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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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Dirk Wallen’s 9/10/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 9/10/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen was on the scene at the Magic Kingdom earlier this morning and has some newsworthy photos to share from his trip: Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing Lampposts installed in the new parking lot If you closely, you can see the new children’s water play area themed to Alice In Wonderland that is being installed There is a new Fall trolley show running every morning at the Magic Kingdom. We have a short video clip: Everyone likes to point out budget-cuts and declines in show, but offering seasonal new shows like this prove Disney still cares despite what you may read elsewhere Speaking of declines though… the bears are gone from the Brave meet [...]

Sep 10, 2012     4 Comments
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Tom Corless’ 8/23-8/29/12 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 8/23-8/29/12 WDW Photo Report

I visited the Walt Disney World Resort last week covering all four of the theme parks and I have plenty of newsworthy pictures to share, so let’s take a look at what’s happening around the Vacation Kingdom: The Rainforest Cafe sign inside Animal Kingdom is still missing Beastly Bazaar is closed to become a character meet and greet experience this Fall Wreck-It Ralph has taken over the display at the exit of the Magic of Disney Animation show Vannelope is voiced by Sarah Silverman That cake looks so real… The game Fix-It Felix is inspired by games such as Rampage and Donkey Kong Ralph even started as a monster just like one you would find in Rampage Niceland is the [...]

Sep 1, 2012     5 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 8/16-19/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 8/16-19/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen was all over the Walt Disney World Resort this weekend, visiting Downtown Disney, the Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He took some great photos on his trip and has them to share with us in this photo report: Looks like the Earful Tower is being painted or repaired At the Magic Kingdom the Bakery has been out from behind tarps for a while now The old Swan Boat dock is getting refurbished at the moment Work continues on Princess Fairytale Hall The Castle Walls are approaching completion We still can’t go on the second level of Village Haus to take photos… More grass being placed on the facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the [...]

Aug 19, 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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Jeff Lukas’ 5/5/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Jeff Lukas’ 5/5/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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 [...]

May 7, 2012     6 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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Robert Ashburn’s 4/12-13/12 Epcot & Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Robert Ashburn’s 4/12-13/12 Epcot & Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Robert Ashburn visited Epcot and the Magic Kingdom this weekend, and he took plenty of photos from both parks to share with us: Test Track graces the maps during its final days You still have a month to check out the Flower and Garden Festival Habit Heroes and the soon-to-open VISION House on the signage inside Innoventions Still closed… The VISION House still behind walls Opens April 22nd, but we’ll have media coverage beginning April 21st Habit Heroes and VISION House are both not on the wall yet The ImageWorks at Imagination! looks empty since the new company took over Amazing Pictures is now in charge of this photo location Work continues on the facade of the Seas [...]

Apr 15, 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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