LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Disney Cruise Line moved its 964-foot ocean liner, Disney Wonder, to the Port of Los Angeles Friday morning.

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The ship, which is capable of carrying 2,400 passengers and 1,000 crew members, will leave Friday night for a special two-night cruise.

The Wonder, which will call the Port of Los Angeles home for at least two years, offers seven-night cruises to the Mexican Riviera.

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“The West Coast has a significant fan base for Disney Cruise Line and we continually hear from our guests that they want us to come back to this market,” said Christi Erwin Donnan, a spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line, based just outside Orlando, Fla.

The move is expected to generate about 2,600 new jobs and $35 million annually for the local economy.

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