There is an all new video released today that provides a closer look at the fun stuff Huey, Dewey, and Louie have planned for the AquaLab on the reimagined Disney Magic. The AquaLab is designed to be an experience the entire entire family can enjoy together, and get wet in the process.
However, before we take a closer look at the new AquaLab I want to share a photo of the Mickey pool and slide from the Disney Magic for those who may not be that familiar with the current layout.
The AquaLab is a multi-level, fun in the sun experience on the upper deck comprised of a swimming pool, “beach” area (figurative, no sand), geysers, and water jets, Twist N’ Spout slide, and the Nephews’ Splash zone. It would appear that the AquaLab pool will be approximately the size of Mickey’s face.
According to Imagineer, Peter Ricci, the story surrounding the all new experience on the upper deck is that Donald Duck’s mischievous Nephews gathered things from around the ship and made them spray water. One unique feature is the Donald Boiler, inspired by those classic cartoon moments when Donald looses his temper. Through a series of interactive devices kids will be able push Donald’s buttons until the boiler blows his top and soaks everyone in the vicinity.
The Nephews have a special area planned for the youngest guests (ages 0-3yrs) called the Nephews’ Splash Zone. Huey, Dewey, and Louie have created small versions of themselves that will squirt water. This area is reminiscent of Nemo’s Reef on the Dream class ships.
From this view you can see the location of the shaded children’s area which will back up to the aft stairwell near Cabanas.
The feature, that my daughter is looking most forward to is the Twist N’ Spout slide which will be a scaled up version of the Mickey Slide. The Twist n’ Spout slide begins nearly 40 feet above the AquaLab via the aft funnel. The slide has a total of 5 twists and is about 250 feet long! The Twist N’ Spout slide will be for guests between 38 and 64 inches tall.
The part of the AquaLab that I am most excited about are the additional covered shaded zones. You would imagine the most coveted lounge chairs are in full sun, but from my experience, it is just as tough to find a chair in the shade that still allows you to keep a watchful eye on our children.
There will be two canopies added to the top deck near the AquaLab as well as four near the Quiet Cove pool to provide additional shaded seating on Deck 10.
Overall, the AquaLab is so much cooler than the layout on the Fantasy! Walt Disney Imagineering really got this area right by putting all the children’s activities in one area making it much easier for families to keep a watchful eye on everyone! A bonus for who ever had the idea to add shaded seating on the top deck.