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Disney Finally Announces Opening Date for Most of New Fantasyland

Posted on August 7, 2012

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Magic Kingdom guests blink back in amazement at the scene: not one, but two colorful Dumbos spinning through the sky above Storybook Circus.

To the delight of fans of the beloved Dumbo, the Flying Elephant attraction, a second Dumbo flies alongside. The playful pachyderm is joined in Storybook Circus by the Barnstormer Coaster re-themed to the Great Goofini, the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station water play area and the Fantasyland Train Station — all part of the multiyear, largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.

There’s more to come as the expansion of the New Fantasyland – nearly doubling in size — continues at Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, so many more attractions are coming on line later this year that Dec. 6, 2012 has been set as the Grand Opening of Fantasyland. Previews begin Nov. 19.
Slated to make their debuts:

“Fantasyland is a place where a very special kind of memory is made: where children just old enough to understand the moment come in contact with princesses and heroes and meet their most beloved friends,” said Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France.

“We are excited about sharing our treasured stories in new ways and giving guests the opportunity to interact with their favorite characters like never before.”
Beyond 2012, there’s more in store for Fantasyland guests:

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SKLMMHJSE2AC2EGDPXUTN3RIFU K

    Finally! :) A date is announced. Now, to get reservations at Be Our Guest when I’m there in January…..

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  • wesley69

    Be Our Guest will be a hard reservation to get, particularly at the last minute.  Considering some of the features of this castle, I believe many people will want to just walk in and see how Disney brought this animated cartoon setting into reality.  I know I do.  Belle’s Tales sounds interesting.  Inside of that Princess Fairyland Hall, I would have preferred another ride similar to Snow White but based upon Princess Tiana or Rapunzel.  Meet and greets are great for little kids, but it does nothing for teens.

    Now a Soar’in with Peter Pan “E” ticket ride might do it.  Get the hint??????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLRPZ4ZLBKBIBNJ4GMNQQUL4ZA Lunae OSheal SWG

    I was told by a WDW Cast memebr that the reservation for “Be Our Guest” (BOG) will begin in late August. My thought is we have another 14 days or so.