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Our Top Five Most Popular Looks Inside New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

For more than six months now, we’ve been working with our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering to bring you regular behind-the scenes looks at the New Fantasyland expansion in our “All in the Details” weekly series.

The New Fantasyland Area at Magic Kingdom Park Will Bring the Stories of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and More, to Life When it Grand Opens on December 6

In case you’re new to the Disney Parks Blog, the New Fantasyland area at Magic Kingdom Park will bring the stories of “Dumbo,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and The Beast,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and more, to life when it grand opens on December 6.

To help you catch up on just how amazing this new area will be when it opens later this year, here’s a look back at our Top Five most popular “All in the Details” blog posts.

Prince Eric's Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

  1. All in the Details: A Castle Fit for a…Mermaid in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – Feast your eyes on our first look at the exterior of Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid and Prince Eric’s Castle.
  2. All in the Details: Tinkering in Maurice’s Cottage at New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – This blog post offered the first look inside Maurice’s Cottage, home of Belle and her tinkerer father.
  3. All in the Details: Step Inside the World of Belle Through Her Magic Mirror at Magic Kingdom Park – In this video blog post, our Imagineers offer the first look inside Enchanted Tales With Belle, a character interaction that has to be seen to be believed!
  4. All in the Details: A Peek Inside Belle’s Library in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – This post offered the first look at details inside Belle’s library, part of the Enchanted Tales With Belle experience.
  5. All in the Details: Introducing Prince Eric’s Castle at Magic Kingdom Park – This post took an up-close look at the detailed work on Prince Eric’s Castle by the sea. The castle, and it’s surrounding rocky cliffs, will house Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid and Ariel’s Grotto character greeting.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter for the latest on the New Fantasyland expansion. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #NewFantasyland.


  • We just got back and the opened up Ariel’s ride and Belle’s ! It was amazing!the restaurant was still not open yet but looks wonderful. I cannot wait to go back and see the rest!

  • Hi we are going Nov 27th to Dec 3 will the new Fantasyland be open? I know the “Grand Opening” is the 6th but will it be open before that?

  • I am so excited! 67 days and counting!!!!! I can’t wait! My family and I will be there the week that the ride and the restaurant opens!!!!

  • I am so frustrated…. I m going to Disney Worl On October 8th with all my family and fiance!! We have been planning this trip for too long and awaiting my niece was old and tall enough t visit this paradise and get to enjoy every entertainment.. and now I find out this new castles and area will be opened next year :((((( Is there nything we could visit now??

  • My family and I are so excited for the new Fantasyland. Especially the new Belle meet and greet. My daughter will be 2 soon and she is already excited. When will the passholder preview dates be released?

  • I know everyone wants to know about the two new castles to grace MK, but are there any updates on Briar Rose’s cottage that’s also supposed to be added in the new Fantasyland?

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