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Disney World expanding

Posted at: 12/06/2012 3:52 PM

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom marks the grand opening of its new Fantasyland Thursday with new and reimagined attractions inspired by Dumbo, "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Little Mermaid."

It's the largest expansion project in the park's 41-year history, doubling the size of the original Fantasyland. The central Florida theme park near Orlando is blending classic Disney tales and newer, popular hits with the multimillion dollar expansion.

The new Fantasyland sits just past Cinderella Castle, with two sections: Enchanted Forest, where visitors will find Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," and Storybook Circus, which is inspired by the Disney film "Dumbo."