Sunday, September 13, 2009
Changes In Store For Disneyworld
So, this is completely not book-related, but as most of you probably know by now, I love Disney theme parks. In fact, my sister and I are already planning our Spring Break trip to Disneyworld. I saw this little news article online today and felt the need to share. I'm very excited about the happenings in one of my favorite parks. I just hope they don't get rid of any of my favorite rides in the process.
Florida's Disney World to get Fantasyland facelift
ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney executives are planning the largest expansion in the history of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in central Florida.
The development will nearly double the size of Fantasyland and include a new, lavish ride based on the Little Mermaid. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo made the announcement Saturday.
Analysts predict it will re-ignite travel to Orlando, which has lagged in the global recession.
Disney also plans to update Star Tours, the Star Wars-themed ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios. It will debut in 2011. The Fantasyland overhaul will be complete by 2013. Disney declined to say how much it will spend on the projects.
Disney's parks contribute about a third of the giant entertainment company's revenue.