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New Fantasyland Opens – (DEC. 6, 2012): (L-R) “Once Upon a Time” star Ginnifer Goodwin, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, singer Jordin Sparks and Mickey Mouse pose Dec. 6, 2012 at the grand opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  New Fantasyland is a new area in the Magic Kingdom ...
Grand Celebration Opens New Fantasyland, Largest Expansion Ever at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2012) – The star of “Once Upon a Time” kicked off the “happily ever after” at the grand opening Thursday of New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.  Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Snow White on the hit ABC-TV drama, ...
New Fantasyland Immerses Guests in Classic Disney Stories, Magical Places – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Of Magic Kingdom lands, it is the fairest of all, inviting Walt Disney World guests into classic storybook worlds where elephants fly and castles touch the sky, where a beauty meets a beast and a mermaid plays under the sea. As it opens for Disney guests, New Fantasyland is Once ...
Living Landscapes in New Fantasyland – Tons of sand, gentle waterfalls and tidal pools invite guests to explore Ariel\’s world outside the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. Sea grapes and palms of many species bring the landscape to life and evoke a storybook seaside setting. Magic Kingdom is located at ...
Music: Songs of “The Little Mermaid” Become ‘Part of Your World’ In New Attraction at Magic Kingdom Park – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ─ Guests experiencing Under The Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom park will relive the romance and excitement of the classic “Little Mermaid” story through scenic design, Audio-Animatronics characters, special effects and, of course, the award-winning songs written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken for the Disney ...
Special Effects: Little Mermaid Characters Come to Life with Classic Storytelling and Innovative Technology – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid debuts this fall at Magic Kingdom, advancing the great tradition of the “dark ride” – a theme park classic that transports riders in guided vehicles through specially lit scenes often featuring animation sound, music, and special effects. That said, the Little ...
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid Fun Facts – Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid opened in fall 2012 at Magic Kingdom park, located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This whimsical underwater adventure begins when guests board pastel-colored clamshell vehicles and head “under the sea” to visit Ariel and her friends in a musical retelling of ...
Fun Facts: New Fantasyland – Project size. Doubles the size of Fantasyland. Originally 10 acres; today’s Fantasyland with expansion: 21 acres. Largest expansion in the 41-year history of the Magic Kingdom. Team effort. Between Walt Disney Imagineers and Cast Members from Merchandise, Food and Beverage and various lines of business, it took more than 140 disciplines to bring New Fantasyland ...
In Their Own Words: Walt Disney Imagineers on the Making of New Fantasyland – Overall: “Walt came up with the idea of letting our guests step into animated stories, and that was our inspiration for the entire expansion.” – Chris Beatty, Creative Director, New Fantasyland “Our top priorities for this expansion were to create great new guest experiences along with guest comfort. By creating a forest environment, we are ...
Living Landscape Inspires Storybook Settings in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney landscape magicians didn’t need a wand to conjure the storybook settings of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort.  Instead, they wielded a diverse plant palette, trucks of sand, rockwork and cobblestones, plus enough imagination to breathe life into richly textured scenes from classic Disney films. ...

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