Last friday at the D23 expo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis announced Fantasy Faire, a new area in the Carnations Plaza Gardens. The area is basicly becoming a new Princess meet and greet and I have to admit, I’m not very thriled about it.
While the concept art looks really nice and I have no doubt it will look great, I just don’t like the idea of a Princess meet and great replacing an area with the amazing history that the Carnations Plaza Gardens has. Tom Staggs reassured the crowd at the D23 Expo that the Swing Dancing will continue on. I will of course reserve final judgement for when it opens.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
Today at the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis announced an exciting transformation poised to take place at Disneyland park.
The boundaries of Fantasyland are expanding with a brand new experience called Fantasy Faire. For this project, Carnations Plaza Gardens Stage is being reimagined into an enchanting village square that will immerse guests in the stories of their favorite princesses in exciting new ways.
Guests will travel through a village square surrounded by fairytale cottages and pavilions to the heart of the square – Tangled Tower, inspired by the film. The village square will come alive with activities and entertainment, including a Royal Ribbon Parade where guests can dance and interact with Belle or Rapunzel. Guests can visit the their favorite Disney royalty from such films as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled.”
The Fantasy Faire Stage will be a new entertainment venue where the stories of Disney’s fairy tale heroes and heroines will be brought to life, letting guests become part of the story as well.
And at night, the Fantasy Faire Stage will come alive with the classic music and dance offerings that Disneyland park guests have loved for years.