Magic Kingdom Fantasyland Update: A Peek into the World of Belle

We know most of you are just excited as about the new Fantasyland  expansion at Magic Kingdom Theme Park as we are!

Take a Peek into the world of Belle, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The video below provides you with a look inside “Enchanted Tales with Belle”, located in the Enchanted Forest area.  Disney Imagineers will walk you through a cottage owned by Maurice, Belle’s loveable, yet quirky father. Guests also will see a mirror that magically becomes a portal into Beast’s Castle…With a great cliffhanger! We’ll just have to wait for part 2! 😉

More on Fantasyland:

What’s currently open:

Storybook Circus

Step right up to the classic American circus! Inspired by the Disney animated feature Dumbo, Storybook Circus transports Guests to another era—a period in time when the colorful big-top tents attracted audiences from far and wide with astonishing stunts, majestic animals and spectacular entertainment.

Delight in the following Storybook Circus attractions:

  • The Barnstormer: Take to the sky with The Great Goofini on spiraling stunt plane adventure high above the Storybook Circus grounds.
  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant: Soar high above Storybook Circus with Dumbo on a ride that puts a new twist on an old favorite—and offers twice the fun!
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station: Adjacent to the Fantasyland Train Station and area restrooms is the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, a circus-themed water play area where Guests can enjoy cooling refreshment.
  • Fantasyland Station: Delight in the newest addition to Walt Disney World Railroad!

With multicolored circus tents, lively characters and other nods to Dumbo— Storybook Circus is designed to make you feel like you’re a part of this cherished film.

 

December 6, 2012:

Enchanted Forest – Opening December 6, 2012!

Soon, you can meet some favorite Disney Characters in Enchanted Forest, where you’ll be immersed in the popular Disney filmsThe Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Here, you can venture through lush landscapes, discovering roaring waterfalls and royal castles along the way.

Enchanted Forest attractions and experiences include:

  • Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid: Enter Prince Eric’s castle, board a giant clamshell and rock out on this new musical attraction
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant: Feast in one of 3 incredible dining rooms in the middle of Beast’s Castle
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle: Become part of a lively retelling of the “tale as old as time,” hosted by Belle and Lumière
  • Ariel’s Grotto: Take photos and get autographs with everyone’s favorite undersea princess

 

Beyond 2012:

Future Fun in New Fantasyland
Beyond 2012, you can look forward to more additions of fun in New Fantasyland, including:

  • Princess Fairytale Hall: Scheduled to open in 2013, this elegant royal court is home to Disney princesses who are ready to meet their subjects
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Embark on an exhilarating journey inspired by the classic Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

 

Are you planning on going to see the new expansion? What are you looking forward to most?

Source: Disney Parks Blog