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Cinderella and Rapunzel to split up

With Anna and Elsa moving back to Epcot in their new Summerhus, Cinderella and Rapunzel will be split up again. Continue reading Cinderella and Rapunzel to split up

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

how to meet every princess at disney world

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Meeting the all the Disney Princesses in one trip can seem like a daunting task to many first time visitors, but you don’t have to be stressed to meet the dresses!  Here’s some tips for meeting all the Princesses and I even threw in some bonus female face characters at the end of the post.

Anna and Elsa – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall (only)

Anna and Elsa, Frozen, Norway, Epcot, Meet and Greet

The best way to save time meeting the frozen sisters is to pre-arrange Fastpass+.  Guests who are staying onsite should book these around midnight 60 days before their trip, but choose the farthest out date during your trip.  If you are unsure when our 60 day window begins, check my Crowd Calendars.  If they still don’t show up, try using my tips on How to get hard to find Fastpass+ reservations (may be necessary for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train too).  If you don’t succeed at first, keep trying!

If you just can’t find Fasptasses and don’t want to wait 2 hours or more, then arrive at the Magic Kingdom 30-45 minutes early.  Go straight to one of the ropes on the sides of the train station.  When they count down to open the park, stay right on the rope and don’t let people cut you in line.  The Cast Members will escort the rope all the way to the Castle in a VERY slow fashion.  Once you reach the Castle, go straight through and bear left at the Prince Charming Carousel.  You’ll need to circle it to enter the regular Stand By line.

Another option may be visiting during LATE Extra Magic Hours, if you are onsite.  The ladies are available from park open to close and DO NOT appear at ANY character dining.

NOTE:  Anna and Elsa appear in the same room, but don’t appear in the same photo any longer! Continue reading How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Princess Fairytale Hall: How to meet the Princesses with no confusion

Princess Fairytale Hall is the new location for 4 of Disney’s most popular Princesses. You’re guaranteed to meet either Cinderella in one queue line with a visiting Princess or Rapunzel in another queue line with a guest Princess. You’ll find that almost all the time it will be Cinderella with Aurora/Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel with Snow White.  “Legacy” or paper Fastpass (we’ll get there) and Fastpass+ are available to meet each Princesss group.

Location:  Former Snow White’s Scary Adventures building right behind the Castle on your right as you pass through the Castle

Best time to go:  Rope drop, fireworks or immediately after fireworks or use a type of Fastpass.

Should I use FASTPASS?  I recommend waiting in one standard queue to experience the large artwork and Cinderella’s slipper and use some type for Fastpass for the other.  I would go there at rope drop one day or during fireworks to experience the regular stand by queue.

Who has the longest wait?:  Ususally Rapunzel, but in the early morning everyone heads to Rapunzel, then switches queues to Cinderella.  (We used Legacy FP for Cinderella and found that to be a better solution.

How’s the lighting?  It’s really beautiful and regal inside the new meet and greet area.  It’s much better than the old flat backdrops, but the lighting is difficult on inexpensive cameras.  I recommend using a fill flash if you don’t get a good photo.  Don’t leave without inspecting your photo!  All these photos were taken with a pocket Sony RX 100, which is a high-end hand-held camera.

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The EXTERIOR

Princess Fairytale Hall Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Exterior (6)
Daylight photo near opening time with giant crane ruining my artistic interpretation!

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Worldwide Wednesdays: Sleeping Beauty characters and Aurora’s blue dress.

In Paris Aurora meets guests in her blue dress
In Paris Aurora meets guests in her blue dress
Normally Aurora only meets in her blue dress, but on very rare occasions when the Parade isn't running she will come out in her pink dress which she wears in the Parade.
Normally Aurora only meets in her blue dress, but on very rare occasions when the Parade isn’t running she will come out in her pink dress which she wears in the Parade.
Before the Princess Pavilion in Fantasyland opened Prince Phillip could be seen in Fantasyland a lot, nowadays he can be found at Auberge De Cendrillon occasionally and he is in the Parade every day.
Before the Princess Pavilion in Fantasyland opened Prince Phillip could be seen in Fantasyland a lot, nowadays he can be found at Auberge De Cendrillon occasionally and he is in the Parade every day.
Malificent can be found at Disneyland Paris during the Halloween Season. During this season she is out for meet'n'greets almost every day.
Malificent can be found at Disneyland Paris during the Halloween Season. During this season she is out for meet’n’greets almost every day.

Snow White, Aurora and Belle changes to Magic Kingdom

Confirmed that this changevdid take place today.

October 13, 2012

It appears that Belle is leaving Town Square Theater tomorrow and Aurora is moving back into the the Theater with Cinderella and Rapunzel.  Snow White will move from the street in Town Square to the Courtyard area next to City Hall.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow’s state hours are park open to one hour before close.

I’ve heard that Gaston is currently meeting from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  I’ll need to check on Ariel’s meet and greet.  The schedules should start to become more regular soon (I hope).