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More Disney Memories…on a “Magic” Cruise

In my last post, I talk about visiting Disney Parks and creating memories with my children, and not to wait until your children are “old enough” as time will fly too fast. Before you know it, they will be heading off to college! Another Disney experience to enjoy with your little ones (or big ones) is a Disney cruise.

Our family has been lucky enough to go on Disney cruises and, as with all things Disney, these trips have been the source of wonderful family memories. I cruised on the Disney Magic on my birthday last year and enjoyed fabulous food and fun. Food choices are usually a challenge for me when traveling, but I found plenty of healthy options on the ship. The gym was fantastic, with personal trainers ready to work with you, and I even dared to get a body fat analysis. My kids loved playing basketball on the deck.

At a media event last week, Disney unveiled new experiences and re-imagined spaces that are on the schedule for this Fall.

  • From a new grand atrium lobby and a children’s area of “super hero” proportions to a three-story water thrill slide and a spa to stimulate the “Senses,” there are plenty of new and magical surprises in store for cruise guests. The ship features fun new experiences with Marvel characters – the first time Super Hero icons from the Marvel Universe have been introduced on a Disney Cruise Line ship.



  • Guests can also soak in the sun and the water fun with AquaLab, an interactive water playground open to kids ages 3 and up. In the AquaLab, families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space, while the Twist n’ Spout water slide gets them delightfully drenched with more than 250 feet of sliding fun of loops and turns. Twist n’ Spout is for guests between 38 and 64 inches tall.
  • Water thrills are found on the AquaDunk, a three-story body slide that begins with a surprise launch. Riders step inside a translucent tube and await the near-vertical launch that takes place when the floor beneath them opens like a trap door. The drop sends guests on an exhilarating, swift and splashy ride in a translucent tube that extends 20 feet over the side of the ship. Guests taller than 48 inches can enjoy the AquaDunk.


  • Now, for moms (and dads) who need some “me” time, the enhanced Senses Spa & Salon offers many indulgences. Redesigned with a sleek and contemporary style, this haven of personal harmony provides an unmatched ocean-view environment. The size of the spa is being expanded by 725 square feet, to a total size of nearly 11,500 square feet.

Consider a cruise for your next family vacation. You won’t regret it. For more information, visit

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