Save those Disney Dollars! New Fantasyland merchandise is in Magic Kingdom stores

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For many Walt Disney World visitors, shopping for souvenirs is an integral part of the vacation experience. Who doesn't like to have a reminder of a special trip, especially to the Most Magical Place on Earth? Recently, new merchandise has arrived in the Magic Kingdom to coordinate with the "dress rehearsal" for New Fantasyland attractions and the opening of Storybook Circus. If you have Belle and Beast, Little Mermaid or Dumbo fans at your house, start saving your money!
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Elephant Games in Storybook Circus

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Guests being sprayed by elephants at Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in the new Storybook Circus.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/130s, f/32, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 100mm focal length. Guests being sprayed by elephants at Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in the Magic Kingdom. A wet one for my Disney Pic of the Week for Storybook … Continue reading "Elephant Games in Storybook Circus"
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What families need to know about free Wi-Fi at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

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Finally! Walt Disney World has responded to the requests of so many guests who, like me, are tethered to their electronic devices. Earlier this month, free Wi-Fi became available at the Magic Kingdom. For those of us who rely on Internet service with our smart phones and tablets, this could mean a boost in the … Continue reading "What families need to know about free Wi-Fi at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom"
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Media Gets Update on Fantasyland Expansion

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More than a dozen television stations and print publications got a peek recently behind the construction wall at Walt Disney World's Fantasyland. The largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history will create approximately 1500 jobs and nearly double the size of Fantasyland. Since construction began in 2010, up to 700 construction jobs have been created, with an additional 800 operational jobs coming online over the next two years. "By nearly doubling the size of Fantasyland, we will be able to accommodate more guests, and grow our business," said Jim MacPhee, senior vice president of Walt Disney World Parks. "Just as importantly, this expansion will add more attractions and experiences, giving guests even more reasons to return."
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Dumbo interactive queue for kids soft-opens at Disney World

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As has been the recent trend at Walt Disney World, another attraction is set to reopen with an interactive queue. For parents like me, these are welcome additions to help break up the long waits for our impatient children. It’s hard enough to wait in a long line when you’re an adult, but when you’re … Continue reading "Dumbo interactive queue for kids soft-opens at Disney World"
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Double Dumbo Now in Flight Testing

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Magic Kingdom guests will blink back in amazement at the scene: not one, but two colorful Dumbos spinning through the sky above Storybook Circus as the expansion of the New Fantasyland continues. To the delight of fans of the beloved Dumbo, the Flying Elephant attraction, a second Dumbo is in … Continue reading "Double Dumbo Now in Flight Testing"
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Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station

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The Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station opened today (June 15, 2012) at Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdom. According to blogger Jack Spence, it looks fantastic, and he has photos and videos to prove it. The premise is that Casey Jr. has arrived from out of town and is getting ready for a big show. Casey and some of his circus cars are parked on the turntable, while a few of his friends have already been positioned nearby. All of the animals are excited about the show and exhibit their enthusiasm with sprays of cooling water on the crowds below.
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Dumbo’s New Interactive Queue

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Disney has slowly been revealing the new elements of Storybook Circus, part of the Fantasyland Expansion. One of the most talked about areas is the indoor interactive queue area that allows kids and families to wait out of the sun and also be self-entertained. This area is scheduled to open in July. Show Producer at … Continue reading "Dumbo’s New Interactive Queue"
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