Tagged with " Fantasyland"

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

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

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 to the Tomorrowland Terrace Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets! The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it… Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats I’ve heard of panning for gold… More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad The “exploding” crates are no longer under [...]

Feb 4, 2013     3 Comments
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New “Next-Gen” Finale Scene Debuts at “it’s a small world”

New “Next-Gen” Finale Scene Debuts at “it’s a small world”

Just last week, we showed you that Imagineers were working on a new finale scene inside “it’s a small world” at the Magic Kingdom. Well, for the most part, their work is done: As you can see, the scene has been freshened up a bit. All 22 goodbye phrases are still there, but new accents and a few large postcard shaped signs have been added. However, just because the scene is now visible, does not mean that they are done working on it. The eventual plan is to have the large postcards replaced with screens that will say goodbye to guests personally after gathering their names off of their MagicBands. It is even possible that the long-rumored “create-your-own-doll” feature will [...]

Jan 29, 2013     10 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 1/23/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 1/23/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Long Lost Friends Week was the first big hit from Limited Time Magic in Florida Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake The Pinocchio gang Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John, and the Sheriff of Nottingham Clarabelle & Horace BIG BAD WOLF! Instead of sining autographs, guests were given autograph cards The Cinderella Castle Dreamlights are coming down Crane up behind the castle Another crane up and working on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train The queue was fixed up while the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was closed last week Marie was out in Storybook Circus… [...]

Jan 28, 2013     1 Comment
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Next-Gen Finale Scene Being Installed at “it’s a small world”

Next-Gen Finale Scene Being Installed at “it’s a small world”

For over 41 years, 22 different goodbyes in different languages were the last thing guests would see on “it’s a small world” at the Magic Kingdom. That scene was quietly removed a few days ago and black tarps were hung to cover work Imagineers are currently doing to the attraction. Rumor has it that when completed, the new scene will read guest’s MagicBands and RFID-enabled tickets to give them a personalized goodbye with their name in it. Here’s what the scene looks like now: Stay tuned to WDW News Today as work progresses on this new scene for “it’s a small world”.

Jan 22, 2013     3 Comments
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New Concept Art Takes Us Inside Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland

New Concept Art Takes Us Inside Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland

An anonymous source was nice enough to send in the following pieces of never-before-seen concept art for Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom: Here we see Princess Aurora with a backdrop from her film Princess Tiana appears with a bayou-backdrop Based on this concept art, what do you think of Princess Fairytale Hall?

Jan 19, 2013     2 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 1/11/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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

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 Valentine’s Day treats available already Some of the Hall of Champions facade is behind tarps again The Adventureland Veranda is behind tarps now This area next to Aloha Isle is behind tarps now too. We think it might be related to the Adventureland interactive game Splash Mountain is closed until March The ride is drained and a lot of the ride has already been ripped [...]

Jan 11, 2013     1 Comment
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Adam Roth’s 1/9/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 1/9/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday and took a ton of construction photos of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to share with us, so let’s see how the last large piece of New Fantasyland is coming along: A lot of progress A lot of new track installed It’s starting to look like a ride… The loading station A whole lot of Imagineers out at Mine Train Pssst… Adam… they can see you… Imagineer Chris Beatty looks mad at Adam… We also spot Imagineer Eric Jacobson – Senior Vice President, Creative Development The back of the mountain Triton’s Treasures on the back side of the mountain is coming along nicely Shingles going up on the Tangled restroom [...]

Jan 11, 2013     No Comments
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Walt Disney World 2013 – Coming Attractions

Walt Disney World 2013 – Coming Attractions

So, 2012 is coming to a close and you’re probably now asking, “Well, what is happening at Walt Disney World in 2013?” It’s going to be nearly impossible to top all the changes and additions we had in 2012 at the Vacation Kingdom of the World, but there will be a steady diet of exciting offerings coming in 2013: Princess Fairytale Hall Disney princesses including Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, Tiana and Rapunzel will have a new home for meeting their loyal subjects when Princess Fairytale Hall opens in 2013 in the shadows of Cinderella Castle. The castle-like entrance will feature walls of stone and stained glass windows leading to a large, high-ceilinged room where portraits of the princesses adorn [...]

Jan 9, 2013     3 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney on Monday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: RFID turnstiles are installed and being used at the Magic Kingdom Looks permanent this time More track has been installed for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Looks like WDW Resort Hotel carpet on the roof so workers don’t slip A lift hill now installed A lot of dirt… More rockwork is about to appear Something interesting happened to all the new screen-based wait times signs Yep, that’s there… Instead of being a generic font with a black background, all of them are themed and match in color now The Pete [...]

Dec 22, 2012     6 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort on Tuesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: IT’S ALMOST HERE! All of the Kodak picture spots will be removed soon as the sponsorship has come to an end The Cheshire Cafe sign is missing for some reason Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gaston’s Tavern now has hot cocoa The Gaston’s Tavern stein is available again at Bonjour Village Gifts 2013 merchandise can be found just about anywhere at WDW now 2013 Duffy! The Disney Afternoon pins are now available 2013 mystery pins were recently released as well Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure mystery pin set [...]

Dec 20, 2012     1 Comment
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