At the ‘Monstrous Summer’ media event being held at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line today confirmed a Stitch Kingdom report that it will be bringing some of the more popular attractions and amenities of its Disney Dream and Fantasy cruise ships to the Disney Magic, the first of its four ships, when it goes into dry dock later in the year.
Included in the exciting additions are an abbreviated form of the industry-first AquaDuck waterslide, called the AquaDunk, which takes guests over the edge of the ship. The AquaDuck will be joined by the Fantasy’s water play area, the AquaLab, as well as a new waterslide dubbed the Twist N’ Spout. Additionally, a new infant/toddler water play area referred to as the Nephew’s Splash Zone.
Children at sea will also be amongst the first to benefit from the Marvel acquisition, as Disney Cruise Line introduces four immersive experiences in its Oceaneer’s Club as on the newer ships. New play areas will be themed to: Marvel’s Avengers Academy (inspired by an upcoming animated television series on Disney XD); Mickey Mouse Club, inspired by the new shorts; and the already familiar Andy’s Room from Pixar’s Toy Story and Pixie Hollow.
Dining changes are also scheduled to take place such as a long anticipated conversion of Parrot Cay to Carioca’s, named after Donald Duck’s Brazilian Saludos Amigos co-star, Jose. The restaurant will be will be Brazilian-influenced, themed to an outdoor marketplace during festival. Animator’s Palette will also be receiving the Animation Magic treatment, as experienced aboard the Disney Fantasy.
The ship’s adults-only district, Beat Street, will be re-themed and now titled After Hours. It will feature O’Gills as found on the Disney Fantasy, along with an undersea-themed club called Fathoms and a piano bar named Keys.
Below is a gallery of all the hi-res concept art recently released for the re-imagined Disney Magic:
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Concept video for Disney Cruise Line AquaDunk:
Walt Disney World has also already confirmed our previous report for all of the events surrounding it ‘Monstrous Summer’ event which includes an ‘all-nighter’ 24 hour party at the Magic Kingdom on May 24 (as well as at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure), a re-themed Monsters University student union meet and greet at Disney’s’ Hollywood Studios and new Monsters University-inspired jokes introduced to Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.