Halloween flashback: Disney Villains Parade

The Disney Villains Parade was a popular seasonal make-over of the Wonderful World of Disney Parade.

In 2003, when the Halloween season was seriously expanded, the Disney Villains parade was first introduced. The characters on the Wonderful World of Disney Parade floats were replaced by their villain counterparts. Ariel got replaced by Ursula, Sleeping Beauty by Maleficent, Aladdin and Jasmine by Jafar, and so on.

The Pumpkin Men characters also made an appearance in the parade, and a few years later the Pink Witches as well.

Do you remember this parade make-over? Take a trip back in time with these photos from the 2006 version, starring Stitch and the Pink Witches.

Disney Fantasy photo tour: part 1

In this first blog post about Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship the Disney Fantasy, we’ll take a photo tour around the ship and its general areas.

But first, let’s start with a short introduction. Disney Fantasy was, just like its sister ship Disney Dream, constructed by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. On 16 February 2012 the ship left the port of Bremerhaven for a transatlantic crossing to New York City where it would be christened. It would then continue its voyage to its permanent home in Port Canaveral, Florida.

The design of the ship is similar to that of the Disney Dream, with some distinct differences. A major difference is Disney Fantasy’s theme, which is Art Nouveau, while the Disney Dream is inspired by Art Deco. Especially the ship’s atrium brings this art direction really to life.

The staterooms are spacious and well equipped. There’s plenty of room underneath the bed for suitcases and the bathroom features a small round tub. Most Disney Fantasy staterooms feature a verandah with ocean view, while the inside staterooms are equipped with a “Magical Porthole” that will show a live feed of the ocean and features Disney characters coming by once in a while.

Disney Fantasy atrium 360°


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