PHOTOS: Mickey’s Color Spin Dance Party Brings Bops to the Disney Dream
What’s the only thing that’s better than a deck party aboard a Disney cruise ship?
Answer: a 90s themed deck party aboard a Disney cruise ship!
Back in July, it was revealed that a brand new entertainment offering was due to set sail aboard the Disney Dream.
Promised to be filled with rainbows, classic Disney hits, our favorite characters, and the brightest jumpsuits you ever did see, we just knew that Mickey’s Color Spin Dance Party wasn’t one we wanted to miss!
Well, this month I was lucky enough to be aboard the Dream for it’s Northern European sailing, during which the dance party took place one evening aboard the cruise. Obviously, I attended, and took lots of photos from my spot on Deck 12 to share with you all here.
Keep reading to hear what I thought of the all-new offering, and see pictures from the show!
First, let’s just get our bearings. All performances of Mickey’s Color Spin Dance Party take place on the open Deck 11 aboard the Dream, exactly where the iconic Sail Away events take place at the start of each cruise.
It’s arguably the best place to have a dance aboard the ship, and we were thrilled to secure a viewing position from up on Deck 12!
For this particular performance, however, the Dream was sailing somewhere through Norway.
As you can tell, the sunset was amazing, offering the most beautiful landscape to admire as we waiting for the fun to start!
Prior to the show starting, the area had been cleared of loungers and the pools covered up, to allow for maximum on-deck dancing space.
The stage had been set with vivid banners, and entertainment Crew Members were dotted throughout the growing crowds, dancing and generally raising spirits high.
Also joining guests on deck were the phenomenal cruise directors Carly and Chris, and a few other cruise officers.
Watching them watch the show really proved to me how beloved this new entertainment offering was among the crew – as even these senior staffers were singing along word-for-word, and pulling off all the dance moves to perfection!
After a quick karaoke session to Into the Unknown, (what better way to warm up when you’re in Norway?) the show was ready to start.
Then, the whole upper decks of the ship became alive with music, color, and Disney magic. Mickey, Minnie, and the gang all ran to the stage to welcome guests – with Mickey wearing perhaps the coolest sparkly tracksuit I think I’ve ever seen!
So, how did this dance party on deck work?
Well, for the show, each of the characters was assigned a different color. A color wheel was spun at the start of each round, and whichever shade it landed on determined who got to pick the next song, and perform a fabulous dance routine to match!
As you can probably expect, only the best beats from the Disney playlist appeared in this awesome, jukebox-style show.
Each one was remixed into the most awesome, disco-ready, 90’s-inspired bop, that this party was really a throwback like no other.
Alongside these remixes, the vivid jumpsuits and tracksuits really added to the throwback 90’s vibe of the show.
Even Max Goof appeared at one point, ready to sing I 2 I with his dad Goofy for the ultimate tribute to ’95!
However, it’s worth noting that it wasn’t just 90s Disney music that featured in this show. Older hits from movies such as Cinderella and The Jungle Book were also sung, as well as newer bops such as from High School Musical.
But, the style of the music and the awesome, pop band-inspired dancing really did make each song feel like a right blast from the past!
All throughout the high-energy performance, guests were busy dancing on deck – including myself up at the back on Deck 12!
What can I say, a throwback Disney disco under a Norwegian sunset really is the place to be!
For myself, a personal highlight of the show was watching Chip and Dale bust some classic boyband moves, to inspired remixes of “Be Prepared” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” Who knew they had such a villainous side?
The dancers in this show were also spectacular, and really added to the party spirit throughout the deck. I couldn’t praise the show highly enough!
It’s worth noting that, on many of the European sailings undertaken by Disney Cruise Line, firework shows are not taking place. We’re happy to say this deck party provides a fun, vibrant alternative for guests to enjoy while at sea.
At the moment, Mickey’s Color Spin Dance Party can only be enjoyed on select itineraries aboard the Disney Dream. However, as the show has clearly been so well-received by guests, we’re hopeful to see it blast on to the other ships in the fleet, for more guests to enjoy very soon.
Be sure to check out the entertainment offerings on board during your next cruise – and we hope you have a magical time!