Disney's Fantasyland grand opening set for December

Disney officials say soft opening is November 19

ORLANDO, Fla. - Disney's long-awaited Fantasyland expansion will have its grand opening on Dec. 6, 2012, Disney officials announced on Tuesday.

According to Disney's official blog, previews of the Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Ariel's Grotto, Gaston's Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts will open on November 19.

The Fantasyland expansion includes the Princess Fairytale Hall, to open in 2013 and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in 2014.

Phase one of the Fantasyland expansion-the Storybook Circus section- opened last month.

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