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New Fantasyland Expansion in The Magic Kingdom Park

A major Fantasyland expansion at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida will more than double the size of the area. With two phases scheduled to open in 2012 and 2013, the land will offer new and richer experiences and will introduce a wider array of characters.

New Fantasyland Expansion in The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

Disney Brings New Fantasyland To Life In Time-Lapse Video

To make way for the new attractions, the expanded Fantasyland will take over the area of Mickey's Toontown Fair. The classic dark ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, will also be removed as part of the Fantasyland expansion.

Princess Fairy Tale Hall part of the new Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida

Home to Aurora, Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel and other Disney Princesses.

The originally-announced Cinderella's chateau and Aurora's cottage princess meet-and-greets have been merged with all of the other princesses into the Princess Fairy Tale Hall, a large-scale themed meet-and-greet location where Snow White's Scary Adventures is currently located.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will take guests on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.”

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster

The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth, responding to every twist and turn of the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.
There's no word whether the menacing witch and her poison apple will reappear in the new Snow White ride. As this is Fantasyland the ride will be less of a thrill ride like Big Thunder Mountain and more a relatively gentle ride with a focus on the sets and themeing


Cinderella won't have the only castle in Fantasyland. While it won't surpass the elegant spires of the classic castle at the end of Main Street U.S.A., the Beast will take up residence in the neighborhood and add his own castle.

Beast's Castle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts

An enchanted mirror will transport guests from Belle's father's cottage to Beast's castle for an enchanting storytelling performance during Enchanted Tales with Belle. The new district will invite parkgoers to the Be Our Guest Restaurant, one of three enchanted dining rooms inside Beast's castle. And just outside the castle in Belle's Village will be Gaston's Tavern, another themed eatery. At night, however, it will transform into a table service restaurant with a more refined menu.


Fly with Dumbo high above brand new circus grounds at the Storybook Circus, twice the size of the existing attraction with a new interactive, three-ring circus tent.

The big top comes to Dumbo's Flying Circus with a magical flight high above brand-new circus grounds, twice the size of the classic attraction. Inside a stylized tent, guests enjoy midway games and other fun-filled experiences.

One of the Magic Kingdom's most beloved attractions, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, is completely re-imagined when the circus comes to town. Guests are invited to step into the big top and join the circus before their magical flight over Fantasyland.

Next door in Storybook Circus, the classic Barnstormer gets a bright new look as well, featuring Goofy as The Great Goofini. It's a twisting, turning roller coaster "flight" high above the circus fun.

The Great Goofini

The Storybook Circus-themed area will be the first to come online, with the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast-themed areas also opening to guests in 2012.


Journey under the sea with Ariel, The Little Mermaid, in her very own attraction.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid

Ariel and all her friends will entertain in a ride-through adventure featuring favorite songs from the popular animated feature.
Ariel’s Adventure will be a classic dark ride with updated technology and will be nearly identical on the inside to the same ride currently being constructed at the Disney California Adventure theme park.