Disney World Fantasyland Construction and Magic Kingdom News Update!

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

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Published on August 02, 2012 at 11:00 pm with 13 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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  • Malin

    I’m not a fan of the spiral gates separating new Fantasyland from old Fantasyland. Disney World should be bringing the old side of the land up to the standard we are seeing from the new additions. And the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast areas do look great in comparison.

  • tofubeast

    I love when you take pictures of Beast’s castle with the dark clouds present. You are so right, it makes a great shot. Nice seeing the walls coming closer to a completion and more visible progress with the Mine Train. I really can’t wait to see this all with my own eyes come December! Thanks again for your awesome weekly updates.

  • mratigan

    I can’t wait
    You make me more and more excited every day

  • Mickey777

    That book looks awesome. I’ve purchased 6 attraction posters at the parks the last few years for my basement. I’ll be picking up a copy this spring for sure.

    I wonder how those guys feel about doing construction work on “cartoony” theme park structures? Is it a pain to work with imagineers compared to your normal boss? It it easier or more difficult? Do they wish they were out in the park with thier families instead of working? etc…I often wonder. Someone should interview one of them.

    • Working with Disney and Imagineering is extremely difficult and crews are expected to meet exacting standards. Many construction companies and other vendors have stories about losing money on their Disney projects because of last minute changes, design issues, and Disney being unwilling to pay for more than the original agreed upon price. Disney is not an easy company to deal with.

  • RightTurnClyde

    The pillars to the right of LM are for the gate that will block the backstage access road that runs along the east side of the show building.

    • Cory Disbrow

      Is it safe to assume that this gate will be themed accordingly?

      • Timekeeper

        Yes, hopefully. (*Crosses Fingers*)


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  • Timekeeper

    Also, Great Update! I like the new additions coming along and I hope the warehouses, aka ride buildings, get covered very well with foliage and lots of props.


  • yoyoflamingo

    Can’t wait to see the progress in person in 2 weeks!

    And have the books preordered on Amazon for a while. Can’t wait to see it in person! (Trying not to be spoiled online!)

  • Mac Daddy

    Thanks for another great update, Cory! How you and Andy continue to find time to take and upload all of those shots every week is beyond me. Well done, Sir!

  • DisneyNuts

    I just found this Blog and was so excited — We are headed back next summer and seriously cannot wait! Your blog will help us be a little more patient and your Fantasyland updates will now be a part of my Friday routine! I am really looking forward to seeing all of these new updates in person. I think the only thing we will miss next summer will be the Mine Train as that is not supposed to open until 2014. Oh well. Another reasion to go back I suppose! Your photos are awesome by the way — my son and I loved the one of the Beast’s castle.