• On Apr 14, 2019
    Danielle from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Sailing on the Magic. Last year I sailed on the Fantasy. I’m so nervous about sailing on a smaller ship. What are the notable differences between the two ships? Also what is the NYC cruise terminal like? Will taxis be available on disembarkation day?

    Welcome back, Danielle! The two Classic Disney Cruise Line ships, the Magic and the Wonder, are actually my favorite ships. I really prefer the smaller ships for their more intimate atmosphere.

    The smaller ships are just as chock full of activities as the larger ships, but you'll have less guests, so you'll enjoy more opportunities to participate! Plus, on the Magic, you're in for all different restaurants, Broadway-style shows, and pool deck fun than you experienced on the Fantasy. I adore the new Rapunzel's Royal Table restaurant on the Magic. It's not just a dinner, it's an experience! Flynn Rider and Rapunzel our favorites in our family, so getting to enjoy time with them during dinner, and with the hilarious Snuggly Duckling Thugs, is so much fun!

    Up on deck, if you're a thrill-lover, you absolutely must check out the AquaDunk. Not a watercoaster like the AquaDuck on the Fantasy, but a thrilling drop slide. Climb into the capsule and listen to Huey, Dewey, and Louie count down, 3, 2, 1, and you're dropped straight down into the slide. It's exhilarating!

    The New York City cruise terminal isn't set up quite the same as Disney's terminal in Port Canaveral, but Disney directs guests into the terminal to check in, wait for your boarding number, and then board when it's time, so you won't have any problems at all! When you arrive back after the cruise, taxis, or better yet, Uber or Lyfts are super easy to get. If you're not taking Disney Cruise Line's Ground Transfers, I'd suggest an Uber or Lyft (be sure to download the apps prior), which may cost less than a taxi, but all three are easily available.

    You're in for a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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