The Magic aboard the Disney Magic Ship

I had the wonderful opportunity to tour Disney Cruise line’s Disney Magic ship this weekend. I actually vacationed with my family on The Magic in the summer of 2012 and the ship surely lived up to its name being Magic. Since then the boat has been renovated and boy can I tell you just when you thought it couldn’t possibly can better, Disney out did itself again.

The Disney Magic is currently sailing out of NYC with destinations including Bahamas, Caribbean, and Canada. I’m super excited about the new Marvel’s Day at Sea debuting in the fall of 2017 but I’ll touch more on that shortly. Right now the ship is in full halloween decor for the Halloween on the High Seas 7 night cruise. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the amazing amenities.

Upon media check in I was brought on a tour of this magnificent ship. Since I already vacationed on the Magic I was super excited to see the changes but wasn’t expecting myself to turn into a little girl at Christmas. There is just something about the Magic of Disney that turns everyone into an ecstatic little kid again. I swear Disney is the fountain of youth.

Everyone who cruises talks about the food. Disney cruise lines attention to detail at meal time is second to NON. There is truly nothing that can compare. You will never ask for something twice as a matter of fact you may never ask once because they seam to have this super power that they can just read your mind. Haha! Seriously though, they are that good. My dad needs to follow a low sodium diet the servers over heard our conversation the first night of our cruise back in 2012 and every night he had a low sodium meal option/version. You’re truly treated like royalty.

Throughout the day you have many different casual dining choices. I snapped a few of these while on the tour this weekend.

You can grab a slice of pizza poolside at Pinocchio’s Pizzeria

Enjoy a bite at daisy’s de lites buffet

Cabanas is a boardwalk themed buffet with made to order lunch and dinner time favorites.

Disney has an innovative one-of-a kind Rotational Dining, where you literally “rotate” to one of 3 different restaurants each night. Each restaurant offers a unique menu and that same impeccable service.

Your main dining options are:

Lumiere’s where you’ll relive the magic of Beauty and the Beast at this restaurant named after Lumiere the candelabra character from the hit movie. Breakfast and lunch offer American cuisine and you’ll savor on French fare for dinner.

Cariocas where you’ll enjoy American and South American dishes at this jubilant restaurant inspired by Disney’s The Three Caballeros.

Animator’s Palate which was were I had lunch during disneys media event this weekend. It was delish.

How cute is this animated fantasia Mickey menu?

Every detail fits the theme. Even the butter knife is a paint brush. 

Once we sat in our seat a place mat with a marker for us to sketch our own animation was waiting for us. This was fun for the adults and would surely keep the kids occupied.

My meal was delish I must have been so hungry I forgot to take a picture of it but I surely didn’t forget to photograph dessert. HA!

I loved all the art on the walls outside the restaurant too.

This Pinocchio sketch gets me because it reminds me so much of my little baby Joey.

The entertainment on the ship is spectacular. I was able to see first hand while watching Tangled, The Musical in The Walt Disney Theatre. It was truly a broadway performance.

Let’s talk character greetings, while traveling on a Disney cruise you don’t have to worry about character greetings because they are constantly around. There’s a roll call prompt on the main level that tells you which character is where and when they will be there. Lucky for me I got to meet this handsome fellow and even got to take a selfie with my favorite mouse. 

One of my fave things on the itinerary was the mixology in the Keys Lounge. We learned how to make these awesome cocktails by ourselves. The blueberry mojito was my favorite.

Now if us moms and dads are going to be mixing away at the mixology we’re going to need a fun and safe place for the kids. Well lucky for us Disney has us covered for children ages 3-12. Not only is the Oceaneer Club fun, it’s safe and clean and SUPER cool!!

There’s all different themes inside the Oceaneer Club.

Andy’s Room:

Designed to look like Andy from Toy Story’s bedroom, is just the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

Pixie Hollow:

Where you can hang like Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:

Marvel’s Avengers Academy:

This place is awesome! My sons would absolutely love this. I even got to meet Captain America himself and become an agent. 

I also mentioned before about the club being clean. This state of the art hand washing sink was so cool. As an adult it made me giddy washing my hands in there. The kids would love it. You put your hands in and water comes out and washing them for you.

Now don’t fret if your little ones aren’t old enough for the Oceaneer Club you can still have some adult time while the little ones stay  in the It’s A Small World Nursery. 
I am currently on a fitness buff. I’m in the gym at least 5 days a week and when vacationing I try not to fall to off track. I loved the gym on board. It’s a workout with a view.

The spa is a place I would love to get lost in. 

While a Disney vacation seams obvious that it’s geared towards the children there really are so many adult only options so you don’t have to feel like kids are always in your face. They even have an adult only pool on the pool deck. Don’t mind the rainy photos it was raining in NY during our tour.   

Now adult time sounds great but can we talk about this slide. You stand up straight and then the floor drops beneath you and you shoot through the slide. Sounds like fun to me. 
You can enjoy movies and trivia by the pool as well.

I had the chance to chat with the cruise director Clayton. Of all the places he’s traveled around the world he said Santorini, Greece is his favorite although he has a love for each destination. He also advised us that he believes the boats hidden gem is the Rainforest in the spa where you can enjoy their amazing saunas. Thanks Clayton for taking the time to chat with us and keep up the good work.

So I don’t know if this post sold you on a Disney cruise but it sure sold me! Haha I can’t wait to get to booking.

Thanks so much to my friends at Disney for a great day aboard the Disney Magic it was a truly magical day.

Look out for my next post about Marvels Avengers Day at Sea coming Fall 2017.
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Love Always,



One thought on “The Magic aboard the Disney Magic Ship

  1. well said Tara.)))) the Disney Magic looks so Magical….Im s o excted cant wait to do another cruise on the Disney Magic with all of u guys love you Aunt Angela {see real soon}

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