While the Disney Magic® is in dry dock from Sept. 6-24, 2008, the ship will undergo a series of upgrades that will benefit Guests of all ages. Here is an overview of the exciting enhancements to take place aboard the 2,700 passenger cruise ship:
Indulgence and Relaxation
Quiet Cove Pool, the serene retreat reserved for the enjoyment of adults, will undergo a makeover including upgrades to Cove Café, the pool and the deck area. Cove Café, the ship’s sophisticated coffee lounge, will incorporate a new seating area with plush, comfortable chairs providing the perfect venue to relax while sipping a cup of gourmet coffee. Meanwhile, the adult pool will be outfitted with soothing, cascading waterfalls from the two hot tubs. Teak deck and lounge chairs with plush cushions will line the pool, creating an inviting, stylish ambiance in line with the Vista Spa and Salon.
Fun for the Little Ones
For more efficient and hassle-free check-ins, there will be new registration areas for Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a Neverland-themed play space for children ages three to seven, and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, a whacky and interactive laboratory exclusively for children ages eight to twelve. This sets the stage for incorporating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the youth activity areas later this year. With RFID tags embedded on wristbands, children will simply tap a sensor to check in and out of the clubs.
Even the youngest cruisers will have a “splashtacular” time at the new Mickey’s Splash Zone, a toddler water playground inspired by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Disney’s Fantasia. This 385-square-foot extension to the Mickey’s Pool on Deck 9 will feature star- and moon-shaped interactive fountains, a soft play surface and whimsical splash zones for an inviting environment for children not yet toilet trained and in swim diapers.
The Guest Staterooms onboard the Disney Magic® are receiving an infusion of technology with the installation of LCD flat-screen television sets. The new 22-inch units will be mounted on a swivel arm to allow easy viewing from multiple locations within the stateroom.