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Disney Cruise Movies Playing at Buena Vista Theater in 2024

If you are going on a Disney Cruise, one of the things you will enjoy is going to see Disney movies inside a real movie theater. This is included in your cruise price, so you can watch as many Disney Cruise movies as you would like to see! Wondering what Disney Cruise movies will be playing during your cruise?

We have all the details and you’ll be glad to know that you will find current movies on the Disney Cruise Line, including first-run feature films and 3D movies!

Disney Cruise Movie Theater

Disney Cruise Movie Theater

Disney Cruise Line’s Buena Vista Theater is located on board each of the Disney cruise ships and seats a little over 250.

While you might find different Disney movies playing depending on how long the cruise lasts, pretty much all of the Disney Cruise Ships (Dream, Fantasy, Magic, Wonder and Wish) will have the same movie lineups.

This is even more true when it comes to new releases.

When a Disney movie comes to the big screen, the Disney Cruise line also gets that movie in its movie theater on the exact same day!

While the theater is a bit smaller than your traditional theater, you will find it feels just like a normal movie theater!

You will find a popcorn cart or refreshment stand that serves popcorn, candy, and canned soda (and beer), but you are free to bring your own with you.

I try to pack snack-sized movie theater candy for our cruise and we’ll stop by the beverage station for drinks before we go to the theater so we don’t have to pay anything extra!

What Movies are Playing on Disney Cruise Right Now?

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 Navigator App.

All of the Disney Cruise movies are listed on the Disney Cruise navigator app and listed by day and time so you can plan your movie experience in advance.

Movies now showing at Buena Vista Theater

Movies playing on the Disney Dream, Fantasy, Wonder & Magic Cruise Ships (Updated: April 2024)

  • Elemental
  • Next Goal Wins
  • The Little Mermaid (Live Action)
  • The Marvels
  • Wish
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Luca

Disney Cruise Movies Playing on Themed Disney Cruises

Taking a Disney Halloween Cruise? You will find that they will be playing The Nightmare Before Christmas usually once 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
  • The Marvels
  • 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
  • Black Widow
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Thor: Love & Thunder
  • Eternals

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?

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Thursday 6th of April 2023

We are going on a cruise May 13 via Disney Magic. Do you think Guardians of the Galacy vol 3 will be playing

Brigette Beckstrom

Monday 9th of January 2023

Hello, does anyone know Movies Playing on the Disney Dream on February 27th 2023? Thank you.

Beth M

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Just got off the Dream. Turning Red was not showing anywhere. Lightyear is, and Thor Love and Thunder debuted while we were onboard.


Saturday 14th of December 2019

Will Rise of Skywalker have a midnight showing on Thursday the 19th or will it premiere the day of the 20th?


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Anyway to know if they’ll be showing the newest Star Wars movie on the release date? We’re boarding on Friday December 20th.


Friday 6th of December 2019

Yes, it will! Enjoy!

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