Our spy in the park today sent us five great photos of Maurice’s cottage and even more of New Fantasyland including Gaston’s Village and the bridge to Beast’s Castle and the Be Our Guest restaurant. This was all possible due to the removal of walls… Read More »Walls Come Down Around Maurice’s Cottage in New Fantasyland
It’s been a few weeks since our last update and the construction at the Magic Kingdom has been moving at a quick pace. First, a little of the latest news:
- Guests have actually been invited to some limited soft testing of “Enchanted Tales with Belle,”
- the Fantasyland construction walls will be shifting this week changing traffic patterns significantly,
- we’re hearing that the Brave Wee Lads (aka the 3 bears) will soon be leaving the Merida meet and greet. They were cute, but like their counterparts in the movie, didn’t say much and pretty much were window dressing.
Okay, let’s get on with the first part of our tour. It’s in two parts this week since we have a lot of photos to share:
The walls that separate old Fantasyland from new are nearing completion. There’s still some detail work to be done, but already there are some incredible elements leaking through. We love these ‘Coat of Arms’ that highlight classic Disney fairytales, including some that will have attractions behind the wall.
Last week we saw part one of the the Imagineering tour of Enchanted Tales with Belle – a new meet & greet experience coming to Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The video ended with a peak at the magic portal coming to life. Today we… Read More »Imagineering Reveals More of Enchanted Tales with Belle in New Video
With New Fantasyland Walt Disney’s Imagineers are providing more insight and behind the scenes details on a project than ever before. In a new video they’re showing off Enchanted Tales With Belle. This attraction will be a totally re-imagined character greeting experience. The details, story,… Read More »Imagineering Offers Insider Tour of Maurice’s Cottage and Enchanted Tales With Belle
Walt Disney World has released three new images that capture the vision of the Fantasyland Expansion that has already begun to open at the Magic Kingdom. The first image is a new view of the whole land as it will look as it is finished.… Read More »New Key Image Concept Art for Fantasyland Expansion
The Beauty and the Beast themed Be Our Guest restaurant promises to add a whole new dimension of immersive story telling as guests get the chance to be right in the memorable ballroom scene where Belle and the Beast danced together from the classic Disney animated film. Here’s a sneak peek inside the Be Our Guest ballroom with a look at the Chandeliers that will occupy much of the overhead space in the room.
The three chandeliers hang in the main dining room, the largest measuring twelve feet in length and eleven feet across with 80 lights and 100 large crystals. The two smaller chandeliers on each side measure 9.5 feet in length and eight feet across with 50 lights each. The trio of chandeliers are inspired by ones seen in the dining room in Beast’s Castle.
Singing sensation Kelly Clarkson was spotted at Walt Disney World having fun with friends and family. While there she took the time to post with a pair Disney characters who are also familiar with transformation — Beauty and the Beast. Clarkson was in town to… Read More »Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World
The one standout from last season’s popular TV show Glee has to be newcomer Darren Criss. But, like many Hollywood stars, before he hit it big, he was just another college student in his dorm room banging out the covers on youtube. Here he is… Read More »Videopolis – Glee’s Darren Criss sings Belle (aka Before They Were Stars)