The Disney Magic cruise liner will return to Merseyside as part of it's 2020 UK tour.

It has been confirmed that the famous 11 deck 1,000 foot vessel will arrive in Liverpool for the fifth time later this year.

Those who haven't booked on to the ship will be able to see the iconic Disney-themed vessel docked at Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

And according to Cruise Liverpool's call schedule, the ship will dock in the city on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

A host of iconic Disney stars including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Rapunzel join the passengers and crew as it sails around the coast of Britain.

Minnie Mouse waving to the crowd from Disney Magic

And in true Disney style, the ship is painted in the same colour scheme as Mickey Mouse - black, white and red.  The ship’s horn is even true to style and plays a section of the Disney classic song “When You Wish Upon a Star” from the classic hit Pinocchio.

Those lucky enough to be on-board the huge themed vessel are treated to Disney-inspired live shows in the Walt Disney Theatre, open-air music and dance extravaganza deck parties and Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a restaurant inspired by the Disney hit animation.

There’s also a 'Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique' which offers passengers head-to-toe makeovers for budding young princesses, pirates and knights.

Prices for a family of four start at around £5,000.

Disney Magic cruise ship leaves Liverpool with fireworks

The Disney Magic will carry around 1,750 passengers and 915 crew members on its trip around the British Isles, but you don't need to be on-board to get involved with the Disney-themed event.

If previous visits are anything to go by, the liner docks in the city for a day, before gearing up for a special "sail-away" show.  The event draws thousands of spectators and Disney fans to the Princes Dock in Liverpool each year, with a programme of themed activities on the shore.

The ship departed in the evening to a glittering firework display, complete with a musical and confetti-cannon finale.

Organised by Cruise Liverpool, the popular Magic on the Mersey was a free-to-attend family-friendly party, which was open to Disney fans of all ages, both on and off the ship.

Specific details of the Disney Magic’s return to Liverpool have yet to be released, but more information is expected in the coming months.