Fantasyland has so many attractions including meet and greets, restaurants and shopping that you may want to spend extra time in this area. The iconic carousel is the center of the original Fantasyland with the newer part is where Mickey’s Toon Town used to reside. Take your time walking around this land and soak up the Disney Magic. Its important to get some Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) if you want to eat at one of the two table service dining locations.
Cinderella’s Royal Table: This fairy-tale dining experience is located in Cinderella’s castle! Yes, in the castle. Here you can dine with the Princesses. This is one of the hardest reservations to get due to its popularity. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here and it is considered a signature dining credit (which means it costs two credits from the dining plan). Cinderella and the princesses are present at each mealtime. This is a one-of-a-kind dining experience, try not to miss it. Tip: If you want to see Ariel and Princess Aurora along with the others you will need to go to the Royal Table for Breakfast.
Be Our Guest: Located in Beast’s castle in the newer part of Fantasyland, this restaurant serves Breakfast and lunch as counter service and Dinner is a table service. Breakfast highlights include quiche and croque madame breakfast sandwiches. Lunch highlights include tuna niçoise salad, quiche, bechamel-smothered monsieur sandwich and braised pork. Guests at these two meal times can order from a touch-screen terminal and the food is served to your table. Dinner is a 3-course prix fixe menu that features French dishes which are sure to be delicious. You have your choice of appetizer including French onion soup, charred octopus, escargot, your choice of dinner including filet mignon, smoked black-eye peas tortellini, seafood bouillabaisse and for dessert “Try the grey stuff, its delicious” and we are not kidding!
Pinocchio Village Haus: This quick service place right next to It’s a Small World serves lunch and dinner. They have a variety of flatbreads, pastas and salads. Fun Tip: If you get a table by the ride (to the left of the food counter) right up against the window, you can wave to the people in the boats as they embark on their voyage around the globe. There are even signs to hold up that tell the passengers to “wave” or “smile”
Gaston’s Tavern: located between Enchanted Tales with Belle and Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid this tavern is home to LeFou’s brew a specialty punch everyone should try. You can also get sandwiches and Cinnamon Rolls as big as your head, seriously. Gaston makes appearances outside the Tavern (check your times guide to find out when). He has been known to challenge guest to push up contests thus proving that “there is no one strong like Gaston”
Prince Eric’s Village Market: You can stop at this quick snack shack for jumbo pretzels and frozen beverages.
Storybook Circus Snacks: Stop here if you are looking for the infamous Turkey Legs and beverages too.
Cheshire Café: This snack shop features iced coffee, lemonade and Cheshire Cat Tails-chocolate Danish twists with stripes of purple and pink icing.
Storybook Treats: Here you can get ice cream treats, floats and specialties including strawberry shortcake, hot fudge cookie and fudge brownie sundaes.
The Friar’s Nook: This location serves gourmet tater tots (loaded buffalo chicken), hot dogs and even fried twinkies. They offer beverages that include lemonade slushies and mocha iced coffee.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Much more of an experience than a shop. This magical beauty salon located inside Cinderella’s castle is where you can transform into a Disney Princess or Valiant Knight. You can choose a hairstyle, make-up, nail color and accessories and even purchase a costume to walk out in. These enchanted makeovers are head-to-toe pampering in the most magical place in the world. Reservations are required.
Fantasy Faire: This is a shop located next to Mickey’s Philharmagic where you can find personalized hats and fun headwear including Mickey or Minnie ears.
Big Top Souvenirs: Don’t miss out on this place for some of the best handmade sweets around. Themed as a circus tent, this shop is 360 degrees of fun. You can find Disney character items and park souvenirs here.
Well that’s a pretty detailed description of everything Fantasyland in this two-part blog. I would say- spend more time in this area and enjoy the Magic that comes with it
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