Disney Magic

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Disney Magic at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
History
NameDisney Magic
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
OperatorDisney Cruise Line
Port of registryNassau,  Bahamas
Ordered1996
BuilderFincantieri Marghera, Italy[1]
CostUS$400 million
Yard number5989
Laid downOctober 31, 1996
LaunchedMay 13, 1997
CompletedJune 30, 1998
Maiden voyageJuly 30, 1998[1]
In service1998–present
IdentificationIMO number9126807
StatusIn service
General characteristics
Class and typeMagic-class (Disney) [1]
TypeCruise Ship
Tonnage83,338 GT[1]
Length984 ft (300 m)[1]
Beam106 ft (32 m)
Draft25.3 ft (7.7 m)
Decks11
Installed power43,000 kW (57,600 hp)
PropulsionDiesel-Electric; *5 × Sulzer 16ZAV40S; two shafts
Speed
  • Cruising 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph),
  • maximum 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h; 27.0 mph)
Capacity1,750 passengers (double occupancy) 2,713 passengers (maximum)
Crew945

Disney Magic is the first cruise ship owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.[2] She has 11 public decks, can accommodate 2,700 passengers in 875 staterooms,[1] and has a crew of approximately 950. The interior of Disney Magic is decorated in the Art Deco style.

The ship has 20 bright yellow lifeboats which, along with the black, red, and white colors of the ship itself, match the colors of Mickey Mouse. This change from the standard safety orange took a waiver of international maritime rules.[3] As with other Disney cruise ships, the ship's horn blast plays a snippet of '"When You Wish upon a Star".[4] Disney Magic's Godmother is Patricia Disney, former wife of Walt Disney's nephew, Roy E. Disney.[5]

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  2. ^ "Disney Magic - Disney". Cruisecritic.com. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Iovine, Julie V. (January 16, 1997). "Now It's Heigh-Ho, Off to Sea We Go - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Aronson, Tara (September 25, 2002). "Disney Magic grows up". csmonitor.com. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference ut was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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