Okay, I know I already posted this morning, but when I got an email about the new Fantasyland opening in Walt Disney World, I just had to post and spread the excitement.
I'd heard a little bit about this in the past and was super excited to hear that there were plans to include new Beauty and the Beast attractions. :D I've never had much of a desire to go to Walt Disney World before, just because it seemed so overwhelmingly large (and Disneyland is so much closer). After seeing the promotions for this, though, I've changed my mind. ;)
Of course, this won't happen for my family anytime soon, but it's still fun to see what they've come up with and imagine what it would be like to be there. :)
So here are a few links that were in my email that you might enjoy:
First, a video clip of the grand opening, featuring several Disney characters, and Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Snow White in the ABC show "Once Upon a Time". Click HERE to see the video.
Second, HERE'S the actual website for New Fantasyland. Be sure to click under the title to "reveal the story" of New Fantasyland and why it's been gone for so long. ;) (I find it very "Once Upon a Time-ish".)
Even better, when you go through the story, it gives you an aerial view of Fantasyland and lets you see some of the highlights of each attraction. Here's one to get you interested. Did you know that Maurice's cottage features a picture of Belle and her mother? You can see it online if you click the title and break the curse. :D
If I ever get to go, I'll be visiting Maurice's Cottage, the Beast's Castle, and the village square near Gaston's Tavern. I think it would be fun to see Prince Eric's castle, too.
After some further digging, I found these amazing YouTube videos that give a closer look at some of the Beauty and the Beast attractions.
Maurice's cottage (love, love, LOVE the portal at the end of this one!!! And sorry, I haven't found the second part yet.)
Be Our Guest Restaurant, aka the Beast's Castle (there are no words to describe the epicness of this place...and yes, I know epicness is not really a word. So sue me.) ;)
Here's another hilarious one...a Beauty and the Beast episode of "House Hunters". :)
It's amazing how giddy I felt seeing the representations of the films I loved as a child. Disney Parks always have the amazing quality of making you feel like fairy tales can come true. ;)
So, anyone else interested in paying a visit to Walt Disney World?