What Disney Wonder shows are not to be missed?!

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  1. aan1701

    aan1701 DIS Veteran

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    Oh I am not staying home. Since going to the show is not mandatory it will be at least one night, out of 15, I know for sure I will not be in the Walt Disney Theater. Also the entertainment people at Disneyland pretty feel like me. They sent part if their entertainment department on the Wonder, undercover ( yes undercover cause I know one of the people who went) to see the show after the public outcry when Disneyland announced they would close Aladdin and open Toy Story from DCL. The Disneyland entertainment team put a stop to that saying it was not Disney Quality. Still I am happy you like it. Someone has too. Sent from my iPhone 5 using DISBoards
     
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  3. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

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    They rarely change the shows. It's the same shows as our first cruise back in 2010.
     
  4. my2boys2disney

    my2boys2disney Mouseketeer

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    Sad but thanks for the answer. There are different shows on the other ships though right?
     
  5. mom4fun

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    Some are different. We have been on the Dream twice so we have already seen golden mickey's. You would think they would at least make sure shows were not repeated from ship to ship. At least when we go on wonder, golden mickey's is a show we wouldn't mind seeing again.
     
  6. donaldjessie

    donaldjessie Earning My Ears

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    I really like Disney's own show..all abroad is overview introductions of what you will do next several days..It is not necessary..
     
  7. PrincessShmoo

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    Shows on the Magic: Twice Charmed; Villains Tonight; Disney's Dreams
    on the Wonder: Toy Story; Golden Mickeys; Disney's Dreams
    on the Dream: Villains Tonight, Golden Mickeys; Disney's Believe
    on the Fantasy: Aladdin; Wishes; Disney's Believe
     
  8. my2boys2disney

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    Thanks!:thumbsup2
     
  9. cisobe

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    Glad I'm not the only one who felt Toy Story was a let down... It was the only one my 20 month old son couldn't sit through... All the other shows, he sat in my lap and just intently watched...
     
  10. MommytoaPrince

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    Thanks everyone for the great info. I must say I'm a little disappointed in all the negative reviews of Toy Story. This was the one show our family was looking forward too. We will still give it a try and report back with our thoughts. Thanks again & Merry Christmas!
     
  11. jjje

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    I'll say this, while I didn't like the Toy Story show at all I did think the costumes were cute and well done. It's probably worth seeing once. And who knows? Maybe you'll be one of the lucky few who enjoys it. :)

    (I feel guilty saying I don't like it because I think the performers are so talented and they really do their best with the awful material.)
     
  12. PrincessShmoo

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    Exactly. The first time we saw Toy Story, the cast was absolutely spectacular! Although I felt the show itself moved very slowly and Sid was very irritating on the ears.

    The only reason we saw it the second time was because there was a technical problem during the first show, causing a 10 minute delay in the middle of the show. The second time, the cast, while good, I didn't think was nearly as good as the first one we had seen. And the Sid character had really developed a very intense screeching sound that was hard to take. Again, there was a (different) technical problem delaying the show.

    So, we did go to it a third time. Thankfully the show ran straight through. And Sid has now reached new heights in shrieking! So, we will not be seeing it again.
     
  13. MillauFr

    MillauFr Buzz & Woody

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    I loved the Toy Story show, even Sid. I loved that song he (she) sang... "I'm the demon of destruction.. I'm the vandal of violence..." very funny
     
  14. yukongirl123

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    I enjoyed Toy Story, but if you aren't planning on seeing all the shows Disney Dreams and the Golden Mickeys should not be missed. As for the Welcome Aboard show on the first night, it's fine if you are a first time cruiser, there is just too much talking by the cruise director in it.....
     
  15. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    In 20+ cruises, I've never met a cruise director who wasn't in love with hearing himself talk.
     
  16. moomy-san

    moomy-san I'd rather be in O'Gills.

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    Argh. I can't stand Scott Pepper's show. He's a nice guy, but I find him BLAH.
     
  17. DanielleNY

    DanielleNY Earning My Ears

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    Very helpful post!!

    We will be going in the Wonder on Feb 7th -anyone else going on that one??

    Also - we have Main seating at 5:45 so I'm assuming we will eating and then we will see the show.... Shows start at 8pm? --- are there a lot of cranky kids in the theaters??

    We will have a 7 year old and a 2 year old with us and being that late I'm not sure if the 2 year old will make it all the way though the play

    How long do the plays normally last?
     
  18. MillauFr

    MillauFr Buzz & Woody

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    I believe they only hire that type of person for the job. You have to be very talkative and bubbly to get the job.
     
  19. PrincessShmoo

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    The shows are usually around 45 minutes to an hour.
     
  20. jplum13

    jplum13 Earning My Ears

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    The Golden Mickeys is a good show. Disney Dreams was fantastic. Definitely our favorite. We skipped Toy Story and the reviews we heard were mixed.
     
  21. DISNEY FANTASY

    DISNEY FANTASY Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas

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    A few things to consider here, (1) that the performers rotate regularly say every four to six months, (2) DCL updates shows regularly it's the same show but they tweak it, I have seen Golden Mickey's for example and it changes every time.

    I was on the Wonder in August 2013 and all the shows were fantastic, Toy Story had some bad press here, and it was the best show I saw on that cruise.

    So if posters here are saying it's not good, maybe they saw an earlier version, anything and experience has a sell by date and anyone undertaking research should take into account, when someone saw something as the cast and content may change.

    In the end it's personal preference what one person may like another May not.

    I would say for anyone's first time, go and make up your own mind, never miss a show because it got some limited bad press.

    An example on the Magic we had a fantastic female singer who is brilliant at 'the lion king' I would go to the show just for her, we have seen her many times on the Magic and miss her if she is not on, it's the same show a different performer, the cast members make an important contribution to any show.

    All our shows were a full hour we didn't have anything shorter.
     

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