Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Disney Magic - first time in Halifax
The ship is registered in the Bahamas and does incorporate some traditional design elements, including two funnels. Despite the incongruous funnel markings and the gratuitous "scrambled eggs" on the bow it is a handsome ship.
It is also fitted with a melodious whistle, which it sounded while casting off. The seven notes of the whistle sound out the first phrase of the song "If You Wish Upon a Star". The ship gave five blasts on a more conventional sounding horn soon after to shoo away some sailing craft that were crossing its outbound course. [ No doubt a sound recording of the signature Disney tune is available somewhere on the www.]