Move over Belle, there’s a new princess in the kingdom. Today Disney announced its upcoming Tangled film stars Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder will replace “Storytime with Belle” at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with a “play and greet” experience.
Beginning October 15, Magic Kingdom guests will have a chance to not only meet and greet with the two new characters but also interact with them in ways not yet announced. It all will take place in the Fairytale Garden, located between Cinderella Castle and the Mad Tea Party.
The “play and greet” sounds strikingly like a precursor to what is planned for Disney’s ongoing Fantasyland expansion that will include several new houses, each with their own interactive area for children of all ages to spend quality time with their favorite Disney Princesses.
The final chance to catch “Storytime with Belle” will be September 12.
This is the second announced addition today of Tangled movie characters to Disney’s theme parks. Earlier, Disney revealed an upcoming new parade for Disneyland in California called “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.” It will also feature Rapunzel along with her house atop a Disney Princess float.
Source: Disney Parks Blog