Welcome to the second installment of our newest Magic Kingdom photo-report. As always, we invite you to check out PART 1 of this update before proceeding.
In the previous part, we showed you around the park's entrance, the expanded hub (including the stage that is being refurbished as part of a new entertainment offering debuting next month), Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square. Let's now complete our tour by visiting Fantasyland and Tomorrowland:


Entering Fantasyland:

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This is still one of the busiest areas of the park:

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The wait at Peter Pan's Flight was "only" 50 minutes:

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Amazingly, Journey of the Little Mermaid had a very similar wait time:

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Only 25 minutes to meet Ariel:

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The Beauty and the Beast area is great, but a new dark ride would make it even better:

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The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:

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The situation was not too bad at The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:

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Even Storybook Circus seems to be quite popular:

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Tomorrowland:

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40-minute wait for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin:

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The majority of the exterior of the Carousel of Progress is still behind tarps:

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It is still a very enjoyable show:

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PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Team Member and Photographer.

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10 Comment(s):

I was just there last week friday and it wasnt as busy as when you went. May have been due to it being a workday/schoolday but it was great. I got to do everything i wanted by 6pm. All the lines were 20-30 minutes and the few that had 50 minutes posted were actually only 30 mins as well. The mine train was posted at 50 mins but Im not a fan of it so it was the one thing i skipped.

I was just there last week friday and it wasnt as busy as when you went. May have been due to it being a workday/schoolday but it was great. I got to do everything i wanted by 6pm. All the lines were 20-30 minutes and the few that had 50 minutes posted were actually only 30 mins as well. The mine train was posted at 50 mins but Im not a fan of it so it was the one thing i skipped.

Anonymous said...

They can't open Soarin' and Frozen soon enough.

John said...

Or Avatarland... the other parks need to pull it together so the magic kingdom isn't so packed!

Ronnie said...

Unless Epcot gets a major revamp, the reopening of Soarin and the Frozen ride will take little if at any pressure away from the Magic Kingdom. They'll probably just park hop for those two attractions and then find themselves back at MK! Give Epcot The Money It Needs Already!!!!!

Epcot needs a DHS style update. I dont mind the current split but both sides still need updating. Feels like it only has 3 or 4 total rides (i know it has like 8)

Alex said...

I had the same experience last week as Miguel Palacio. I was there May 8-13 and was shocked at how quiet the parks were. I ended up doing attractions I'd never visited because I'd already finished the stuff I wanted to see.

Lee said...

Heard Magic Kingdom is expanded with a new land behind Rivers of America and behind the Haunted Mansion, the Magic Kingdom is bursting at the seams, it needs more room and a new land is the only option. The new Fantasyland expansion barely added any new walking space and as much as I like the Dwarfs Mine Train, the capacity is awful and they should have added another "people eater" dark ride.

Paul said...

Agreed Lee !! The Magic Kingdom needs more high capacity D-Ticket attractions, take out stitch and monsters inc laugh floor and add a dark ride !! The Magic Kingdom has too many guest on the streets because the lines are just so long. I agree the MK needs a new land. But if the other parks added and expanded with more rides it would release the pressure from the MK.

Anonymous said...

The myth of more attractions = spread the crowds out = lower wait times.

Expanded acreage = MORE guest capacity
More rides = MORE guest capacity
More hotels = MORE days at near capacity limits as most of the new hotel guests came to Orlando to go to the theme parks as their primary reason for the trip.

There is yet to be a shortage of people wanting to go to WDW. The place is not 100% full all the time, certainly not - but one factor that keeps it from being that is many people have indeed decided "its too busy" Add more acreage/attractions and there will be a short term dip in density, but total numbers on site any given day will RISE as those reluctant visitors see "its not too busy to go now" and visit. Disney will offer more so-called free dining, more room discounts, to fill the vacancies. Within a year, 2 at the most (a typical planning horizon for Disney's core demographic) the cries of "the park is too full, Disney needs to expand!" will fill the air once again.

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