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Whats to become of Old Fantasyland

Walt Disney World: Now with New Fantasyland beginning to open piece by piece with everything about the land looking new and fresh, I have to wonder, what will become of the Old Fantasyland attractions? Refurb or Replace?

From Justin Kermgard
Posted December 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM
As most of us know, with Mickey's Toontown Fair becoming Storybook Circus and the sections of New Fanstasyland that have opened recently along with the original Snow White attraction closing to make way for a princess meet & greet, I have to wonder, what will become of the other Fantasyland attractions that haven't been changed in awhile or ever. Once New Fantasyland is fully operational and all attractions(Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel and Princess Greet) open, will the Mad Tea Party, Mickey's Philharmagic, Peter Pan's Flight, It's A Small World and Prince Regal Carousel be receiving any exterior or interior updates so they won't seem inferior to the newer, fresh-looking attractions of New Fantasyland?

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From Andrew Dougherty
Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:11 AM
Maybe they'll refurb but I doubt it.

From Dominick D
Posted December 17, 2012 at 7:13 AM
Peter Pan is rumored to get an interactive queue next year, but that's it.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM
I bet they stay more or less the same.

From Tony Duda
Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM
"Old" Fantasyland has been upgraded along with the new stuff. Maybe not the rides themselves but the theme. It's just that Disney does a poor job of explaining it. If you look at the area, it is divided into new sections. I call the "Old" area the castle back yard. It has been completely enclosed with castle walls and gates/portals. Inside the walls are Mickey's Phil, Peter Pan, IASW, carousel. If you look, you see Pooh, Tea Cups, Dumbo, Barnstormer (Storybook Circus) are on the outside of the wall to the side of the castle. The new Belle Tales, Mermaid, Ariel, BOG, and 7 Dwarfs are in a forest up to the right farther outside the walls. I think it makes a lot more sense now than it did. Now, the transition from Tomorrowland to Storybook Circus needs some work.

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