Walt Disney World Resort Update
Walt Disney World Resort Update by Mark Goldhaber
April 30 - May 6, 2012
New Fantasyland opening dates announced | Test Track to get interactive | Thank you! | Art of Animation Resort just about ready for its close-up | Disney Settles Class Action Lawsuit for Visually Impaired | and more.
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04-30-2012 03:01 AM
I definitely support the anti-homophobia campaign! Glad they're starting to fight back!
I hadn't previously heard about the closure of Snow White, and honestly found it hard to digest when I read it in the update. I don't remember hearing that it was going to be closed when they first announced the "new Fantasyland" plans, so I don't know if I just somehow missed it or if it was added later. I'm very saddened that this wonderful ride is being torn down, simply to make a meet-and-greet. I can't believe there wasn't somewhere else to put the meet-and-greet. Even though I'm more familiar with Disneyland's version of the ride, I actually like the Magic Kingdom's version better because it has an actual ending! I know they're building the seven dwarfs coaster that's opening in a couple years, but it's a completely different kind of ride, which I expect will have a height requirement, so many kids who can't ride the coaster won't have a Snow White themed attraction to go on. And two rides from the same film can exist in the same park just fine - Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Tea Party are happily side by side with each other at Disneyland.
I'm especially sad because I won't get to go on the ride one last time - it'll be closed before we make our next trip. I hope those who are able to go on in the next month have a great time.
Ready for MA World Explorers!
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cstephens, I'm pretty sure closing Snow White was in the originally announced plans -- or maybe the 'second' announcement where they toned down the Princessiness of the redo. I think at one point there were supposed to be multiple meet/greet locations??? (I tend to let that info filter out of my brain since it's not my thing - but the Snow White closure is definitely not brand new.)
Any word on Bugs Life/Tree of Life?