Magic Kingdom Construction Update May 2011

| May 13, 2011

I am back with another construction update on the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is exciting to see the progress that is being made on the new Fantasyland.  I am happy to say you can once again get that desired photo looking down Main Street U.S. A. without seeing any construction.

It is nice to see that they have taken down the construction walls around the Main Street Confectionery.  There is still a painted scrim on the upper floors but that shouldn’t interfere with taking that priceless Main Street USA photo.

I headed back to Liberty Square and noticed the construction in front of the Liberty Square Riverboat.  You are still able to ride the Riverboat in spite of the construction.

I also had a treat while I was in this area. I got to see something I had never seen before. It was the Frontierland Hoedown. This happens during the morning on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday mornings and late afternoon on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday. It was a lot of fun watching families dancing with the characters.  The cast members come out from the different stores and restaurants to perform the hoedown.  The Hokey Pokey was a big hit with the families!

Disney had recently announced that they would be putting construction walls around the former Fantasyland Skyway station.  They aren’t up yet so I grabbed the chance to take some photos of this area.  They will be demolishing this area for something new.  Rumor has it that this will be the location for some new restrooms.

I was excited to see how much progress they are making on the Fantasyland construction.  You can really see the area taking shape.  I can’t wait for this area to open!

I continued around to where Toontown used to be.  You can see they are busy building in this area. A great place to see some of the work going on here is to ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

Finally, there were construction walls around the black globe that kids just love to move near The Lunching Pad. I am not sure what they are doing but there were yellow straps around the ball like they were going to lift it.
You can find a  list of current rehabs at Walt Disney World here.

I know I sound like a broken record, but if this is your first time to Magic Kingdom or your once in a lifetime trip you will still have a wonderful time.  I still get a thrill when I walk into the park.  It is only going to be better once the construction is done. You will be able to get those precious family photos to remember your Walt Disney Vacation.
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.


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  • goofykr@comcast.net

    Thanks for the update. I was there for spring break and got some cool pictures while I was up on Dumbo. I will be back in June and can’t wait to see the progress.
    Kelly
    Arnold, MD

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  • kbrooke_johnson

    15 Days until our next Disney World Vacay (My step-sons’ 1st trip!!). Can’t wait to see all of the new construction, we can’t wait until Fantasy Land is done! I just wish that when you take your Main Street pics, you could kick all of the throngs of people out of the way!! ;)

  • kbrooke_johnson

    Thanks for keeping us Disney freaks updated on all of the progress!

  • Kathy Werling

    I’ll try to go over early some morning when Main St. isn’t crowded.

  • sayhello

    When is the construction supposed to be finished?

  • Tanya

    Thank you so much for the updates. I am heading there in the middle of June and was so worried about the construction affecting my trip. I was thinking about skipping the Magic Kingdom, but it is my favorite park. Is the Haunted Mansion open?

  • Kathy Werling

    Yes the Haunted Mansion is open. They have a great new queue outside you will enjoy.

  • Tanya

    Great. Thank you so much. Cannot wait for my trip. What you are doing on this site is awesome. Keep up the tremendous work! Will be checking back.


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