New Fantasyland expansion officially previews at Disney World on November 19

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Circus at Disney Fantasyland (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Circus at Disney Fantasyland (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: November 19 set as Fantasyland preview date

The official Grand Opening of the new and improved Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World Resort has been set for December 6, 2012. You know what that means? That lots of new attractions will be opening up in this new area of the Magic Kingdom between now and then. November 19 is when the previews are scheduled to begin.

Attractions now open

Take a ticket pager when you arrive which will hold your place in line, letting you know when it’s time for you to take your turn on one of the Dumbo rides. Thanks to the addition of that second “Dumbo, the Flying Elephant” ride, guests are able to ride this iconic Magic Kingdom attraction with less of a wait than ever before. You may want to have a bit of a wait here at the Storybook Circus, though, so that you can explore the “Big Top” area that connects the two Dumbo rides. Here you’ll be treated to some interactive fun in a circusy setting. Other attractions currently open in this part of the park is the “Great Goofini”, “Fantasyland Train Station” and the “Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station”.

Opening later this year

  • “Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid” will allow guests to join Ariel and her friends on their underwater adventures. You’ll also be able to meet everyone’s favorite mermaid at “Ariel’s Grotto”!
  • In “Enchanted Tales with Belle” a magic mirror becomes a portal to all kinds of adventures.
  • “Be Our Guest Restaurant” will give guests a peek into the forbidden “West Wing” of the Beast’s castle.
  • “Bonjour! Village Gifts” and “Gaston’s Tavern” will be located near the castle, in Belle’s Village.

Tell us…

Which of these attractions are you most looking forward to?