One Man’s Dream Now Provides An In-Depth Look at Fantasyland Expansion

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WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday to catch Lightning McQueen’s debut in Lights, Motors, Action!. While he was there, Adam checked out Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream to see if some of the updated exhibits had finally been installed. Well, they finally have:

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The Shaghai Disney Resort is already being previewed

Walt Disney Imagineering is responsible for the new Resort previews

A brief description of the Resort

The concept art we have seen already

Some Fantasyland exhibits were already here

The new exhibit is suspended on the wall above the display case

A compilation of Fantasyland concept art including Enchanted Tales with Belle, The Great Goofini, Gaston’s Tavern, Princess Fairytale Hall, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant

An overall look at the display

A monitor has also been installed which shows an in-depth look at Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. Here’s video of the monitor loop:

Concept art for Scuttle’s Scavenger hunt can be found in the new video loop

Looks like guests will de deciphering some kind of code

In this artwork, guests find items washing up on the beach

Here we see a close-up of Scuttle who we assume will be a living character in audio-animatronics form

For the first time, we have a name and another look at the proposed shop across from the Mermaid attraction, Triton’s Treasures. We can also see the Ariel meet and greet area labeled as Ariel’s Grotto.

For more information on the Fantasyland Expansion as it becomes available, stay tuned to WDW News Today and!

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Thanks for the update – I can't wait to go check out the Shanghai portion of the exhibit.  The new Little Mermaid ride previews look like the same things that were on display over at DCA's Blue Sky Cellar when I was there back in February.

Roy Van Atta
Roy Van Atta

Thanks for this information.  We're heading down in less than two months and this is always on my "to do" list!  Too many people walk on by and never see the wonderful history of the man!


Thanks for this :) I'm off in just 2 weeks so will check out the update for sure!!

Jason Hazelwood
Jason Hazelwood

At 6 minutes in the little mermaid video there's an artist rendering with a boat full of guests outside of Eric's Castle…. Any idea what this is