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Jan 05

Building the Disney Dream: A Look Back

The Disney Dream will arrive at Florida’s Port Canaveral tomorrow, completing a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean that stretched approximately 6,500 miles.

With great partnership between Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering and built by skilled craftsmen at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet is a marvelous realization of many dreams. Let’s take a look back:

Construction began in March 2009 with the first piece of steel cut for the scrollwork on her bow, a pattern that evokes the classic ocean liners of the 1930s.

Steel is Cut for the Bow of the Disney Dream

She celebrated her keel laying in August 2009 and in June 2010 the ship’s final building block was attached, including the golden scrollwork.

The Final Building Block is Attached to the Disney Dream

In October, the ship finally left dry dock and floated out into the shipyard harbor to the delight of the many spectators who came out to witness her public debut.

The Disney Dream Floats Out in Papenburg, Germany

From keel laying to float out, 430 days elapsed to bring the Disney Dream to life. Here they are in 30 seconds!

If only her sister ship, the Disney Fantasy, could be built in 30 seconds…

via Disney Cruise Line « Disney Parks Blog.