Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder will receive a number of favorite and exclusive features this fall just as the Disney Magic did in 2013, and highlights include Spider-Man and Princess Tiana this time around.
Marvel Super Hero Academy
First up are new additions to the Disney’s Oceaneer Club (ages 3-12) kids facilities with Marvel Super Hero Academy. Like the similar space on the reimagined Disney Magic, children will have the opportunity to meet super heroes, namely Spider-Man with his onboard debut, and become ones themselves – all while making headlines in the Daily Bugle.
Other “marvelous” superhero interactions will occur on screen as kids control characters digitally, and other props making their way to the kid zone will be Captain America’s World War II shield, Iron Man’s helmet, Spider-Man’s web shooters and Black Widow’s gauntlets.
Other Youth Features
Additionally, the club will get Frozen Adventures for digital interactions and sing-a-longs with Olaf and in-person coronation meet-and-greets with Anna and Elsa. Carried over from the Disney Magic improvements will be Club Disney Junior and Andy’s Room. Respectively, Doc McStuffins will stop by to help diagnose and treat stuffed animals, and Woody and Jessie will saddle up for time well spent on the multistory play structure themed to Toy Story.
Plus, Flounder’s Reef Nursery will make way for the new It’s a Small World Nursery, Edge will be enhanced for tweens and the Senses Spa & Salon will newly feature a Chill Teen Spa. And the ever popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique retail makeover experience will now be coming along for the ride.
Tiana’s Place Restaurant and More Dining
Parrot Cay will be transformed into an all-new restaurant exclusive to the Disney Wonder – Tiana’s Place (rendered in the header above), inspired by The Princess and the Frog. New Orleans music and cuisine come together with a live entertainment stage and southern dishes from Tiana’s own recipes. Telling the restaurant owner’s story, of course, will be her family photos, water lily-shaped candleholders and framed culinary awards in the supper club.
One of the other three rotational dining rooms, Animator’s Palate will also be updated to feature the “Drawn to Magic” and “Animation Magic” dinner shows, and the buffet will be made into Cabanas consistent with the rest of the fleet.
Other Family Fun
Families will also have D Lounge to enjoy, converted from Studio Sea for game shows plus a number of fun new deck areas. The interactive AquaLab, Twist ‘n’ Spout water slide and Dory’s Reef toddler splash park will be added, but missing from the lineup added to the Disney Magic will be the thrilling AquaDunk free-fall water slide.
After Hours and an English Pub
Also reprised from the Magic will be the redesign of the adults-only Route 66 to After Hours, but the Cadillac Lounge will remain as a refreshed model. Rather than O’Gill’s, however, a more generic English pub will receive its Disney touches via artwork and props from films set in London. Aesthetically, the setting will feature dark woods, leather furnishings and brass details, and drinks will include British and custom beers.
Adults will also get to enjoy a redesigned Senses Spa & Salon and a revised Palo Italian specialty restaurant with a new Venetian look.
The Disney Wonder will head in for dry-dock from September 9 to October 23, 2016 in Cadiz, Spain, reemerging with sailings from Galveston, Texas come November 10. She will then set sail for the Bahamas and Caribbean through January 2017 with a brief stopover in San Juan, Puerto Rico before home-porting again in Port Canaveral, Florida for the spring season.
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