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A sneak peek at the new Villians Tonight on board the Disney Magic.

What do you think?  Like it? Love it?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

There’s a lot going on with Disney Cruise Line lately.  The most recent announcements include a new show,  new activities for kids and a joint announcement from DCL & Adventures by Disney.

Premiering March 27, 2010 on the Disney Magic is the first show all about Disney villains.  A description of the show from Disneycruiseline.com:

“Villains Tonight!” begins as Hades and his faithful sidekicks, Pain and Panic (“Hercules”), welcome new souls (the audience) to the Underworld. But instead of a frightening realm, guests will discover that Hades has turned the Underworld into an upbeat and happier place. The lively fun comes to a halt when The Fates arrive and predict that Hades will lose his position as Lord of the Underworld if he doesn’t ramp up the evil factor.

Worried by the news, Hades checks his Evil-O-Meter and discovers it is running dangerously low. So he comes up with a plan: He’ll conjure up the very best of the worst – the most powerful Disney villains – to help him replenish the world of evil. What ensues is a comical journey as Hades, Pain and Panic embark on a quest filled with wacky antics and amusing musical numbers featuring everyone’s favorite Disney villains and their sidekicks.

“Villains Tonight!” features a “Who’s Who” of the Disney villains, including Disney’s newest crook, Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog.” The show also features classic divas and scoundrels like Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”), the Evil Queen (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”) and Scar (“The Lion King”).

During “Villains Tonight!,” the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre becomes a hilariously wicked world through the use of elaborate sets and special effects, extravagant costumes and a fun-filled, contemporary musical score.

This past week came the announcement that kids will be able to “customize” their activities on their vacations.  No longer will activities be divided up by age, now they’ll be more “interests” centered.  Cooking, puzzles, computer games….kids will play with kids interested in the same things they are.

The last big piece of news is great for those that have wrestling with the idea of a Disney Cruise or an Adventures by Disney vacation.  “Mediterranean Magic” is the best of both worlds:

Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line® present an extraordinary new way to experience the Mediterranean. Disney Cruise Line Guests can now enhance their 10- and 11-Night Mediterranean Cruises with the extra magic of an Adventures by Disney vacation! Combining our personal service and expertise in guided travel across the world with the enchantment of a Disney cruise, the Mediterranean Magic brings you an exquisite selection of unique onboard activities and premium shore experiences designed to immerse you and your family in the cultures and sights of the incredible Mediterranean region.

As part of our world-renowned Disney Difference, our Adventure Guides serve as VIP hosts and expert tour guides, overseeing every aspect of your journey. We’ll handle the details so that you can relish some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating cities! We have thoughtfully planned every excursion and taken care of all port meals so that you can truly enjoy every shore experience and spend your time together as a family having the time of your lives.
What’s Included?
All shore experiences and meals, onboard and onshore photos and gratuities, a night of adult fine dining and wine tasting at Palo, private receptions and special activities on board the Disney Magic!

If that’s not enough, here’s a quick reminder of things previously announced:

Everyone is looking forward to the new ships; the Disney Dream will set sail in January 2011 and the Disney Fantasy is scheduled to debut in 2012.

New itineraries are popping up.  This spring the Disney Magic will make a Trans-Atlantic sailing and then spend the summer sailing the Mediterranean.  While the Magic is gone, the Disney Wonder will be changing up her usual schedule and sailing on some 5 night cruises.

2011 will begin the first time Disney has cruised to Alaska!   In April 2011, set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, Canada as the Disney Magic repositions for it’s Alaska cruise season.  From May – September, spend 7 nights cruising from Vancouver to Alaska.  In September, the Magic will reposition back to Los Angeles for 7, 8 and 10 night Mexican Riviera cruises.

Castaway Cay is undergoing some pretty cool renovations!  The new playset out in the water is coming along nicely and there will be more facilities added to the island in anticipation of the Dream & Fantasy’s arrival.

This is the perfect vacation for everyone in your whole family from 1-92. With all that’s going on, it’s a perfect time to book your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

The big news yesterday at D23, Disney Cruise Line announced their 1st ever plans to sail to Alaska! 

In 2011, The Disney Wonder will reposition to the West Coast.  In May of 2o11, the Wonder will begin 7 night cruises from Vancouver, BC to Alaska for 7 months.  The ship will stop in Skagway, Ketchikcan & Juneau.  Before and after that, the Wonder will sail  out of Los Angeles on 7 night Mexican Riviera Cruises, with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan & Puerta Vallarta.  

Back in Florida, the Disney Magic will continue sailing on 7 night cruises, alternating between Eastern & Western Caribbean itineraries.  During the summer of 2011, the Magic will head back to the Mediterranean Sea for several months of cruises to exciting ports like Tunis, Tunisia; Corsica; Malta; and Barcelona Spain.

Now the other cool thing with all of these ship movements, is that means repositioning cruises!  When the Disney Wonder moves from Port Canaveral, FL to her new home on the West Coast, there will be a 15 night Panama Canal cruise setting sail on Jan 6, 2011.  When it’s time to leave Los Angeles for Vancouver; there will be a 6 night cruise up the coast and 5 nights on the way back to Los Angeles in the fall.  Of course, when the Magic heads back to the Mediterranean for the summer of 2011, there will be two 14 night  transatlantic voyages.

So many cruises to choose from!  It’s going to be hard to pick just one 😉


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