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  1. Chuck
    November 12, 2012

    This looks awesome… I love Gaston- “When I was a boy I ate 2 dozen eggs…”

    Great seeing you tonight Meghann!
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  2. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    November 12, 2012

    Disney really is the land where dreams come true. I’m incredibly jealous that you live so close!! Planning on heading out for the Disney Princess half-marathon in 2014 — I CANNOT wait to see the New Fantasyland, WWoHP, and all the old favourites. 😀 Disney nerd and true kid at heart, right here!! Hollaback, girl! 😉
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  3. erica
    November 12, 2012

    we’re going to WDW in feb! i’m so excited to see the new fantasyland! (and harry potter!)
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  4. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    November 12, 2012

    oh my gosh, I wish I lived by Disney. Actually, can I just live IN there? Haha okay, that might get old…
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  5. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    November 12, 2012

    I want to go to there. 🙂
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  6. Amelia
    November 12, 2012

    SO cool to get a sneak preview! Love your dress too. In the past 8 years of traveling to FL, I have NEVER been to Disney or anything associated with it. It may be time.

    I wonder if it will still be nice and warm next week when we visit Kevin’s family in Vero for Thanksgiving? I want to wear a dress and Charleston is already too cold. 🙁

    • Meghann
      November 12, 2012

      It should still be warm. Right now even our “cool” weather is warm enough for a dress. 🙂

  7. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    November 12, 2012

    You are so lucky that you got to go to a sneak preview! I’m jealous! 😉 I am Disney fanatic and love all things Disney. It was great being able to read through your prospective about the part of Fantasyland. I can’t wait to see it in person. Hopefully sometime in the near future 🙂
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  8. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    November 12, 2012

    Looks like fun! I’m jealous that you live so close and get to go to the parks so often!
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  9. Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air
    November 12, 2012

    Eeeek, love it!! I always wanted to be Belle. So glad she’s getting her fair share of attention!

  10. Shirley @save the shrink
    November 12, 2012

    I’m not a fan of Disney characters and movies but I know I used to enjoy them when I was younger. I bet you had a great time while looking into the intricate details of the place. Great pictures by the way!
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  11. Jackie @ MomJovi
    November 12, 2012

    Wish our dates had worked out so that we could go together — I would have shared the pork shank with you! To be honest, the LeFou’s Brew didn’t taste too apple juicy — it was just so sweet. Some people have said that they prefer Butterbeer to it, but I actually liked it bit. As sweet as it was, I think Butterbeer is even sweeter.

    I can’t wait until the rest of New Fantasyland gets filled in — the Enchanted Forest and of course, the Snow White ride. One of these days we’ll make plans to go dine at Be Our Guest. I want to check it out more than a quick look, too!
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    • Meghann
      November 12, 2012

      I’ll go to Be Our Guest with you – just tell me when! And I’m not a fan of Butterbeer because it’s really just cream soda and I’m not a cream soda fan either (I’m actually very picky with what I drink – ha!). I’ll have to go back with someone who’s willing to share Lou’s Brew just so I can say I’ve tried it. 🙂

  12. Kristin
    November 12, 2012

    Wow, I went yesterday and wrote almost the same post about the new Fantasyland! We went yesterday and had a chance to have lunch at Be Our Guest! Probably the best quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom!
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    • Meghann
      November 12, 2012

      It looked really good! I wrote the post backwards – I actually ate the pork shank before I checked in on Be Our Guest, otherwise I probably would have ate there instead. What time were you there? We were probably at the preview at the same time! 🙂

      • Kristin
        November 12, 2012

        We went from the 8-11:30am slot. It was empty!! No waits and Be Our Guest was not even 1/3rd full! The rest of the park was craziness 🙂
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  13. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    November 12, 2012

    I am so jealous! I love Disney World, and this looks like a great addition! Between this and those milkshakes you’re always raving about, I have to plan a trip to Florida!!

  14. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    November 12, 2012

    AHHH! I love this!! I have been stalking for updates on this and I am SOOOO excited for the Beauty and the Beast experience. I have been a Belle junky FOR-EV-ER and I’m so glad she finally is getting some of the attention at Disney World instead of Cinderella! LOL
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  15. natalie @ will jog for food
    November 12, 2012

    How fun! For a second there, I was hoping Disney might have started selling REAL beer. The original snow white ride scared the crapola out of me when I was younger, I hated seeing the witch turn around.
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  16. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    November 12, 2012

    That looks like so much fun! I haven’t been to Disney since I was about 8. I definitely need to go again in the future. Especially with Maurice’s house..I was obsessed with Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid.
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  17. Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper
    November 12, 2012

    Oh this is SO neat. I used to go to Disney World every year in high school with my marching band, but haven’t been back since coming to college! I might have to take a trip there after I graduate 😛
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  18. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    November 12, 2012

    Oh man, this looks SO cool! I haven’t been to Disney since I was 10 — we’re talking 11.5 years! Not okay! The New Fantasyland looks like a good excuse to start saving up for a trip to Disney, though… 🙂
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  19. Kristie
    November 12, 2012

    LOVE the sneak peeks! We are going to WDW next month shortly after New Fantasyland opens (we didn’t know that when we booked the trip!) I’m expecting it to be all kinds of crazy but if I can just do the Little Mermaid ride, I will be as happy as a clam. LM is my absolute fave!
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  20. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    November 12, 2012

    We were so happy to be able to get a sneak peek into the New Fantasyland this past weekend as well – just good timing! Thanks for sharing such great photos, Meghann!!
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  21. Katie
    November 12, 2012

    I was at New Fantasyland this weekend and LOVED it. We went on Saturday and they were all full for dinner reservations, but they gave us extra wristbands to come back today…so we went and had lunch at Be Our Guest. It is *amazing*. Seriously, it’s a “quick service” but it rivaled just about every Disney table service meal I have ever had. I got a hot croque monsieur and my roommate had a massive plate of pot roast/mashed potatoes/green beans for just a little more than we would have paid for a burger at a regular quick service place, we got to choose our seats, and our food was delivered to us on wheeled carts via GPS- so worth it!

    Also, I agree on the Little Mermaid ride. I love a lot of what they did (Ursula was amazing) but I’m not so sure the combination of “new” animation sections and classic animatronics really works as a whole.

  22. Andrea
    November 14, 2012

    I got to experience the new Fantasyland as part of the cast member preview. I agree with a bunch of what you said. I enjoyed Enchanted Tales with Belle but I cannot even imagine how long the wait will be in the summer. The Little Mermaid Ride was a little disappointing to me. I think it’s a completely older type ride and honestly, the animatronics kind of looked creepy. But I cannot wait to eat at Be Our Guest! We have reservations on Dec 1!
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    • Meghann
      November 15, 2012

      Jealous of your reservations! I’ll have to make some soon!

  23. Sara-Jayne
    June 9, 2013

    I love your post….We’re going in November and I cannot wait! Thank you so much for sharing!
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  24. rhea
    June 18, 2015

    oh I have not bee the any disney park in years now, but this post has made me more determined to go now. Loved the beauty and the beast parts specially.

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