Disney Cruise Line confirmed the Disney Magic’s 2018 dry dock today and revealed a summary of the new spaces and new experiences. Capitalizing on the success of the Tiana’s Place, the Disney Magic will return from dry dock with a Tangled-themed family restaurant in place of the short lived Carioca’s which will be closing early. New spaces for teens and a redesigned Cove Cafe are also planned.
At Rapunzel’s Royal Table, families will delight in an all-new dining experience inspired by the beloved story of Disney’s Tangled. The first table service restaurant themed to Tangled that features characters and live entertainment will transport Disney Magic guests to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music and interactive fun featuring Rapunzel and the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs. This change will be a sure hit on tie in with Tangled The Musical.
Guests will step inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Here, the King and Queen of Corona invite everyone to take part in a festive celebration of Rapunzel’s birthday and the anniversary of her return to the kingdom.
Throughout dinner, guests of all ages will be treated to live entertainment, including spirited singing and dancing led by the maître d’, a merry band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself. The family fun is complete with themed menus, special activities and a lively parade to cap off the evening in Corona.
Vibe will be redesigned giving teens an all new space themed to a trendy urban loft environment. At Vibe, teens can enjoy a new coffee and smoothie bar, play video and virtual reality games, and check out other cool activities like a DJ spin-off and movie making. Activities at Vibe are organized and hosted by trained Disney counselors who facilitate the fun and interaction among teen guests.
Cove Café, the adult-exclusive retreat that will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. It’s the perfect place to sip a specialty coffee or tea throughout the day, or indulge in wine or a cocktail and light bites during the evening hours.
In this serene setting by the Quiet Cove Pool, adult beverage tastings are also available at select times for an additional fee. Just steps away, the adjacent Signals Bar will also be transformed with a similar look.
Elsewhere around the Disney Magic, other enhancement highlights include the addition of Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children and a redesigned Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults.
The new enhancements debut on Disney Magic March 9, 2018 5-night Bahamian cruise from Miami.
At the time of publication, DCL did not provide any renderings fo the new spaces. If and when they are available we will update the post.
Scott, I thought the Magic was recently re-imagined??? has it really been 4 years since the Aqua Dunk? I was under the impression dry-docks were every 5 years? Just curious. Thanks
We sailed on the Magic for the first time in January 2014 an the Aqua Dunk was there. I was majorly bummed not to get to check it out but we had very cool and rainy weather the whole cruise.
For the classic ships they must have 2 out of water hull inspections in a 5 year period.
Off to Freeport? Have DCL finally given up on Cadiz?
I would say the minor dry docks would be at Freeport and major ones in Cadiz.
Short 2 week dry dock.
The Barcelona-Dover cruise stops in Cadiz July 2018. We enjoyed our stop there last summer!
We’ll be on the Magic next fall, so I’ll be looking forward to this!
I was looking at my cruise history and we were on the 10/27/2013 sailing on the magic. If memory serves me, that was the second cruise after she came out of dry dock the last time. There were a dozen or so radio stations represented onboard that were doing live morning shows from the ship. Brent was the cruise director and was, needless to say, quite a busy man on that voyage.
I was on that on too, it was supposed to be the 2nd cruise but the first one was cancelled since they needed more time for renovations.
I will loved it. Carioca was my.least favorite. Themagic need some.minor repais also
The cove cafe really needed a refresh. Reminded me of an old folks’ home
Going to miss the banana bread that was on the Parrot Cay/Carioca’s menu…
We are on the cruise right before the dry dock. How will that effect us?
Fingers crossed, I hope they add the midship detective agency to the Magic.
Hi’ how soon can we book the disney cruise for 2019.
There are currently 2019 dates available. Summer 2019 dates are expected to be released in the near future.