Monday, February 26, 2018

Disney Magic NO LONGER in Dry Dock

Edit:  The Magic is now out of dry dock.  It  has resumed sailing.  Hopefully guests will enjoy the new improvements.

I'm a few weeks late, but the Magic is now in Freeport, Bahamas for a dry dock renovation. This one won't be as large as the one it had back in 2013, but some areas around the ship will be changed.

Probably the most obvious one is Carioca's, the Brazillian themed rotational restaurant.  This was added in the 2013 dry dock, and now...  they're replacing it with Rapunzel's Royal Table, a Tangled themed restaurant.  It will go along well with the Magic-Exclusive show, Tangled:  The Musical.  When I was on the Magic in 2015, we saw this show, and I really liked it.  Especially the puppet horse, Maximus.  This is kind of random, but Royal Table will make the Wonder the only ship without a restaurant with the word 'royal' in it.  Speaking of the Wonder, I think it will be the Magic's equivalent of Tiana's Place, with possible live music, but that made me think.  How would Disney put live music into a restaurant themed to a movie that didn't really focus on music.  Although, there was the Snuggly Duckling scene, where they played fast paced, loud music.  I wouldn't want to eat dinner to that.  Whatever Disney is doing, it must be a lot, because they closed off Carioca's for a few weeks before the dry dock started.  I don't know they can make this restaurant work, but, work your Magic, Disney (pun intended)!

The Quiet Cove adult area will also be changed a bit.  I don't know what it looked like before, or what it will look like after, so on to the next thing!

Finally, Vibe will be changed.  I'm not too sure how it looked before as well, but judging by the Wonder's, it has a homey feel to it, completely different from the Dream and Fantasy's high tech theme.  I hope to go on the Magic in the future to see how it's being changed.

This is completely unrelated, but my blog has almost been going for a year!  It's been a fun experience, but there are still some things I'm working out.  Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this article!


  1. Congrats on keeping up your awesome blog for an entire year! You are a great writer and I love reading these posts.

  2. Excellent summary! Keep up the good work...I'd love to go on the Magic with you to check out all the new changes!

  3. We are headed on the Magic in a few weeks. I'm sure you'll hear all about the new updates. I really like the perspective that you bring to Disney cruising. Congrats on the anniversary of your blog.

  4. I can’t believe it’s been a year! I’ve not only enjoyed reading your posts but I’ve learned a lot of new things! Keep up the great work! Glad it’s fun for you.