When Disney Dream launches in January 2011, it will feature the world’s first-of-its-kind shipboard water coaster–the AquaDuck, which will sweep guests away on an exhilarating high-speed flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops, uphill acceleration, and river rapids–all while traversing the upper decks of the ship. ABC television's "Good Morning America" got an exclusive first look and shares their first ride. While you have to listen to a brief advertisement before the video begins, it's a behind the scenes look at what should prove to be one of the most popular attractions at sea. In addition to virtually taking the exciting ride with GMA, you can register to win a cruise in the Disney Dream Cruise Giveaway. Ten lucky winners will each be able to bring up to three friends or family members along with them!
And, no offense to the television video crew, but here's an even better look at how terrific the coaster will be as Disney crewmembers give it a "test" spin.
You may notice that the riders are wearing wetsuits. Remember, the ship is still in Germany and winter is fast approaching. Once the ship is sailing from Port Canaveral, all you'll need is a bathing suit and nerves of steel to face the 765-foot long ride that starts out at the funnel 160-ft above sea level. Two passengers at a time can ride on the dinghy as it shoots through a clear plastic tube that extends 13 feet over the side of the ship at one point. We hope Disney Dream's littlest guests won't be disappointed that they are unable to ride the coaster unless they are over 48 inches tall.