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Firmer Fantasyland dates, more details released

Firmer Fantasyland dates, more details released

Walt Disney World revealed a more specific timeline for Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion and other details about upcoming attractions at its "What's New, What's Next" session for members of the media on Friday.

The next stage of Fantasyland to open will be in July. That will include the opening of both sides of the doubled-up Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride, as well as its interactive queue, and the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station. These are in the Storybook Circus area of the park, where one of the Dumbo carousels and the Barnstormer roller coaster have been operating since last month.

A larger segment is set to open by the holiday season of 2012, said Meg...