Today In Disney History ~ July 30th
Disney Magic is a cruise ship owned and operated by the Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. She has 11 public decks, can accommodate 2,700 passengers in 875 staterooms, and has a crew of approximately 950. The interior of Disney Magic is decorated in the Art Deco style, in contrast to her sister ship, Disney Wonder which is decorated in the Art Nouveau style.
The ship has twenty bright yellow lifeboats which, along with the black, red, and white colors of the ship itself, match the colors of Mickey Mouse. This change from the standard safety orange took a waiver of international maritime rules. As with other Disney cruise ships, the ship’s horn blast plays an excerpt from Disney’s famous flagship tune, ‘”When You Wish upon a Star”. The Disney Magic’s Godmother is Patricia Disney, former wife of Walt Disney’s nephew, Roy E. Disney.
Disney Line Disney Magic set sail on its maiden voyage on July 30, 1998 out of Port Canaveral as the cruise line’s launch ship. The ships initial cruises were to Nassau, Bahamas with a stop at Castaway Cay over three to for nights.
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