Work continues at the Magic Kingdom to accommodate the TRON-themed roller coaster which is expected to open in 2021 for the resort’s 50th anniversary. The project includes a re-routing of the Tomorrowland Speedway, changing the Walt Disney World Railroad, expanding a retention pond or two,… Read More »PHOTOS: Tomorrowland Speedway and TRON: Coaster Construction
walt disney world railroad
Walt Disney World is ramping up for its 50th Anniversary by adding a handful of new attractions. One of the most widely anticipated is the TRON style roller-coaster announced for Tomorrowland. Construction is under way outside the berm on an expansion pad located between Storybook… Read More »Magic Kingdom attraction temporary closures coming as TRON coaster construction picks up
A new poster lays out current and future attractions, stores, and dining coming to Storybook Circus. I love that Humphrey the Bear is there. I wonder if he’s replaced The Three Little Pigs who were featured on previous posters.
Took a few days of vacation last week, but returned just in time for the Magic Kingdom to do a soft opening of the first small portion of the New Fantasyland expansion on Tuesday. Storybook Circus opened half of the relocated Dumbo – The Flying Elephant. The Barnstormer returned with its new Great Goofini theme, and the Fantasyland Train Station returned with new restrooms and a tribute to Walt’s past.
This portion of Storybook Circus was not supposed to open until March 24th or so. But hotel occupancy forecasts that revised the Spring Break crowd expectations upwards forced Disney to race ahead and open the attractions 12 days early. I must say that every cast member was up to the task and very helpful. Details are obviously still being worked out in a few places, but signs of fore-thought were abundant too. All in all a great effort and result from Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom.
There are so many great details, I took a ton of photos and still didn’t capture but a fraction. You may have already seen a few in my post made live from the park yesterday. I’m not sure how many parts this post will have, but I know it will be more than one. So let’s get to it.
Here is a sort of overview of what I saw today, we’ll come back in and fill in the gaps in future posts.