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Everything to Know about the Disney Magic Cruise Ship
May 23, 2023

Here at Get Away Today, we love exploring the variety Disney Cruise Line has to offer. From the five Disney Cruise Line ships, ports of call all over the world, outstanding on board entertainment and dining experiences, our Cruise team knows every in and out of cruising with Disney.

Disney Cruise Line currently has five ships in their fleet, with three more announced for future sailings:

  • Disney Magic (1998, reimagined in 2013)
  • Disney Wonder (1999, reimagined in 2016)
  • Disney Dream (2011)
  • Disney Fantasy (2012)
  • Disney Wish (2022)
  • Disney Treasure (2024)
  • New Disney Cruise Ship (2024/2025)
  • New Disney Cruise Ship (2024/2025)

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Disney Magic. Keep reading our Disney Magic review to find out more about the state rooms, dining, entertainment and more.

Disney Magic Quick Look

Renowned for its classic design, modern innovation and timeless whimsy, the Disney Magic is home to 11 decks overflowing with restaurants, pools, recreation and more—ready to transport you to exotic locales waiting to be explored.

  • Set Sail: 1998, with reimagined space in 2013
  • Sleeps up To: four in Standard Inside Stateroom or up to seven in the Concierge 2-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Ports of Call: Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean
  • Best Price Guarantee: Yes, when you book your cruise with Get Away Today

Weighing in at over 83,000 tons, The Disney Magic is almost the exact same size as its sister ship, the Disney Wonder. The ship fits up to 2,700 passengers in its 875 staterooms at full capacity.

The crew is not included in that number and usually stands around 1,000 members. You read that right – one staff member for every 2.7 guests. The large crew and attention to detail are just a few reasons why Disney Cruise Line is known for its service.

The Disney Magic was the first ship to join the Disney fleet in 1998. Her maiden voyage led her to the Bahamas, but she’s traveled to many more ports since then and underwent a complete refurbishment in 2013.

Disney Magic Staterooms

Learn everything you need to know about the staterooms on the Disney Magic to help you plan your Disney Cruise. We are your Disney Cruise Line experts and can help you find the perfect stateroom aboard the Disney Magic.

The 875 staterooms on the Disney Magic can be broken down into four types:

  • Inside
  • Oceanview
  • Verandah
  • Concierge

Each category is then broken down into even more selections, such as standard and deluxe rooms. It can seem overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking for, so we've broken it down for you below:

Disney Magic Inside Staterooms

Inside staterooms are located inside the Disney Magic ship and do not offer a window or balcony to the outside. When selecting an inside stateroom on the Disney Magic, you’ll be able to choose from either standard or deluxe options. Below are details on each and how they differ.

Disney Magic Standard Inside Staterooms

  • Sleeps up to four
  • 184 square feet
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 11A on Decks 6 and 7, 11B on Decks 5 and 6, and 11C on Deck
  • Accessible options are offered in categories 11A and 11B
  • Full bathroom with vanity, sink, shower and tub
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space

Disney Magic Deluxe Inside Staterooms

  • Sleeps up to four
  • 214 square feet
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 10A on Decks 5, 6 and 7, 10B on Deck 2, and 10C on Decks 1 and 2
  • Accessible staterooms are offered in category 10A
  • Split bath, although deluxe accessible staterooms offer full bath
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space

The biggest difference between the inside cabin types are the size and bathroom configuration. These may not make the biggest difference for couples, but can be big decision factors for families of three or four.

Disney Magic Oceanview Deluxe Staterooms

Only Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms can be found on the Disney Magic. These cabins are very similar to the Deluxe Inside Staterooms, except they offer a view outside of the ship. If you are worried about sea sickness, consider booking at least an oceanview stateroom.

  • Sleeps up to four
  • 214 square feet
  • One large porthole window or two small porthole windows (found in category 9D staterooms)
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 9A on Decks 5, 6 and 7, 9B on Deck 2, 9C on Deck 2, and 9D on Deck 1
  • Accessible staterooms are offered in category 9A
  • Split bath, except for in accessible staterooms
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between the sleeping and sitting areas

Disney Magic Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

If you'd like some outdoor space with your room, then a Verandah Stateroom is the choice for you. The Disney Magic offers two categories, where square footage is the main difference. Let’s take a look.

  • Sleep up to four
  • 268 square feet
  • Private verandah with full view (category 7A staterooms provide limited views)
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed are provided when sleeping four
  • These staterooms are offered in category 5A on Deck 7, 5B on Decks 6 and 7, 5C on Decks 5 and 6, 6A on Decks 5, 6 and 7, and 7A on Decks 5, 6 and 7
  • Accessible staterooms are available in category 6A
  • Split bath, except for in accessible staterooms where a full bath is offered
  • Sitting area with couch, TV and desk
  • Privacy curtain between sitting and sleeping space

Disney Magic Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to five
  • 304 square feet
  • Private verandah with full view
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa, wall pull-down bed and upper berth pull-down bed
  • Categories 4A, 4B and 4E, all on Deck 8
  • Accessible staterooms are available in category 4E
  • Split bath, although accessible staterooms will have a full bath instead
  • Sitting area with desk, couch and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sleeping space and sitting area

Again, the biggest difference here is in the size of each stateroom. Depending on price, it may be worth it to upgrade to the Family Staterooms to have more room to spread out.

Disney Magic Concierge Staterooms

The last staterooms on the Disney Magic are the Concierge Staterooms. If you’re looking for a splurge to make your Disney Cruise even more magical, this may be it.

On top of the extra room in these suites, you’ll get access to extra amenities. Things like down duvets, personal robe and slippers, access to the media library, complimentary WiFi service (up to 100mb), dedicated Concierge team and the ability to begin planning 120 days prior to sail date. Talk about fancy!

Here’s what you can expect while staying in a Concierge stateroom.

Disney Magic Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to five
  • 304 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • Queen bed, double sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed
  • Category V on Deck 8, with no accessible options
  • Split bath
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting space and sleeping area
  • Can be connected to the Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah for larger parties

Disney Magic Concierge 1-Bedroom Suites with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to five
  • 614 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • One bedroom with queen bed, double sleeper sofa in living room and a wall pull-down single bed either in the living room or bedroom
  • Category T on Deck 8
  • Accessible cabins are offered in the same category although they only sleep four
  • 1.5 bathrooms, including a master bath with a whirlpool tub
  • Full living room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Wet bar stocked with water and sodas
  • Can be connected to either the Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah or Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah for larger parties

Disney Magic Concierge 2-Bedroom Suites with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to seven
  • 945 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • Bedroom one has a queen bed
  • Bedroom two has two twin beds and an upper berth pull-down bed
  • Double sleeper sofa in the living room
  • Category S on Deck 8
  • There are not accessible cabins offered in this category
  • 2.5 bathrooms, including a master bath with whirlpool tub connected to the queen bedroom
  • Full living room with a wet bar
  • Walk-in closet in each bedroom

Disney Magic Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to seven
  • 1,029 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • Bedroom one has queen bed
  • Bedroom two has two single beds and two pull-down upper berths
  • Wall pull-down bed in living room
  • Category R on Deck 8
  • No accessible cabins can be found in this category
  • 2.5 bathrooms, as well as a master bath connected to the queen bedroom Living room
  • Open dining salon with pantry and wet bar
  • Walk-in closet
  • Can adjoin with a Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah for larger parties

Disney Magic Dining

Amid fanciful restaurants, savor gourmet dining and casual bites—all with a dash of Disney whimsy. Let’s dig into the dishes based on each type of dining.

Casual Dining on Disney Magic


This boardwalk-themed restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and even dinner if you’d prefer not to stick to your Main Dining selection. The entrees are diverse and include vegetarian options. All items, except for specialty drinks and cocktails, are included.

Daisy’s De-Lites

Daisy serves up healthy food – like salads, sandwiches and fruit – between meals. It’s the perfect balance to eating ice cream every hour.

Duck-in Diner

Donald’s favorite quick-bite spots known for its fresh, Middle Eastern inspired shawarma and classic American fare like hamburgers and hot dogs.

Soft Drink Station

Another thing we love about Disney Cruise Line are the soft drink stations that are open 24 hours a day. Having soda included with your cruise is a huge perk to Disney Cruise Line.

Eye Scream Treats

That hourly ice cream break we just mentioned? Here’s where you’ll find it. And just like almost everything else on the Disney Magic, this sweet treat is included so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank on ice cream.

Frozone Treats

This poolside spot mixes up refreshing, frozen-fruit smoothies for the entire family to enjoy—morning, noon and night!

Pinocchio’s Pizzeria

Nobody will judge you if you enjoy the pizza from this spot every day of your cruise. Pepperoni, vegetarian, Hawaiian, plain cheese… No lie, Pinocchio's has it all.


The snack bar is located right outside the Walt Disney Theatre and sells items at an additional charge. It is great if you’re wishing for some popcorn or soda during a show.

Main Dining on Disney Magic

Each night you’ll rotate between the main dining restaurants for dinner. Dining times are typically 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm. If you have the first dining time, you'll be assigned the second show time and vice versa.

You might consider the second dining time for two main reasons. One, your kids might be more alert for the shows. Two, if you choose the second seating, your servers can rush dinner out for your kids and they have the option to go to the Oceaneers Club. The counselors will even come pick them up at the restaurant for you so you can continue with dinner. That may have been the most magical of all!

The Disney Magic offers three main dining restaurants:

Animator’s Palate

Disney animation is the star of the show here, supported by amazing food and unique entertainment. This restaurant is a favorite that can be found on all of the Disney Cruise Line ships.

Get Away Today staff shares, "We ate at Animator's Palate twice and experienced two different themed nights. Animator's Palate has their own show that includes animated characters coming to life on the walls of the restaurant. We also got to experience Pirate Night here, which was really cool. The walls became screens that featured some of Disney's most famous pirate scenes."


Exclusive to the Disney Magic and inspired by Beauty and the Beast delights guests with impeccable dining and a touch of enchantment for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rapunzel’s Royal Table

Throughout dinner, be treated to loads of lively entertainment—from singing and dancing with a merry band of musicians to appearances by Flynn Rider and Princess Rapunzel herself. You can even partake in the festivities! This main dining restaurant is part of the Rotational Dining experience aboard Disney Cruise Line.

Exclusive Dining on Disney Magic

For something extra magical or even a celebration, there are several reservation restaurants available, some for an additional fee.

Royal Court Royal Tea

Little princes or princesses (ages 3 to 12) receive a few royal gifts as they join their favorite Disney characters for a tea party. Other members of the family are welcome to attend the tea party as well. While this tea party is an additional cost, it includes a chance to meet one-on-one with the princesses and is a favorite of many.


The adult-exclusive restaurant features Northern Italian cooking and spectacular sea views. Pricing begins at an additional $45 per person and you won’t want to forget to dress to impress—formal or semi-formal attire is required. It’s sure to be the best date night on the sea!

Room Service

Craving an early breakfast? Or maybe a midnight chocolate chip cookie? The Disney Magic provides 24/7 room service to every stateroom. The best part is that most items – including those midnight chocolate chip cookies – are included in the price of your cruise.

Disney Cruise Line is known for their food and service, which is why you can be sure you won’t be disappointed at any of these options. Especially when you follow them up with Disney’s world-class entertainment.

Disney Magic Entertainment

We all know that Disney Parks tend to go big or go home and Disney Cruise Line is no different. On the Disney Magic, you’ll find deck parties, Broadway-caliber shows, the chance to meet Disney characters and more.

Here’s a breakdown of all the fun to be had aboard.

Mickey’s Sail-A-Wave Party!... A Bon Voyage Celebration Get ready to party when you step onto the Disney Magic! You’ll be joined by Disney characters who are ready to celebrate the beginning of your cruise.

Pirate Night

Check your itinerary for this swashbuckling event. Your entire family will want to dress the part as this event spans through dinner and into the night. Pirate-themed games, meet-and-greets and more will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Just be aware that fireworks are not permitted on some Alaskan sailings on the Disney Magic.

Frozen Deck Party

This party is exclusive to Alaska sailings on the Disney Magic and promises a fun time with all the Pixar pals your family loves.

Seasonal Celebrations

If you’re going on a Very Merrytime, New Year’s Eve or Halloween on the High Seas itinerary, make sure to check the daily schedule for additional seasonal deck parties.

Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story

Beginning where the classic Cinderella film ended, this rousing musical is a fresh new take on the original Disney story.

Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic

Both young and old family members will enjoy this musical and its reminder to always believe. After all, no one can beat Disney at inspiration.

Tangled: The Musical

Be transported to Rapunzel’s fairytale world as the animated characters from the screen come to life on stage. Sing along with favorite tunes from the film, and delight in brand-new songs created just for the show. This musical is exclusive to Disney Magic.

Disney Magic Clubs and Lounges

Family cruising with Disney doesn’t have to mean everything is a family event. There is plenty of space to explore onboard specific for all ages, adults only, kids only and even some teen only spaces.

Cove Cafe

An adults-only lounge that’s the perfect place to take time out for specialty drinks, coffee beverage offerings or tea throughout the day. During the evening, Guests can unwind while socializing and enjoying cocktails, wine or a light bite.


Peer out of portholes, party and submerge into a nightclub inspired by the ocean’s mysteries. Adults can immerse themselves here after dark, when it's adults only to mingle, sing, drink cocktails and dance.


This intimate piano bar recalls the celebrated Golden Age of Hollywood, when low-lit watering holes and swanky lounges graced Tinseltown’s famed Sunset Boulevard. Adults only.

"it’s a small world" Nursery

If you're traveling with kids ages 6 months to two-years-old, you can take advantage of the "it's a small world" nursery. Child care is available for children who are under age three and not potty trained for an additional fee.

Oceaneer Club and Lab

This kids only location caters to children ages 3-12. Kids will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day. They can explore Andy’s Room, Marvel’s Super Hero Academy, Disney Junior or Frozen Adventures in this fun area.


It’s the perfect spot for tweens and tweens with a space imagined just for them. This hangout offers a space for movies, crafts, games and hanging out with other kids their age Teens and tweens ages 11-14 only.


Teens ages 15-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. The decor matches the name, it’s a total Vibe.

D Lounge

The whole family is welcome to party the night away at the D Lounge. Music, games and live entertainment are just a few of the things you’ll find here.

Promenade Lounge

Sit down and relax, whether you’re listening to live music, playing trivia, or watching the little ones dance away.

O’Gills Pub

An adults exclusive pub, with dark woods, brass accents and 4-leaf clovers, is saturated in shades of green and flocked with shamrocks. It’s a boisterous, joyful tribute to traditional Irish street-corner pubs.


Next to the adults only Quiet Cove Pool, grab refreshment at this breezy bar.

Disney Magic Pools & Amenities

Carefree days at sea mean leisurely afternoons by the pool or It’s just one way to spend your day aboard Disney Magic

Make a splash in the middle of the ocean! At Goofy’s Pool, the whole family can participate in splash-tastic activities or make waves all on their own. Pint-sized paddlers can ride the double-looping Twist ‘n’ Spout slide at AquaLab and Dory's Reef! And adults? They have their very own exclusive swim spot at Quiet Cove Pool.

There are even options to stay shipshape and lose yourself to sweeping ocean views at the full-service fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art weight machines and instructional classes. In addition, The Wide World of Sports Deck has plenty of space for a pick-up game, ping-pong match or enjoying ocean views.

One more tip for your Disney Magic cruise, download the Disney Cruise Line app before your trip. It serves as both a personal navigator and a communication tool throughout your cruise. All you have to do is download the app before your cruise, and it becomes activated once you are on your ship. You'll just turn your phone on airplane mode and use the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi.

You will be able to view all of the scheduled activities, meal times, menus, shows and more for each day of the cruise. You can even favorite which activities and the app will send you a reminder 15 minutes prior to the activity beginning.

The app also served as a free messaging service that you can use to communicate with other guests aboard the ship. You are assigned a specific messaging number (different from your stateroom number) which makes meeting up much easier.

Decks on the Disney Magic

Finding your way around this massive ship will be a breeze once you get the general lay out. Let’s look at what you can find on each of the eleven decks of the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic Deck 1

  • Health Center
  • Tender Lobbies
  • Inside and Oceanview Staterooms

Disney Magic Deck 2

  • Inside and Oceanview Staterooms

Disney Magic Deck 3

  • O’Gills Pub
  • Keys
  • Promenade Lounge
  • Lumiere's
  • Lobby Atrium
  • Guest Services
  • Port Adventures Desk
  • Sea Treasures

Disney Magic Deck 4

  • Walt Disney Theatre
  • Preludes Bar
  • Mickey’s Mainsail
  • White Caps
  • Disney Vacation Club Desk
  • Onboard Sales Desk
  • Vista Gallery
  • Shutters Portrait Studio
  • D-Lounge
  • Animator’s Palate
  • The Crown Jewelry
  • Walking / Jogging Track

Disney Magic Deck 5

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Lab
  • "it's a small world" Nursery
  • Buena Vista Theatre

Disney Magic Deck 6

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Magic Deck 7

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Magic Deck 8

  • Verandah and Concierge Staterooms

Disney Magic Deck 9

  • Cabanas
  • Duck-in Diner
  • Daisy’s De-Lites
  • Beverage Station
  • Mickey’s Splash Zone
  • Dory’s Reef
  • Aqua Lab
  • Water Slide
  • Pete’s Boiler Bites
  • Pinocchio’s Pizzeria
  • Quacks
  • Eye Scream and Frozone Treats
  • Goofy’s Family Pool
  • Funnel Vision
  • Cove Café
  • Edge
  • Signals Bar
  • Quiet Cove Adult Pool
  • Fitness Area
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Disney Magic Splash Zone

Disney Magic Deck 10

  • Wide World of Sports Deck
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Concierge Lounge
  • Vibe
  • Palo

Disney Magic Deck 11

  • Vibe

With so much to see and do, it may be hard to convince your family to get off the ship at all! From dining and entertainment to splashing around and shopping, it can all be found on the decks of the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic Ports of Call

Where will you sail on your Disney Magic cruise?

There is a broad collection of ports including:

  • Northern Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean

Book Your Cruise on the Disney Magic

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We hope this helps you plan your next cruise aboard the Disney Magic. Our team of cruise experts would love to help you book your next Disney Cruise.

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