Looking for first reader reports on the New Fantasyland at Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney World has been pulling back the construction walls to reveal more and more of the next phase of the Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. And now I'm hearing from several sources that some of the locations within the new Fantasyland are soft-opening to guests.Tweet
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Disney's announced an official Dec. 6 opening date of the new land, with an official soft open (isn't that an oxymoron?) on Nov. 19. Annual passholders can sign up starting at noon Eastern on Monday, Oct. 15, to get in even earlier - for special AP-only previews on Sat. Nov. 3 and 10, and Sun., Nov. 11.
Welcome to world of theme parks, where the word "open" is as hard to pin down as the Cheshire Cat.
Anyway, we'd love to hear your reviews and see your photos should you be among the lucky ones to get in to any of these new locations early. Follow these links:
I'm going to go ahead and list these locations as open so that people who've been there can submit ratings and reviews. But if you haven't yet visited, please, do not submit a review. On attraction and restaurant pages, we want to hear from people who've experienced them first-hand. Everyone else is welcomed to talk about these new locations here, or on the discussion board.
In other news, Dec. 6 is also the official reopening day for the revamped Test Track at Epcot, though I'm hearing soft opens before that date are likely, too.
Update (Oct. 15): Here's a new video from Disney showing off Be Our Guest:
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