A First Look at Fantasy Faire

If there's one thing that Disney does really well, it's princesses.  Everyone loves a Disney princess, every little girl wants to be a Disney princess, and when they go to the Disneyland Resort, every little girl wants to meet a Disney princess.  With so many young princesses wandering around the Disneyland Resort, Imagineers have created a bit more space for them to play.  Fantasy Faire, a special place where guests can meet and interact with Disney Princesses, opened at Disneyland Park in early March this year.  Last week I visited Fantasy Faire for the first time and had a royal time!  Here are some photos I took to give you an idea of what Fantasy Faire is like:

Fantasy Faire is an extension of Fantasyland; the architecture of the buildings blends seamlessly with the rest of Fantasyland, and if you didn't know any better you would think that Fantasy Faire has always been a part of Fantasyland from the beginning.

This is the Royal Hall, where you can meet Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

This is the Royal Theatre, where you can relive the stories of Rapunzel and Belle courtesy of Messrs. Smythe and Jones, two hilarious minstrels.  This is such a great addition to Disneyland's entertainment repertoire, it deserves a post of its own.

When you're at the Village Square, you feel like you've stepped right into the middle of a medeival town.  It's almost a shame that they don't ask everyone to wear medeival gowns and armor before stepping into Fantasy Faire!

You can stop at Maurice's Treats cart for a bite to eat or a cool drink.

You can purchase some royal souvenirs for your little knight or princess at Fairy Tale Treasures.

No detail has escaped the Disney Imagineers' attention, and there are surprises everywhere you turn.

Someone has slapped a wanted poster of Flynn Rider in a corner -- as usual, they've got his nose all wrong.

I love this beautiful wooden painting decorating a bench just outside the Royal Hall.

Don't miss this little gem, Clopin's Music Box: it's like a medieval DVD player that plays a song-and-dance scene when you turn the crank!

Remember Pinocchio and Gepetto?  Their fairy tale is set in a medeival town that looks a lot like Fantasy Faire.  Here's a cute animatronic of their cat, Figaro.

I kind of wish I was visiting Fantasy Faire for the first time as a little girl, not as a fuddy-duddy middle-aged woman.  This place is every little princess's dream come true!

(okay, maybe it's every big princess's dream come true as well :) 

Disclosure: The Disneyland Resort invited me to a press event to preview Fantasy Faire.  My travel expenses were covered, but I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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