August 10, 2012
Posted in Member Perks News
This week Disney announced that Walt Disney World's Fantasyland expansion will officially open December 6, 2012 with previews for select audiences starting on November 19, 2012. Will Disney Vacation Club members be eligible to attend the preview days?
Sources are telling us that yes, Disney Vacation Club members--along with Annual Passholders--will be given exclusive windows of time to visit the new Fantasyland attractions prior to the grand opening.
Following past practice, attractions are likely to be open to the public even prior to the November 19 date. "Soft openings" or unscheduled trials are used to test and adjust new attractions as designers and ride operators prepare for the crushing crowds and day-long demand which will follow in the wake of an official opening.
Disney is expected to announce specific dates and times prior to December 6 when the attractions will be open to DVC members and Passholders. Other windows--both scheduled and unscheduled--may be established for the general public to sample the new attractions before their grand opening.
Stay tuned for additional details as they are revealed.
The previews for the "select audiences" start on an, as yet, undetermined day before November 19th. The previews for regular guests starts on November 19th.