Yesterday we brought you concept art for the three story AquaDunk body slide that will be added to the Disney MAGIC cruise ship when it hits dry dock later this year. Today I wanted to show you another enhancement that will be made to the vessel while “under construction” from September 7-October 10, 2013 in Cadiz, Spain.
When guests board the Disney Magic, they enter the grand atrium lobby that is redesigned to be “elegant art deco, inspired by elements of the sea,” says Joe Lanzisero, senior creative vice president for Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Filmmaking is the history of our company and in film the ‘establishing shot’ sets the scene,” he says. “This is the same with the atrium, as we begin telling our story.”
The spacious and spectacular three-deck lobby features hand-tufted, custom-made carpet that dazzles in a palette of vibrant coral, blue and aquamarine seashell-inspired designs. The art deco atrium chandelier is inspired by rays of the sun and the glisten of the surface of the ocean. Opulent furnishings, a grand piano and giant portholes recall the days of early 20th century ocean liners.
The lobby’s centerpiece is a cold-cast bronze statue of “Helmsman Mickey,” ever-smiling and keeping watch as guests stroll past. The famed statue, which has stood in the atrium since the ship was launched, will receive a special makeover bringing new luster to its golden hue.
Have You Sailed on the Disney MAGIC? Are You Excited About the Renovations?
On the Disney Dream Cruise Ship there is a special night dubbed “Pirate Night”. On Pirate Night, a special buffet is set up inside Cabanas on Deck 11. I’ve never made it to the Pirate Night buffet because we’ve always had second seating dinner and I am just not hungry by the time the buffet rolls around.
This last cruise aboard the DREAM our cabin was near the aft of the ship and we could take the elevator located inside Cabanas down to our stateroom so I decided to walk through the buffet area and check out the watermelon sculptures I had heard legend of and I wanted to share them with you. pretty impressive huh?
What do you think of Pirate Night on the Disney Cruise Line?
The Disney Cruise Line DREAM and FANTASY have the AquaDuck so it’s only fitting that the Disney MAGIC should get its very own monster water slide! AquaDunk on the Disney Magic is a thrilling three-story body slide that begins with a surprise launch, sending guests on a near-vertical drop and through a translucent tube that extends 20 feet over the side of the ship. This new water feature will take guests for a swift and splashy ride on the Disney Magic after the ship undergoes dry dock this fall.
In addition to the AquaDunk, the ship will get a second water enhancement in the form of the AquaLab. In the AquaLab water playground on the Disney Magic, families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers. Interactive games keep the kids moving, while the Twist n’ Spout water slide gets them delightfully drenched.