Disney Cruise Water Slides: The Ultimate Guide

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Disney cruise ships feature some fantastic water slides for kids and adults alike. From small slides that are just for kids to thrilling water coasters that whizz over the edge of the ship and drop down as many as four decks, Disney cruise ships have a slide for everyone.

But, the slides are different on each ship. If you’re wondering which water slides you’ll find on each Disney cruise ship, you’ll find all the info here.

AquaMouse
Photo: Disney Cruise Line

I’ve also included the height and age requirements to ride on each of the slides, as well as some videos so that you can see what to expect before you board your cruise.

Which Disney ships have water coasters or body slides?

Every Disney cruise ship has at least one water slide. There are a total of nine water slides across the Disney Cruise Line fleet, with some ships featuring two or three water slides. Some of these are just for kids, but some can be enjoyed by the whole family.

On Disney cruise ships you can enjoy both relaxing and thrilling body slides as well as water coasters that require you to you sit in an inflatable raft to ride.

The table below shows which water slides feature on each ship…

Disney MagicDisney WonderDisney DreamDisney FantasyDisney Wish
AquaDuck
AquaDunk
AquaMouse
Mickey’s Slide
Slide-a-saurus Rex 
Mr. Ray Slide
Toy Story Toddler Slides
Twist ‘n’ Spout

Disney Magic Water Slides

Disney Magic has two water slides – The Twist ‘n’ Spout and the AquaDunk. The Twist ‘n’ Spout is a relaxing, kid-friendly waterslide, whereas the AquaDunk is a thrilling body slide that extends over the side of the ship.

Disney Magic Water Slide Requirements:

  • Twist ‘n’ Spout: Guests must be at least 38 inches tall
  • AquaDunk: Guests must be at least 48 inches tall

Twist ‘n’ Spout

Thrill Rating: 😬😬😬

You’ll find the Twist ‘n’ Spout slide in the AquaLab on board the Disney Magic as well as the Disney Wonder. This double-looping family waterslide twists in one direction and then the other, covering a distance of almost 250 feet!

The height requirement on the Twist ‘n’ Spout is only 38 inches, which means that most kids aged about four and over should be tall enough to ride. It’s also open for adults to ride and there’s no maximum weight.

AquaDunk

Thrill Rating: 😬😬😬😬

The AquaDunk is a thrilling body slide through a clear tube that extends over the side of the Disney Magic cruise ship.

Starting at the very top of the ship, 37 feet above the decks below, you’ll begin your ride by stepping into a loading capsule. Here, you’ll wait for the countdown before the floor drops away like a trap door! You’ll then whizz down 212 feet before splashing down three decks below.

Kids must be at least 48 inches to ride Disney’s AquaDunk, which equates to around seven years of age. Brave adults are welcome too.

Disney Wonder Water Slides

The Disney Wonder has only one water slide – a yellow, spiralling water slide called Twist ‘n’ Spout. This family-friendly body slide is located within the AquaLab water park.

The Disney Wonder doesn’t have any of the thrill water slides that you’ll find on other Disney Cruise ships. That said, the Twist ‘n’ Spout is a fun slide that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Disney Wonder Water Slide Requirements:

  • Twist ‘n’ Spout: Guests must be at least 38 inches tall

Twist ‘n’ Spout

Thrill Rating: 😬😬😬

Disney’s Twist ‘n’ Spout slide can be found on the Disney Wonder as well as the Disney Magic. This slide is a larger version of the Mickey Slide that’s on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

The yellow Twist ‘n’ Spout slide loops around several times before splashing into shallow water. There’s no maximum weight restriction which makes this slide ideal for adults, as well as kids of all ages (as long as they’re over 38 inches tall).

Disney Dream Water Slides

The Disney Dream cruise ship has two water slides – the AquaDuck and Mickey’s Slide. The AquaDuck is a thrilling 765-foot long water coaster that ends in a lazy river, whereas Mickey’s Slide is a smaller water slide that’s just for kids.

Disney Wonder Water Slide Requirements:

  • AquaDuck Guests must be at least 42 inches tall
  • Mickey’s Slide: Must be 38 and 64 inches tall and aged 4 to 14
  • Mr Ray’s Slide: Kids must be aged 8 and under

AquaDuck

Thrill Rating: 😬😬😬😬

Disney’s AquaDuck water coaster is located on Deck 12 of the Disney Dream as well as the Disney Fantasy. This thrilling waterslide takes you on a wild journey – up, down, over the side of the ship and right through the funnel!

The AquaDuck tube slide is 765 feet long and includes transparent and uncovered sections. You’ll ride in a two-person inflatable raft as you whizz all around the ship before splashing into a lazy river at the end.

You must be 42 inches or taller to ride the AquaDuck, so most six-year-olds will be tall enough to ride. Single riders must be 54 inches or taller and children aged under 7 must ride with someone aged 14 or over.

Mickey’s Slide

Thrill Rating: 😬😬

Mickey’s slide is a kids’ waterslide that you’ll find at Mickey’s Pool on board the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. This fun yellow slide is supported by a giant Mickey hand. You’ll climb a staircase inside the ship’s funnel to ride it.

Mickey’s slide is only for kids – they must be aged between 4 and 14 years old and be between 38 and 64 inches tall to ride. Adult supervision is also required.

Mr Ray Slide

Thrill Rating: 😬

On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you’ll find Nemo’s Reef – a water play area for kids aged 8 and under. It includes a child-sized water slide that’s shaped like Mr. Ray, the singing science teacher from Finding Nemo.

Disney Fantasy Water Slides

On board the Disney Fantasy cruise ship there are two water slides. The AquaDuck is a thrilling 765-foot long water coaster with inflatable rafts. There’s also Mickey’s Water Slide which is a smaller waterslide that’s only for kids aged 4 to 14.

Disney Fantasy Water Slide Requirements:

  • AquaDuck Guests must be at least 42 inches tall
  • Mickey’s Slide: Must be 38 and 64 inches tall and aged 4 to 14
  • Mr Ray’s Slide: Kids must be aged 8 and under

The waterslides on Disney Fantasy are identical to those on Disney Dream. You can read more about them in the Disney Fantasy section above.

Disney Wish Water Slides

Disney’s newest cruise ship, Disney Wish, will feature the AquaMouse water ride. More than just a water slide, the AquaMouse is hailed as the first Disney attraction at sea. It will feature lighting, special effects and show scenes.

Disney Wish Water Slide Requirements:

  • AquaMouse: Requirements are yet to be confirmed
  • Slide-a-saurus Rex: Requirements are yet to be confirmed
  • Toy Story Toddler Slides: For young children

AquaMouse

Thrill Rating: 😬😬😬😬

The AquaMouse on Disney Wish is a brand new water slide that will send guests on an adventure through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the top deck.

To ride the AquaMouse you’ll climb aboard a two-seater inflatable raft and float uphill through a magical tunnel where a movie plays through oversized virtual portholes. Along the way, you’ll enjoy more than 60 special effects that are perfectly synced to music. The slide includes a dark section, a series of speed blasters and a loop over the edge of the ship.

Slide-a-saurus Rex

Thrill Rating: TBC

The Disney Wish will feature the Toy Story Splash Zone – a bathtub-themed water playground inspired by the Disney and Pixar short ‘Partysaurus Rex’. Here you’ll find the Slide-a-saurus Rex as well as lots of water jets, bubblers and geysers.

The Slide-a-saurus Rex is a double-looping water slide that sends guests plunging ‘down the drain’. Not just for kids, it can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Toy Story Toddler Slides

Thrill Rating: 😬

The Toy Story Splash Zone aboard the Disney Wish will include two small toddler-sized water slides.

FAQs about Disney Cruise Line water slides

What Disney Cruises have the AquaDuck?

The AquaDuck water slide features on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy cruise ships. Be sure not to confuse this with the similarly-named AquaDunk which is only on Disney Magic.

Will the Disney Wish have an AquaDuck

The Disney Wish will not have the AquaDuck water slide. Instead, it will have a new high-tech water ride called the AquaMouse, a Toy Story-themed slide called Slide-a-saurus Rex and two small toddler slides.

Can you wear swimming goggles on Disney cruise water slides?

You can wear swimming goggles that fit only over the eyes on all Disney cruise ship water slides except for the AquaDunk on the Disney Magic.

Swimming masks that cover the eyes and nose and snorkel tubes are not allowed on any waterslides on Disney cruise ships.

Can kids wear arm bands on Disney cruise water slides?

Arm bands, water wings and floatation vests are allowed on all Disney cruise ship water slides except for the AquaDunk on the Disney Magic.

Floats, rafts and pool noodles are not allowed to be brought on to Disney cruise ships and cannot be used n the pools or on the water slides.

Are floatation vests provided on Disney cruise ships?

On all Disney cruise ships, kids are offered the complimentary use of flotation vests. These are similar to life jackets and can be used on all water slides except for the AquaDunk.

To conclude

Disney cruise ships are known for their amazing water slides. Each ship features a unique combination of slides, except for Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy which each have the same slides.

The best Disney cruise ship for waterslides is set to be new ship Disney Wish which sets sail in summer 2022. This ship will feature the new AquaMouse water ride as well as a Toy Story-themed family slides and two toddler-sized slides.

If you and your kids love waterslides you’ll have a great time on any of the Disney cruise ships. You may wish to avoid the Disney Wonder though – this ship has only one slide and it’s not as exciting as some of the water coasters you’ll find on the other Disney ships.

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