Once upon a time, fairy tale Princesses were in search of a Royal Gathering place to receive Guests of the Kingdom. This Royal Hall should be surrounded by Enchantment in the form of a Royal Theatre brimming with Music, dancing and Merriment. Henceforth, this wondrous place shall be known as Fantasy Faire.
A "FAIRE" TO REMEMBER:
Since 1955, Sleeping Beauty Castle has been the heart of Disneyland Park, an iconic symbol of "The Happiest Place on Earth," where dreams come true every day. And on March 12- nearly 58 years later-Fantasy Faire continues that legacy. A natural extension of the castle and Fantasyland, Guests will be invited into a charming European village inspired by their favorite Disney stories and meet beloved Disney princesses in a new setting befitting royalty.
Located in the former Carnation Plaza Gardens, Fantasy Faire's architecture was designed to blend seamlessly with Fantasyland, with turrets and a castle wall adding that royal touch.
Like Fantasyland, Fantasy Faire is filled with unique Disney touches and hidden details for Guests to explore and discover. However, the true magic of Fantasy Faire lies within the characters and Cast Members who populate the area, bringing the story to life for every Guest.
Reminiscent of the medieval faire theme of the original Fantasyland, the Royal Theatre is an open-air venue where the lively Renaissance storytellers Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones will present the tales of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Tangled" - with vaudeville flair-each day, to the musical accompaniment of Sir Samuel of Morocco.
However, Guests won't have to use their imaginations for every character, as Belle, Lumiere, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will join in on the fun. After each performance, Guests can greet the shows respective princess.
Get twisted with Maurice's treats, a gypsy wagon that has been transformed into a food "invention" cart concocted by Belle's lovable (and slightly discombobulated)father. Guests can choose between flaky strawberry or chocolate twists, or savory cheddar garlic bagel twists that pair perfectly with the new Boysen Apple Freeze drink, topped with passion fruit foam.
CARNATION PLAZA GARDENS CREST:
Just above a facade that adorns the passage to Frontierland is a crest with three carnations and the letters "CPG." That's a tribute to Carnation Plaza Gardens, which occupied the site from 1956 to 2012.
FAIRY TALE TREASURES:
Within this new merchandise location, young Guests create their own happily ever after with princess costumes,accessories, toys and more. Look closely and you may discover a hidden acorn within the treasure chest on the shop sign. A nod to the friendly woodland creatures from such classics as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella" squirrels admiring their acorn "treasures" can be seen throughout the shop.
Once Guests step into the Gothic-inspired interior of the Royal Hall, they will travel from room to room, meeting some of their favorite Disney princesses, including Ariel, Aurora and Cinderella, each in their own area of the hall beneath crown-inspired chandeliers. Its like seeing the princesses living inside their castle and you're a part of their world.
In the middle of the square is a 16-foot-high stone sculpture of Rapunzel's tower from "Tangled." At the top, Rapunzel peeks through the window and every so often, Mother Gothel's song plays, bringing Rapunzel's hair to life. At night, something magical will happen, and every now and then her hair will glow. Her hair is twisted around the column, so twinkling lights will surround the whole column.
FIGARO THE CAT:
If you peek up into the windows of Fantasy Faire, you may catch Figaro, Geppetto's cat from Pinocchio,sleeping on a window balcony next to a bird cage. The bird whistles melodies from several classic Disney tunes, which sometimes wakes Figaro, causing him to meow and interact with his feathered friend.
CLOPIN'S MUSIC BOX:
Come one, come all to Topsy Turvy Day in Clopin's Music Box. With one turn of the crank, Guests will set a scene in motion featuring Clopin, the leader of the gypsies in"The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Once the music begins to play, the whole scene comes to life.
This an amazing attraction,everyone should see...Dr Lee