Magic-al Thanksgiving Cruise - Innie Belly Buttons and Other Oddities
Do you have your sneakers laced up?
We took a seat here and waited for the tour to commence.
|Palo waiting area|
|Palo seating...does anyone else see a profile of Mickey Mouse eyes and nose and glove in this, or is it just me?|
|Venetian Masks Lining the walls|
It proved to be entertaining, fascinating (I love all the little details they pointed out at the time) and funny at points. I did not take any pictures at the time…but here is my brief summary for those of you who missed it and want to know what details are covered. Walt Disney originally started the first art of the theme tours in Disneyland to show how the imagineers thought about all the details during designing. Palo means pole in Italian. Note the Venetian Murano blown glass atop the poles and the handcrafted masks around the walls from Venice. Why is the signature restaurant on the Disney cruise ship Italian?
|Plaque Deck 10 Forward.|
|Palo foyer lined in pieces of Venetian Murano hand blown glass.|
|Palo Carpet is only found on this part of the ship and the stairs leading up to Palo.|
|My favorite warning sign on ship.|
|I wonder what they will do with this chandelier when it is replaced in dry dock.|
|I wonder if they'll update this in dry dock?|
|Apparently Dopey likes his Starbucks|
|And Goofy too!|
|Patina effect baked tiles support the story of 20's glamour found throughout the styling of the ship.|
|Between Disney Treasure Ketch and Mickey's Mates|
|Disney Treasure Ketch|
|Check out Mickey's necklace.|
|Wow, that's a long walk! Or is it?|
When you arrive at the elevator well and turn around the hall suddenly looks far longer than it actually is in reality to create the effect of a grand entrance The tour headed out onto deck. Disney fought for mickey yellow (which is actually more visible in tests than yellow and red official colors) for the life boats. The black bottom of the ship is actually a dark navy, to reduce cooling costs and let it "breathe." The Magic's "innie" belly button (seam) is real.
|Birth mark or belly button, it's neat that they left this little detail visible.|
|And down to the third deck.|
|Forced Perspective makes this atrium appear even grander.|
|Mickey at the Helm|
|View of the Atrium Carpet from Above|