Also in the SportSquare complex are a miniature golf course; outdoor weightlifting area; a Vita exercise course with machines and stations; a lighted multi-purpose court for basketball, volleyball and soccer; and ping pong and foosball tables. Circling the entire area is an eighth-mile jogging track with great views of the sea and all the people enjoying the SportSquare activities. A full bar with a large flat-screen display is available for those who just want to relax and check out the sports action in the area or on TV.
The outdoor decks on the Carnival Magic include the WaterWorks aqua park with its exhilarating (or terrifying) 312-foot spiral "Twister" and "Drainpipe" water slides, as well as an Aqua Play splash park for youngsters and their families. One new feature of the splash park is the "Power Drencher", a gigantic, 300-gallon "dump bucket". The bucket slowly fills before tipping on its side and making its own waterfall. Don't worry, no one gets 300 gallons dumped on their head--a bell clangs just before the bucket dumps, and a large tray spreads the water out amongst several areas. People loved it, although bah-humbug me thought the ringing bell a little annoying.
Forward on the top deck is Serenity, the adults-only quiet area, with plenty of very comfortable chaise lounges, hammocks, barrel chairs, umbrellas, whirlpools, and a full-service bar. Serenity also has two large whirlpools.
The Carnival Magic has two resort-style pool areas. The mid-ship Beach Pool is the largest area and features a Seaside Theatre with a 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating. In the daytime, guests sunbathe, read, or watch sports, cartoons, or concerts on the movie screen. At night, movies are shown. The Tides Pool is aft on the Carnival Magic and also has plenty of seating and great views of the wake of the ship when sailing.
I loved the Lanai on deck 5. It's a half-mile outdoor promenade encircling the Carnival Magic, with easy access to the Ocean Plaza, RedFrog Pub, and other indoor areas of the ship. The Lanai also has seating and wind deflectors, making it a pleasant place to sit even on windy days. Four cantilevered whirlpools extend out over the sides of the ship, providing a relaxing place to watch the world go by on the Lanai.