Disney Magic Dry Dock Update: Week 5 The Transformation in Cadiz is Almost Complete
The Disney Magic’s transformation at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, is coming to an end this week. According to previous reports from the Disney Parks Blog, the Disney Magic is on schedule and set conclude her time in dry dock on Thursday. Work will continue during her transatlantic crossing. In last week’s update, we saw the Disney Magic with some fresh primer along with some teasers from Disney Cruise Line, as well as the all new deck plan. In this week’s update, we see much more than a fresh coat of paint going back on to her hull. We received great photos from some of the refurbished interior spaces, and some quacktastic fun on the upper deck!
Let’s get started by watching some fresh paint dry. Here we have a view of the bow near the crew pool deck. The good news is that the best Hidden Mickey is still on featured on the bow. There was a little bit of debate after it was omitted from the renderings released back in April.
A similar view of the crew pool deck from the top deck on the port side.
Moving on to some of the areas typically out of site when the Disney Magic is in the water…. Here is a great view of the bulbous bow flanked by two massive anchors.
Can you imagine how thankful these concrete and wood support blocks will be once the Disney Magic is re-floated later this week??
More of the support block distributing the weight of the Disney Magic~
In this view of the aft verandahs, you can see the gates holding back the water. In this photo, it also looks like there is a door that can be opened to connect adjoining verandahs.
The classic look of the Disney Magic is returning with her Mickey inspired yellow stripe while contractors are finishing up the ducktail.
A little coat of fresh paint does miracles for the look of the Disney Magic, seen here in this wonderful night shot with most of her paint back in place.
A shot of the painted ducktail and aft verandahs.
We’ve been seeing quite a few peaks inside the Oceaneer Club with little attention focused on the transformed Oceaneer Lab.
Over the past few weeks we have been seeing more of Andy’s Room. To build on the reveal @DisneyCruise tweeted a few more pictures this week. The first features the lovable Hamm, a poster of Woody’s Roundup, and a glimpse inside Pixie Hollow.
Last week, we saw our first glimpse inside the D Lounge, which was transformed from Studio Sea. Now, we have some additional views of the space.
If you are hungry for more after last week’s Animator’s Palate teasers you are in luck. Today, we have a look at the new entryway.
Remember those vibrant panels that I misplaced as Fathoms… Look in the back you can see that those panels from last week’s teaser are indeed part of Animator’s Palate.
This shot shared by @DisneyCruise shows the walls coming to life.
Our next stop is Cabanas, where we will start with new deck panel being hosted and positioned into place.In the background, you can see the Silja Festival that has been the home away from home for the contractors working on the transformation of the Disney Magic.
A panoramic view of Cabanas.
The all new freestyle buffet line in Cabanas just like on the Dream class ships.
The Australian theme is unmistakeable with a kangaroo below one of the buffet windows, as well as the constellation Cruz (more commonly known as the Southern Cross constellation) and a boomerang above another.
I’ve made it no secret that I am looking forward to dining in the all new Carioca’s in a couple weeks.
Atrium Lobby Chandelier & Helmsman Mickey
We have a few more views of the all new atrium lobby chandelier.
Compared to the size of the previous chandelier and those on the Dream and Fantasy this appears small, but I am going to withhold my final verdict until I see it in its full glory. I am wondering if the chandelier will have some sort of animated lighting effect after comparing it to the original rendering.
Here are a couple pictures tweeted by @DisneyCruise of the Disney Magic’s new atrium lobby chandelier and the lobby focal point, the Helmsman Mickey statue.
Helmsman Mickey, in his new location, to the right side of the entrance of Lumiere’s.
Walt Disney Theatre
One of the spaces that has not been mentioned previously has been the Walt Disney Theatre, home to the Broadway style shows and featured movie screenings.
Saving the best for last… Up to the pool deck we have a new view of the Twist N Spout slide above the all new AquaLab.
The new look of the Disney Magic with AquaDunk extending over the upper deck railing.
To end this stem to stern update of the Disney Magic transformation, we have whereabouts of Goofy, who after 15 years, is finally on break inside receiving a well deserved break from painting.
UPDATE: 10/8/2013 Photo Day in Dry Dock
It appears that it is photo day in Cadiz with many folks down taking photos near the anchors.
Again, I would like to thank kubarhitektura.com who are also on Facebook for providing some great photos of the Disney Magic’s transformation. If you live in the area and have any photos or videos you would like to share you can email, or tweet @ TheDCLBlog along with how you would like to be attributed.
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
- Disney Magic Dry Dock Update: The Transformation Continues into Week 3
- Disney Magic Dry Dock Update: The Transformation Continues into Week 4 Plus New Deck Plan