Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Guests of the Magic Kingdom are hereby welcomed to greet Her Royal Highnesses in Princess Fairytale Hall!
As part of the New Fantasyland expansion, a Meet and Greet area fashioned just for Disney Princesses has taken the place of what was once Snow White’s Scary Adventures. The new space is simply stunning, and, as you might expect, perfectly fit for a Princess.
Upon entering, guests can choose to meet and have their pictures taken with either Rapunzel or Cinderella. Each will be joined by one additional Princess. No matter which side you choose, Cinderella is the host to all, as Princess Fairytale Hall is part of her home. This photo shows you how the Hall serves as an extension of Cinderella Castle.
Prior to entering the heart of the building, guests enjoy unique touches such as stained glass windows featuring beloved characters from the Cinderella film.
Those features are certainly beautiful, but the real showstopper is the Princess Portrait Gallery.
The portraits were all created by classically trained painters, and I hope these pictures are able to show you even a little of their breathtaking detail and color (click on any of the images to enlarge). They’re all gorgeous, but I found Tiana’s to be especially lovely.
As you reach the end of the Portrait Gallery, something truly special catches your eye: Princess Fairytale Hall is the new home to Cinderella’s Glass Slipper.
At the end of the Gallery, a Cast Member guides you to the greeting room. My friend and I chose to meet Rapunzel, and she was joined by Snow White.
I love how this book on the way out depicts a scene from Snow White’s Scary Adventures as a nod to the attraction that once stood here:
It’s an enchanting space from entrance to exit!
I was very thankful for the chance to attend a “Sneak Peek” of Princess Fairytale Hall prior to its Grand Opening (scheduled for September 18th) at an event hosted by Disney Parks Blog. We had the unique opportunity to listen to two of the Hall’s Imagineers, and it was a special experience to be able to hear their stories and sources of inspiration for the Hall, as well as applaud them for a job royally done!
Many thanks to Disney Parks Blog for an amazing evening!
My Disney Bucket List Goal is to visit all of the attractions in New Fantasyland. This goal is still “In Progress,” as there is one more new attraction to come: the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster, set to debut in Spring 2014. You can read about other things you can experience in New Fantasyland by clicking any of the links below:
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
The Barnstormer and Pete’s Silly Side Show
Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Casey Jr Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
Enchanted Tales with Belle