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TJ_from_Nashville
03-29-2006, 06:58 AM
Last night for fun I looked at Castaway Cay on Google Earth. You can see it pretty clearly, although all the details are fuzzy of course. No ships are docked there, but you can see the port. You can see why they don't need tenders, because the island is right next to a deep trench. I also looked at Port Canaveral. You can see 4 cruise ships in port - 1 is Disney but I can't tell if it is the Magic or Wonder. Maybe I will look at some of the ports of call now.

Enna
03-29-2006, 07:01 AM
We're pretty sure that the one in Port Canaveral is the Magic. My DH is a big fan of Google Earth and likes to start in outer space and fly in to land on the Disney cruise. :confused3

mmouse37
03-29-2006, 08:02 AM
Google Earth is very cool and I also have zoomed in on Port Canaveral.....what I want to know is....I know the pics are not "live" but how long ago were they taken and how often do they update.....?

Tink!
03-29-2006, 12:35 PM
i just downloaded google earth and i cant find out how to work it.

Tink!
03-29-2006, 12:35 PM
i just downloaded google earth and i cant find out how to work it. :confused3

captchris
03-29-2006, 01:06 PM
The ship in the google earth picture is the Wonder. The huge ship next to the Wonder is the RCI Mariner of the Seas. She goes out on Sundays, the same day as the Wonder. Also pictured is the Carnival Fantasy.

grimley1968
03-29-2006, 01:10 PM
Google Earth just rules, IMHO. I'm going to check out the DCL ships. Good suggestion!

crzy4dsny
03-29-2006, 01:53 PM
I love this site. Looking behind the scenes at Disneyworld is great. You can also see the Radisson south of the ship. I haven't been able to find Castaway key though. What did you put in to find it?

grimley1968
03-29-2006, 02:01 PM
I wasn't able to put in anything to "zoom" straight to it. Castaway Cay, Bahamas does not work. I eventually went to the Disney cruise line site and clicked the 7-day western cruise, where it shows you a graphic of the itinerary map. That gave me a good idea where CC is, and I just moved Google earth around until I came to the same spot, then zoomed way in. The view's a little blurry, though, and hard to tell if there is a ship there or not.

clewert
03-29-2006, 02:02 PM
Google Earth is very cool and I also have zoomed in on Port Canaveral.....what I want to know is....I know the pics are not "live" but how long ago were they taken and how often do they update.....?

Well by pictures of my moms house they are at LEAST a year old since there is still a tree in her yard that fell on her house this time last year.

MN Dis Fans
03-29-2006, 02:05 PM
I love this site. Looking behind the scenes at Disneyworld is great. You can also see the Radisson south of the ship. I haven't been able to find Castaway key though. What did you put in to find it?

Castaway Cay Coordinates: 26 degrees 5 minutes 20 seconds North, 77 degrees 32 minutes 18 seconds East

Yes, this site is way Cool! :thumbsup2

mdisdis
03-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Castaway Cay Coordinates: 26 degrees 5 minutes 20 seconds North, 77 degrees 32 minutes 18 seconds East

Maybe I did something wrong, it put me in India. :confused3

MN Dis Fans
03-29-2006, 04:55 PM
Maybe I did something wrong, it put me in India. :confused3

Swap the North & East around, and I think you'll find yourself a little closer to where you need to be? :confused3

BigRed1
03-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Leave North alone, change East to West, and you got it. Here are the coordinates for the Castaway Cay Post Office. 26 04.822' N 77 32.195' W This format will work in Google Earth. Would you like the coordinates for the Heads Up Bar?? :teeth:
Allen

cinderella_mom
03-29-2006, 05:49 PM
OT - BigRed1, my pirate name is Captain Bess Bonney.

I will check out Google Earth. Sounds great.

Colorado DISers
03-29-2006, 05:51 PM
pirate: Most of the pictures that you are getting from Google are over two years old. There will be nothing up to date on there. The company whose satellite takes the pictures can only release older photos due to government regulations. The picture of our house is at least 5 years old. I work for the company that built the satellite and it takes awesome photos.

Stein
03-29-2006, 05:56 PM
The ship in the google earth picture is the Wonder. The huge ship next to the Wonder is the RCI Mariner of the Seas. She goes out on Sundays, the same day as the Wonder. Also pictured is the Carnival Fantasy.

OK, I have to ask. How can you tell it is the Wonder?

This is funny timing as I just pinned the stops for our 7-day Eastern. Castaway was probably hardest to find, but is obvious once you find it.

kdsluvdisney
03-29-2006, 06:47 PM
Thank you for sharing! I had not seen this before -- this is great!!!

BigRed1
03-29-2006, 07:35 PM
Google Earth 40 42.692' N 74 00.767' W If you want to see how old the pictures are. These are the coordinates for the World Trade Center Site.