Snow White's Scary Adventures is officially closing today after 40 years of service (1 October 1971 - 31 May 2012). It was said to be the scariest of the versions across the multiple Disney resorts but was redesigned in 1994 to be far more similar to the original Disneyland version. Inside the Magic's POV Tribute
Whilst this looks to be stupid move by Disney in terms of removing one of their (probably)
most popular family attractions for the Princess Fairytale Hall meet 'n' greet, they will be spiritually upgrading Walt Disney's folly production to the long awaited mine cart rollercoaster in the New Fantasyland.
Let's take a look at the new concept and slight construction work on the New Fantasyland now!
All of these photos come from the presentation at Disney Coronado Springs Resort with the slated openings:
Opening of the second Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Indoor interactive area serving the new double Dumbo attraction
Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station.
“In time for Holidays 2012″:
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Be Our Guest Restaurant
They have a new hotel opening too by the name of Disney's Art of Animation!
'Ricky Brigante' wrote:
... may technically be called a “value” hotel at Walt Disney World, but its exceptional design is closer to that of one of Disney’s deluxe accommodations. By telling the story of animation in stages, from sketches to the final close-up of finished art, this hotel presents guests with an experience that never lacks in originality or character.
With 1,120 suites designed after Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King, and 864 rooms inspired by The Little Mermaid, you'll feel like you're staying in the middle of a Disney story with all of your favorite characters. Family suites are scheduled to open in May 2012 and standard rooms are scheduled to open September 2012.
Just outside your colorful accommodations, you'll find imaginative amenities, 3 sparkling swimming pools and 4 playful courtyards—one for each film—to complete your Resort experience.
Other smaller bullet pointed new details from WDW:
- Pixar's Merida from Brave has moved into her own meet and greet in Magic Kingdom with archery lessons and a trio of animatronic baby bears.
- Magic Kingdom are also testing new Fastpass technology with colourful posts and using radio frequency identification within hard plastic cards.
- Captain Jack Sparrow will have his own 'first of a kind' sensory experience with special effects used to immerse the audience into the world of the Caribbean.
- The Monorail audio narration has been updated.
There is also a lot more I haven't covered here but just to kick start the topic! All the things in this topic are credited to Inside the Magic