My husband and I have taken two cruises on the Disney Magic, both times with older teenagers in tow. We're taking another this summer, this time sans kids. We know from experience where we can hang to avoid the stroller/toddler brigade (not that there's anything wrong with them).
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Disney knows everything and uses that knowledge to enforce. Palo, an upscale restaurant that can be booked in addition to the regular seating rotation, strictly holds to a minimum-18 age limit, which dinged one of our kids, who was just under 18 and forced to endure a walk of shame back to our table in Animator's Palate, leaving older siblings/cousins behind to dine.
Other grown-up pleasures we've enjoyed have included the From Stem to Stern wine tasting and a backstage sort-of tour through the kitchens and nether regions of the ship. In addition, the beautiful art deco-style Buena Vista Theater shows first-run movies, many past the bedtimes of the youngest travelers.
And the best part? Adults aren't barred from the kid-friendly parts of the ship.
So, lighten up, sign up for the second dinner seating, take in adult-enticing details such as the Dale Chihuly chandelier, enjoy live entertainment and even search out a hidden Mickey (or a hundred). The Magic brings out the kid in everyone.
— Maureen Hart, Tribune Newspapers