I have seen way too much information on this, and this is just waaaay too huge and interesting to ignore!
It looks as though Disney is looking at doing a major overhaul of the Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom. The supposed plans expands the size of Fantasyland to about 3 times its current size, including taking over the majority of Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
The plans include rides themed around several princesses, including Aurora, Ariel and Cinderella as well as a play area and meet-and-greet associated with Pixie Hollow. New food areas are also being added; one that seems to be much talked about is a Gaston related Table Service.
Some of the current rides will be staying, including the Carousel, Winnie the Pooh and Snow White. Dumbo will also be staying, but moving from its current location behind the Carousel to around the current location of Mickey’s House. Dumbo will also be getting major additions to it, including a second ride area and an interactive queue.
Several small mercantiles also look to be in the plans, one including a book store that could possibly be themed around the book seller in Beauty and the Beast.
Below is what is believed to be blueprints for the new overhaul:
I would like to state, once again, that these plans are only rumored!! There has been no official announcement about this complete overhaul!
Why the buzz about it then? Well, there have been a few “unofficial” leaks about work being done in the area, including some whispers from cast members that mention construction work being done behind the scenes of the park, where cast members used to be able to go but have since been blocked off. Could this be the beginning of a new Fantasyland???
Image provided by http://www.magicchatlive.com/showthread.php?tid=680. Visit this site for further discussion on this topic along with a very interesting picture of the overlay of the park, showing an aerial view of the current areas and then the proposed blueprints on top.
Final Notice: This Has Not Been Confirmed Officially By Disney! This Is Merely A Rumor!
(Though, word around is that official word on this overhaul will be coinciding with the D23 Expo!!)
Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21) is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.