Disney Magic: Reimagined from Bow to Stern (PHOTO TOUR + VIDEO)Pilar Clark
Disney Magic is being “reimagineered” during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013, and it’s going to be mind bogglingly magical.
The very first ship in Disney Cruise Line‘s fleet will create crazy awesome 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; 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!
Imagineers will also reimagine other spaces across the ship, bringing more splashtacular fun up on deck, giving families a vibrant new dining room inspired by Rio de Janeiro, and generally sprinkling the pixie dust from bow to stern.
Be among the first to explore the awesome:
AquaDunk 1 of 22
AquaDunk on the Disney Magic is a thrilling three-story body slide that begins with a surprise launch, sending guests on a near-vertical drop and through a translucent tube that extends 20 feet over the side of the ship. This new water feature will take guests for a swift and splashy ride on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Aqua Lab 2 of 22
In the new Aqua Lab water playground on the Disney Magic, families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers. Interactive games keep the kids moving, while the Twist n' Spout water slide gets them delightfully drenched. The AquaLab is just one of the exciting new additions to debut on the Disney Magic this fall.
Avenger’s Academy 3 of 22
Marvel's Avengers Academy in Disney's Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic invites young crime-fighters into a high-tech command post used by The Avengers for special missions and operations training. Throughout the base, displays featuring some of the equipment that make The Avengers the earth's mightiest heroes Iron Man's suit of armor, Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer — inspire super hero "recruits" through their academy missions. Avengers Academy opens on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Andy’s Room 4 of 22
Andy's Room, a new multi-level youth space in Disney's Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic, brings the stars of the Disney-Pixar "Toy Story" film trilogy to life. Stocked with all of Andy's favorite toys, the room features a giant, working Mr. Potato Head, larger-than-life version of the lovable "Toy Story" piggy bank, Hamm, and Slinky Dog slide, the most fun way to descend to the toy room floor. Andy's Room opens on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Mickey Mouse Club 5 of 22
Mickey Mouse Club is a new youth area in Disney's Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic where kids can create crafts and play games on custom, ear-shaped tables, in a room splashed with Mickey's signature colors of red, yellow and black. This new club will be open to young cruisers on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock in the fall.
Pixie Hollow 6 of 22
Pixie Hollow in Disney's Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic invites guests into the enchanted land of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Tree branches overhead create a forest scene, with Tinker Bell's teapot house serving as a closet filled with fanciful costumes for dress up. With the help of a little pixie dust, this new youth space will be revealed after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock this fall.
Oceaneeer Club 7 of 22
Disney's Oceaneer Club, open to 3-to-12-year-old children, is a completely re-imagined area on the Disney Magic that transports children to the magical realms of brave super heroes, adventuresome toys, fanciful fairies and Mickey Mouse's club for creativity and fun. Young guests on the Disney Magic will be greeted by giant storybook facades in Disney's Oceaneer Club after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Oceaneer Lab 8 of 22
Disney's Oceaneer Lab on the Disney Magic is a themed area that takes pint-sized pirates on a journey of discovery, exploration and adventures. Adorned with giant, nautical ropes belayed around columns and ancient navigation maps, the seafaring fun spot lets children create, play and explore with high-tech and high-touch games, video walls and digital stations. The reimagined Oceaneer Lab will debut on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
It’s a Small World Nursery 9 of 22
The youngest (and smallest) cruisers — ages three months to three years — can enjoy the new It's a Small World Nursery on the Disney Magic. Inspired by the namesake Disney Parks attraction, this whimsical world is a place of age-specific fun and discovery, with trained counselors. The enhanced nursery will be complete after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock this fall.
Carioca’s 10 of 22
The vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro creates an energetic atmosphere in Carioca's, a new restaurant on the Disney Magic. During the day, buffet meals feature a festival theme before night falls and the atmosphere transforms into an after-hours scene of Rio de Janiero, with city-side windows softly illuminated and lanterns flickering overhead. Carioca's will offer a new dining experience for guests sailing on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Cabanas 11 of 22
Cabanas on the Disney Magic, drawing inspiration from Australian influences with uniquely Disney touches, includes a beach-themed dining room that has beach umbrellas and teak Adirondack chairs to create a sunny "down under" dÃ©cor for guests. A casual dining experience with food and beverage stations during daytime hours and a table-service restaurant each evening, Cabanas will be added to the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Animator’s Palate 12 of 22
Animator's Palate on the Disney Magic, one of the most popular restaurants on the Disney ships, is updated with all-new, animation-adorned walls and larger high-definition flat-screens to provide the best views of the animation magic that takes place all around. The redesigned Animator's Palate on the Disney Magic will offer guests a new interactive dining experience after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
O’Gills 13 of 22
O'Gills on the Disney Magic is an Irish pub and sports bar recalling traditional pub days of olde, designed with rich green accents and traditional decor. Live televised athletic events are on tap for sports-lovers. Exclusively for adult guests, the pub is part of After Hours, the nighttime entertainment district opening this fall after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock. (O'Gills on the Disney Fantasy pictured here)
Palo 14 of 22
Disney Cruise Line's popular adult-exclusive Palo restaurant receives a makeover on the Disney Magic, with stylish wood fixtures, glass artwork panels, decorative lighting and hand-tufted carpet. Guests will enjoy the new elegant design of Palo after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock this fall.
After Hours: Keys 15 of 22
Keys on the Disney Magic is a piano bar and lounge perfect for guests wanting a low-key nighttime experience. In this new adult-exclusive venue, guests can wind down listening to the soft sounds of the piano and sipping cocktails in a refined retreat. The piano bar is part of After Hours, the nighttime entertainment district opening this fall after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock.
After Hours: Fathoms 16 of 22
Fathoms on the Disney Magic is a night club inspired by the excitement of the sea that utilizes special effects, lighting and sound to create different atmospheres from early evening to night. Exclusively for adult guests, the night club is part of After Hours, the nighttime entertainment district opening this fall after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock.
D Lounge 17 of 22
The reimagined D Lounge on the Disney Magic offers a variety of family-friendly games, shows, dances and activities designed for everyone to join. Colorful furnishings complement the contemporary feel of this area, encouraging creative and kinetic fun for everyone. This family-friendly lounge will open on the Disney Magic this fall, after the ship undergoes dry dock.
Atrium 18 of 22
The grand atrium lobby on the Disney Magic, inspired by elegant art deco and elements of the sea, features a palette of vibrant coral, blue and aquamarine, a dazzling new chandelier and a grand staircase. Exuding the elegance of the early 20th century ocean liners, the redesigned Disney Magic atrium will be complete after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Senses Spa & Salon 19 of 22
Senses Spa & Salon on the Disney Magic features a redesigned salon area with additional styling, manicure and pedicure stations with the latest equipment. A new two-chair barbershop offers a variety of grooming services for men including haircuts, and the ultimate in men's facial pampering hot-lathered shaves. Expanded by 725 square feet, the new design of the Senses Spa & Salon will be revealed after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock this fall.
Staterooms 20 of 22
Staterooms on the Disney Magic have been redesigned with new-nautical dÃ©cor and more usable space including elevated bed frames that provide storage room underneath. Enhanced staterooms on the Disney Magic will be complete after the ship undergoes dry dock in the fall.
Concierge Suites 21 of 22
Concierge Suites on the Disney Magic have been redesigned with more space and new luxurious dÃ©cor, featuring an ocean-view quarter where guests can relax in the comfort of their own suite. The enhanced concierge suites will debut on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
Walt Disney Royal Suite 22 of 22
The Walt Disney Royal Suite on the Disney Magic has been redesigned with new dÃ©cor, featuring high-end furnishes in a spacious ocean-view quarter where guests can relax in the comfort of their own suite. The enhanced Walt Disney Royal Suite will welcome guests into their home away from home after the Disney Magic undergoes dry dock this fall.
And if you want to be one of the first to take a virtual ride on AquaDunk, check out the Disney Cruise Line Facebook page today at 12 p.m. ET to “experience” this extreme thrill slide through the eyes of Donald Duck!
Here’s a sneak peek:
Want more info? Check out Disney Parks.
Follow@DisneyCruise and #DisneyMagic on Twitter for exciting updates on the Disney Magic’s transformation!
Photo credits: Disney Cruise Line
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