The third edition of S.S. Member Cruise
2006 Cruise News has sailed your way! In this edition, we'll
talk with the leader of Disney Vacation Club about why he's looking
forward to our journey, share more about our voyage's daily themes,
and give you the inside scoop on a swashbuckling Guest Speaker
who'll be joining us onboard the Disney Wonder®.
Making your day
you sailed aboard the S.S. Member Cruise last year, you know that
part of what makes our event so special is the unique daily themes.
This year, we'll be "Celebrating Disney Milestones," with each day
dedicated to celebrating a different part of the Disney magic.
Disney Vacation Club
The first day of our
cruise will celebrate milestones that hit close to "home"—Disney
Vacation Club milestones, of course! Get ready to enjoy an all-day
birthday party once you're onboard, starting with the festive
"birthday gifts" you'll discover in your stateroom. Then, search for
hidden Disney Vacation Club references that we've placed around the
ship, or just relax and reminisce with family and friends as we
celebrate the 15th anniversary of our community.
This is a
banner year for Disney Movies, including both the anniversaries of
classic Disney films and the debuts of new favorites like
Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
For Day 2, we'll roll out the red carpet to celebrate some of our
favorite Disney Movies, with Guest Speakers and a live performance
of "The Golden Mickeys" providing the lights, camera, and action.
Also, be sure to pack your best buccaneer attire for a rowdy
sketched out several exclusive events for our day at sea, as we look
back on the rich history of Disney Animation. As part of our
celebration of animation milestones, you can take part in fun
onboard activities, enjoy extraordinary themed drinks, and hear from
Guest Speakers who have helped to create animated Disney characters.
You may even be able to meet a world-renowned Disney Character
Artist—a Guest who will be revealed in the coming weeks!
prefer to wish upon a star or sing along to "Hakuna Matata," you'll
love Day 4 of our journey, a celebration of classic Disney Music.
Start your day on a high note by joining your friends and neighbors
for a Member Group Photo on Castaway Cay. And at night, don't miss
your chance to experience a one-of-a-kind musical performance that
will honor beloved Disney songs from the past and present.
Looking back with Jim
Members aren't the only ones excited about our
upcoming cruise. The S.S. Member Cruise also has become a cherished
tradition for Jim Lewis, President of Disney Vacation Club. Jim says
he's particularly excited about this year's theme, "Celebrating
"We often hear how Disney Vacation Club has helped Members add a
bit of magic to family milestones, so we looked at our 15th
anniversary as a terrific opportunity to celebrate this Member
milestone as a community, along with other great moments in Disney
history," Jim says. "Disney milestones hold special places in the
hearts of fans around the world, and I'm looking forward to
celebrating these moments with the most passionate Disney fans on
Join Jim for an exclusive event during our voyage, where he'll
talk more about Disney milestones and look back at some of his
favorite Disney moments.
Read up me hearties, yo ho
help us celebrate during the S.S. Member Cruise 2006, we've invited
some exciting Guest Speakers to come aboard. We're especially
pleased to welcome Jason Surrell, a Disney Imagineer who wrote the
book on pirates—literally!
As a show writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Jason brings an
insider's perspective to his book Pirates of the Caribbean: From
the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, an in-depth look at the beloved
attraction and film franchise. While writing the book, Jason had
behind-the-scenes access to the Disney Theme Parks, explored the
Disney Archives, and visited the Pirates of the Caribbean
movie sets during production. Dead men tell no tales—but we're sure
Jason will bring a number of stories to enlighten and entertain any
Jason also will appear for book signings during the cruise, so be
sure to pack your copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: From the
Magic Kingdom to the Movies.
Full speed ahead
our voyage approaches, keep an eye out for more editions of S.S.
Member Cruise 2006 Cruise News. In upcoming editions, we'll talk
with other celebrity Guests and give you a sneak peek of more
special onboard activities!
See you real soon,