Disney Cruise Line Stateroom Television Channel Lineup & On-Demand Offerings

There is so much to do on a Disney Cruise and the various ports of call, that television and on-demand offerings may be the last thing on your mind, but if you are looking for something to watch there is a treasure trove of content available. Well, at least on the Dream class ships as the stateroom entertainment offerings vary drastically by ship class. The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have interactive on demand programing while the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder just have old school tv with special channels looping through various programing and movies. All the ships include a selection of films in Spanish along with content from Disney Junior Latin, Disney Channel Latin and Disney XD Latin.

Disney Fantasy Stateroom TV Main Menu

On-Demand Selections

DCL’s on-demand programing is exclusive to the Dream & Fantasy with titles grouped into categories. Hollywood features include newish releases that are not “Disney” movies. The other movie titles are what you’d expect to see on a Disney ship within the following categories Live Action, DisneyNature, Animation, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Channel Original Movies. Additionally, there are Disney Shorts such as Frozen Fever, documentaries from ESPN and short clips from Good Morning America. There does seem to be one category missing… Lucasfilm, although it could be an oversight or a right issue although Lucas retains digital distribution rights to the Star Wars films (page 13). Regardless, neither the Star Wars or Indiana Jones films are available on demand. I really only thought about this omission while on the Fantasy after the realization they had the Star Wars Day at Sea cruises earlier in the year and all be expanding the offering in 2017. Although, during those cruises the Saga was screened in the theatre.

Below are a list of films within each category as we experienced during our June 2016 cruise on the Disney Fantasy.

Hollywood Features
as of June 2016

  • Concussion
  • Creed
  • Creed (en Español)
  • Daddy’s Home
  • Daddy’s Home (en Español)
  • Gods of Egypt
  • High Strung
  • Midnight Special
  • Midnight Special (en Español)
  • Spectre
  • Spectre (en Español)

Animated

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Aladdin
  • Bambi
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Bolt
  • Cinderella
  • Dinosaur
  • Dumbo
  • Frozen
  • Hercules
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mulan
  • Oliver and Company
  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Planes
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • Pocahontas
  • Robin Hood
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • Tangled
  • Tarzan
  • The Aristocats
  • The Emperors New Groove
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Rescuerers
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • The Sword and the Stone
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Tinker Bell
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • Wreck-It Ralph

DisneyNature

  • Bears
  • Earth
  • Monkey Kingdom
  • Oceans

Pixar Movies

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Brave
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Monsters University
  • Ratatouille
  • The Incredibles
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Up
  • WALL-E

Live Action

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Every Hills Chihuahua
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Cinderella
  • College Road Trip
  • Cool Runnings
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Enchanted
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • Flubber
  • Freaky Friday
  • George of the Jungle
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • I Am Number Four
  • Ice Princess
  • Invincible
  • John Carter
  • Maleficent
  • Mary Poppins
  • McFarland, USA
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • Miracle
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • National Treasure
  • Need For Speed
  • Old Dogs
  • Oz The Great & Powerful
  • Pete’s Dragon (1977)
  • Pollyanna
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl (POTC 1)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest (POTC 2)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End (POTC 3)
  • Prince of Persia
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Remember the Titans
  • Saving Mr Banks
  • Sister Act
  • Sister Act 2
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Teenage Drama Queen
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • The Muppet Christmas Movie
  • The Muppets (2011)
  • The Parent Trap (1961)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • The Princess Diares
  • The Rookie
  • The Santa Clause
  • Timothy Green
  • Tomorrowland
  • Underdog
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Wild Hogs

Marvel Entertainment Films

  • Ant-Man
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Big Hero 6
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man 3
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Thor 2: The Dark World

Disney Documentaries

  • Pixar’s History
  • The Boys
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty

Disney Channel Original Movies

  • Bad Hair Day
  • Cloud 9
  • Descendants
  • High School Musical
  • How to Build a Better Boy
  • Teen Beach Movie
  • Teen Beach Movie 2
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Zapped

Disney Shorts

  • Bad Ear Day
  • Croissant de triomphe
  • Dog Show
  • Frozen Fever
  • Gasp!
  • Ghoul Friend
  • New York Weenie
  • No Service
  • Panda-Omnium
  • Staying’ cool
  • Tokyo Go
  • Yodel berg

ESPN Documentaries

  • Billiards
  • Classic Fights
  • Crossfit Games
  • ESPN 30 for 30
  • ESPN’s History of Cricket
  • International Poker
  • NFL’s Greatest Games
  • Super Bowl Highlights
  • Winter X Games

Good Morning America at Sea

  • GMA @ Sea

Stateroom TV Channel Guide

Below are channel lists from the Disney Fantasy (June 2016) and Disney Wonder (May 2016). For the sake of keeping things simple, I am going to stick with channel guides based on ship class. There could very well be differences between the Magic & Wonder and Dream & Fantasy. Depending on the ships location some of the TV stations may not be available either because of poor satellite reception or they do not have the rights to show the channel. That’s right, we’ve been in ports where Disney owned ESPN is not available due to broadcast rights. Additionally, you may be able to request other stations in the bars as they have access to additional channels not available in the stateroom. This is a common occurrence during big sporting events like the Olympics, Super Bowl, MLB World Series, NBA Playoffs, NCAA March Madness and World Cup to name a few for SEO purposes!

Dream Class TV Channels (Source: Disney Fantasy)

Disney Fantasy Stateroom TV Channel Listing

  • 1   Today’s Activites
  • 2   Character Appearance Schedule
  • 3   Bridge View
  • 4   Bridge Report (Map)
  • 5   Onboard Information
  • 6   Adventures By Disney
  • 7   Disney Vacation Club
  • 8   Future Cruise Information
  • 9   Port and Shopping Presentation
  • 10 Port Adventure Information
  • 11 ABC
  • 12 Disney Channel
  • 13 ESPN
  • 14 ESPN 2
  • 15 Prime US
  • 16 Fox News
  • 17 CNBC
  • 18 BBC World News
  • 19 MSNBC
  • 20 Special Events
  • 21 Company Clips
  • 22 Music Videos
  • 23 Walt Disney Theatre Shows
  • 24 Disney Mickey Mouse Cartoons
  • 25 Jazz Music
  • 26 Classical Music
  • 27 Pop Music
  • 28 Disney Music Videos
  • 29 Sports Events

Magic Class TV Channels (Source: Disney Wonder)

Disney Wonder Stateroom TV Channels

  • 18.0 Inside Disney
  • 19.1 Entertainment Guide
  • 20.1 Stateroom TV Guide
  • 21.1 Voyage Map
  • 22.1 Safety Information / Ship Tips / Debark Talk
  • 22.2 Virtual Tours
  • 22.3 Port Adventures Information
  • 22.4 Mickey Mouse Cartoons / Naturalist Presentation
  • 22.5 Adventures by Disney
  • 22.6 Disney Vacation Planning Information
  • 22.7 Disney Vacation Club
  • 23.1 Disney Animated Features
  • 23.2 Disney Animated Classics
  • 23.3 Disney Live Action Features
  • 23.4 Disney•Pixar Features
  • 23.5 Disney Channel Original Movies
  • 23.6 Disney Documentaries
  • 23.7 Disney Channel Music Videos
  • 23.8 Marvel Entertainment Films
  • 24.1 Walt Disney Theatre Presentations
  • 24.2 Disney Channel Sitcoms
  • 24.3 Hit Music Videos
  • 24.4 Company Clips
  • 24.5 GMA @ Sea
  • 24.6 Walt Disney Theatre Shows
  • 24.7 Port and Shopping Information
  • 25.1 View from the Bridge
  • 25.2 Disney Junior Series
  • 25.3 Disney Channel
  • 25.4 Disney XD Series
  • 25.5 ESPN
  • 25.6 EPSN 2
  • 25.7 ESPN Documentaries
  • 25.8 Special Events Channel One
  • 26.1 Buena Vista Theater Movie Guide
  • 28.4 Disney Junior (en Español)
  • 28.5 Disney Channel (en Español)
  • 28.6 Disney XD (en Español)
  • 29.1 ABC
  • 29.2 Discovery Channel
  • 29.3 Fox News
  • 29.4 BBC World News
  • 29.5 CNBC
  • 29.6 MSNBC
  • 29.7 Prime US
  • 29.8 Special Events Channel Two

Sense the Classic ships do not have on-demand technology in the staterooms there are additional channels that loop Featured films. Below are the featured films from the Disney Wonder’s 2016 Westbound Panama Canal cruise and the movies listed during the August 8th Alaskan cruise (WBPC/Alaskan).

  • 27.1 Jem and the Holograms / Dad’s Army
  • 27.2 —- / My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • 27.3 Daddy’s Home / Barbershop, The Next Cut
  • 27.4 Creed / Midnight Special
  • 27.5 Spectre / Concussion
  • 27.6 Everest / Divergent Series” Allegiant Pt One
  • 28.1 Daddy’s Home (en Español)/ Dad’s Army (en Español)
  • 28.2 Creed (en Español) / My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (en Español)
  • 28.3 Spectre (en Español) / Barbershop, The Next Cut (en Español)
  • 28.4 —- / Midnight Special (en Español)
  • 28.5 —- / Concussion (en Español)
  • 28.6 —-/ Gods of Egypt

It is important to remember that the program schedules and title selection can and will change without notice. This post represents a snapshot in time based on stateroom tv information from the Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy from May/August and June 2016 respectively. Additionally, the television channel availability and signal reception is not always guaranteed due to the weather.

14 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Stateroom Television Channel Lineup & On-Demand Offerings

  1. Rusty

    We really enjoy the on-demand option on the Dream and Fantasy. Just wish they could update the Magic and Wonder with the same system.

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      If they didn’t do it during the Magic’s re-imagination, I doubt they will do it on the Wonder this fall. It would be nice if I was wrong, but I thought I remember hearing why they didn’t back in 2013. I know they didn’t put in magical portholes because of space and having to add more wiring, or at least that is what was stated.

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      1. Rusty

        I’m sure they won’t do the Wonder, wouldn’t make since to do one and not the other. Excited to see the re-imagination in December. Thanks for all you do for us DCL lovers!!

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  2. Jenny Kronzer

    We just left the Dream and were disappointed to see that the only on demand cartoons were the new Japanese Manga type Mickey cartoons. Our boys always enjoyed the classic Mickey,Donald, Goofy ones from the 40s and 50s in past cruises. These new ones are very strange.

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  3. ImprovGal

    I really miss the availability of ABC Family (now Freeform) shows. Sometime last year, they took the loop channel off the classic ships. And now I see that it’s not in your on-demand list for Dream/Fantasy. 🙁 I’ve enjoyed catching some new-to-me shows and even ended up buying seasons on iTunes to watch the rest of the episodes. It would be nice to have the ABC shows back in loop/on-demand as well to have some more options, particularly on the longer sailings. I don’t cruise to watch tv, but I enjoy having the tv on when I wind down at night or get going in the morning.

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  4. AZ

    I’m actually disappointed they removed “Walt: The Man Behind the Myth” it seems odd that Disney would remove the only documentary they had in their line up about the man that started it all. Here’s hoping they atleast replace it with last year’s PBS special on Walt.

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  5. Matt

    Where is the ABC feed from? I’ve been on Carnival cruises where the network feeds came out of Miami and those came in handy when it came to planning for the weather when we got back

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  6. nancy

    DCL used to print up a list of movies being looped on tv and the channels and start times. On the wonder April 2017 there was no tv channel guide to the movies. Guest services said they do not have a typed one or know how to get that info. On the TV we could not see the name or description of the movie playing or find the start times. The menu and info buttons on the remote did nothing to help. So we would see “some” movie playing -not knowing the name, or when to catch the beginning. Only if we happened to check a tv channel after a movie ended and before its next start time did the screen show the movie’s info and start times. Does anyone know if this info is somwhere? Seems like a poor system! Thanks!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Nancy, this is the way it is on the classic ships. Unless you can get someone from guest services to provide a list of stateroom movies you are on your own trying to figure it out.

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  7. Parker Lerdal

    Hey there so last month I went on a Disney Dream on the 18th of October so I went on Demand because the 1941 film Dumbo is missing and I send a picture on Twitter!

    Reply

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