New Fantasyland Opening Soon
Disney World’s Magic Kingdom amusement park is one of the most popular destinations in Florida, and next month the park will be opening a new section of attractions and shows under the title New Fantasyland. The redone themed area of the Magic Kingdom is partially open as of now, with the rest of the area opening December 6. Changes and renovations have been occurring since early last year to Fantasyland, with most of that area of the park closed down for more than a year. Previews for the newest attractions and shows in Fantasyland have been going on for the past few weeks, with randomly selected annual pass holders to Disney World being the one’s chosen to attend.
Fantasyland has been one of the Magic Kingdom’s most successful themed locations, serving as the park’s tribute to classic Disney fairy tales and timeless characters. The park itself is no slouch either, with a record 17 million visitors last year alone. This number alone makes the Magic Kingdom the most popular of all the Disney World theme parks, as well as the most visited amusement park in the world.
The park began construction in 1967, one year after the death of Walt Disney. Magic Kingdom consists of six different themed areas: Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, and Main Street, U.S.A. The park itself is built on top of hundreds of tunnels that allow employees to travel back and forth between multiple areas in the park. Magic Kingdom opened on October 1, 1971 with twenty three attractions spread across the six themed areas. Much of Fantasyland was changed in the mid-90’s to keep the park interesting and current to popular Disney trends. However, the New Fantasyland in many ways mirrors the original Fantasyland, as Disney plans to recreate the nostalgia many Disney fans have of the park.
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Daniel Drach, Assistant Editor
Posted on November 25, 2012
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