Friday, June 08, 2012

Fantasyland Update 6/7

This is the view from Fantasyland last weekend. There hasn't been a lot of visible progress on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster, though minor tweaks continue on Prince Eric's castle in Under the Sea, and the buildings of Belle's village.

There has been more progress on the back castle wall that will form the boundary of the land.

A few lower-level pylons have been added to the coaster.

A new sign points the way into Storybook Circus. I wonder if this is because the Dumbo line is so short (15 minutes) even before the second Dumbo opens? If the ride's lack of popularity continues after the land is all the way open, we'll know that it was always "location, location, location" that made it busy.

The Casey Jr. Splash zone looks ready to go, at least he parts poking over the wall. Maybe they're waiting until everything is done? A new building has started to be erected behind this area; it's part of the scale model on display in DHS, but is not labeled there, so it's a bit of a mystery.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.