The Disney Magic returned to Port Canaveral around the lunch hour under beautiful clear Florida skies following her transatlantic crossing. The Disney Magic left dry dock on October 10th where many contractors remained onboard to complete unfinished tasks. Following a stop in Funchal, the Magic set off on a 6 day transatlantic crossing where she encountered weather conditions that hampered the contractors ability to complete the finishing touches in time for the first Miami sailing, which was canceled yesterday afternoon. The following are screenshots from the awesome Port Canaveral Webcam.
As the Disney Magic sailed past Jetty Park she played her iconic When You Wish Upon a Star horn (the horn sounded the same). Cast & Crew along with contractors were on deck as she made her way into port.
A fresh coat of paint really does wonders for a ship with the white and yellow really popping the afternoon Florida sun! Another glimpse of the AquaDunk reaffirms that it is translucent blue and not clear.
A great view of the Disney Magic’s new ducktail.
Here you can see the modification to the deck 7 aft verandah.
Goofy’s brief break is over and he is back at work putting the finishing touches on the Disney Magic logo on the stern.
Once the Disney Magic was finally at home, tied up at the Disney Cruise Line terminal she once again sounded her When You Wish Upon a Star horn to signal the completion of an epic journey that started over a month ago!
Although she is home, there is still work to be done. The Disney Magic will remain at Port Canaveral for the next week while the remainder of the work is finished. The Disney Fantasy is due in tomorrow and the Disney Dream Sunday which will result in the Disney Magic moving elsewhere at Port Canaveral, presumably near Jetty Park.
The Disney Magic will leave Port Canaveral in time for her 2-Night sailing from Miami which will be her first official post-dry dock cruise with passengers. The Disney Magic is expected to arrive at PortMiami around 7 AM on October 25th. We will be in Miami starting Thursday, and on the Disney Magic’s first two sailing to cover her re-launch. As an extra bonus, make sure to follow us on Twitter for the some live tweeting Sunday from the Disney Dream where we are sure to get some great views of the Disney Magic as we sail away.