We returned last night from an amazing vacation at Walt Disney World for the Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration! It is always so fun to learn about the new things that Disney Parks have in store for its visitors and fans each year! And even more amazing to share those with you!
Meg Crofton, the President of Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida, met with us to give us some of the highlights!
Aren’t you thrilled to hear that there are more projects going on at Walt Disney World right now than at any other time in history? A resounding message today from Ms. Crofton is that Disney is in the “experience business”. And for families, that means vacations with Disney will be more exciting than ever!
One very exciting expansion coming to Walt Disney World is the new Fantasyland, which is set to be finished in Fall 2012. By creating a “Double Dumbo”, parents and children will no longer have to wait in as long of lines. For three-year-old’s, “Dumbo” is “their ride”. But to wait in long lines is so hard for them…and as Disney does best…they listen to feedback from their consumers. So Disney World’s new Fantasyland will offer two Dumbo rides with shorter wait times ALL WHILE waiting INDOORS in AIR CONDITIONING.
How amazing is that?!? But wait, it gets better. While waiting, children will also feel as though they are right there with Dumbo as they enjoy an indoor circus preview.
Prince Eric and Beast will also have castles…(can you hear the “Hallelujahs” coming from all girls in the world?) Seriously, I think our little Ava will want to have a family sleepover in their castles…like ASAP! Ariel and Belle are her absolute favorite princesses. You can see some amazing photos of the new Fantasyland castles under construction here at disneycorner.com.
Some more amazing news for Disneyland fans…
The Happiest Place on Earth will get even happier June 15, 2012 with the grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. The exciting, new additions will complete the five year expansion of Disneyland Resort, a premier, multi-day vacation destination in Southern California with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district.
Cars Land adds 12 acres to Disney California Adventure and allows guests to feel as if they have stepped into the town of Radiator Springs! There are three family attractions showcasing characters and settings from the movie, as well as “Cars”-themed dining and shopping locations such as Flo’s V8, Café, Ramone’s House of Body Art and Radiator Springs Curios.
I mean really!? How fun will that be for little ones?
They will surely love the newest and most elaborate attraction ever ever created for a Disney park…Radiator
This twisting, turning, high-speed adventure takes fans through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs. Luigi’s Flying Tires invites guests to glide on air aboard special tires while they whirl around with their pals. And at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, guests will whip around behind a baby tractor and enjoy tunes from a giant jukebox built from Mater’s most prized possessions.
With so much fun on the horizon at Disney, be sure you stay up to date with me @MommyMentor on Twitter and on Facebook at MommyMentor!
What are you looking forward to from Disney Parks?
Disclosure: I paid a fee to attend Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World. I received complimentary items, special discounts, and other benefits such as food and entertainments so my family could experience the magic of Disney.