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Fantasyland is one of the nine themed lands at Disneyland Park. The land features a central courtyard dominated by King Arthur's Carrousel, in front of which sits a sword in an anvil.


Here is a land of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart, to those who believe that when you wish upon a star your dreams do come true.
Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955

History and environments

Fantasyland is one of the original themed lands at Disneyland. Fantasyland features Sleeping Beauty Castle at its front, which is also the park's icon, and a central courtyard dominated by King Arthur's Carrousel, in front of which sits a sword in an anvil; several times each day a costumed Merlin helps a child pull the sword from it. Walt Disney said, "What youngster has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland? In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's youth have become realities for youngsters - of all ages - to participate in."

In 1983, Fantasyland received a major facelift (dubbed "New Fantasyland")[1] and the attraction facades changed from a Renaissance motif to a fantasy mock up of a Bavarian village. Fantasyland's main entrance is through Sleeping Beauty Castle. The entrance also contains a separate walk-through attraction that opened in 1957 but was closed from 2001-2008 due to security concerns following the September 11, attacks. The attraction re-opened in May 2008.

The plaque in front of the castle marks the spot where the Disneyland Time Capsule is buried. Sealed on the 40th anniversary of the park, it contains different items from the history of Disney parks. It is scheduled to be opened in the year 2035, forty years after it was first sealed. The famed "Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks" show was introduced in 1956, but Tinker Bell's first flight wasn't until 1961. The first Tinker Bell was Tiny Kline, former circus aerialist. Multiple shows have replaced this most involving some sort of 'flying' character, such as Tinker Bell.

Fantasyland was said, by Walt Disney, to be his favorite land in the park.[2]






  • The Royal Swing Big Band Ball
  • Storytelling at Royal Theatre
  • Pearly Band


  • Mickey Mouse Club Circus (1955-1956)
  • Keller's Jungle Killers (1956)
  • Frozen (2015-2016)
  • The Magic of Christmas (1985-1988 Seasonal)
  • Sing'in' Danc'in' Heigh Ho (1987)
  • Circus Fantasy (1988)
  • Show Biz Is (1989)
  • One Man's Dream, celebration of Walt Disney (1989-1990)
  • Dick Tracy in Diamond Double-Cross (1990)
  • Plane Crazy (1991)
  • Mickey's Nutcracker (1991-1992 Seasonal)
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage (1992-1995)
  • The Spirit of Pocahontas (1995-1997)
  • The Wiggles! Live (1998)
  • Animazment - The Musical (1998-2001)
  • Minnie's Christmas Party (2001-2002 Seasonal)
  • Mickey's Detective School (2002-2003)
  • Snow White: An Enchanting Musical (2004-2006)
  • Disney Princess Fantasy Faire (2006-2012)
  • The Magic, the Memories and You (2011-2012)

Restaurants and refreshments


  • Churros near Casey Jr. Circus train
  • Churros near Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Churros at Small World Promenade
  • Edelweiss Snacks
  • Fantasyland Fruit Cart
  • Lemonade at Small World Promenade
  • Maurice's Treats
  • Popcorn near Fantasyland Theatre
  • Popcorn at Small World Promenade
  • Pretzels at Small World Promedade
  • Red Rose Tavern
  • Troubador Tavern


  • Character Foods (1955-1981)
  • Captain Hook's Galley (also known as Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant) (1955–82)
  • Welch's Grape Juice Stand (1956-1981)
  • Yumz (1985-2004)
  • Enchanted Cottage Sweets & Treats (2004-2012)
  • Village Haus Restaurant (1983-2017)



  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Merlin's Marvelous Miscellany
  • Stromboli's Cart
  • Royal Reception
  • Fairy Tale Treasures
  • "It's a Small World" Toy Shop
  • Le Petit Chalet
  • The Mad Hatter


  • Merlin's Magic Shop (1955–1983)
  • Tinker Bell Toy Shoppe (1957–2008)
  • Castle Candy Kitchen/Shoppe (1958–1967)
  • Arts & Crafts Shop (1958–1982)
  • Clock Shop (1963–1969)
  • Captain Hook's Galley (1982–89)
  • Castle Arts (1983–1987)
  • Mickey's Christmas Chalet (1983–1987)
  • Geppetto's Arts & Crafts (1983–2007)
  • Briar Rose Cottage (1987–1991)
  • Castle Christmas Shop (1987–1996)
  • Disney Villains (1991–1996)
  • The Castle Heraldry Shoppe (1994–2017)
  • Names Unraveled (1995–2005)
  • Knight Shop (1997–1998)
  • Princess Boutique (1997–2005)
  • Villains Lair (1998–2004)
  • 50th Anniversary Shop (2005–2006)
  • Three Fairies Magic Crystals (2006–2008)
  • The Castle Holiday Shop (2017-2021)


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