New Fantasyland set to open at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Perhaps you've been to Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.  It may be time to check out New Fantasyland, which is now double the size.  The Magic Kingdom is unveiling it's largest expansion ever.  

Fantasyland has some familiar faces, like Dumbo, flying high in a revamped side-by-side ride.

Attached to the flying elephants, is some big top fun, with Storybook Circus, where kids can run around in an indoor play area.

The Mudler family, from Wisconsin, is enjoying all the new stuff.

"I think it was good to refresh it a little bit, and pretty exciting for us who have been coming kind of regularly to see something new," said Jennifer Mudler.

The New Fantasyland gives some of Disney's newer classics a home.

You can go 'Under the Sea,' with the Little Mermaid.  "You see Ursala and Ariel and all her friends," said Chad Stachnik, Disney Concept Designer.  "And they come to life."

Visitors also enter the story of Beauty and the Beast, and at Gaston's Tavern, we actually found Gaston.

Travel agent Jennifer Fegan has been sending customers to Disney World, now she's seeing the new addition for herself, and finding out it really appeals to all the little princesses.

"Defintely more of a girl interest, young children as opposed to if they were adding on to the thrill rides, definitely young families," said Fegan.

The centerpiece of New Fantasyland is Beast's Castle, with the Be Our Guest Restaurant.

"It's just true Disney form, and exciting.  And the kids were really excited.  We just watched Beauty and the Beast before we came, which I think is a real important feature," said Mudler.

While the New Fantasyland is ready to officially open Thursday, there is still more to come next year.

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