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Solving the Mystery Surrounding the Rapunzel Tower in New Fantasyland: January 2013 Edition

Published January 13, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Updated March 2013! Click HERE to see a video of the grand opening of the Rapunzel Tower!

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January 10, 2013 I had a chance to check on the progress of the Rapunzel tower. The photos above are from my visit that day.

Attempting to Solve the Mystery of the Rapunzel Tower rising from New Fantasyland has been fun.  The latest from our Disneyways sources have speculated that besides bathrooms, we will see charging stations for our cell phones, ECV’s, as well as a gift shop. The entire area is being built up very fast, which leads me to believe the other bit of gossip I heard, that the area is expected to completed this spring.

DaMouse.com has posted some wonderful, detailed pictures. Click this link to see what is going on behind the construction wall.

Just for fun, I thought you might like to see this picture of the Rapunzel meet and greet area in Disneyland – California. Photo credit mintcrocodile.blogspot.com

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Please share your thoughts and any information you have heard about this area! We’d love to hear from you. Have a magical day!

Disney Hot News Dec 8 -15 2012

Published December 16, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Hot news from Disney for the week of December 8th to 15th 2012!

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Here you will find some of the hottest Disney news from all around the web, as well as some fun stuff from Disneyways. We hope you enjoy getting it all right here in one place!

Earlier in the week we shared our most popular story EVER in Disneyways history (To all of you, our faithful readers, THANK YOU!!) Here it is again for your enjoyment:

Top 5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss in New Fantasyland.

Ooh la la! Bistro de Paris Gets a New Name! Monsier Paul made it’s offical debut on December 11th.

We responded to questions and rumors with our post Solving the Mystery surrounding the Rapunzel Tower in New Fantasyland on December 13th.

We shared New Year’s Eve events back in October but details from around the web were all the buzz this week too!

Just to mix it up a bit for you, we posted awesome videos and historical information about Living with the Land, as well as some current information about the “Behind the Seeds” Tour you can enjoy there.

December 15th we shared Christmas decoration photos from inside the attraction that were taken just this week! We hope it makes you feel like you were actually there with us.

Finally, we want to share a link to the official news from Disney about Comedy Warehouse returning for the holidays!

That about does it for this week! Stay tuned, because coming in just a few days, we will have details about the new Splitsville and lots of other fun surprises to share.

We want to hear YOUR Disney hot news! Please share your thoughts, comments and stories in the comments section below OR contact us directly!

Solving the Mystery surrounding the Rapunzel Tower in New Fantasyland…

Published December 13, 2012 by Disneyways.com

UPDATE ADDED MARCH 8TH 2013! Click here to see photos of the new tower!

Disney fans who have been to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently have noticed something new rising out of New Fantasyland. Located next to the “It’s a Small World” attraction, right where the old Fantasyland Skyway ride was, an adorable tower can be seen from Fantasyland, Frontierland and even from the Haunted Mansion cue. This addition comes as somewhat of a surprise to Disney fans as Rapunzel’s tower and village was never included in any concept art of New Fantasyland released by Disney. It all seems so mysterious because details have been hard to come by.

We are now able to see for ourselves, because the tower is peeping up from behind Imagineer construction walls. Despite the rumors, there will not be a meet and greet in this spot. Rapunzel will be found in the new Princess Fairytale Hall (where Snow White’s Scary Adventures use to be) when it opens in 2013. Therefore the tower area does not need to be a meet and greet because we will already have Princess Fairytale Hall for that purpose. In case you haven’t seen them, here are some of the beautiful concept drawings released by Disney of the new Princess Fairytale Hall scheduled to open in 2013.

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So why the tower?  Believe it or not Disney sources say this is where they will be placing new BATHROOMS. It seems so funny now that we know the truth doesn’t it?  It actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it.  When nature calls, and the kids have to “go” – this tower will be like a beacon in the night – letting us know that relief is not too far away. The new facility will include increased handicapped and family bathrooms, and is meant to replace the current bathrooms in the area by the Peter Pan’s Flight attraction. With those older bathrooms gone,  my thoughts are that they will add an expanded interactive queue for Peter Pan, sort of like  the one Winnie the Pooh has (only Pan themed of course!)  Imagineers are also planning to expand the walkways to help with traffic flow between Fantasyland and Liberty Square on those crowded days. Having a meet and greet here would actually crowd the area with folks waiting to meet princesses. I hope this helps explain things – let me know if you have heard or seen any new information that I am missing!  Personally, my thoughts are that maybe Disney doesn’t believe it’s very magical to brag about new bathrooms, so we are going to have to keep each other in the know on this one as things develop. Have a magical evening!

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Video by Daniel Andersson and edited by Jeff Lange from MouseSteps.com

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l1nCjXt77A

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