January 4, 2011 – The Disney Dream Arrives at Port Canaveral
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Disney Dream home to her expanded terminal facility.” – Port Canaveral CEO J. Stanley Payne
On January 4, 2011, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream, arrived at its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida, for the first time. The ship would take off on its maiden voyage a few weeks later on January 26, and would sail on cruises to the Bahamas. The creation of the ship necessitated an economic boost for the area, as almost 450 jobs would be created, along with the construction of new terminal and dock areas for the ship.