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15 Disney Dream Activities for a Day at Sea

If you are taking a Disney Cruise on this Disney Dream, you will most likely experience at least one day at sea. This is a great time to get to fully experience all that makes this cruise line #1 in the industry. Wondering how you’ll stay busy? We’ve got some great Disney Dream activities to help you make the most of your day at sea!

15 Disney Dream Activities for a Day at Sea

Disney Cruises typically have one day at sea. This is a time when you really get to enjoy the ship.

These are the Disney Dream activities you should make sure you take advantage of:

Disney Dream Pool Deck

1. Pool Time

Families will enjoy time at Mickey’s Pool and Donald’s Pool, while adults whose kids are busy at the kids clubs can enjoy relaxing at Quiet Cove Pool.

Disney Dream pool

You won’t want to spend too much time out in the sun because there are so many other Disney Dream activities to do during your day at sea.

Disney Dream Funnel Vision

Besides just catching some rays you can enjoy movies on the Funnel Vision screen.

One tip you should know about going to the pool is that there are daily drink specials.

These drinks are far cheaper than any other drink on board and they are delicious!

Aquaduck on Disney Dream

2. Aquaduck

This is the only slide that will take you over the ocean and everyone wants to ride it.

Just like the pool, it can get crowded. There will be a lot of people waiting in line for the Aquaduck during a day at sea.

You will want to make a point to get there early in the day if you want to ride it without standing in line for too long.

A favorite Disney Dream tip for the Aquaduck is to ride it in the evening when the lines are almost never more than a few minutes!

Disney Cruise Movie Theater

3. Movies

There are always movies playing on the Disney Dream.

During your day at sea, you can expect to find several different movies showing.

While it can get a bit more crowded at the theater, we’ve never been turned away from seeing a movie because of lack of seating.

Just be sure to get there a little early to get the best seat!

Wondering what movies are playing on the Disney Dream? Usually, there is a mix of first-run movies and previously screened films.

Ariel Meet & Greet on Disney Cruise

4. Character Meet & Greets

There are a ton of opportunities for you to meet characters, and the day at sea is where you will find many.

You may even find some characters you’ve never seen before!

Characters are out throughout the day and usually right before and after dinner in the Atrium.

They do appear in other places on the ship too, so be sure to check your Disney navigator app for times and arrive a few minutes early to line up.

Disney Dream Putt Putt

5. Putt-Putt

Disney Dream has its own mini golf course! It is small but is fun and built around a Goofy theme.

You pick up mini golf clubs at the start of the course on Deck 13 and play at your leisure.

Just make sure you do this on a day that isn’t too windy.

Disney Dream Basketball Court

6. Basketball

Grab a ball and shoot some hoops. You might even make a new friend in a pickup game.

This basketball court is open play and surrounded by a net (so no worries about a ball going overboard!)

Disney Dream Fooseball

7. Foosball and Ping Pong

There are several ping pong tables and even a couple of foosball tables for you to play on the sports deck. 

There is no reserving the tables, just look for an available one and enjoy your time.

Disney Dream Shuffleboard

8. Shuffleboard

One game that everyone seems to enjoy (even if they don’t know all the rules) is shuffleboard.

You will find them on just about every floor and they are hardly ever used, but so much fun to play!

How to Play Shuffleboard

Your goal is to get the puck as far down the board as possible, without having it fall off the far end. The rules usually require that you alternately take turns.

As you play, you may bump or knock off your opponent’s pucks. That is okay! It prevents them from scoring!

Usually the most common games are played either to 15 or 21 points.

Disney Midship Detective Agency Scavenger Hunt Game

9. Disney Midship Detective Agency

1. Mickey’s Midship Detective Agency Game

Mickey’s Midship Detective Agency Game is a fun activity that your family can enjoy any time on the Disney cruise.

Kids Midship Detective Agency Game

Simply register (midship) and get a map and detective badge that works to magically access hidden features in what appears to be normal DIsney artwork throughout the cruise ship.

Each Midship Detective Agency game has guests solving a mystery that involves Disney or Muppet characters using hidden clues.

The clues are attached to artwork that comes alive once their Detective badge is used.

It is a lot of fun and has you visiting parts of the ship you might not otherwise see.

Vista Gallery on Disney Dream

10. Vista Gallery

Even if you can’t afford to buy a piece of Disney art, enjoy some time looking at all the amazing artwork!

You will find beautiful Disney-themed pieces like ones painted by master artist, Thomas Kinkade.

11. Play Bingo

While many of the things you can do during your day at sea on a Disney Dream Cruise don’t cost money, Bingo does.

Even though it is a bit pricey, it is a lot of fun!

You can play individually or as a family, but honestly, with the electronic game, there is little you need to do other than watch the numbers change themselves.

Disney Cruise Craft

12. Arts & Crafts

One of the fun Disney Dream activities you may be hesitant to join is the Disney Cruise arts and crafts.

While some are geared toward kids, several arts & crafts opportunities are fun for all ages.

Guests can learn to draw characters, create paper crafts and even learn how to fold towel art.

Most of these are FREE and you usually walk away with something you can take home with you.

Disney Trivia

13. Disney Trivia

One of my favorite Disney Cruise activities is Disney Trivia.

There is Disney-themed Trivia nearly daily on your cruise.

During your day at sea, you will likely find at least one trivia game. Depending on the day, it could be Disney Cruise Trivia, Theme Park Trivia, Disney Music Trivia, or Pirate Trivia (happens on Pirate Night).

Winners even receive a small Disney Cruise gift.

Disney Cruise Line Souvenirs

14. Do Some Shopping

Shopping on the Disney Dream is a must-do during a day at sea.

With a variety of shops onboard, you’ll find everything from Disney-themed merchandise to high-end fashion and accessories.

Take some time to explore the shops and bring home a piece of the magic with you.

Pin Trading on a Disney Cruise

15. Disney Cruise Pin Trade

Just like you pin trade at the parks, you can also pin trade on the Disney Dream!

You will notice that guests decorate their Disney Dream stateroom doors and some people have pin boards on their door.

Each person has their own guidelines (usually posted on the door) and allows you to trade pins at your own convenience.

Disney Dream Ship

We really love when we get a day at sea on the Disney Dream ship, and it’s even better when you get two days at sea.

This ship has so much for your family to do that you will NEVER get bored!

Do you have any favorite Disney Dream activities you love to do on a day at sea?

Agnes Shockley

Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Looking Forward, to Take Our Cruise, In March, 2024,, I Know It Will Be Magical,, Thanks….

queen nguyen

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Spa day!!!

Kate

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

I loved the towel making class. It was so much fun making all the cute animals we saw all week in our stateroom!

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