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Thursday, March 29, 2012
DDW Pic 212. New Dumbo
I was fortunate to be able to check out Storybook Circus a few days ago. This is the first phase of the new Fantasyland expansion. Although it isn't officially open, Disney did what they call a "soft opening" this month. There are three attractions that are open. Although none of them are truly new attractions, they certainly have been re-done for this area that was formally the home of Mickey's Toontown Fair. They have re-opened and completely re-themed the train station. They re-themed Goofy's Barnstormer into The Barnstormer Starring the Great Goofini. Last but certainly not least, they opened up one of the two dumbo rides. The one depicted in this picture is brand new. It actually has water at the base which ads a nice effect, especially at night. The other Dumbo is the one moved from its central Fantasyland location, and it will be opening right next to the new version. Overall, I was very impressed with what I saw in this new section of the park. Along with some new architecture, there are some great details along with a fun new story.