Disney Parks Blog announced today that WDW will finally start to open up sections of Storybook Circus, a section of the new Fantasyland expansion. Opening late March, guest will be given access to the once Goofys’ barnstormer, now the Great Goofini, one of the Dumbo the flying elephant carousels, and the Fantasyland train stop. I’m exited they’re starting to open up the area, but I was really hoping for something a little ‘newer’. I’m surprised they’re only opening one Dumbo too!
The expansion is the biggest to any park in WDW history, with many more areas, restaurants, rides and shops to open, as well as some remodeling to what’s currently left of Fantasyland. I’m sad to see Snow Whites Scary Adventures go though, it’s been so long since I last rode it and I’m regretting having not done it at least one more time! The ride will close May 31st 2012 to make way for a new Princess area, ‘Princess Fairytale Hall’ a ‘meet and greet’ spot relieving them of their duties over at City Hall. I wonder if the meet and great fastpass system will follow them to their new home? The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will ensure that Snow White isn’t lost completely from Fantasyland.
Lesson learnt from the Fantasyland expansion? Aim to ride all WDW rides at least once a trip, just incase it isn’t there the next time I go back!
The expansion is set to be completed by the end of 2012, so I’m eagerly anticipating what elements of it will be newly opened when I turn up in September! I’m really looking forward to the Beauty and the Beast area, especially the be our Guest restaurant, Gaston’s Pub, and Journey of the Little Mermaid!
What are you most looking forward too?
Until next time,