The First Stage of the Fantasyland Updates opening in February 2012?
Okay unless you live under a rock you have to know that Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is undergoing a major and exciting expansion. Some people were a little upset that the Toontown Fair was going away but face it there was only one ride in the whole place, the Barnstormer. Oh and they took out Snow White’s Scary Adventure (which was neither scary nor much of an adventure quite honestly!) but what we Disneyphiles are getting in exchange is far better than what we gave up. In fact one of the two rides which found its demise because of the expansion will find itself reborn. The Barnstormer is not out it is just being rethemed. And Snow White will not be forgotten either. She will get a roller coaster.
The big question on everyone’s mind, of course, is when? Well it looks like the first stage of when will be in February of 2012. Rumor has it that the Barnstormer will reemerge as the Great Goofini, Dumbo will again be flying (but only in normal capacity not the double Dumbo we will be getting!), and the Fantasyland station of the Walt Disney World Railroad will be open for business again!
Of course that leaves a lot to be opened but we have been told not to expect full completion until 2014. Grumpy can’t wait. But I guess he will have to! Till then check out this video for the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster.