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Old 03-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #16
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The leaked photos did show the spa being redone in addition to the restaurants. Everything is all a guess but my bets are that the spa, restaurants, and rooms will be updated. I doubt they will do anything else too exciting. Disney has always had a way of underwhelming me on "big news" changes so I won't hold my breath. But since I'm on that ship right after dry dock, I am literally on pins and needles waiting to hear some official announcements!

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #17
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The leaked photos did show the spa being redone in addition to the restaurants. Everything is all a guess but my bets are that the spa, restaurants, and rooms will be updated. I doubt they will do anything else too exciting. Disney has always had a way of underwhelming me on "big news" changes so I won't hold my breath. But since I'm on that ship right after dry dock, I am literally on pins and needles waiting to hear some official announcements!

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I hope the new beds are added. We love the storage underneath the beds on Fantasy/Dream. I don't like having to lift the Magic/Wonder beds to slide luggage under.
I like how high the new beds are too but a couple mins of incovenience is worth it to me for my kids to have 60+ hours of comfort. Why can't they get new beds that are high & can separate? It's not rocket science.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #18
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Please post LOTS of pictures!!!

I like how high the new beds are too but a couple mins of incovenience is worth it to me for my kids to have 60+ hours of comfort. Why can't they get new beds that are high & can separate? It's not rocket science.
I assume they have their own room? My kids generally sleep on the upper berth and couch, hubby and I get the bed.

Whatever is fine by me, split them or make it queen, as long as they are higher. We are the people who live out of a suitcase. We never unpack. So it is much easier IMO with the higher beds.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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The leaked photos did show the spa being redone in addition to the restaurants. Everything is all a guess but my bets are that the spa, restaurants, and rooms will be updated. I doubt they will do anything else too exciting. Disney has always had a way of underwhelming me on "big news" changes so I won't hold my breath. But since I'm on that ship right after dry dock, I am literally on pins and needles waiting to hear some official announcements!

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #20
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While on the Fantasy MV last year, I took a galley tour(just four of us,quite cool). The chef said that DCL wanted to upgrade the Magics' kitchen asap to bring it up to a more modernized version, like on the Fantasy. They have huge steamers that can cook twice the amount of food and other "appliances" that DCL wants on the Magic & Wonder also.

While on the Fantasy this last week,just got off yesterday, I heard the rumor of DCL feeling the pressure of updating the other Animators Palates and placing the "special" artwork on their walls also.So we'll see.....

We booked a repositioning cruise while on board-9/6/14 Barcelona to San Juan, on the Magic. I'm going to assume I'll know about the specific upgrades way before boarding
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The underwhelming comes from people on these boards hearing rumors and getting hopes up.
For me I just find Disneys idea of big news is usually not that big

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For me I just find Disneys idea of big news is usually not that big

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I assume they have their own room? My kids generally sleep on the upper berth and couch, hubby and I get the bed.

Whatever is fine by me, split them or make it queen, as long as they are higher. We are the people who live out of a suitcase. We never unpack. So it is much easier IMO with the higher beds.
We did this until ds16 outgrew the little sofa bed & pull down. Then the Dream entered service and we could get a cat 8 or 4 that has a Murphy bed besides the other 2 for much less $ than the cat 4 on the classic ships. Maybe because there's so many of them? At least it's a little longer. Then back on the Wonder last summer we let them have a room across the hall. The beds separate and they loved it. I think they'd rather cram in little bunks with us than share a bed.

How do you find things if you never unpack? You have to keep going under the bed to get it? We're unpacked before the safety drill or our room would be a mess and we'd never find anything.
Gotta do what works for your family.
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We did this until ds16 outgrew the little sofa bed & pull down. Then the Dream entered service and we could get a cat 8 or 4 that has a Murphy bed besides the other 2 for much less $ than the cat 4 on the classic ships. Maybe because there's so many of them? At least it's a little longer. Then back on the Wonder last summer we let them have a room across the hall. The beds separate and they loved it. I think they'd rather cram in little bunks with us than share a bed.

How do you find things if you never unpack? You have to keep going under the bed to get it? We're unpacked before the safety drill or our room would be a mess and we'd never find anything.
Gotta do what works for your family.
Things are very orderly in the suitcases. Yes, we store them and pull them out when we want something.

Yes, my 14 year olds feet hang off the bunk. It's hilarious, but he doesn't seem to mind.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #25
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When we were on the Magic in February, the Housekeeping Manager told me that when the Magic goes to drydock this fall, all of the beds would be upgraded to the queen beds like the ones on the Dream/Fantasy.

And I second Katy's post about leaks on the Magic. There was a part of Deck 2 that was always wet and squishy, and they had the dryer/blowers going for hours each day. The Magic is a wonderful ship, but she does need a little work done. But that would not stop me from sailing her again tomorrow if I had the cash.
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We booked a repositioning cruise while on board-9/6/14 Barcelona to San Juan, on the Magic. I'm going to assume I'll know about the specific upgrades way before boarding
Come join our meet thread for the Westbound Transatlantic! We are already organizing many events and details. (tastings, lanyards, hotels, group Palo brunch to name just a few)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3063697
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Come join our meet thread for the Westbound Transatlantic! We are already organizing many events and details. (tastings, lanyards, hotels, group Palo brunch to name just a few)

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Thank-you SO MUCH!!!
I was wondering if a group was starting up,but didn't know where to look
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When we were on the Magic in February, the Housekeeping Manager told me that when the Magic goes to drydock this fall, all of the beds would be upgraded to the queen beds like the ones on the Dream/Fantasy.

And I second Katy's post about leaks on the Magic. There was a part of Deck 2 that was always wet and squishy, and they had the dryer/blowers going for hours each day. The Magic is a wonderful ship, but she does need a little work done. But that would not stop me from sailing her again tomorrow if I had the cash.
Thanks for sharing this. We have stayed on deck 2, cat 9 many times but once my SIL/BIL booked a cat 10 and their room was flooded before boarding so they were upgraded to a cat 9. (The exact reason wasn't given at the time.) We could see their original room all emptied out and a floor dryer in there. This was in Oct 2010.

We have been on the other 3 ships since then and didn't realize the extent of the problems. I was half-considering downgrading from cat 7, deck 7 to cat 9 for this summer but I think for $500 we'll just stay where we're at.
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Any talk of the Magic getting the Mid-Ship Detective Agency Game?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #30
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The Magic currently has an extensive water leak problem that runs ship-wide. The main purpose of dry dock is to fix the plumbing and repair damage caused by water leaks. I only know this because we just sailed on 2/15 and we could feel water squishing around under our feet in the bathroom. The water wasn't visible and the floor was dry but when we talked to our stateroom steward about it, he said that the problem was extensive. We assumed we were the only ones dealing with it since we were on deck one but we talked to people as high as deck 7 experiencing the same thing. Sorry!
Sorry, but the main purpose of a drydock, especially this one is to satisfy MSC/IMO/SOLAS regulations. The way it works is that a ship is mandated to go into a dry dock, 2x in a 5 year period, not to exceed 3 years. Magics last drydock was in Sept/Oct of 2010.(I was on her first post DD cruise) If she doesnt make it, or the yard runs late on the ship infront, the Magics hull certificates etc will expire, and she wont be able to sail until she goes into the dry dock for inspections. The purpose is to inspect all of the areas, that cannot not be inspected while in service, such as fuel bunkers, sewage tanks, water tanks, thru hulls, running gear etc. At the same time, the MSC most likely will have made changes to different things that may be coming up on a deadline. Things like the amount of flammable materials onboard, or amount of a certain type of paint, fire protection changes etc. Any or all of the above can put a ship out of service, if the change is serious enough and not corrected by the deadline.

While shes there, DCL (or any line for that matter) will take the oppurtunity to work on areas, that can not be easily worked on while the ship is in service. Things like the persistent water leak, renewing or replacing kitchens in their entirety,(The Magic got a ships laundry room upgrade in 2010) renewing a mdr or completely redoing a pool(s).

Things that can be done while inservice, like bed changes or linen changes usually are, but depending on the supplier, sometimes its easier to wait on a drydock. If you ever get the chance to see Extreme Cruis ships Oasis of the Seas, they show where she comes into port, and a large number of crew remove and replace a few hundred mattresses that wore out prematurely, prior to guest boarding. Basically as a guest left their rooms, several crew members went in, grabbed the matresses, and went to the loading doors with them and offloaded them. The stevedores bought the brand new ones to the doors, and the crew reversed the process.
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