Jeff and I just spent 4 nights on the Disney Dream cruise, this was the first time we’d been on the ship since the 2-night media cruise in 2011. It was great actually experiencing it as guests, combining work and play. We both have cruised a total of 4 times now with the Disney Cruise Line, my first time was in 1998 on the new Disney Magic. The experience has even gotten better through the years! One of our favorite aspects of cruising on the Disney Cruise Line is the character interaction. We didn’t spend all of our time meeting characters, but we found quite a few through the 4 nights!
The Disney Dream lobby hosted many of the character meet-and-greets throughout our cruise. There are several levels to the lobby – Mickey always was on the second floor, and we found Ariel above that. She often was by herself or with just a few guests, since she was a bit off the beaten path. We have videos of many of our character meet-and-greets within the article, including with Ariel!
On Pirate night, Chip and Dale looked their Pirate best! We entered the line to meet them, but they had to leave and we met Mickey instead. It wasn’t a bad change!
Goofy was meeting in his Pirate outfit in front of Walt.
Captain Hook and Mr. Smee were also greeting here during Pirate night!
We had first seen Captain Jack Sparrow at the tram stop, but he eventually came ambling down the adult beach at Serenity Bay.
Daisy, Donald and Chip & Dale were in front of the Castaway Cay post office.
Olaf in a grass skirt is stationed in front of the Castaway Cay post office.
Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Daisy were dancing to music in their island attire!
Princess Tiana greets guests on the Disney Dream.
This is a “don’t miss” on the Disney Dream! It is the “See Ya Real Soon” finale, with a variety of characters meeting guests for about 15-20 minutes, and then a short show on the staircase. It started after 10:00 p.m., and this was the last time that characters were out. The show is so much fun, and a great way to end the cruise.
Here is the “See Ya Real Soon” show – just a few minutes, on the Disney Dream.