Disney Announces Big Expansion Plan
Experts Say Pressure On To Compete With Harry Potter
Disney World announced a whole slate of new offerings at its Orlando theme
parks on Wednesday, including the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom
Disney is about to break ground on a three-year project to expand
Fantasyland. Among the new features will be a separate village for each of
the Disney princesses. The Dumbo ride will also double in size, and park
guests will be treated to a three-ring circus and carnival games while they
wait in line.
The theme park will also plans a special promotion during nights this
summer. In early June, the Main Street Electrical Parade will return to the
Magic Kingdom along with a new fireworks spectacular. There will also be new
lighting effects and a new drop sequence at Tower of Terror at Disney's
Disney also announced a new partnership between its Wide World of Sports
complex and ESPN. The two will work together to relaunch the complex with
more interactive exhibits.
Disney's announcement of all its new projects comes just weeks before the
much-anticipated opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal
Disney executives wouldn't comment about whether or not they're trying to
compete with the Potter attraction, but theme park analysts said that's
clearly the goal.
Posted: 11 February 2010
Source: WESH News Orlando
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