Have you heard?......renovations on the Magic

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  1. legs22

    legs22 Look for me on the singles thread on the Community

    Aug 20, 2001
    On Saturday, the Disney Magic will start a two-week dry-dock period for upgrades at the Norshipco Shipyard in Norfolk, Va.

    During that dry dock, Disney Magic will expand the Vista Spa and Salon. It also will transform three conference rooms on Deck 2 into a children's area called Ocean Quest. Ocean Quest will feature a scaled replica of the ship's bridge, complete with
    liquid-crystal display, or LCD, screen "windows" that let children look out over the bridge via live video feed from the actual bridge.

    Additionally, Disney Magic guests soon will be able to enjoy poolside movies on a new 24-foot-by-14-foot light-emitting diode, or LED, screen on Deck 9.

    Aboard the Disney Magic -- as with other cruise ships -- use of the spa facilities is a separate cost. Disney Cruise Line officials said there was no price determined yet for the additional cost of the spa-treatment center.

    The fitness center -- which includes treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, machine weights and free weights -- also will be renovated and is expected to be about double the size of the current fitness center. Use of the fitness center is free of additional charges.

    "We use dry dock to further enhance the guest experience," said Jason Laseckia Disney Cruise Line spokesman. "This time, we're adding something new for the adults, with spa villa; something new for children, with Ocean Quest; and something new for the family, with the LED screen."

    Disney would not disclose the cost of the Magic's renovations.
  2. dbm20th

    dbm20th Mickey's Uncle

    Dec 13, 2004
    That screen must be awesome!
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  4. C230K

    C230K Earning My Ears

    May 24, 2003
    When is the Wonder due for these upgrades?
  5. msr709

    msr709 DISfan forever

    Sep 15, 2000
    Great news, this is my first cruise and it will be on the Magic! Can't wait!! :p
  6. ivanova

    ivanova <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>Hi

    Jan 21, 2002
    the Wonder won't drydock until 2006 but there's no saying they'll get the same upgrades at that time
  7. cujobugs

    cujobugs DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2005
    We just returned from the Magic today. They have already started working on the fitness center. Some areas of it were closed during our cruise. It looked like an overhaul was being done.

    As we were leaving, they had stacks of carpet in rolls everywhere. It looks like the whole place is getting carpeted.

    The elevators had plywood nailed to the walls. I guess this was so they wouldn't damage the elevators when all the construction work was happening.
  8. sdptalk

    sdptalk Mouseketeer

    Mar 16, 2001
    We are booked on the Magic next March. I can't wait to see the changes. I wonder if they'll incorporate the big screen into the pirate show somehow?
  9. mark_story

    mark_story It's 5:00 somewhere..

    May 1, 2005
    We're lucky enough to be on the February 4, 2006 sailing to the Eastern Caribbean where they will play the Super Bowl on our second day at sea. I sure hope we'll be able to watch the game on the new, big screen!



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