Hmm… Leaked blueprints show an expanded Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World UPDATED: Disney just confirmed at D23
Look’s like it’s “Disney weekend” at josephdickerson.com, as I have to note the huge amount of attention being paid to a leaked blueprint that shows (supposedly) an expanded Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Gone is Mickey’s Toon Town, moved is the Goofy ride (and also doubled in capacity), added is a Little Mermaid ride, as well as a “Pixie Hollow”, new Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast areas and a new Beauty and the Beast restaurant.
Will these plans prove to be true, and is this a reaction to the upcoming Harry Potter land at rival Universal’s park? Lots of speculation online, and many think that this is real (and was originally intended to be announced at the D23 Expo in September). At any rate, here’s a great article that covers the whole situation.
I for one would love to see this happen, if only to provide me an excuse to go back to Walt Disney World…
UPDATED: Disney at the D23 Expo just confirmed all of the above: the expansion will be completed by 2013. Click here for the Twitter feed with some details.