Disney Imagineers have revamped the plans for the FantasyLand expansion. They have scrapped plans for some of the areas that favored girls and added a ride and eatery that will please the whole family.
The original plans called for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Tinkerbelle and the Fairies all to have their special areas in the new FantasyLand; those plans have been downscaled or scrapped altogether. A new indoor roller coaster and restaurant are in the works now.
Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty will have a smaller meet and greet venue in what is now Snow White’s Scary Adventure. A Snow White themed indoor roller coaster will offer guests a ride on mine cars that swing back and forth on the track.
A new restaurant Be Our Guest will seat 550 guests offering counter service during the day and sit down dinner service in the evening. I can imagine the sit down restaurant will offer some type of character interactions during dinner.
Tinkerbelle and her friendly fairy friends will find a permanent home in Disney Hollywood Studios, after leaving their temporary home in Epcot where they will reside during the International Flower Show this spring.
The plans are still on for Goofy’s Barnstormer, and the Little Mermaid ride. The Little Mermaid ride will be a cornerstone of the new area, with “clammobile” type cars that move visitors thru Ariel’s world under the sea.
The construction of the new FantasyLand is well underway and will be opened in phases beginning late 2012. ToonTown will be closing soon to make way for the expansion.
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