Saturday, July 29, 2017

Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland

Fantasyland! Fantasyland is by far the most charming of the lands, designed as quaint Alpine Village beneath the spires of Cinderella's Castle. 

Here is a land of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart, to those who believe that when you wish upon a star your dreams do come true.

— Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955

I didn't find the Small World building as charming as the one in Disneyland, but the ride itself was still pretty magical.

While we didn't have a meal at Pinocchio's Village Haus, we couldn't resist peeking inside at all the cute decorations, especially all the Figaro murals.

This seriously may be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

The number one thing I was most excited for was our lunch at Be Our Guest. Laura once again worked her Disney Fairy Godmother magic and got us reservations at this extraordinary Beauty and the Beast themed restaurant. Reservations get snatched up quickly so it was so amazing Lu was able to get us in!

Lunch at Be Our Guest is quick service while dinner is slightly more fancy and is table service. Since we were there for lunch, we were able to pick which room we got to dine in. There are three rooms to choose from, the main ballroom with an ornate painted ceiling and snow quietly falling outside the large balcony windows ....

... The Rose Gallery which is deigned to resemble a music box, complete with a slowly rotating statue of Belle and the Beast ....

... And the dark and mysterious West Wing which houses the enchanted rose ...

We chose to dine in the Ballroom because it's obviously the most pretty. We got a table close by the windows so we have a good view of the snow outside as well as the entire ballroom, it was perfect.

I made sure to wear my royal rings to this fancy meal at the Beast's castle

The menu is full of french delights, as well as some Beauty and the Beast themed items. I got a croque Monsieur for my main course and a strawberry short cake cupcake for  dessert.

Laura got the famous "grey stuff" cupcake

After our wonderful lunch at the Beast's castle, we strolled across the way to Belle's house for my first ever experience with Enchanted Tales with Belle. Laura told me just enough about what this experience entails, but she wanted it to mostly be a surprise.

This portrait of Belle and her mom is too cute to handle.

Lucky audience members are chosen to act out the enchanted story of belle and her beast.

Then we are escourted into Belle's library where we got to hang out with Belle herself and Lumiere.

Belle and the Beat's first dance! This experience is so adorable, I highly recommend it!

Fantasyland is divided into three different sections, The Enchanted Forest, where the Beauty and the Beast attractions are, The Castle Courtyard home of It's a Small world and Peter Pan's Flight and lastly The Storybook Circus where you will find Big Top Treats and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. I was completely enchanted with Big Top Treats, just look at how adorable it is!

I got a 1st Visit button and Lu got a Happy Birthday pin!

There were so many darling Dumbo souvenirs I just couldn't resist taking one home. As adorable as this stuffed animal collection was I went with a mama elephant stuffed animal complete with her super cute pink hat and a baby dumbo attached at her hip.

1 comment:

  1. This really is so different than LA! The Big Top is a theme that is so fun to develop! Beauty and the Beast is a nice addition, it is one of my favorite Disney films. The whole place was just so enchanting!