Yesterday we saw a few of the changes coming to the Magic Kingdom in part one of the update. Today we dive deep into Fantasyland and the expansion we’re all waiting to explore.
Dumbo’s courtyard home is almost a memory now. The construction walls now extend much further out into Fantasyland.
So far that they removed all the clothing from this store and made it a walkway. That was a lonely cast member.
Here’s a zoomed in picture.
Over at Ariel’s, Prince Eric’s castle is still getting some detail work. If you look in the lower left you see a bit of white just behind the wall.
Click to embiggen. That extra bit of rock work we noticed before turns out to be part of a water feature. I believe this will be the Ariel meet and greet area. Just to the right is the entrance to Storybook Circus.
The Dumbo queue tent is now bi-color. Looks great. Also look in the background at some work on the Great Goofini show element.
Click to embiggen. It’s not very obvious, but the new tent has two skins. The inner skin (seen here) is the same size as the old tent. A new exo-skeleton has been added to strengthen the tents (we do get some bad weather here occasionally) and when it’s covered will appear much larger than the old tent. But it’s still there underneath. .
And from the monorail, you see all the earth movers lined up ready to get back to work. No infrastructure has been laid yet. So vertical construction is a ways off..
That’s it for this weeks construction update. I’ll have a report on Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom and some new Merchandise later this week. Thanks for tuning in.