New Adult Only Entertainment Planned for Disney 'Fantasy' Ship
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Fantasy, a sister ship to the Disney Dream, is currently under construction in Germany. It's scheduled to take its maiden voyage March 31, 2012.
When it gets underway, adult passengers will get to enjoy Europa, the ship's adult-only area. It will be similar in size to the Dream's adult zone, The District, but will be re-imagined with a European feel.
"It will be a night out in Europe," said Disney executive Joe Lanzisero to USA TODAY.
A lounge called La Piazza will take the place of the District Lounge on the Disney Dream, and will have a bar modeled after a vintage Italian carousel and other Italian themes.
The area will also feature a pub called O'Gills. (A throwback to the 1959 Disney classic Darby O'Gill and the Little People, perhaps?)
A popular feature of the Disney Dream, a Skyline Bar (pictured above), will make a reappearance in Europa. The bar, lined with electronic "windows" offers rotating views of major cities' skylines. On the Fantasy, these will all be of European locales – Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens and St. Petersburg.
Another facet of the adult only zone will be Ooh La La, a champagne bar designed with a French boudoir in mind. That means velvet tufted walls, Victorian furniture and Louis XIV-style chaise lounges, and a bar backed with sparkling diamond-like facets.
As for those who want to dance instead of sip champagne, The Tube nightclub will answer the call with a 1960s London theme. Retro furniture, a red English phone booth and an "illuminated Union Jack dance floor" will complete the theme inspired by London's train stations.
According to USA TODAY, all this attention to Europe doesn't mean the ship has plans to head to Europe. Instead, the Disney Fantasy will depart from Port Canaveral in Florida.
Designers were looking for a broad theme for the area and hit on "spending a night clubbing in Europe," Lanzisero said. "We just took that and ran with it."
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