Activities & Entertainment

DCL Onboard Activities & Entertainment

The Disney Cruise Ships are the destination, but there is so much to do onboard for guests of ages!


Adults Only Activities


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Mention the word "Disney" to most people and the first word that comes to mind is "children". Happily, Disney Cruise Line recognizes that adults need their own cruise experience. They have designed the ship and activities so that adults have their own exclusive sections to enjoy. Click Here for more information


Children's Activities


Disney Cruise Specials and Discounts For Kids

Fulfilling the needs of children and families is one of the things that Disney does best, and the Disney Cruise Line ships are no exception. Children may choose to participate in the organized programs of the Oceaneer Club and Lab, or enjoy a variety of activities that are available throughout the day. Slipping and sliding down the chute into Mickey's Pool, splashing and having fun in the sun in Goofy's Family Pool, stretching in a morning workout at Goofy's Family Fitness, family line dancing and ping pong are some of the many physical activities that you'll find aboard these magnificent ships.
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Fun for the Whole Family

D Lounge

D Lounge is located on Deck 4 midship and is a great place for families to hang out and play games together.  Disney Cruise staff have 20 different activities planned throughout the day and night, so there should be something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  Some examples are:

Disney Cruise Line Stage Shows

Each evening at the Walt Disney Theatre, a special show is offered for your entertainment.

Disney Wonder:

On the Disney Wonder there are the Broadway caliber productions of The Golden  Mickeys, Disney Dreams and brand-new show, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.

Disney Magic:

On the Disney Magic there's Tangled: The Musical, Disney Dreams and Twice Charmed, An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story. On some voyages you may be treated to a "Prem-Ear" of a new blockbuster Disney movie, or a variety show. 

Disney Dream:

The Disney Dream presents 3 stage shows. Disney's Believe, is a 50-minute show featuring over 20 popular characters like Cinderella, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and Belle. It tells the story of a busy father who learns a lesson about the important things in life, like spending time with his daughter. The Golden Mickeys: A Timeless Tribute is a popular show from the Wonder and the Magic, but has a few new twists onboard the Dream. The Little Mermaid's Ariel performs an aerial ballet and the Tangled characters, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider perform a romantic duet. Beauty and the Beast is the newest production to join the incredible lineup. This version of the tale as old as time was inspired by Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic. The show utilizes the most imaginative elements of both the live-action and classic films.

Disney Fantasy:

The Disney Fantasy presents 3 stage shows - Disney's Believe, Disney Wishes, and Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular.  Disney Wishes is a 45-minute musical tells the story of three friends celebrating high school graduation with a trip to Disneyland. The friends are learning about growing up and what to expect in the future, which leads to several musical numbers with Disney characters. The show involves scenes and characters from Tangled, Lilo and Stitch, Jungle Book, and many others. Wishes ends with the song Breakthrough from the Disney Channel movie Lemonade Mouth.

Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular is a musical comedy with many of the classic scenes and songs from the film. At times, performers will be in the aisles of the theater, making guests feel like they're a part of the show. A new song, To Be Free, is included and was written for the show by Alan Menken, who composed the original score.

There's also the Buena Vista Theatre on board which plays first-run Disney movies morning, afternoon and night, some in Digital 3-D.  The theater is decorated in the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s.


Onboard Shopping
When that urge for Disney Cruise Line merchandise strikes, the Magic has four retail shops that offer exclusive DCL merchandise as well as a variety of other products and duty-free goods. Onboard Shopping Information
Disney Cruise Line Onboard Movies
In your stateroom, you can watch movies on the All Movie channel or the Disney Animated movie channel. You also have the option of watching first run Disney films in the Buena Vista Theater (these can be live action or animated).

Disney Cruise Recreational Activities

Just because you're on a cruise ship, doesn't mean you can't keep up with your workouts!  All the Disney ships are equipped with top of the line recreational areas.  There are pools for every age group - from the Mickey Pool for the littlest ones, to the Quiet Cove Pool for adults only.  Every kind of sport you can imagine is available - basketball, shuffleboard, ping pong, soccer, volleyball, and even golf!  If you just want a traditional workout, visit the Fitness Center and check out the weight machines and ellipticals.  Aerobic and yoga classes are offered and personal trainers are available if you need a little guidance. 

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Computer Terminal Locations, Accessing the Internet
If your laptop is wireless ready, you can bring it onboard and use it to surf the 'net and have full access to your personal files. Click here for more information
Disney Cruise Line Personal Navigators

Each night in your stateroom, you will receive a personal navigator, a newsletter-type document which outlines all activities on the ship (as well as shore excursions) for the next day. Navigators Infomation



Seasonal Activities


Halloween on the Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas

NOTE: NO WEAPONS ALLOWED. If you plan on being a pirate, leave your plastic cutlass at home as no weapon, real or fake, is permitted.

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Thanksgiving Day

A Thanksgiving feast will be served. Mickey and Minnie will be meeting and greeting guests while dressed in traditional Thanksgiving garb. Kids will enjoy holiday crafts and the jumbo LED screen Funnel Vision will feature the NFL football games being broadcast that day.

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Very Merrytime Cruises


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Frozen Day

Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with cool festivites aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.  The special day will also include a Frozen-themed dining experience and the "Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends" Deck Party, where guests can dance to their Frozen favorites, play reindeer games with Sven or sing along with Olaf.


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Star Wars Day at Sea


Celebrate the ways of The Force with a special deck party, photo opportunities with characters, and deck party with fireworks! Kids can take part in an onboard version of Jedi Training Academy and special food and beverages will be served. Each week a different guest presenter will share their stories.


Star Wars Cruises 2018


Guest presenters for 2018:


•January 6th sailing | Scott Trowridge, Walt Disney Imagineering creative portfolio executive for Star Wars franchise
•January 13th sailing | TBD
•January 20th sailing | Matt Martin, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive
•January 27th sailing | TBD
•February 3rd sailing | TBD
•February 10th sailing | Delilah Dawson, author of “Phasma,” “The Perfect Weapon” and other Star Wars stories
•February 17th sailing | Pablo Hildago, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive
•February 24th sailing | Jarret J. Crosoczka, writer and illustrator of “Jedi Academy: A New Class” children’s book series
•March 3rd sailing | TBD
•March 10th sailing | Troy Alders, Lucas Licensing art director
•March 17th sailing | Warwick Davis, actor (“Wicket”) in multiple Star Wars films
•March 24th sailing | Katie Cook, artist for Star Wars trading card sets, children’s books and web comics
•March 31st sailing | Leland Chee, Lucasfilm Story Group managing Holocron continuity database
•April 7th sailing | Russell Paul, Industrial Light & Magic asset and digital supervisor
•April 14th sailing | TBD
•April 21st sailing | Ashley Eckstein, Her Universe found and voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels


Marvel Day at Sea


Experience activites featuring your favorite Marvel characters on select sailings on the Disney Magic from Miami in 2018.


Meet your favorite super heroes, including the Disney Cruise Line debut of Black Panther and Loki, plus Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Guests are even encouraged to bring their own super hero costumes for a costume celebration in the atrium.


To meet Spider-Man, Iron Man or Black Panther, guests will need to sign up for a designatated time during their sailing to meet them. Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot and Loki will also be available for special encounters during the cruise, but pre-registration isn't necessary.


Not to be left out, even your favorite Disney characters will dress up to honor their favorite Marvel super hero. Don't miss the fun with super hero Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale up on deck!


At the Marvel's Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club, younger guests will take part in Marvel-themed games, activities and crafts, plus Spider-Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Thore will teach them what the true qualities of being a hero are.

Doctor Strange will host an interactive show in that allows children train in the “fundamentals of the Mystic Arts.” In completion of this training his new young apprentices will receive a certificate to prove their knowledge in the Mystic Arts! After their training a battle breaks out, and Doctor Strange needs the help of his new apprentices to defeat the Dark Dimension!

Guests will be able to catch the latest and fan favorite Marvel movies while onboard, plus viewings os some Marvel television shows from Disney XD. When Thor: Ragnarok debuts on November 3, 2017, the Disney Magic will host a PremEAR at Sea!


The cruise staff is brushing up on their Marvel trivia as well. They'll host trivia competitions throughout the day, plus teach you how to draw your favorite super heroes.


In case that isn't enough, guests will enjoy special food & beverage items and merchandise during their cruise, plus an action-packed deck party and show featuring over a dozen Marvel super heroes!



Marvel Cruises 2018



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