has gone back to the drawing board for its ambitious
expansion plan after weathering the arrival of the
Back in September 2009, Disney Imagineering rushed out plans for a girl-centric makeover of
in a hasty effort to counterprogram the Boy Wizard's imminent takeover of
Scheduled to open at the
in 2012, the new-new
plan adds one ride, re-themes another and significantly scales back the princess-focused elements of the original outline.
Among the new additions:
coaster, which takes riders through the story of "
," will feature ride vehicles that swing back and forth.
-themed Barnstormer kiddie coaster gets a makeover as
, combining circus sideshow elements with a flying school storyline.
will serve as a meet-and-greet area for
, Aurora, Tiana and Rapunzel, taking over the Snow White's Scary Adventure dark-ride location. The new centralized hall replaces individual meet-and-greet areas envisioned for many of the princesses.
Several key elements remain from the 2009 plan, including the centerpiece
dark ride, the dueling
Dumbo flying elephants
ride, the "Beauty and the Beast" themed
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