Snow White Attraction to Close as Fantasyland Expands

While Fantasyland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom seems to be a number one destination for the eight-and-under set, we know there are some grown ups out there who aren't opposed to spending some time with Dumbo, Pooh and Snow White. For those of you who fit that description, we thought we'd recap the latest news of the ongoing Fantasyland expansion.

One of the biggest pieces of news to come from the latest update from Disney is the future closing of Snow White's Scary Adventures. Though terrifying youngsters for many years, the attraction is no doubt a Fantasyland staple. Take heart, Snow White fans, as Disney plans to tell her story with a completely new roller coaster that promises to have some clever, groundbreaking technology. The removing of the current Snow White attraction will also make way for a the Princess Fairytale Hall which will be a new home for the Disney princesses.

Another Fantasyland fan favorite will be getting an update, or a twin, if you will. The expansion will add another Dumbo carousel and an all-new queue area that will offer a more interactive approach to those braving the queue.

Also getting an makeover is Goofy's Barnstormer which will become a roller coaster featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini.

The expansion also will include the construction of the Beast's (think Beauty and the Beast) Castle which will preside over Fantasyland upon a hill. Within the castle will be the Be Our Guest restaurant complete with a large dining area that can accomodate over 500 people for fine dining in the evening and fast food during the day.

The updates, including the much anticipated Little Mermaid ride, continue to be completed in phases with Disney promising the bulk of the expansion to be done by 2013.


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