First and foremost, I apologize in advance for the length of this post. A few days ago someone made a comment that they felt that MouseWait was fun, yet "nonproductive". I have to tell you my story today to help this persons realize that this is a VERY productive place. Earlier today I was driving down the 405 after just finishing an emergency call heading south. I was in the southbound lane near Century Boulevard, when suddenly in the northbound 405 Lane, a pedestrian was hit in the road and I saw him fly about 30 feet up into the air. We were already loaded with a passenger, and could not stop, and were on the opposite side of the divider. I called it in and another unit was dispatched to the scene. As an EMT, we usually see bad things happen to people, but we get there after they happen. This time, I saw it with my own eyes, and my heart was wrenched in two. I still have no idea if the person lived or died, as I haven't been able to see the news. But my point to all of this is… Tonight there was a virtual pin event and two very lovely MWers (mini_Minnie and DisneyVacationLover) gifted me a v-pin each without any kind of request. This app has literally, and I mean literally, helped me out in more ways than I can even tell you. For all the horrible and ugly that I see on a daily basis, this is my safe haven, and my very productive place to get my daily dose of happiness and joy from all of you wonderful MouseWait friends. I hope the person that posted that he felt MouseWait is nonproductive, reads this and understands just how important this is to some of us, and how important all of you are to me. Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for being such a great family.
Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
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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.”