Revamped Fantasyland opens for business at Disney World in Florida
ORLANDO, Florida (REUTERS) - Walt Disney World marked the grand opening on Thursday of a new Fantasyland at its Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, where patrons won't have to wait very long to see exhibits and alcoholic beverages will be offered for the first time.
Disney World said the opening capped the largest expansion in the park's 41-year history, doubling the size of Fantasyland and offering two new rides.
"Fantasyland is the most popular land in the most popular theme park in the world," Disney spokesman Kim Prunty said. "It makes perfect sense that this is where we would look to expand the guest experience."
Disney declined to reveal the cost of the expansion, widely reported to be about US$425 million (S$519 million), and company officials would not provide specifics on projected increased patronage and revenue.