Disney is no stranger to the stage…even at sea! Much like Broadway, Disney Cruise Line offers stunning, visually appealing tellings of some of your favorite stories and films (both old and new). From warm hugs to glass slippers, Disney Cruise Line has the fix for the theater lover in your travel party! With so much to offer, we thought it would be fun to hook you up with a short guide to musicals provided on each ship…*light flickers twice*….better take your seats, the show’s starting.
Disney Fantasy Musicals
“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular”
Agrabah on the ocean…yes, please? Relive this instant Disney classic complete with original songs from the film (and a brand new one) as you sail! The classic “rags to riches” story is renewed with amazing special effects and technology. There may even be a surprise or two from above as the immersive story utilizes air-space and aisles to wow guests of the ship.
“Disney’s Believe” (Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream)
Not really in the mood to see a revamped Disney classic? The Fantasy and Dream have you covered. So what happens when Genie meets a workaholic father who desperately wishes to reestablish a connection with his daughter? Find out while you enjoy this spectacular original work that features some songs that may be familiar to you!
No…we aren’t talking about the retired fireworks show, but we are talking about a wonderfully written and performed spectacular performed aboard the Disney Fantasy in the Walt Disney Theater. Follow the story of three friends who discover one of Walt Disney’s most famous rules, “always stay connected with your inner child!” As with other shows, special effects combined with contemporary versions of the classic Disney tunes, such as Mulan’s “Honor For Us All” will leave you feeling youthful and nostalgic.
Disney Wonder Musicals
“Beauty and the Beast”
For your viewing and listening pleasure…I proudly present to you the first musical inspired by a live-action film, Beauty and The Beast! Disney pulled out all of the stops on this one by teaming with some of the top artists that Broadway has to offer, and it paid off. The all too familiar story, the costuming, the breathtaking musical numbers, and puppetry will leave audiences of any age wanting more. Enjoy all your favorite original tunes from the animated film combined with two numbers derived from the live-action hit. Don’t miss this one!
“The Golden Mickeys” (Disney Wonder and Disney Dream)
Don’t mind me…I’m just here for the music! This fan favorite is definitely for the music lover in party…specifically the Disney music lover. Live each night in the Walt Disney Theatre, enjoy lavish attraction as the cast portraying memorable Disney characters showcases very familiar musical numbers…all complete with advanced tech and wonderful special effects of course.
Disney Wonder Musicals
“Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic” (Disney Wonder and Disney Magic)
Your dreams hold real power! Join a young heroine who discovers this truth with a little help from some lasting Disney characters such as Cinderella and Peter Pan. Delight as the story is told through songs from films such as “Pinocchio” and “Aladdin.” All about positive attitude and the effect it can have on a changing world…this show not only provides the visuals but also conveys a positive life lesson.
“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”
Enjoy chills and thrills on the Disney Wonder as the story of Elsa and Anna are brought to the stage. The very successful film is brought to life completely with state-of-the-art technology and fortified with some of the most familiar songs in Disney film history. But if you’re planning on visiting Arendelle, make sure you pack a jacket…its cold with a chance of snow!
Disney Magic Musicals
“Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story”
A new rendition of the classic Cinderella story combined with pop and rock ‘n’ roll elements? Sign me up! Ever wondered what would have happened if Cinderella never got her chance to try on that slipper? This show has the answers for you! This new take on one of the most successful princess stories of all time includes six original songs. Don’t worry, “Bibbidi-Bobbbidi-Boo” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” are in there too.
“Tangled: The Musical”
Flynn Rider, puppetry, and Pascal on a cruise!!! Enjoy a sumptuous score set to beautiful production as you relive the story of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s “Tangled.” This sincere story is brought to life with wonderful pageantry, conveying the story of Rapunzel’s self-discovery. Created by an all-star team, this spectacular includes new songs written by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy-Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater. Come and see the light!
Disney Cruises are great no matter the travel destination, but take advantage of these shows to send your cruise experience over the top. You’re getting a Disney theme-park quality product in the middle of the ocean…how cool is that? Be sure when booking your next cruise that you pay special attention to the show times on your respective ship. Once you’re there…sit back and enjoy the inspiring delight of Disney Musicals on the high seas!
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