The tall center of one of the two new Dumbo spinning rides is now visible over the construction wall of Storybook Circus, in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland expansion.
Beautiful elements of the Dumbo story can be seen. The stork is delivering Dumbo, and Mrs. Jumbo looks proudly upon Dumbo’s flight.
Note also some paint tests in progress on the Barnstormer roller coaster loading station in the background.
Just several months ago, this curve of the Speedway was being reconfigured — the curve was tightened, all four tracks shifted in about 15 feet — to allow for more room in Storybook Circus. Notice the trees to the left at the fence.
Note: Just below the pink concrete walkway here is a section of the Magic Kingdom utilidor. The utilidor is the park’s basement. One “floor” below this concrete is where cast members enter after taking a shuttle from their parking lot. You can see the utilidor in some tours offered by Disney.