We head back to the beginning of construction for the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom with these next two videos. The Little Mermaid and Enchanted Tales with Belle are the only two ‘attractions’ to open in Fairytale Forest section of the expansion. Here’s… Read More »Behind the Scenes Video of New Fantasyland Construction – Part 2
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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
Long time readers of the blog will remember the regular Disney Blog news roundup feature. We took some time every week to share some of the best writing from across the Disney blogosphere with a wider audience. We’ll we’re bringing it back, at least as… Read More »Disney Blog Roundup
When the original Fantasyland Expansion was announced it was going to have not one, not two, but three next-generation princess encounters. Guests wouldn’t just line up to get a photo with their favorite Disney princess, they would enter their world and participate in the story in some way. When the decision was made to add a coaster to the mix, two of those encounters went away.
The one encounter that’s left is the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction. It takes place in Maurice’s Cottage, which sits in a lovely wooded setting, just like in Beauty and the Beast. Guests enter Maurice’s cottage and see some special family mementos, then enter the work shop where a magical moment happens. (I don’t want to give too much away. If you want to see it, there are a couple of walk-throughs on YouTube.)
At the end of last week, the Magic Kingdom started offering limited testing of the attraction. Guests are taken behind the construction walls in small groups and then allowed to enter Maurice’s cottage. I have yet to make it myself, but on Sept 8th Duy Truong (friend of The Disney Blog) was invited.
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