WDW Fantasyland Add On

Friday, July 31, 2009 8:13 PM

Looks like they may be doing something with the old 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea area! This is from Intercot.


Friday, July 31, 2009 8:48 PM

Looks quite interesting and would help to solve some of the issues in Fantasyland.

Adding a 2nd Dumbo. Allowing the ferries to take over all of pixie hollow, maybe adding a 2nd set to move twice the people through. Some new restaurants. Giving each princess there own area. Maybe moving Voyage of the Little Mermaid from DHS to MK.

I like it.

Of course, I would also like to see something with the 20,000 leages come back. Maybe that could go to DHS.

Friday, July 31, 2009 9:18 PM

Where was 20,000? Last time I saw it was 1990, so I have no idea.

Friday, July 31, 2009 10:35 PM

Its now the Charater Meet and Greets in fantasy land. Basically across from Dumbo.

Friday, July 31, 2009 10:57 PM

I thought I heard somewhere that they just dumped a bunch of dirt into the old 20'000 ride? Not sure why they closed the ride to begin with.

Wonder if there is a way(if that's the case) for them to dig it out?

Friday, July 31, 2009 11:00 PM

Mermaid will be the new dark ride at DCA, not the show. If this happens....

20K was completely removed, not just some dirt on top. The ride is dead due to ADA and costs with maintenance and running it, WDW's lagoon is MUCH larger than the DL one and the fleet was larger.

Last edited by The Mole, Friday, July 31, 2009 11:01 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009 1:43 AM

Although somehow Disneyland was able to overcome all the obstacles regarding 20,000 Leagues to create the Finding Nemo attraction...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 7:01 AM

20K is an empty plot of grass, with a remainign support building or two, completely removed from the park boundary. The Pooh playground area takes up only a tiny corner of the plot.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 10:55 AM

RideMan said:
Although somehow Disneyland was able to overcome all the obstacles regarding 20,000 Leagues to create the Finding Nemo attraction...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Disneyland's attraction is smaller, as I said in my other post, and also easier to maintain than the FL one.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 8:42 PM


If I'm not mistaken, 20k pretty much took up the dk blue, aqua, and dk yellow outlined areas on the intercot map

Sunday, August 2, 2009 12:31 AM

It's weird how little I remember it. I mean, I remember getting in the sub and all, I just don't remember the proximity to other stuff. Then again, I often forget what's on the west side of the park, and I had an annual pass last year!

Sunday, August 2, 2009 5:16 PM

Jeff, here is an old map of WDW Magic Kingdom.


Though not to scale, you can see were approximately were this was. Also, the map is not well labeled. It is the lagoon on the top right with a strange sub in it.

On the new map. It was were the DVC is in the same area. Between numbers 27 and 28 on the map.


I loved that ride when I was a kid.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 5:48 PM

Splash Mountain opened in 1992? Huh. I'm a pretty crappy fan.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 5:50 PM

::: Takes Jeff's Disney Dork Membership Card:::

Sunday, August 2, 2009 7:39 PM

For anyone interested in the 20000 ride. Please see the tribute site below. This has some great pictures and some video There is also some video on YouTube.


The closing of this ride had some of the biggest conspiracy theories around it. I am not sure if it is dug into the linked sites forum or somewhere on another site. If I find it I will link it. At the end of the day, it is Disneys ride and they have a right to do whatever they wished with the ride. Even though I wished they kept it.

Last edited by Bill2, Sunday, August 2, 2009 7:39 PM
Monday, August 3, 2009 12:11 AM

Wow, good find. I suspect after looking at that site that it was simply a cost-prohibitive ride to maintain at some point. I can't even imagine how you make that ride ADA compliant and safe.

Monday, August 3, 2009 8:14 AM

I was on Splash Mountain during the opening day ceremonies. That was one long, cool morning. Eisner was about 12 logs ahead of me.

As for Fantasyland I think this is a pretty obvious attempt to combat the coming of Harry Potter.

Monday, August 3, 2009 10:38 AM

Do you really think HP will have any significant impact? I gotta say, I have no guess about its effect on Orlando.

Monday, August 3, 2009 12:04 PM

Harry Potter is bigger than the Mouse, at least for the next few years. When's the last time you saw hordes of kids dressed in costume to attend a Disney movie premiere? I wouldn't underestimate the draw this is going to make. The arrival of Potterland has changed our plans from 'maybe Orlando next year' to 'Orlando next year by hook or by crook'.

Monday, August 3, 2009 12:49 PM

I doubt that Harry potter will have that much of an impact on Disney.


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