PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2011) â€“ The Muppets make their debut on Disney Cruise Line (more information here ) in a new adventure game aboard the Disney Fantasy, the new Disney ship setting sail in March 2012. Throughout the Disney Fantasy, guests will discover creative and whimsical Enchanted Art. There are more than 20 pieces of Enchanted Art, inspired by classic Disney characters and animations, immerse guests in Disney storytelling in a completely new way. As guests pause to admire an individual piece of Enchanted Art, it magically comes alive. Enchanted Art View attachment 9975 Some examples of Enchanted Art new to the Disney Fantasy. Dual circus art posters featuring Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse flying from one frame into the other â€” a nod to the Disney Fantasy stern characters. Walt Disney animating three new clips that spring from his sketch pad featuring the â€œFab Fiveâ€ (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto). View attachment 9973 Scenes from Disneyâ€™s classic animated film â€œFantasiaâ€ depicting dancing fairies set to â€œNutcracker Suiteâ€ and a frolicking unicorn and satyr set to â€œThe Pastoral Symphony.â€ Fanciful animations of â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€ inspired by Disney Legend Mary Blairâ€™s artwork. View attachment 9972 â€œPinkie Daisyâ€ inspired by Thomas Lawrenceâ€™s painting â€œSarah Barrett Moulton: Pinkie.â€ While Enchanted Art looks like other hanging art pieces around the ship, it is actually a framed LCD screen that utilizes technology to create special effects. Enchanted Art â€œrecognizesâ€ a guest is present and activates several seconds of animation. Guests may see new and different animation when they visit the Enchanted Art another time. â€œAnimation Magicâ€ at Animatorâ€™s Palate View attachment 9969 Animatorâ€™s Palate on the Disney Fantasy brings the magic of Disney animation into the dining room with a new show called â€œAnimation Magic.â€ The dinner show celebrates the magic of Disney animation and allows families to create and participate in a whole new way. As guests are seated at their tables, they are invited to draw a character of their own using a simple template on their placemat. Then, just before dinner, house lights dim and a sprinkling of pixie dust illuminates the room. Imagery is revealed on several large monitors showing black and white drawings of Mickey Mouse. Mickey then places the Sorcererâ€™s hat upon his head, transforming all of the animation into color. Mickey invites guests to sit back, relax and enjoy a taste of animation as a montage of memorable food-themed moments from Disney and Disneyâ€¢Pixar films is displayed, set to the show tune â€œBe Our Guest.â€ After the number is complete, guests are encouraged to complete their own drawings â€¦ so they may be whisked off to Mickey Mouse, who is conjuring a magical final act. After dinner, Mickey returns for the exciting finale. With a musical crescendo, he works his magic and conjures the guestsâ€™ drawings â€“ now fully animated and brought to life â€“ into the onscreen action. A parade starts as Mickey leads the guestsâ€™ drawings in a march across the screens around the dining room. The animation of the drawings becomes increasingly more elaborate, and then the drawings step into scenes from beloved Disney movies and skip, skate and dance side-by-side with characters such as Mickey Mouse, Jiminy Cricket, Cinderella and Snow White. At the conclusion of the show, Mickey returns to say â€œso longâ€ while credits roll on screen showing each guestâ€™s name listed as a guest animator. To commemorate the experience, guestsâ€™ drawings are returned to them â€¦ with an added touch: a golden seal proclaiming them an Official Disney Animator. Living Characters View attachment 9970 In Disneyâ€™s Oceaneer Club and Disneyâ€™s Oceaneer Lab youth areas, Disney characters come to life and interact with children in one-of-a-kind experiencesâ€¦ Crush, the animated sea turtle from the Disneyâ€¢Pixar motion picture â€œFinding Nemo,â€ and Stitch, the mischievous animated alien from the motion picture â€œLilo & Stitch,â€ appear on a 103-inch plasma screen. The characters chat, play and joke with kids in live, unrehearsed, personalized conversations, using sophisticated, voice-activated animation. Living Characters create â€˜Undersea Magicâ€™ The Living Characters fun continues at Animatorâ€™s Palate restaurant. Once guests are seated for dinner, the entire restaurant goes through a transformation as dinnertime is also show time for â€œUndersea Magic.â€ The transformation involves more than 100 wall-mounted LCD screens that switch to scenes of a vivid undersea environment â€“ as if the restaurant is transported to the ocean floor and the screens are windows providing views of a colorful coral reef and creatures that reside there. Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle from Disneyâ€¢Pixarâ€™s â€œFinding Nemo,â€ swims around the restaurant from â€œwindowâ€ to â€œwindow,â€ engaging in live impromptu interactions with guests. Magical Porthole View attachment 9971 The Disney Fantasy carries on the spirit of innovation with a cruise industry first for all 150 inside staterooms â€“ a â€œwindowâ€ to the world with a real-time view outside the shipâ€¦ Each room features a wall-mounted monitor framed to have the appearance of a porthole. The monitor displays a real-time video view outside the ship â€“ sometimes supplemented by a little â€œmagicâ€ in the form of animated Disney characters that â€œfly by,â€ such as Peach the starfish from the Disneyâ€¢Pixar film â€œFinding Nemo,â€ Dumbo the flying elephant and Mickey Mouse. High-definition cameras on the exterior of the ship feed the video to the monitors. Camera positions correspond with stateroom locations â€“ port or starboard, from bow to stern. Magic PlayFloor View attachment 9968 Disneyâ€™s Oceaneer Club and Disneyâ€™s Oceaneer Lab feature a Magic PlayFloor, a cruise-industry first that blends the latest in gaming technology with Disneyâ€™s panache for storytellingâ€¦ Located in the main gathering space in both venues, the interactive floor allows children to engage in group activities where their movements control the action. The PlayFloor is designed with 16 light pads on the perimeter that detect motion and location and trigger actions. There are 28 monitors integrated with one another to create a grid display 15 feet by 15 feet on the center of the PlayFloor. The games are thematically tied to Disney stories and characters â€“ to everything from â€œCarsâ€ and â€œTronâ€ to â€œPeter Panâ€ and â€œThe Princess and the Frog.â€ Youth counselors use the Magic PlayFloor during storytelling activities where children fly over the streets of London with Peter Pan, help their frog feast on a bug banquet, leap over lasers with Stitch, race a car like Lightning McQueen and step into the world of Tron. Skyline View attachment 9974 On the Disney Fantasy, adult guests step into a world thatâ€™s all their own at Europa â€“ a nighttime entertainment district exclusively for guests 18 and older that features sophisticated bars and lounges inspired by the very best in European travel. Skyline is a chic bar that provides ever-changing birds-eye views of stunning city skylines. The venueâ€™s nine â€œwindows to the worldâ€ are actually 65-inch LCD screens that depict different locales in panorama. Guests glimpse ever-changing views of spectacular cities such as Paris, London, Barcelona, Florence, Athens, Budapest and St. Petersburg. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact one of travel agents.