Big Top Souvenirs has finally opened in Storybook Circus along with the remaining walkways and tent area in the back of the land. We took a quick video walkthrough of the area for you to enjoy: Pete’s Silly Sideshow has since opened and we will have coverage of that for you as well in the coming days. Stay tuned!
While Tom and the rest of our cast are down at WDW Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Epcot, I have just returned from a trip and bring you a rare Mayor’s Photo Report! Beware this report contains photos from inside Enchanted Tales with Belle! I also have brought you back some video from inside the attraction which we will be posting soon so stay tuned! Some of the rock work in the queue of the Magic Carpets is getting some work done The Rainy Day Cavalcade was out due to some rain earlier in the day Drizella and Anastasia aren’t thrilled about the rain either A Trio of Cranes now looms over the Magic Kingdom Be Warned Enchanted Tales Spoilers [...]
With the third season of the highly popular “See Ya’ Real Late” with Tom Corless coming to a close tonight, WDWNT is about to pull out all the stops for a season finale the likes of which you have never seen before! Not only will tonight’s show feature the epic conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger ending, but we have an all-star guest line-up including: Authors of “Epcot: The First 30 Years (An Unofficial Retrospective)“, Kevin Yee and Jeff Lange Tom Bricker of the Disney Tourist Blog The team from the WDW Kingdomcast podcast and Paul Barrie of “A Window to the Magic” And just so you don’t feel lost tonight, the first 14 episodes of season 3 are now available [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Downtown Disney, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us from this trip, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Splitsville at Downtown Disney Spotted construction workers Still looks nothing like the concept art… The Phineas and Ferb topiary from Epcot is now near the Phines and Ferb & You attraction Guests were waiting for it to open Blink has been open for a while now, don’t think we have shown it yet… John Carter Vinylmation is now at D Street Adam is probably the only person who has bought them They had better hurry up… Moving over to Epcot Some work going on at [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth took a stroll through New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom on Thursday and has some newsworthy photos of the construction to share with us: Castle Walls are pretty much finished You can see the track recently installed at Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Cute details on the Castle Wall A closer look at the track A look back The Storybook Circus sign is nearing completion The grass on the top of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid is looking good A closer look at the Storybook Circus sign Lights were on in the third tent, which we now expect to have seating and FastPass distribution for Dumbo and Barnstormer Signage up on Pete’s Silly Sideshow [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth took a short trip over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa to see the progress on many construction projects, including the completion of the new children’s water-play area themed to Alice in Wonderland. Let’s take a look: Work continues on the main pool The beach is sealed off now The new kid’s water play area themed to Alice in Wonderland opened earlier this week Looks cute Very well done I have to admit I wasn’t crazy about the idea at first, but it’s hard not to like this The Mad Hatter’s hat fills with water and then… well, you’ll see… A small water slide attached The new DVC wing lurks in the background Water pours [...]
For those going to Epcot’s 30th Anniversary festivities on October 1st, you’re probably still wondering how much money you are going to need to leave with all of the retro goodies that will be for sale. Well, we here at WDWNT are going to try to help you out with that before we arrive at the park on October 1st. The following information has been released through several official Disney websites and publications, as well as at the annual Pin Celebration at Epcot held a few weeks ago. We will continue to update this post as more info becomes available. Enjoy: Spaceship Earth Limited Edition of 500 Boxed Pin Set, $69.95 Retail, October 1st Release Date Annual Passholder Exclusive Pin [...]
You know the Winnie-The -Pooh meet and greet at The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Well, he’s “gonna wreck it!” Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz will greet guests in the place Pooh now occupies starting in November. Oh, and based on his arm size, don’t expect Ralph to sign your autograph book… Wreck-It Ralph is the 52nd feature length Disney animated film and hits theaters November 2nd, 2012.
For all of those who thought Disney wasn’t going to mark the 30th anniversary of Epcot on October 1st, well, you’re in for a surprise… The Disney Parks Blog announced today that there will be informative presentations, a “special moment” at the American Garden Theater, and even a special anniversary tag at the end of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth on October 1st, 2012. The panels are expected to be the same as some panels being offered at the D23 event the day before, but these will be open to all Epcot guests with limited availability: 1-2 p.m. – Designing the Future – Past and Present: A panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow! 4:30–6 p.m. – Epcot: [...]
Disney shared the concept art for Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland earlier today, one piece you probably have seen and one you probably haven’t: The first is the previously seen concept art of the facade This new piece show what the interior may look like when the experience opens in Fall 2013. If it stays true to this artwork, we can expect to see each Princess below a portrait of themselves and in front of a stained-glass window that represents something from their respective films. If you look closely, you’ll also see statues representing characters from Cinderella, Princess and the Frog, and Sleeping Beauty.
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen took a short trip to the Magic Kingdom on Sunday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: A look at the former Fantasyland Skyway site construction Storybook Treats remains open during pathway work, but the Seven Dwarfs Mine shop is gone Track is being installed on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train roller-coaster The second level of Village Haus that has been closed for some time is now being refurbished The former Crow’s Nest in Adventureland is still closed Tinker Bell is now in her winter clothes in Adventureland Her sister Periwinkle is now doing meet and greets Halloween cups are now being used for drinks Frankenweenie merchandise has hit [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen went to check out the progress on several projects happening at Downtown Disney right now, so let’s see what’s going on: Characters in Flight is still down Phineas and Ferb and You is running currently at the West Side Guests get super-imposed in the cartoon A nearby merchandise cart Work continues on Splitsville… does it seem like they are a bit behind to anyone else? They are supposed to open sometime in the Fall. Not sure if these are new but these carts are located between Marketplace and Pleasure Island Work moving slowly on the new exterior and bar at Rainforest Cafe as well Some work is also being done on the exterior of T-Rex Ads [...]