Disney Magic is back in Liverpool – here are last year’s fav moments!

It was one of our favourite days last year, but with Mickey, Minnie and Claire Simmo involved – how can it not be?

Our waterfront will once again be turned into a magical wonderland all the honour of Disney Magic this Friday 14th July and our Claire Simmo will be back in the thick of it, hosting the day and bringing you all of the action as it happens right here on The Guide Liverpool.

On Friday 14 July, Disney Magic sails in at around 8am for its third visit to the city. To mark the popular cruise line’s stay, a free, family-friendly celebration will take place on Princes Parade from 3.30pm.

A Magic Garden will transform Princes Parade into an area where visitors can relax and enjoy surroundings on a large-scale as the area includes giant deckchairs, huge flowers and oversized suitcases and photo frames.

An outdoor cinema will show two Disney films – The Lion King and Finding Nemo, street theatre will entertain people and there will also be a small number of food and drink concessions.

Everyone who comes along is encouraged to embrace fancy dress – age is no barrier and it doesn’t have to be Disney themed.

A farewell sing-along will take place at Princes Parade fifteen minutes before the ship departs at 7pm and a confetti moment will mark her departure.

Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “We were overwhelmed with the reaction to Disney Magic’s visit last year. Thousands of people headed to the waterfront to see the amazing ship for themselves and be part of the city’s celebrations welcoming her to Liverpool.

“The feedback we received from passengers, crew and visitors was incredible so we wanted to ensure that we stage another event this year which is perfect for all the family.

“We hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to head to Princes Parade, enjoy all the Disney fun on offer and show everyone on board just why Liverpool has an outstanding reputation for staging outdoor events.”

Disney Magic’s Captain Andy McRonald, said: “It’s an honour to receive such a grand welcome from the Port of Liverpool and its surrounding community.

“We’re looking forward to returning to Liverpool and know our guests will enjoy exploring all the city has to offer.”

Please note, no seating will be provided in the outdoor cinema area so people are asked to bring chairs or blankets. It is also advised those planning to attend get there early as it is expected to be busy on Princes Parade.

The Guide Liverpool

The Disney Magic embodies the Disney Cruise Line tradition of blending the elegant grace of early 20th century transatlantic ocean liners with contemporary design to create a stylish and spectacular cruise ship. On the Disney Magic, guests can experience new adventures, explore re-imagined areas and discover exciting additions for the whole family. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Check out these AMAZING facts about Disney Magic:

  • The ship boasts 11 expansive decks
  • She is 984 feet in length and 106 feet wide
  • She weighs 84,000 tonnes
  • She can comfortably hold 2,700 passengers and 950 cast and crew members
  • She has ten different eating areas/restaurants
  • There are five pools/water play areas on board
  • The ship has five adult-only after hours nightclubs and lounges

Disney Magic is calling here as part of her scheduled round Britain cruise, calling to other ports such as: Dublin, Kirkwall, Hebrides, Invergordon, Newcastle, Dover and Greenock.

If you are heading to see Disney Magic then tweet us your photos @TheGuideLpool and if you see her give Claire Simmo a big cheesy Disney wave.

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