Disney Fantasyland up for a makeover, check out new attractions

  on January 19 2011 7:21 AM

The Walt Disney Company run Fantasyland in Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort also called Disney World, Florida, is all set for a facelift with more attractions including a new indoor roller coaster and a new meet-and-greet area where guests could dance, celebrate and party with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Disney princesses alike, the company announced on Tuesday.

Disney Fantasyland is a whimsical land inside Magic Kingdom theme park, one of the four theme parks at Disney World, and features castles, joy rides and more. The company said it plans to double the area of the Fantasyland, which is expected to be revamped fully in 2013.

Here’s is a list of new attractions unveiled by the company that would make way to the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida:

1. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – A new indoor roller coaster that swing back and forth along a twisting track.

2. Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid – An adventurous ride based on the popular animated film, visitors will be able to enjoy the ride with Ariel and all her friends while a musical background of the film’s songs entertain throughout.

3. Castle of the Beast – A fast food restaurant cum castle upon a hill that would seat up to 550 visitors will be reached by crossing over a stone bridge.

4. Enchanted Tales with Belle – A magical mirror will take the guests to Beast’s library for an interactive storytelling session with Belle.

5. Storybook Circus – Interactive fun and games for kinds in Big Top; two Dumbo the Flying Elephant carousels and a brand new Barnstormer featuring Goofy as The Great Goofini will be the ultimate circus fun for guests.

6. Princess Fairytale Hall – Guests will be able to interact with their favorite Disney Princesses Aurora, Cinderella, Tiana and Rapunzel and more in a new, elegant royal court.

Besides revamping Fantasyland in Florida’s Disney World, the company also plans to facelift 3D Star Wars-themed ride in California’s Disneyland and open a new Little Mermaid ride sometime this year. Last month, the company had announced a new Disney Resort to be opened in stages, starting from May 2012 to December 2012, in Orlando.

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