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.
A peek through the wall gives us this great view of the menu podium and entrance sign for the Be Our Guest restaurant.
The walls that will separate new Fantasyland from old are slowly being revealed.
The include great details like this Disney family 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.
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.
The former location of the window. You wouldn’t even know they were there.
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.
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.
Moving on to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster, there has been more work on the general shell of the show building.
But they’ve also started adding some of the structure that will eventually hold the ‘skin’ of the mountain.
The crew has finally started to add some of the track for the roller coaster.
What did you think of our tour so far? We’ve got even more photos to share tomorrow, so see you then.