Disney Magic: A Complete Guide to What’s On Board

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic

Discover the staterooms, dining options, entertainment, and more that await cruisegoers sailing on the Disney Magic.

Planning to set sail on a cruise aboard the Disney Magic? The inaugural Disney Cruise Line ship will forever hold a special place in the history of the most magical cruise line for being the ship that started it all. On board, you’ll find stunning entertainment, fun characters, and fantastic dining to enjoy. We’re taking you through a full guide of everything you’ll find on the Disney Magic!

About the Disney Magic

The Disney Magic was the inaugural Disney Cruise Line ship, making it a particularly special one in the fleet. The ship had its maiden voyage on July 30, 1998, sailing to Nassau, Bahamas with a stop at Castaway Cay. While the ship originally hosted weekly cruises through the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, it expanded over time to include sailings to the West Coast, and Europe as well.

The ship was designed with the inspiration of the historic RMS Queen Mary and can fit up to 2,713 passengers. The ship offers a variety of staterooms, including Inside Staterooms, and Outside Staterooms that offer guests a verandah to enjoy the view of the ocean.

The Disney Magic Stern features Goofy, shown painting the logo himself. Inside the ship you’ll find the exquisite entertainment and dining options the Disney Cruise Line has come to be known for. Along with fine dining like Palo and Lumiere’s, you can enjoy character dining with the Tangled-inspired Rapunzel’s Royal Table. In total, there are 11 decks to explore on the Disney Magic, and we’re sharing a bit more of what you can find below!

Where Does the Disney Magic Sail?

For 2024 and 2025 sailings, the Disney Magic departs from ports at Port Canaveral in Florida, Galveston in Texas, New Orleans in Louisiana, San Diego in California, and San Juan in Puerto Rico. The ship sails to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Meixco, and the Panama Canal on various length trips, anywhere from three to seven nights.

Staterooms on the Disney Magic

In total, there are 875 staterooms on the Disney Magic, about two-thirds of what you’ll find on the newest ship, the Disney Wish. In total, there are 262 Inside Staterooms, and 613 Outside Staterooms (229 with an oceanview, and 384 with a verandah). There are also a variety of 22 suites onboard for a larger living space.

When it comes to choosing accommodations, you can choose from Concierge, which is the largest accommodation with a private verandah. Or, you can choose a non-concierge room with a private verandah, the second largest room available. There are also Oceanview rooms offering a porthole or two, as well as Inside Staterooms with no view outside.

Inside Staterooms

On the Disney Magic, you’ll have one inside stateroom option: a Standard Inside Stateroom. There is no exterior or ocean view to be found in these rooms, but they do sleep up to four adults in total. Your two options are:

  • Deluxe Inside Stateroom
  • Standard Inside Stateroom

The Deluxe Inside Stateroom has more square footage than the Standard Inside Stateroom, with 214 sq. ft. versus 184 sq. ft. Both types of rooms can sleep up to three or four, with a queen bed, single sleeper sofa, and upper berth pull-down bed available. The Deluxe Inside Stateroom also comes with a “split bath,” meaning there’s one bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower, and tub, then a half bathroom with a vanity, sink, and toilet. By comparison, the Standard Inside Stateroom offers one full bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub.

Oceanview Staterooms

The Oceanview Staterooms offer a few of the sea from your room through one or two portholes. While these won’t have a deck for you to go outside, you will be able to enjoy some stunning views from a generously sized window overlooking the ocean. There’s just one option for this type of room:

  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

The Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms come with either one large porthole window or two smaller porthole windows. Each room sleeps up to three or four, with a queen bed, single sleeper sofa, and upper berth pull-down bed available.

Verandah Staterooms

If you want to spend some time gazing at the beautiful ocean views, you’ll want to consider a room with a private verandah. There are two choices on board the Disney Magic:

  • Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

The Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah has a queen bed, a single sleeper sofa, and upper berth pull-down bed, meaning it sleeps three or four people. For a larger group, you’ll want the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, which sleeps up to five with a queen bed, single sleeper sofa, wall pull-down bed, and upper berth pull-down bed. Both options come with their own private verandah.

Concierge Staterooms

The Concierge rooms are the Disney Magic’s most luxurious accommodations. There are four types of concierge staterooms:

  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge 2-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom

The Concierge Royal Suites have art deco décor, with two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a verandah, a living room, a dining salon, and more. They can sleep up to seven, making this ideal for larger families or groups. The 1-Bedroom Suite has a separate bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, a verandah, a living room, and a wet bar, and can sleep up to five. The 2-Bedroom Suite has two separate bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a verandah, a living room, and can sleep up to seven. Finally, the Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom sleeps up to five and also comes with a private verandah.

Dining on the Disney Magic

Just like all of Disney Cruise Line’s ships, the Disney Magic comes with a variety of different dining options. Whether you are looking for a full meal, a character dining experience, or just a quick bite to eat, you’ll find it on board the ship.

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Exclusive to the Disney Magic, Rapunzel’s Royal Table is a dining experience inspired by the beloved story of Disney’s “Tangled.” This dining experience features lively entertainment that transports Disney Magic guests to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music, themed food offerings and interactive fun. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Like all other Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Magic offers rotational dining for dinners. This style of dining allows you to try each of the main restaurants onboard during your sailing, though you can choose to skip a night or two of rotational dining and secure a reservation at a different restaurant not included with your sailing instead (at an additional cost). Additionally, you can choose to order room service. Here’s a look at all of the dinner options on the Disney Magic:

  • Rapunzel’s Royal Table
  • Animator’s Palate
  • Lumiere’s 
  • Palo Steakhouse (reservations required)
  • Royal Court Tea (reservations required)

Aside from rotational dining, you’ll also find casual dining onboard that does not require a reservation:

  • Cabanas
  • Duck-In Diner
  • Daisy’s De-Lites
  • Eye Scream Treats
  • Frozone Treats
  • Pinocchio’s Pizzeria
  • Preludes

For adults, there are also four different bars and lounges available on the ship:

  • Cove Cafe
  • Keys
  • O’Gills Pub
  • Signals
  • Soul Cat Lounge

Entertainment on the Disney Magic

On every Disney Cruise Line sailing you’ll find plenty to do — and the Disney Magic is no exception! On the Magic you can enjoy Broadway-caliber theater performances, character meet and greets, and fun for the whole family. Here’s a preview of some of the different entertainment options you’ll find during your sailing:  

  • D-Lounge offers singing, dancing, games, trivia, and more
  • Catch Tangled: The Musical inside the Walt Disney Theater
  • Watch Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story or Disney Dreams — An Enchanted Classic
  • Experience live entertainment at Fathoms, Keys, or Soul Cat Lounge
  • Character meet and greets inside the Lobby Atrium and other areas of the ship
  • Watch Disney films in the Buena Vista Theatre

For more information about the Disney Magic, check out our full deck plans here. And make sure to catch up on all of our Disney Cruise Line coverage!

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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