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.
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.
Flapper (Mademoiselle) Minnie is surrounded by holiday cheer in a sea of green and gold.
Minnie’s view of the atrium.
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.
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.
The 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.
The other unique ornament is inspired by the atrium lobby 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.
Depending where you stand, you can get a nice reflection of the chandelier in the center of the ornament.
The tree topper is also inspired by the atrium lights with its gold frame and crystal beads.
Do these decorations make you want to book a holiday cruise?