For our three night sailing, the three nighttime shows were “Disney Seas the Adventure,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Aladdin.” The Disney Seas the Adventure show was short and had a lot of Disney friends and music which was fun. The other two shows told those stories. The Walt Disney theater on this ship now uses projection mapping to have images around the entire theater. I thought Aladdin was the best of the three shows.
We also enjoyed live music around the ship. There was a singer / piano player in one of the lounges one evening. There was live music in the “The Bayou” lounge another night. There was also a trio (and I cannot remember their name) that performed on the stage in the Grand Hall. They did all of your Disney favorites in a jazz style. I like hearing Disney songs in a different way so I thought they were great.
Now onto lounges.. We like to go to the early show and then go to a lounge for a drink before dinner. We tried several this trip and there are still a few we didn’t get to.
The Star Wars Hyperspace lounge was something we definitely wanted to try. Because of the popularity, you need reservations. We made our reservations in the terminal before boarding as soon as we connected to the DCL wifi. There are “family” times when children are allowed and then “adult” times in evening hours. We found adult times hard to book so we went for a family time on our Nassau day, as we weren’t getting off the ship anyway.
You check into your reservation and then you push a button for the door to slide open and make the cool “whosh” sound. The lounge is small but fully themed. Behind the bar is a big LED screen. Every so often, there would be a sound and we would jump to lightspeed. The screen would show that and then we would stop in a new location. Drinks were listed on an Ipad and we each tried one. Mine was nothing really special and we really only stayed long enough to enjoy our drinks. It wouldn’t be a “must do” for me but it was fun.
Our first night we tried Nightingale’s. This is on the style of a champagne bar and it also had a piano music at times. The theme comes from when Cinderella sings “Sing Sweet Nightingale” and the chandelier above the piano represents the soap bubbles from while she is cleaning and singing. We enjoyed this spot and made a second trip on the last night when there was a woman singing at the piano. My sister’s drink actually had sparkles in it. My drink had a round ice cube and it came with a little hammer for you to break it.
We had wanted to try out “The Rose” and we heard that it can get busy. This lounge is between Palo and Enchante, the adult restaurants. We went up there around 4:45 pm and grabbed a seat. It opened at 5 pm and it was already pretty full by that time. The signature drink of “The Rose” has a fun presentation! I ordered “Mrs Tea” not realizing that it also came with a little presentation as well.
The last lounge we got to try was “The Bayou.” This is one space that is not “tucked away” at all. It is open on the sides and is right on the way to the theater. The theming is for Princess and the Frog – complete with freshly made beignets. I really liked the theming. There is also a little stage and dance floor. We saw live music happening in there quite often.
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.