It’s All in the Details: The Atrium Lobby of the Disney Fantasy Decorated for Christmas

The lobby atrium is one of my favorite locations on each ship.  Last week, we were lucky enough to be sailing on the Disney Fantasy during her first holiday season.  The first thing you will see as you enter the lobby while your family is announced is the gorgeous, albeit unlit, Christmas tree flanking Royal Court.  The atrium does not come alive until later in the evening during King Triton’s Tree Lighting Decree.  I was a bit worried that the lights would be turned off each night making it nearly impossible to photograph the lobby without anyone around.  Thankfully, my worries were all for not.  Early Sunday morning, the little lights remained twinkling justifying my early wake up.

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Tree

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Most of the time, the piano is covered when not in use, but on this morning the cover was missing and the glossy top generated a spectacular reflection.

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations Piano Reflecti

Flapper (Mademoiselle) Minnie is surrounded by holiday cheer in a sea of green and gold.

Mademoiselle Minnie's Christmas Tree

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Minnie’s view of the atrium.

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations Minnie's POV

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations Grand Staircas

Unique Disney Fantasy Ornaments

The Christmas tree is decorated with custom ornaments pulled from the design details of the lobby.  This past July, Disney released a sneak peek of the Fantasy’s decorations and looking back at the video there appear to be some slight tweaks made to the ornaments.

Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Tree Details

The atrium’s overall design is inspired by a peacock.  The peacock ornament design was primarily pulled from the elevator cage with it’s feathers derived from the carpet.
Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations PeacockThe peacock ornament comes in two sizes.  The larger version is pictured below.  I was hoping Disney would mass produce these ornaments and sell them as part of this year’s holiday merchandise.
Disney Fantasy Peacock Ornament

The other unique ornament is inspired by the atrium lobby lights.Disney Fantasy Atrium Lights

This ornament saw a design change from this summers sneak peek. The final version has translucent plastic in place of a painted background.  After seeing these first hand it was a wonderful enhancement.

Disney Fantasy Light-Inspired Ornament

Depending where you stand, you can get a nice reflection of the chandelier in the center of the ornament.

Disney Fantasy Light-Inspired Ornament - Chandelier Reflection

The tree topper is also inspired by the atrium lights with its gold frame and crystal beads.

Disney Fantasy Christmas Tree Star

Do these decorations make you want to book a holiday cruise?

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5 thoughts on “It’s All in the Details: The Atrium Lobby of the Disney Fantasy Decorated for Christmas

  1. Erin

    Scott- These pictures are amazing! We are headed on our 2nd Disney Cruise over New Year’s (Fantasy Eastern Caribbean on Dec. 27). Do you happen to know whether Pirate night is the same night as NYE? I read somewhere that there are fireworks on NYE. Are there fireworks twice, or are the parties combined? Thank you!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Erin, This itinerary includes San Juan and based on past sailings of his same itinerary Pirate Night has been on day 4 – St Thomas. If this holds true for your sailing pirate night will be 12/30 with NYE the next night following your day in San Juan.

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  2. Dennis C

    We’re booked on the Dream for the 12/26 sailing this year but decided to go ‘all in’ for the following year and are booked on the Magic for the 12/23/15 Christmas Cruise.

    Christmas and a new Star Wars movie on the Disney Magic has me feeling like a little kid again.

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  3. Erin

    Thanks, Scott! These pictures make me excited – a mere 208 days to go! 😉 Do they light the tree for each “Christmas cruise” or is it just the first one? (In other words, is there a King Triton tree lighting ceremony on each holiday cruise?)

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