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Behind-the-Scenes of the Disney Magic Transformation

posted on October 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


This past Thursday, the Disney Magic left the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, kicking off our final countdown to the ship’s relaunch in Miami. We know many of you have been curious about our pixie dusting process, so we asked some of our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what’s been going on the past several weeks.

First up, a glimpse at the transformation happening on the ship in the spaces just for adults. Take a look at this video, and check back tomorrow for a sneak peek into the kids clubs!

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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Disney Magic Transformation Update: Week 5

posted on October 10th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Today the Disney Magic began her journey across the Atlantic Ocean, starting our countdown for the ship’s relaunch in Miami! Over the next 10 days, we’ll be putting the finishing touches on the ship and getting ready for the first guests on October 20. Helmsman Mickey is eagerly awaiting you to step aboard!
Helmsman Mickey Aboard the Disney Magic

In case you aren’t following @DisneyCruise on Twitter yet, here’s a look back at some of the photos we shared this past week, including the atrium chandeliers, Hamm in Andy’s Room and the refreshed Animator’s Palate. It’s looking great, isn’t it?

Atrium Chandeliers on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic Hamm in Andy's Room on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic The Refreshed Animator’s Palate 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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Disney Magic Transformation Update: Week 4

posted on October 4th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


We’re less than one week away from the Disney Magic leaving the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain for her journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Miami! As we near the end of the fourth week of our pixie dusting process, I’m happy to report we’re on schedule and making significant progress in the Disney Magic transformation.

Here’s a first look at the nearly completed O’Gill’s Pub for adults…
Disney Magic Transformation Update: O’Gill’s Pub

…and the staircase in Andy’s Room for kids.
Disney Magic Transformation Update: Andy’s Room

This past week on Twitter we shared a few sneak peeks of reimagined details and asked you to guess their location on the ship. Did you guess correctly? We gave you two looks inside Animator’s Palate

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….and showed you a chandelier in the atrium lobby.
Disney Magic Transformation Update:Chandelier in the Atrium Lobby

Be sure to follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more Disney Magic photos this week.

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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A Taste of South America at Carioca’s on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

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


One of the brand-new spaces coming to the Disney Magic is Carioca’s, a fun and festive dining room named after Donald Duck’s parrot pal in “The Three Caballeros,” Jose Carioca. Designed to be fun by day and elegant by night, the energetic atmosphere in Carioca’s is inspired by the vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro.

A Taste of South America at Carioca’s on the Re-imagined Disney Magic A Taste of South America at Carioca’s on the Re-imagined 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. A scenery scrim is drawn to conceal the buffet and kitchen areas for dinner service, providing a more elegant dining locale.

In this video, see some of the mouthwatering cuisine, inspired by South America, you can taste at Carioca’s when the Disney Magic relaunches in Miami.

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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Disney Magic Transformation Update: Week 3

posted on September 24th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


New stories are quickly coming to life on the Disney Magic! Today, I have for you the very first sneak peek inside the ship at one of the magical spaces for kids, Andy’s Room in Disney’s Oceaneer Club.
Andy’s Room in Disney’s Oceaneer Club on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic

Now that the walls in this room are nearly complete, popular stars of the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” film trilogy are starting to call this multi-level activity area home.
Andy’s Room in Disney’s Oceaneer Club on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic

One of Andy’s favorite toys, Slinky, found his way to the ship this week and is being magically transformed into a Slinky Dog slide. He’ll soon be joined by Mr. Potato Head and the lovable piggy bank, Hamm.

Since these toys are larger-than-life, kids on the re-imagined Disney Magic will feel toy-sized themselves! Which “Toy Story” friend will your little ones play with first when the Disney Magic relaunches in Miami?

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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Disney Magic Transformation Update: Week 2

posted on September 19th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


We’re only into our second week of the dry dock process, and already we’re seeing glimpses of the Disney Magic transformation taking place! Pictured here are the stairs to AquaDunk, the new thrill slide which will start high atop the ship’s funnel.

The Stairs to AquaDunk on the Disney Magic

Many other new features for the upper decks are coming together, and the steelwork for the new Cabanas is in position. In addition, all staterooms are ready for their new furniture, carpet and beds!

To put the scope of this project in perspective, more than 3,000 people are working together on the Disney Magic transformation, including outfitters, shipyard workers, Disney Imagineers and cast members and Disney Magic crew members. These people represent more than 60 nationalities and more than 100 different companies.

Kudos to the entire team of people who are working together to make the Disney Magic even more beautiful than before. I, for one, cannot wait to see their 18 months of planning and hard work payoff when the reimagined Disney Magic sets sail from Miami!

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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Entertainment for the Whole Family on the Reimagined Disney Magic

posted on September 18th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


The Disney Magic is now in her second week of transformation, and I’ve gotten reports from the team at the shipyard that the pixie dusting process is going great!

With the ship’s relaunch in Miami quickly approaching, I’m more excited than ever about the cool new experiences for guests of all ages. Today I want to give you a glimpse at ways the entire family can have fun, including dance parties and game shows at D Lounge, Broadway-style musicals in the Walt Disney Theatre and celebratory parties up on deck.

Check it all out in this video, and let me know in the comments which fun activity is at the top of your family’s to-do list.


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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Disney Magic Transformation Update from Disney Cruise Line

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


This past weekend, the Disney Magic arrived to Cadiz, Spain, where she is getting a pixie-dusted makeover for her relaunch in Miami this fall.
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We’ve gotten great reports from our team at the shipyard, where they’ve told us work is happening in shifts around the clock. There are more than 500 specific projects to be completed over the course of our time in Cadiz, making this dry dock one of the largest ever performed in the cruise industry.

Since we first announced the reimagineering of the Disney Magic, I’ve given you a sneak peek at several of the spaces being transformed. Take a look back at some of my past posts, and let me know in the comments if you’re joining me in the countdown to the reimagined Disney Magic!

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New Water Adventures Coming to the Upper Decks of the Disney Magic

posted on September 10th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


The Disney Magic began her grand reimagineering this week in Cadiz, Spain! With all of the exciting new spaces coming aboard the ship, I’m sure you’re just as eager as I am to experience it for yourself when the ship relaunches in Miami this fall.

In the final video of the Disney Magic Re-imagined series, Danny Forster gives a sneak peek at all the splashtacular features that will be waiting for you on the upper decks, including a thrilling new waterslide and interactive play areas for the whole family. Take a look…

If you missed any of the other videos hosted by Danny Forster, you can watch the entire series on the Disney Cruise Line YouTube channel.

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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Disney Magic Begins Magical Transformation Tomorrow

posted on September 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Tomorrow the Disney Magic returns to Spain, not only marking the end of Disney Cruise Line’s summer in Europe but also the beginning of the ship’s “reimagineering” transformation! The Disney Magic will relaunch from Miami this fall with brand new spaces and reimagined areas.

Disney Magic Begins Magical Transformation Tomorrow

We want you to be a part of this pixie dust process, so we’ll be giving you updates along the way, including a behind-the-scenes look straight from the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain!

What fun facts and sneak peeks are you hoping to get while the Disney Magic is being reimagined?

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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