One of the new water features on the Disney Fantasy is the AquaLab -- an 1,800 sq. ft. water play zone for families.
As the story goes, AquaLab was created by Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and features a variety of water “experiments” designed to drench the whole family. This new zone is near the entrance of the AquaDuck water coaster, and part of the fun for little ones is pretending that they are controlling the temperature and speed of the ride with all of the cranks and knobs in the water play area.
I think the AquaLab is a great addition to the Disney Fantasy because there is an in-between age where kids are too small to ride the AquaDuck, and a little too big for Nemo's Reef -- though there are no specific age limits for either of these spaces, children must be at least 42" to ride the AquaDuck with an adult.
The AquaLab is a great way to cool off after a hot day in port or at sea. Families can roam the area together, playing with water jets and sprays. Overhead, there are "dump bucket" features ensuring everyone gets wet!
Here are some pictures of the AquaLab from our recent Disney Fantasy cruise:
Special thanks to Disney Cruise Line for hosting my family on the Disney Fantasy Inaugural Media Preview Cruise. All opinions are my own.
I've been to other water parks that have this same idea of a kid friendly area where a family can all appreciate fun and get wet. I really like those kind of areas because you can easily determine how wet you get, plus there are easy ways to entertain kids while easily keeping an eye on them. It seems like Disney did a good thing to find a middle ground between the very little kids and the bigger kids. I'm sure the dump bucket is a big hit- it usually is!
Disney did a great job in designing this water play area. It will keep kids of all ages entertained-- including me, while I'm playing with my kids! 🙂