Fans of the blockbuster hit, Black Panther, should be happy to hear the movie is now streaming on Neflix this month. But hey, if that’s not enough to satiate your Wakanda obsession until the next Avengers and Black Panther movies (expected out in spring 2019), then here’s something to keep you afloat. How about a cruise with T’Challa himself?
Superhero cosplay is certainly welcome aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s Marvel Day at Sea program. With 5-Night Caribbean cruising itineraries starting in January until March, guests of the Disney Magic can enjoy all the best of the Disney experiences—princesses, pirates, magical moments and more. But fans of the Marvel franchise will also get to experience an epic day of superhero mania. Characters like T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther), Iron Man, Gamora and Spider-Man appear several times throughout the day for special meet-and-greets, photo ops and a rather entertaining action show.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: and we were rather impressed with the T’Challa cast member; his accent was so dead-on to character, we wondered if Chadwick Boseman would feel threatened).
True fanboys and fangirls will delight in the onboard movie offerings. Throughout the 5-night itinerary, two theaters play recent-release Disney films and the latest flicks in the Marvel franchise. And as a taste of what might be Disney’s new digital streaming service (debuting in 2019), the ship’s staterooms offer guests on-demand access to the huge Disney database of series and movies. But please do peel yourself away from the TV at some point because more excitement awaits elsewhere, including in the Magic’s themed restaurants.
The newly unveiled Rapunzel’s Royal Table is a musical dinner show, featuring the characters of Tangled! Animator’s Palate is definitely a kid favorite as animated characters interact with guests in real-time throughout dinner. And Lumiere’s, based on the Beauty and the Beast character, offers an exciting French-themed dining experience. With all meals, snacks and nonalcoholic drinks included in your cruise, guests are set up on a rotation to experience all three main restaurants for dinner. And for the Marvel Day at Sea, the Magic offers an additional surprise when your restaurant menu is transformed into a comic book-style, Marvel-inspired feast.
As much as you might will it, you actually can’t book your flight to Wakandan. But Disney has taken you pretty close. Where else can you dine on Wakandan Piri Piri while hobnobbing with the Wakandan King?