New Fantasyland Expansion Concept Art Released

A couple pieces of new concept art depicting two attractions and a restaurant that’s coming to the Magic Kingdom as part of the New Fantasyland Expansion. Starting in 2012, guests will be able to experience parts of the expansion with new rides coming online all the way through 2014.

We’ve actually seen these first two pieces of concept art before. They depict the exterior and interior of Maurice’s Cottage. Inside “Enchanted Tales with Belle” will take the idea of the meet-and-greet to new levels as guests participate a re-telling of ‘the tale as old as time.’

Next door is the entrance to the “Be Our Guest” restaurant – a new dual function location that will serve quick service during the day and sit down dining at night. It will feature stained glass walls that spring to life and a Lumiere figure on a dining cart (like they did with Remy in Chefs De France). I expect there will also be character photo opportunities at dinner.

Finally, here’s a bit of artwork featuring the entrance to the Great Goofini. Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell us too much about the load and unload zone. It does show ‘clouds’ much like Goofy’s Flying School at California Adventure. I dearly hope they’re going to get more creative than that. Good enough is not good enough any more, there’s no excuse for cheap themeing now that we’ve seen what can be done at Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Of the three attractions above Great Goofini is scheduled to open first. The track is already built, after all. Overall a great set of concept art. What do you think of these ideas?

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