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Video: Storybook Circus tour led by Imagineer Chris Beatty with story behind Dumbo, Barnstormer, and Train Station

Video: Storybook Circus tour led by Imagineer Chris Beatty with story behind Dumbo, Barnstormer, and Train Station

In addition to offering a behind the wall look at New Fantasyland, this morning also led a brief tour through the already-open portions of Storybook Circus, pointing out details and telling the story behind the new Magic Kingdom area at Walt Disney World.

Beatty has been working on both New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus since the project’s inception years ago and seemed eager to enhance the portion that has been revealed to guests so far with a bit of additional information. Follow him on the tour in the video below.


Video: Imagineer Chris Beatty leads a tour through Storybook Circus


Among the embellishment of existing areas, new details Beatty revealed are:

  • a Storybook Circus marquee sign is on the way soon
  • the artwork on the 8 story panels on the new Dumbo was commissioned with an artist at Disney Feature Animation
  • the Casey Jr. train-themed water play area will “link” with existing false train tracks near the Fantasyland Train Station making it seem as if Casey Jr. had just ridden in off of a spur line from the Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Storybook Circus is part of the New Fantasyland expansion, all scheduled to be completed by 2014.


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