Adam Roth’s 1/6/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom yesterday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us (including a lot of New Fantasyland), so let’s take a look:

Work has begun on the new path into Liberty Square from Fantasyland

The path will cut around the Yankee Trader

Walls still up at the Skyway station, soon to be restrooms

Dumbo closes in the original location on January 9th

Plenty of trees planted in New Fantasyland now, these will be staying

The pavement is a bit messy still

Castle wall construction


Prince Eric’s castle is coming along nicely


Not too bad…

Another look at the Castle Walls

The first interactive queue

A look at Maurice’s Cottage

Work on the new Dumbo queue

The tower that Goofini will crash through is coming along as well

Belle’s Village

Mermaid rock-work

Bonjour Village Gifts

Goodbye old Dumbo…

Although we will see this one again, slightly remodeled for Storybook Circus

The Barnstormer building looks great off in the distance

If you look in the bottom right, you can see the Dumbo title “D” clearly on the new spinner

What a mess!

Hopefully this will be cleaned up and ready to open next month

This area will take a little longer…

More of Belle’s Village

A better look at barnstormer and the top of the new Dumbo

They have practically rebuilt these tents from scratch at this point

The Be Our Guest restaurant building

Work continues on the facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

A lot of construction workers out and about

That’s still one long wall…

Work has shifted into high-speed on Dumbo

Some Storybook Circus pavement is now visible

Back to Under the Sea

Back to Dumbo and Storybook Circus

Maurice’s Cottage, home to Enchanted Tales with Belle

The Castle Wall again

Cement, FINALLY!

Some Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary shirts have been released

Big Thunder Mountain is closing for a 4.5 month refurbishment on Monday

Rumors are that an interactive queue, some new show elements, and a general fix-up will happen over this period

Work pretty much started months ago when the railroad ties were removed

More Main Street facades are being worked on and these will be like this until May. Here is the Bakery

Work continues on the new semi-announced Disney Vacation Club wing at the Grand Floridian

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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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Great Panoramic photos from high up! First good "overview shots" I've seen.

Amanda Johnston
Amanda Johnston

Oh, I loved this update! It's dark and rainy with thunder in the distance and your post transported me instantly to my favorite place :). My favorite pictures are again the panoramic shots. And I wish I lived in FL to take advantage of that 3 days for $99. Whew!

Steve Boutet
Steve Boutet

Thanks for the update Adam!  Great shots.

Jennie Michuda
Jennie Michuda

Is it just me or does the forced perspective for the Beast's castle not work at all. It looks like a doll house on top of a bunch of big rocks. Not like mountains and a castle. Pretty disappointing. 

Alex Brueningsen
Alex Brueningsen

nothing quite like the last-minute-realization to show decent progress.

Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown

I think the forced perspective works really well- I know just how big it really is, but I have to think about it to see it that way. It doesn't work for my husband, he says he knows how big it is and no visual tricks will fool him. I guess it is one drawback to seeing behind the scenes.