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[7 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Official Opening Date Announced for Walt Disney World’s Princess Fairytale Hall | ]
Official Opening Date Announced for Walt Disney World’s Princess Fairytale Hall

While Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland officially opened to the public late last year, there are still a few new attractions in store before Fantasyland’s transformation is officially complete. This week, it was announced that the expansion will soon be one step closer to completion, as Princess Fairytale Hall will officially open to the public on September 18.
Princess Fairytale Hall is a new meet-and-greet location that will give guests the chance to meet some of the Disney Princesses. The new location, which features elegant theming with special touches inspired by …

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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Reaches Construction Milestone

Although New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World officially opened to the public late last year, there is still one key part of the expansion that is still on the way. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the innovative new roller coaster themed to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, reached a major milestone in its construction this week, as the track for the new attraction was officially completed.
Disney laid the last piece of track down for the attraction just a few days ago, signifying that a major part of the ride’s construction is …

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[5 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Lana Parrilla of ‘Once Upon a Time’ Visits New Fantasyland

Once Upon a Time‘s Evil Queen found a new kingdom this week, as actress Lana Parrilla visited New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Parilla, who plays the Evil Queen/Regina Mills on the hit ABC show, visited New Fantasyland this week to film a promo for the newly-opened area. Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Parrilla’s trip to the new land, which includes her encounters with such characters as The Beast and Gaston, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:

The new promo will air tonight, May 5, during Once Upon a Time …

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

The newest section of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, New Fantasyland, is now officially opened.
Amid of ceremony led by  Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, guests on hand for the celebration also enjoyed face time by actress Ginnifer Goodwin of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.  Singer Jordan Sparks sang, while Disney characters and fireworks also heralded the special occasion.
Although guests have been treated to “dress rehearsals” since October, and a “soft opening” since November 19, today marks the official date that the new area, which doubles in size the popular …

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[13 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Some Guests Getting an Unscheduled Sneak Peek at New Fantasyland

Guests of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World this week have gotten a little more than they bargained for.  Rather than wistfully staring at construction walls and wondering what’s taking place behind them, some lucky folks are actually getting the chance to step behind the veil of the Fantasyland Expansion.
In what Disney is calling a “dress rehearsal,” guests in the popular park yesterday got to experience some of the soon-to-be open attractions for the first time.  While Be Our Guest restaurant remains closed, visitors were able to ride Under the …

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[7 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Fantasyland Previews Offered to D23 Members This November

A few days ago, we let you know about an exciting opportunity for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders to get an exclusive sneak peek of Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland. Now, Disney has announced that D23 members will also be able to take part in this special sneak peek.
D23 members will be able to take part in the special previews during designated time slots on November 3 and 4. As with the Annual Passholder previews, members will be able to tour the Be Our Guest Restaurant, ride the new Under the …

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[30 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look: Concept Art for Magic Kingdom’s Princess Fairytale Hall

While the official opening of the Fantasyland Expansion in Walt Disney World will be taking place in just a few short months, the next phase of the expansion is still underway. This week, Disney released our first look at one of these future attractions, Princess Fairytale Hall, with a new piece of concept art.
Princess Fairytale Hall, which will be located in the former location of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, will be the park’s new home for the Disney Princesses. The location will feature stone walls and stained glass windows, a …

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[6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
LeFou’s Brew to Be Signature Drink at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland

Speculation about at least one major detail can now be put to rest: according to Disney Food Blog, Magic Kingdom’s first tavern will remain alcohol-free.
Gaston’s Tavern, which is set to open in late November as part of the new Fantasyland Expansion, will serve an apple juice concoction dubbed LeFou’s Brew.
Named for Gaston’s dopey sidekick in Beauty and the Beast, the beverage is actually sold under a different name in Disneyland, where it’s featured at the new Cozy Cone Motel in Carsland.
The drink consists of no-sugar-added frozen apple juice, topped with …

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[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look: New Fantasyland’s Enchanted Tales With Belle

We’re just a few short months away from the grand opening of Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion in Walt Disney World, and the beautiful new landscapes and experiences in the new area are almost ready. Recently, Walt Disney Imagineering and the Disney Parks Blog released a sneak peek of the new attraction Enchanted Tales with Belle, which gives us a first look at some of the incredible technology and theming that went in to this new interactive experience.
Enchanted Tales with Belle is a new attraction that allows guests to meet Belle …

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[22 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Signature Images’ Continue to Increase Excitement for New Fantasyland

Late last week, Disney release new concept photos of the Fantasyland Expansion that promise to whet the appetites of even the most stoic fans.
The photos, which depict the new area from various vantage points, also incorporate some of our favorite princesses.  Ariel is spotted gazing up at Prince Eric’s Castle, while Belle serenely reads in the garden outside of Maurice’s Cottage.
Another shot, seen high from atop Cinderella’s castle with a spire in the foreground, gives the most complete look at what the area open to guests will look like during …