Last Week at the D23 event, Disney made some announcements about the upcoming remake of Fantasyland. Of course, being Disney there were lots of pictures.
Here is the new timeline for completion of the New Fantasyland –
- Completed – the Interactive line for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood facade.
Early 2012 – the Great Goofini (formerly the The Barnstormer). The Fantasyland Train Station (formerly Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station). Casey Jr. and the Dueling Dumbo’s as part of the Storybook Circus.
- Late 2012 – Be our Guest Restaurant, Under the Sea: the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, the Cinderella Castle wall and Belle’s Meet and Greet area.
- In Early 2013 – Pete’s Silly Slideshow and the other half of the Storybook Circus.
- Late 2013 – the last piece the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
The Voyage of the Little Mermaid ride is a big part of the upgrade. A “sister” ride is already open in Disneyland (you can see the video here) and it’s getting rave reviews.
I have a bit of a problem with this picture. (No it’s not the the little boy is drinking a beer.) It’s that they seem to have lots of beers in Gaston’s Pub. The Magic Kingdom doesn’t allow alcohol so is the picture just a fake or will Disney actually serve something that looks like beer in a stein? Inquiring minds want to know.
Finally, the biggest part of the expansion is the areas for the Princesses. This shows what one will look like. Just think how fun it will be to stand in line for hours just to get an autograph from one of the Disney Princesses. I sure can’t wait. (Just kidding.)
It looks like everything is either on or ahead of schedule. The next couple of years are going to be very exciting.
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