When I was a kid the only time I got to see all my cousins at once was when we went to Disneyland. We only got to go five times (over the past 30 years) so each visit was like magic. The boys always made us sick on the teacups and we'd splash water at each other on pirates. Every time I go to the park now I think of them and how much I miss them.
Went on the mark twain riverboat today for the first time... Kinda cool how much of the old Disneyland is still left that u can see from the boat (this was part of natures wonderland or something like that I believe)
I live 5 minutes from the park. Two weeks ago I hadn't been there in 15 years. Since we got our annual pass this month we've been 8 times. Can't believe what I've been missing... Will never take it for granted again. Thanks for the post :)
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.”