From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Disney Parks Blog

From the magical mountains of Colombia to the bustling streets of New York City, Disney Cruise Line guests can now experience the colorful worlds of two fan-favorite Disney films for the first time on the high seas!

Following a three-week dry dock project in Freeport, The Bahamas, we are debuting our first-ever entertainment experience themed to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” and an all-new lounge inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” along with other exciting enhancements, aboard the Disney Magic.

Guests can join the
fantastical family Madrigal during an all-new immersive experience, “An Encanto
Celebration,” designed to engage families through music, crafts and
storytelling. The interactive experience gives our guests the opportunity to
meet and take photos with Mirabel and the family member we don’t talk about,
Bruno, during their Disney Cruise Line debut.

Families will also join a
spirited sing-along of beloved “Encanto” songs and create butterfly and flower
crafts inspired by the film. And during this show, guests can experience a true
taste of South America thanks to a selection of local Colombian beers,
cocktails and sodas along with film-inspired mocktails.

The heartfelt story of
“Soul” was the inspiration for the brand-new Soul Cat Lounge designed to look
like Joe Gardner’s favorite music spot from the film, the Half Note Lounge. The
space, located on deck three near Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant, instantly
transports guests to a classic New York jazz club appointed with decorative
details like brick walls, wood accents and plenty of rich leather seating
around a stage set for live music, so guests can grab their partner and head to
the dance floor for a swinging good time each evening.

The Soul Cat Lounge is
adorned with custom artwork from Pixar featuring nods to the film including
record labels, concert posters and portraits of jazz legend Dorothea Williams
and her bandmates. Thoughtful “Soul”-inspired details are subtly layered
throughout the design including record players, instruments and Joe’s hat.

Adults can enhance their big
city experience with table-side Manhattans and martinis or choose from a
selection of native brews and cocktails made with New York spirits. A fun
collection of mocktails, specialty coffees and sodas are also on the menu. In addition
to new drink options, guests can take a bite of Little Italy with an order of
zeppoles, the classic Italian pastry similar to a fried doughnut, while
enjoying the live music.

For those seeking the
ultimate comfort and service at sea, the concierge spaces aboard the Disney
Magic have been elevated and enhanced. The concierge lounge was reimagined and
expanded to feature a sophisticated new theme and tropical color palate
inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” and an additional outdoor
covered seating area on deck 10 where guests can relax with a refreshing
beverage while enjoying the ocean breeze. All concierge suites, including one-
and two-bedroom accommodations and the two signature royal suites, have been
completely refurbished with fresh fixtures, furniture and elegant artwork,
further elevating the premium experience for concierge guests.

Shore power technology was
also installed as part of the ship’s dry dock project, continuing Disney Cruise
Line’s longtime dedication to minimizing its impact on the environment. When
available at the port, this will allow the Disney Magic to “plug in” to the
port’s electrical grid, reducing the ship’s emissions.

The Disney Magic is currently sailing its first of three itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beginning May 24, the ship will return to Miami for a summer of cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean including the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration in honor of Disney Cruise Line’s 25th anniversary. This fall, the Disney Magic will head west for its inaugural season sailing out of San Diego.

It’s official: The Disney Magic is now even
magical! Let us know in the comments below which of these enchanting
new enhancements are you most excited to experience for yourself.

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