Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meyer Floats Out Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy was floated out of the covered building dock this afternoon (January 8, 2012) at Meyer Werft's Papenburg (Germany) yard. The slow process was witnessed by several hundred people, mostly local, who had come to the yard for the event, complete with a few fireworks set off from the top of the ship and a tune from the ship's musical whistle.

There were intermittent showers during the hour-long process as the ship was towed into the lagoon, but the sun did shine as the engine tests began. At the completion, Disney Fantasy was docked at the yard's finishing dock. The next major step in the process will come when the ship will make its conveyance down the Ems River later this month.

Photos from this morning's event:

Photos courtesy of vid caps from and Meyer Werft live video coverage.

Video from Saturday when the ship is prepared for Sunday's operation shows more of Disney Fantasy's detail:

This excellent video shows detail of today's towing operation:

And last, but not least, the Disney perspective on the day's activities: