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VIDEO: Imagineers Give In-Depth Look at Big Thunder Mountain Interactive Queue

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Since it was announced a few months ago, we have wondered exactly what will take place in the interactive queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom. Well, wonder no more. In this video, Disney Imagineers take us behind the scenes at Big Thunder and show us the props and backstory that make [...]

Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Monday, February 4th, 2013

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some fantastic pictures of new progress on the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue, A Pirate’s Life: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more, so let’s take a look: While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head [...]

Work Continues on “Explosive” Interactive Queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

As work continues on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad interactive queue at the Magic Kingdom, we can see more and more of what exactly we can expect while we wait in line. Let’s take a look at the latest progress: These signs were installed recently The signs are pretty funny Signs saying “Explosives” have been [...]

Dirk Wallen’s 1/11/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Friday, January 11th, 2013

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom earlier today and has some great newsworthy photos to share with us (including our first look at the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue), so let’s take a look: More RFID entrances being installed at the Magic Kingdom Kodak references still up at Town Square Theater Plenty of [...]

Big Thunder Mountain Gets A Golden Backstory

Monday, November 19th, 2012

From the Disney Parks Blog: Last week, we shared an image of a portrait that’s a part of a new project our Walt Disney Imagineers are currently working on – and today we’re happy to reveal the identity of that man and share details on the role he’ll play in the enhanced storyline of a certain Magic Kingdom [...]

VIDEO: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Re-Opens at the Magic Kingdom

Monday, June 4th, 2012

After a few months down for refurbishment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad returned to service at the Magic Kingdom last week. Let’s start with the positive: the entire track was replaced, every square inch of the ride repainted, and many previously broken effects were repaired. The long broken geyser scene looks brand-new with every single opening [...]

Zach Larson’s 5/7/12 WDW Photo Report

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson visited the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Monday and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Construction has gone vertical on the Disney Vacation Club wing of the Grand Floridian Welcome to the Magic Kingdom There are two of these posters [...]

A New Fantasyland Aerial Update – April 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Courtesy of Scott Keating and, we once again have some fantastic aerial photos of Fantasyland to share with you: The former site of Dumbo looks clear and more Castle Walls are rising. Also interesting is that the excess Mermaid rock-work will hide a cast access road. Gaston’s Tavern is still far behind the rest [...]

Jeff Lukas’ 3/25/12 WDW Photo Report

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

We welcome Jeff Lukas to the WDWNT team with his first photo report, taking us to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot: Work continues on the Bakery facade Dapper Dans Fantasyland Woodwind Society The roof on Prince Eric’s Castle is almost complete More scaffolding came down at Be Our Guest Restaurant The Fantasyland Skyway station is [...]

An Aerial Look at New Fantasyland – March 2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Courtesy of Scott Keating and, we once again have some fantastic aerial photos of Fantasyland to share with you: The base of the old Dumbo is still lingering, guess it isn’t that easy to completely remove… A lot going on here: The bridge that will serve as the entrance to the Be Our Guest Restaurant [...]

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