That has been reported at both WDWMAGIC and the DIS Boards. Does anybody know anything or have heard anything about this? I know a Pay-fastpass has been rumored for years and is probably on the horizon with DLP and HKDL now having it, but the part about MK getting an expansion is what i am unsure about. There is plent of room for expansion in MK as you can see from the map below by the colored in sections, but i do not think it would be a big one, more or less a new attraction or 2. Maybe the rumored Little Mermaid attraction or Snow white roller coaster? This is of course if any of this is true.Today Kris Theiler (VP of operations support for domestic parks and resorts) had the chance to speak to a couple of Disneyland Cast members about her experience with the company. She talked a little bit about the restructuring and how she now does double duty for both DLR and WDW. She mentioned her work on DCA including the expansion and then mentioned she was also working on the expansion in the Magic Kingdom. During a Q&A after her presentation a cm asked if she could elaborate on the Magic Kingdom project, wanting to know if it was for the park or the recent DVC expansion. Kris responded saying it is inside the park but she couldn't elaborate any further and said there would be an announcement about the project soon.
Also another small tidbit from Kris was that Disney is constantly looking at ways to improve and change Fastpass including even charging for fastpass (no surprise there.) She did mention that the "father" of fastpass believes that fastpass should always remain free as it is a service that they owe to the public however a pay system for a "magic pass" is currently being tested in HKDL.
Again, this report is coming directly from those sites who have been talking about this in the standpoint of MK in Florida.