By Raphael De Varona In Magic Kingdom, Theme Parks
Just months away from exciting New Fantasyland reveals, we mark July 4rth with an incredible firework extravaganza of updates that will include more than 300 photos, multiple videos and span over 16 updates! Its been a few weeks since our last New Fantasyland update and in this case that is a good thing because the progress that has been made is clearly evident. Not only did Saturday mark the official opening of the indoor queue at Dumbo the Flying Elephant but we also take a look at the Casey Jr. Splash “N” Soak Station that is now dousing guests in Storybook Circus. But that of course is not all! Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid has received its forest only this time we are talking a tropical wave of palm trees that really add depth and dimension to the already stunning rock work and the accompanying castle of non other than Prince Eric. Oh and there is that Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster which has nearly tripled its footprint since we last saw it! So join us for yet another amazing New Fantasyland update, on a scale that only Da Mouse dares to even attempt. It should be a grand time, let’s go.
Great to be back in the Magic Kingdom and of course we are headed towards the New Fantasyland construction site.
Large Yellow Crane? Check! Castle Walls? Check! Ok, just making sure we are in the right place. ;)
The castle courtyard theme will really stand out once this is finally completed later this year.
Who is ready to walk under these arches? I sense a ton of Instagram photos here in the near future.
The main entryway into New Fantasyland will be through these Castle Walls…
Imagine the view when the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster is no longer just steel but rather an incredible grassy hill side with mine shafts and of course swinging coasters cars rolling around.
I truly wish the existing areas of New Fantasyland had trees for their shade and aesthetic appeal but this newfound open space in the heart of Fantasyland is certainly welcome.
This castle wall spire is finally seeing some progress…
This gives you a good sense of how long this wall project really is and how much the Fantasyland Forest is beginning to fill in behind it.
The build is a multi-stage process that should be complete prior to the rest of New Fantasyland.
This part is really starting to resemble Cinderella Castle.