Disneyland to debut Fantasy Faire in Spring 2013, new live entertainment planned for Fantasyland Theatre

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Disneyland today shared an update on the status of Fantasy Faire, a new entertainment offering being constructed next to Sleeping Beauty Castle. First announced at the 2011 D23 Expo, Fantasy Faire will be a permanent home for Disney Princesses in the park when it debuts in Spring 2013.

Meanwhile, Disneyland is readying a new “live entertainment experience” for Fantasyland Theatre, meaning the existing Princess Fantasy Faire will permanently be closing on the newly-annonced date of August 12, just 10 days from now. But guests will still have an opportunity to meet Disney Princesses near “it’s a small world” until the new Fantasy Faire opens next year.

New images of a Walt Disney Imagineering model show what the Fantasy Faire area will look like, adjacent to Sleeping Beauty Castle:

Royal Hall will be the name of the new Princess meet-and-greet location within Fantasy Faire:

Much to the dismay of fans, Fantasy Faire is replacing the longtime home of swing dancing, Carnation Plaza Gardens, which closed in April. Disney has said that swing dancing will continue in the park on select nights once Fantasy Faire opens.


  1. So excited to see this part of Disneyland updated!

  2. steve

    I am not excited about this

    Bring back Carnation Plaza Gardens

  3. Michel

    Looks really nice! Also a bit proud because the imagineer you see in the picture is Michel den Dulk a dutch imagineer who started his work at de Efteling in the Netherlands. Nice to see that his first big project is a square. That’s just the way he started his carreer in the netherlands with the anton pieck plein(square) http://documenten.eftelist.nl/pieckplein/pieckpleinoverzicht.jpg

  4. Brandon

    I can’t believe this! I love the Princess Fantasy Faire! Why must they close it? I never got to see any of the shows! They closed it a month after I left, July. Man! Well, Atleast They’re Making something new. but it’s not until spring next year!

  5. Peter

    Does anyone know who designed this?

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