Photos: AquaDuck Water Coaster on the Disney Dream

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    Ride Cruising's Only Water Coaster

    AquaDuck on the Disney Dream
    AquaDuck on the Disney Dream. Kent Phillips

    Water slides are a dime a dozen on cruise ships, but the AquaDuck is the only water coaster on a cruise ship with the kind of drops and g-forces you would experience on a roller coaster. It is located on the top decks of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, two sister ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.

    Click through for a photo tour of the AquaDuck on the Disney Dream.

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    Circle the Top Deck

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    AquaDuck on the Disney Dream. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

    The 765-foot-long AquaDuck is elevated high above Deck 11 on tall stilts. The water coaster circles the ship in a transparent acrylic tube, with water jets propelling riders through uphill sections. The majority of the ride takes place in a clear tube, but a section of the ride is enclosed as it travels through the ship's forward funnel. 

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    Ride Solo or With a Friend

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    AquaDuck. Disney Cruise Line

    Riders sit on rubber rafts that hold up to two people. Most of the ride takes place in a transparent acrylic tube, so riders can see outside. Good to know:

    • Kids must be at least 42 inches tall to ride the AquaDuck.
    • Kids who meet the height requirement but are not yet 7 years old must ride with another rider who is at least 14 years old.
    • Kids must be at least 54 inches tall to ride alone.
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    Zoom Over the Ship's Edge

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    AquaDuck. Disney Cruise Line

    After leaving the loading area, the raft zooms 12 feet out over the edge of the ship and 150 feet above the water.

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    Take in the View

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    AquaDuck on the Disney Dream. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

    Because the AquaDuck's tube is clear, riders can see the ship's top deck and out over the ocean. 

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    Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

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    AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Dream. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

    The AquaDuck's gentle slope lets riders enjoy a leisurely trip around the ship. After boarding, the ride takes just over a minute to complete.

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    Check Out the Fun Below

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    Top deck of the Disney Dream. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

    While on the AquaDuck, riders can survey the top deck of the Disney Dream, with its two family pools, yellow slide at the Mickey Pool, shaded water splash area for little ones, and Disney movies on the big screen.

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    Wave at Family and Friends

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    AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Dream. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

     More fun facts:

    • The AquaDuck uses about 10,000 gallons of water per minute.
    • In the Edge, the tweens' lounge, several windows let kids catch a glimpse of AquaDuck riders as they zoom by.
    • At night, Aquaduck's lights are turned on for a colorful and different ride experience.  
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    Come In For a Gentle Splashdown

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    AquaDuck. Disney Cruise Line

    At the end of the ride, the AquaDuck emerges from the tube and splashes down gently into a landing pool. You'll be nearly dry when you emerge from the raft.

    See also: Is Disney Cruise Line a Good Fit for Your Family?

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    Now Check out the AquaDunk

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    AquaDunk on the Disney Magic. Jimmy DeFlippo/Disney Cruise Line

    How does the AquaDuck compare to the wildly popular AquaDunk body slide on the Disney Magic? Check out this photo slideshow to find out.