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Seafaring Fun Grows for Little Cruisers on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

posted on October 30th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Earlier this week I gave you inside looks at one of the transformed spaces for little cruisers on the Disney Magic, Disney’s Oceaneer Club including Marvel’s Avengers Academy. But one part I didn’t tell you about is the secret passageway that connects Oceaneer Club to another magical realm – Disney’s Oceaneer Lab!

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Adorned with giant, nautical ropes belayed around columns, ancient navigation maps on the walls and compasses emblazoned throughout the décor, Oceaneer Lab takes pint-sized pirates on a journey of discovery, exploration and adventure.

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This seafaring fun spot has video walls and digital stations for games, an animator’s studio for budding artists and a pirate workshop for experiments and art projects. Plus, Navigator Simulators let young buccaneers take the wheel and captain a ship through the mysterious waters of the Caribbean.

Just down the hall for the youngest cruisers — ages three months to three years — is the new It’s a Small World Nursery. Inspired by the style of Disney Legend Mary Blair, this whimsical world has cheerful artwork and murals resembling the namesake Disney Parks attraction.

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The space is filled with hands-on features, including horns to honk, wheels to spin and buttons to press, along with colorful, kid-sized tables and chairs for toddlers to enjoy crafts, books and games with caring, trained counselors.

At the back of the nursery, a serene motif and a calm, quiet atmosphere is reserved for naptime. Parents wishing to check on their children without disturbing them can glimpse into the nursery’s main play area through a one-way window.

Now that I’ve given you a virtual tour of the kids spaces, which re-imagined areas on the Disney Magic do you want to see more of next?

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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Kuleen from TX on October 30th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

We take our first cruise ever on the Magic in March. My 11 year old took one look at the word “Lab” and asked if she had to hang out with us at all on the cruise. We have decided to skip shore excursions on our day in port so she will have more time to have fun on board the ship.

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Dustin on October 30th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

As always, Disney knocking it out of the park. I don’t have kids (yet, God willing), but you can just tell these will be a hit with youngsters. The one-way window is an excellent idea!

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