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.
It looks as if all of the stateroom verandahs’ plexiglass has been removed in preparation to strip the paint from the railings.
Here are some night photos of the Disney Magic without her paint.
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.
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.
Here is a portion of the AquaLab area being hoisted onto the upper deck of the Disney Magic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previous Dry Dock Updates
- Disney Magic Arrives at Navantia’s Puerto Real Shipyard to Being Her Transformation
- Disney Magic Dry Dock Update: The Transformation Begins