Magic Kingdom Photo Update – Making Progress to New Fantasyland Opening (Part 2)

In part one of this week’s update we visited The Main Street Firehouse which has its firefighter badges back, Storybook Circus which is moving steadily toward a spring opening, and then the construction across from Peter Pan where new restrooms will go. We’ll pick up right there, remember the photos have larger versions if you click on them…


This brown wall is where a second access to Fantasyland will be located. I’m a bit unclear how traffic patterns are going to work in this area with the haunted mansion queue often taking up this whole space in the summer. But I’m sure they’ve thought of that… right?


That foliage clearing has made the pet cemetery decidedly less spooky.


The fast pass queue for Peter Pan is getting some work done. My guess is that this will finally unify the accessible queue with the fastpass queue allowing Disney to save a little bit of labor.


The buildings in Gaston’s Village are really getting a lot of attention.


Hmmm, what could this be? It’s not on the concept model.


See, there’s nothing there.


This, on the other hand, is on the model, albeit still missing a few pieces.


I like how much detail you can see on these pieces, even from quite a distance.


It’s a bit hard to see, but Big Thunder is getting some much needed TLC. A lot of work is going on on the building


But the tracks  and assorted set pieces are also getting refurbished..


More work….


A new roof and some other wood work in this area. This is the area of the ride in Paris where they had some clearance issues, so it’s possible that they’re updating that too..


Land expansion for the new Grand Floridian DVC tower continues.


They’ve done away with that tarp and replaced it with a fence of trees. This might make brides happier on their march to the chapel. Anyone seen it up close?


This last photo will make the Disney’s Hollywood Studio fans very unhappy. Until a few months ago, the Earful Tower was still being used as the park icon for DHS, but they’ve finally switched it out for the Sorcerer’s Hat that was added 7 years ago. Looks like its there to stay. Oh well.

That’s it for the Magic Kingdom update this week. Hope you saw something to excite you for your next trip to Walt Disney World.

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13 Responses to Magic Kingdom Photo Update – Making Progress to New Fantasyland Opening (Part 2)

  1. Diana says:

    Many thanks for the update.

  2. Red says:

    What exactly am I looking at in the “mystery pic” of the Little Mermaid ride? I know you don’t know what it is, but I’m not even sure what I’m supposed to be figuring out.

  3. Jeff says:

    Lovethe pictures and your insight – as always

  4. Jeff says:

    Love the pictures and your insight – as always

  5. simmy25 says:

    the “unknown structure” in the LTM building is an extension of the rockwork that will hide the side of the building facing the circus.

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  12. Debbie says:

    Does anyone have any idea when the ‘Be Our Guest’ restaurant is scheduled to be open in the New Fantasyland. We are planning a vacation from UK but want to come over when the New Fantasyland is open. We were planning for Sept/Oct/Nov 2012 but don’t know when to book for.

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