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New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

A day spent at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is guaranteed to be a wonderful day. Full of excitement, magic and wonder, Magic Kingdom is truly one of those places that makes everyone happy!

With so many rides, shows, character signings and restaurants at Magic Kingdom, it’s no wonder that millions of people from around the world visit the Walt Disney World Resorts each year!

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I’ve been to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom many times, but I had not had the opportunity to visit since New Fantasyland opened last year. I was especially excited to see the park after the New Fantasyland expansion!

The New Fantasyland Expansion Includes…

The New Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom includes even more Disney characters and stories in two new themed areas, the Enchanted Forest and the Storybook Circus area.

New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest Attractions and Experiences

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid: On the Under the Sea ride, guests will enter Prince Eric’s castle, board a giant clamshell and rock out on this new musical attraction! Unfortunately, the ride was closed when we arrived, so we did not have a chance to ride it.

Be Our Guest Restaurant: While technically a quick service restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant is not your typical quick service establishment! There are 3 incredible dining rooms in the middle of Beast’s Castle, and the decor alone will blow you away!

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It really was like being inside the Beast’s castle – complete with torn painting of the prince, elaborate chandeliers and a beautiful rotating statue representing the gift that Belle’s father gave them on their wedding day!

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Enchanted Tales with Belle: You can 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.

Gaston’s Tavern: This manly restaurant serves up tasty tavern fare, including the delicious Lafou’s Brew!

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There’s really something for everyone in the Enchanted Forest area at New Fantasyland!

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Storybook Circus

The Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland was created with the American circus spirit of the classic Disney film Dumbo in mind.

New Fantasyland Storybook Circus Attractions

The Barnstormer: Take to the sky with The Great Goofini on a spiraling stunt plane adventure high above the Storybook Circus grounds!

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Dumbo The Flying Elephant: On Dumbo The Flying Elephant, you’ll soar above Storybook Circus with Dumbo on a ride that is just as fun for adults as it is for children!

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Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station: On a hot Florida day, your entire family will enjoy cooling off in this circus-themed water play area! Located next to the Fantasyland Train Station, you can simply walk in and out for a quick and easy cool down!

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Fantasyland Station: 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 the action!

Pete’s Silly Sideshow: Meet some popular Disney Characters inside one of the big-top tents in the Storybook Circus Area, and take home fun souvenirs!

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As wonderful as New Fantasyland is, it isn’t done yet! You can look forward to a few more additions in New Fantasyland very soon!

Upon completion, New Fantasyland will almost double in size, which will be the largest expansion in the history of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park!

Future New Fantasyland Attractions

Princess Fairytale Hall: An elegant royal court is scheduled to open in 2013, and will be home to Disney princesses ready to meet their subjects for autographs and photos!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: I am really looking forward to this one! Park visitors will find a wonderful new ride based on the classic Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

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You can learn more about the attractions at New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World here.

Written by Jenn, author of The Rebel Chick and Happy Travels, a travel-loving mom living in sunny South Florida. You can follow Jenn on Facebook or on Twitter @TheRebelChick.

My travel and accommodation were paid for by Experience Kissimmee, but all opinions are my own.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    I’m so excited! We are going next mont for this.

  2. 2

    I so desperately want to go to the new fantasyland. I hope we make it there soon!

  3. 3

    I’m really looking forward to exploring that part of WDW!

  4. 4

    One day we hope to get to Disney. My husband and I never went as children, so we’ve been waiting to take our kids. One day…

  5. 5

    I hope to take my son some day. I’ve never been either. :/

  6. 6

    I’m really looking forward to seeing all the changes!

  7. 7

    We are taking our girls this Saturday! I’m so excited 🙂

  8. 8

    I can’t wait until our trip in May!

  9. 9

    Can’t wait to see this part of Disney when we plan our trip!

  10. 10

    I was there when they had it all sectioned off thanks for sharing what was on the other side of the wall. How exciting. One day I’ll get my kids there. One day…

  11. 11

    Wow! It looks SO amazing! Disney never ceases to amaze! So magical!

  12. 12

    Now that looks like a fun place.

  13. 13

    We went for an early opening in November and it was amazing!

  14. 14

    We went in December but at night. We need to go back during the day.

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    I am looking forward to the Snow White ride too. That looks like it’ll be so fun.

  16. 16

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE New Fantasyland. It really is a fun place. My favorite is Maurice’s Cottage and storytime with Belle.

  17. 17

    I am excited to see the changes.

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    I went to Disney World over the Christmas holiday and it was lovely despite the HUGE crowds!

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