Fantasyland is one of the eight 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.

Dedication

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 Walt Disney's favorite land in the park.[2]

Attractions

Current

Former

Entertainment

Current

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

Former

  • 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

Current

  • 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

Former

  • 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)

Shops

Current

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

Former

  • 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)

References


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Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland RailroadMain Street CinemaThe Disney GalleryGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnDapper DansMain Street Vehicles
Adventureland
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomIndiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden EyeJungle CruiseTarzan's Treehouse
Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadPirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandMark Twain RiverboatSailing Ship ColumbiaGolden Horseshoe Saloon
Fantasyland
Sleeping Beauty CastleAlice in WonderlandCasey Jr. Circus TrainDumbo the Flying ElephantIt's a Small WorldKing Arthur CarrouselMad Tea PartyMatterhorn BobsledsMr. Toad's Wild RidePeter Pan's FlightPinocchio's Daring JourneySnow White's Scary AdventuresStorybook Land Canal BoatsPixie HollowSword in the StoneSleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

Seasonal: It's a Small World Holiday

Tomorrowland
Astro OrbitorAutopiaSpace MountainStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueDisneyland Monorail SystemStar Wars Launch BayBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersFinding Nemo Submarine VoyagePush the Talking Trash Can

Seasonal: Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

New Orleans Square
The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean

Seasonal: Haunted Mansion Holiday

Critter Country
Splash MountainNew Adventures with Princess Tiana (Coming Soon) • Davy Crockett's Explorer CanoesThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mickey's Toontown
Chip 'n' Dale's TreehouseDonald's BoatGadget's Go CoasterGoofy's PlayhouseMickey's House and Meet MickeyMinnie's HouseRoger Rabbit's Car Toon SpinMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Opening in 2023)
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Current Entertainment
Magic HappensFantasmic!

Seasonal: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's Celebrate AmericaHalloween ScreamsBelieve... In Holiday MagicFantasy in the Sky: New Year's Eve SpecialVillains Dance Party

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Walt Disney StoryAladdin's OasisSwiss Family TreehouseBig Thunder RanchMike Fink Keel BoatsNature's WonderlandMickey Mouse Club TheaterAutopiaSkywayAriel's GrottoDisney Afternoon Avenue20,000 Leagues Under the SeaRocket Rods Circle-Vision 360° (America the BeautifulWonders of ChinaAmerican Journeys) • Rocket to the MoonThe World Beneath UsHouse of the FutureSubmarine VoyageFlying SaucersAdventure Thru Inner SpaceCarousel of ProgressAmerica SingsInnoventionsSuper Hero HQStar ToursRocket JetsBeauty and the Beast Live on StageThe Magic, the Memories and YouPeopleMoverStarcadeMagic JourneysCaptain EOHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceStar Wars: Path of the JediThe Disney GalleryDisneyland Dream SuiteCountry Bear JamboreeToon ParkMain Street Electrical ParadeLight MagicPaint the NightAmerica on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeAladdin's Royal CaravanThe Lion King CelebrationHercules Victory ParadeMulan ParadeMotor Boat CruiseMickey and the Magical MapViewliner Train of Tomorrow

Seasonal: Rockin' Space MountainHyperspace MountainCountry Bear Vacation HoedownCountry Bear Christmas SpecialWalt Disney's Parade of DreamsPixar Play ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeFrightfully Fun ParadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy CavalcadeParade of the StarsBelieve... There's Magic in the StarsFantasy in the SkyImagine... A Fantasy in the SkyMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical CelebrationsRemember... Dreams Come TrueTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularJingle CruiseDisneyland ForeverMickey's Mix Magic

Resorts
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