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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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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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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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New Concept Art Revealed for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Rejected New Fantasyland Concepts

New Concept Art Revealed for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Rejected New Fantasyland Concepts

Of all the places for it to surface, some never-before-seen concept art from New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom has surfaced ion the new “Realms of Fantasy” exhibit at the Disney Gallery in Disneyland Park. Thanks to our sister site Disneyland News Today for the following photos from the Disneyland Resort: These two pictures are never-before-seen conceopt art of the exterior of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coming to New Fantasyland in 2014 Here is the concept art we have seen thus far: The finale scene and the previously released exterior concept art Concept art of the scene with the audio-animatronics Dwarfs in the mine Interestingly enough, you can purchase the concept art through Art on Demand Now for some [...]

Dec 14, 2012     2 Comments
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Be Our Guest Restaurant Testing “Order Ahead” Service This Week

Be Our Guest Restaurant Testing “Order Ahead” Service This Week

With FastPass+ testing going on this week, Disney is also using this time to test “order ahead” dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Disney has released plenty of information internally on the new test, you may want to take a read: As part of our efforts to continuously improve the Guest experience, we’re testing a new offering at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Be Our Guest Restaurant offers fast casual service for lunch including an innovative table delivery service. There are no counters at the restaurant. Guests instead order from a kiosk and receive a magic rose. Their meal is delivered directly to their table. Arrival window selection: In December, selected Guests (Club Level Concierge Guests at select [...]

Dec 13, 2012     3 Comments
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VIDEO: The Giggle Gang Brings Big-Top Laughs to Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland

VIDEO: The Giggle Gang Brings Big-Top Laughs to Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland

When The Giggle Gang was announced by Disney a few days ago, many guests were worried that scary clowns would be invading Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. After having seen a show from the new group, I can safely say that scary clowns are hardly what guests are seeing in the park. The show is actually pretty cute; that being said, it probably could still use a little work. As with most comedy shows, some things work and some don’t, and I’m sure they will figure it out as they go along. The following video is from a very early preview performance of the Giggle Gang, so please keep in mind that they had only completed [...]

Dec 12, 2012     4 Comments
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VIDEO: An In-Depth Look at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland

VIDEO: An In-Depth Look at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland

Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is now open daily for lunch & dinner, but if you haven’t had to chance to experience it for yourself just yet, you may want to check out this comprehensive tour we’ve put together: After seeing the beautiful exterior and interior, what do you think of the latest Magic Kingdom dining establishment?

Nov 28, 2012     1 Comment
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