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Disney Wonder Cruise Ship to Create Jobs, Stimulate Local Economy & Hopefully Not Get People Stuck and Really Sick

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Ah, Disney. We were just thinking it's been so quiet on the Disney front. No complaints about major lines, or being turned away, or not having a magical time in the Magical Kingdom. It's also been quiet on the Carnival cruise-ship-drama front. The wait is over: Disney's new cruise ship, the Disney Wonder, pulled into port this morning, according to CBS.

The 964-foot mega ship can carry 2,400 passengers and a crew of over 1,000. It leaves tonight for a cruise but the Port of Los Angeles will be its home base for the next two years and will offer regular 7-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera.

Will this fancy-pants cruise mecca bring with it the latest in Disney customer service magic or will it usher in a more mellow, all-are-welcome, no-lines, let's not let the engine die or get anyone sick on board kind of vibe? To be fair, the cruise-ship madness was Carnival's nightmare, not Disney's. Yet the merging of two less-than-great recent vacation going experiences has us wondering.

If you want to focus on the good news, think of this: the ship is expected to generate about 2,600 new local jobs and bring $35 million annually to our local economy.

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