First Look Disney Magic Post Dry Dock

Disney Magic Dry Dock An Encanto Celebration

The Disney Magic has spent the last few weeks in Freeport Bahamas for its dry dock. Disney has yet to release information about the dry dock. Soul Duo, one of the great bands on DCL, has posted some pictures on Twitter.

*Updated May 5 with Soul Cafe Lounge Menu and An Encanto Celebration

An Encanto Celebration

An Encanto Celebration brings the Family Madrigal to the high seas for the first time! 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. During their Disney Cruise Line debut, the interactive experience allows guests to meet and take photos with Mirabel and the family member we don’t talk about, Bruno

Families can also join a spirited sing-along of beloved Encanto songs and create butterfly and flower crafts inspired by the film. During the show, guests can experience an authentic taste of South America thanks to a selection of local Colombian beers, cocktails and sodas, and film-inspired mocktails.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge
Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge

Soul Cafe Lounge

The Promenade lounge was rumoured to receive an upgrade similar to the French Quarter Bar on the Disney Wonder. We are beginning to see some images from the Soul Cat Lounge. The seating along the windows is gone and has been replaced with stools looking into the space.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge
Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge

The space is located on deck three near Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant. It 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 that guests can grab their partner and head to the dance floor for a swinging good time each evening.

Check out the menu that includes the popular Smoked Old Fashioned from the Disney Wish’s Hook’s Barbery.

I really like the booths along the walkway, but I think it might feel looked over if people are sitting on the stools along the back of the booths.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge
Disney Magic Dry Dock Soul Cat Lounge

Concierge Updates

Several 4A – Deluxe Family Oceanview with Verandah on deck eight were converted to Category 3A Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah. Disney is upgrading the furnishings and amenities for sailings beginning May 5, 2023, and beyond, and they were available for booking starting February 1, 2023.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge
Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge

The upgraded rooms include the following:

  • 8026
  • 8036
  • 8038
  • 8040
  • 8042
  • 8526
  • 8528
  • 8536
  • 8538
  • 8540
  • 8542

Adding these 11 staterooms will increase the total number of concierge staterooms on the Disney Magic to 44.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge
Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge

The concierge spaces aboard the Disney Magic have been elevated and enhanced for guests seeking the ultimate comfort and service at sea. The concierge lounge was reimagined and expanded to feature a sophisticated new theme. A tropical colour palate inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana. Additional outdoor covered seating area on deck 10. Guests can relax with a refreshing beverage while enjoying the ocean breeze. 

Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge

Disney Magic Dry Dock Concierge Lounge

All concierge suites, including one- and two-bedroom accommodations and the two signature royal suites, have been completely refurbished with new fixtures, furniture and elegant artwork, further elevating the premium experience for concierge guests. 

New Technology

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 environmental impact. 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 arrived in San Juan today, May 4, ready for its first cruise after the dry dock on May 5, 2023. 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 the Caribbean, including the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration in honour of Disney Cruise Line’s 25th anniversary. This fall, the Disney Magic will head west, sailing out of San Diego.

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