Today, Disney’s D23 website have confirmed that the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid areas of the Fantasyland expansion will be open by Summer 2012. According to the website:

“the Fantasyland expansion—first announced at the 2009 D23 Expo, with an update given at the 2011 D23 Expo—will more than double the size of the area. The first phase opens in summer 2012 and will feature fresh attractions and richer experiences. Cruise by this summer to check out Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest restaurant, and more!”

If you have booked your summer vacation at Walt Disney World then prepare yourself for an all new area and probably long queues!