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[13 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Some Guests Getting an Unscheduled Sneak Peek at New Fantasyland

Guests of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World this week have gotten a little more than they bargained for.  Rather than wistfully staring at construction walls and wondering what’s taking place behind them, some lucky folks are actually getting the chance to step behind the veil of the Fantasyland Expansion.
In what Disney is calling a “dress rehearsal,” guests in the popular park yesterday got to experience some of the soon-to-be open attractions for the first time.  While Be Our Guest restaurant remains closed, visitors were able to ride Under the …

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek Inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom

If you’re curious about Pete’s Silly Sideshow, a new area opening in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park, we have a first look inside the attraction to share with you.
Inside the character greeting location, created exclusively for Storybook Circus, guests will be able to meet and mingle with Donald Duck and Goofy or Minnie Mouse and Daisy, each dressed up in their circus attire. Donald’s circus persona is The Great Donaldo, a snake charmer, while Goofy is The Great Goofini, a circus stuntman. Meanwhile, Minnie Mouse is Minnie Magnifique, a …

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Getting Interactive Queue at Magic Kingdom

Sources have announced that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom park will be getting a new, interactive queue to fully immerse guests like never before.
The attraction will be the next in line of several previous attractions that have updated queues, including The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the Haunted Mansion and Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Storybook Circus. The new interactive queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be designed to give guests an immersive experience in the story behind the ride while waiting in line.
While not many …

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[8 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

In the area known as Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom park, the big-top tents are one of the features guests continue to ask about. Now, thanks to our friends at the Disney Parks Blog, we know what one of the tents will house – Pete’s Silly Sideshow!
This experience will feature several meet-and-greets with Disney circus stars who want nothing more than to show off their talents. Once visitors enter the tent, there will be two options. One line will lead to Minnie Magnifique (a circus star) and …

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[12 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Hiring 800 People for New Fantasyland Expansion at Magic Kingdom Park

The Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort is the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom History – and will create a whopping 800 permanent jobs once construction has been fully completed.
Right now, there have already been 700 temporary construction jobs created, but the permanent jobs will open once the new Fantasyland is fully operational. These jobs will include everything from food and beverage workers to merchandising to attraction operations services.
The expansion will be opening in phases. The first phase, Storybook Circus, opened in June. Later this year, …

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[16 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Storybook Circus Nears Completion as Play Area and ‘Doubled’ Dumbos Are Unveiled

While all eyes were focused on Disneyland yesterday for the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, Walt Disney World guests had a new opening to enjoy as well. The Fantasyland Expansion took one step closer to completion yesterday, as the Storybook Circus attractions Casey Jr. Splash Station and “doubled” Dumbo the Flying Elephant were unveiled to the public, giving guests a complete look at the area in anticipation of its official opening in July.
The Casey Jr. Splash Station, a water play area themed to the circus train …

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[15 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mickey’s Circus Trading Event Heading to Epcot This Fall

Epcot’s annual Disney Trading event returns this fall, and promises to be just as fun as years past.
Dubbed “Mickey’s Circus,” the title of this year’s trading event pays homage to Magic Kingdom and the construction going on in Fantasyland. Says Jeanne Lewis, product developer for pins:
We wanted to give a nod to the new development taking place in Fantasyland. Knowing that Storybook Circus was opening there, we thought we could re-create a “circus” in World ShowPlace at Epcot. With the bright colors and many circus acts, there seemed …

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[4 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look: Big Top Tent For Magic Kingdom’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant

While Walt Disney World guests are already enjoying the brand-new Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdom, this new area still has a few new features in store for guests, including the much-anticipated interactive queue for Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Today, the Disney Parks Blog gave a sneak peek at what guests can expect from this innovative area, which will completely transform the guest experience of waiting for an attraction.
In this new interactive queue area, guests will not wait in a traditional line; rather, riders will be given a circus ticket …

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[29 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Opening Timeframes Announced for Fantasyland Expansion

With the first phase of the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion opening just over a month ago, fans have been eagerly waiting to see when the next phases of the expansion will open to  Walt Disney World guests. This week, the Disney Parks Blog gave us a better idea of when we can expect these new additions, as they announced some opening timeframes for the new attractions.
While the first phase of Storybook Circus has already opened, several attractions have still yet to be revealed, including the second half of the updated …

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[14 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Photos: Storybook Circus Opens at Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland

Earlier this week, we told you about Storybook Circus “soft-opening” in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, and today we have several photos to share with you of the new attractions that are now available to guests.
The three attractions that are now open include:

The first section of “Dumbo, the Flying Elephant” For the first time in Magic Kingdom history, Dumbo spins clockwise
“The Barnstormer, Starring The Great Goofini” roller coaster
“The Fantasyland Train Station,” one of three stops for The Walt Disney World Railroad

Says Chris Beatty, Creative Director, Fantasyland Expansion for Walt Disney Imagineering:
The Storybook …