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On the Disney Dream, while children are having the time of their lives in the elaborately themed youth areas, adults can look forward to incomparable indulgences and relaxation with exclusive areas and offerings designed exclusively for them. With a spectacular nighttime entertainment district, exquisite dining, a deluxe spa and a tranquil private pool, the Disney Dream provides adults with endless ways to unwind, rejuvenate and pamper themselves.
The District is an extraordinary adult-exclusive nighttime entertainment area on the Disney Dream. Featuring sophisticated bars and lounges, this playground for grownups transports adult guests to a world all their own.
Guests visiting The District will encounter an array of experiences that stimulate all the senses – with each venue presenting its own unique design, look, feel, sounds and palate-pleasing delights. All venues in The District are interconnected and convey a sense of discovery as guests move throughout the areas.
The District is located on Deck 4 aft and is open exclusively to guests age 18 and older. Sensational venues include:
- District Lounge – sophisticated, yet relaxed area featuring live piano music and entertainment
- 687 – warm, welcoming and casual – a modern interpretation of a traditional pub
- Pink – an elegant and upscale cocktail lounge serving champagne and top-shelf libations
- Skyline – a chic, metropolitan “sky bar” with ever-changing views of stunning city skylines
- Evolution – inspired by the evolution of the butterfly, a dynamic, contemporary night club
Senses Spa & Salon provides tranquility, pampering and relaxation in an ocean-view environment of more than 16,000 square feet. Located in the forward section of the ship and spanning two decks, the spa features a design that is soothing – using a color palate of natural green, blue and soft brown hues, organic tropical motifs and lush woods to impart a calming effect.
- 17 private treatment rooms – offering a menu of luxurious spa treatments and services such as massages, body wraps and facials.
- Rainforest – offering the benefits of steam, heat and hydrotherapy combined with the power of aromatherapy to relax the mind and body. Specialized areas include a steam bath, steam room, tiled sauna and aromatic rain showers. Guests can relish the Rainforest’s calming ocean views while reclining in heated mosaic tile relaxation chairs, or lounge outside in one of two whirlpool hot tubs on the private teak deck.
- Two lavish spa villas – for the ultimate indulgence, the villas feature an indoor spa treatment suite connected to a private outdoor verandah with personal whirlpool hot tub, shower and a plush, double lounge chair.
- Ocean-view gym – a nearly 2,500-square-foot gym with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and complimentary group classes such as yoga, Pilates, aerobics, stretching and spinning.
- Additional Senses Spa & Salon offerings include manicures, pedicures, hair salon services, a barber shop and teeth whitening at the Smile Spa.
Adults can soak up the sun and bask in warm tropical breezes at the Quiet Cove Pool, a multi-level pool with varying depths.
Also located in the adults-only area on Deck 11 is Cove Café. With a warm, comfortable design, Cove Café is a peaceful retreat where adults can sit back, sip a gourmet coffee, read a magazine or book, watch the national news or use the café’s WiFi-enabled laptop to surf the internet.
Sweeping ocean views, rich décor and epicurean excellence create the setting for a romantic escape aboard the Disney Dream in a redesigned version of Disney Cruise Line’s signature specialty restaurant, Palo. Named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, Disney Cruise Line’s signature restaurant invites adults to indulge in a menu of delectable Northern Italian cuisine, an extensive wine list and superior service.
For an entirely new Palo experience on the Disney Dream, guests may dine al fresco on Palo’s private outdoor teak deck, with picturesque views and warm ocean breezes further tantalizing the senses.
In an exquisite, top-deck restaurant with incredible ocean views, Disney Cruise Line debuts Remy – its first-ever premier dining option. With French-inspired, gourmet cuisine by two award-winning chefs, Remy melds classic and contemporary styles in a sophisticated new dining concept exclusively for adults on the Disney Dream.
Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant just outside Reims, France, and Chef Scott Hunnel from award-winning Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort, collaborate to create a menu featuring superior products and seasonal ingredients.
Polished touches at Remy include a tableside trolley for serving international cheeses, decanting stations for wines, and post-prandial coffee service including French press and grand crème. A private Chef’s Table dining room provides a glimpse into the kitchen and offers a special multi-course menu.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.
There is nothing more magical than a Disney vacation. Except maybe for a Disney Wedding! Did you know that you can get married at the most magical place on earth? Just like with everything else Disney goes the extra mile to make your special day more magical. From rehearsal dinners to honeymoons, Disney Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons offers everything from small intimate affairs to over the top extravaganzas.
There are three packages to choose from to make all of you Disney wedding wishes come true!
First off is the Escape collection which is the most intimate option meant for just the two of you or up to 18 guests. You can chose from dozens of locations around the property with the most popular being the Wedding Pavilion. This chapel located on Bay Lake Adjacent to the Grand Floridian Resort offers breathtaking views of Cinderella Castle as you say your vows. After your Magical Ceremony you and your guest will enjoy a champagne toast and wedding cake. Follow up the wedding with a magical Disney Honeymoon.
Next on the list is the Wishes package meant to fulfill your Wedding desires. Be whisked to your wedding destination by limo, or is horse drawn carriage more your style?
Have you ever wanted to be married in front of Cinderella Castle? That can be arranged. How about at sunrise in Epcot? Underneath a firework filled sky? All of these options can be attained with this very customizable option. Afterward party into the night surrounded with all of your special guests. Minnie and Mickey could even show up for a visit. Keep in mind however that there is a minimum spending limit in order to book a Wishes Package.
And Last but not least there is the Couture package. Meant to be whatever your heart desires the Couture package is just that, the ultimate in customization. Fine tune all the details from what location to have the ceremony to the design of your wedding cake. This is the epitome of luxury where you will be assigned a wedding team trained by wedding planner David Tutera in order to make sure that your every wish is fulfilled. They give you the options you decide what is right for you!
Whether you have the most lavish wedding surrounded by 500 of your nearest and dearest or want an intimate ceremony with just you and your loved one Walt Disney world can make it happen and make sure you have the magical wedding that you have always dreamed of For more information on Disney Weddings call the Disney Wedding Team at 321-939-4610 and request a Brochure.
For help planning you Disney Honeymoon or any Disney World Vacation Contact- Kari Boyle at 484-415-0373 or Email me at Kari@PixieVacations.com
Wow this months edition of the Disney Blog Carnival is now live! There are some great Disney articles from all over the Disney Blog-o-Sphere. Click here to check them out.
If you missed the past Carnivals here they are for your viewing pleasure.
Fly away to the magical world of Pixie Hollow.com. This fun yet addicting game is a welcome addition to the Disney Online video game lineup. I was given an account to test out the past week for free (thanks Kirsten!). My daughter who loved the fairy creation is still a little young for the games themselves still loved looking at the fairies and helping out on the games. If you look at the picture above that is the fair she created, with help from her daddy of course.
Who really loved the game was my wife. When the little one went to bed you would catch her playing it online. I asked her what she liked about the game and she had this to say.
I love the mini games. They are fun and addicting. There are some games which are variations of puzzle games I have played before while other things are new and quite interesting.
It is a fun break away from playing Facebook games night after night, and there is just so many places I have yet to explore.
I have noticed she is starting to make some friends in there and there is definitely re-playability with most of the games. We have a laptop so night after night while I was watching something on tv she was next to me gaming.
I played some of the games myself and found them very easy to learn and fun to play. I would recommend this game to girls who are old enough to read or for those like my wife who play online puzzle games.
For more information check out Pixie Hollow website and try it out for yourself. Let us know what you think of it in the comment section below.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai’i will begin accepting reservations for hotel rooms and vacation packages Aug. 2, 2010, through the Walt Disney Travel Company.
Aulani is scheduled to welcome its first guests on Aug. 29, 2011.
“Aulani will represent a new way for every member of the family to enjoy a vacation in Hawaii,” said Djuan Rivers, vice president of Aulani. “It is designed so that parents, children, guests of any age can find their own kind of fun and relaxation. Families will experience the island in ways they might never have discovered before.”
With age-specific programming planned for ages 3-10, tweens, teens, adults and the entire family, there will be something for everybody. From pool parties with Disney characters to excursions into the rainforest and surf to learning how to prepare Hawaiian cuisine with local chefs, days and nights will be filled with the magic of Disney in the beautiful setting of Hawaii.
Introductory room rates start as low as $399 per night. Guests may choose from a variety of room options, including ocean or garden views.
The resort, built adjacent to a crystal-blue lagoon and a white-sand beach, features 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas. Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with commanding views of the ocean, mountains and magnificent grounds. On site are two restaurants, a wedding lawn, a conference center, and extensive water activities including a feature pool, 900-foot tube-floating watercourse, wading pool, body slides, sunset-facing hot tubs, a quiet adult pool, a snorkel lagoon and a conservation pool. Aulani will also include a signature kids’ club – Aunty’s Beach House – where kids will explore Hawaiian culture through arts and crafts, as well as fun and games, including interactive touch-table games. Additionally, kids can enjoy the enchanted fireplace, “make it rain” in order to start movie time and enjoy many other experiences created just for them.
Aulani is located on the western side of Oahu, upon 21 acres of oceanfront property in the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development. The resort is located 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and features convenient access to a Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
To make a reservation at Aulani or to learn more about the resort, guests may visit www.disneyaulani.com or call 866/44-DISNEY.