If you go to Disney World right now, you will see a lot of construction going on. You will also notice that Toontown is no longer there. What's going on? The new and improved Fantasyland is being built with a lot of fun new aspects and some additional capacity for old favorites. Here's an overview:
First off, Dumbo will be two sections instead of just one hopefully shortening the wait time for this attraction. Right now, if you go to Fantasyland after 10 am, you can expect to wait atleast 45 minutes for this attraction. The que will also be interactive and fun. This will be part of the "Storybook Circus" section of Fantasyland.
Be Our Guest restaurat-This one will feature Belle and Beast in their very own castle. This new restaurant will seat up to 550 guests and will be counter service during the day and table service in the evenings. Around the restaurant will be Bonjour! Village Gifts, Gaston's Tavern (a smaller eating place), and Enchanted Tales with Belle where guests can interact with Belle.
A little more fun for another of our favorite princesses will be Ariel's new digs, Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid. This will be an indoor attraction featuring moving cars with singing animatronics and awesome details!
While we are talking princesses, Snow White's Scary Adventure will be replaced with a meet and greet area, Princess Fairytale Hall, and she is getting a spot in The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the new section of Fantasyland. This will be an indoor coaster that will have swinging cars! Sounds like lots of fun!
Goofy's Barnstormer is no longer a Barnstormer at all. It will be the Great Goofini attraction and will also be more circus themed. This will also be part of the Storybook Circus section.
With all this great new fun stuff coming in 2012 and 2013, I don't seem to mind the canvases and boarded up areas. I know this new Fantasyland area will be awesome and I can't wait to see it!! It's just something to look forward to and a great excuse to plan another trip :)