Disney Cruise Line announces Pixar themed cruises!
by Leah Zanolla
May 30, 2012
The Pacific Coast cruises on 9/16, 23, 30, and 10/7/12 will be the first Pixar-themed cruises for Disney Cruise Line. These seven-day cruises on the Disney Wonder set sail from Los Angeles and stop in the ports of San Francisco, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico before returning to Los Angeles.
There will be a variety of onboard activities revolving around Pixar, including meet and greets with characters not normally seen onboard the ships. Guests will be able to meet over a dozen of their favorite characters, including Mr. Incredible, Remy, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, in meet and greet areas, as well as several Pixar-themed dance parties in the ship's lobby.
Fans of the films will appreciate the behind the scenes look at Pixar's creative process with artists and filmmakers from their Animation Studio. Guests can see how the newest film "Brave" was made, as well as check out footage from future films not yet released. A Pixar art exhibit will display "storyboards, character sketches, environment paintings, maquettes, and concept art" from the films. The collection is rarely seen outside of the Pixar Studios.
Need to catch up on your Pixar films? All of the films, including the animated shorts, will be shown onboard in the theaters. Guests will even be able to see the premiere of "Finding Nemo 3D" while onboard! Disney Cruise Line's popular "Toy Story the Musical" will be shown as part of the ship's nighttime entertainment.
As a reminder of their special cruise, each stateroom will take home commemorative lithograph from Pixar artist and "Brave" co-director/screenwriter Steve Purcell.