With the soft opening of the first phase of Storybook Circus now well under way, our sights once again turn back towards the New Fantasyland Forest with several attractions set to open late 2012. Of course we haven’t forgotten about Casey Jr. and his turntable which we can now see is well under way. And then of course the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster, with its construction now towering over the construction walls creating all the more excitement for the swinging roller coaster fun. All that and more in our latest update, so join us will ya?
Big Top Souvenirs awaiting its tent wrap…
Enchanted Tales with Belle…just a few changes since we last saw it. Some more “stone work” on the right chimney.
An overview shot of the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster Construction and Enchanted Tales with Belle in the background.
Great new angle of the New Fantasyland Construction…you can see just how high the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster Construction has risen.
The construction workers give you some sense of scale and you can picture yourself walking up to Beast’s Castle.
A closer look at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster back wall.
Still tons of paint work to be done on mountains near Beast’s Castle…
Cool new angle of Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid which shows off the rock work in most of its construction stages.
The relocated Dumbo Spinner…
You can see the nozzles for the Dumbo the Flying Elephant water fountains…
Both sides are nearly identical and you can see some of the “stone” walls that are present throughout Storybook Circus.
This shot gives you a great sense of just how full this Fantasyland Forest might just be.
It is going to be amazing when you have the hills of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster present in this view.
You can see they have removed the protective blue tape off of the Enchanted Tales with Belle windows.
So close and yet so far…
A closeup of the relocated Dumbo Spinner…
The castle will look much better once the surrounding rock work is complete…
Here is a great look at the connecting rock work that will bridge Journey of the Little Mermaid with Storybook Circus.
Pete’s Silly Sideshow side tents wraps going up.
Here is our first look at the Casey Jr. water play area Roundhouse. The angled concrete is where the angled “train track” points in the roundhouse.
Tons of work yet to do for the next phases of Storybook Circus. After seeing the first phase, I can’t wait to see how it all comes together when completed.
Love this shot. Again you get a sense, this time of the massive scale of this project.
The paths in Storybook Circus have much more charm than anything in Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
These more permanent tents are definitely an upgrade and the colors pop at least for now. We all know what the Florida sun can do.
Working on the light poles in Storybook Circus…(now I know what all those wood poles were for! 🙂 )
This tent will be wrapped sooner than you can say Donaldo!
Now for some closer looks at the work going on to build a rock work bridge in between Storybook Circus and Journey of the Little Mermaid.
New Fantasyland isn’t all about steel and concrete, here you can see some plants and trees that have been put in place at the edge of Storybook Circus.
Here you get a better sense of just how high the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster Construction has risen.
Rock work getting some paint near Prince Eric’s Castle.
If you look closely you can see work on Bojour! Village Gifts with its Chimney surrounded by scaffolding.
Gaston’s Tavern hasn’t seen much visible progress from the last time we saw it. The wood framing on the left is for yet another rising wall of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster.
Now for some interesting ground level peeks at the New Fantasyland Construction…
Again you can get a better idea now for how the rock work will feel when you see it.
And last but certainly not least…
…the New Fantasyland Castle Walls continue to show some progress.