Disney has announced some new additions to the Fantasyland expansion which is already underway. Look for Goofy’s Barnstormer kiddie coaster to be rethemed and renamed Goofy as The Great Goofini, a Princess Fairytale Hall, and a brand new type of roller coaster with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
These new additions are to be added to the previously announced Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid ride and Beast’s castle, which will house the Be Our Guest restaurant and a nearby Belle’s cottage.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will take guests on a musical ride into their mine. The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth as they move along the track. The ride will be accompanied by animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.
A current Fantasyland ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, will be going away at a future date. Previously announced Fantasyland plans for Disney’s other princesses and fairies will be changed in favor of an all new Princess Fairytale Hall. The princesses will greet guests in a royal court at the location where Snow White’s Scary Adventures is today.
The New Fantasyland will be opening in phases with most new experiences open by 2013. Here’s a video of the media presentation and artists renderings: