Thursday, September 17, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Walt Disney World Fantasyland Edition

This week Disney announced a major "face lift" for its Fantasyland park in Orlando, Florida, to be completed in two phases in 2012 and 2013:

LA Times Article

I wonder if that means a major do-over of the virtual 3D Disney World found on Google Earth?

Changes to the park will include updated versions of old favorites, like the Dumbo ride, some new rides (including a "dark ride" based on "The Little Mermaid"-- click the illustration for enlargement), and a greatly expanded area with additional castles for other Disney princess characters (Cinderella's castle is the centerpiece of the Florida park).

The reason for the expansion is to compete with the Harry Potter theme park to be opened in Universal Studios Orlando in 2010. Maybe that will be yet another 3D Google Earth project?