From the Disney Parks Blog

Last week, we announced some of the incredible new details you’ll find aboard the Disney Fantasy when she sets sail in late March 2012.

One element we haven’t told you about yet is the atrium lobby. If you’ve sailed with us before, you’re familiar with that fantastic feeling of excitement you get when you board the ship and enter into the lobby.

Differing from the Art Deco style of the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy lobby is inspired by Art Nouveau patterns – showcasing hues of vibrant blue, green, pink and gold that lend to the overall sophistication of this splendid space. A cascading chandelier made of stained glass and crystal beads illuminates the area from above.

Glamorous and graceful design elements are apparent throughout the Art Nouveau-inspired atrium lobby on the Disney Fantasy.

Each of our ships feature a statue of a Disney character cast in bronze. On the Disney Fantasy, the atrium statue is none other than Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse! Inspired by travel of the 1920s and 1930s, Minnie is dressed in vintage fashion with a parasol and steamer luggage at her side. Here’s a shot of Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse while still in development. Check it out…

Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse serves to welcome guests as they enter the atrium lobby of the Disney Fantasy.

You’ll be able to enter the newly designed Royal Court restaurant from the atrium lobby. The elegance continues once inside this beautiful dining room that draws inspiration from the classic Disney films “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

Royal Court on the Disney Fantasy is  full of ornate details, and is adorned with dazzling décor inspired by Disney princesses.

I know I can’t wait to step foot onboard, how about you? Keep your eye out for even more Disney Fantasy updates soon.