Gigantic News Comes from D23 Expo!

Gigantic News Comes from D23 Expo!

Today, at the D23 Expo, Jay Rasulo (WDW Parks and Resorts Chairman) confirmed some major news for the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

First, and most exciting, is the much anticipated Fantasyland Expansion, which will double the size of the current Fantasyland by 2013.

Features of the New Fantasyland include a relocated Dumbo (with interactive queue and 2 spinners); a Beauty and the Beast area with new restaurants and a Storytime with Belle; interactive meet-n-greets for Aurora and Cinderella, a new Pixie Hollow, general re-theming, and…

A Little Mermaid ride!

That’s right!  Fans of Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid, will journey under the sea to meet Ariel and her friends on an exciting new musical adventure. This new attraction will take guests through beautifully rendered scenes featuring classic songs from the popular animated feature.

The Magic Kingdom isn’t the only park getting some love.  Star Tours II is coming in 2011 to the Studios, with a brand new 3-D video!

Check out some concept art below, compliments of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Ariel's Adventure Exterior

Ariel's Adventure Exterior

New Dumbo

New Dumbo Circus


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