Magic Kingdom Photo Update – Part 2 – New Fantasyland Progress

Update: Just added part three with a lot more from around the Magic Kingdom.

In part one of this week’s Magic Kingdom Photo Update we covered some of the latest details to show up in Storybook Circus. Now we’re venturing into the rest of the Fantasyland expansion project. It too is racing toward completion. Limited soft openings are already underway at the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction the more of the land could open by late October or early November. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is still on track for sometime in 2014, but they did lay the first track inside the ride this week. So that’s a step in the right direction for sure.

Starting with Beast’s castle they’ve re-installed scaffolding to erect the artificial trees that will go up at the top of that hill.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Beast's Castle

A peek through the wall gives us this great view of the menu podium and entrance sign for the Be Our Guest restaurant.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Be Our Guest

The walls that will separate new Fantasyland from old are slowly being revealed.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Wall

The include great details like this Disney family shield.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Shield

Also revealed is some of the shape of landscaping that will be outside the Castle walls. It’s decidedly more natural and rounded than the blocky nature of the more traditional Fantasyland buildings.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Landscaping

They’ve finished moving the windows on Prince Eric’s castle. From this distance you can’t even tell they had to make a change.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Prince Eric's Castle

The former location of the window. You wouldn’t even know they were there.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Prince Eric's Castle

It’s a bit hard to see through the trees, but the path in front of Ariel’s meet and greet and the entrance to the Little Mermaid attraction is busy with activity.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Ariel Activity

A close up on some of the detail that has been added to one of the buildings in Gaston’s Village. I like the weather vane on top.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Gaston Village

Moving on to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster, there has been more work on the general shell of the show building.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Mine Train

But they’ve also started adding some of the structure that will eventually hold the ‘skin’ of the mountain.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Mine Train

The crew has finally started to add some of the track for the roller coaster.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update Mine Train Track

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Mine Train Track

What did you think of our tour so far? We’ve got even more photos to share tomorrow, so see you then.

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5 Responses to Magic Kingdom Photo Update – Part 2 – New Fantasyland Progress

  1. Jeff says:

    Thanks!

  2. Chuck Schick says:

    I missed the explanation as to why the windows in Erics castle had to be moved. Please advise.

  3. John Saye says:

    Something that I keep wondering is if any of these new princess castle spires will be visible from Main Street U.S.A.??

    I wonder if there will soon be a little pink castle spire or something of Be Our Guest poking up to one side of Cinderella Castle? There are lots of pictures of the construction from up close or to the side where you can see some detail on various blogs. I’m just starting to get interested in how the additions will affect other views around the park. Could you see some of it from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority for instance?

    Just thoughts. Thanks!

  4. Heather says:

    Great pics! Keep ‘em coming!

  5. @John Saye, I’ve been to the parks a few times since the construction of Eric and Beast’s castles. I don’t ever remember seeing any of it from Main Street. I think they are far enough back that Cinderella Castle prevents them from being seen.

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