DISNEY CRUISE LINE
WEST COAST CRUISES Disneyland Celebrates
50 Years of Magic!
ANAHEIM, Calif., May 5, 2004 For the first time, Disney Cruise Line is catching the wave to southern California, repositioning its flagship Disney Magic for the summer of 2005, offering seven-night cruise vacations from the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera.
Just in time
to celebrate one of Disney's biggest milestonesDisneyland park's
"The Disney Cruise Line experience is better than ever," said Karl Holz, Disney Cruise Line president. "The great asset that we have at Disney Cruise Line is the flexibility to introduce a completely new audience to a whole new way to vacation with Disney."
The leading family cruise line will offer guests the opportunity to combine the fun and excitement of the Disneyland Resort with the enchantment of a Disney Cruise Line voyage by booking two-night pre- or post-cruise stays in one of Disney's three Anaheim resort hotels.
"Disneyland 's 50th anniversary will mark the first time that all theme parks have joined together in a truly global celebration," said Matt Ouimet, Disneyland Resort president. "We're thrilled to have Disney Cruise Line be a part of the magic that began here almost 50 years ago."
The repositioning of the Disney Magic also includes two 14-night Panama Canal cruises, nicely blending exotic ports of call with leisurely days at sea.
The Disney Magic is scheduled to return to Florida Sept. 3, 2005. Sister-ship Disney Wonder will continue sailing three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas out of Port Canaveral, Florida, and offering land/sea packages with the Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney Cruise Line specifically designed its ships with areas and activities that appeal to the unique vacation needs of every member of the family. As a result, its vacations offer guests an unbelievable cruise experience not found anywhere else.
Stretching nearly an entire deck of the ship, children's programming spaces feature supervised activities for five age-specific groups of children and teens. Additionally, infants and toddlers are cared for at Flounder's Reef Nursery allowing parents the opportunity to explore adult areas on their own.
The Walt Disney Theatre provides a magnificent 977-seat showplace of state-of-the-art sound, lighting, staging and set design. The curtain is lifted after the sun drops and original Disney musicals, family-friendly variety acts and first-run films entertain all ages. Adults have more late-night entertainment to choose from than ever before along Beat Street, a nighttime entertainment district -- featuring a high-energy dance club, stylish jazz piano bar and traditional sports pub -- reserved exclusively for them.
Novel in its approach and inventive in its execution, the dining experience rotates guests through three different themed restaurants throughout the cruise. Accompanied by their familiar waitstaff and tablemates, guests travel from the casual elegance of Lumiere's to the colorful, island-inspired Parrot Cay and Animator's Palate, where Disney animation springs to life throughout their meal. Adults may also opt to dine at Palo, an exquisite restaurant featuring sweeping views and northern Italian cuisine. Unique new dining experiences created specifically for sea days aboard Disney's seven-night cruise vacations include champagne brunch and afternoon high tea for adults and Disney character breakfast and tea with Wendy for families, plus a casual evening dining alternative at Topsider Buffet.
The 877 family-friendly staterooms aboard each Disney ship were designed to offer maximum comfort. Most feature an industry firsta bath-and-a-half with two separate areas; one offering a shower and sink, the other a sink and toilet.
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