We have sailed many times on the Magic and the Wonder. We feel at home on each ship. We decided on our trip to Florida, we would give the Dream a chance. We found that at the port, there were no pictures with Captain Mickey. My grandchildren were very sad. When we boarded, we were basically pushed on as there were large crowds getting on at the same time. During the cruise, the crew seemed too busy trying to keep up with the large amount of space and passengers. The stores were very Ho Hum and the people there were grumpy. The waiters had too many tables and were not able to spend time with us like before.
The ship is too large and not as intimate as the older ones. The kids club was overrun with kids and had TOO much room to roam, there were NO bars open, we had to really look for one, the pools were not "fun", and there were none of the exciting activities we are used to. I understand this was a short cruise, we always do the 7 day cruises, but that should not be an excuse.
When we were in Nassau, we pulled in beside the Magic and it was amazing the amount of people who were heard saying they wished they were on he instead!
Disney is STILL magic, however!!!