Storybook Circus to open late March; Snow White’s last Scary Adventure will take place May 31st.

Disney World has announced some major New Fantasyland news, some exciting and some bittersweet.

First the good news: The first part of the New Fantasyland expansion, Storybook Circus, is slated to open by late March. While New Fantasyland will continue to roll out openings over the next year, this announcement makes that plan a bit clearer. By the end of March, Disney World guests will be able to experience “one carousel of Dumbo the Flying Elephant,” as well as the Barnstormer, re-themed to star the Great Goofini, and the Fantasyland Station for the Walt Disney World railroad.


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As for the bad news? Snow White’s Scary Adventures will finally be closing down on May 31st.

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Storybook Circus won’t be complete when it opens in late March. The Fantasyland section will also include Casey Jr, the circus train from Dumbo, as well as multicolored circus tents as well as a second carousel for the Dumbo’s Flying Elephants attraction by the time New Fantasyland is completed.

New Fantastyland is the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history, but that does include some unfortunate contractions. As previously stated, Snow White’s Scary Adventures will be closing down on May 31st. Disney is getting rid of the attraction that opened with the park in 1971 to make room for the Disney Princesses meet and greet.

If you’re a fan of Snow White, this means you only have a few more months of being able to ride the classic attraction. However, Disney’s seminal animated motion picture will be represented in New Fantasyland with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a new roller coaster slated to open in 2013 or 2014.

(Source: Disney Parks Blog. Photo Credit: ┬ęDisney)

James Grosch

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours. James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.