QUESTION: Which of the following is not the name of one of the ships in the Disney fleet (yet)?
A) Disney Delight
B) Disney Dream
C) Disney Wonder
D) Disney Magic
So, you might wonder why the American Treasure Tour blog would honor the Disney Cruise Lines when we don't have the space for an actual cruise ship inside our building. Okay, with 1,200,000 square feet, we might actually be able to fit one in here, but it's not especially practical. Well, believe it or not, we do have a banner advertising a cruise on display in our Toy Box. You will have to come and see it, as well as the other amazing pieces on display here. Since we have spent this week talking about Disney, though, we figured we would continue our trend.
Disney began dabbling in the cruise line industry as early as 1985, giving approval to Premier Cruise Lines to use their characters at sea. When that relationship ended in 1993, Disney approached both Carnival and Royal Caribbean, but could come up with no agreement. So, rather than continue shopping around, Disney announced they would build their own brand. They commissioned the Disney Magic and Wonder. They also purchased an island in the Bahamas and named it Castaway Cay. The first cruise happened in 1998, and they have been going strong ever since. So strong, in fact, that two more ships were constructed and introduced in 2011 and 2012. Since then, Disney has announced construction of two more as yet unnamed ships expected to join the fleet in 2021 and 2023.
ANSWER: A) Disney Delight. The fourth ship is the Fantasy.