New Fantasyland Grand Opening Date Set

7 Aug

Earlier this evening, the Disney Parks Blog announced the Grand Opening Date for the New Fantasyland expansion in Magic Kingdom Park.  Full story below.

Prince Eric’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. The castle will house the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction.

For more than a year now, we’ve shared updates on the New Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park and we’re just as excited as you are to experience these magical new attractions for ourselves.

Today we’re thrilled to announce that the grand opening of New Fantasyland will take place on December 6, 2012. Attractions included in this opening are Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little MermaidBe Our Guest RestaurantEnchanted Tales with Belle, Ariel’s Grotto, Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Previews of these attractions will begin November 19.

As previously planned, the New Fantasyland expansion will continue with the opening of Princess Fairytale Hall in 2013 and the debut of a new Disney “mountain” in the form of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in 2014.

The Storybook Circus section of the New Fantasyland expansion, which includes Barnstormer – Starring the Great Goofini, the Casey Jr. Splash & Soak Station, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, opened to guests in July.

How soon will you visit? And which New Fantasyland attraction are you most excited to experience?

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter for the latest on the New Fantasyland expansion. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #NewFantasyland.

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2 Responses to “New Fantasyland Grand Opening Date Set”

  1. Leland August 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    I’m so excited, my boyfriend and I just made plans to go to Disney before Christmas & will be there a few days after New Fantasyland opens! I’m sure that will make the park crowded, but I’m thrilled to see the new additions — especially the new Grotto!

    • MagicalDaddy August 12, 2012 at 9:46 PM #

      That’s great, Leland! You guys will definitely have a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing your pics of everything. 🙂

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