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Latest Pictures from the Fantasyland Expansion.

It’s good to have tall friends:  Not only can they reach the high shelves at the grocery store for you, they can peek over the fences in the Magic Kingdom and get some excellent shots of the Fantasyland expansion. Thanks, Bob and Donna, for all your work this weekend.

You can see the rock work here on the Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction.

A more detailed look at the rock work and scaffolding.
Disney uses a concept called “forced perspective” to fool they eye into thinking buildings are larger than they actually are. If you look carefully as you walk up Main Street, you’ll notice that the second and third stories of the buildings are smaller than the first.  Here you can see the same concept used in the Beast’s castle, which is on top of the “rock” formation.
Another view of the castle, this time showing some of the construction walls.
Goofy’s Barnstomer, which is being re-imagined as The Great Goofini, looks relatively untouched since Toon Town closed earlier this year.  We’ve heard the  new overlay should be finished by May, but we’re hoping that it will be complete in time for Easter crowds by early April.
Here’s the steel structure that will support the two tents over the double Dumbo.  Side A of the “dueling Dumbo” is expected to open around February 17th. Side B isn’t expected to open until later this spring.

More construction walls.

Looking towards Pinnochio’s Village Haus (in the same building as It’s a Small World), you can see more construction and scaffolding in the background.

A closer look at the scaffolding above Pinnochio’s.
Work is really coming along now, but the work that goes on inside is what’s really time consuming. Expect Storybook Circus to be complete this spring. We’re hoping for soft openings of the Little Mermaid attraction some time later this summer, although the official word is that it won’t open until next Fall.  
I’ll keep you posted.


  1. Thanks for the update!!!!

  2. I am so excited!!!!!!!!

  3. Love the updates – out of curiousity, how big is the Beasts castle in comparison to the Cindarella castle? Its exciting to think there will be two castles at the Magic Kingdom now, but I’m curious if it will distract from the original castle?

  4. @ Northern Mama -It’s tiny -at least the portion that you see in pictures. Cinderella Castle is gigantic compared to it. That said, I assume it will have to be much larger on the bottom because the restaurant will supposedly hold 500 people.

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