March 12th has been announced as the official opening date for Fantasy Faire, the princess meet and greet expansion of Disneyland’s Fantasyland. Two of Disney’s princesses just couldn’t wait and stopped by for a visit and a photo shoot.
In addition to the photos of the meet and greet area models, Walt Disney Imagineering has released some of the concept art created in the process of designing Fantasy Faire. The main indoor area will be called ‘Royal Hall’ and feature individual nooks to host… Read More »Disneyland Fantasy Faire Concept Art
Disneyland has announced that the current Princess Fantasy Faire meet and greet, located in the Fantasyland theater location, will be closing August 12th. They also let it be known that the plan is to prep the theater to once again host a stage show and they’re promising a new concept in entertainment.
With papers filed for some construction on Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theater of the Stars, home to Beauty & The Beast stage show, many are wondering if Disney will be saving costs by building sets and costumes for two shows at the same time. Most speculation is centered on will it be for a past movie (many assume Tangled is the likely candidate) or another revue show (like Animazement). The theme park stage version of Beauty and the Beast didn’t debut until a year after the movie came out, so they’re not too far off that timeline with Tangled. But revue shows have a little bit for everyone… it’s a toss up.
As you know, Fantasyland will actually be expanding soon when the Fantasy Faire area opens up in the old Carnation Gardens location. The Princess Meet and Greets will move to this location, along with some entertainment offerings during the day and the return of swing dancing at night.
Walt Disney Imagineering has shared this photos of the models for Fantasy Faire. The large tent that will cover the dance floor reminds me quite a bit of the color scheme for the Prince Charming Carousel at the Magic Kingdom.
Carnations Plaza Gardens is an area of Disneyland that is close to its heart. It is literally adjacent to the hub and figuratively one of the places that was blessed by Walt and personally enjoyed him and Lillian Disney. Many of the couples who danced… Read More »Disneyland to Close Carnation Gardens Plaza, Relocate Swing Dancing Out of Park