Tagged with " The Magic Kingdom"
The new Cinderella Castle projection show entitled “Celebrate The Magic” finally debuts tonight at the Magic Kingdom! The Disney Parks Blog provided more information today: As the show begins, Tinker Bell appears to fly around Cinderella Castle, weaving in and out of the turrets. She splashes pixie dust on the castle, transforming it into a spectacular piece of living art. As the pixie dust subsides, we are taken back to the beginnings of pencil animation, and we see Walt Disney, the original magic maker, drawing Mickey Mouse. With a little magic from Tinker Bell, Walt’s paintbrush flies off the page and comes to life, creating imagery that carries us away on a fantastic journey. We travel down the rabbit hole with [...]
As we speculated, the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom and Fountain View at Epcot will become Starbucks locations in 2013. The Main Street Bakery will close in January and re-open as a Starbucks location in early-summer 2013. Fountain View will close in March and re-open midsummer. Both locations will be themed to the existing environment. At Main Street bakery, cast members will wear a costume consistent with the early 20th century look and feel of Main Street U.S.A. At Fountain View in Epcot, the new Starbucks location and cast member costumes will be designed to match the park’s futuristic theme. The two locations will both offer the full complement of Starbucks signature beverages, artisan breakfast sandwiches and a [...]
After many months of speculation and Disney teasing us that something from “On Stranger Tides” would be added to Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Magic Kingdom, the mermaids have arrived. A new projection effect has been added making it appear that the mermaids are in the water, accompanied by a physical effect that pushes water up to simulate the fin moving just beneath the water’s surface. A lot of this can’t be seen in out video, but you can get a good idea of what to expect: The projection effect is joined by mermaid singing and a new mermaid skeleton on the beach. What do you think of this addition to Pirates of the Caribbean?
The Country Bear Jamboree returned to operation at the Magic Kingdom on October 17th following a 2 month refurbishment. As expected, all of the lighting, audio, and audio-animatronics were upgraded or fixed and all of the technical aspects of the attraction are working and looking better than ever. However, rumors of cuts in the show to make it shorter and increase the theoretical hourly capacity also came to fruition. We have video of the show to share with you so you can see the multiple songs, verses and lines fo dialogies cut from the show: For those either unfamiliar with the show or in case you forgot what the show formerly was, I have compiled a list of everything that [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and the surrounding resorts on Monday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on RFID turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom Walls up on the other side too Holy… That’s more like it… That isn’t Osh Popham… These “black and white” plush have been out for a few months now We look at Wreck-It Ralph stuff for the 40th time Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts are selling well Still gross… Wow… Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed for refurbishment A lot of guests want to see mermaids! Walls still up at the Crow’s Nest Golden Oak Outpost closed I’d rather not… This [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen did some park hopping this weekend, so let’s take a look at some newsworthy photos from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction Princess Fairytale Hall Work continues on the upper-level of Village Haus Work continues on the new restrooms coming to the former Skyway site Modifications are taking place at “it’s a small world” related to new guest flow for when stroller parking once again moves next door at the old Skyway site More metal guardrails are being installed on the Tomorrowland bridges Magic Carpets of Aladdin is closed for refurbishment Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing EVEN THE WALLS HAVE WALLS! Moving to Epcot, work continues [...]
We know New Fantasyland is stunning during the day, but just wait until you see the incredible lighting and ambiance at night. We take a video tour of New Fantasyland at night, including a look inside the stunning ballroom at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, in our latest video:
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth has been all over the Disney Parks this weekend. Here are some assorted photos (that don’t include his 400 from New Fantasyland) he took at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts available at Sir Mickey’s Work continues on the restrooms going in at the old Skyway site Yankee Trader still behind tarps Weird… Rock-work appearing FastPass Plus still installed at Haunted Mansion The Magic Kingdom is getting ready for RFID park entry We believe that the purpose of the steel truss at the park entrance is a test for a new possible exit Cast members have been routing guests leaving the park through wider gates in the center and counting off [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on Tuesday and he has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip: A strange large canopy has appeared near the Magic Kingdom turnstiles… Not sure if it is RFID related or for something else… Magic Carpets of Aladdin is open while some exterior work is being done The Yankee Trader is still behind tarps A view of the new walkway and restroom area from the front of the Haunted Mansion A look at the former Skyway site Princess Fairytale Hall construction The Crow’s Nest is still behind walls Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts are now available and they offer aid in the playing of the game! [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on Sunday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Great chocolate art at the Festival Center at Epcot It’s dark, but nice to see them use more of the pavilion space Work continues on Test Track as we race towards December 6th The IBM Runtime game is now closed inside Innoventions, it opened back in 2008 Rumor is that IBM Smarter Planet is getting some updates I hope so because it wasn’t really working… The seating area that was formerly Rockin’ Robots is now walled off as well Some scaffolding inside Still nothing going on at the former Segway Central Habit [...]