Disney's oldest cruise ship Magic gets a makeover

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 8:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Cruise Line's oldest ship, the Magic, is getting a makeover, with a new water slide and children's area themed on Marvel Comics superheroes, the company announced Friday.

Other changes when the ship goes into drydock in Spain this fall include redesigning cabins, dining rooms, play spaces, and adult areas like bars and clubs. Changes will include upgrading audio technology and lighting and retheming decor.

Disney Magic launched in 1998. The new slide, called AquaDunk, is similar to thrill rides that already exist on Disney's newest ships, the Dream and Fantasy.

Fran Golden, a veteran cruiser who blogs for Porthole Cruise News, predicts that the new Marvel's Avengers Academy will be a big hit. "What kid can resist hanging with Captain America, Iron Man and Thor?" she said.

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