This weekend I was lucky enough to get a preview of the New Fantasyland area in the Magic Kingdom. I knew this weekend was cast member previews only, but I was determined to see the area while we were at Disney World.
My family and I stopped by the entrance to New Fantasyland our first evening at Disney and talked to the cast members who were stopping guests from entering the area. They suggested we try first thing in the morning when fewer cast members would be at the previews. So, the next morning we were at the park before opening and ran right to New Fantasyland. My husband and I spotted the most “senior”-looking cast member. He asked if we were there for the cast member preview and I said, “I’m here to beg!” We gave him a whole spiel about getting in and he looked at my husband and said, “She’s never going to let you hear the end of this if I don’t let you in, right?” So, this super cast member told the rest of the cast members we were cleared to go in! (I was like a crazy person at this point, I was so excited!)
New Fantasyland is beautiful! The attention to detail is simply amazing. Our first stop was the Under The Sea, Voyage of the Little Mermaid attraction. This is a pretty traditional Disney attraction that takes guests on a musical ride (on a sea shell) through different scenes from the Little Mermaid. We thought the attraction was great and will become a “must do” attraction. My boys wanted to ride over and over. (Fortunately we were the only ones there, so the cast members let us…)