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Updates Announced for the Disney Magic

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26 April 2013 No Comment

The Disney Magic is headed to dry dock in September and will emerge with some magical updates including new spaces, reimagined areas, and new adventures throughout the ship.

The ship will feature a new atrium lobby with an art deco design inspired by the sea. The three deck lobby will include custom made carpets, a chandelier inspired by the sun’s rays, a grand piano, and portholes the recall the early 20th century ocean liners. The centerpiece of the lobby is a cold-cast bronze statue of Helmsman Mickey.

For those seeking adventure, the Magic is sure to please. Cruisers will get wet on the all-new AquaDunk, a “thrill slide” that begins with a nearly vertical launch and then sends guests down a translucent 20 foot tube over the side of the ship. The AquaLab is an interactive water playground for kids ages 3 and older and features the Twist n’ Spout, a water slide with more than 250 feet of loops and turns. Little ones (3 and younger) can get soaked in Nephews’ Splash Zone, starring Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

The Disney Oceaneer’s Club will be completely reimagined with the Marvel Avenger’s Academy where young crime fighters are transported to a S.H.I.E.L.D. base featuring displays with some of the equipment used by The Avengers, including Iron Man’s suit of armor, Captain America’s shield, and Thor’s hammer. The Avengers Academy is a multi-day experience for children where they can interact with Marvel characters.

In addition to the Avenger’s Academy, kids can visit Andy’s Room where the stars of the Disney/Pixar Toy Story trilogy come to life, including a giant, working Mr. Potato Head and a Slinky Dog slide. Kids can also visit Pixie Hollow, where they will be magically shrunk to pixie size and can make crafts or play on computers.

No cruise is complete with food, and the Magic will be re-launched with new restaurants and new technology. At Animator’s Palate a new experience called “Drawn to Magic” is planned and will include Disney and Disney/Pixar characters such as Rapunzel from Tangled and Remy from Ratatouille. Guests can also visit a new restaurant, Carioca’s, named after Donald Duck’s parrot in The Three Caballeros. This Rio de Janeiro themed restaurant replaces Parrot Cay. Another new restaurant, Cabanas, will be a casual dining experience inspired by the Australian setting of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo. It replaces the Topsider Buffet.

And, after spending the day in the sun, guest can visit After Hours, the nighttime adult entertainment district onboard the Magic. This area includes the nightclub Fathoms, the Keys piano bar, and O’Gills Irish pub.

Other additions to the Magic include the Sense Spa & Salon, a Smile Spa offering teeth whitening, and the D Lounge which offers family-friendly games, dances, and activities.

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