Monday, November 22, 2010

A New Queue For Winnie The Pooh

© Disney

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh at the Magic Kingdom in Florida sits on the outside edge of the massive Fantasyland expansion project that is currently underway.  There was a small play area across the path from the ride, and when expansion construction kicked into high gear the play area got the boot.

But that was for the best.  To make Pooh fit in better with his soon-to-be fancy new neighbors, Disney has creatively reused the main tree structure from the play area and incorporated it into a highly themed, interactive queue for the ride.  The new area takes up some extra real estate, but the heavy layer of theming that was applied was well worth it.  The ride's exit gift shop and loading area were also renovated, both were given new looks as well.

Enough describing, check out photos at WDWMagic.  Be sure to check out this photo of the outside before the renovation, for comparison purposes!