Magic Kingdom and Epcot News

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

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Published on December 06, 2013 at 7:12 am with 10 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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  • Kimura

    I’ve always found the Christmas theming at MK to be more on the corny side in comparison to DL, which is always so tastefully done.

    On the other hand, Epcot is a different story. I love what they do there this time of year.

  • martinjbell1986

    Great update!

  • Fantastic update Cory. It’s great to see these photos of Main Street (with the rare opportunity to capture the shot without the flagpole).

    The Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster is REALLY starting to look like progress is being made. After two years of everyone complaining, I think we are finally to the point where we can get excited about it.

    And thank you for the info on the holiday performances at Epcot. I’ve never seen them. Please share more in the coming weeks, looks wonderful.

  • danielz6

    I think 7 dwarves will be disappointing to most theme park fans who are comparing it to Potter, cars, mystic manor, all of these great new attractions. It’ll be a shame to have both new rides in new fantasyland being a disappointment. I may be wrong but that’s what my gut tells me.

    • CaptainAction

      Come on little coaster going on year three, say it with me, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can be ready by mid 2014.”

  • michael darling

    I’d enjoy seeing more of these performances at Epcot. Never heard of them till now. The long bench seating in Fantasyland….I like it! Need more seating in that Land. And is that fountain at the Village Haus new? I don’t recall that either. It’d be nice if a portion of the Village looked like Geppeto’s workshop, with a Figero like DL, or something similar. Thanks for update……we can finally see the Dwarve’s cottage! Looking forward to THAT new icon more than anything.

  • Tielo

    I like the different versions of Christmas told in Epcot except for the German one, they stole the Dutch Sinterklaas (the undoubtedly to US folk political incorrect original version of the re-imagined version by Coca Cola that we see nowadays in the VS). They even stole black Peter, the helpers of Sinterklaas! We all know Disney doesn’t take (historical)accuracy seriously but this is just theft! 😉

    Reading from the header I actually thought there would be something new in MK and Epcot (like a ride) but nothing. Silly me thinking Disney is building a new attraction.

    • CaptainAction

      All of these photos except for the kid coaster in year 3 of construction and the really long bench, could be from any year between 1985 to today.
      Got to admit that when WDW leadership in 2013 sets their mind to it, they can build a really great new bench. Congrats guys, that is a great bench.
      Is it true that the bench will be on Fast Pass Plus Armband?

  • QPerth

    Great update Cory, that photo of the elder gentleman resting on the bench, in the 12 photo I think it is, is a really wonderful moment. Really captures that these Parks are for EVERYONE of any age. He’s there, dressed quite dapper, with his walking stick and backpack, having a quiet moment of rest, = brilliant.

  • tofubeast

    Lovely pics and report. Always appreciated. 🙂