Friday, December 9, 2011

Aerial Views of Fantasyland Progress

Construction updates are pretty great - but aerial construction updates are really great.  The massive Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom park in Florida is well underway, with the first section set to open sometime in earlier 2012.

The new Storybook Circus area to open first will feature the 'dueling Dumbos' seen above in concept art, and one of the spinning rides is now in place - WDWMagic has the photos to prove it.  The Great Goofini coaster has received a bright new paint job, and additional new theming elements are going into place.  A new train station, and some massively renovated circus tents also dot the new section.

But outside of that, there's really a lot of progress on the land's other new attractions.  An entire new mountain range has been created for the Beauty and the Beast dining and retail experience, and the Little Mermaid's attraction building is turning into a seaside paradise.  Plus, foundations are now going in for the Seven Dwarf's Mine Train coaster.

Photos of this progress can be seen in one of Orlando Attractions' latest updates.  I have to say that this expansion really is massive and will transform the Magic Kingdom forever.