Yes, I’ve made it up to Part 6! I didn’t plan to write this much, but I’ve received some really nice feedback from you and I keep finding more and more features to geek out about!
Today’s post will be about AquaDuck, a 765-foot water slide that will only be found on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy (when the Fantasy is commissioned later this month). They’re the only cruise ships in the world with complete water slides on board. I had to wait until my waterproof camera pictures were developed to do this one and I’m so excited about it! AquaDuck starts inside the rear funnel and travels from the aft of the ship towards the bow, then goes under the front funnel (behind the Funnel Vision screen) and then continues back toward the aft of the ship, depositing you right at the bottom of the stairs so you can hop right back in line!
If you’ve been to a water park, then there’s little more to be said about the ride. It’s a standard inner tube-type of ride. It’s a lot of fun! I like how Disney (again) puts the kids first by allowing VERY young children to ride with a grownup. I don’t think there’s a minimum size to ride, I saw kids as young as three years old riding with adults. My sons were allowed to ride alone, they are both taller than 44″.
I want to share some other fun things that make AquaDuck really cool for a Disney Geek like me.
I was also fascinated with the conveyor machine that transports the rafts back up to the top of the ride. You can see it behind the kids in this picture:
I took this waterproof camera with me to get some pictures of the ride itself, such as the trip through the forward funnel, but the ride was so exciting I forgot I had the camera with me till the very end. I got this picture, but then found out that due to safety concerns, no cameras are allowed on the ride.
Coming next — one more post about the cruise! I plan to bare my soul a little and discuss the onboard credit account and offer some tips on how to keep your cruise spending under control.