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I don’t often get to contribute with a photo report, but I took a short two day trip to Walt Disney World stopping at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom so I took some photos. Let’s take a look at a rare Tom Corless photo report: Work continues on the separate entrance to Turtle Talk One of the exhibits in the Turtle Talk pre-show is being fixed up Some work happening between the Refreshment Port and the Canada pavilion in World Showcase On to the Magic Kingdom, work continues on the former Skyway site, expected to soon be home to restrooms, a new pathway, and the Tangled meet and greet The castle walls are coming along nicely This section looks nearly [...]
So, we have a bit of a New Fantasyland exclusive for you today… Here’s our very first look at what the Magic Kingdom map will look like in a few weeks when the next phases of the expansion open. Notice that the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train will be on the map despite not opening until 2014. Not earth-shattering news, but still kind of cool. Now let’s look at the cast member costumes that will populate the land: Storybook Circus merchandise (Big Top Souvenirs) Daytime busser and server at Be Our Guest Restaurant Daytime and evening greeter at Be Our Guest Restaurant Food and beverage (food carts and small vendors) Fantasyland Forest merchandise (Bonjour Village Gifts and smaller locations) Attractions (Under [...]
Scott Keating was once again nice enough to provide some aerial shots of the current New Fantasyland construction site after a few month absence, so let’s see all that has changed: As you can see, everything but the Mine Train is nearing completion If there was any doubts that the Skyway Station was going to become a Tangled meet-and-greet, the appearance of a tower frame has just about confirmed it… The framework for Mine Train looks to be just about complete The castle walls are taking shape Just the three tent-like structures left to go in Storybook Circus, we expect these to open in the Fall/Winter A look at Mine Train As you can see, the beauty and the Beast [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]