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  • On Mar 31, 2024
    Davona from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Animation Magic offered on 5 night sailings? I've seen posts online that indicate it is no longer exclusive to the 6+night sailings...

    Welcome to planDisney, Davona!

    How wonderful that your Disney Cruise is so close! The Disney Magic is my favorite ship partly because the rotational dining rooms are so unique. I stopped by and spoke to a shoreside agent. They mentioned that although they can't promise anything, it's likely you'll get to enjoy Animation Magic on your second night at Animator's Palate. If you're curious, you could ask your servers about it on the first night.

    Once you board the ship, you can easily access your dining rotation, table number, and restaurant menus through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. And when it comes to dressing up, Disney's dress code is more of a suggestion, giving you the freedom to choose what you're most comfortable in. While Guests are encouraged to join in the fun and dress like pirates on Pirate Night (Friday), there's no pressure at all. You won't be walking the plank if you prefer to dine in your regular clothes. The same relaxed approach applies to the optional dress-up night on Saturday. It's all about enjoying yourself and embracing the magic in your own way.

    If you’re seeking a relaxing lunch with personalized service on embarkation day, I recommend heading to one of the open dining rooms instead of eating at Cabanas. The last time I was on the Disney Magic, lunch was served at Rapunzel’s Royal Table. You can take some time to admire Rapunzel’s drawings and hunt for her sidekick, Pascal. Try the Welcome Aboard Sundae for dessert. It's a delicious treat to start your cruise on a sweet note.

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-time cruiser, our planDisney crew is here to make your voyage as magical as can be. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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