Tagged with " Dumbo"

Adam Roth’s 8/7/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 8/7/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney on Tuesday and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Princess Fairytale Hall Castle Wall construction rolls on Plenty of turrets installed now The Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train is being enclosed It may look like snow on top of Under the Sea, but they are actually installing real grass as they weren’t happy with how the green paint looked You can actually see the entrance to Big Top Souvenirs now The rock-work over the backstage entrance looks good Let’s see how the Dumbo interactive queue is doing Pretty cool system the Cast Members sue to track the capacity [...]

Aug 9, 2012     4 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 6/23/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 6/23/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and he has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us. Dueling Dumbos are flying, Casey Jr. is splashing and soaking, and whole lot is going on at the park, so let’s take a look: Let’s get right to Fantasyland Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train More steel rises Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid looms in the distance The new Winnie the Pooh meet and greet is open, replacing Tigger’s Bouncy Place Dumbo FASTPASS is running and at Philharmagic’s old machines Another look at Mine Train Mermaid rockwork extending down towards Storybook Circus Big Top Souvenirs We finally have dueling Dumbos! Timothy now spins and moves on the [...]

Jun 25, 2012     7 Comments
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Magic Kingdom “New Fantasyland” Construction Update – 6/6/12

Magic Kingdom “New Fantasyland” Construction Update – 6/6/12

What’s the latest on the New Fantasyland project at the Magic Kingdom? I took plenty of photos during my most recent trip of the progress, so let’s take a look: Snow White’s Scary Adventures is closed…. Walls go down to Sir Mickey’s The Seven Dwarfs’ Mine is still open Speaking of the Seven Dwarfs’, here’s the progress on the Mine Train The Dumbo marquee was finally installed and the Timothy figure from the old ride is back! The back of the sign is pretty neat Work continues on the former Tigger’s Bouncy Place Rumor is that Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will be doing meet and greets in this new spot The facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the [...]

Jun 6, 2012     7 Comments
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PHOTOS & VIDEO: First Look Inside Dumbo the Flying Elephant Interactive Queue

PHOTOS & VIDEO: First Look Inside Dumbo the Flying Elephant Interactive Queue

The interactive queue for Dumbo was one of the most interesting parts of the New Fantasyland announcement when it was made back in September 2009. Well, we’re finally getting a look inside: Upon entering the queue, guests will get a pager (no different from waiting for a table at your local T.G.I.Friday’s) that looks like a Circus ticket. While waiting for their pager to go off and their turn to ride, parents can sit and relax in the air-conditioning while the kids play under the big-top in a themed playground seemingly straight out of the Dumbo film. The Dumbo interactive queue opens along with the second Dumbo spinner and the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in July.

Jun 5, 2012     4 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 5/14-16/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 5/14-16/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Walt Disney World theme parks over the last three days and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip. We’ll take a look at New Fantasyland, Star Wars Weekends preparation, and more from around the Vacation Kingdom of the World, so let’s get started: The Main Street Bakery is still behind tarps (I’m starting to think this has something to do with Starbucks moving in) Facade work continues on the Confectionary and Chapeau The temporary Tangled meet and greet rolls on Work was completed on the Main Street bridge Work on the Princess Merida meet and greet has been completed A nearby cart has Brave merchandise I find it hard to [...]

May 17, 2012     9 Comments
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Zach Larson’s 5/7/12 WDW Photo Report

Zach Larson’s 5/7/12 WDW Photo Report

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 in the tunnel now… not only is it not an attraction… but it has more posters than any others… Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom sign near Town Square Theater Work continues on the Confectionary and Chapeau facades Work still going on near the Main Street bridge This new railing was installed during the work Didn’t your parents ever teach you not to touch trash-cans? Still [...]

May 9, 2012     7 Comments
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A Look Inside the Ballroom at New Fantasyland’s Be Our Guest Restaurant

A Look Inside the Ballroom at New Fantasyland’s Be Our Guest Restaurant

Disney has released a stunning video of the interior of the Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. The sound-bites are from Chris Kelly (Show Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering) and Tim Warzecha (Senior Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering): This video is released today as Disney formally announced that Be Our Guest Restaurant, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Gaston’s Tavern, Ariel’s Grotto, and Under the sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid will not open until Holiday 2012. The Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station and the second Dumbo spinner will open July.

Apr 27, 2012     4 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 4/21-22/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 4/21-22/12 WDW Photo Report

We welcome WDWNT Reporter to the team with his very first photo report, a quick look around the parks with some very newsworthy photos: Work continues on the facade of the Main Street Bakery The final eges of the rock-work on Under the sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid are rounded out Work continues on what we assume will be a new Pooh meet and greet area in the former Tigger bounce area The old/second Dumbo is taking a while to be installed The rest of the land is taking shape, including more supports for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train More of the Castle Wall frame has been erected The basic shape is all there, so you can really get [...]

Apr 26, 2012     3 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 4/4/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 4/4/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom yesterday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: AVENGERAIL! A look from the inside The jet-black look is pretty sweet A beautiful day on Main Street U.S.A. Work continues slowly on the Castle Walls in Fantasyland Supports for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train have risen The little details on Prince Eric’s castle are beginning to emerge The crane is still on site It looks like they are trying to age the building a little Looks like the Mine Train will block the view of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid Shingles going on the rooftops in Belle’s Village Work continues on removing the [...]

Apr 5, 2012     6 Comments
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Even More Aerial Pictures of New Fantasyland – March 2012

Even More Aerial Pictures of New Fantasyland – March 2012

Courtesy of Scott Keating and scottkeating.net, we once again have some fantastic aerial photos of Fantasyland to share with you: Supports for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train are going up The base of the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station is in place at Storybook Circus and the second tent is now fully covered A lot of work still to go on the second Dumbo spinner The bases for the Castle Walls are starting to go in at the old Dumbo site

Mar 30, 2012     2 Comments
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