The Disney Magic arrived in Cadiz late Sunday, and made her way into Navantia’s dry dock at their Puerto Real shipyard. According a post on Navantia’s Facebook page (update: the post has been deleted) the Disney Magic will spend the next four weeks undergoing maintenance and modernization that will include important work on the hull, paint, plumbing and mechanical work on propulsion systems and machines. This massive undertaking will requiring all hands on deck at the shipyard with all necessary support in terms of general services and logistics. By now I am sure everyone is well aware of the fact that the Disney Magic is being transformed into what accounts for an all new Disney Cruise Line ship, if not, here is a great place to start catching up with all the changes.
Work on the Disney Magic began as soon as she arrived in Barcelona over the weekend. Contractors were boarding the ship in place of passengers and cargo containers were be loaded onto the upper decks. Staterooms were being cleaned out instead of being turned over for the next cruise.
A Magical Look for Navantia
Early this morning I woke up to a surprise in my Twitter timeline. Navantia posted a photo of the Disney Magic in their dry dock which was still full of water.
Navantia posted a similar photo was posted on Facebook showing the stern of the Disney Magic, which will not look the same in a few weeks once work begins.
Previously we mentioned that the Disney Magic will be extend from 964 feet to 984 feet and gain 1,000 gross tons which appears to be from an addition to the stern in the form of a ducktail. There is more information on the purpose of a ducktail in the previous link.
The local newspaper in Cadiz, Diario de Cádiz, had another photo of the Disney Magic by Joaquín Pino.
In this photo you can see some of the storage containers that have been put on the decks.
The Disney Magic looks much different already without her signature Mickey Mouse yellow life boats.
Navantia’s Puerto Real Shipyard Location
If you live in the are of Cadiz, Spain it looks like there some many public roads around the shipyard that could provide a decent view of the Disney Magic during her transformation. Navantia even offers directions to the Puerto Real shipyard, but it is unclear how close you can actual drive up to the shipyard.
If you live in the area and have any photos or videos you would like to share you can them along with how you would like to be attributed.