The adult entertainment district on deck 3 has received one of the most dramatic redesigns. Now “After Hours” on both ships, it achieves a suave elegance that compliments the martini glass incorporated into its logo. The long, curving main hallway is lined in laser-etched stainless steel and rich shades of blue. The Magic’s nightclub, Fathoms, subtly evokes the undersea world, and the same can be said for Azure, the Wonder’s revamped nightclub. Keys is the re-tooled piano bar on the Magic, while Cadillac Lounge continues, with a refresh, on the Wonder. Diversions, the sports pub, morphed into O’Gill’s Pub (Magic) and Crown & Fin Pub (Wonder).
The retail shops have all been rebuilt and renamed. On deck 4, we now have Mickey’s Mainsail, and adult/upscale Whitecaps. Both gain the same spacious and airy feel of the Dream Class shops, with glass replacing previously solid walls. Though unchanged in size, the impression is quite different. The duty-free liquor shop on deck 3 is now Sea Treasures, with an expanded merchandise selection. Shutters photo studio received a tech make-over. Face-recognition software and Key to the World card scans catalog digital images by stateroom (no more combing the walls for your smiling faces). Photos can be found and ordered via the many electronic kiosks. Tap your Key to the World on the sensor, and all your photos appear. Finally, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique/Pirates League, for kids make-overs, has found a home on deck 10.
What’s missing? One popular feature that did not make the move from the Dream Class is the Enchanted Artwork/Mickey’s Midship Detective Agency/Case of the Missing Show. We suspect the special wiring needed, in so many locations, knocked this feature out of the running. Most other features that didn’t carry over from the new ships can be chalked up to lack of space and/or smaller passenger populations to serve. Otherwise, cruisers who have, so far, sailed only on the Dream Class ships will feel quite at home on the Magic and Wonder.
Note: The Disney Magic will undergo a dry dock on Early 2018 and receive some brand new features. Rapunzel's Royal Table will be the Main Dining Room in the Atrium Lobby will feature characters and live entertainment as your guests are invited to the royal kingdom of Corona for the evening. Vibe, the teen-only club, is being transformed to an urban loft design with a new coffee and smoothie bar. And adults will now be able to enjoy their own coffee at the newly redesigned Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat on Deck 9. The new enhancements will debut on the March 9, 2018 sailing.