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Disney Wonder dry dock???

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by jbarteau, May 3, 2010.

  1. jbarteau

    jbarteau New Member

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    hi all

    My wife and I were on the disney wonder this weekend and a cast member said that it would be going to dry dock before it big move to Long Beach for the Alaska and Mexico run. It does look like it could use some fresh paint, new carpet inside and new bath titles.

    Has anyone else heard this.
  2. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member

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    I did not hear that, I will ask about it on my cruise next month.

    It could happen sicne magic had the last dry dock, and Wonder needs to get fitted with the new TVs and upgrades for the pacific ocean. (though it probably will get scratched going through the canal like the magic did those few times...)
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    The Wonder was just in dry dock last fall and is not scheduled for another dry dock until 2011. The Magic is scheduled for a dry dock this fall after coming back from Europe.
  4. MarkTwain

    MarkTwain Well-Known Member

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    Sounds plausible to me. From what I've heard, the hull of the ships are going to receive some sort of coating or special treatment that will prepare them for the icy waters of Alaska. Remember that they were custom-built for the Caribbean. :animwink:
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    DVCOwner A Long Time DVC Member

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    I also understand that some deck work is going to be done because of the weather in AK.
  6. GOT2SAMMIES

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    YES, it was in dry dock in sept/oct right here in good ol Portsmouth Va. When a ship is in drydock we can see it from our office. You have no idea how bad I wanted to jump on board and go!! I think the Magic gets to "dock" here as well. I will be looking forward to it!:wave:
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    This is INCORRECT. Not sure what ship you saw, but it wasn't the Wonder. The Wonder had a dry-dock session in October 2009 in Freeport, Bahamas. It did not go to Norfolk this time. It will not go to dry-dock again until 2011.

    Plenty of people have noticed the work they've done to the top deck, as they've enclosed a bit (that was previously open-air) to provide more indoor viewing of beautiful Alaska.
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    I'll be on the Wonder on May 16th. I'll see what info I can dig up.
  9. Bluewaves

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    Alot of the cruise ships are getting their hulls repainted, there are new paints with Silicone in them that make the barnacles hate them and they are slicker through the water and get better gas mileage so to speak. I saw that the recently re did the Queen Mary 2 and she is only a few years old and her paint was supposed to last 20 years.

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