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The Force finally arrives on Disney Cruise Line with Star Wars theme events on select cruises

Star Wars Day at Sea

It was only a matter of time before Disney added some of its new Lucasfilm properties to the Disney Cruise Line. In what’s obviously a tentative trial run, Disney is testing a brand new “Star Wars: Day at Sea” on limited cruises in 2016. You’ll be immersed in the world of the Force, exposed the the iconic characters, and get a chance to test your own Jedi skills.

Occurring one day during each of eight Disney Fantasy sailings, Star Wars Day at Sea will transport guests to a galaxy far, far away — in the Western Caribbean. The event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including a deck party, meet-and-greets with favorite characters, Star Wars-themed youth activities, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise.

Also featured will be exclusive at-sea screenings of the Star Wars films and the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

Throughout the day, Star Wars Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike will enjoy the immersive entertainment.

If this is successful, look for some common areas of a ship to get a Star Wars makeover. I don’t see an entire ship themed to Star Wars, but if anyone could make that work, it’s probably Disney.

More details of how Disney will layer a new experience on the high seas below:Read More »The Force finally arrives on Disney Cruise Line with Star Wars theme events on select cruises

The Disney Magic’s Aquadunk.

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I’m sitting here in the Cove Café on the Disney Magic recovering from the Aquadunk, which is the newly refurbished Magic’s answer the the Aquaduck, the wild water coaster ride on Disney’s newest ships, the Fantasy and the Dream.  Disney just re-launched the Magic after a months-long refurbishment, adding this amazing water slide with a scary twist: The floor droops out and plunges you down the tube. The entire effect is breathtaking, but not so much so that you’ll not want to do it again. It’s a wonderful addition to this ship.

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We stayed on shore during our Cozumel day just to ride the Aquadunk as many times as possible, so we didn’t experience any waits, as most guests were exploring off the ship.  If you’re riding on a normal sea day, expect a wait, but it’s worth it.  You’ll go up several flights of stairs to reach the top then you’ll wait at a plexiglass gate.  Read More »The Disney Magic’s Aquadunk.