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Disney Cruise Rainforest Room – Is It Worth The Cost? UPDATED 2024

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Are you thinking of getting a Disney Cruise Rainforest Room Pass? The Rainforest Room is still one of the best-kept secrets on a Disney Cruise.

If you are looking for some serious indulgence and relaxation on your Disney cruise you must head to the Rainforest Room. I think that it is well worth the cost of a Rainforest Room Pass or Daily Pass.

Discover exactly what the Rainforest is on each ship, with lots of pictures and reviews.

Also, note the up-to-date information about the operation of the Rainforest now that cruises are no longer sailing with social distancing.

What is the Rainforest Room?

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The Disney Cruise Rainforest Room is part of the Spa on all Disney ships, including the new Disney Wish – and it’s one of the most popular (but somewhat hidden) experiences. 

The Disney Cruise Rainforest is a limited-access, adults-only area where you will find steam rooms, showers, cold rooms, jacuzzis, and stone lounge chairs – the perfect space for a relaxing getaway location! 

Think soothing music, essential oils, and peace and quiet while you drift into serenity.

It is not included in the standard cruise fare and is an optional additional extra for those looking to splurge on their relaxation experience. 

On the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, you will also find two hot tubs that overlook the front of the ship.

The Rainforest Room in the Disney Dream and Fantasy is much larger than the classic Disney Wonder and the Magic.

Of course, there are also more passengers on the larger ships. This means that whichever Disney ship you are on, the Rainforest Room should not be too crowded.

Disney Wonder Rainforest Room Stone Loungers

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Rainforest Rooms On Every Disney Cruise


The Disney Wonder and Magic have re-imaged Rainforest Rooms which are very similar and the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream have Rainforest Rooms which are very similar.

The Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic Rainforest Rooms are completely indoors, with two steam rooms. 

The Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream have panoramic windows and are placed at the very front of the ship to provide an amazing full view of the ocean. 

The stone loungers on these ships have a view, meaning you can see the daylight or the stars at night – whichever you prefer. 

These rainforest rooms also come with three steam rooms (with ocean view windows) if this is something that takes your fancy.

In all of the Rainforest Rooms, there is a selection of fabulous showers that all come equipped with different settings such as cold rain or warm tropical rain, and aromatherapy features. 

At the end of the day, the Rainforest Rooms on all of the Disney cruise ships are fairly similar, with a few differences related to the age and the size of the boat. 

Different features will suit you best, so be sure to check out the features of your specific cruise ship before booking! 

The Disney Wish Rainforest has a very different design and is open from above. The space on the Wish is so different we have written a completely separate guide:

Disney Wonder Stone Loungers

The picture above is of the stone loungers in the Disney Wonder Rainforest Room.

Disney Fantasy Stone Loungers

They have the same basic design, but the ones on the Fantasy have a headrest. I didn’t tend to use this anyway but rolled up a towel to put behind my neck.

All the stone loungers have reading lights.

The stone loungers on the Disney Wonder and Magic have a privacy curtain between them.

They are far enough apart so that you don’t disturb the person next to you, but the curtain really is a nice addition (and note the current social distancing rules).

Of course, stone loungers are very popular. It’s kind of like the usual deal where people tend to get a pool chair and it seems like they are never going to move.

Disney Wonder Rainforest Room

Patience usually pays off though and you will get a chair eventually. Even at the busiest times.

The stone loungers on the Disney Fantasy and the Dream look out over the ocean. They are in an enclosed area, but you are at the back of the ship so you can see the daylight or the stars at night.

Another major difference in the newer Disney Ships is that the Rainforest Room on the Dream and Fantasy have two hot tubs.

These are on the front of the ship and you have a fabulous view.

The area with the hot tubs on the Dream Class ships is open to the outside so it is a great place just to take in the view.

You will often find birds flying in and hitching a ride on the ship!

One of the two Disney Dream hot tubs in the Rainforest

These hot tubs really only fit two people at a time – unless you want to be really close to your fellow guests!

The design of the hot tub on the Disney Dream and Fantasy is a little bit strange and I personally don’t find them very comfortable. The bottom of the hot tub is not flat. It has an elevated curve design.

I am not sure if I was the wrong height to make this work. However, I am 5′ 4″ and DH is 6′ and he didn’t like it much either!

The amazing view does not distract from the fact that the hot tubs are a weird design.

Whilst the design is strange, the location of the hot tubs on Disney Fantasy and Dream couldn’t be more perfect. You can enjoy some time in the hot tub whilst overlooking the ocean.

You can even feel the ocean breeze as some of the panels on the screen are open. This also means that sometimes birds will join you in the area! They aren’t too much of a nuisance though as they seem to soon find their way back out again.

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Disney Rainforest Steam Rooms

On the Disney Fantasy and Dream ships, there are 3 steam rooms. The Disney Wonder and Magic have two steam rooms.

Again, I prefer the ones on Fantasy or Dream. The sauna on the newer Disney Fantasy and Dream ships has a window where you can look out over the ocean. It really is an amazing experience to relax in the sauna and look out at the ocean below.

Disney Fantasy Steam Room

This was probably my favorite of the steam rooms. The picture above is taken on the Disney Fantasy.

If you want to enjoy the sauna on the Disney Wonder or the Magic it is located inside the changing rooms.

This is fine, except they aren’t mixed so you may have to enjoy them alone!

The Disney Wonder Sauna inside the Women’s Changing Room

The Laconium was almost too hot to deal with. The temperature of the Laconium is set between 107 and 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

The warning says no more than 10 minutes but I don’t think there is any way I could get anywhere near the time limit in here!

The floor is almost too hot to walk on so be sure that you wear flip-flops. Take a towel in with you to all the steam rooms to sit on.

The Hamam was a lot more tolerable. This is set at a lower temperature of 104 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

As part of the Disney Cruise Rainforest Spa Pass weekly package, you used to get free salt scrubs for every visit.

However, free scrubs are a thing of the past. Since July 2019 Disney has started charging for the Rainforest scrubs. Prices do seem to vary but seem to be around $15.

On my last Disney cruise, the choice was between orange, lavender, and chocolate. The orange had the nicest smell so I usually get that one.

Are they worth $15? Unfortunately, I would have to say that they aren’t.

I really wish that they would reintroduce the free scrubs for those who buy the weekly pass – even if it is just one or two scrubs. It is an example of cutbacks that really aren’t welcome to the regular guests of the Disney cruise line.

It was a nice addition to a visit to the Rainforest and $15 is a fairly outrageous cost.

Even if you buy the fabulous ELEMIS Scrub that they push so much in the spa, that is $60 for a pot which would give you more than four of the ones that are made up for the Rainforest.

If you do decide to purchase the scrub, the spa staff recommends that you use the salt scrub in the Hamam. They suggested that you apply the scrub and then allow it to be absorbed for about 5 minutes.

As you can imagine, this makes quite a lot of mess in an area that other people are using!

Make sure that you are courteous and rinse the seats and floor with the water provided.

The best technique I found was to fill the plastic cup with water and use that to rinse the floor. In the Wonder, there is a water spray so I just used that to rinse it down the drain!

Then go to your favorite Rainforest Room shower to rinse off the scrub. You will feel so relaxed that you are ready to face anything!

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Disney Cruise Rainforest Showers

Disney Wonder Rainforest Showers

In all of the Disney Cruise Rainforest Rooms, there are fabulous showers, all with different settings. It is a lot of fun to experiment and find out which is your favorite shower!

Again I am going to say that the newer ships the Disney Dream and Fantasy are superior to the classic Wonder and Magic.

The temperature of the showers in the Disney Wonder Rainforest seems to have just one setting. Cold!

There are just three showers on the classic ships and they don’t seem to have the same aromatherapy features as the ones on the larger ships.

Some of the showers have cold rain, others have warm tropical rain.

It is a fabulous experience to come out of one of the steam rooms and go into your favorite shower. The showers in the Disney Fantasy and Dream are better than those on the Classic Ships.

Some of them even have flashing lights and sound effects to mimic a rainstorm.

It’s fun to decide which is your favorite one.

What to Wear to The Rainforest Room?

When you are ready to experience the Rainforest Room, you should wear a bathing suit or swimming costume and light clothing or a cover up to walk there!

 When you arrive at the room, you will be provided with both a bathrobe and a set of flip-flops to wear during your experience.

The Rainforest Room will provide you with towels and water for hydration – so no need to bring either of these! This is the same across all Disney Cruise ships. 

How Much is A Disney Cruise Rainforest Pass?

Disney Rainforest Cost

The one question everyone wants to ask: what’s the price for a Rainforest pass? 

Unfortunately, there is no standard price that is clearly displayed, and prices do seem to vary from ship to ship depending on the size and the features of the boat. 

Prices online start from roughly $29 USD for a day pass, with options to extend to a full cruise length pass as well. 

For the best experience, we recommend pre-purchasing your Rainforest Day before your cruise departs, which can be easily done by calling Disney or through your travel agent if you prefer. 

You can occasionally purchase these passes on board your cruise ship, but to guarantee your experience it’s best to book beforehand!


Prices for the Rainforest Room seem to vary per cruise and on each ship.

The only accurate way to get current pricing is to attend the Spa on embarkation day and get the price from them.

An 18% gratuity will automatically be added to the Rainforest Room Pass cost.

I have to say that I found this pretty irritating. There is no service involved except checking in with the Spa Desk when you arrive and checking out when you leave.

The Rainforest Room on the Disney Wonder

You do not officially have to be a “couple” to buy a Couples’s Rainforest Pass. You can share a Rainforest Couples Pass with a friend!

Therefore if you have a friend or family member in your party you can still share a Pass so that you can save some money.

This length of cruise Rainforest Passes can only be purchased once you are onboard your Disney cruise ship. We head straight to the spa when we board the Disney cruise.

There are only a limited number of the length of cruise passes available for the Rainforest. We have heard different numbers for how many, but Disney has never released the official figure.

Each time you want to visit the Disney cruise Rainforest Room you will go to the reception desk of the spa. You will hand over your room key and be given a key bracelet to access the Rainforest Room.

Sometimes you are given a robe, sometimes not. If you don’t get one at the reception desk then they are available in the spa changing rooms.

The lockers in the changing room on the Disney Wonder

There are changing rooms close to the Disney Cruise Rainforest Room. Here you will find bathrooms, lockers, toiletries, showers, and a sauna.

There are also flip-flops provided for use in the Rainforest Room. We would suggest using these or bringing your own.

Elemis Products in the Disney Cruise Ship Changing Rooms

The showers in the changing areas are large and have really nice shampoo and conditioner available. You can use these at any time.

Even though the showers in the staterooms are relatively large for a cruise ship, it is nice to use these sometimes, particularly because the free products available are so nice!

The lockers are operated by a number key code. You simply have to remember your code and of course which locker you chose.

Ok, so we know that isn’t always that simple! We did see that people forgot and then had to ask one of the spa staff to help them.

When you have finished in the Rainforest Room you just go back to the reception desk and hand them your bracelet key. They will then return your Key to the World.

There is no limit on the amount of time that you can spend in the Rainforest Room. However, if you are using the stone chairs you are asked to be considerate of how long you spend on them if people are waiting. It isn’t usually a problem but sometimes people do seem to spend an age on there without moving!

When Is The Best Time To Visit Disney Cruise Rainforest Room?


The Rainforest Room has typical opening hours on the cruise from 8 am through to 10 pm. 

Just like any in-demand service, there are good times (and bad times!) to visit the room if you are looking for a lower-traffic, more intimate experience. 

If you’re looking for the quietest time possible, earlier is better  – and what better way to start your day than by relaxing in the spa and refreshing with a shower afterward?

If you’re not looking to become an early bird on your cruise, later in the evening (around dinner time) is also quieter as people tend to be in the restaurants or preparing for dinner time. 

The days at sea are always going to be busier in the room than days at port, as on port days, many people choose to exit the ship and explore the regions. 

How to Book the Rainforest Room? 

There are two main ways to book your Rainforest Room experience: before your cruise ship sets sail, and once you are on board. 

Booking before your ship departs ensures that you will have a better chance of getting an experience booked on the days/times you want! 

To guarantee your Rainforest Room experience, either call your travel agent or the Disney customer service crew to pre-arrange your experience ahead of time.

Alternatively, you can organize this (pending availability) once aboard the cruise ship. 

When you board your Disney cruise and after completion of the drill, make your way towards the Senses Spa section of the ship. 

Go into the Senses Spa and ask to arrange a Rainforest Room experience. They will then run you through what availability is left throughout the duration of the cruise! 

Which is the Best Disney Cruise Rainforest Room?

Disney Fantasy Rainforest Room

We recommend the Disney Cruise Rainforest Rooms on all of the ships, but by far the best are the ones on the Disney Fantasy and the Dream.

The design and the amount of space allocated to the Rainforest Rooms on the newer ships are definitely better than the classic ships.

The fact that you can see outside of the room and get amazing ocean views is a huge plus on Disney Fantasy and the Dream.

Having said that, the classic ships are still very much worth some time in the Rainforest Room. Yes, they are smaller but they have many of the same relaxing elements. The stone chairs are fabulous on all of the ships.

The classic ships Rainforest Rooms have been re-imagined in recent years and it has made a big difference.

The classic ships do not have hot tubs, but for me, that doesn’t really matter as I am not a big fan of the hot tub design in the Rainforest.

If you really can’t make up your mind I would suggest that you do the tour of the Rainforest which is offered on the first day that you board the ship. You will then see exactly what facilities it offers.

Have you ever experienced the Disney Cruise Rainforest Room? Was it worth it?


If you’re looking to relax and unwind on your vacation, look no further than the Rainforest Room on your Disney ship! 

The Rainforest Room is so much more than just a room; it’s an entirely tranquil experience designed to offer you a calming place to relax. 

If you are splurging on a cruise around the world and looking for an opportunity to unwind, the Rainforest Room is an experience worth splurging on! 



Sunday 17th of March 2024

So helpful!! Can the locker showers be used without purchase of the Rainforest Pass or only with the Pass? (Wonder ship specifically) We're booking Alaska 2025 and curious!


Monday 18th of March 2024

You can use the locker showers without purchasing a pass - they are open to everyone aged 18 and over. They Elemis products in the showers, and also there is a sauna in each locker room. Enjoy Alaska!

Travis McGee

Sunday 24th of September 2023

In the past few days DCL started pre-selling the Rainforest Room Length-of-Cruise passes in the Spa & Fitness section of the first day planning on the app and website. You no longer have to wait until you board, but be quick because they sell out.


Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Thank you for this information. I just saw that on one of the cruises I am going on next month, but it was sold out already!


Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Hello, I was wondering, can you go more than once a day? Thank you for being so helpful.


Thursday 15th of December 2022

Yes, you can go as many times as you want in a day!


Tuesday 13th of September 2022

I recently sailed on the Wish. The pass for a 4-night cruise was about $250. The scrub was free but only available when you ask for it. Rainforest room also includes an ice room.

I got the pass, because the Sauna was only available in the rainforest room. Overall, I wish the Sauna was hotter and the ice room colder. However, it was still a really nice experience and I found the pass to be worth it. I enjoyed using the Sauna/Steam/Ice room twice a day. In addition, the shower in the spa is way bigger than your room, so I showered in the spa instead of my room.


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Hello! Where can I buy the day pass online? I've searched repeatedly and don't see that option. We decided to call to reserve since we couldn't find it on the app, but after being on hold 1-1/2 hours, our phone decided to mute itself and we couldn't be heard! Frustration! lol.