A look inside Storybook Circus as first part of New Fantasyland opens – Photos – Video


This morning Walt Disney World opened the first phase of the New Fantasyland expansion in a soft opening of part of Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom park. The attractions that opened this morning for the first time include Barnstormer featuring The Great Goofini, one spinner of the dueling Dumbos and the Fantasyland Train Station.

First, let’s take a video stroll through the whole area:

Storybook Circus walkthrough in the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Dumbo is now featured on the front cover of the Magic Kingdom Guide Map.

Storybook Circus is now featured on the park map.

On their way in, guests are greeted by a temporary sign.

New entrance sign for Dumbo.

One spinner is now open apart of the dueling Dumbos. The circus tent interactive queue isn’t open yet.

It is very colorful and has water features surrounding its base.

Barnstormer has now opened with a new circus themed featuring The Great Goofini and other themed elements.

Here’s a ride-through from the front row:

Front Row POV of Barnstormer featuring The Great Goofini in Storybook Circus

Little details like peanut shells are found on the walkways around Storybook Circus.

The Fantasyland Train Station is much nicer than former one.

Posters advertising the attractions in Storybook Circus in the Fantasyland Train Station queue.

A poster advertising Casey Jr. whos water play area will be coming soon to Storybook Circus.

At night, Dumbo’s water fountains come to life with color. Here’s a wide angle video:

Storybook Circus Dumbo fountains at night - Magic Kingdom new Fantasyland

Remember this is a soft opening so the whole area or select attractions within it could close at any time.

Click Here to see a 360 degree video. Click and drag to look around as we stroll through the new area.

Click Here to see a 360 degree photo between Dumbo and Barnstormer.

Full Photo Gallery:

Blog post photos by Banks Lee and @arothwdwc on Twitter. Photo gallery photos by Banks Lee.

Keep checking back for more photos and videos.


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OT March 12, 2012 - 6:34 pm

The Great Goofini is a huge disapointment theming wise. The former theme felt more elaberate. The new Dombo looks beautifull as does the new station (minus the stairs).

Lady J June 13, 2012 - 2:29 am

I’m so excited to visit! Aw, sorry to hear Great Goofini theming… Honestly, that is the attraction I am least excited about.

I haven’t been on the Dumbo ride in probably 6-7 years and am looking forward to finally riding it again. It does look so beautiful 🙂


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