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The First Tree is Planted in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on November 17th, 2011 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Check out this fun photo from our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering. The team recently brought a little life into the New Fantasyland area at Magic Kingdom Park by planting the first tree.

The First Tree is Planted in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

To give you some reference, the building at the far left with the red and blue roof is actually the second floor of Pinocchio’s Village Haus, which peeks over the construction wall into New Fantasyland. The tree is being placed near what will become the entrance to New Fantasyland. The building at the right is Maurice’s Cottage, which will house fun, interactive storytelling with Belle and Lumiere.

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Jorge on November 17th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Im way too excited by this! lol

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 17th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

:)

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Bobbi on November 17th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

When will construction be done! Can’t wait.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

It will open in phases, beginning in late 2012. That’s all I know at this point.

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Alexandra on November 17th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

LOVE this!

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Daniela on November 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

When its the opening??? Its look so amazing!!

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Claudia from MI on November 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

We were there on Tuesday and saw trees being planted while waiting to get on the Dumbo ride. So exciting!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

That’s VERY exciting!

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Connie on November 17th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Yay! We are hoping to experience the new Goofy rollercoaster and Double Dumbos when we visit this March 2012!

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Shelly on November 17th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

We have been enjoying watching the progress and can’t wait to “get in there”! :) Heading to MK on Saturday night.

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Sarah on November 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I can hardly wait!! We were there last Sept to see the beginning of construction, and say good bye to toontown. We’ll be there again in Dec to see construction underway, and hopefully we’ll be able to see a few things open up when we’re there in 2012.

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Matthew on November 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

The new Fantasyland is something I’m looking forward to on my first trip to WDW. I love all these updates, it only makes me more excited!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

That’s good to hear, Matthew.

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Carrie from MN on November 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I keep hearing that it will open in the Fall of 2012, but when in Fall – early? Late? If it will be open in November, I may need to upgrade my next trip to Annual Passes!!!!! :D :D :D

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barbara from ON on November 17th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I am coming Oct 2012, will any of be open by then??

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Brenda on November 17th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

When is this open? We were planning on visiting in Feb. Maybe we shoud wait!

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Melissa on November 17th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Green Disney! I’m heading down there in January. First, to be a tourist. Then on January 23, I start my Disney College Program internship. I get to live, work, and breathe Disney for four months, and I can’t wait!!!!!

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Jodi on November 17th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Will the goofy roller coaster be open in February?

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kathleen on November 17th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I really want to know when this is going to be ready!!

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DeAndra from OH on November 17th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Will be “walking right down the middle of Main Street USA” on Thanksgiving next week! Although the new Fantasyland will not be open by next week, it gives me all the more reason to go back again next year! They’ll love it (we’ve been going consecutively since 2009! Will the attractions still be accessible in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland next week?

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Lindsay on November 17th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

oh, wonderful, a tree not made of toilet paper! i’m really looking forward to the new fantasyland expansion.

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Shawn on November 17th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Looking good so far. Praying for great weather for the next year so they can have some things open by Oct 2012 or we’ll have to postpone our trip.

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Deborah on November 17th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Can’t wait to see it – we are visiting tomorrow!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 18th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Hope you had a good time.

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Samantha on November 18th, 2011 at 7:01 am

yay! I am so excited! I cant wait to see the tree when its opened! =)

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Erin from RI on November 18th, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love seeing a photo taken from a “regular” height. The perspective is so much better than in visitors’ photos of the construction. Thanks for sharing!

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JUDY on November 21st, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I want to be there so much!!!

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Carol on November 21st, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Hoping at least part of this is open by July! We are already booked and NH is a long way from the Magic Kingdom to visit every few months!

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Hoel on November 27th, 2011 at 11:59 am

Hi it looks incredible, i’m planing to be there in october/2012 should i delay to November? Or it doesen’t make diferense?

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celia on November 27th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I want to know , why the programation for Magic kingdow for March is not showed in the callendary , the park will be closed in march?? I am comingo from Brazil in march 24…

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Melinda on November 30th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Does anyone know when the new “Be Our Guest” restuarant is taking reservations/opening? I have a Disney Dining Plan and will be there in October 2012 and would LOVE to be able to add this to my favorites things about Disney World trip 2012!!!

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