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Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - Grand Opening of Fantasyland
Check out the grand opening ceremony show of the new Fantasyland from the Magic Kingdom yesterday. Jordin Sparks took the stage to sing a medley of all the classic Disney songs which make up the new Fantasyland!
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Simulator NEW
During the grand opening event for New Fantasyland yesterday at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom press and special guests were presented with a computer simulation of part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride, which is set to open in the park in 2014. Check out the video above, it looks like a great addition to the new Fantasyland!
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - Flying Dragon! NEW
Disney has finally unveiled its long-rumored flying, fire-breathing dragon, sending it soaring over the expanded New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
The dragon, which is actually a micro-light aircraft, took to the skies above the park during the media preview event for the updated land. Disney described the stunt as a “special, one-night appearance” for the dragon, but it is expected that it will eventually become a regular fixture at the Magic Kingdom.
Disney has been teasing the new dragon effect via a special Tumblr blog at disneydragons.tumblr.com. The aircraft had previously been spotted undergoing testing, and was originally suspected to be in development for the planned Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - New Fantasyland OPENS
I have been very busy over the last week or two with all my exams coming up, I apologise for the lack of updates! Alas, today Disney World’s Magic Kingdom OFFICIALLY opened their brand new Fantasyland.
Gennifer Goodwin (Snow White on “Once Upon a Time”) and Jordin Sparks joined a regal (talking) Mickey Mouse and Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs in Belle’s Village to cut the ribbon for the grand opening ceremony! Check out the video above from Orlando Attractions Magazine.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - New Fantasyland Merch
The brand new, incredible Fantasyland expansion opens on December 6th 2012, which really isn’t far away. Disney Imagineers have revealed some exclusive opening day merchandise which will ONLY be available in the park all day on the 6th. The grand reveal day has been captured in three new shirts, amongst other items. For men, shirts will be offered in sizes ranging from small to 3-extra large, while ladies’ shirts will have sizes ranging from extra-small to 2-extra large. For youth, the shirts will be offered in extra small to extra large.
Make sure you head down to the park on December 6th to grab these exclusive shirts!
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - Be Our Guest Restaurant
Previews for Disney World’s incredible new Be Our Guest restaurant start today for New Fantasyland, and Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the most anticipated dining spots in Magic Kingdom Park. Whether you’re seated in the grand ballroom watching the snow fall through the windows, the pretty Rose Gallery with the charming music box or the mysterious West Wing, you’re in for a treat.
There are bound to be favorites on Chef Michael Deardorff’s menu. Check out some of the staples below…
Cupcakes and cream puffs
Classic croque monsieur (hot ham and cheese)
Grilled steak sandwich with pommes frites
Scallops in puff pastry and a pork rack chop.
Wines and French or Belgian beers pair nicely with all the dishes at dinner.
You can check both the quick service and dinner menus here
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Many of you may recognise that the area occupied by the new Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction was formerly the location of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, an attraction that closed in 1994. Here’s the surprise: Before 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was dismantled, our Imagineers saved some of the attraction’s water in carefully labelled bottles and kept them safe at their Florida headquarters for the past 18 years. Yesterday, those bottles were opened for the first time. In this video, watch as Imagineer Chris Kelly leads a small group of bloggers in returning a piece of the past to New Fantasyland - simply amazing!
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom - Fantasyland Expansion UPDATE
Check out the video above for an exclusive look at the entire Be Our Guest restaurant, as explained by the Disney Imagineers who helped create it. I have to admit that this place is incredible, the attention to detail is of such an amazingly high standard! My highlight has to be the torn painting which transforms the prince into Beast. This video is a first time look at both the Rose Gallery and the Eerie West Wing! Enjoy!!
Walt Disney World - Fantasyland Expansion SOFT OPENS
Be Our Guest Restaurant
On the second day of New Fantasyland soft openings at the Magic Kingdom, the Be Our Guest restaurant opened its doors for previews. No food was being served yet and most areas were roped off, but guests could peek into the main ballroom dining room, the lunch ordering area with kiosks and suits of armor, and marvel at the ornate decor throughout.
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