More magic on the Disney Magic®

2012-10-23-10.33.11-300x225This morning, Disney Cruise Line® announced some great enhancements coming to the Disney Magic®.  After completing a dry dock Sep. 7 – Oct. 10, 2013, the Disney Magic® will relaunch with exciting new spaces and reimagined areas!

Here is a brief summary of what’s to come:


New Splashes on the Upper Decks:

  • AquaDuck – a new thrill slide with a near-vertical launch that goes out over the edge of the ship
  • AquaLab – new interactive water playground and pool
  • Nephews’ Splash Zone – new water play area for infants and toddlers

Areas designed with Kids and Teens in mind:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – a completely reimagined Youth Activity center for ages 3 to 12 with 4 themed areas:
    • Marvel’s Avengers Academy – the first time Marvel Super Heros have appeared on Disney Cruise Line®
    • Andy’s Room
    • Pixie Hollow
    • Mickey Mouse Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – will be rethemed as well
  • It’s a Small World Nursery – devoted to young sailors ages 3 months to 3 years, it will replace Flounder’s Reef on Deck 5.
  • Chill Spa – a new experience for teens (ages 13-17) located inside Senses Spa & Salon (formerly Vista Spa & Salon)

Grown-up Fun:

  • After Hours – will be the newly rethemed nighttime entertainment district replacing Beat Street. It will consist of three rethemed areas:
    • Fathoms – a new nightclub replacing Rockin’ Bar D
    • Keys – a piano lounge replacing Sessions
    • O’Gills – an Irish pub and sports bar replacing Diversions
  • Senses Spa & Salon will replace the existing Vista Spa & Salon on Deck 9
  • Palo – the popular adult-only specialty restaurant will receive a makeover to their dining room

Disney Family Dining:

  • Carioca’s – a new themed restaurant that is replacing Parrot Cay
  • Animator’s Palate – will add the popular “Animation Magic” show from the Disney Fantasy® along with a new “Drawn to Magic” show.
  • Cabanas – this will replace Topsider Buffet

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more:

  • Atrium Lobby – will be updated and dressed up
  • D Lounge – will replace the existing Studio Sea family lounge
  • Guest Staterooms and suites will be redesigned

As you can see, there are a lot of changes coming for the Disney Magic®. Be sure to check back later for more details! But in the meantime, enjoy this video overview of the upcoming changes:


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