Disney Magic is a cruise ship operated by the Disney Cruise
Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Its sister, the
Disney Wonder, was launched in 1999.
Built in 1998 by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the Disney
Magic can hold approximately 2,400 passengers. Since the summer
of 2000, the Disney Magic has been offering weekly cruises to
Castaway Cay and multiple Caribbean islands out of its home port
in Port Canaveral, Florida.
Disney Magic departing Port Canaveral.
In June 2005, the Disney Magic was dispatched to the West Coast
in honor of Disneyland's 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Disney Magic holds the record for the highest regular toll paid
for passage through the Panama Canal, at $331,200. The ship's
horn blast plays an excerpt from Disney's famous flagship tune,
When You Wish Upon A Star. ( As all Disney Cruise Line ships
have this horn)
For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will deploy the
Disney Magic to both Galveston, Texas & New York City, New York.
In May 2012, she will sail to the Bahamas and New England from
New York until September 2012. She will then be moved to
Galveston for the remainder of the year
In 2007, Disney announced the creation of
two new cruise ships. The two vessels, Disney Dream and
Disney Fantasy are currently under construction, and
were ordered to help to expand the cruise line's fleet. They are
due to be delivered in 2011 and 2012, respectively.