Three Fantasyland Expansion Attractions Now Open
Guests heading out to Magic Kingdom this spring will have the chance to take in three new attractions in the theme park's Storybook Circus portion of Fantasyland. This part of the ongoing Fantasyland expansion is now in what's called a "soft-opening" phase. The new attractions include:
- The first section of "Dumbo, the Flying Elephant"
- The Goofy roller coaster: "The Barnstormer, Starring The Great Goofini" roller coaster
- "The Fantasyland Train Station"
Chris Beatty, the Creative Director for the Fantasyland Expansion, had this to say about the new Storybook Circus:
The Storybook Circus area pays tribute to the traveling circuses of the 1950s and 1960s " the setting for Walt Disney's Dumbo " and we've put a lot of signature Imagineer details into every nook and cranny.
One such signature is the use of peanuts, hoof prints and paw prints throughout the Circus' walkways. Also, look for several new posters around the new area depicting 50's and 60's shorts starring Goofy.
The work in Fantasyland continues with all aspects of the expansion expected to be completed and open to the public within the next two years.