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New Water Features on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic

Join Danny Forster, Disney Cruise Line, and Walt Disney Imagineering as they give us a sneak peek into all the enhancements taking place on the Re-imagined Disney Magic, set to sail this October.

Watch to find out about the Twist and Spout Slide, the Aqua Dunk, the Aqua Lab and all the new magic taking place on the Upper Decks.

Get a sneak peek in this video!

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Getting Wetter Has Never Been Better Aboard Disney Magic with New Thrills, Pools and Playgrounds

Family fun in the sun has never been better aboard the Disney Magic with completely reimagined recreation and relaxation areas on the ship’s pool decks.

From free-falling water slides to laughter-filled splash zones there are plenty of new outdoor places and spaces, whether guests want to wade or just relax in the shade.

The upper decks of the Disney Magic have been redesigned for plenty of splashtacular fun, with waterful adventures that include a three-story, near-vertical water slide for thrill-seekers and a Huey, Dewey and Louie-themed toddler splash zone for smaller ducklings.

Having areas for all age groups to play and for families to create new memories was the driving goal for Walt Disney Imagineering when it designed the new pool deck areas.  Another goal was to add more covered outdoor areas so guests could escape the rays of the seafaring sun.

“From small children to teens to adults, everyone will have a space to have fun in the sun and water,” says Joe Lanzisero, senior creative vice president for Walt Disney Imagineering.  “We added more water play areas, dynamic slides, interactive elements for the kids and more shade.”

Here’s just some of the H20 fun on deck for Disney Magic guests:

Get Wet (Quickly!) on the AquaDunk

Water thrills (and spills!) are found on the AquaDunk, a 37-foot-tall body slide that begins with a surprise launch.  Riders step inside a translucent tube and await the near-vertical launch that takes place when the floor beneath them – surprise! – opens like a trap door. The drop sends guests on an exhilarating, swift and splashy ride, starting high atop the forward funnel on deck 13 and ending on deck 10.

Another thrilling feature of the slide that some might say that will send guests “over the edge” is the AquaDunk design – the translucent tube extends 20 feet over the side of the ship — allowing sharp-eyed riders a straight-line look at the ocean more than 112 feet under them.

Guests who choose to spectate rather than participate will be able to see the free-falling fun from many vantage points on the top decks.  Guests taller than 48 inches can enjoy the AquaDunk.

A Whimsical Water Playground — and One Angry Bird

Splashtacular fun is in store with wonderful, waterful adventures for the younger set.  The new AquaLab on the Disney Magic provides fun for everyone. Guests can soak in the sun and the water fun in the interactive water playground. The area is open to children ages 3 and up.

In the AquaLab, families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space, while the Twist n’ Spout water slides gets them delightfully drenched.  Pop jets scattered around the deck spray randomly while “water boilers” provide a cooling splash with spray churning from their extra-leaky rivets.

One especially ducky water feature is an onboard homage to the “original angry bird” himself, Donald Duck.  The Donald Boiler is a duck-shaped figure whose hotheaded temper triggers periodic bursts of high-pressure mist, accompanied by a temper-tantrum water gusher. Interactive buttons on The Donald Boiler help guests get into the frenetic fun.

Another (and more tame) water slide — the Twist n’ Spout — takes riders through a series of spirals and turns, with three large loops turning them in opposite directions. Twist n’ Spout can be enjoyed by guests taller than 38 inches and smaller than 64 inches.

Tots up to age 3 are invited to play in the new Nephews’ Splash Zone, a splash-a-second space dedicated to interactive fun and starring Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. The area features all sorts of water play with pop jets, squirting figures of Donald Duck’s nephews and plenty of high seas hijinks they’ve created for “Unca Donald.”

More Poolside Fun for Everyone

Because many guests enjoy a classic swimming pool experience, the Disney Magic also offers Goofy’s Pool for families and Quiet Cove Pool – a pool exclusively for adults on deck nine for a refreshing dip, or a tranquil day lounging poolside in a deck chair.

AquaLab Debuts on the Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy AquaLab DCL

An array of wet and wonderful new surprises help guests cool off as they enjoy soaking up the sun aboard the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship scheduled to set sail in March 2012.

On the Disney Fantasy, guests can splash and play in the AquaLab – a brand-new water play area on deck 12, near the entrance to the AquaDuck water coaster. Families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space. As the story goes, AquaLab was created by Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and features a variety of water “experiments” designed to drench the whole family.

Children entering the AquaLab will see that the nephews are away for the time being, leaving the young cruise guests in charge of the AquaLab. Through hand-painted notes left by the nephews, kids are put in charge of the AquaDuck water coaster. By turning wheels and moving levers at three wacky aqua stations kids “control” the speed and temperature of AquaDuck.

At a leaky wall, the water fun is all hands on deck as kids try to keep the water circulating by covering holes in squirting and spurting pipes with their hands. In another area, kids scramble to stop leaky pipes from filling Uncle Donald’s row boat with water. Water leaks and sprays from the Ducky Dinghy, suspended overhead, and as the boat fills a fish pops his head out of a bucket while everyone gets delightfully drenched.

In addition to AquaLab, the Disney Fantasy features another new area for guests of all ages to cool off. On deck 12 forward, a wading pool with a fountain water feature, ample seating and lounge chairs under canopy offer a respite in the shade.

Disney Fantasy AquaLab DCL

Exclusively for Adults

In addition to Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar on the Disney Fantasy, a new adult-exclusive area offers a retreat on the upper decks for guests 18 and older.

At Satellite Sun Deck on deck 13 forward a brand-new water feature called Satellite Falls is a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain that provides cool comfort. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.

More Fun on Deck

Like her sister ship the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy offers many options for sun and fun on deck with a shipboard water coaster, fresh water swimming pools, a whimsical water play area for little ones, a relaxing poolside oasis for adults and an interactive sports deck:

  • The world’s only shipboard water coaster – AquaDuck – sweeps guests away on an exhilarating flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops, uphill acceleration and river rapids – all while traversing the upper decks of the ship.
  • Donald’s Pool is a place where families gather to enjoy all of the activities up on deck.  Overlooking Donald’s Pool, the giant Funnel Vision LED screen – more than 30 feet wide and 18 feet high – shows Disney films, television shows and live broadcast events.
  • Mickey’s Pool for children continues a Disney Cruise Line favorite feature.  An oversized version of Mickey’s hand supports a yellow winding slide that splashes down near the pool.
  • Children discover oceans of fun at Nemo’s Reef, a water-play area featuring colorful, interactive figures that move and spray water, including Nemo, Dory, Marlin and a pint-sized water slide shaped like Mr. Ray.
  • Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar is a retreat exclusively for adults to sunbathe and swim, indulge in a cool drink or enjoy a relaxing dip in a nearby hot tub overlooking the ocean.
  • The fun tees off with Goofy’s Golf – a nine-hole miniature golf course where “lessons” featuring Goofy and his son, Max, lead guests through nine themed holes of wacky fun.
  • Goofy’s Sports Deck features full-court basketball, table tennis and foosball tables.
  • Two digital sports simulators offer virtual game experiences where guests participate in high-action sports such as golf, hockey, soccer, basketball, rugby, baseball and football.

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