I have been to Disney World too many times to count...sometimes never entering a theme park at all, sometimes choosing one over another. I hadn't been to Magic Kingdom, which really is my favorite, in a while. As a vacation club member (also an annual pass holder), I received a call inviting me to a preview of the new Fantasyland scheduled to open Dec, 2012. I had a choice of either Belle or Ariel, and self guided tour of the yet to open restaurant.
My daughter and I received a wristband upon our entry and headed there at our scheduled time.
Parts were still under construction, but what we were able to preview was true Disney Magic at its best...More castles, attractions, and a restaurant that looks as if it can host an amazing affair.
Even though our experience was supposed to be limited to one attraction, everyone was able to do both.
Little Mermaid is very similar to California- bright and colorful. Ariel herself is beautiful ( and skinny!) and happy to greet her visitors.
The Beauty and the Beast story attraction was too cute, involving visitors to the library. And of course Belle is just as beautiful as Ariel.
I do foresee these attractions having long wait times, especially Beauty and the Beast, as only a few guests at a time can enter.
I'm sure Disney will figure a way to accommodate the crowds.
Regardless, make your way over to the new Fantasyland. You won't be disappointed.
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