Magic Kingdom Construction and News Update

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on November 30, 2012 at 5:02 am with 6 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • ParkerMonroe

    Great update, as per usual, Corey. I was a bit disheartened to read that you can see Rapunzel’s Tower from the Haunted Mansion. A quick Google search confirmed it: you can. It’s very tall and somewhat “cartoony”. That’s a shame. A jarring juxtaposition when seen so close to the mansion’s neo-gothic architecture.

  • indianajack

    The fence around Casey Jr., is so ugly and unfriendly, there has to be a better way.

  • ti2gr

    The sign on the right side pictured above is actually the backside of the sign that leads guests to the Ferryboats.

  • jcruise86

    Thanks for the update!

    I wonder how much time will pass between the opening of the Dwarf coaster
    and the opening of the next big thing in a WDW theme park.

    Didn’t the Animal Kingdom park open in 1998? The way WDW parks grew in its first 27 years from 1971 through 1998 was impressive. The last 15 years seem much less inspired for WDW’s parks.

  • The Fantasyland Expansion was not the silver bullet the park needs to attract an expanded audience. They have great plans for Fire Mountain and Villain Mountain which could easily be dusted off and which would create an instant MUST SEE feeling in guests and potential guests.

  • QPerth

    Thanks Cory for another wonderful update!
    That fence around Casey Jr is so wrong. How could they have designed something so awesome, then when people climb on it just destroy the aesthetics of it so crudely! If parents and individuals just took some damn responsibility for a change, this wouldn’t happen. Plain and simple.
    And sad to say, as gorgeous as the Rapunzal tower IS, it shouldn’t be there. The wonderful detail of the tower is negated by the sight-lines from all over that the tower ruins. You can see it from Frontierland!
    Cinderella’s Castle intruding on sight-lines is different. It stands at the end of Main Street for the obvious one, but it serves a purpose. It acts as the directional-calibrator of the park as a whole. Seeing the Rapunzal Tower from HM and Frontierland, and lord knows where else is BAD design and planning. Especially in a park graced with such size. Even in the context of the film this is all wrong. It didn’t rise above a little villiage, it was secluded and hidden. No excuse for this. Get rid of it or move it. They are just rest-rooms after all and do not need it there.