Disney officials recently announced new attractions at their Magic Kingdom Fantasyland amusement park and plan to keep three of their parks open for 24 hours in May as part of their "Monstrous Summer" promotion. For 24 hours starting on May 24 at 6 a.m. and continuing until May 25 at 6 a.m., three of Disney’s parks will be open for guests to enjoy at least one of the new attractions and see sneak peeks of Pixar’s Monster’s University film scheduled for release this summer. The Fantasyland expansion has doubled the size of the park and will include the Princess Fairytale Hall, the Fantasy Forest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. Officials said that the expansion would allow guests to feel like they are a character in a Disney movie.
At Princess Fairytale Hall, guests will be able to meet all the Disney princesses, a special treat for guest princesses of all ages. Officials decided to create a fairytale castle that would allow guests to see all the princesses in one location, rather than scattered throughout their large parks.
"You don’t have to hunt around the park for them or go on a goose chase or a princess chase or whatever you want to call it. You’ll be able to go here and see the princesses and meet with them," said spokesman Jason Grant. He added that the new castle will look and feel, “just like you’ve gone to a palace, a real palace — there’s beautiful wood finishes, castle walls, really lush draperies."
Disney Imagineer Pam Rawlins said that guests will love the new roller coaster and Fantasy Forest, both slated to open sometime in 2014. She said that the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train would allow guests to feel as if they are really traveling through a mine, complete with dwarves digging for the mine’s riches.
"We do that by using a mine car train that swings back and forth that will allow you to feel every twist and turn as you journey through the mines," she said.
Disney’s attractions, as well as other amusement parks owned and operated by other corporations, attract millions of visitors to the Orlando area every year, along with billions of dollars in revenue. As you might guess, there is fierce competition between these companies to attract tourists and their vacation dollars, and, each year, there are new rides that go faster, plunge steeper hills and provide bigger thrills. However, greater thrills can also mean greater risk of injury for guests and park workers, and dozens of people are injured annually in amusement park accidents.
If you are a theme park guest or a worker who has been injured in an accident and you’d like to speak with an experienced Orlando amusement park accident attorney, call James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Cunningham has more than 36 years of experience as an Orlando personal injury lawyer and has a proven record of success helping clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their injuries.
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