If you are going on a Disney Cruise, one of the things you will enjoy is getting to see the Disney Cruise movies that play in a real theater. Disney Cruise Line’s Buena Vista Theater is located on board each of the Disney cruise ships and seats a little over 250.
You will find current movies on the Disney Cruise Line, including first-run feature films and 3D movies!
Going to the Movies on a Disney Cruise
While you might find different Disney movies playing depending on how long the cruise lasts, pretty much all of the Disney Cruise Ships will have the same movie lineups.
This is even more true when it comes to new releases.
Just like a normal movie theater, you will find a refreshment stand that serves popcorn, candy, and canned soda (and beer).
The best deal is to purchase a Popcorn bucket (or bring one from the Disney Parks) because refills are only $1.50 and you can use it all cruise long.
There are other deals for popcorn & soda, but we usually grab our sodas for free at the drink station prior to going to the movies. I also pack snack-sized movie theater candy to avoid the expense of buying them onboard.
What Movies are Playing on our Disney Cruise?
If you are trying to find out the specifics of what movies are playing and at what time, you will want to look at your Disney Cruise App.
All of the movies on your Disney Cruise are listed on your Disney Cruise app under MOVIES and SHOWS, giving you the ability to plan ahead.
Movies typically play several times per day and are usually on during shows (for those who want to skip the shows) as well as late night for those who don’t want to miss a show.
Disney Movies playing on the Disney Dream, Fantasy, Wonder & Magic Cruise Ships (Updated: October 2023)
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- The Little Mermaid (Live Action)
Taking a Disney Halloween Cruise? You will find that they will be playing Haunted Mansion & Hocus Pocus II during Halloween on the High Seas Cruise.
Marvel-themed Disney Cruise plays most of the movies from the Marvel series such as:
- Avengers: Endgame
- Black Panther
- Black Panther Wakanda Forever
- Captain Marvel
- Doctor Strange
- Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness
- Shang Chi & the Legend of Ten Rings
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- Black Widow
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Thor: Love & Thunder
Star Wars-themed Disney Cruise plays all of the Star Wars movies throughout the cruise. Here is what you can expect to find:
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)
Keep in mind, all themed Disney Cruises will also play non-themed movies as well.
Most of the family movies are run during the day into the early evening.
Later at night, you may find films tailored more toward adults (rated R).
No tickets are needed to see movies at the Buena Vista Theater. You simply show up at the movie time listed in your Personal Navigator, find a seat, and there you have it!
We have never had a problem getting a seat as there are nearly 400 seats in the theater and movies typically run more than once per cruise.
You might want to give yourself a little extra time if you want to purchase concessions because usually there is only one person working the counter.
Have you watched a movie at Buena Vista Theater on a Disney Cruise?