The first time I visited Disneyland, I realized just how much Fantasyland at Walt Disney World was lacking. There was a charm to Fantasyland in California, designed with everything from beautiful trees to the classic attractions we know and love. It flows, it dances and most of all it moves. With New Fantasyland I knew there were some things about “old” Fantasyland at Walt Disney World that weren’t going to change at least not immediately. Still the promise of bringing some of that essence of great Imagineering prowess to Fantasyland in a new expansion held a ton of promise. It is difficult to capture the nostalgia and beauty of the Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats in Disneyland but in many ways New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom has and will especially once the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction opens.
It is difficult to capture the nostalgia and beauty of the Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats in Disneyland…
The Mine Train will be that family attraction that almost anyone can and will want to ride. It should be fun, lighthearted and encapsulate some of the best of Disney storytelling. And for Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom it ushers in a landmark attraction that calls your attention from nearly everywhere in Fantasyland with simple motion and the sound of excited guests rolling up and down and swinging side to side through the hillsides and mines. And though the wait for its opening is still months away, seeing the construction completely surround the attraction’s show building is something that takes one aback.
What started as just an idea of bringing new fantasy to our world is almost upon us. And with 70 photos of construction headed your way, I know you’ll see why our excitement is beginning to peak as the construction enters its final phases. Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom will never be Fantasyland at Disneyland and that is a good thing but they both will have charm.
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