Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Leisure

Walt Disney World News: Two New Castles Added to The Magic Kingdom

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 05:13 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Disney
There are two new castles added to Walt Disney World.(Photo : Reuters)

For many years Cinderella's castle at the Magic Kingdom was the only castle at Disney World and was an iconic Disney symbol. Now with the opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World, there is an addition of two new castles for the royals including Prince Eric's castle from "The Little Mermaid" and the Beast's castle from "Beauty and The Beast."

New Fantasyland opened last month and was the largest expansion for the Magic Kingdom since it first opened.

"In every storybook story there are multiple kingdoms, places you can travel to, woods to wander through and get lost and come upon a new story," said Chris Beatty, senior creative director Walt Disney Imagineering, to USA Today. "Now you can journey beyond the walls of Cinderella castle and find yourself in the forest and then at Beast's castle, or go to the seashore and visit Prince Eric's castle. It's these other stories, these other destinations, where we want to take our guests."

Share This Story

The new ride, Under the Sea: Journey is the location of Prince Eric's castle.

"Guests climb into slow-moving clam shells and relive the most memorable moments of "The Little Mermaid," from the almost-first kiss between Ariel and Eric to the theft of "poor unfortunate souls" plotted by Ursula," reports USA Today.

Beast's castle is in New Fantasyland and accompanied the opening to the restaurant, Be Our Guest, which boasts a French-inspired menu and the first to sell beer and wine.

The castle is also nearby the new attraction, "Enchanted Tales with Belle.

"We loved the ideas of letting guests meet Belle in a way that's intimate and new. It really lets guests visit the cottage where Belle and Maurice live," said Beatty to USA Today.

Disneyworld's website states that at Enchanted Forest, "Here, you can venture through lush landscapes, discovering roaring waterfalls and royal castles along the way."

Another new addition is Storybook Circus where visitors can "take to the sky with The Great Goofini on spiraling stunt plane adventure high above the Storybook Circus grounds," at The Barnstormer, states Disney's website. There is also a revamped Dumbo The Flying Elephant ride and a new addition to Walt Disney World Railroad with the Fantasyland Station.

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Barcelona Smoothies

Top 5 Ways to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Eating healthy on vacation is so hard because it's your time to splurge. Here are some tips to help everyone stay on their healthy diet during their next vacation.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Military jets escort Qatar Airways plane to Manchester Airport after passenger bomb hoax

Qatar Airways Flight QR23: 'Hoax Bomb Threat' Had Plane Escorted By Military Jets, Passenger Arrested

Qatar Airways flight QR23 has been escorted by military jets Tuesday after a man was accused of making a hoax bomb threat. Due to the ‘hoax’, concerns were raised about Qatar Airways flight QR23, reports The Daily Mail.

Three-Year-Old Karina Chikitova Saved By Her Puppy

Puppy Saves Girl In Siberian Forest: 3-Year-Old Lost For 11 Days, How Was She Saved By Her Puppy?

Puppy saves girl in Siberian forest may be hard to imagine, but this story did recently happen to a three-year-old who went missing for 11 days. The story of puppy saves girl in Siberian forest happened when the girl went missing inside the Siberian forest, and 11 days later, her dog was able to lead rescuers to her location.

Three Bodies Found By Helicopter In Mt Rainier

Rainier Bodies: Three Bodies Found By Helicopter, From Climbers Who Went Missing In May? Officials Still Searching For Other Bodies In Mt Rainier

Rainier bodies recently found have been spotted on the Washington Mountain, in an area not far from where six hikers disappeared and were thought to have perished earlier this year. On Tuesday, Spokeswoman Patti Wold for Mount Rainier National Park said the Rainier bodies found were recently discovered during recent training flights.

Taser Gun

Mom Sues After 8 Year Old Tased By Police: South Dakota

Mom sues after 8 year old tased by police is a story which is currently causing major debates and concern this weekend. According to The Inquisitr, the story of mom sues after 8 year old tased by police began after a babysitter called 911, since the child grabbed a knife and obviously threatened to harm herself.

Rare whale fossil recovered by search-and-rescue team in LA

Rare Whale Fossil: 16M Years Old, Recovered In California Backyard By Search And Rescue Crews

Rare whale fossil found Friday at about 9:30 a.m. was oddly, recovered by a 10-member search-and-rescue team typically dispatched for recovery operations. The rare whale fossil was recovered on a rock in Rancho Palos Verdes, 500 square miles along the Angeles Crest Highway.

Passenger dies while on board United Airlines flight to Houston

Passenger Dies On United Airlines Flight To Houston: Did Ebola Virus Cause This?

Passenger dies on United Airlines flight to Houston on Tuesday around 9 pm. According to the Houston police, the in-flight death was officially announced at the Bush Intercontinental Airport about 11 pm, 2 hours after the death occurred. Apparently, the passenger dies on United Airlines flight to Houston as he collapsed in the plane’s aisle.

Nationwide Fruit Recall Expands, Including Organic, Listeria Infected Packaging Feared

Fruit Recall: Thousands of Listeria-Infected Fruits Recalled By California Company, Consumers Advised To Check Fruit Labels Before Purchase

Fruit recall expands and U.S. consumers are advised to check carefully labels on fruits before purchase. As fruit recall expands with a Central California company, fruits such as fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold in the U.S. are requiring extra caution before purchase due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics