CELEBRATION, Fla. – Family fun in the sun has never been better aboard the Disney Magic with completely re-imagined recreation and relaxation areas on the ship’s pool decks.
From free-falling water slides to laughter-filled splash zones there are plenty of new outdoor places and spaces, whether guests want to wade or just relax in the shade.
The upper decks of the Disney Magic have been redesigned for plenty of splashtacular fun, with waterful adventures that include a three-story, near-vertical water slide for thrill-seekers and a Huey, Dewey and Louie-themed toddler splash zone for smaller ducklings.
Having areas for all age groups to play and for families to create new memories was the driving goal for Walt Disney Imagineering when it designed the new pool deck areas. Another goal was to add more covered outdoor areas so guests could escape the rays of the seafaring sun.
“From small children to teens to adults, everyone has a space to have fun in the sun and water,” says Joe Lanzisero, senior creative vice president for Walt Disney Imagineering. “We added more water play areas, dynamic slides, interactive elements for the kids and more shade.”
Get Wet (Quickly!) on the AquaDunk
Water thrills (and spills!) are found on the AquaDunk, a 37-foot-tall body slide that begins with a surprise launch. Riders step inside a translucent tube and await the near-vertical launch that takes place when the floor beneath them—surprise—opens like a trap door. The drop sends guests on an exhilarating, swift and splashy ride, starting high atop the forward funnel on Deck 13 and ending on Deck 10.
Another thrilling feature of the slide that some might say that will send guests “over the edge” is the AquaDunk design—the tube extends 20 feet over the side of the ship.
Guests who choose to spectate rather than participate will be able to see the free-falling fun from many vantage points on the top decks. Guests taller than 48 inches can enjoy the AquaDunk.
A Whimsical Water Playground—and One Angry Bird
The new AquaLab on the Disney Magic provides water fun for everyone. Guests can soak in the sun and get soaked at this interactive water playground open to kids age 3 and older.
In the AquaLab, families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space, while the Twist ‘n’ Spout water slides gets them delightfully drenched. Pop jets scattered around the deck spray randomly while “water boilers” provide a cooling splash with spray churning from their extra-leaky rivets.
One especially ducky water feature is an onboard homage to the “original angry bird” himself, Donald Duck. The Donald Boiler is a duck-shaped figure whose hotheaded temper triggers periodic bursts of high-pressure mist, accompanied by a temper-tantrum water gusher. Interactive buttons on The Donald Boiler help guests get into the frenetic fun.
Another (and more tame) water slide—the Twist ‘n’ Spout—takes riders through a series of spirals and turns, with three large loops turning them in opposite directions.
Tots up to age 3 are invited to play in the new Nephews’ Splash Zone, a splash-a-second space dedicated to interactive fun and starring Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. The area features all sorts of water play with pop jets, squirting figures of Donald Duck’s nephews and plenty of high seas hijinks they’ve created for “Unca Donald.”
More Poolside Fun for Everyone
Because many guests enjoy a classic swimming pool experience, the Disney Magic also offers Goofy’s Pool for families and Quiet Cove Pool—a pool exclusively for adults on Deck 9 for a refreshing dip, or a tranquil day lounging poolside in a deck chair.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.