Review of Disney Wonder deck 9 (Lido-Pools-Spa)
Senses Spa & Salon (size 10700 ft2 / 1000 m2) is a Spa complex run by Steiner (open between 6 am – 10 pm). It consists of Treatment Rooms, Sauna, Thermal Baths, Lockers, Garden Area, Fitness Center; Beauty Salon, Spa Villas (reservation-only private Spa suites with balcony and hot tub), Chill Teen Spa, Smile Spa (teeth whitening). A menu of treatments, including a 50-minute hot stone massage ($159) and a 100-minute "fire and ice" manicure & pedicure ($120), is available daily, with sales offered throughout the trip. For $16 per day, guests can visit the spa's thermal suite named Tropical Rain Forest Room. It contains a number of steam rooms, including aromatherapy showers, heated ceramic loungers, and Hammam (Turkish bath-style steam room). Access to the Tropical Rain Forest Room is not included in the treatment price. Spa villas feature the priciest services, and each includes an indoor spa treatment suite linked with its own veranda with an open-air shower, hot tub, comfortable day bed and pillows. Treatments include marine facials, body-purifying wrap and deep tissue massages. Villa packages include foot cleansing, tea ceremony, and relax on the chaise lounge. The special place just for teens 13-17 yo to unwind is Chill Spa. It also offers massages (father/son and mother/daughter). Chocolate body wraps and fruity facials are also on the spa menu for teens.
The fitness center provides Life Fitness equipment, bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines with TVs (headsets are offered by the front desk), exercise balls and free weights. Guests must be at least 18-year-old to use the facility which features great ocean views from the front of the liner. A private exercise room is available for personal training sessions. Classes run around 45 minutes and feature free sessions such as morning stretch, for-fee courses (body sculpt boot camp), classes (roup cycling) requiring sign-up but no additional charge. Passengers are encouraged to join trial classes for free. Seminars, such as Secrets to a Flatter Stomach, are also held here. The women's locker room is a nice alternative to the cramped cabin bathrooms. It has plump lounge chairs, large vanity area, and a pair of semi-circle-shaped showers.
Quiet Cove Pool (adults-only pool, open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with 2 Whirlpools and Cast Members organized games entertainment; served by the Cove bar)
Cove Cafe (40 seats adult-only pool bar with indoor/outdoor seating, specialty coffees, cocktails, complimentary snacks, TVs, Internet; also serving as Library, open from 7:00 a.m. to midnight). Cove Cafe even has a specialty iced tea menu. Drinks incur an additional charge, but baked goodies like lemon cake and peanut butter-chocolate brownies are free. Cove Cafe is surrounded by glass and great to gaze out, especially on Alaska itineraries. There is plenty of seating and electrical outlets for passengers on laptops or other devices.
Signals Bar (adult-only pool bar- snacks, beverages, beer, cocktails; open 12-9 pm. The bar has a few stools, wooden tables and chairs.)
Quarter Masters Arcade (video games arcades; open 8 am - 12-midnight). Formerly it was named Edge Club Lounge (for kids 11-14 yo; has an interactive play area with the Magic ship’s bridge replica; flat TVs, dance floor, video games- consoles and computers, karaoke, pizza parties, scavenger hunts, quizzes). Note: The club was relocated from deck 2 during the ship’s 2015 refurbishment.
Goofy’s Pool (a family pool, 4 ft deep, kids 12 and under require adult supervision, open 9 am - 6 pm, 2x Whirlpools, stage, the huge Funnel Vision LED screen; pool deck parties, Cast Members entertainment, served by the Pinocchio’s Pizzeria), tables for tennis, ping-pong, foosball
Mickey’s Pool (with the Mickey Slide- 1 deck-high waterslide for kids ages 4 to 14, height restrictions 38 to 64″)
Nephews’ Splash Zone (500 ft2 waterplay area for kids 3 months to 3 yo, with popjets, geysers, features 3 squirting miniboilers looking like Donald’s nephews)
AquaDunk Water Slide (new 3-decks high 212 ft/65 m long high-speed waterslide, featuring a near-vertical launch/floor beneath opens like a trapdoor; has with 63 steps to climb before the slide ride; children must be at least 48″ tall, not allowed are snorkels, cameras, phones)
AquaLab (open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., kids 3 yo and younger interactive waterplay area with 1 freshwater pool, popjets, geysers, bubblers; has the “Twist n’ Spout” waterslide/for kids 38-64″ tall; The theme for AquaLab is the failed science experiments of the nephews of Donald Duck, brought to life via dumping buckets and spraying boilers. The area is only for toilet-trained kids and no swim diapers are allowed. Kids must be supervised here; served by Pete’s Boiler Bites and Daisy’s De-Lites food and drinks bars, both open from 11 am to 6 pm).
Dory's Reef (open from 9 am. to 6 pm) offers an enclosed splash area for babies/toddlers up to 3 years old who aren't toilet trained. Situated just behind the AquaLab, this small area boasts figures of Dory and Pearl, baby pink octopus, from "Finding Nemo". Wonder is the only ship of Disney with this space.
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria (outdoor complimentary fast food restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner 10:30 am - 6 pm, and for night snacks 6-9:30 pm). Guests can choose from thin-crust Hawaiian, plain, pepperoni, vegetable and other pizzas. The bar is open from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
Cabanas / Beach Blanket Buffet (quick service complimentary indoor/outdoor fast-food eatery- burgers, grills, hotdogs, sausages, chicken; open for Breakfast 7:30-10:30 am, Lunch 12-2 pm and Dinner 6:30-8:30 pm). The buffet has plenty of seating and is a uniform setup fleetwide. A long counter wraps around, eventually repeating stations on the other side. Cabanas serve breakfast (with premade omelets, sugary cereal, bacon, fruit and Mickey-shaped waffles), lunch and dinner (with fish in Caribbean salsa, carving station, salad bar, Indian dishes, macaroni and more). A dessert counter is available during dinner. An ice cream sundae bar is open from 10:30 pm to 11:15 pm.
Pluto’s Dog House (complimentary quick service fast food restaurant/burger bar, open for Lunch and Dinner- 11 am - 10 pm)
Beverage Station (24-hour free drinks)
Goofy’s Galley (quick service complimentary outdoor fast food restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner/snacks, open 11 am - 7 pm)
Eye Scream Treats (Monsters Inc themed ice cream parlor) and Frozone Treats (poolside bar for iced fruit smoothies. Complimentary self-serve ice cream is offered throughout the day. Vanilla and chocolate are served every day, but the venue offers other flavors like strawberry and banana.)
Sully's Sips is next to the Eye Scream, open 8 am - 6 pm. it is where passengers can grab a drink of the day or blended smoothie.