Disneyland Debuts New Fantasy Faire Attraction
What do you call a gathering of princesses? A pack? A gaggle? A bevy?
We don’t know, either, but travelers heading to Disneyland may find themselves pondering that question when the theme park’s newest attraction, Fantasy Faire, opens on Tuesday, March 12. With the likes of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” on hand to meet and greet little visitors, it promises to be a regular princess-palooza.
“There are an awful lot of little girls who love princesses,” said park spokesman John McClintock. “I’m surprised how many already come to the park in their princess dresses.”
Of course, princesses are hardly a new franchise for Disney. This is the company, after all, that produced “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the first full-length animated film in the U.S., in 1937 and informal meet and greets have been a park staple for years.
Fantasy Faire, however, better befits the princesses’ regal status. Located near the forecourt of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the attraction resembles a medieval village; highlights include a Royal Hall, Royal Theatre and Tangled Tower, a lighted sculpture inspired by the story of Rapunzel.