The Disney Magic has been in Navantia’ Puerto Real dry dock for just over a week and there has not been a consistent stream of updates from Disney as one would hope. I can understand Disney Cruise Line’s apparent stance on not wanting to show the Disney Magic in anything less then stellar condition, but we are all eager to see the progress. Thankfully, we have the internet and social media to help fill the void.
Once the Disney Magic was positioned, the gates were closed and the water was pumped out of the dry dock exposing the props.
The Disney Parks Blog posted this photo on Friday the 13th showing the Disney Magic dry for the first time. This view also provides a glimpse at the transformation of Topsider Buffet to Cabanas, as well as the stripping of the paint on the hull.
A poster on a Spanish language forum posted some photos of the Disney Magic as she can be viewed from publicly accessible roads around Puerto Real.
This is a great view of the Disney Magic’s bulbous bow and forward bow thrusters.
Then, a little bit later, the same view was shown following the stripping of the paint from the hull of the Disney Magic.
The Disney Magic’s often referenced stabilizer can be seen below the waterline in this starboard view.
More paint stripping on the starboard side along with the various gangways.
The next set of photos provides a before and after look at one of the areas we spend considerable amount of time and money; the remodel of the two gift shops – Mickey’s Mates and Treasure Ketch.
Next, we move onto one of the most anticipated areas of the re-imagined Disney Magic, the AquaLab. This will be one of the last views of the Mickey pool before it its transformed into the AquaLab. If you look closely, you can also start to see the transformation of Pluto’s Dog House into Pete’s Boiler Bites.
This final picture looking at the stern of the Disney Magic depicts the newly added ducktail. Not sure why, but this is aspect of the Disney Magic’s transformation is the most intriguing to me as it is a noticeable physical change to the ship. Additionally, the reason for it is even more interesting.
In the photo below you can see a much better view of the ducktail being installed to the superstructure of the Disney Magic.
I’d like to thank those of you have taken the time to and tweet @ me some of these images this past week.