Home from our whirlwind visit to the parks for our 10 year anniversary! Thanks to all who answered questions in the weeks prior to our trip that helped make it a success!! We didn't have a roaming package to be able to use mouse wait in the parks but whenever we hit a wifi hotspot we were looking in and also saw many a person in ride lines using this fabulous app!
Highlights from our trip: getting upgraded to a club level park view 12th row floor at our hotel, the dozens of well wishes from wearing our disney anniversary pins, our world of color picnic tickets which got us front and center for our first time seeing WOC, and the neatest thing... We started to follow @DCAtoday on twitter and asked if there was any Disney magic in the park to help us celebrate our anniversary the night we were watching WOC... Through a few back and forth tweets and a direct message from the hotel, they asked if we'd meet them at the Stanley statue in radiator springs that evening.. So we did, and they gave us two pairs of glow with the show Mickey ears!!!!
As we left the park on our final night, the CM at the turnstile said 'happy anniversary you two' ❤
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A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”