Much has been made of the forthcoming NextGen project at Walt Disney World and ideas like XPass, interactive queues, wristband RFID tickets, and customized experiences have been theorized from the outside by many a member of the online Disney community.
Well, now we’ve got some actual names and places. Disney has begun filing work permits for existing locations they intend to integrate as part of the NextGen project. The work is commonly described as “queue modification” on the paperwork, but the most telling aspect is the project completion date: October 1st, 2012.
The following attractions have had paperwork filed for these purposes recently:
- Spaceship Earth
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends (entitled “The Living Seas” on the paperwork)
- The Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Kali River Rapids
- Expedition Everest
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- Fantasmic Amphitheater
- Theater of the Stars (Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage)
The list of attractions and locations may expand in the coming months, but expect to see the first phases of this project fully functional for guests by October 1st, 2012. Additionally, the Theater of the stars venue is notable for also having paperwork listing its expansion – suggesting the Beauty and Beast show will soon end its run and be replaced with a larger and more involved experience by October 2012.