Disney Magic Dry Dock Update: The Transformation Continues into Week 3

The Disney Magic is well into her third week of dry dock in Cadiz. An article published by Cruise International stated that the reimagination is set finish on October 10, 2013. Pending the accuracy of the Gibraltar port calendar which still shows the Disney Magic scheduled for October 14th, this could indicate that the Disney Magic will sail into the Mediterranean Sea for a few days of sea trials with work continuing through her transatlantic crossing. This week’s update more or less just shows the progress of the stripping of the paint from the hull.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz Sep 22 Stripped Starboard Bow

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz Sep 22 Stripped Bow

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz Sep 22 Stripped Bow Wide

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz Sep 22 Stripped Bow MR

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Starboard Dock

It looks as if all of the stateroom verandahs’ plexiglass has been removed in preparation to strip the paint from the railings.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz Sep 22 Stripped Port

Here are some night photos of the Disney Magic without her paint.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Bulbus Bow Night

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Bow Dock Night

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Starboard Dock Night

According to Disney, there are more than 3,000 people are working together on the Disney Magic transformation; outfitters, shipyard workers, Disney Imagineers and cast members including Disney Magic crew members. Here are some of those contractors unloading materials from one of the 700 cargo containers.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Cabanas Inside

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz KUB Cabanas

Last week, the Disney Parks Blog provided a glimpse at the construction of the AquaDunk, more specifically, the new stairs leading up the the launch.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz AquaDunk Stairs

Disney Magic Refurb AquaDUNK Birds Eye View

Here is a portion of the AquaLab area being hoisted onto the upper deck of the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz AquaLab Pool Railing

You can see from the rendered photos below that it is the platform for the AquaLab Nephew’s Splash Zone water feature, as you can match up the railing and the shape outline. You can also see the plumbing underneath the platform from this perspective.

Disney Magic Refurb AquaLab Water Jets

Disney Magic Refurb AquaLab Twist n Spout Alternate

This afternoon the Disney Parks Blog surprised us all with a sneak peek into Andy’s Room which is part of the transformation of the Oceaneer Club.  Up first is the Slinky Dog slide that will start at the top of Andy’s bed.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz DPB Oceaneer Club Andy's Room SlideHere is a glimpse of what the walls will look like under Andy’s bed.

Disney Magic Dry Dock Cadiz DPB Oceaneer Club Andy's Room Wall

To give you a better idea of the reimagined space here is the rendering of Andy’s room in which you can see the wall is a continuation of Andy’s bed sheet.

Disney Magic Refurb Andy's Room

Again, I would like to thank Matt Reid for providing some of these photos, as well as kubarhitektura.com. If you live in the area and have any photos or videos you would like to share you can , or tweet @ TheDCLBlog along with how you would like to be attributed.

Over the weekend,I found an excellent interview with Joe Lanzisero conducted by Jason Leppert of PopularCruising.com at the 2013 Disney D23 Expo.  In the video Lanzisero mentions that the logistics of the dry dock is much like a well planned military operation.

By far, this has been one of the best interviews with less PR speak and more details I’ve heard regarding the transformation of the Disney Magic.  I hope we can hear about some of those safety changes mentioned Lanzisero in Jason’s video.

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