Once Upon a Time has been renewed for Season 3 (hooray!), but the cast and crew have yet to start filming. However, we don't have long until the fairy tale characters get back to work — co-creator Adam Horowitz tweeted that production starts on July 11!

Not only do we have a new season of OUAT to look forward to, but also the spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which also premieres this fall. So many familiar characters, so little time.

What can we expect from Season 3? Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) has hinted at a longer stay in Neverland, a tease that has us speculating on the odds of Ariel (aka The Little Mermaid) showing up in Neverland’s Mermaids’ Lagoon. If the Storybrookers do end up in Neverland for a while — we're guessing it's going to take a bit of time to find and rescue Henry — we have the introduction of many well-loved Peter Pan characters to look forward to. We’ve already dream cast some familiar faces, and it would be a shame not to see where the show goes after diving into such a twisted version of the Neverland regulars.

Are you glad to hear about the Season 3 production start date? What are you most looking forward to in Season 3? Let us know in the comments below!