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Old 03-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #29
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I found out yesterday that Fantasyland will start reopening attractions late in 2012. Just something to think about.
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Is Fantasyland being remodeled? I don't keep up on disney news much. We haven't been there in almost 15 years. Our roller coaster freak children would rather go to Cedar Point instead.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:31 AM   #31
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Fantasyland is going through a remodel and they have torn down toontown. toontown is getting a huge remodel.

Fantasyland news - PHOTOS - Storybook Circus construction wall art

Fantasyland news - Latest Fantasyland expansion construction photos - building facades starting to take shape

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Here is something posted on fortfiends.net by BradyBz12. It was from a Disney blog posted in January.


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As many of you know, we’re in the midst of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history, which will nearly double the size of Fantasyland. And we’re thrilled about the expansion because it’ll allow us to tell our treasured stories in new ways and give you the opportunity to interact with some of our beloved characters like never before. Today, we’d like to give you a first glimpse of the progress we’re making in bringing these stories to life and a look at some of the art we will be sharing with the media later tonight.

Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid

First, work is already well underway on many of the experiences we’ve already told you about, so let’s start with Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid. In this attraction, Ariel and all her friends will entertain you in a ride-through adventure featuring favorite songs from the popular animated feature.

Not too far from Ariel’s new home, construction is underway on Beast’s castle which will stand majestically upon a hill. You will cross over a stone bridge as you arrive at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Set in the halls of the Beast’s Castle, this location will seat up to 550 guests and offer “great food fast” service by day and full table service dining in the evening. Just outside the restaurant, you will also be able to explore Belle’s Village, which includes Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Nearby at Belle’s cottage, a magical mirror is the doorway to a captivating new kind of experience, where Belle, Lumiere and guests participate in a lively re-telling of the “tale as old as time.” In Enchanted Tales with Belle, the adventure begins at Maurice’s cottage, where you’ll step through an enchanted mirror that magically transports you to Beast’s library for an interactive storytelling session with Belle.

Additions to Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Just across the way is the brand new Storybook Circus, where we’re doubling the fun by adding another carousel to Dumbo the Flying Elephant. While you wait to board this Fantasyland favorite, you’ll have a chance to join the circus and step inside the Big Top for fun-filled interactive experiences for kids of all ages. Alongside Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the existing Barnstormer is getting a new look as well, featuring Goofy as The Great Goofini. This exciting attraction will take you on a twisting, turning, daredevil, roller coaster “flight” high above the circus fun.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

As with any project of this scale, we’ve also continued to look for additional ways to surprise and delight our guests and I think you’ll be pleased. One opportunity we’re especially excited about is the chance to tell Snow White’s story in a fresh new way. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will take you on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth as they whisk along the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.

Our other Disney princesses will also be getting a new home (actually, they prefer to call it a castle) in the all new Princess Fairytale Hall. Aurora, Cinderella and other Disney princesses, such as Tiana and Rapunzel, will greet you in an elegant royal court at the location where Snow White’s Scary Adventures is today. This new experience will be in place of some of the earlier plans we shared regarding opportunities to interact with your favorite princesses.

And Tinker Bell and her fairy friends will be joining the cast at Epcot where they will have special roles bringing the flora and fauna to life during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

The New Fantasyland will be constructed in phases with most new experiences open by 2013. We look forward to sharing more with you as our work progresses.
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It would sure be great to go after this is finished!
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It would sure be great to go after this is finished!
One has to figure that, barring any construction delays, that the majority would be done prior to be big disney season (i.e. christmas and new years), if they're planning on having "most new experiences open by 2013" -- perhaps the November dates are better after all?
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According to another guy (who seasonally works for Disney) on the fortfiends, many of the attractions in that area will start opening in late 2012.
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Due to Kathy's research which shows the need to get this ball rolling soon and the overwhelming result I am going to call this one. November wins the poll.
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Due to Kathy's research which shows the need to get this ball rolling soon and the overwhelming result I am going to call this one. November wins the poll.
So where / how do we sign up? I need to get this one on the books and start saving. By then, gas will be $10/gallon and I will need to save up $2000 just to travel there and back! I hope something catches on soon that's not gas powered. A Prius isn't going to haul the Airstream and unless they're coming out soon with nuclear powered full-size SUVs, I'm thinking that the Excursion is still going to be our tow vehicle for a long time.
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shawn was going to do the rsvps tonight but our wifi is down...just when I was putting up a thread on choosing a loop.
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Wow. You make me feel much better about my Verizon Wifi. It gets slow but RARELY goes out.
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it goes down about once or twice a month...is still down...phone typing stinks
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Here it is! The reservations for the Fort Wilderness Walt Disney World Rally!
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