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Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree, Disney Fastpass+ Testing, New Fantasyland Entertainment: The Royal Majesty Makers and The Giggle Gang – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We finally had the chance to see the Magic Kingdom Christmas tree this year, which went up after the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade taping (below, left). It is pretty much the same as in previous years, with a train, toy soldiers, gifts and more under the tree including a reference to Walt Disney’s personal Carolwood Pacific “Fair Weather Route” railroad. (below, right).

Video #1 – Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree 2012, Walt Disney World – This is the Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree – including up-close detail, for 2012! The tree is pretty much the same as in previous years, with a train, toy soldiers, gifts and more under the tree including a reference to Walt Disney’s personal Carolwood Pacific “Fair Weather Route” railroad.

Denise and I were invited by our friend Derek to try out the Cast Member FastPass+ test (below, left). We were all issued green FastPass+ cards with our name and ride information stored (below, right). Our first ride was to have been Space Mountain, but due to Disney transportation issues, we were late. Derek was able to change our Space Mountain ride to a different time (he rode it himself), and we soon met Derek at the Haunted Mansion for our first attraction.

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Fantasyland Enchanted Forest Update: Gaston and LeFou Fountain, Gaston’s Tavern, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Show Building, Storybook Circus Dumbo Photo Spot – Photos and Video

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We are always asked for Fantasyland updates, so we went to the Magic Kingdom today to find something new to bring you! We were toward the end of our day when we noticed that the statue of Gaston is in place, along with LeFou (below, right). This is to be a fountain, and it appears that Gaston is holding barrels in both hands. In the previously released concept art, it looked like he was holding a gun in one hand and a barrel in the other (Disney concept art: below, left).

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Magic Kingdom Update: Dumbo The Flying Elephant Interactive Queue, New Fantasyland Construction, Grand Floridian DVC Villas – Photos and Video

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We spent a few hours yesterday at the Magic Kingdom (below, left) – it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since we’ve visited! The last visit we made was when the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N Soak area was opened. The Main Street Bakery had been under a facade for quite some time including the last time we were here, and it looks very nice and bright now (below, right).

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Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update Including Exterior Details, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Recent Storybook Circus Additions and More – Photos and Video

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Friday was a busy day at Walt Disney World for us, we started at Epcot for a Flower and Garden Festival seminar (partly hosted by Eric Darden) and then headed to the Magic Kingdom (below, left) to photograph the Fantasyland construction. The castle wall portion of the Fantasyland project is moving along (below, right), with Beast’s Castle in the background.

 

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D23 Expo 2011 Recap Part 1, Carousel of Projects, New Fantasyland Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Preview, Interactive Talking Mickey Mouse – Photos & Video

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We attended the D23 Expo this past weekend, and one of our favorite parts of the event was the Carousel of Projects (below, left). This area provided a look at different projects in many areas of the company, including Aulani at the Disney Vacation Club and Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The Fantasyland expansion includes the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (below, right), we have video that shares how it will work.

 

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Magic Kingdom Update – Chilean Miners Salute, SHAG Artist signing, New Fantasyland latest construction – Photos and Video (Now in HD)

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We had a fantastic day at the Magic Kingdom yesterday! The Chilean miners (below, left and right) were given a key to the Magic Kingdom in a parade and short ceremony, and they were even able to greet guests who gave them nothing short of a heroes welcome.

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Let The Memories Begin Magic Kingdom Press Event Including Premiere of Magic, Memories, and You! – Photos and Video (Now in HD)

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I was able to join Denise from Mousesteps as she was invited to the Magic KingdomLet The Memories Begin” press event and the Disney Dream Christening Cruise! It was very exciting, to be part of both events. We checked into the Polynesian Resort, where check-in for the cruise was in the Tangaroa Terrace (below, left).  We both have memories as children and teenagers of the restaurant, were our families stayed each year. The day was beautiful, there was perfect weather when Disney needed it (below, right).

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