Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 12, 2012
    Sonia from ON Asked

    Hi I am looking at booking a trip for our 3rd year in a row. Can you tell me how much of the new Fantasy Land will be open for Halloween? I was looking at geting tickets for the night time party but if theres enough new features spending the day as well.

    Hi there, Sonia!

    You will get no objections from me, as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is probably my favorite event at Walt Disney World.

    The Fantasyland Expansion is rolling out gradually. Several features have already opened to the general public: at least one of the double Dumbo rides is operational, with the other in ride-testing, which means both sides will likely be open in October. And the indoor, interactive queue is also open to the public. The Casey Jr. water area is open, as well as the Carrolwood Train Station, allowing Guests to take the 360 ride around the Magic Kingdom by train.

    More vague is the list of attractions that are slated to be open "by the 2012 holidays." No definite dates have been announced, but the next group of attractions to open are:

    Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
    Enchanted Tales with Belle
    Be Our Guest Restaurant
    Gaston’s Tavern
    Ariel’s Grotto

    Again, no hard and fast dates have been released for these attractions.

    Even without the Fantasyland Expansion being fully open, you should still consider a day ticket to the Magic Kingdom. With so many rides, attractions, and entertainment options available, you might want to give yourself the extra time to explore this classic Park at your leisure.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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