I thought it was time to visit another lobby, and planned to focus on the Dream with Admiral Donald. However, I’ve already shared the Disney Fantasy twice with the most recent decorated for Christmas. So, I felt it was about time to showcase one of the classic ships with the Disney Magic, who is celebrating her 15th birthday this year.
There are so many wonderful Art Deco design elements that converge to welcome passengers as they step inside the lobby of the Disney Magic.
Once onboard, passengers will be greeted by the bronze statue of Helmsman Mickey on the steps in front of Lumiere’s. The Helmsman Mickey is based on the eight foot tall Man at the Wheel statue at the Fisherman’s Memorial in Gloucester, Massachusetts. There is an exact copy of the statue at Tokyo DisneySea at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan.
The Disney Magic’ Helmsman Mickey Statue sits out front of Lumiere’s and welcomes passengers aboard in the Atrium Lobby on deck 3.
Unfortunately, Chihuly’s work of art will be removed from the Disney Magic when it goes in for dry dock beginning September 7th. It will be missed, but the new design should be easier to dust. Helmsman Mickey will remain, but will be relocated to the port side, and the starboard staircase will be removed.