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Disney Cruise Line Announces More Magic Coming to the Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! The first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

Disney is adding brand-new experiences like AquaDunk, a really cool thrill slide that starts with a near-vertical launch and then sends guests in a translucent tube 20 feet over the side of the ship…

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

 

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

…and a chance for young “recruits” to unleash their inner super heroes at Marvel’s Avengers Academy! This is the first time Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe have been introduced on a Disney Cruise Line ship.

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

Plus, Disney is re-imagining spaces, starting with a beautifully redesigned grand atrium lobby…

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

…bringing more splashtacular fun up on deck with the AquaLab water playground, Twist n’ Spout slide and Nephews’ Splash Zone for toddlers…

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

….giving families a vibrant new dining room, Carioca’s, inspired by Rio de Janeiro…

Disney Cruise Line shared some exciting news …there’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

 

Disney Cruise Line has an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic! Our first ship in the fleet is getting a “reimagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

….and sprinkling the pixie dust on our adult-only Palo restaurant and Senses Spa & Salon.

With an all-new lineup of clubs in the After Hours nighttime district, and with new lands of adventure in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Disney’s Oceaneer Lab and It’s A Small World Nursery, both adults and kids have entirely new areas just for them.  Kingdom Magic will be taking a closer look inside these spaces in the weeks to come.

Over the next several months we’ll be sharing tons of videos so you can have all the details on the ship’s transformation. We’ll also sharing the Disney Magic Re-Imagined video series with global architecture expert Danny Forster.   Check out the first installment!

A Look Around the Disney Wonder For Her 12th Anniversary on the Sea

Last week the Disney Wonder celebrated her 12 year on the sea. We though we would give you a look around the ship as well as some entertaining facts about one of the most beutiful cruise ships in the world.

Disney Wonder is the second ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, joining the Disney Magic (maiden voyage in 1998) before the Disney Dream (maiden voyage in 2011) and the Disney Fantasy (maiden voyage March 2012).

The Disney Wonder embodies the Disney Cruise Line tradition of blending the elegant grace of early 20th century transatlantic ocean liners with contemporary design to create a stylish and spectacular cruise ship.

Birthplace
Fincantieri – Marghera, Italy

Maiden Voyage
August 15, 1999

Home Port
Los Angeles, Calif.

Ship’s Registry
Bahamas

Tonnage
83,000 gross tons

Length
964 feet

Beam
106 feet

Draft
25.3 feet

Height
171.5 feet

Speed
21.5 knots cruising speed (maximum 24 knots)

Crew
950

Passenger Decks
11

Capacity
2,713 passengers

Staterooms
877

  • 256 Inside Staterooms (29%)
  • 621 Outside Staterooms (71%)
    • 259 ocean view
    • 362 verandah (includes 22 suites)

Itineraries in 2012

  • Seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises departing from Los Angeles
  • Seven-night Alaska itineraries departing from Seattle
  • Seven-night Pacific Coast cruises departing from Los Angeles
  • Fourteen- and fifteen-night Hawaii cruises departing from Los Angeles

Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby – Deck 3 (atrium spans three decks)
  • Walt Disney Theatre (977 capacity; live original productions) – Deck 4
  • Buena Vista Theatre (278 capacity; motion pictures) – Deck 5
  • Preludes theatre concessions – Deck 4
  • Shutters (Capturing Memories) photo gallery – Deck 4
  • Guest Services – Deck 3
  • Port Adventures – Deck 3

Family Areas

  • Studio Sea – Deck 4
  • Wide World of Sports deck – Deck 10
  • Goofy’s Pool family pool – Deck 9
  • Mickey’s Pool children’s pool – Deck 9
  • Mickey’s Splash Zone water-play area – Deck 9
  • Quarter Masters Arcade – Deck 9
  • Radar Trap retail shop – Deck 3
  • Treasure Ketch, Mickey’s Mates retail shops – Deck 4

Youth Areas

  • Flounder’s Reef Nursery – Deck 5
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Deck 5
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – Deck 5
  • Vibe teen club – Deck 11
  • Edge tween club – Deck 2

Adult Areas

  • Route 66 – Deck 3
    • Diversions
    • WaveBands
    • Cadillac Lounge
  • Vista Spa & Salon – Deck 9
  • Quiet Cove Pool – Deck 9
  • Outlook Café – Deck 10
  • Cove Café – Deck 9
  • Signals – Deck 9
  • Promenade Lounge – Deck 3

Dining

  • Parrot Cay main dining (471 capacity) – Deck 3
  • Animator’s Palate main dining (471 capacity) – Deck 4
  • Triton’s main dining (471 capacity) – Deck 3
  • Palo adult-exclusive fine dining (120 capacity) – Deck 10
  • Beach Blanket Buffet casual dining – Deck 9
  • Pluto’s Dog House, Pinocchio’s Pizzeria, Goofy’s Galley quick service – Deck 9

Sail Away to a Magical Winter Holiday with Disney Cruise Line

This holiday season, give a gift that’s both nautical and nice: a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked to the “raft-ers” with holiday cheer.

From Thanksgiving through the new year, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. But the best part might just be relaxing on deck instead of shoveling snow.

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Disney Cruise Line kicks off the holiday cheer with special Thanksgiving voyages setting sail Nov. 17 with a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic, Nov. 18 with a seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder, Nov. 21 with a four-night Bahamian cruise on the Disney Dream and Nov. 17 with a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy. Guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast, with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire.

Special stem-to-stern holiday events begin in December during each of the cruises and include:

  • “King Triton’s Tree Lighting” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where a young guest helps Disney characters light the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • Family holiday crafts such as decorating stockings, building gingerbread houses, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • Holiday storytellers sharing tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Plus, a story just for Disney Cruise Line guests about the magical feeling of the holidays on a ship.
  • Traditional holiday feasts in the Disney Cruise Line themed dining rooms.
  • “Til We Meet Again” (Disney Magic/Disney Wonder) features a special holiday edition of Disney Cruise Line’s cheerful farewell on the final night of each cruise with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

When the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream and Disney Wonder stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” decked-out Christmas trees, Disney character meet-and-greets, holiday carolers, and holiday-themed activities and crafts for children.

Onboard activities include holiday crafts for youngsters and the big NFL football games broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screen – Funnel Vision – located near the Goofy’s family pool on deck 9 of the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and near Donald’s family pool on deck 11 of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

On Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree, Santa Claus and his elves will have surprises for all the kids, along with cookies and milk. Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, Dec. 8-16.

For an extra sprinkle of holiday joy, mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, white mums, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper, in addition to special holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets, are available for purchase prior to the voyages for stateroom delivery. Plus, during the holiday cruises, Disney Cruise Line’s first-ever holiday merchandise collection, along with the ever-popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments, will be available onboard in the gift shops.

The Disney Magic sails an eight-night Western Caribbean holiday cruise departing Dec. 21 from Galveston, Texas, with visits to Cozumel, Key West and Costa Maya. The Disney Wonder offers a seven-night holiday cruise departing Dec. 23 from Miami, with a Caribbean itinerary calling at St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay. The Disney Dream sails a five-night holiday cruise on Dec. 23 to Castaway Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. The Disney Fantasy offers a seven-night Western Caribbean holiday cruise to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.

To celebrate the new year, the Disney Magic departs on Dec. 29 for a six-night Western Caribbean itinerary with stops at Key West, Costa Maya and Cozumel; the Disney Wonder departs Dec. 30 for a six-night Caribbean cruise calling on Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The Disney Dream sails a five-night Bahamian cruise that departs on Dec. 28 and features two stops at Castaway Cay and one day at Nassau; the Disney Fantasy sails a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise that departs on Dec. 29 with stops at St. Thomas, San Juan and Castaway Cay. These voyages include a special New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2012, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown.

Christmas by the Numbers on the Disney Dream
Garland, wreaths, twinkling lights and glitter transform Disney Cruise Line ships into a winter wonderland during the holidays. On the Disney Dream alone more than 300 custom designed décor pieces adorn the ship, including:

  • 1,016 feet of garland, which is more than three football fields and nearly enough to stretch the entire length of the ship
  • 66 holiday sprays ranging from 15 inches to six feet
  • 29 wreaths ranging from 24 inches to five feet in diameter
  • 41 Christmas trees ranging from two feet to 20 feet
  • One 20-foot-tall tree takes center stage in the atrium lobby weighing more than one ton and featuring 300 branches and more than 20,000 white LED lights
  • Unique holiday décor is created for specific locations around the ship. Themes include bright colors in the kids’ clubs, holographic foliage for the teen and tween spaces, and elegant accents for the adult areas. Customized ornaments include a paint brush and palette in Animator’s Palate, Mr. Potato Head in Oceaneer Club and colorful tropical fish in Cabanas.

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A ‘Dreamy’ Disney Cruise Ship with a ‘Fantasy’ Identity All its Own

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When the Disney Fantasy departs on her maiden voyage March 31, 2012, the new Disney Cruise Line ship will bring to life many innovative features of the recently launched sister ship Disney Dream. But these siblings are anything but identical twins!

The 4,000-passenger Fantasy will take guests on week-long Caribbean cruises during which distinctive experiences begin with the Art Nouveau-inspired details of the three-deck atrium lobby where the pièce de résistance is a cast bronze statue of Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse dressed in vintage 1920s-30s fashion with a parasol and steamer luggage at her side.

Distinctive touches continue at meal time, show time and party time aboard Disney Fantasy:

  • Animator’s Palate, a dinnertime favorite on all the Disney cruise ships, features a brand new show, “Animation Magic,” for which guests do a bit of character doodling or drawing. The climax of the show involves Sorcerer Mickey conjuring the guests’ drawings — fully animated and brought to life — into onscreen action.
  • For a fully coiffed entrance to dinner at the new Royal Court Restaurant, appointments can be made for aspiring young princes and princesses, ages 3-12, at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a popular salon at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort that’s taking to the high seas for the first time with special makeovers: Captain Mickey Mouse, Princess Minnie Mouse and First Mate Minnie Mouse plus Under the Sea packages.
  • On pirate party nights, the salon transforms into the Pirate’s League, where swashbuckling boys, girls and grownups can get ready for the pirate life with two pirate packages: First Mate (includes bandana, facial scars tattoos, fake teeth, earring, eye patch, sword and sheath) or Empress (includes bandana, shimmering makeup, face gem, tattoos, nail polish, earring, eye patch, sword and sheath).
  • The exclusive live theater production “Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular” is staged in the luxurious, 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre. In the fast-paced 45-minute musical comedy, Aladdin is back as the “street rat” of Agrabah meeting up with a Genie who grants him three wishes, battling the evil Jafar, and falling in love with Princess Jasmine.
  • Guests 18 and older can head off to an evening of club hopping at Europa, a nighttime entertainment district featuring sophisticated bars and trendy lounges inspired by the very best in European travel.

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