‘Frozen’ production coming to the Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder will be the Disney Cruise Line ship debuting a stage version of the smash animated movie “Frozen” this November.

The ship is scheduled to sail from Galveston on Nov. 10 with the show and a “wave of new enhancements,” Disney said.

“Frozen, a Musical Spectacular” is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen,” which is the number one animated feature of all time. The film earned two Academy Awards (2014) for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

An entirely separate two-act Broadway production of “Frozen” is currently being prepared by Disney Theatrical Productions and is slated to join Disney Theatrical’s New York productions of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” for spring 2018 at a theater to be announced.

On the Disney Wonder, the “Frozen” show will be staged in the 977-seat Walt Disney Theater.

Final bow section placed on Disney Fantasy

Final bow section placed on Disney Fantasy

By Donna Tunney
Disney FantasyThe final building block has been placed on the Disney Fantasy, a ship under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Builders placed a 265-ton portion of the ship’s bow, complete with the signature Disney Cruise Line golden filigree.

The 4,000-passenger vessel, a sister ship to the Disney Dream, is scheduled to launch in March 2012.

Some of the new features on the Disney Fantasy include Europa, a nighttime entertainment district exclusively for guests 18 and older; a new show at the Animator’s Palate restaurant, where diners will serve as guest animators; the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a salon where kids receive the “full fairy tale treatment with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers”; and a Broadway-style show called “Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular.”

The Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Caribbean cruises. The maiden voyage is scheduled for March 31.