In true Disney style, the theme-park giant is planning a spectacle for early Tuesday at Port Canaveral to mark the arrival of its newest ship, the Fantasy.
Fireworks will light up the predawn sky over the port, as the 4,000-passenger ship makes it way into the harbor channel. Disney Cruise Line plans to bring hundreds of Disney Cast Members to the port, including some costumed characters. The ship also will be greeted by a flotilla of watercraft.
Rosalind Harvey, Canaveral Port Authority senior director of communications and community affairs, said the port isnít planning public events Tuesday to mark the Fantasyís arrival. That will happen from 4pm to 6pm on the 31st March at Jetty Park, with details and parking logistics still being worked out.
But members of the public wanting to see the ship arrive and the related hoopla on Tuesday should plan to be at the port before its scheduled 6.05am arrival time at the port channel. Viewing areas include the waterfront in the portís Cove restaurant district and at Jetty Park.
Harvey said she expects a large crowd Tuesday, considering an estimated 5,000 spectators watched the arrival of the Disney Dream last year.