you have to pretty much sprint doing either fastpass or direct ride. it's kind of a toss up, knowing you want to ride w/ your young(6-y.o.) child but if you are able to, you can ride the single rider in less than half the wait usually.
i've seen ppl lined up for F.P. prior to opening & FP wait was 35 minutes & they still ran out. Good luck!
Every CM is special in their own way, from the sweepers who offer to take your finished trays, to those who trade pins, smile & just say "Hello!"
My favorite cast members are the Captains from Jungle Cruise but they are all part of a magical aura that makes DL & California Adventure the places where happy memories are born! Thank you all!
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.”