Posted on June 3, 2011
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Walt Disney World Resort yesterday, and to say there is a lot going on would be an understatement. Adam updates us on the Fantasyland Expansion, the Skyway building demolition, changes at the Haunted Mansion, and much more. So let’s get started:
MORE STAR TOURS! Not too much, we promise…
Plenty of Star Tours merchandise is inside Tatooine Traders now
Naboo Spacelines featured on the box for some reason… Why is every Naboo spaceship yellow?
The action figure sets
Star Tours merchandise is now mixed in with all the usual stuff
The Star Wars Weekends stage has returned to normal for Disney Channel Rocks!
Some new props have been installed since we last visited, namely the chalkboard with various replacements for Eeyore’s tail
Bees were attached
Lines haven’t been too bad
The work in the street on Sunset Blvd. is done, now the produce distributor is behind walls
Moving to the Magic Kingdom, he’s still not getting a line!!!
A cool new detail Adam discovered, light reveals an electricity effect on this billboard!
It looks like Mickey is being electrocuted
Curtain Call Collectibles continues to push its merchandise further outside
The hatter is from New York for some reason
The Tomorrowland Terrace is open
Storybook Circus construction is picking up
Temporary sign still outside Carousel of Progress
These hot dogs must be popular…
Back to the Storybook Circus
A lot of heavy equipment has moved in
The frame of the Dumbo queue is complete!
That was quick!
If we compare this to the original model, we can see the big tent frame:
The rock-work in the Beauty and the Beast area is really coming along…
Maurice’s cottage takes shape as a mountain grows behind
Work has picked up on the Be Our Guests Restaurant
Same for Bonjour Village Gifts
An overview of the Beauty and the Beast realm
The steel frame for the rock-work on Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid is up
The Fantasyland Skyway station is being demolished to build a wider path to Liberty Square and new Fantasyland restrooms
You can see some pieces missing already
The Haunted Mansion queue now has signs directing to the scenic rout and the direct route (interactive queue and entrance)
The interactive queue remains popular
To combat complaints that it was too small, they have extended Master Gracey’s grave!
The entrance of Pecos Bill’s is behind walls and tarps
Guests are asked to use this side entrance
Well, the Enchanted Tiki Room is coming back… in case you hadn’t heard that over the last 3 years
Work continues to restore the orginal
It’s now a hard hat area
Nothing like some Leaky Tikis in the Summer
You’re not blocking it…
The Fantasyland crane is visible from far away
If you squint, Blackbeard was added to Pirates of the Caribbean
Maybe if you unfocused your eyes? I don’t know, I’ve never been good at these things…
Some character portraits from the new film in Caribbean Plaza
NO, NO MORE STAR TOURS! Ok… more Star Tours….
I wish we could read all these luggage tags
That’s a lot of luggage
Goodnight from Echo Lake Apartments!