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New Stories Come to Life for Kids on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

posted on October 26th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Now that Disney cruisers are calling the re-imagined Disney Magic their home-away-from-home on tropical getaways from Miami, we’ll be taking a look at what guests love most about the ship’s transformation over the next couple of weeks.

Some of the most dramatic enhancements on the ship are to the areas just for kids, leaving many grown-ups (including me) a bit envious! Parents will have a chance to check out these spaces during Open House on their cruise, but first I’ll give you my own virtual tour of the transformed youth spaces, starting today with Disney’s Oceaneer Club.

A bright, open area, perfect for group play and special activities, is the entry point for kids before they are transported to a magical realm of their choice. Giant storybook facades line the walls, marking the adventures and stories they can join.
Mickey Mouse Club Aboard the Re-imagined Disney Magic

Mickey Mouse Club Aboard the Re-imagined Disney Magic Mickey Mouse Club Aboard the Re-imagined Disney Magic

Mickey Mouse Club is inspired by a new series of two-dimensional short cartoons that borrow from the style of Mickey Mouse’s character in the 1930s and place the world’s most famous mouse in contemporary settings like Paris, New York, Tokyo and Venice. Designed for the younger ones, kids can create crafts on ear-shaped tables, play with wacky, magnetic spinning gears (known as Goofy Gears) and enjoy a pixie-dusted version of the classic kids memory challenge, Mickey’s Memory Match Game.
Pixie Hollow

Pixie Hollow, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship Pixie Hollow, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Themed to another favorite, classic Disney character, Pixie Hollow is an enchanted land where Tinker Bell and her fairy friends live. In this magical forest setting, tree branches wind their way around the space and Tinker Bell’s teapot house serves as a closet filled with fanciful costumes for dress up. Here kids can make crafts while sitting on stools shaped like mushrooms and acorns or play on computers shrouded in tree branches.
Andy's Room, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Andy's Room, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship Andy's Room, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

The stars of the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” film trilogy come to life in Andy’s Room, a multi-level activity area stocked with Andy’s favorite toys. Kids, who feel toy-sized themselves in this space, can craft their own Mr. Potato Head creation and put larger-than-life sized coins in the “Toy Story” piggy bank, Hamm. Or they can climb the stairs to the top of Andy’s bed and take the super-fun Slinky Dog slide back down.
Avenger's Academy, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

venger's Academy, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship Andy's Room, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

And finally, the all-new space guests have been talking about most, Marvel’s Avengers Academy transports young crime-fighters to a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) — a technologically advanced remote command post used by Marvel’s The Avengers for special missions and operations training. There’s no shortage of high-tech fun here with special lighting, audio effects, computer stations and a giant video wall to assist in the multi-day “training” and super hero missions.

The addition of Marvel’s Avengers Academy marks the first time Marvel Super Heroes have been introduced on a Disney Cruise Line ship, so I know many of you are looking forward to hearing about the epic experiences for kids taking place. Check back next week to find out more, and let me know in the comments how excited your little cruisers are to be transported to the Marvel Universe on the re-imagined Disney Magic.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for all of the exciting updates about the Disney Magic’s transformation! While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DisneyMagic.

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Christine on October 26th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Wow, Disney Magic looks AMAZING! And lots of fun too. Does Magic sail to Zákynthos (Zante) Island, GR in the Ionian Sea? My husband’s family heritage hails from the verdant Island di Fiori, which is the sight of the immeasurably beautiful Shipwreck Beach.

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Ritzy from RI on October 26th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

These brand-new enhancements look absolutely terrific! Our family first cruised on the Disney Magic when my son was only three months old. He’s turning eight this weekend. He loves Disney, computers, high-tech, and super heroes. The next time we sail on the fabulously re-imagined Disney Magic it will be next to impossible to remove him from the Marvel’s Avengers Academy. My newly-minted teenage daughter is the thrill seeker of the family, so she can’t wait to slide down the AquaDunk! As for my husband and I, we are very much looking forward to some delectable South American cuisine at Carioca’s, and the brand-new after hours adult district. The re-imagined Disney Magic will delight everyone with truly amazing experiences!

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Mary from SC on October 26th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

We are sailing on the Magic in April. I am super excited to see the new designs! My two girls are going to love the new play area!

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Ann from North Yorkshire on October 28th, 2013 at 2:34 am

We can’t wait for our 2nd Disney Magic Transatlantic Cruise in May 2014. We celebrated our Golden Wedding on it in 2011 and are doing it again for our 53rd anniversary. Counting the days!!!

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Jessica on November 5th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

This looks awesome! We have never cruised before but are looking to book soon. Are parents allowed in the oceaneers club or is it simple drop off? How do you all feel about dropping your kids off? Mine are older 3rd and 1st grade but it still makes me a bit nervous.

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