New ‘Soul’-inspired lounge confirmed for Disney Cruise Line
Disney-Pixar’s “Soul” tugged at the heartstrings of viewers and is considered one of the most “underrated” films by Disney fans.
The 2020 movie starring Jamie Foxx as Joe and Tina Fay like 22, it doesn’t have much representation in theme parks or on board Disney Cruise Line; however, that is about to change as Disney has announced the arrival of Disney Cruise Line’s new “Soul” inspired bar and lounge.
The Soul Cat Lounge
The Soul Cat Lounge will be a new “Soul”-inspired lounge aboard the Disney Magic and will be modeled after Pixar film star Joe Gardner’s favorite music venue, the Half Note Lounge.
Grayling Disney“The heartfelt story of ‘Soul’ inspired the all-new Soul Cat Lounge, designed to look like Joe Gardner’s favorite music venue from the film, the Half Note Lounge.”
The New York jazz club-inspired bar is located on the third deck, near Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant, and “instantly transports guests to a classic New York jazz club with decorative details such as brick walls, wood accents and plenty of rich leather seats around. stage set for live music so guests can grab their partner and hit the dance floor every night for a blast,” says Disney.
Disney also reported that “The Soul Cat Lounge will be decorated with unique Pixar graphics that will nod to the film, including record labels, concert posters, and portraits of jazz legend Dorothea Williams and her bandmates. Thoughtful ‘Soul’-inspired details are subtly layered throughout the design, including turntables, instruments and Joe’s hat.”
What do they offer?
When you visit the Soul Cat Lounge, guests can dine like royalty and enhance the experience with tableside Manhattans and martinis. According to Disney, “they can also choose from native concoctions and cocktails made with New York spirits.
For those who are not of drinking age or who prefer something non-alcoholic, there will also be themed cocktails, coffees and soft drinks. “The menu also features a fun collection of mocktails, specialty coffees and soft drinks. In addition to the new drink options, guests can taste the little Italian zeppol, a classic Italian pastry similar to fried doughnuts, to the accompaniment of live music,” their report continues.
The Disney Magic currently sails out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beginning May 24, the ship will return to Miami, Florida and embark on a series of summer cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In honor of Disney Cruise Line’s 25th anniversary, “Silver Anniversary at Sea” will also offer a selection of celebratory cruises.
Then, starting in the fall, the Disney Magic will hold its first season sailing out of San Diego, California.
Soul stars Jamie Foxx Joe Gardner, Tina Fay 22, Graham Norton Moonwind, Rachel House Terry and more.
Disney describe the movie like this:
What makes…YOU? The brand new feature film from Pixar Animation Studios, SOUL, introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a high school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But a small misstep takes him from the streets of New York to The Great Before—a fantastical place where new souls learn their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to get back into his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s good in life, he may just find the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Directed by Oscar® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”), written by Kemp Powers and Mike Jones and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray ( Pixar short “Lou”), SOUL also features the voice talents of Phylicia Rashad, Questlove and Daveed Diggs. Featuring original jazz music by world-renowned musician Jon Batiste, Academy Award®-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”) from Nine Inch Nails composed an original score that drifts between the real and the spirit worlds.
“Soul” is currently streaming on Disney+.