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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Disney took the link down! Wonder if it was an ooops that it was posted.

    At least Orlando Attractions Magazine archived some...


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    but these details are new:
    Casey Jr. Roundhouse
    Adjacent to the Fantasyland Train Station is the Casey Jr. Roundhouse, a circus-themed immersive water play area that’s fun for the little ones. They’ll splish and splash as Casey Jr. billows off cool steam and water squirts from playful monkeys, elephants and camels.
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    This is the first time I've had a look at the map. Incredible expansion going on. Forgive me if this is an old/stupid question - but are Mickey and Minnie's Houses going to be completely gone now? (looks like Pixie Hollow is taking over that property, or my geography of that area is a little bit off) I really hope i'm wrong! I mean, this WDW after all and it was "all started by a mouse".




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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    I'm really looking forward to this. A "refurb" of this size and magnitude is something that has been long overdue. At first when the rumors started I was worried that it was going to take something classic and make it modern but every time I read a new update and see a new picture or plan, I am more and more happy with just how "classic" this entire thing feels. So psyched!
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Has there been any clarification on when the new Fantasy land will open and if in stages when for each? We are planning a trip for 2012 (ideally int he spring) and I'd hate to just miss new areas. If delaying the trip a few months makes sense we can so I'd like to plan accordingly.

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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland



    From Walt Disney World Today:
    Walt Disney Imagineering is currently building Maurice’s workshop, which will serve as scene one of the experience. The workshop, which is modeled after a French cottage, will be surrounded by a wishing well, footbridges and lush landscaping. Once inside, guests will step through a magic mirror and find themselves inside Beast’s expansive library, which he created as a gift for Belle in the film. This room will serve as the setting for a memorable character interaction experience with Belle – which will require a little help from Lumiere, the enchanted candlestick.
    Another “Beauty and the Beast” experience planned for this area is the Be Our Guest Restaurant, which will allow up to 550 guests to dine in the ballroom, gallery and “West Wing” area of Beast’s castle.
    These and other Fantasyland enhancements will open in phases starting in late 2012.


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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post


    From Walt Disney World Today:
    Walt Disney Imagineering is currently building Maurice’s workshop, which will serve as scene one of the experience. The workshop, which is modeled after a French cottage, will be surrounded by a wishing well, footbridges and lush landscaping. Once inside, guests will step through a magic mirror and find themselves inside Beast’s expansive library, which he created as a gift for Belle in the film. This room will serve as the setting for a memorable character interaction experience with Belle – which will require a little help from Lumiere, the enchanted candlestick.
    Another “Beauty and the Beast” experience planned for this area is the Be Our Guest Restaurant, which will allow up to 550 guests to dine in the ballroom, gallery and “West Wing” area of Beast’s castle.
    These and other Fantasyland enhancements will open in phases starting in late 2012.


    Disney Offers A Closer Look at “Enchanted Tales with Belle” | WDW News Today

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    and dribbles keep dripp'n out...
    This time from WDW News Today....
    Disney Provides a Detailed Look at the Storybook Circus!

    Posted on June 14, 2011

    From Jennifer Fickley-Baker on the Disney Parks Blog:
    I know it’s going to be a great week on the Disney Parks Blog when I get to start by posting a new Fantasyland update. Today I’m happy to share new details on the Storybook Circus area that’s planned as part of the new Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park.
    With all the updates we’ve done on the “royal” side of the Fantasyland expansion – Beast’s Castle, Maurice’s Cottage and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid – the plans for Storybook Circus seemed to be a bit more mysterious. Until now.
    Storybook Circus will be based on our animated film, “Dumbo.” Here, Casey Jr., the famous locomotive from the movie, has rolled into town and brought the grand Storybook Circus with him. The area will be filled with colorful circus tents and nods to the famous film. For example, guests – especially little ones – are welcome to cool down with Casey Jr., who can be found near the train station, getting splashed by playful circus animals.
    Just past Casey Jr., guests will encounter big-top circus tents that lead to a “double” version of Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Also, in the tradition of classic air shows, Barnstormer will take on a new look and theme, becoming a spiraling stunt plane built by The Great Goofini.
    What do you think? Will you be there when the circus comes to town?
    UPDATE - Some quick observations about the concept art that we posted on Twitter:
    -The large tent is Big Top Souvenirs, we’re not sure what the red Hall of Fame tent in the background is being kept for, maybe Pete’s Silly Sideshow?
    -The new yellow tent in the back may be a counter service location, meet and greets, or even something else at this point…
    -The Fantasyland Train Station is part of the Casey Jr. Roundhouse building, GREAT THEME!
    -A new structure is visible out in the middle of the Barnstormer area, looks like a themed tower of some sort…
    -With Timothy not on top of either Dumbo ride, we expect him to show up in audio-animatronics form somewhere in the interactive queue area
    -Dumbo will finally have the water feature that is featured at the Disneyland and Disneyland Paris versions of the attraction!
    Overall, it looks great! What do you think of the Storybook Circus?
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Zach Larson of WDW News Today just posted today some more pictures from WDW. Many of these are from Fantasyland expansion. Way cool.

    Zach Larson’s 6/20/11 WDW Photo Report | WDW News Today
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Man, every little bit of info that comes out of this sounds FANTASTIC --- and that art for the Storybook Circus has me really excited for that part, which previously I wasn't as interested in as I was in the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid bits.

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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    I'm interested to hear what comes out at the D23 expo... There probably won't be too much more info about new fantasyland... But I wonder what new things spring up...
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    From what I've seen out of D23 so far, everything seems to get leaked prior.
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    and dribbles keep dripp'n out...
    This time from WDW News Today....
    Disney Provides a Detailed Look at the Storybook Circus!

    Posted on June 14, 2011

    From Jennifer Fickley-Baker on the Disney Parks Blog:
    I know it’s going to be a great week on the Disney Parks Blog when I get to start by posting a new Fantasyland update.
    UPDATE - Some quick observations about the concept art that we posted on Twitter:
    -The large tent is Big Top Souvenirs, we’re not sure what the red Hall of Fame tent in the background is being kept for, maybe Pete’s Silly Sideshow?
    The large tent is what? Yep, now THAT'S the Disney we know and love.
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    Re: More news on New Fantasyland

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    [/INDENT]The large tent is what? Yep, now THAT'S the Disney we know and love.
    I'm trying to place this in relation to the spot in TTF. Isn't that basically the same tent then that they turned into the souvenier spot already back there? There was a meet and greet too but it probably took up what 10% of the tent and the rest was like a mini World of Disney store.
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    It is probably the old County Fair tent, though if they remove the meet and greet area they can add more merchandise
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