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Mar 12, 2014 10:33 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 3-12-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 12th, 2013: The Fantasy Faire and Royal Hall opened in Disneyland.
 
One of the highlights of Fantasy Faire is the Royal Theatre, where you’ll be treated to two unique shows relating the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled,” as told by a pair of Renaissance Storytellers, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones. Which show do you like best?

Meet  Messieurs Smythe and Jones here:

 
A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
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::

hall

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.


maurice

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.”

CPG

CPG original


Do you love the Fantasy Faire? Or do you miss Carnation Plaza Gardens? Why?

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Wow! Cannot believe it's been a year already!! I think this is such a sweet area that fits right in with the castle and leading into fantasyland. I have only seen the Rapunzel show and loved the tierd humor- for the adults and children. Thanks for your history post, as always😘 - misschurro  7739.9 #13 10:54AM
Those short videos are great, too! Thanks! - misschurro  7739.9 #13 11:00AM
I know right? Seems like last week! I too love the Repunzel show! I haven't seen BATB yet. Next trip I hope! Thank you! So glad they finally worked! I was sweating! LOL - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 12:21PM
We are the opposite. We have always seen BATB but not tangled. One day we even made it for the morning show of Tangled and for some reason the first show was BATB instead of Tangled. Maybe next time we will make it. - warchanted  174.9 #2398 11:51PM
Great post.  I know I'm in the minority but I didn't really ever spend time in the CPG, so I really love Fantasy Faire.  I think the shows are outstanding and glad that the princess M&G is well done and most importantly, OUT of the FL theater.  I love having three new live shows because of this move. - Sarafina  491.7 #466 10:37AM
Thanks for the compliment! 😊 Also, Thanks for sharing your 2 cents! I love the area as well! I think it was very well done! - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 12:39PM
I still haven't made it there yet. Next trip!  - ythdudette  1527.5 #121 10:40AM
😳 oh yes! Worth a look for sure! When is your next trip?  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 1:49PM
Thanks for sharing! My wife has taken the minis to Tangled twice and they love it. We all did BATB the other week and it was a lot of fun. Very we'll done with lots of hidden Disney/pop culture references and humor.  - chrismis21  696.2 #306 11:05AM
A few months after opening, I ran into the Imagineer, Michel den Dulk in the area at night, just taking pictures and taking it all in. I spoke with him for a few minutes and thanked him for his work. I think he was a little surprised that somebody noticed him, but he was very thankful. And I still haven't tried anything from the cart... - BaseballMickey  8033.2 #12 11:22AM
still on disney to do! the lines are always so crazy when we go :))) - OhanaPhoto  6494.1 #21 11:53AM
They are rarely as bad as they look, I've never waited longer than 30 minutes to see the Princesses and that was a long line, ususally I'm in 15 minutes after getting in line (depends really on the Bibidi Bobidi Boutique, they get in past the line). And my tip for meeting Rapunzel is to go between 3 and 3:30 and stand by the umbrella or the small line forming along the walkway . She comes out at 3:30 with Flynn.Β  I have yet to figure out a plan for Belle, but I have always just walked up and been like 3rd or 4th in line with her in the mornings. - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 12:04PM
I feel like the wait times are significantly less than when they were over at the FL Theater. - Sarafina  491.7 #466 12:58PM
Double the princess, half the wait.  πŸ˜œ - bluefairy  643.8 #334 5:58PM
good to know! - OhanaPhoto  6494.1 #21 8:45AM
i like this area and even when long still moves very fast, due to disney magic that opens an alternate universe of twin princesses inside the meet and greet most of the day (meaning the magic is the same if you are sent to the left or right side after the cms let you in). you do have to take time in the entire area as lots of unique details incuding a few hidden pascals and at least one hidden mickey. I never saw the princesses in the old fantasy theather or at their temp home along small world but in the end it worked out. I still need to get the most elusive pic of Princess Minnie as she is the hardest character to find and get - pikarich  6329.1 #22 12:11PM
This has oddly become one of my favorite places in the park. I only every visited CPG as a child, though I know it has a bit of a storied past for live entertainment in the parks, I don't think it could really handle today's crowds for such. Fantasy Faire is really well done, the architecture is fitting and the shows are perfectly bit sized and fun for the little ones and adults alike. I could never find a Princess before the new meet and greet opened and as such had never taken a picture with one until this past August, so I believe this really made them accessible to guests. Another great post Duchess! Thank you so much. - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 12:25PM
Oddly enough? With your affinity for a certain princess I don't think it is odd to anyone that you like the PFF BeatleMike πŸ˜‰ - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #353 12:35PM
When it opened I made sure we ran right over to check it out. It was awesome to see what the imagineers did in that space and to see the Princesses finally have a real home. I was stoked on the Tangled show but it took me months to finally see it. I've seen the Beauty and the Beast one lots of times. Even when it's busy I always find that area calming. It's also where I almost met blue dress Belle lol - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 6:11PM
I haven't actually sat and watched either show - the sound system they use there hurts my head. I'm sure they are good shows I just can't take it. Which is strange because normally the sound quality at the parks is so good. - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #353 9:17PM
I've always say outside, never noticed it being off. Hopefully you can see them sometime, they can be funny - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 9:25PM
Thanks for another great Disney history lesson! I have to admit I've never actually checked this area out during the day when it's open, but we have watched Swing Dancing in the summertime evening's in that area.  I think it fits really well with the castle, I just miss the lack of crowds of CPG.  It was a nice peaceful place to take a breather out of the sun!  Not too many of those places left at DL!  - zenderella  408.9 #583 12:29PM
We were there. Love this little land. - Winnie111286  22055.5 #3 12:51PM
We were there also. Fun new area - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #170 1:15PM
I can't believe it has already been a year!  Wow. - ekwhite  473.0 #487 1:46PM
I've never been to meet the princess' or watch the show but I do like to get that slushy drink thingy there. πŸ˜„ - erinten  539.9 #413 2:02PM
I've not done any of the above. Lol We need a Fantasy Faire day. πŸ‘‘ - dumbbunny  627.6 #348 2:31PM
Yes! - erinten  539.9 #413 3:36PM
Yes you two do... Fantasy Faire meetup!!! - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 6:14PM
Let's do it! dumbbunnyBeatleMike - erinten  539.9 #413 9:58PM
erinten dumbbunny I'm so there! - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 10:00PM
Woohoo it's on like Donkey Kong!!! We must were tiaras too. @erinten @BeatleMike - dumbbunny  627.6 #348 12:14AM
I have mine! dumbbunny erinten - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 12:42AM
Oh yes! Hmm thinking of the perfect one dumbbunnyBeatleMike - erinten  539.9 #413 10:20PM
There's a whole store on Main Street, that can be part of fun lol erinten dumbbunny - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 10:33PM
erinten and dumbbunny, of course we'll have soup roast and ice cream - BeatleMike  635.6 #341 11:51PM
Can't believe it's already a year...I miss CPG only because concert bands(mine included) from high schools and middle schools would perform there instead of the BTR stage...and it was a beautiful outdoor venue...but I do love Fantasy Faire! The shows are fantastic and very cute! πŸ˜„ Not to mention it's great to have a seperate,organized system of interacting with the princesses because near IASW was just a mess.  - aimeecaitlin  130.8 #3121 2:20PM
We love Fantasy Faire! We've seen both shows and they are great but we prefer Tangled. It's also great seeing the princesses in one place and they take time to talk to the kids - Ariel is especially wonderful and chatty! We even saw Mulan a few weeks ago! - 1tangledbelle  1.5 #64245 8:01PM
I can't believe it's been a year I was there a year ago with my family :-) - ajay87  157.0 #2687 9:20PM
I have a special place in my heart for the carnation plaza gardens since my junior high marching band played there! - WallSchmee  98.4 #3717 1:15AM
I love the fantasy faire! I especially love it at night when it's quiet and calm. My 2 criticisms...the inside area of meet and greet/hall is that it is way too dark and stuffy in there. As a designer the need for natural light in a space if you can have it is crucial and I think they really missed the mark on that. Stained glass or some beautiful iron windows would have been perfect...also I think rapunzels tower is way too small. I know it fits with the scale of everything but I think it could have been a little more grand. Anyway...sorry for the rant! Thanks for the awesome post! πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜ - missariel33  2115.6 #81 12:12AM


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- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 12:55PM

Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
17.34

2. DisneyMom13
6.27

3. Goofytom
5.61

4. beentoall
2.72

5. teapotsandteacups
2.26

6. mamabeam
1.57

7. sheridanrabbit
1.31

8. DisneyDiane316
1.3

9. Dolewhipped
1.06

10. DonaldRox
0.96

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #876 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13209.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2806.2 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2806.2 #53 9:42AM
I'm back:-) - beentoall  1272.8 #0 9:58PM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  110.5 #3513 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1375.9 #141 9:17PM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2033.7 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #507 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 9:45AM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 6:42PM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2964.9 #50 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  346.5 #726 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  346.5 #726 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3346.1 #48 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #69238 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #542 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1603.7 #116 2:20PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4682 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3704 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3346.1 #48 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5257 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  346.5 #726 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  730.6 #289 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7248 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  51.6 #4912 7:25PM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM
thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  5308.4 #25 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1252.5 #149 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  346.5 #726 1:34AM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1873.9 #98 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1713 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1527 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  124.1 #3234 8:42AM

Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unFORECAST for the month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  643.7 #335 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7586 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  451.5 #521 7:32AM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  183.5 #2290 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  293.0 #1024 5:04PM
There was nobody there last week on Saturday loved it Hope it's the same this week  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 9:48PM
August 17 - It was still crowded yesterday, though it starts emptying out about 9 pm since some schools are in session and others are watching PTN. These are your last week's to watch PTN and the current WOC, and the 60th fireworks nightly show. Take advantage on a weeknight if you can. And on week nights, the jazz band plays several sets up until 10:15 pm on the Matk Twain and alternate with sets while cruising the ROA on a tom sawyers raft. We saw the band on the river at 10:40 Tuesday night. Market house is closed at night for coffee, the closest coffee after park hours is Starbucks DD/ WOD. or coffee bean in Haggen Dazs DD Β  ice cream Β store till midnight.Β  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 1:41PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  302.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1567.0 #117 5:02PM
My main annoyance hasn't been touched yet. Thank you for everything you have donethough  admin.  - DisneylandGirl  327.0 #811 9:49PM
So cool love it glad it was posted for everyone to see  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 6:09PM


 
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1. Winnie111286
1630.19

2. Melody_CM
1224.61

3. ShariRenee
693.42

4. teapotsandteacups
600.91

5. secretagentangel
581.14

6. Coaster
534.7

7. jacdanfan
483.8

8. goofygal
415.16

9. connielu
357.81

10. sawman911
285.09



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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2566.5 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  3.4 #31602 2:03AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1106.3 #180 9:59AM
So excited to see I managed to sneak on to the top 10.  I don't get the opportunity to post things that often.  Thank you MWers for responding to my posts:-) - beentoall  1272.8 #0 7:22PM
I have got to get myself on this list!!! - AngiMouse  155.2 #2719 11:36AM

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1. BaseballMickey
8033.19

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4840.12

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
2941.33

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2619.28

9. Dave
13820.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



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#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  11391.3 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 10:56PM

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