DREAMS really do come true! 1/30 4-day Cruise Report with Tons of Photos! Video done!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by Timon, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    Theatres Part 1

    Buena Vista Theatre

    I loved this theatre! It was huge and gorgeous and hi-tech!!! :thumbsup2 It is quite a bit bigger than the one on the Magic, the seats are very comfortable and there's cup holders in ever seat!!

    According to the tour, they really wanted to have a classic looking theatre... a throw back to old time cinema but they needed the technology aspect but not the look so they spent a lot of money and time in the design. They ended up hiding the state-of-the-art speakers so that you can't see them. Some are in the walls, some drop out when the movie starts.

    I went to the Making of the Dream presentation here (waste of time!) and I watched the first 30 minutes of Tron in 3D just to see how good it was.

    While I didn't like the 3D glasses much, the quality was out of this world!! I saw Tron in IMAX 3D at home and I thought it looked just as good in this theatre!

    I also love that it had entrances on both decks 4 and 5, totally handy!!!

    If Kira and Rob were with me, we would have made sure to see lots of movies here!

    Some pics...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. disgrits

    disgrits DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,283
  4. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    Theatres Part 2

    Walt Disney Theatre

    Kudos to Disney for their theatres, they sure know how to do them right! This was so beautiful and elegant and very functional in that they have so many more people on the Dream!

    My favourite thing was the added step they put on the lower section (don't think the upper section had it?)on the floor near the backs of the chairs so you now have a place to rest your feet if you like them up like I do and so that the kids also have a place to put their feet! :goodvibes

    Since they now have three shows, you are assigned a show time and you are only supposed to go to your designated time but if you show up 5 minutes before any show, they will let you in if they have open seats. Bring your room keys with you, one per stateroom, because they scan them before they let you in.

    For some reason, our show time was not on our KTTWC so when we went to the 5pm show, they scanned it and it came up as "No reservations" but they asked us what time our dining was and then they told us we were supposed to have a 7pm show seating. I saw the first show at 7pm and the rest all at 5pm.

    I preferred the 5pm only because the 7pm show interfered with some things I wanted to see. For example, the Adult Cabaret was 7:45 in Evolution. If I had to see the 7pm show in the WDT, I would have missed at least 20-25 minutes of Jeff Civillico and it's only a 30 minute show!

    I LOVED the new improvements to Golden Mickeys and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Disney's Believe!!!!!

    I, however, HATED Villains Tonight!!

    In all three shows, there were some technical difficulties, especially in Villains Tonight (did not sway my opinion at all though, it just wasn't my cup of tea!) and the show even shut down for about 5 minutes and then continuing up when they got things working again. That was interesting! Never seen anything like it before!!

    The cast did some terrific ad-libbing because of it LOL!

    I must say that this cast, was, by far, the best cast I had ever seen on DCL! The lady who played Cruella in Golden Mickeys was tremendous. And the lady who played Ensign Benson in GM and Yzma in Villains Tonight was wickledy talented!! I never thought anyone could pull off a live version of Yzma but she WAS Yzma :worship:

    Also, the guy who played Kronk was also PERFECT at Kronk!! They had some talented talented actors this round and I appreciated every single little wink, nod and evil smirk :thumbsup2

    Here's some pics...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    Theatres Part 3

    WDT continued....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    27,127
    What was it that you didn't like abou the Villians show? That show is one I am actually considering skipping. Not that I don't want to see it, but my DD6 just seems to be in a stage where "villians" spook her, and I am worried she won't like it at all. I guess, I don't know if I have a desire to watch an all villians show either.
     
  7. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    It was just soooooo cheesy!! :sad2: Now, I realize, being a Disney fan, that a lot of Disney IS cheesy and I am all for some extra fromage :rolleyes1 but the cheese factor in this show is ridonculous!! :crazy2:

    Come on, Jafar dancing in a circle with an animatronic Iago, singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" ???? PUHLEASE!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    I would probably go again to see it but ONLY for the Yzma and Kronk part and then I would leave :rolleyes:

    I don't think it's spooky at all (except for the 3 fates from Hercules maybe)....I think maybe Disney realized that doing a show about villains might be a little risky with the little ones so they went overboard (pun intended, of couse ;)) trying to make it cute and fun and light-hearted but they failed miserably :sad2:

    But remember, that is MY opinion....like I said from the very start, all my reviews and comments are based on my opinion and sometimes my opinion is not the popular one. What I hate, you may like! You never know!

    When I spoke to Baltimore (nickname of a TA we befriended on this trip) he said he loved all the shows :thumbsup2

    I highly suggest everyone see all the shows and then form their own opinions of them :goodvibes


    But I will say....and I know I have said it twice already....the show was REALLY well acted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. davidls

    davidls DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,191
    I have already commented.................several pages back..............but as everyone has stated on here - your report is FABULOUS!!!! And the photo's are just what all of us going on this beautiful ship wanted to see. You have mentioned a video you have planned. Will you post a link so we all can view it also? I'm sure everyone who has been following your report like I have, would love to see your video. Thanks Cass for sharing with us your thoughts and photo's of your cruise.:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  9. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    14,681
    Great trip report, Cass!!! Can't wait until I can experience it for myself in October. Until then I will gaze longingly at yours.

    Do we get to find out about your merchandise story, since it is after Saturday?:goodvibes
     
  10. dizneycrazy4

    dizneycrazy4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,389
    Oh yes, I see that in my future.:dance3::thumbsup2
    Great meets.

    Love the looks of vibe & for tweens. Those lounge chairs on the deck for the vibe look awesome.
     
  11. dizneycrazy4

    dizneycrazy4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,389
    Yeah, think Derek & Bryce will enjoy the VIBE.
     
  12. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069

    Yes, once the trippie is all done, I will get to work on my Dream Video :goodvibes It will be similar to the ones I've already done and are on my Cassworld Site.

    I think I might be doing 2 versions though...one for online for Cassworld and one (DVD version) that I will be sending all my DCL/Dream clients who book with me :goodvibes

    I will post a link here when it is done ;)

    Absolutely! I have some errands to run this afternoon so maybe I will post it tonight :thumbsup2
     
  13. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    My Merchandise Story

    Before I left for Orlando, I had checked online to see if there were any special Vinylmations being offered on the Dream. I know very little about Vinyls but my SIL Heather and friends Mike & Robin are crazy for them :goodvibes

    Since Heather was watching Kira for me back home, I wanted to get her something special and I was hoping for vinyls.

    I found out that on the Maiden Voyage, they were selling a special two-set Donald Duck Vinyl and that if there were any left, they would be for sale on our cruise.

    At that point, Mike & Robin had asked me if I could get a set for them too if they were still available.

    I knew I would have to be at the stores at 6pm when they first opened but I had no idea what I was in for :scared1:

    I tried looking through the windows to figure out which store would be carrying the Vinyls and then I spotted them inside, so I waited outside the proper store.

    Well, when 6pm came and they opened the doors, people went MAD!!! :sad2:

    There were 3 or 4 people, the first ones to storm the doors, that were particularly awful! They practically ran over the CM who opened the door and then bee-lined it for the 9" Vinyls.

    At that point, I entered the store too and was being pushed everywhere and one lady pushed passed me and knocked me to my right and my camera ended up getting bashed on the door frame and my lens cap came off and fell to the ground.

    I tried to pick it up but people were herding into the store like there was no tomorrow! :scared1:

    Finally, a nice lady stopped so that I could bend down and pick it up and then continue on into the store.

    There was one guy who was literally jumping 2-3 feet off the floor to grab as many big Vinyls as possible off the top shelf. This guys had no concern for anyone else and ended up hitting a few people. :mad:

    I was trying to avoid this jerk while still looking around for those Donalds.

    I spied a shelf over by the other entrance...people were grabbing whatever was on there so I grabbed one to see what it was and it was the Donalds!!! :yay:

    Just as I put my arm back to grab another one....the very last one...another guy starting reaching for it but I got there first (he also had one already) and said "Darn, so close" :lmao: At least he was a good sport about, unlike other people I heard!! :eek:

    So, with two Donalds in my arms...I was happy and I headed for the cash register before someone tackled me for them :rolleyes:

    While I was waiting, some people ended up knocking down an entire display!! It was chaos! :rolleyes:

    I chuckled and smiled with great delight when the jerk with the 6 big Vinyls was told by a CM "Only 2 per stateroom" :rolleyes1

    After that, I left that store and went to the other one, the one with all the Dream merchandise and while I slowly walked around the store, I listened to all the people...they were nuts!! Frantically grabbing all sorts of stuff, complaining to themselves and to CM's, yelling and running around popcorn::

    After hearing some stories from the CM's about the MV, I was glad that I wasn't on that sailing!! :rotfl2: cus this one bad enough :rotfl:









    ...

    Here's a photo I took just before the store opened....

    [​IMG]

    And here's the Vinyl Set I was able to get for H, M & R :thumbsup2

    [​IMG]
     
  14. lovegrumpy

    lovegrumpy DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,382
    Thats just crazy.
     
  15. Pooh's Pal

    Pooh's Pal <font color=blue>Soon to be dancing with My Pal Po

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,954
    :thumbsup2 Good Job Cass!


    :rotfl:
     
  16. Dyerneeds

    Dyerneeds chics dig the scar

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    15,674
    :worship::worship: MUCH APPRECIATED CASS!!:flower3:

    strawberry smoothies are on us next cruise!!:grouphug:
     
  17. Cajun28

    Cajun28 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 26, 2000
    Messages:
    332
    Woo-Hoo.....Sounds like Black Friday at K-Mart!:scared1:

    Now, don't you wish you would have taken Jiu-Jitsu lessons before you went? Bet you didn't think you'd need them....Now you know:)

    Good job on your quest and keeping your cool.
     
  18. MomsOf2boys

    MomsOf2boys <font color= deeppink ><marquee>Has obsessive fing

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,993
    OMG Cass, you could have got knocked down and trampled! I'm glad you got the 2 you wanted. :thumbsup2
     
  19. CRSNDSNY

    CRSNDSNY <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    11,731
    Hey Cass! I just found this TR yesterday and am so excited for you!!!!! I'm on page 2 but hope to get more reading done today. :)

    BTW, did you delete your FB account? I looked for you and you're not on my list anymore. :(
     
  20. Karen Mouse

    Karen Mouse resiurK deknoK

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11,633
    Caass, you should have sharpened your elbows ;)... its amazing how efficient they can be:lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  21. Timon

    Timon DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 1999
    Messages:
    8,069
    ::yes::


    Thanks D :flower3:


    Wouldn't mind trying a chocolate one next time :rolleyes1

    Yeah, had I known, I could have taken some lessons or something :rolleyes:

    Yeah, it was a little scary LOL!! :scared1:

    Hey Mel :wave2:

    Nope, I'm still there...I just "liked" your photo a couple weeks ago :thumbsup2 :goodvibes My goodness those kids of yours have grown!!! :cutie:

    Yeah, well if I had been more prepared, I could have gotten them sharpened prior to that....just didn't see it coming :rolleyes: :rotfl2:
     

Share This Page