Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking a tour of the lands at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.
This post will explore the hidden wonder and fantasy that can be found in Fantasyland. Fantasyland has recently wrapped up its expansion with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Under the Sea, and Enchanted Tales with Belle joining the Fantasyland lineup. This expansion took over what was Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
There is lots to see and do in this vast land. Guests can easily spend a morning and afternoon in just Fantasyland. I know during my daughter’s first trip we did not leave Fantasyland or Tomorrowland. Half the park went unexplored. But what is some of the hidden magic in this great land of Walt Disney World.
1) Hidden Treasures in the Sidewalks
These effects are best seen in the walk down from Under the Sea to the relocated Dumbo attraction. Take a look beneath your feet and you will watch the sidewalk transform from the seashells and whoisits and whatsits in the concrete near Under the Sea to peanut shells (not real peanut shells) near Dumbo. It’s a fun little touch that I think does a great job connecting the two areas of Fantasyland.
2) Enchanted Tales with Belle is a hidden gem attraction
On the last day of my most recent visit to Walt Disney World, my daughter and I barnstormed through Fantasyland. One of our last stops was our first visit to Enchanted Tales with Belle. I was blown away with the amount of detail that went into this attraction. From the inner workings of the workshop to the library, everything is very well. I love the fact that every child in the group gets to play a part in the show no matter how small that part may be. Everyone is included. A great attraction – be sure to get there early to reduce waittimes.
3) Don’t Forget about It’s a Small World and Mickey’s Philharmagic
Fantasyland is so big and everyone focuses on the big name attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Dumbo, and Princess Fairytale Hall. It’s easy to forget about some of the original attractions like It’s a Small World and the theater which is currently showing Mickey’s Phiharmagic. These are great attractions which usually don’t have long wait times and they are attractions which should be everyone’s must do list.
4) It’s a Great Place to Meet Rare Characters during Parties
Fantasyland is a fun place to visit during the Halloween and Christmas Parties. Guests have the chance to meet some rare characters. During these events, I have had the chance to meet both the Seven Dwarfs and Scrooge McDuck. These meet-and-greets are on top of all the great attractions that already part of Fantasyland.
5) Don’t Forget the Food
Fantasyland has some great food options. Lots of little snack shacks like Cheshire Cupcake Stand. Quick service options like Gaston’s Tavern and finally the marquee quick service and table service location of Be Our Guest. My favorite snack is the cinnamon roll at Gaston’s Tavern. I prefer the quick service at Be Our Guest and most specifically the braised pork platter. Table service at Be Our Guest is very good. I just happen to like the quick service better.
For more tours of the lands of the Magic Kingdom,
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Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Lands of the Magic Kingdom Loop:
- 1st Stop – What’s the Point? | Main Street, U.S.A.
- 2nd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Frontierland
- 3rd Stop – Dad for Disney | Fantasyland
- 4th Stop – Heidi’s Head | Adventureland
- 5th Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Tackling Tomorrowland at Night!
- 6th Stop – Disney Nouns | Liberty Square