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High-tech fun aboard Disney Dream cruise

High-tech fun aboard Disney Dream cruise

Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream

With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.

But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other cruise ships. High-speed computers, LCD screens, motion sensors, fiber-optic lights and miles of snaking cables — much of it hidden, some in plain sight — are slavishly employed in support of Disney's core mission: storytelling.

Throughout the ship, technology helps tell the story — from the dinner show where an animated turtle chats with passengers to the interactive playroom where kids fly over...