The Animators Palate restaurant aboard the Disney Magic.
Marvel superheroes and fairy-tale princesses mingled with travel agents, press and a gaggle of kids from the Girls and Boys Club aboard the Disney Magic in New York harbor on Saturday, as Disney Cruises debuted its new Tangled live musical.
In a full production that could easily have run at a Broadway theater up the road, Tangled told a version of the Rapunzel story adapted from the Disney animated movie. The new live show includes three songs written specifically for its debut on Disney Magic cruises next fall.
On TV, meanwhile, the Disney Channel earlier this month premiered a teaser for an animated Tangled spin-off, Tangled: The Series.
Also aboard Magic were four Marvel superheroes—Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America—to highlight Marvel Day at Sea, which will debut on all Disney ships. Animated Marvel shows will play on the pool decks, guests will be invited to bring Marvel costumes and march in a parade, a Marvel 101 fun session will review the stories, a Marvel comic academy will teach guests how to draw the characters for themselves, a Marvel comic book library will offer light reading, and a fireworks show at night will feature the characters, who will be on board to meet and greet. Because what superhero doesn’t love a Disney cruise?
“I liked it,” said six-year-old Maxwell Lopez in the audience on Saturday, asked if he enjoyed the show. “I liked the part when the bad guy cut off her hair.
“But I liked the superheroes the most.”