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WDW Fantasyland expansion/refurb, official Disney Press Release

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    Fantasyland expansion press release - Sep 12, 2009

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be delighting Disney guests for years to come, at the first D23 Expo. Most notable among the announcements were the confirmation of an all-new Star Tours attraction and the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

    "Storytelling is the DNA of Disney dreams and we're always exploring new ways to tell new stories in new places," Rasulo told a crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center in California before taking them on a "behind-the-magic" tour of their favorite Disney destinations.

    Rasulo announced that a new 3-D version of the tremendously-popular "Star Tours" attraction will debut at the Disneyland Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2011. Based on the iconic Lucasfilm "Star Wars" films, the attraction will include immersive new elements that will take guests to many familiar places in the Star Wars galaxy.

    For Walt Disney World in Florida, Rasulo outlined plans for the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom, vastly increasing the size of Fantasyland by 2013. Guests will soon be able to:

    * Visit their favorite Disney Princess in her castle, cottage, or chateau to share a dance with Cinderella; celebrate Sleeping Beauty's birthday with the Good Fairies; or join Belle in an enchanting story performance in the Beast's castle library.
    * Be Our Guest and dine in one of three enchanted rooms inside the Beast's castle.
    * Fly with Dumbo high above brand new circus grounds, twice the size of the existing attraction with a new interactive, three-ring circus tent.
    * Journey under the sea with Ariel, The Little Mermaid, in her very own attraction - also opening at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim in 2011.
    * Meet Tinker Bell and her friends in the magical world of Pixie Hollow.
     
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    dine inside the beast's castle!!!!! wow
     
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    :yes: double WOW!!!!! I love the beast :thumbsup:
     
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    you know Diane i don't think i'll ever grow out of loving all that stuff!
     
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    Oh my goodness!!! I want to dine in the Beast's castle...with him! Pick me, pick me. :beg:
     
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    Oh wow!!! Maybe this will interject some much needed fresh life in WDW!!! :9:

    A REAL Pixie Hollow!!!!! :9: :9: LOLOLOL!
     
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    Very, very cool.

    Will they please make the MK adults only after 10pm so we can enjoy it too?
     
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    YAY!!!! I Love the Beast!!!!trust me...I married him lol
     
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    oh I wish they would! I'd vote for that :yes:
     
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    :mental: :mental:

    I don't know if I can take all this at once :D
     
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    SWEET!!!! Very girl focused in the MK don't you think?:unsure:
     
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    Donna will love this.

    Figure the odds on that one Johnie.
     
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    A girl can dream, can't she?
     
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    are you not allowed to go on without kids?
     
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    Of course you are allowed to go on without kids!
     
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    oh so you just want peace and quiet........... i can relate to that :lol:

    i heard once that at DL you couldn't go some rides unless you had kids with you
     
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    thats funny Catz :yes::ROFL1:
    Jacqui :hug2:
     
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    Pixie hollow,Eat with the Beast (i will not joke here about DS0
     
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    Here you go....

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