Dream Deck 6 Mid-ship - Theater Noise?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by 2binak, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. 2binak

    2binak DVC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,415
    After 20+ years of vacationing at WDW, we're booking our first Disney Cruise!!!! We're looking at a room on the Dream, deck 6, mid-ship which looks like it is directly above the Buena Vista Theater. Will we hear noise from the theater while we're in our room?
     
  2. Weedy

    Weedy DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,423
    I always try and book cabins that aren’t below a restaurant or kitchen, the pools or above/below the theater or bars
     
    2binak likes this.
  3. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor Let Dreams Unlimited Travel plan your perfect Disney vacation!


  4. Cruising Engineer

    Cruising Engineer DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Messages:
    580
    Deck 5 is right above both the Walt Disney and Buena Vista Theaters. So if you are on deck 6, you have an entire deck between you and the sound.
     
  5. 2binak

    2binak DVC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,415
    The Disney website shows the Buena Vista Theater balcony seating on Deck 5. Is that not correct?

    https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships/deck-plans/
     
  6. Rob1872

    Rob1872 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2015
    Messages:
    232
    The main stage theater is on decks 3 and 4. The movie theater is on decks 4 and 5.
     
    2binak likes this.
  7. 2binak

    2binak DVC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,415
    Thank you for clarifying.
     
  8. Cruising Engineer

    Cruising Engineer DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Messages:
    580
    You are correct. I've never been in the upper part of the Buena Vista. Actually didn't know it existed. Sorry for the misinformation.
     
    2binak likes this.
  9. buzzrelly

    buzzrelly DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    4,278
    We were directly above the movie theater on the Wonder last April. If the set up is the same as that, I would NOT book that room again. There was a lot of noise, thunder-like booming noise, from below us. Of course, the only time this really mattered was at night when we were trying to sleep but I still would choose a different room if I could. We booked that cruise kind of last minute so there was little to no availability left.
     
    2binak likes this.
  10. Dug720

    Dug720 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,206
    It's not a "balcony" in the traditional sense of the word. Just the upper section of the one slope from top row of seats to front row of seats.
     
    2binak likes this.
  11. 2binak

    2binak DVC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,415
    No problem!

    I really appreciate your feedback! I’m sorry you had to deal with that noise. That’s exactly the kind of noise I was concerned about.
     
    buzzrelly likes this.
  12. MomOTwins

    MomOTwins The Mommy Fairy

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,239
    Looking at the deck plans, it looks like the theater is forward of the mid-ship elevators, so if you choose a room on deck 6 that is level with, or aft of, the elevators, you should be able to avoid any theater sounds.

    One thing I should mention is that we stayed mid-ship on deck 6 and they do have a partially obstructed verandah view because of the lifeboats sticking out in front of your balcony. Others have said they don't notice it, but it did bother us when we were sitting on the balcony because they are bright yellow.
     
  13. fredandkell

    fredandkell Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    493
    Personally, I live by the maxim of never booking directly above or below a theater, bar, or restaurant.
     
  14. 2binak

    2binak DVC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,415
    Thanks for the input everyone! We ended up booking a room on deck 7. We’re so excited for our first cruise!!!!
     
  15. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    44,381
    Right. The entrance (back of seating area) from deck 4 enters partway up the seating area. There is also an entrance at the back of the upper seating area from deck 5
    buena vista theater dream 2014 1719a P1020827 Stitch 1500.jpg
     
    Dug720 likes this.

Share This Page