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May 14

A Look Inside Seafarers Wood Carving in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom

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So much excitement around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opening this week! The Mine Train attraction is housed and travels around a huge mountain near the center of New Fantasyland. If you wander around that mountain to the side closet to Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid you’ll find Seafarers Wood Carving along with a huge unfinished wooden statue of Ariel’s father King Triton.

Let’s explore shall we?

As a frame of reference, here’s a shot of the exterior of the building. You can see the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction behind the building. To the right is Prince Eric’s Village Market where guests can pick up a healthy snack. Directly behind you would be Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. To the left is H. Goff Cartography, New Fantasyland’s DVC (Disney Vacation Club) Sales Center.

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As with the windows on Main Street U.S.A., there is a bit of history behind this sign. Ralph Harper Goff, a Disney Legend, was the artist behind the design of the Nautilus in Disney’s first live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Coincidentally, this very building is built on top of the area that originally housed the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage attraction from 1971-1994.

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Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom king tritonUpon entering Seafarers, you will notice several sketches on the wall. Does the top right sketch look familiar? It’s Ariel as she appears on the ship outside of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

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More wooden statues.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

A rack full of woodworking tools for the woodsmith.

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These raw logs will no doubt be fashioned into fine nautical creations.

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Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools logs

I just adore these little details at the Walt Disney World theme parks. It’s what makes them so magical.

Looking to explore all of the wonders of New Fantasyland for yourself? You can obtain tickets for Disney via American Attractions by whom this post was sponsored.


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May 14

Photo Tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue – FastPass Side

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I’m currently in Walt Disney World for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Preview Event. The ride will open to guests on May 28th. Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride the attraction and I wanted to share a few images of the FastPass queue area, which is separate from the interactive Stand By queue.

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disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train sign

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

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disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue cottage snow white

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disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue exit only sign

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

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Stay tuned for more posts from this three-day press event. I have so much more to show you! If you’d like a preview you can browse live photo updates on my Instagram and Twitter accounts. But until then…ride selfie…

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p.s. You can now reserve a FastPass for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from your MyMagic+ account!


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Apr 14

Video: Animatronics on Disney’s Seven Dwarf Mine Train Revealed

Looks like Imagineers are upping their game when it comes to the animatronic faces on the dwarfs in the soon-to-be-open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction. The digitizing looks similar to Buzz Lightyear in the queue of Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin over in Tomorrowland. Take a look for yourself.

I will be covering the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction Media Preview LIVE in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom from April 30th – May 2nd. Follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram where I will be posting live photos and video of the event.


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Apr 14

CGI Ride Through of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom

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Disney Parks is throwing a full blown media event for the dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom from April 30th – May 2nd. I’ll be there covering it live! If you’re interested be sure and give me a follow over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I will be posting live photos and video of the event. Until then, check out this CGI ride thru that Disney just released in anticipation of the attraction’s opening.


22
Mar 14

Disney Parks Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’ with Special Invite

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In a historic, global event, guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the world will unite in song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a tribute to peace and hope at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Fans from around the world can join the festivities in a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com.

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, hundreds of voices from Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, Disneyland Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will sing the unforgettable theme song of the “happiest cruise that ever sailed the seven seas.”

Fans around the world also are invited to join the global sing-along virtually. SmallWorld50.com launches today as a “global hub” of music and harmony where guests may record videos of themselves singing the classic song and create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to benefit UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). UNICEF provides health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more to children around the world.

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” ‘it’s a small world’ has inspired hundreds of millions of people through its timeless theme,” said Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Every moment of every day there are Disney guests enjoying ‘it’s a small world’ somewhere around the globe. The 50th anniversary of this attraction represents a celebration of the shared optimism, hope, and humanity of people throughout the world.”

The Walt Disney Company will donate $150,000 to benefit UNICEF in honor of the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” plus $1 for every sing-along video recorded on SmallWorld50.com and another $1 for every virtual doll created on the website, up to $100,000.

Throughout the day, Disney Parks also will sponsor Google Hangouts that invite people from around the world to participate in the anniversary events. Fans are encouraged to visit SmallWorld50.com for details.