On October 13, my Mom and I decided to head up to the Magic Kingdom. We were already planning on it, but then we found out that there was a good chance they would be doing New Fantasyland Previews!
We were pretty excited. We were going to try to get spots in the Annual Pass Preview weekends in November, but with us moving, it wasn't the best timing. Now we didn't have to!
After meeting a little after 9am, we headed directly back to the new area, walked past the pretty new castle walls...
And saw this fantastic sight waiting for us:
Our first stop was Storytime with Belle. I had heard some things about it, almost all was positive. So we hopped in line.
|Storytime with Belle|
Next we checked out Be Our Guest restaurant. They weren't serving, but had the restaurant open for looking around. We were only able to get up to the door as they weren't letting anyone in at that time, but we came back later and they were...so I'll include all pictures here.
|Be Our Guest|
Next on our tour is Gaston's Tavern. Gaston was out greeting guests. It was a pretty fantastically themed area.
|Gaston's fountain and Tavern|
|Plaque on fountain|
Our next stop on our New Fantasyland tour was the Little Mermaid ride.
The only thing I noticed that bothered me was that there is a line of sight issue where you could see Space Mountain from inside the New Fantasyland. I'll reserve judgement until they complete the whole area, but it is something that I hope they wind up fixing.
Finally, we hit up Storybook Circus. The last time I visited I thought the area was much smaller than what I expected from them. ...Turns out that was because they weren't done!
So my overall opinion? Huge thumbs up.