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Considering a Disney Cruise on the Magic?

This is the most comprehensive guide to Disney Magic Cruise Ship information on the Internet.

Real information to make your voyage on Disney Magic as magical as it can be!

About the Disney Magic


Disney Magic History

On July 30, 1998, the Disney Magic made her maiden voyage as the first Disney Cruise Line ship.

Since then the Magic has been extensively renovated - or reimagined - in October of 2013.

Even though this is the oldest ship in their fleet, you would never know. Disney is constantly cleaning, maintaining and repainting to keeps things looking brand new and in top condition.

Sailing the Disney Magic is truly Magic at Sea!

How Big is the Disney Magic?

Disney Magic weighs over 84,000 tons and it is 984 feet in length. The ship is the same size as the Disney Wonder, which was introduced to the Disney Cruise Line fleet at the same time as the Magic.

CAPACITY
Passengers: 2,700
Staterooms: 877
Crew (aka "Cast Members"): 950

The Crew-to-Passenger ratio equals out to one Cast Member for every 2.8 guests!

Disney Magic Facts & Trivia


  • The Disney Magic is 984 feet long - that is longer than Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom
  • The interior is decorated in art nouveau style
  • Each of the 4 DCL ships has a unique statue in their atrium lobby. Disney Magic's lobby statue is Mickey Mouse
  • Patricia Disney (Roy Disney's former wife) is the Godmother of the Disney Magic
  • On an average 7-night cruise aboard the Magic, over 71,500 eggs and are consumed
  • On embarkation day, the crew will load approximately 10,000 suitcases onboard
  • The stern (the back end of the ship) features Goofy painting
  • The bow (the front end of the ship) features Sorcerer Mickey Mouse
  • This ship was built in two halves! Half of the ship was made in Ancona, Italy then towed 100 miles to join the other half near Venice to be welded together
  • The anchor weighs about the same as three adult elephants - 28,200 pounds

Disney Magic Deck Plan


As you read this page, refer back to this map of Disney Magic deck plan often to familiarize yourself with the different locations of Disney Magic's attractions. Click it to enlarge.

Disney Wonder Map

Source: Disney Cruise Line

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IS THAT INCLUDED?
All services / experiences mentioned in this Disney Magic guide are included in the price of your cruise unless otherwise noted.
For more info, read What's Included in a Disney Cruise?

DISNEY MAGIC DINING

Main Dining


About Disney Magic Restaurants

Disney Magic features "Rotational Dining."

On Disney Cruise Line, you'll rotate between three main restaurants, offering you a different dining experience every night for dinner. Your service crew will move with you.

Here are the three Disney Magic restaurants that are part of the rotational dining.


Lumiere's

Deck 3

Exclusive to the Disney Magic, Lumiere’s is a Beauty and the Beast themed dining room. Here you’ll enjoy American cuisine for breakfast and lunch and French fare for dinner. Come and, as they sing, "Be Our Guest"!  


Rapunzel's Royal Table

Deck 3

Another Disney Magic exclusive inspired by the Disney classic, Tangled. This dining experience is part of the rotational dining and features characters, live entertainment, singing and dancing. RRT is like no other! Also open during breakfast and lunch for non-rotational dining.


Animator's Palate

Deck 4

There is a reason this is such a fan-favorite. Experience Disney animations in real life while you eat. We won't reveal too much here, but check out my Animator's Palate tips here - read tips #43-46.

Casual Dining


Disney Magic Cruise Ship Cabanas Buffet
CABANAS

Deck 9

You'll probably become very familiar with Cabanas on your cruise, because it is the main buffet restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (for those who prefer to skip their rotational dining or are late to their Main Dining seating).

So much variety here, they serve snacks, appetizers, desserts and entrees of every kind. Various selections will change from meal to meal, while others are constant fixtures on the menu. If you find a favorite dish, (Mickey Mouse pancakes anyone?) this can be comforting for finicky eaters, especially your little ones.


PRELUDES

Deck 4

You'll find this snack bar outside the Walt Disney Theatre. They serve soda, popcorn and other snacks. All items sold here are an additional charge.

EYE SCREAM TREATS

Deck 9

Every kid's dream come true: all the ice cream you can eat. And it's FREE! Hey, it's vacation, so I say go ahead and indulge your craving while on your Disney Cruise.

Along with soft-serve ice cream, you'll find plenty of toppings. My kids may have gone just a little overboard with the all-you-can-eat (okay me too) but hey...it's vacation!


FROZONE TREATS

Deck 9

Specialty smoothies (frozen fruit with yogurt) are available to purchase here. Conveniently located near the pools.

PETE'S BOILER BITES

Deck 9

We've found this to be a good lunch option. Hot dogs, tacos, hamburgers, chicken tenders and french fries are the main options here.

PINOCCHIO'S PIZZERIA

Deck 9

All day long, you'll find freshly baked pizza here. It's not gourmet food, but sometimes it is convenient and easy to grab a pizza slice or two when you are hungry.

Disney Magic Beverage Station
BEVERAGE STATION

Deck 9

I tend to spend a lot of time visiting the Beverage Station on Deck 9.

Why? Because the drinks here are FREE. Drink options include water, soda, juices, coffee, tea, milk, fruit punch, lemonade, and hot cocoa.

The bars and lounges on board will charge you extra for sodas, but it is free here. Check out tip #48 on my Disney Cruise Tips to enjoy more free soda.


Disney Magic Room Service Menu
ROOM SERVICE

Brought to your stateroom

Disney Magic's room service menu is surprisingly large. The options are available at any time of the night or day.

To get more advice about Disney Magic room service, read tips 54-59 of my 101 Disney Cruise Tips.


Exclusive Dining


Looking for an adult only meal? Or something that will make your little one beam for days on end? The Disney Magic offers exclusive dining opportunities to fulfill those wishes.

Palo

Deck 10

This is the Disney Magic's finest dining experience and it is available only for adults.

In our opinion, the Northern Italian menu is worth the premium fee you pay for it. When you top off the delicious kids-free meal with gorgeous seascapes, you have a brunch or dinner to remember.

Reservations are required and there's a dress code as well, please refer to our Disney Cruise packing list for suggestions on what to wear.


Royal Court Royal Tea

Deck 3 at Lumiere's

Little princes or princesses (3 to 12) can join their favorite Disney characters for a tea party. While this tea party has an additional fee, it includes a chance to meet one-on-one with the princesses and take home a few royal gifts.


DISNEY MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT

Shows


Each night on the Disney Magic, a signature entertainment event will be hosted in the Walt Disney Theatre.

You'll be treated to performances that are legitimately Broadway-caliber. Other acts that are sometimes shown on stage include musicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, hypnotists, or comedians. Sometimes they show a feature movie – typically something Disney-owned that is new to theaters or is coming soon.

The Walt Disney Theatre is located on Deck 4 Forward.


Tangled: The Musical

Tangled is the story of  Rapunzel's fairytale. The characters from the beloved animated film are portrayed by real-life actors on stage. If you know the movie, you'll get to sing along with the familiar songs.  This show is only shown on Disney Magic.


Twice Charmed: an Original Twist on the Cinderella Story

This musical serves as a sequel of sorts to the classic film CinderellaThe premise is simple: what would have happened if Cinderella had never put on that glass slipper?

The stepsisters are back with the wicked stepmother, but there's a new bad guy in the mix: an evil Fairy Godfather.


Disney Dreams

An Enchanted Classic. Disney will inspire your entire family with this classic musical.

Deck Parties


Sail-Away Celebration

Start your Disney Magic voyage with Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale. Together you'll all dance as you sail away from port.

Frozen Deck Party

On select 7-day cruises, you'll step into the atrium and find it has been converted into a winter wonderland, where you will meet all sorts of characters from Arendelle.

This is the start of a day of Frozen-themed activities (scavenger hunt, dinner, evening show, etc).


Disney Magic: Pirate Night! See the shows and fireworks!

Pirate Night

Wear your best pirate outfit to celebrate a full day of activities, character meet and greets, and an impressive deck party.

Of course, it culiminates with a bang, as Disney Magic sets off fireworks into the night sky.

Note: some sailings (like some Alaska) don't feature fireworks.


Marvel Day at Sea

On select 5-night cruises, Disney Magic hosts Marvel's heroes, like the Avengers and Spiderman. If your child loves Iron Man or Captain America, he or she will love meeting them in person.

Other events include a movie marathon, a costume night, and special stunt show that features fireworks and incredible stunts on the ship deck.


Seasonal Celebrations

Halloween and Christmas are special times onboard. The crew adorns the ship with festive decorations and guests experience a fun set of seasonal activities and parties.

Character Greetings


Meet and Greet Characters on Disney Magic

Meet and Greets

One of our favorite parts of any Disney Cruise is getting to meet some of our favorite characters.

We take an autograph book (see our packing list) and collect as many signatures as we can.

The times and characters available to meet vary, so check the DCL app each day.


Frozen Meet and Greet on Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Free Ticketed Events

These events require tickets (they're free at online checkin):

  • Frozen Meet and Greet
  • Princess Gathering
  • Heroic Encounters
  • Star Wars Character Experience

Tickets are limited so reserve them during online checkin. If they are sold out, visit Guest Services as soon as you get on the ship; there are often tickets available there.


Disney Magic: Disney Character Breakfast

Character Breakfast

On select 7+ night cruises, you can eat breakfast with Disney and Disney Junior Characters. They go from table to table, posing for photos, giving high fives, and saying hi.

Tickets are FREE, but they are limited. Again, you'll want to jump on these during online check-in.


Kids Clubs


Disney Magic: It's a Small World Nursery
IT'S A SMALL WORLD NURSERY

Deck 5

Childcare for your wee ones. You can leave kids ages 6 months to 3 years old at the nursery.

The Cast Members at the nursery are well-trained Disney counselors who will feed your child at the proper time, change diapers, and lead the kids in crafts, activities and games.

Additional charge and reservations suggested.

OCEANEER CLUB & LAB

Deck 5

Children ages 3-12 will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day. Each room in the club has a fun theme, completely developed by the best Disney imagineers, such as Andy’s Room, Marvels Super Hero Academy, Disney Junior or Frozen Adventures.

Don’t be surprised if you barely see your kids during the cruise!

EDGE

Deck 9

This hangout is perfect for the tweens and offers a space for them to watch movies, craft, play games and hang out with other kids their age (ages 11-14).

VIBE

Decks 10 & 11

Teens 14-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. Did I mention you might not see your kids that much?

CHILL SPA

Deck 9

A spa for teens 13 to 17 years old. Enjoy a Bath Ice Cream Pedicure, a Hot Chocolate Wrap, an Acne Attack Facial, or much more at this soothing teen spa. Teens get stressed out too! Additional charge applies.

BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOUTIQUE

Deck 10

Disney Magic's very own salon where boys are transformed into knights or pirates, and girls become beautiful princesses. For ages 3-12. Additional charges apply, but at least stop by and get the FREE pixie dust.

Adults Only (18 and up)


FATHOMS

Deck 3

It's a fun hotspot for adults. Enjoy drinks, karaoke, live music, and dancing.

KEYS PIANO BAR

Deck 3

For a relaxing time, grab a seat and enjoy the live piano music and a drink.

O'GILLS PUB

Deck 3

This bar is set up to resemble a pub in Ireland. Come enjoy a drink...make it a frosty pint of something.

SIGNALS BAR

Deck 9

Next to the Quiet Cove Pool, this open air bar is a great spot for getting a drink while gazing at the sea.

COVE CAFE

Deck 9

It's an indoor-outdoor lounge that overlooks the Quiet Cove Pool. They serve baked goods, drinks, and gourmet coffee.

SENSES SPA & SALON

Deck 9

High end salon treatments in a gorgeous spa setting with incredible ocean views.

More Family Fun


Promenade Lounge

Deck 3

Sit down and relax, whether you’re listening to live music, playing trivia, or watching the little ones dance away. You will also find a small toddler play area and an internet cafe inside.

D Lounge

Deck 4

The whole family is welcome to party the night away at the D Lounge. We have had some legendary Karaoke moments here as a family. Music, games and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions you’ll find here.


Disney Magic: Buena Vista Theatre

Buena Vista Theatre

Deck 5

Watch classic movies (usually Disney) or blockbuster new releases (also usually Disney). If you have a couple of hours to kill and you want to escape the sun, this art deco styled movie theater is a fine place to do it.

Funnel Vision

Deck 9

Funnel Vision is a giant screen that shows Disney movies while you chill on Deck 9 or swim in Goofy’s Pool.

Called “Funnel Vision” because it’s mounted onto the forward funnel of the ship.

It's a huge LED screen, totally state of the art.


DISNEY MAGIC POOLS

Goofy's Pool & Mickey's Pool

Deck 9

These two main pools on the Disney Magic are freshwater. There are two whirlpool spas for parents and kids to use together. Lots of fun to hang out poolside, soak up some sun, and watch Funnel Vision movies.

AquaDunk

Deck 9

A thrilling waterslide where the floor drops out and you plunge 3 stories for an exhilarating ride over the edge of the ship!

*Guests must be at least 48" tall to ride the AquaDunk


Twist n' Spout

Deck 9

Two big loops make this Disney Magic waterslide fun for bigger kids. Over 250 feet, this is the centerpiece of the Disney Magic AquaLab water playground.

Nephews Splash Zone

Deck 9

Huey, Dewey, and Louie send water flying every way you turn. Little ones love this splash play zone; it's reserved for toddlers and infants ages 3 and under.

Quiet Cove Pool

Deck 9

My favorite pool because hey, no kids allowed! This adult-only area is reserved to be quiet sanctuary for grownups to escape the kids...err, relax and unwind. It's much quieter and they serve cocktails. Must be age 18+.


DISNEY MAGIC SPORTS & RECREATION


Running Track

Deck 4

Deck 4 has a 1/3 mile track that allows you to run the length of the ship on the port and starboard sides. Enjoy a dazzling view of the open ocean while you run.

Shuffleboard

Deck 4

I don't think my family knows the REAL rules of shuffleboard, but that doesn't stop us from having a good time on the shuffleboard court.

Wide World of Sports

Deck 10

This open-air section of the ship boasts ping-pong, basketball courts, and soccer nets.

Fitness Center

Deck 9

Eat a little too much last night? Work it off at the Fitness Center. I don't normally enjoy working out on vacation, but with the ocean view here...why not?

Gym is free but they have classes for an additional fee. Must be 18 or older to use the Disney Magic fitness center.

DISNEY MAGIC SHOPPING


Sea Treasures

Deck 3

Nautical apparel and official DCL collectibles. These signature items are only available on Disney Cruise Line ships.

White Caps

Deck 4

The one-stop shop onboard. Jewelry, duty-free liquor and cigars, as well as sundries and fragrances.

Mickey's Mainsail

Deck 4

Costumes and accessories go with other DCL merchandise.

Vista Gallery

Deck 4

Even if you're not an art aficionado, any Disney-phile will appreciate the artwork of legendary Disney artists featuring your favorite Disney scenes and characters.

Shutters: The Onboard Photography Shop

Deck 4

This is where you can view all of your cruise photos or arrange private photo sessions with Disney Magic's traveling photographers.

DISNEY MAGIC CONCIERGE

The most luxury and premium stateroom experience you can purchase on Disney Cruise Line is called Concierge.

Concierge Guests have exclusive access to special, Concierge-only areas on the ship, including the Concierge Lounge and Concierge Sundeck.

Concierge Lounge

Deck 10

Concierge guests will enjoy this luxurious, chic escape from the rest of the ship.

The Concierge Level Lounge allows guests to access the internet, drink a cocktail, watch news or sports on a huge TV, and partake of complimentary beverages and food served throughout the day.


Concierge Sundeck

Deck 10

Connected to the Concierge Lounge, you'll find a sundeck available only to Concierge level guests.

Perched above the Quiet Cove Pool, it's a quiet area for sunning and relaxing.

It offers expansive views of the ocean in virtually all directions, and if you want a soda or snack, just pop back into the Concierge Lounge.

Towels and sunscreen are provided.



OTHER ONBOARD SERVICES


Health Center

Deck 1

The Health Center is available when you're feeling sick, need first aid or have a medical emergency.

The clinic keeps regular daily hours to offer care for non-emergencies. If you have an emergency, the ship has a doctor and nurse on call 24/7.


Tender Lobbies

Deck 1

When arriving at most destinations, the ship will dock at a pier, allowing guests to walk off the ship using a gangway.

There are ports, however, where the ship is required to anchor offshore and take a "tender" -- a small boat -- from the ship to the dock.

Guest Services

Deck 3

Got a question or request? This is your place. I have found the crew that manages Guest Services to be very responsive and caring. 

They can help you make spa appointments or dining reservations, plan your vacation by explaining activities, ship amenities, and the ship schedule.

Questions with your bill are handled here. You may also request a free crib or diaper genie here. Book these when you first arrive to make sure you get one.


Port Adventures Desk

Deck 3

Port Adventures Desk will help you plan or book excursions through Disney Cruise Line.

Onboard Sales Desk

Deck 4

Plan and book future Disney Cruises. Why would you book a Disney cruise while on a Disney cruise, you ask? You’d be surprised by how many people do!

It’s all about the perks. It’s pretty much the only way to get a Disney cruise for a discounted price.

Here’s the low down:

  • 10% discount on prevailing rates on your next cruise (concierge-level excluded)
  • Stateroom credit of $100 (3-6 nights) or $200 (7-night cruises or longer)
  • Reduced Deposit on 7-night sailings or longer

You don’t have to decide on a date while on the ship. Just put a $250 deposit down as a placeholder for a future cruise and sail within the next 24 months.


Laundry Facilities

Decks 2,6,7

Self-serve laundry facilities are located on decks 2,6,&7 at mid-ship. Each location has 5 washers, 5 dryers, and 2 irons.

Or if you prefer, full-service laundry and dry cleaning is available as well. Just contact Guest Services for pickup.

DISNEY MAGIC PORTS OF CALL

Want to know where the Disney Magic will be sailing in 2018, 2019 and 2020?

Disney Magic Ports of Call 2018

Disney Magic is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2018:

  • Canada, including:
    • Saint John (New Brunswick), Canada
    • Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada
    • Saguenay (Québec), Canada
    • Baie-Comeau (Québec), Canada
    • Québec City (Québec), Canada
    • Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada
  • Caribbean, including:
    • Castaway Cay
    • Nassau, Bahamas
    • Key West, Florida
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    • Basseterre, St. Kitts
    • King's Wharf, Bermuda
    • Cozumel, Mexico
    • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • New York City, New York
  • Europe, including:
    • Portland (Stonehenge), England
    • Cobh (Cork), Ireland
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Greenock (Glasgow & Edinburgh), Scotland
    • Liverpool, England
    • Kristiansand, Norway
    • Stavanger, Norway
    • Alesund, Norway
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Invergordon, Scotland
    • Dover, England
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Stockholm, Sweden
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany

Disney Magic Ports of Call 2019


Disney Magic is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2019:

  • Canada, including:
    • Saint John (New Brunswick), Canada
    • Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada
    • Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada
  • Caribbean, including:
    • Castaway Cay
    • Nassau, Bahamas
    • Key West, Florida
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    • Basseterre, St. Kitts
    • King's Wharf, Bermuda
    • Cozumel, Mexico
    • George Town, Grand Cayman
    • St. John's, Antigua
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • New York City, New York
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Europe, including:
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Akureyri, Iceland
    • Stavanger, Norway
    • Oslo, Norway
    • Alesund, Norway
    • Olden, Norway
    • Geiranger, Norway
    • Kristiansand, Norway
    • Bergen, Norway
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Marseille, France
    • Cannes, France
    • Villefrance (Monte Carlo / Nice), France
    • Ajaccio (Corsica), France
    • Toulon (Provence), France
    • Genoa (Milan), Italy
    • Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
    • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
    • Naples (Pompeii), Italy
    • Salerno, Italy
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Stockholm, Sweden
    • Fredericia, Denmark
    • Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal
    • Lisbon, Portugal
    • Cádiz, Spain
    • Málaga, Spain
    • Cartagena, Spain
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Cobh (Cork), Ireland
    • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Greenock (Glasgow, Edinburgh), Scotland
    • Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland
    • Dover, England
    • Liverpool, England
    • Portland (Stonehenge), England

Disney Magic Ports of Call 2020

Disney Magic is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2020:

  • Miami, Florida
  • Castaway Cay (Disney's Private Island)
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Key West, Florida
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Kirkwall (Orkney Island), Scotland
  • Dover, England