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New Fantasyland explained

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On May 28, 2014, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train started rolling at Walt Disney World. With the ride's opening, New Fantasyland is complete. It is the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Here is a brief explanation of what you can find in the new areas of the park.

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Storybook Circus has a circus theme. Two Magic Kingdom classic rides were moved to the section; Dumbo The Flying Elephant and The Barnstormer. Dumbo was given a second carousel and an indoor interactive queue, cutting down on the long waits that the ride was known for. The Barnstormer was given a new theme, Goofy is now a stunt pilot. While visiting Storybook Circus the kids can cool off at the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station. Pete's Silly Sideshow is an indoor character meet and greet area featuring Donald, Daisy, Minnie, and Goofy dressed up as sideshow performers. The Walt Disney World Railroad stops in Storybook Circus. There is also live entertainment with Wowzer, The Giggle Gang, and the Royal Majesty Makers.

Enchanted Forest is another New Fantasyland section. This is where you can find the ride Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. Once you've ridden through Ariel's story you can meet her in mermaid form at Ariel's Grotto. Enchanted Tales with Belle is a live show where guests can take part in the story. Gaston's Tavern offers snacks and the Warm Cinnamon Rolls that used to be served at Main Street Bakery. Gaston himself will sometimes meet guests outside. Be Our Guest Restaurant has become one of the most popular Walt Disney World restaurants. Lunch is quick service and while dinner is table service. You'll be able to dine inside Beast's Castle in one of three rooms from the movie.

The entrance to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is located between the two new sections. It is a family friendly steel roller coaster that takes guests inside the mine and allows them to see all seven dwarfs at work.

There is one other new attraction in Fantasyland, although it is located in the original section. Princess Fairytale Hall allows you to meet two princesses at a time. You can also take a peek at Cinderella's glass slipper. There are two lines, so four princesses are present at any given time.


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