Fantasyland, invites young and old to relive the wonderful memories of the many beautiful fairy tale stories from the classic Disney films...
As guests wander their way up Main Street USA upon entering the park they cannot help gazing at the beautiful castle ahead of them. As symbol for all that the park stands for Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant represents the make believe fantasy world that is the Disneyland Park. As well as being the parks most famous icon, it also forms the entrance into the section of the park based upon Disney's classic fairy tale films Fantasyland.
Wandering through the castle guests can gaze up to the roof, Held up by huge columns carved into the shape of trees they somehow seem to sparked as if they were designed by magic. Here in the gallery guests can also view the fabulous tapestries and stained glass windows based upon Disney's classic film Sleeping Beauty, Before passing out onto a balcony which offers a panoramic view of Fantasyland.
Behind the castle guests pass into a courtyard which includes an anvil in to which the magic sword "Excalibur" is embedded. Just beyond "Excalibur" is a beautiful carrousel that features finely carved horses which gallop around accompanied to music from Disney's classic films.
The whole design of Fantasyland was strongly influenced by European architecture including beautiful tiled roof cottages with wooden rafters and gables that look straight from the pages of a story book.
Surrounding the cottages beautifully manicured landscaping includes perfectly shaped topiaries and colourful flower beds, The winding cobblestone paths lead in all directions towards different storybook adventures.
Take a ride into the stories of Snow White, Pinnochio, or even aboard a magical floating galleon with Peter Pan, These are just a few of the attractions to enjoy. Others include a hedge maze themed around Alice in Wonderland and a boat trip past intricately detailed models of some of the worlds most famous fairy tales.
One of the reasons Fantasyland is so popular amongst younger visitors is that it is one of the best places to meet the famous Disney characters in person. Everyone from Mickey to Cinderella, The Queen of Hearts to Pluto can be found on occasion wandering around the area. Be sure to carry a camera with you because you can never be sure who you will meet next.
Another place you can see you favourite Disney characters is towards the back of the land at the Fantasy Festival Stage here guests can enjoy shows featuring many of Disney's on screen stars.