I am not a Disney Vacation Club member, but I was able to rent a one bedroom room in the Baylake Towers by using an online broker service (http://www.dvcrequest.com) The room has a full kitchen. Most DVC properties at WDW are presented. You could shop there if you have a mind to stay and a fancier dig than a hotel room.
My co workers think I am nuts for the amount of time we go south to visit the parks, but when it is time for them to drag themselves and the kiddies down for a visit, who do they come see? Yup. They know who has all the details how to do the parks.
I have a very special picture of my Minnie dressed as Snow White getting an autograph and a long conversation with the ' real ' Snow White. It was a 'Magic day' with no crowds and my kids were able to spend 'quality' time with each of the characters they met...one of many Magic Days that I have spent in Walt's creation.
IMHO they can find something else to do with ' Innoventions '. that building is too dated and should be allocated for something else.,,actually tomorrowland as a whole needs some TLC. Star Tours digital is a start, but the old rocket rod/people mover track screams for something fun to take place and it is WAY past time to create something new for the Captain EO experience.
I was looking into the process but presently on hold because I was able to book a week in WDW thru an online DVC points broker site. It's rather pricey, but maybe being able to book 'non theme park' properties might be an advantage. Not to disrespect anyone who is a member...if there were no members, then I wouldn't have been able to book my week :-)
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.”