WDW’s Fantasyland to expand

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom could soon be expanded. An announcement was made at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., according to a number of bloggers.

The expansion is expected to include a Little Mermaid-themed attraction, similar to what Disney is building in California. The new land is expected to also include a number of attractions themed on Disney princesses.

The expansion would be built, at least in part, on land once occupied by the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction. Allegedly, it cost too much to refurbish the ride in the 1990s, so it sat idle for many years and was later used as a character greeting location. The remnants of the ride that remained for many years have since been removed.

Meanwhile, the Tomorrowland Transportation Authority — known to many as the WEDway PeopleMover — reopened Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Both the PeopleMover and Space Mountain were closed for refurbishments; Space Mountain is expected to reopen later this year.

Also in Tomorrowland, workers are demolishing the former Skyway station.

Walt Disney World officials also announced that an upgraded Star Tours is in the works.

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