Beyond the wall around Fantasyland


#1

Here is a cool story about the expansion at MK!

"I had a peek behind the construction wall for the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom — without sneaking in an extension ladder — last week.

Disney World played host to an international throng of media members in town for the grand reopening of Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it took the opportunity to give them a dog-and-pony show of new and newish elements in the theme parks and resorts.

Much of it involved features we locals have already been exposed to, such as the enhanced, interactive Haunted Mansion queue, the fresh Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet and the new Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

But can we ever get too much Fantasyland news? (Alas, there was a strict no-photos policy during our visit.)

Progress is obvious from outside the construction wall, with castle tops and cranes in the air, visible from “old” Fantasyland, especially while aboard the Dumbo ride. We were escorted through the gates near the former entrance to Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Once inside, our movement was restricted to a small spot in the corner of the site, but we could see where all the new attractions eventually will be."

Disney World: Inside Fantasyland construction - OrlandoSentinel.com


#2

Thanks for the link!


#3

I forgot to post these pics that we took when we were there a couple off weeks ago.


#4

[QUOTE=papa bear;1078020]Here is a cool story about the expansion at MK!

"I had a peek behind the construction wall for the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom — without sneaking in an extension ladder — last week.

Disney World played host to an international throng of media members in town for the grand reopening of Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it took the opportunity to give them a dog-and-pony show of new and newish elements in the theme parks and resorts.

Much of it involved features we locals have already been exposed to, such as the enhanced, interactive Haunted Mansion queue, the fresh Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet and the new Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

But can we ever get too much Fantasyland news? (Alas, there was a strict no-photos policy during our visit.)

Progress is obvious from outside the construction wall, with castle tops and cranes in the air, visible from “old” Fantasyland, especially while aboard the Dumbo ride. We were escorted through the gates near the former entrance to Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Once inside, our movement was restricted to a small spot in the corner of the site, but we could see where all the new attractions eventually will be."

Disney World: Inside Fantasyland construction - OrlandoSentinel.com[/QUOTE]

When we were at MK last month I was waiting by Peter Pan for rope drop to Liberty Land and had quite a long conversation with a Vet CM that worked the ropes between FL and LL. We talked about the abandoned Skyway port there and asked if it were ever going to open back up. To my surprise she told me they were taking that completely out to put restrooms over there and making the new intrance to Haunted Mansion. :huh:
Now with just redoing the extended que to HM, is there a pathway back there to connect to? That would make the entrance to HM in FantasyLand instead of LibertyLand, unless they plan to have 2 that merge into 1 which really doesn’t make much sense. Could this be a new way to help connect the lands once the new FL reburb is done. I wish we could’ve talked more about it but ppl were starting to gather so she had to do crowd control. Anyone know more info on this?


#5

That is interesting Mickeybug. I won’t be there for 43 more days but I will check on that if we don’t hear before!
I love to hear anything HM related!
Thanks for the updates everyone!


#6

I think it’s nice for us. Thank you for sharing link


#7

Will definitely see if I can talk to any cast members while there this upcoming August to see if I can grab an inside scoop on anything. Even a little tidbit about something would be great. Thanks for your post Mickeybug — very interesting indeed!