Zach Larson’s 10/25/11 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson visited the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us (including a ton of New Fantasyland progress), so let’s take a look:

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Caste Dreamlight installations looks just about finished

Looking at New Fantasyland from the TTA, the tent cover over County Bounty/Big Top souvenirs has been removed

One of the awning leading up to the Dumbo carousels was also covered recently

The last stretch of rock-work on Under the Sea is almost finished

Work on the dumbo building is picking up as they race towards a February opening

Another look at the Castle

Work continues on the bases of the pylons in Tomorrowland

A shorter construction wall now in front of the Peoplemover entrance

They seem to be stripping Big Top Souvenirs down to the basic structure

The Fantasyland Station is really taking shape

Dumbo queue and Fantasyland Station

Prince Eric’s castle still looks the same, but the lower level rock-work on Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid is starting to take shape

The Enchanted Grove is still under tarps

Back to Dumbo and Storybook Circus

“Snow” has been painted on the top of the peaks of the Beauty and the Beast realm

A big crane out in the construction zone

A closer look at the snow

The chimneys on Maurice’s cottage have taken shape

The lower-level rock-work on Under the Sea

Work on the roof of Pinocchio’s Village Haus

More Under the Sea rock-work construction

The Friar’s Nook was open, serving Teriyaki Chicken Nuggets and those awesome freshly made potato chips

Some stroller parking outside of “it’s a small world”

Looks like there will be no more stroller parking at the Skyway station

The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade is still closed

Work continues on the Pecos Bill’s facade

Flaps have been added to the pouches for loose articles on Big Thunder Mountain

Expect to see more little improvements like this before the major refurbishment begins in January

Could use a fresh coat of paint

Could also use some wood planks to make that coaster track look like train tracks again…

Let’s take a ride on the Railroad

A closer look at Storybook Circus construction: The Fantasyland Station is coming along quickly

The Barnstormer has been stripped to the bare structure

The County Bounty sign is still up even thought the tent cover is gone

Another look at the Barnstormer

Work continues on the Adventureland/Frontierland breezeway

Day turns to night at the Magic Kingdom

The resort monorail service actually ends 30 minutes after the party is over, not one hour into the party as some have reported…

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Rich Oswald
Rich Oswald

Yet another awesome photo report! Many thanks!


Great photo report. I've been home for about 3 weeks and miss WDW already.

Ahim Anyd
Ahim Anyd

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Michael Porembski
Michael Porembski

Absolutely LOVE the photo reports.  Please keep them coming!