View Full Version : Another WEIRD question re: animated portholes/ Dream inside cabins?

02-10-2010, 02:43 PM
OK.. so I need to book at friend into an 11A or 11B for 2011. Her only issue is the porthole. She wants to know if it can be turned off. I told her I thought so as "Holy energy wasting DCL" but am double checking to see if anyone knows. She is worried her special needs son will NOT sleep if he knows he can see Mickey in the window!:rolleyes1

Rhode Island Quahog
02-10-2010, 02:52 PM
There will be a switch to turn it off. I read it somewhere...just can't remember where. Sorry I couldn't be more specific.

02-10-2010, 03:13 PM
Can you imagine the kids who would no longer nap, or sleep, if you couldn't turn it off? I might even stay up looking at it. :laughing:

From the DCL site:

"For some added Disney magic, all inside staterooms feature a Virtual Porthole, providing Guests with a real-time view of the outside of the ship that reflects the actual stateroom's location—port or starboard. High-definition cameras placed on the exterior of the ship feed live video to an LCD flat-screen monitor with a stylized nautical frame cleverly disguised as a porthole. Be on the lookout for enchanting surprises. From time to time, Disney animated characters may make cameo appearances in the Virtual Porthole. You never know who might pop by! And when it's time for bed (or a nap), just turn off the virtual porthole with a quick flip of the switch."

Link to info (http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/staterooms/dream-fantasy/standard-inside-stateroom/)

02-10-2010, 03:29 PM
You know, this is a really cool idea, but I'm just afraid it's going to trigger seasickness, as the picture on the ship would *have* to be slightly delayed from what's actually happening, and it's that disconnect between what your body feels and what your eyes see that causes a lot of seasickness.

Guess we'll find out!