Magic Refurb

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  1. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

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

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  3. jlwhitney

    jlwhitney DIS Veteran

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    And for some I bet they think it is big news, its all perspective and what you expect.
     
  4. ruadisneyfan2

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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. :lmao:

    How do you find things if you never unpack? You have to keep going under the bed to get it? :confused3 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. :goodvibes
     
  5. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

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    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.
     
  6. fatfish

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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. ;)
     
  7. youalleverybody

    youalleverybody Rather be Soarin'

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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)

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3063697
     
  8. nannylori

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    Thank-you SO MUCH!!!:thumbsup2
    I was wondering if a group was starting up,but didn't know where to look:worship:
    Talk to ya soon!!!:woohoo:
     
  9. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    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. :cool1: (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. :goodvibes
     
  10. mike0035

    mike0035 Earning My Ears

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    Any talk of the Magic getting the Mid-Ship Detective Agency Game?
     
  11. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    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.
     
  12. Mom2PrincessesLinSy

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    A lot can be done to a ship in 6 weeks, plus the 2 weeks to sail back across the ocean. We sailed on the Enchantment of the Seas (RCI) who had a dry dock which included SPLITTING the ship in 1/2, and adding an entire section (in 6 weeks). They can do so much in that "short" time!

    PS. Everyone has denied the possibility, but I did hear from the Head Dining Server on our Sept. cruise that Disney was also considering splitting the ship and adding a section. I cannot confirm any of that, but it was one of the "rumors" I say anything less will be "underwhelming" for me :rotfl2:
     
  13. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Is it feasable to add a section to the Magic, yes. But the main reason that you dont see anymore ships haveing sections added is the cost. RCL found that out when they did the EOS, it cost them more then anticipated to add that section which is why they havent done any of the other ships of that class.
     
  14. Beermam42

    Beermam42 Grit and bear it

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    $155 million in 8 weeks they gutted the ship in less than a week. Magic will have all rooms redone. Topsiders and Parot Cay. Plus many other repairs.
     
  15. patches4me

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    We use large zip lock bags to pack EVERYTHING and everything else on light plastic hangars. We unpack everything in a JIFFY. Bags go right on shelves or drawers and it's done:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  16. tajz90

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    I love it. We use a lot of zip locks too !
     

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