Future Photography Spots!

By Cory Disbrow on February 21st, 2012   |    Posted in:  Articles   |    5 Comments

Hey guys! Just a quick post with nothing overly insightful for today, just a sneak peek at what’s to come. I got to see some of the progress of the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom up close and personal thanks to my 70-300mm lens last week, and I wanted to share what I saw with all of you. Chances are that if you’re a Disney fan, you’ve seen a lot of this already, but maybe not as sharp or with as nice of colors!


Progress is moving right along on the exterior of the new Little Mermaid ride. There is a TON of detail put into all the rock work and on Eric’s castle. I know I can’t wait to photograph it when it opens up this fall!

Earlier on during my trip, there was a lot of scaffolding on the new Circus Tent that will house the interactive queue for the new Dumbo. When visiting the Magic Kingdom on the last day of my trip, the scaffolding was all down! As you can see here, there are some seriously bright colors going on. Hopefully all of Storybook Circus will continue this idea and make for some great shots come March when the first part of it (Dumbo, Barnstormer, and Fantasyland Train Station) opens!

You’ve probably all seen the Beast’s Castle before since it has been up for quite some time. But it’s always nice to see it through a DSLR as opposed to an iPhone! This area, with its intricate rock work should also be jam packed with detail. And by the looks of things, there should be lots of trees around as well, which I think the Magic Kingdom sorely needs.

All in all, the New Fantasyland is really shaping up. I can’t wait to be there to capture it in all sorts of way, wide-angle, tight details shots, night and day. And I also can’t wait to see the shots that everyone brings home once this new and highly anticipated area finally opens this year! Thanks for reading, see ya real soon!!



  1. Jorge   |   Feb 21, 2012

    Great Shots!!!
    did you use the Sigma lens?
    I’m new to Photography and also a huge disney fan. I’m starting with the basic T3i camera with the default 18-55 lens.
    Cory, your website is great. Thanks for all the help!!!

    • Cory Disbrow   |   Feb 21, 2012

      Hey, thanks for reading! We really appreciate it. These shots were taken with the combo of the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS lens.

  2. MARY   |   Feb 21, 2012

    Thanks for the update and cool photo’s- hope alot of it is open on our trip the end of October. I just got the Canon 60D- which lens would you say was a better choice for night time and rides? I’m looking at the 50 mm 1.4 or the 28mm 1.8- can’t decide which is a better choice- I have the 18-135, kit lens, a 18-55 kit lens and Sigma 18-250- non which are fast lenses’.
    Thanks- and keep up the great work- enjoy your posts and pictures.

    • Cory Disbrow   |   Feb 22, 2012

      Since you have the 60D, which is a crop sensor camera, I would actually suggest the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. Great lens for the money, and a definite go-to lens for dark rides. Thanks for reading!

      • Jorge   |   Feb 22, 2012

        Hi Cory,
        any nice lenses you would recommend for the Rebel T3i?
        especially for Disney photos?



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