Where in Norfolk, VA will the Magic be dry docking?

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  1. TinkerBellMom

    TinkerBellMom Earning My Ears

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    I will have the opportunity to be in Norfolk VA while the Magic will be in dry dock in October. Does any one know where in Norfolk it will be located?? Also can you recomend a hotel near by. Does any one know if dry dock is Oct 1 to 10th or 1st to 14th? This is a city that I have not traveled in before and recomendations would greatly be appreciated.

    I appreciate you good advice

    TinkerBellMom
     
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  3. JNorris

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    Bumping, 'cause I'd like to know also.

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  4. km2all

    km2all Earning My Ears

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    The dry dock is located on the river between Norfolk and Portsmouth. There is a new hotel (cant remember the name of it) in downtown Portsmouth, or there is a Sheraton in Norfolk on the waterfront. I think you should be able to see it from the Sheraton if you get a waterview.
     
  5. Capt_BJ

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    Floating Drydock TITAN
    http://www.baesystems-norfolkshiprepair.com/n_n_ds.html

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=norfolk+va&ll=36.834655,-76.292882&spn=0.008239,0.014596&t=h&hl=en


    clearly visible from

    Norfolk Waterside, or Harborside park, Sheraton or Marriott downtown

    Portsmouth Renaissance or the seawall behind

    If you drive into the city either direction on 264 or northbound 464 you will think you about to drive right into the ship.

    If you want a 'free' up close look from the water, take the ferry between Norfolk and Portsmouth for $1.00. It leaves every 30 min and will cross right in front of the drydock.
    http://www.hrtransit.org/ferryservice.html
    you can stay on for a round trip...or all day!

    FANTASY left the drydock on Sunday night and it is empty and waiting.
     
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    Capt_BJ So Many Times

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    fork lifts are scurrying back and forth in TITAN setting the keel blocks.

    A critical step in preparing for a lift.
     
  7. mostyn17

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    Does anyone know an address of the surrounding area or of the hotel with the view? I want to travel down, but have never been in that area so i'm sure of the area.

    Thanks,

    Travis
     
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  9. TinkerBellMom

    TinkerBellMom Earning My Ears

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    Thanks a bunch! I knew I could count on a great bunch of DIS'ers to help me out! :goodvibes

    BTW- Great photo Travis! We have sailed with Michael but never with Roy. My little Tinkerbell is jealous of your picture! Was that on the Panama Eastern?? We sailed the Panama Western--no big Disney names with us.

    Thanks Again

    TinkerBellMom
     
  10. SueEllen

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    I have stayed at the Sheraton Waterside. If you have a water view room you will likely be able to see it from your room (depending on location) but you will be right near the dry dock area. I have not tried the Marriott but it is in the same general area. (We go to Norfolk and Waterside fairly often.)

    Sue Ellen
     

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