Disney has just released a new 2 minute trailer for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live action movie. Here it is: Continue reading VIDEO: NEW Beauty and the Beast Trailer released
Guests using Memory Maker or a Disney Annual Pass with Photopass included will be offered a special limited-time meet and greet opportunity with Belle in the Magic Kingdom. Continue reading Belle to offer unique limited-time meet and greet at Magic Kingdom
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)
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
Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire was built upon an area known as the Carnation Plaza Gardens. For years it featured evening swing dancing, but not a great deal more. It was demolished to bring this grand, new meet and greet area for Disney Princesses. It maintains the same gothic styling as Fantasyland behind the castle, but has a more open village feeling. It will be located to the left of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
There are two main areas of Fantasy Faire: Royal Hall and Royal Theater. Royal Hall will be the primary meet and greet location for Disney Princesses which features a couple of nice interactive elements in “Clopin’s Music Box” and Gepetto’s cat Figaro napping upon a window sill. “Clopin’s Music Box” is a mechanical wonder that displays the Feast of Fools scene from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
The Royal Theater is the primary location of Princess storytelling. There will be two different shows presented featuring Belle and Rapunzel. They story will be presented by Mr. Jones and Mr. Smythe who are Renaissance style storytellers who desire to bring these stories to life. They will be joined by Belle and Rapunzel who will meet and greet at the conclusion of the story.
Fantasy Faire opens March 12, 2013
Disney is continuing its plans to recreate all the dresses that the Princesses wear in the theme parks. The trend began with Cinderella receiving a new look for her meet and greets. On or about February 3, 2013 Belle will receive a new gold ball gown, hairstyle and accouterments. She typically only wears the gold dress at Enchanted Tales with Belle, so it would be my guess that this would be the only location to see her in this new outfit.