There had been rumors of a dragon making its way to Walt Disney World for some time. Though it was unconfirmed most sources thought it would probably head towards New Fantasyland, what with all the princesses and castles and such. Everyone knows dragons love those things!
Well the rumors have been confirmed! A dragon did indeed make an appearance at the Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately it flew over on December 5th, 2012 at a VIP only event and Disney is not releasing any details of when or if it will make another appearance. Continue reading
From the official Disney Park’s Blog:
We’re happy to share here on the Disney Parks Blog today that a new interactive quest called A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas will debut in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park this spring. (And check out this great artist rendering that our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared with us!)
In A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, guests will use a pirate map and magic talisman to help them complete five different pirate raids throughout
Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies like the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa, among others. If guests help Captain Jack succeed in all the missions, they’ll be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they’ll face the wrath of the cruel sea – alone.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more information on this new experience. In the meantime, if ye be excited to embark on this new pirate adventure, say “Aye!” in the “Comments” section below!
New Fantasyland opened December 6th, 2013 and while not all of the attractions are ready, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is not scheduled until 2014, most are. Be Our Guest is letting people eat in the Beast’s Castle. Belle is telling enchanted and interactive tales. People are going on an undersea adventure with Ariel.
But if you are like me you are not in that lucky number of people who have already experienced the New Fantasyland. For us unfortunates here are a couple videos to cheer you up. Well it will probably just make you want to more. It does me. Try to enjoy.
The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland expansion continues to be a source of excitement and speculation for Walt Disney World fans. It seems Disney gives a little more information all the time but they never give us enough! They just let it trickle out enough to keep our attention focused but always hungry for more.
When Disney announced they were going to be adding some new attractions to Fantasyland they also mentioned they would be taking some away. One of those things that was destined to leave was Storytime with Belle. But have no fear Belle isn’t done telling stories and sharing her love of books. And now she is telling them in a whole new way and you can help. Well if you are a kid in body and not just heart.
Recently they released a video introducing Enchanted Tales With Belle. That video really focused on the pre-show. If you missed it check it out here.
This week they have gone a step further and taken us inside the show itself.
New Fantasyland is open!
One of the highly anticpated new features of the New Fantasyland is the Be Our Guest Restaurant. Themed, as you might guess, with details from Beauty and the Beast, this new dining establishment will be in the Beasts Castle, one of the two new castles that are part of the Fantasyland expansion.
As you will see from the video below Be Our Guest will certainly be an immersive experience. There are three areas to dine in, the Ballroom, the Rose Gallery and the West Wing. Each area is filled with detail from the movie, from an actual rose that drops petals to snow falling outside the windows. Guests will truly feel as though they are in the movie.
Of course with out Walt Disney there would be no Walt Disney World. Besides being very grumpy without a Walt Disney World that would make this blog pretty strange. Good news though! There was a Walt Disney and because of his vision millions of people have had their dreams come true.
This Disney produced video let’s Walt tell us the story of his life. We miss you Walt!
Just a few images from one of the most popular rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Mania
Grumpy has been fervently working behind the scenes of your stop on the Walt Disney World obsession express! Really just improving your ability to navigate around the site.
Near the top of the page, just under that wonderful panoramic picture of Mainstreet USA, are tabs for Featured Content, Videos and News and Rumors. These have been updated to make it easier for you, our valued guests, to find out what Grumpy has putting down so you can pick it up!
Check them out! Included are links to an excellent Disney produced video about Walt Disney (under featured content) as well as some cool videos of the Fantasyland expansion , including one on the Seven Dwarfs Mine coaster (under Video).
Okay maybe a tumble monkey, part of the talented cast of the Festival of the Lion King, did not compete in the Olympics this year. But one of the current tumble monkeys started his career out as an American Olympian. And he did win bronze. It just wasn’t this year.
Joey Hagerty, one of the famous monkeys, actually won a bronze medal in 2008 at the Olympics in Beijing. Watch the video to hear from him.
So I wonder which is more exciting? Competing in the Olympics or working at WDW in the best show they have. I know what I think.