Live Stage Shows

List of Past and Present Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-caliber, Disney-themed live shows.  These shows are performed aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, and the Disney Fantasy in the Walt Disney Theatre.  Some live stage shows are available on multiple ships.  If you cannot make the show, check your stateroom TV guide for viewing in your stateroom.

During longer itineraries the Walt Disney Theatre will play host to guest performers or screen one of Disney’s latest theatrical release movies.

Current Disney Cruise Line Shows

A Fantasy Come True   Yes
March 2012 – Present
All Aboard: Let the Magic BeginYes*Yes*  
An Unforgettable Journey   Yes
March 2012 – December 2019
And The Award Goes to… Yes
March 2020
Beauty and the Beast  Yes
November 8, 2017
Be Our Guest Variety Show Yes*  
Disney Dreams – An Enchanted ClassicYes
2003 – Present
2003 –  Present
Disney Seas the Adventure   Yes
June 2022
Disney The Little MermaidYes
June 2022
Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular   Yes
March 2012 – Present
August 2022
Disney’s Believe  Yes
Jan 2011 – Present
March 2012 – Present
Farwell Show   Yes
January 2020 – Present
Frozen, A Musical Spectacular Yes
November 2016 – Present
October 26, 2019 – Present
Remember the Magic: A Final FarewellYes*Yes*  
Tangled: The MusicalYes
November 2015 – Present
The Golden Mickeys Yes
September 2003 – Present
The Golden Mickeys: A Timeless Tribute  Yes
Jan 2011 – Present
Subtitled: A Timeless Tribute
Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella StoryYes
2005 – Present
Walt Disney: The Dream Goes OnYes*
2010 – Present
Disney’s Once Upon a SongYes*   
*some itineraries

Retired Disney Cruise Line Shows

Discover the MagicYes   
Disney – The Art of the Story Yes
July 2016
Disney Wishes   March 2012 – September 6, 2019
Hercules: The Muse-icalYes
July 1998 – 2005
August 1999 – March 2008
Morty the Magnificent2003   
Muppets Ahoy! July 2006  
Toy Story – The Musical Yes
March 2008 – September 2016
Villains Tonight!March 20, 2010 – November 2015  Jan 2011 – August 7, 2017 
Voyage of the Ghost ShipYes
July 1998 – ???
Welcome Aboard! Variety Show2003   

54 Replies to “Live Stage Shows”

  1. Louise W

    I wonder if they would ever consider re-running a retired show? We saw Hercules: The Muse-ical on our first two sailings and loved it!

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      I only saw Hercules once, but a revised Muppet show would be a great idea for an opening night variety show. It would be easy to plug in the special guests such as Knight Magic.

  2. Jane

    How often do the live show itineraries change? We are thinking of booking our second cruise on the fantasy but are hesitant only because the live show schedule appears to be the same as it was almost 2 years ago? Does it ever change? Thanks so much for your input!

    1. Melissa

      We’ve cruised on the Disney Fantasy 3 times (2012 & 2014 & 2016) and have seen the same shows everytime. We are cruising on the Fantasy again in 2020 and would love to see something new but expect to see the same.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Cindy, You do not need to reserve seats or a showtime. The live shows are included in the price of the cruise. Lines do form prior to the show as seats are first come first serve and saving of seats is discouraged.

  3. Tttta

    I was just on the fantasy january 25-1 and loved aladdin and wishes but I can’t find a cast list anywhere I would love to know who the actors are.

  4. Jen

    Does anyone know what order the shows play in on a 4 night cruise? We’re trying to schedule Remy, but I really want to see the Villains show.

  5. Christine C.

    The Villians show on the Dream was the BEST show we saw on our cruise! The cast member who played Hades when we were there was so amazing!

  6. Mindy

    Any idea how often they replace the shows? I have friends who were on the Wonder in 10/13 and want to do an Alaskan cruise this summer, but are afraid the shows will be exactly the same..

  7. Melissa

    We are sailing for the 3rd time on the Disney Fantasy summer 2016. Do you think there will be any new shows by then? We saw the same ones summer 2014 that we saw summer 2012. They are great but would like to see something new.

    1. Amber

      I agree, it’s time for something new. We skipped all the shows this past November. 3 times on the Fantasy and no new shows. The only way to see something new is to switch ships but then the problem for me is that the the spas are outdated and I love and need the Rainforest….uggg So I am going to bite the bullet and go on the Magic next to see Tangled. Thankfully I love to hang out in Keys.

  8. sam

    Since the ships are usually running 7 days a week, the turn around in the home port is too short to uninstall an old show and install a new one. As a result if the ship has not entered a dry dock situation since your last cruise, it is highly unlikely for the shows to have changed.

  9. MelH

    Any chance the Tangled show will ever be brought to a different ship? We are hoping to go late Spring 2017 but so far it looks like the Magic is only sailing out of San Juan! 🙁 We were hoping to do Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral.

  10. JSH

    Any chance I can find out the time and schedule of each show? so far my search turned up nothing? I need to know the times to schedule dinner on Fantasy cruise 7 night East carib.

  11. Jonathan Greenfield

    On the Dream, 3-night cruise, do you get all 3 shows? {Believe, Golden Mickey’s, Villains Tonight}

  12. Fara Mickiewicz

    Does the Wonder ship has more than one show as well? We are currently on a waiting list for early dining and we are hoping we don’t miss the shows. We sail Friday after Thanksgiving 2016. Thank you!

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Fara, there are two dinner seatings. If you have main dining your show time will be after dinner. If you have late dinner, you will go to a show then eat. You will not miss them due to the dinner seating time.

  13. Fara Mickiewicz

    One more question (you hope). Do we have to make reservations on any particular activity like character breakfast or pictures with the different characters?

  14. Mark

    Scott, any thoughts on which shows will be on the 3-night Fantasy sailing 5/17/17? Has anything been published as to any show changes during the dry dock?

  15. Odette

    I’m so upset that they will be replacing ‘Villains Tonight’ with ‘Beauty and The Beast’. Nothing against the latter but ‘Villains Tonight’ is so good and funny! Thankfully, we’ll be going on Halloween on the High Seas this year to see it one last time. (Rather they had replaced the Golden Mickey’s, lol).

  16. Meagan

    Scott, I know that Villains Tonight! has already ended but what is now showing in place of it till the new Beauty and the Beast show debuts? Haven’t seen any current Navigators. Thanks!

  17. Brittany Beier

    We are just trying to book a few things and want to be available for the shows. What times are the shows normally at? Is there anywhere that I can find a schedule. We are going Jan 6, 2018 on Fantasy !!

  18. chantranclan

    Hello, it’s Marcus again, I just want to say that my 2008 navigators have the show: “Remember the Magic: A Final Farewell”, and I was wondering if that show is still playing on the Magic/Wonder. Could you please help me on this one?

  19. Troy

    Are there any rumors on the dreamvine of the Wonder being pixie dusted with a new show? Dreams is already 15 years old, and the Golden Mickeys is nearly 20. My wife and I will be on the Wonder next Spring for an Alaskan cruise. When or how long in advance would they announce upcoming changes? It seems that quite a few were changed out after just 5 to 8 years.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      DCL went through a period of making a unique, single franchise production for each ship. Tangled, Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, and to a lesser extent Aladdin. I recently heard some rumblings of a Toy Story something, but nothing that points directly to a stage production.

      1. Troy

        Hey Scott, if you have any connections pass on this idea to the imagineers. Replace the Dreams stage show onboard the Wonder and the Twice Charmed show on the Magic with a Star Wars and Marvel stage shows (different show on each). But let each one come with a twist where the World of Disney Magic (characters) help save the day in their respective universes. This could give a continual draw of Marvel and Star Wars fans to the cruise line beyond the special sailings, and at the same time let the fans of all three Worlds (Disney, Marvel, Star Wars) enjoy a crossover event. I love crossover tv episodes; why not stage shows.

  20. troyfus

    With the extended shutdown due to Covid, are there any rumors about new stage shows, the same ones, or will they be put on hiatus like the parks? My wife and I have a sailing coming up in February, and we’re just curious as to what to expect.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.