New ships, 'Tangled' show on board Disney Cruise Line

Two new ships to join the fleet; Disney unveils new Broadway-style show

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Disney Cruise Line is spreading more pixie dust after announcing two new cruise ships coming in the next few years and debuting a new Broadway-style show based on the popular movie "Tangled."

From the movie to live on stage, favorite characters from Disney's "Tangled," like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, and their trusty steed Maximus, are now performing in a live show called, "Tangled: The Musical," onboard the Disney Magic.

"This show allows them to be right there, three dimensional, right in front of them," Dace McNally, a main stage performer on the Disney Magic, said.

With colorful costumes, moving sets, and original songs, the show is bringing the magic of theater to a new audience.

"This may be one of the first shows that they've ever seen in their life, some of these small children, and this is a character they can relate to," McNally said.

Even more magic is coming to Disney Cruise Line. This month the company announced it is adding two new ships to the fleet in 2021 and 2023.

"There's a lot of planning that's going into the two new ships, and our imagineers are actually busy dreaming up what possibilities, there's endless possibilities as to what can be on our ships," Disney Magic Cruise Director Lesley Dallas said.

Design plans, where the ships are going, and their names are still in the works, but Dallas says guests are already sharing their suggestions.

"Number one choice for the ship name, it appears to be from a lot of guests I've spoken to, there's a lot of people who would like to call it Disney Wish, at least for one of the ships," Dallas said.

Disney Cruise Lines has not said where the new ships will dock, but the company says Port Canaveral and Central Florida will continue to be home for their fleet.

"Who knows what the future will bring with our two new ships and where they'll be home port based out of, but we're very excited for what's to come," Dallas said.

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