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

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

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.


  • 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!!!

  • 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…

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

  • 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!

  • I want to be there so much!!!

  • 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!

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

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

    • Hope you had a good time.

  • 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.

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

  • 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?

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

  • Will the goofy roller coaster be open in February?

  • 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!!!!!

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

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

  • 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!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  • 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!

    • That’s good to hear, Matthew.

  • 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.

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

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

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

    • That’s VERY exciting!

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

  • LOVE this!

  • When will construction be done! Can’t wait.

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

  • Im way too excited by this! lol

    • 🙂

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