It came unexpectedly. On Friday October 12, New Fantasyland opened for “dress rehearsals”. Being that it was unexpected, sorry to say I could not spend as much time as I wanted and am unable to provide as much detail and thoughts as I would wish.
Thankfully, I am able to participate in two upcoming previews and will be able to take the time this beautiful new land in the Magic Kingdom deserves. In short, New Fantasyland is bright, beautiful, and incredibly well themed. The walkways, the queues, the menus, the water fountains, the landscaping, and most of all the Cast Members all add to the theme and story. THAT’S what a theme park is all about: story.
Criticisms have started to sprout throughout the internet. Not big enough. Not enough stuff for boys. Yadda yadda. Is it the most perfect area to ever grace a theme park with its presence? Probably not, but it is everything it needs to be. It elevates and brings to life the stories of two beloved classics: The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Although I am not by any stretch of the imagination a professional photographer, I would like to share a few quick photos. Please note that these could be considered spoilers and I was literally rushed through New Fantasyland by my husband. Enjoy!
- Incredible Experience Soft Opens at the Magic Kingdom as New Fantasyland Debuts – Part 2 (damouse.com)
- How Harry Potter Changed Theme Parks Forever (thisfloridalife.com)
- Tour the new Fantasyland in pictures! (disneyways.com)
- New Fantasyland feature you might not have heard about… (disneyways.com)