveau atrium lobby is replaced on Fantasy by a bronze statue of Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse, complete with the steamer cases she’ll need for her voyage.
Fantasy, which will carry up to 4,000 passengers, is nearing completion at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:59+00:00 13 October 2011|Cruise News|0 Comments

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