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Old 04-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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We were on the 3 day Dream last May and there was a 4:00 pm matinee for Believe which is shown on the Castaway Cay day. The Golden Mickeys is shown on Thursday after departure so they cannot do the matinee. Villains Tonight did not have a matinee.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #17
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I don't think there is an absolute answer as to whether there will be matinee shows or not. It must depend on other factors, perhaps including how many actual passengers are on board.

I was on the Fantasy 7 night Western Feb 16-23 and all the live shows were at 6:15 or 8:30, no matter if it was a sea day or not. There were no matinees scheduled on that cruise. It would have been great if there were matinees, but there were not any.

As for the original question, coordinating your dining and nightly show is actually very easy. Early diners see the late show, and vice versa.

Update: lbgraves below explains that new cast rehearsals were being held during afternoons on this cruise, so no matinees were available.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #18
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I don't think there is an absolute answer as to whether there will be matinee shows or not. It must depend on other factors, perhaps including how many actual passengers are on board.

I was on the Fantasy 7 night Western Feb 16-23 and all the live shows were at 6:15 or 8:30, no matter if it was a sea day or not. There were no matinees scheduled on that cruise. It would have been great if there were matinees, but there were not any.

As for the original question, coordinating your dining and nightly show is actually very easy. Early diners see the late show, and vice versa.
The matinee shows generally tend to be on sea days, although not always. If the WDT is needed for other reasons (extra rehearsals, a cast replacement rehearsal, and sometimes they use the theatre for special events) there won't be a matinee show.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #19
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This is coming from a father of a 16 year old that has been cruising since he was 9 so take it with a grain of salt...
9:00 pm seems like it is to late for your small children. I think you will find it is a little different on a cruise ship. The late show is full of kids the same age as yours. I always set in the 3 row, isle seat stage right. That area is full of kids from 4 to 12 hyper just cannot wait until the show begins. Very seldom I see sleepy kids in the late show.
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I was on the Fantasy 7 night Western Feb 16-23 and all the live shows were at 6:15 or 8:30, no matter if it was a sea day or not. There were no matinees scheduled on that cruise. It would have been great if there were matinees, but there were not any.
Your cruise was the first with the new cast onboard. They held rehersals during the afternoon to adjust to the movement of the ship after learning the shows on land. They do that for 2-3 weeks before the old cast leaves and the new cast takes over the evening performances.
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Your cruise was the first with the new cast onboard. They held rehersals during the afternoon to adjust to the movement of the ship after learning the shows on land. They do that for 2-3 weeks before the old cast leaves and the new cast takes over the evening performances.
Very interesting, thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #22
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That is so weird.

I googled "original live productions will be performed three times each evening" and was sent to the Disney page for Onboard Entertainment.

When I simply clicked on the link, I got this:

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Whether you are assigned the first or second rotational dinner seating, the schedule has been designed to allow Guests plenty of time to see a performance of any evening's live show.

On any of the Disney Cruise Line ships, if you are assigned the first dinner seating time, you'll be able to go to the second performance of the live show; likewise, if you are assigned the second dinner seating, you'll be able to attend the first performance of the live show.

When you book your cruise, you will be asked to select a dinner and live show time based upon availability at that time. Requests to change these assignments may be made during the booking process or upon boarding the ship, if availability allows. On the Disney Dream, a stand-by line may be utilized for unfulfilled show time requests.

When I went back to the google search and clicked on the link to get the *cached* page, I get this:

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Whether you are assigned the first or second rotational dinner seating, the schedule has been designed to allow Guests plenty of time to see a performance of any evening's live show.

On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, if you are assigned the first dinner seating time, you'll be able to go to the second performance of the live show; likewise, if you are assigned the second dinner seating, you'll be able to attend the first performance of the live show.

On the Disney Dream, our original live productions will be performed three times each evening. In order to make certain everyone is accommodated – similar to our assigned dining times – you will be assigned a specific performance. If you are on the first dinner seating time, you'll be assigned either the first performance or third performance of the live show. If you are on the second dinner seating, you'll be assigned to attend either the first or second show performances.

When you book your cruise, you will be asked to select a dinner and live show time based upon availability at that time. Requests to change these assignments may be made during the booking process or upon boarding the ship, if availability allows. On the Disney Dream, a stand-by line may be utilized for unfulfilled show time requests.



So it looks like it *has* been updated (when I went to the plain link, I got the info with only 2 shows), but it's out there, somewhere, in cached form, with the seemingly older info.


I wish there had been a 3pm matinee, I might have actually gone to a show then!
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