Monday, June 17, 2019

Tiffany & Co. Now Open on the Dream

On Saturday, June 15, a Tiffany & Co. store opened on the Dream.  I thought this addition would wait until the (unconfirmed but probably happening) dry dock next year, but life is full of surprises.  This new addition is in the exact same spot as the one on the Fantasy, which takes over where the Vista Gallery was, on deck 4.  The Gallery is now on deck 2, outside of Enchanted Garden.
The previous location of the Vista Gallery
The new location of the Vista Gallery, near Enchanted Garden
The Dream's deck plans on the DCL website have and haven't been updated.  It shows the new Vista Gallery and the old one.  Well, I guess there's two galleries now.

As far as I know, Tiffany's was the only change made.  I'll be on the Dream in August to investigate.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Wonder's September Dry Dock

Well, this is surprising.  I was wandering the internet, and I found this Disney Parks Blog post.  Forget about the Dream's dry dock, this one is scheduled for September of this year.  It won't be as major as the Wonder's dry dock a few years ago, but it will make some changes the Magic already has.

The most notable change is the addition of the French Quarter Lounge.  This bar will go along nicely with the already-existing Tiana's Place restaurant.  It is to be themed after The Princess and the Frog, just like the restaurant.  It's supposed to emulate being outside in New Orleans, except, you know, it's inside.  It's interesting how this will be added right before the Wonder is scheduled to go to New Orleans.

Another change is to the adult areas, specifically the Cove Café and Signals, the Quiet Cove bar.  Being a kid, I don't really care about these changes, but I'll cover them for the adults out there.  The Café will be redecorated to look like a local coffee shop with a relaxed atmosphere.  Signals will be themed similarly.  I'm think the Café might be changed to look like the Magic's version, which was recently updated.

Also, Vibe will be changed.  It is currently themed like an urban rec room, with brick walls and comfortable furniture.  The article describes it to be like the Magic's Vibe, themed with industrial metal and concrete.  It's much more modern looking than the previous version, and I think the newer design is more suiting for teens.  Also, the article says that virtual reality will be added to Vibe, which sounds fun and interesting.

While this isn't confirmed, I'm hoping Disney finally adds Pinocchio's Pool, I spent my whole last cruise looking for it but I couldn't find it.
Where is it? Come on Disney, please fix this sign.
These changes will be onboard the Wonder starting on September 30th.  For more information, read the Disney Parks Blog post linked at the top of the page..

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New Fall 2020 Itineraries

Today is the day that Gold Castaway Club members (like me) can start booking the new itineraries that were recently announced.  They've been out for a little while now and I thought today would be a good day to finally investigate.  Overall, there weren't that many surprises, the Wonder will be on the West Coast, and the Magic will be doing the usual New York and Canada cruises.  However, the Fantasy will be doing shorter cruises during most of October.  These short cruises are usually done by the Dream, unless...
I think it's time to put on the speculation spectacles.
Since the Fantasy is taking over the Dream's typical cruises, this probably means that the Dream is going into dry dock!  Or maybe Mickey Mouse rented the ship to have a really long party.

Okay, let's just assume the dry dock is what will happen.  I don't think anything major will be done, but maybe some small things to make the Dream more similar to the Fantasy.  The Fantasy's Oceaneer Club has a Marvel themed area and a Star Wars themed area.  The Dream has a Star Wars area, but not one for Marvel.  Instead, it has a room themed after the (now discontinued) video game Disney Infinity.  I'm almost certain the Infinity room will be changed to a Marvel room.  While Disney Infinity is a fun game, I think Marvel will appeal to more people.  The Infinity room is basically an advertisement, and now that the game isn't sold anymore, it's pointless.  That's kind of like if DCL said they had straws on the pool deck when they actually don't.  Thanos can snap that room out of existence.
A couple walks into a store with a clerk and a sign that reads Tiffany and Co
Another possible change could be in the Vista Gallery.  The Fantasy's Vista Gallery was moved to Deck 2 and was replaced by the Tiffany & Co. store.  I wouldn't be surprised if the Dream got this e̶x̶p̶a̶n̶s̶i̶v̶e̶ expensive addition.

Also, the ships have all added extra shade to the pool deck.  The shaded areas are already on the Dream, but more might be added.  More would be nice, knowing how crowded the pool deck can get.

Those are the obvious changes I thought of, and I'd like to hear what you think.  What do you want on the Dream?  What is your dream Dream?

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Somewhat Special Announcement!

I was messing around with my blog settings, and now you can comment anonymously.  I'm not sure why this wasn't automatically allowed or why I hadn't found it until now, but hey, it works!  I'm hoping this will be good for those who want to comment but don't want to reveal their identity.  It'll also probably be good for my younger brother to annoy me with random comments (please don't).  To comment anonymously, go to the comment section and click the box next to where it says 'Comment as:' and select anonymous.