Skip to main content

MEI Travel

Shows You Can See on a Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Line Golden Mickeys show

As you’d expect on a Disney-owned and operated cruise line, the main stage shows on the Disney Cruise Line are a spectacle of magic and entertainment. Attending one of these kid-friendly, Broadway-style musicals is a great way to end an exciting day at sea. These shows are large-scale productions - separate from the deck parties and other live entertainment that takes place on the ship.

Typically, there are two different showings of each musical - one that accommodates guests from each of the two dining times. However, for a brand-new, popular musical, they may also add an additional show earlier in the day. During the pandemic, they limited the number of specific shows playing, with more times added to allow for distancing.

Keep in mind that schedules can always change, so it’s important to check the Daily Navigator or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for specific details on available shows, dates, and times. They typically run around 60 minutes long, so you’ll still have plenty of time for other activities.

Here are some of the shows you can see on the Disney Cruise Line.

Beauty and the Beast

Image
Beauty and the Beast waltz

Playing exclusively on the Disney Dream is Beauty and the Beast. This beloved show is reimagined for the cruise line audience and includes new musical numbers in addition to the songs everyone already knows and loves. It’s a shorter version than the movie, so it’s great for little kids to follow along.

One of the more innovative aspects of this new show is the giant LED walls and projections that help set the stage. The images on the screen work well as set design and background, so you really feel transformed into the show. The costumes are also fantastic - it’s really one of the better shows currently running on the Disney Cruise Line.

Frozen: A Musical Spectacular

Image

With the popularity of the Disney movie Frozen, it’s no surprise that Disney created a musical specifically for the cruise line stage. Frozen: A Musical Spectacular currently plays on the Disney Wonder and the Disney Fantasy.

This delightful show utilizes projectors, puppets, beautiful costumes, and more to showcase the fictional world of Arendelle. The musical includes the popular songs from the first movie, including Let It Go - complete with snow falling down on the theater. Even if you’ve seen the movie lots of times, it’s still worth it to see this live stage show.

Tangled: The Musical

Image
Tangled musical

The Tangled: The Musical stage show is the perfect complement to Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant on the Disney Magic. The show, which currently only plays on the Disney Magic, includes three new songs as well as the popular original songs from the movie.

The musical includes a beautiful set and costumes, as well as puppets to bring some characters to life. It’s a lot of fun and is definitely worth seeing if you are on the Magic.

The Golden Mickeys

Image
Golden Mickeys

This awards-show musical takes place on the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder. Leading up to the main event is a pre-show, complete with a red carpet and interviews. You’ll see it as you walk towards the Walt Disney Theatre.

The actual show starts out with the shy stage manager having to fill in for a non-show host, so it follows the “believe in yourself” theme woven into many Disney movies and shows. There are awards given for various categories and the show includes performances from popular Disney movies including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, and Mulan.

Disney’s Believe

Image
Believe show

This sweet father/daughter tale is shown on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. It tells the story of a botanist dad who doesn’t believe in magic, while his young daughter does. When he forgets her birthday because he’s focused on growing his plants, she makes a birthday wish for him to believe.

In addition to these main characters, Disney’s Believe also includes some classic Disney characters, like the Genie from Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and Rafiki. It includes original songs as well as music from popular Disney shows, including Peter Pan, The Lion King, and Aladdin.

Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic

Image
Disney dreams show

Disney Dreams currently plays on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Like Disney’s Believe, it’s an original story that serves as the catalyst for many popular Disney musical characters and songs to make an appearance.

In this show, a young girl learns to believe in herself as she is visited by beloved characters such as Peter Pan, Minnie, and Mickey. It’s a cute story and it is fun to see scenes from so many popular musicals in one show.

Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular

Image
Aladdin show

Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular is a dynamic stage musical playing on the Disney Fantasy. It showcases not only the popular music and characters from the movie Aladdin but also some great technology.

Despite seeing this show multiple times (both on Broadway and on the ship), it is still one of my favorites. It’s so entertaining and fun to watch.

Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story

Image
Twice charmed

Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story plays on the Disney Magic and is different from the original classic tale of Cinderella. This version takes place in an alternate world where the glass slipper is destroyed before Cinderella can try it on.

It includes the same popular characters from the original tale, as well as a new villain - the Fairy Godfather!

Loading Comments