|The new map of what it will look like completed|
Slated to open in Fall of 2012, the new Fantasyland promises to have a brand new castle based on one of my all time favorite movies "Beauty and the Beast". Beast's Castle will join Princesses Ariel and Snow White who are also getting newer more updated attractions. Snow White ride will be a mine cart ride, very exciting and Ariel will be getting her deluxe grotto with Prince Eric's Castle.
Dumbo will also being moved to a different location called Storybook Circus. This new area is where Mickey's Toon Town used to be. More exciting news is there will be two Dumbo rides and a Casey Jr. train just like in the movie. We were very happy to hear Goofy's Barnstorming will BE returning to this area as well and of course built by The Great Goofini.
|The Old Toon Town Area|
After we had walked back there and saw the big fence that I could not see over I was even more determined to find out what was back there. We had gone to the Magic Kingdom on Extra Magic Hours so we stayed till Midnight, but we had gotten there late so by the time I got to the back it was dark. We had gotten on Dumbo and low and behold even in the dark, the elephants went up and I could see over the fence. I thought brillaint idea to ride Dumbo and it would make me tall enough to see over at all the contruction going on back there. Well it was not as profitable as I would have hoped, I saw the outline of Beast's Castle and that was it.
Being the Determined Crazed Disney Fan I decided to go back in the morning for a better look and a great look I got. My husband also determined to help me and was very curious too, decided since he is taller than me, he would hold the camera over his to get some of the shots. He said it made him 9 feet tall, lol. Then he decided to stand on wall by the Mad Tea Party Ride and hit the zoom to get a better peak of the Castle and more.
|Prince Eric's Castle|
I'm very excited for the completion of Fantasyland and to go into these two new castles. Some parts of it are said to be opening this summer, let's hope. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what your thinking about this new expansion...
What are you looking forward to in the new additions of Fantasyland? What do you miss from the old Mickey's Toon Town Fair? Anything? or do you think it needed to be updated?
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