Opening dates set for Little Mermaid ride, Be Our Guest Restaurant and more in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom


The Disney Parks Blog has released the opening dates for the next phase of New Fantasyland. The majority of the new area and the most anticipated will begin previews in November and officially open this December.

The Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid ride, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Enchanted Tales with Belle meet, Ariel’s Grotto meet, Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour Village Gifts will begin general guest previews Nov. 19, 2012 and they will officially open on Dec. 6, 2012. Previews for cast members, annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members are expected to begin before Nov. 19.

Big Top Souvenirs and Pete’s Silly Sideshow in the Storybook Circus area will be open in time for the grand opening.

The final areas of Fantasyland will open at unannounced dates in 2013 (Princess Fairytale Hall meet area) and 2014 (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride).

Stay tuned to Orlando Attractions Magazine for full coverage of the previews and openings.


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Doreen October 13, 2012 - 11:20 pm

When you taped this today, were only season pass holders and vacation owners allowed in or were all ticket holders allowed to view the area?

Matt Roseboom October 14, 2012 - 8:32 am

Everyone in the park was allowed in.

Doreen October 14, 2012 - 8:41 am

Thank you so much.


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