New Fantasyland opened for previews last Friday! We had known about the upcoming preview for days, but we were in Pittsburgh until Saturday – we are very happy that our friends Daniel and Corinne Andersson shot footage for us! You can see the video below the photos, they were the very first guests in line, and the very first guests to enter New Fantasyland. We did make it into this area after the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on Saturday – tired from our flight, but excited to see the expansion for ourselves. I think we’ve been there 4 times now! We never waited long for Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid (below, left). The longest wait was 20 minutes, but it was more often than not that we walked right on. The Mermaid queue is detailed and exquisite, and there is no way to take a bad photo here (below, right).
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Fantasyland has been undergoing quite a few changes, including the wall being moved to allow for better guest flow through the area. Scuttles Landing is now gone as is it’s canopy – but the tables and chairs remain (below left and right).
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The tree from Pooh’s Playful spot in Fantasyland has now been moved next to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It is still behind a wall as it gets fixed into the ground (below left and right).
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We visited Pooh’s Playful Spot (below, left) on Monday to get one last look at the play area before it was blocked off – Ariel’s Grotto went down one day earlier than Pooh’s Playful Spot as Fantasyland pushes towards expansion. The tree (below, right) is supposed to be moved next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
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The walls are now up around Ariel’s Grotto, and they may have gone up today at Pooh’s Playful Spot as well (we’ll be back there on Thursday to check it out). We first stopped at Ariel’s Grotto on Sunday, to see it one last time before it closed. You can see the dining area (below, left) and the statue of Ariel (below, right).
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There is so much going on across property, we spent most of our time between the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Downtown Disney. The flowers are blooming in front of Cinderella Castle (below, left) and Scuttle keeps watch at Ariel’s Grotto, which is set to close soon for the Fantasyland expansion (below, right).
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