Tagged with " Fantasyland Expansion"
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 [...]
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.
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom this past weekend, so let’s take a look at his photos, including an in-depth look at the Fantasyland model now on display at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream: Darth Vader cupcake “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” Adam had himself frozen in carbonite in the ABC sound Studio, former home of Sounds Dangerous Pretty neat for $120 Star Wars Weekends merchandise is in the tent behind Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster again, Darth’s Mall The huge Fantasyland model has moved in at One Man’s Dream super cool Princess Fairytale Hall won’t change the exterior of Snow White too much according to the model A sign explains the model to guests Some stuff isn’t labeled, like [...]
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 [...]
Since Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream was updated a few months ago, we’ve been wondering why there was so much empty space in “The Legacy Continues” section. Well, here’s why… You may recognize this as the large model of New Fantasyland that was shown at the 2011 D23 Expo. Well, starting tomorrow, it can be seen daily inside the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Having seen the model in person, I can tell you that you will want to stare at it for a while to inspect every last detail. Clear up some time in your schedule for your next trip to the Studios, you’re going to be staring at this for a while…
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 [...]
WDWNT Reporter Jeff Lukas visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some great newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Welcome We’re still letting the memories begin… Work continues on the Main Street Bakery facade Tangled characters meeting in Town Square until a new home in Fantasyland is ready Pillow pets everywhere! Still funny Something for the ladies That’s… different… The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is looking great following the refurbishment Everything looks brand new inside The Tangled meet and greet is being turned into the home for Merida from Brave More steel rises for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster What appears to be a large weathervane appeared on the roof of Maurice’s Cottage, Enchanted [...]
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.
If you’ve been dying to see what’s happening over those construction walls in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, you’re going to love this video:
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 [...]